The purpose of this mixed methods study is to test teachers’ capacity towards understanding of mathematical pedagogy and their willingness to utilize interactive whiteboard software to provide visual representations through virtual manipulatives and to understand how teachers are using interactive whiteboard software during instruction. Based Upon Linda Lambert’s Capacity Theory and Michelle Hodara’s five strands of Math Pedagogy, this study attempted to answer how we can improve mathematics instruction through implementing interactive whiteboards. This study looked at the relationship between teachers’ understanding of math pedagogy and their willingness to implement interactive whiteboards to enhance and engage instruction at the kindergarten through eighth grade. Included in this study is the role administrators play in improving mathematics instruction. Additionally, attitudes towards engaging instruction in both teachers and administrators were analyzed. The findings and discussions led to the adaptation of Linda Lambert’s 4-quadrant matrix to a new Improving Capacity to Teach Math matrix.
|Commitee:||Buckley, Phillip, Cummings, Liza|
|School:||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||DAI-A 77/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Mathematics education, Educational leadership, Middle School education, Pedagogy, Elementary education, Educational technology|
|Keywords:||Elementary, Interactive whiteboards, Mathematics, Technology|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be