
05945713
j
2011e.00162
BukovaGuzel, Esra
CanturkGunhan, Berna
Prospective mathematics teachers' views about using computerbased instructional materials in constructing mathematical concepts.
Issues Undergrad. Math. Prep. Sch. Teach., J. 3, Technology, 14 p. (2011).
2011
Texas Tech University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Lubbock, TX
EN
B50
C29
instructional materials
concept teaching
student teacher attitudes
preservice teacher education
computer uses in education
secondary school mathematics
interviews
educational practices
use studies
pretests posttests
multimedia materials
instructional effectiveness
Summary: The purpose of the study is to determine prospective mathematics teachers' views about using computerbased instructional materials in constructing mathematical concepts and to reveal how the sample computerbased instructional materials for different mathematical concepts altered their views. This is a qualitative study involving twelve prospective secondary mathematics teachers from a public university in Turkey. The data were gathered from two semistructural interviews named preinterview and postinterview. Between these interviews computerbased instructional materials were introduced to the participants. Findings revealed that the participants had positive perceptions toward these materials and believed that such tools help integrating mathematics and daily life. (Contains 5 tables and 6 figures.) (ERIC)