Pre-service mathematics teachers’ learning and teaching of activity-based lessons supported with spreadsheets

Douglas Agyei, Joke Voogt

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    Abstract

    In this study, 12 pre-service mathematics teachers worked in teams to develop their knowledge and skills in using teacher-led spreadsheet demonstrations to help students explore mathematics concepts, stimulate discussions and perform authentic tasks through activity-based lessons. Pre-service teachers’ lesson plans, their instruction of the lessons designed, experiences and lesson enactment outcomes were examined. The pre-service teachers in the study were able to develop and demonstrate their knowledge and skill adequately in designing and enacting activity-based mathematical lessons supported with spreadsheets. The results also showed that the pre-service teachers’ use of the spreadsheet as an instructional tool promoted student in-depth mathematical concept formation and an activity-based learning approach to make lessons less teacher centred and more interactive.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)39-59
    JournalTechnology, pedagogy and education
    Volume25
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Keywords

    • METIS-316270
    • IR-100137

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