Effects Of Technology On Achievement For Pre Algebra Students

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This literature review is an examination is taking place to examine the question of: what are the effects of technology on achievement for Pre-Algebra students in middle school? School districts across the world have been piloting the use of technology in the classroom to increase student achievement for many years. Stanic and Kilpatrick (2004) state “for mathematics curriculum reform, two historical moments stand out- the first at the turn of the century when a curriculum of unified and applied mathematics was the focus, the other coming during the 1950s and 1960s when modern mathematics was the core of reform efforts” (p. 12). The current root of reform involves technology and the way it can assist, enhance and manage instruction will be investigated.
There are several government agencies that have become involved in this reformation. Less than 20 years ago “the number of public school students per instructional computer with internet access dropped from 12.1 in 1998 to 4.4” (Barrow, Markman, & Rouse, 2009, p. 53). This trend was not popular with the school specialists. One in particular, the US National Council of Teacher of Mathematics (NCTM), most recently made a proclamation (as cited in Jupri, Drijvers, & Heuvel-Panhuizen, 2015) stating “technology is an essential tool for learning mathematics in the 21st century, and all schools must ensure that all of their students have access to technology” (p. 29). Technology can be implemented in the classroom in several…

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