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The Status of Hand Held Calculators in Secondary Mathematics [microform] : An Examination of Issues and Uses in the Classroom throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley Region / Edward D. Ostapczuk
Bib ID 5579698
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Ostapczuk, Edward D
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1994 
59 p. 

In light of research findings on how calculators can enhance mathematics learning, this study investigated the uses of hand held, non-programmable, scientific calculators in secondary mathematics education throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley (New York). The study gathered data from 18 high school principals and 25 mathematics teachers in 32 school districts. The survey examined calculator usage and was based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematic's (NCTM) position statement on calculator use in the classroom. Participants supplied information on job description, student population, percentage of students having calculators, percentage of district mathematics programs that integrated calculators into their curricula, the percentage of district math teachers that supported the use of calculators during instruction, calculator use during tests, in-service training, anecdotal information on benefits and problems, district calculator policies, and awareness of the NCTM's recommendations. Analysis of data found: (1) less than 50 percent of mathematics teachers routinely use calculators in classroom instruction; (2) 71.4 percent of the cumulative survey responses reported had no district in-service calculator teacher training available; (3) 77.5 percent of participants reported that the school district provided teacher calculator support; and (4) nearly 88 percent of participants were aware of NCTM's position statement on calculator use. Appendixes contain copies of the survey and correspondence, and tables of data. (Contains 44 references.) (JB)


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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Administrator Attitudes.  |  Calculators.  |  Educational Media.  |  High Schools.  |  Inservice Teacher Education.  |  Mathematics Instruction.  |  Mathematics Teachers.  |  Principals.  |  School Policy.  |  Secondary School Mathematics.  |  Teacher Attitudes.  |  Teaching Methods.  |  Hudson Valley National Council of Teachers of Mathematics New York (Upstate)
Form/genre Reports, Research.  |  Tests/Questionnaires.
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