Measuring the adoption of graphics calculators by secondary mathematics teachers

University Sains Malaysia
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Conference Proceeding
Proceedings of the 2nd National Conference on Graphing Calculators, 2004, pp. 29 - 43
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The low level of use of graphic calculators by mathematics teachers is a major concern of curriculum developers and teacher educators. While several reasons have been advanced to explain this situation, recent developments have shown that there is a need to examine not only teachers' skills in the use of the calculators but more importantly the link between teachers' attitudes and beliefs about mathematics and the use of graphic calculators to support classroom instruction. In this paper we describe an instrument (Teachers' Attitudes Toward Information Technology Questionnaire, TAT) that would allow researchers to generate data about the above link and develop strategies for encouraging a higher and more effective use of graphic calculators by mathematics teachers.
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