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Analysis of teachers understanding of spreadsheet dependability : teacher interviews

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dc.creator Oregon State University. Dept. of Computer Science
dc.creator Niess, M.
dc.creator Sadri, Pejmon
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-05T21:52:45Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-05T21:52:45Z
dc.date.issued 2007-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/28591
dc.description.abstract "Each year, the grant support varying numbers of teachers to investigate spreadsheets with the intent of integrating teaching mathematics/science with spreadsheets. These teachers were taught to focus on teaching about key concepts of spreadsheet design while they also taught with the spreadsheets as tools for learning mathematics/science. As part of their instruction they investigated the developing prototypes as tools that focused on key concepts of the design of accurate and dependable spreadsheets. During the first year of the project, some teachers attempted to directly transfer their activities with the prototypes to their classroom situations. However, many technical difficulties arose due to the stability of the prototypes. Therefore, the Education/Outreach staff focused the instruction on dependability and creating dynamic spreadsheets. The focus on dynamic spreadsheets was to emphasize that the spreadsheets were accurate as new data and values for specific variables in the problem are visible (rather than being stored in formulas buried in particular cells). The question for this study was focused on determining whether the teachers were able to transfer their understandings of dependable and dynamic spreadsheets to their instruction of students in their science/mathematics classes."--P. 1. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Corvallis, OR : Oregon State University, Dept. of Computer Science en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Technical report (Oregon State University. Dept. of Computer Science) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 07-60-05 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Electronic spreadsheets -- Study and teaching (Higher) en_US
dc.title Analysis of teachers understanding of spreadsheet dependability : teacher interviews en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US
dc.description.peerreview no


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