Challenging mathematical beliefs of beginning primary school teacher education students with ICTs.

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Abstract

Although the majority of our primary school teacher education students enter with a positive attitude to mathematics, their understanding of mathematics is challenged in a problem solving and investigative subject. The subject involves the use of computers. It is a challenge to keep them positive about ICs and mathematics while challenging their beliefs. The students who are not so positive and have difficulties with either the mathematics or the technology need support. This paper looks at the support that is provided and the outcomes of the subject. One successful focus has been on the links between their understanding of mathematics, its application in a community project and their role as a future primary school teacher. Another has been the nature of the computer laboratory classroom learning experiences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Adults Learning Mathematics
EditorsL. Lindberg
Place of PublicationGothenburg, Sweden
PublisherIPD Göteborg University
Pages136-148
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event'Bildning' and/or training - Gothenburg, Sweden, Sweden
Duration: 29 Jun 200402 Jul 2004

Conference

Conference'Bildning' and/or training
Country/TerritorySweden
Period29/06/0402/07/04

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