EMAT 6200

Technology in Elementary Grades Mathematics Education


June 3 – June 27, 2002


Instructor: John Olive, Ph.D .

Department of Mathematics Education

The University of Georgia

105 F Aderhold Hall

706 542-4557

FAX: 706 542-4551



Course Description


The focus of this course will be on the use of technology in teaching and learning mathematics in grades PreK-5.   We shall review the National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS) as they apply to the teaching and learning of elementary school mathematics and also study the Technology Principle of the NCTM Principles and Standards 2000.   Both of these documents provide guidance for the appropriate use of technology as a tool for learning and teaching.


Activities will include the following:


Preliminary Schedule

(Subject to change as necessary!)


Week One


Day 1: Getting Started


Day 2: Whole Number Activities with JavaBars


Day 3: Fractions with JavaBars


Day 4: Reviewing, Comparing & Creating



Week Two


Day 1: Introducing Logo


Day 2: Mathematics with Logo


Day 3: Introducing The Geometer’s Sketchpad


Day 4: Further explorations with GSP



Week 3


Week 4