id: 02369935
dt: j
an: 2008f.00051
au: Erbas, Ayhan Kursat; Cakiroglu, Erdinc; Aydin, Utkun; Beser, Semsettin
ti: Professional development through technology-integrated problem solving:
from InterMath to T-Math.
so: Math. Educ. (Athens) 16, No. 1, 35-46 (2006).
py: 2006
pu: Mathematics Education Student Association (MESA), College of Education
(COE), Mathematics \& Science Education, University of Georgia (UGA),
Athens, GA
la: EN
cc: B50 D39
ut: professional development; problem solving; computers in the mathematics
classroom; Turkey
ci:
li:
ab: Summary: The ability to integrate technology into instruction is among the
characteristics of a competent mathematics teacher. Research indicates
that the vast majority of teachers in Turkey believe the use of
computers in education is important, but have limited knowledge and
experience on how to use technology in their instruction. This paper
describes the T-Math project (http://www.t-math.org), which adapted the
InterMath (http://intermath.coe.uga.edu) knowledge base for mathematics
teachers in the United States and developed relevant resources for
professional development of Turkish mathematics teachers to guide them
in constructing useful strategies for their students while developing
as expert mathematics teachers. Examples of mathematical investigations
adopted and developed in the T-Math project are presented as well as
the anticipated challenges and subsequent strategies for integration.
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