By Ipek SARALAR
Middle School Mathematics Teachers’ Experience with GeoGebra 2-D & 3-D
* National Research Council, 1996: “Teachers are the most significant factor which effects learning of the students with their teaching.”
* Shulman, 1986: "The teaching is an interactive act between students and teacher and it requires comprehension and reasoning.
* Schoenfeld, 1998: "Beliefs and goals, are important cognitive factors that may help to shape the perception of teachers concerning their instructional practice and the role of technology used; along with knowledge, beliefs and goals may well be critically important determinants of what teachers do and why they do it."
* Thomson, 1984: "Teachers’ beliefs about how mathematics should be learned, appeared to influence how they taught it, irrespective of their expressed beliefs about their personal instructional practice."
* I am planning to conduct semi-structured interviews with the middle school mathematics teachers. --with interview questions asking about: technological problems they faced/experienced, their personal motivation to continue using GeoGebra--
* I also would like to attend some of their classroom sessions in which they will use GeoGebra. I will observe them during their teaching and I will take field notes. If possible, I will videotape their lesson implementations.
* The aim of the current study is to investigate middle school teachers' experiences with GeoGebra, their purposes to use this software, their goals and beliefs on GeoGebra.