Mathematics Instruction

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Mathematics Quizzes & Trivia

A short quiz about mathematical standards and the implementation thereof. All answers can be found in the fifth edition of "Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching" on pages 316, and 317-18.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Name three (of six) principles that are fundamental to all school mathematics programs.
    • A. 

      Curriculum, Interaction, and Teaching

    • B. 

      Equity, Learning, and Management

    • C. 

      Assessment, Technology, and Interaction

    • D. 

      Learning, Teaching, and Technology

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not one of the five (5) content standards?
    • A. 

      Algebra

    • B. 

      Calculus

    • C. 

      Geometry

    • D. 

      Measurement

  • 3. 
    The five process standards of mathematics are problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, representations and ___________.
  • 4. 
    True of False:  There are ten (10) mathematics standards for pre-k through 12th grade.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    True of False:  Helping teachers change their teaching styles to meet the vision described by NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) is an easy task.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which of these are not one of the three implications that research points to for the selection and use of technology by teachers with regards to mathematics education?
    • A. 

      Consideration of an appropriate combination of on/off-computer activities.

    • B. 

      Consideration of technology as a mathematical tool, rather than a pedagogical tool.

    • C. 

      Consider technology as a tool for developing student thinking.

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Describe one way, mentioned in the text, that the goals mentioned in the previous question (6) can be met.
  • 8. 
    What is not mentioned in the text as a requirement to achieve the vision in the "Principles and Standards for School Mathematics"?
    • A. 

      Solid mathematics curriculum

    • B. 

      Tutors available for struggling students

    • C. 

      Education policies that enhance and support learning

    • D. 

      Classrooms with ready access to technology

  • 9. 
    According to the text, does mathematics software, specifically programs the promote experimentation and problem solving, enable students to better understand and grasp key mathematical concepts (that are otherwise difficult to understand) or does it hinder their overall learning and thought processes that are necessary later in life.
    • A. 

      It enables students to grasp the key concepts in math that would otherwise be very difficult to understand.

    • B. 

      It is a hindrance and math software should be greatly limited to help students develop their thought process.

    • C. 

      A little bit of both