Technology in the Classroom

Topics: Education, Learning styles, Technology Pages: 25 (8370 words) Published: May 11, 2010
Running Head: Students’ Achievement in Mathematics

Technology’s Impact on Students’ Achievement in Mathematics Angela R. Hill
Georgia Southwestern University

Table of Contents

Title Page…………………………………………………………………………………1 Table of Contents…………………………………………………………………………2 Abstract……………………………………………………………………………............3 Introduction………………………………………………………………………………..4 Statement of the Problem………………………………………………………………….4 Significance of the Study……………………………………………………….................5 Definition of Terms.............................................................................................................5 Delimitations.......................................................................................................................6 Review of Literature……………………………………………………………………...6 Introduction……………………………………………………………………………….6 The Reformation of Technology...………………………………………………………..7 Teachers’ Attitudes towards Technology………………………………………………..10 Student Achievement Through the Use of Technology………………………………….14 Recommendation………………………………………………………………………...19 References……………………………………………………………………………….32

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Abstract
Schools today face the ever-increasing demands in the attempt to ensure that students become better educated and equipped to enter the workforce. Various researchers have suggested that computer technology can help support this effort, and at the same time be useful in developing the higher-order skills of critical thinking, and analysis.

Technology in the mathematics program has advanced greatly in the last decade. More curricular materials related to the use of technology are being positioned in schools across America. The purpose of this paper is to provide information on the advancement of technology and how it can be utilize to increase students’ performance in the mathematical program. With the support of stakeholders, administration, teachers, parents and students, research indicates that the transition to advance use of technology will encourage, improve, and strengthen teachers’ and students’ behavior toward the use of technology.

Technology’s Impact on Student’s Achievement in Mathematics INTRODUCTION
Mathematic instruction and students’ achievement in math continues to be a major concern for educators, researchers, and policy makers (Neiss, 2006). Educators are using several resources to ensure mathematics is being taught and understood. One of the major resources educators are embarking upon is the implementation of technology into the mathematic program. More and more schools are using instructional technology to enhance and engage students’ learning in mathematics, as well as in all other subject areas. Technology can be used as a major supporter for teachers who are comfortable with technology-based teaching rather than traditional-based instruction. Also, technology can play a major role in the everyday success of many students.

By using the data provided in this study, administrators, teachers, counselors, and parents will be able to guide students’ learning and the teaching instruction. This study could be beneficial in showing the need to have funds allotted to purchase, train and instruct in America’s quest to better educate students. Statement of the Research Problem

The purpose of this study is to examine technology’s impact on students’ achievement in mathematics. The study will also demonstrate how the use of technology can enhance the teaching and learning style that takes place in a regular classroom setting.

Significance of the Study
The goal of this study is to explain three important components of students’ success through the use of technology, these include, the reformation of technology, teachers’ attitudes, and technology affect on students’ success. This study will also show how the use of new technology equipment and updated software can support the teacher as well as the student in an...

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