Using computer in primary mathematics teaching: A school based approach

Keung Fai Joseph WU, Chong Lap SZE

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Abstract

With the advance of technology and increasing availability of computer in the primary classrooms, computer-assisted teaching and learning becomes more and more viable. Among all school subjects, mathematics has long been perceived to have full potential in applying technologies to facilitate teachers' teaching and deepen students' learning. Though previous research findings suggested that computer as a teaching and learning aid would induce positive effects on students' learning, most teachers still feel reluctant to incorporate computer into their daily classroom instructions. Nowadays, even most primary schools are (or will be) being equipped with necessary computer hardware, software, and accessories for implementing CAL, most teachers remain relying on traditional method of teaching by "board and chalk". It seems that there is a gap between "theory" and "practice". Recently, an attempt has been made to incorporate computer in primary mathematics teaching. The developing process has adopted a school-based approach which put a strong emphasis on teacher's participation. This paper will present the rationales of this project and its recent development.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1999

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Citation

Wu, K. F., & Sze, C. L. (1999, November). Using computer in primary mathematics teaching: A school based approach. Paper presented at the Hong Kong Educational Research Association (HKERA) 16th Annual Conference: Exploring New Frontiers in Education, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, China.