Share Paper: Technology in the Mathematic's Classroom: A Teacher Candidate's Perspective

  1. Christian Cruze, Ball State University, United States
  2. Kathryn Shafer, Ball State University, United States
Thursday, March 10 1:30 PM-2:00 PM Kingsley

Abstract: This article documents the author’s (a teacher candidate) shift in beliefs in regard to the use of technology in mathematics education. The author’s Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge, or TPACK, developed as a result of three components in a course on technology in secondary mathematics. The components were course readings, reflections on those readings, and contextual examples from in-service teachers, which introduced the author to the importance and role of technology as a tool for enriching and developing students’ mathematical understanding. The paper discusses factors that influence technology use, including practical applications of technology and possible complications that could arise ...