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  1. 1. by Barbara Anderson
  2. 2. Part 1: Failing in Mathematics Part 2: Integrating Technology Into the Mathematics Classroom: The Role of Teacher Preparation Programs Part 1: Failing in Mathematics Part 2: Part 3: Part 3: Revolutionary Technique Enables Highland Park Student Math Scores to Soar
  3. 3. There is a strong link between the successes in high school math, in college & in the working world. Studies are showing a trend of US students who are graduating without being well equipped in this php?q=node/2722 area. One of the key problems is the lack of good, qualified math teachers. Teacher quality is directly “On the most recent associated with student NAEP mathematics assessment, 39% of 12th performance. Schools struggle with graders failed to score keeping the kind of high quality above the basic teachers that are needed. Financial achievement level.” -Barrow issues are a large contributing -Debraggio problem. Schools struggle to find -Rouse solutions for these challenges.
  4. 4. “Evidence suggests that computer-aided instruction programs have the potential to significantly enhance mathematics achievement in middle and high schools – particularly for students in large, heterogeneous classes – by increasing the amount of individualized instruction available.” -Barrow -Debraggio -Rouse There are some good implications that computer technology can help with this challenge. Computers can help both with the low levels of achievement and with some cost effective ways of staffing. By examining the financial situations and implementing measures of reform, these challenges can be addressed. Taking measures to correct the poor performance and outcomes in mathematics is essential and important for the future of our students. Barrow, Lisa: Debraggio, Elizabeth; Rouse, Cecilia Elena; (2008) Failing in Mathematics,, 23 Dec. 2008
  5. 5. We certainly have a responsibility to provide the very best environments of learning for our children. They are never too young and it is never too late to start. Familiarizing students with math/computer technology at a young age will help them at every stage in the future. Poor performance due to the lack of proper instruction is just not acceptable and needs to be addressed from every angle.
  6. 6. Part 2: The key to integrating math Integrating Technology technology into the classroom into the Mathematics is to produce educators that Classroom: The Role of are literate in computer Teacher Preparation education. Teachers being Programs educated themselves in ways -Regina M. Mistretta of incorporating this technology into their classrooms is a huge benefit in es/v15n1/v15n1_Mistretta.pdf the realm of education. Big “Today’s technology standards positive changes have come (International Society for about through linking Technology in Education, 2000) challenge teacher education technology and curriculum. programs across the nation to Data has shown that this kind address the need to produce computer literate teachers who are of instructional technology confident in their ability to choose and incorporate instructional greatly helps the higher technology into their classroom teaching.” thinking skills develop that are -Regina M. Mistretta needed for math skills.
  7. 7. Software and websites can be matched to the needs of individual classrooms. A teacher that is knowledgeable and trained in these areas can confidently provide students with the technological tools to succeed in the math classroom. With adequate preparation, teachers can make positive, informed decisions on what programs to use and how to apply the abilities, knowledge and skills that have been acquired. Significant changes have been made in education through the process of linking curriculum and technology. Math can be boosted through this. Mistretta, Regina M.(2005)Integrating Technology Into The Mathematics Classroom: The Role of Teacher Preparation Programs, The Mathematics Educator 15 (1) 18 - 24
  8. 8. The demanding need for the use of technology in our educational system shows up in the deficient test scores that are being reported. Mathematic skills have declined and need to be reinforced within our school systems. It is within our reach to give our students the opportunities to increase the quality of math education. It can only happen if educators take it upon themselves to be willing to learn these new ways to empower our children with technology advances in education.
  9. 9. Part 3: Highland Park, a Detroit Michigan Revolutionary Technology High School has students who are Enables Highland Park Student Math Scores to Soar excited about their achievements. -Debbie Edwards They are excelling in academics and ry-technology-enables-highland-park-student- are not struggling to complete and math-scores-to-soar/ turn in assignments. Classrooms “Instead of trying to are busy on days when students are not required to attend. All of this get students to come to has come about for one reason – class, these teachers technology. The classrooms were equipped with computers and are trying to get selected learning programs. The students to go home.” students love it and cannot seem to get enough satisfaction. What has -Debbie Edwards occurred is amazing.
  10. 10. Attitudes toward math in this school became positive. Students found pleasure and success in the computer based programs that were offered. The students are excited about being able to achieve what never seemed possible before. One teacher who had doubted the program now says that this is one of the best things that has ever happened to her classroom. Every day students are engaged in learning. At Highland Park Career Academy, the average pre-test score for Algebra 1 was 37.3 percent. The average post- test score was 86 percent, for an average increase of almost 50 percent. The average pretest score for Algebra 2 was 39.7 percent. The average post- test score was 70.5 percent, for an average increase of over 30 percent. Edwards, Debbie (2009) Revolutionary Technology Enables Highland Park Student Math Scores to Soar, San Francisco National Black Newspaper, February
  11. 11. Here are some math sites It is exciting to see the that have come in useful possibilities that only a few in elementary classroom years ago were beyond our math support. reach. The realities have proven to be successes that are no less than incredible . Students can be empowered educationally with the technology that is readily available. We have to take advantage of what is before us and equip our children to be successful and advance. Embracing a better future means that we may need to step out on trial and error and see what works and is efficient in each of our situations.
  12. 12. Technology in math education is a tremendous support that can transform students approach to the learning environment. With some inspiration and proper preparation, teachers can turn their classrooms into the learning centers that make a positive difference. The overall downward trend in math scores in the US is unacceptable. This educational challenge can