id: 02365272
dt: a
an: 2009a.00550
au: Reese, George C.; Dick, Jennifer; Dildine, James P.; Smith, Kathleen;
Storaasli, Mikkel; Travers, Kenneth J.; Wotal, Susan; Zygas, Dalia
ti: Engaging students in authentic mathematics activities through calculators
and small robots.
so: Masalski, William J. et al., Technology-supported mathematics learning
environments. Sixty-seventh yearbook. Reston, VA: National Council of
Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), (ISBN 0-87353-569-3). 319-328 (2005).
py: 2005
pu: Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM),
la: EN
cc: U53 D33 R23 B50
ut: robots; student activities; learning; grade 6; teacher education
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ab: Summary: Authentic use of instructional technology can lead to increased
motivation and understanding in mathematics. The article describes the
authorsâ€™ experiences with sixth-grade students, high school students,
and preservice and inservice teachers as they used small,
calculator-based robots. A remarkable discovery made in the course of
these activities is that students at a variety of achievement levels
are equally engaged. Indeed, it is often difficult to tell, from
classroom observation, which students are advanced, which are remedial,
or which have learning disabilities. The authors include information on
the tools, how they were used in middle and high school classes, sample
programs for the robot activities, and links to video clips of students
and teachers engaged in the projects.
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