THE CASE OF USING TECHNOLOGY BY CANDIDATE TEACHERS OF MATHEMATICS IN CLASSROOMS

Mihriban HACISALİHOĞLU KARADENİZ

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Technology use in learning-teaching environments is of vital importance at the present time, in which science and technology are changing and developing rapidly. Consequently, it is assumed that learning will become permanent and effective, thus will not be forgotten for a long time provided that technology is utilized in mathematic teaching. In this study, it is aimed to determine the problems which classroom teacher candidates encounter while utilizing technology in terms of teaching mathematic. This study has been conducted by using case study method and performed with 32 teacher candidates, who are third grade students and study at Giresun University, Education Faculty, Primary Education Programme, Department of Classroom Teaching. Observations have been made with 32 teacher candidates, who take the course called “Mathematic Teaching-I” for 7 weeks. Finally, a semi-structured interview form, which was prepared by the researchers, has been presented to teacher candidates. The study is analyzed and interpreted by using the descriptive analysis technique. NVivo 8 software has been utilized in order to analyze the data. It is concluded in the study that almost all of the teacher candidates have positive opinions on technology use within the context of mathematic teaching. It is designated that teacher candidates face 4 basic problems while using technology in teaching mathematic. These are problems which are encountered in the process of information seeking and while using technology, security problems and hardware problems.

Keywords: Technology, Teaching Mathematic, Classroom Teacher Candidates