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dc.contributor.authorKunkel, Tammyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-11T16:02:58Z
dc.date.available2016-11-11T16:02:58Z
dc.date.issued1994
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/17048
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) stresses the importance of utilizing technology in the classroom to help students learn mathematical concepts and values. However, have teachers at both the elementary and secondary levels adopted the NCTM's recommendations? Several aspects of this issue were examined in the research project, including a full explanation of the NCTM's beliefs, various opinions held about the use of calculators in education, the degree to which teachers have included calculators in their classrooms, and mathematical concepts teachers have experienced success in teaching with calculators. The research involved examining articles and books written about calculators in mathematics education, in addition to analyzing previous studies done on this topic. Lastly, the author formulated and distributed a survey to 148 high school mathematics teachers in order to investigate the acceptance of calculators by the teachers and their schools. Through the research, it was discovered that elementary teachers seem to use calcula tors less in their classrooms than secondary teachers. It was also found that the availability of calculators in the schools does not quite meet the suggestions of the NCTM. Another result is that while the use of calculators is disregarded by many people, the advantages of their use are felt by many others. Only time will tell if calculators will be accepted into the mathematics classroom to the degree the NCTM favors.en_US
dc.format.extent42 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subjectcalculatorsen_US
dc.subjectmath classroomen_US
dc.titleCalculators : should they be used in the math classroom?en_US
dc.type.genreDissertation/Thesisen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Special and Early Educationen_US
dc.description.degreeB.S.Ed. (Bachelor of Science in Education)en_US


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