ICT
in Mathematics Education
Course Title: ICT in
Mathematics Education Nature
of the Course: Practical
Semester: Fourth Credit hours: 3
Course No.: Math Ed 547 Teaching
hours: 80
1. Course
Description
This course is designed to provide wider knowledge and
skills for the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in mathematics
education. It comprises a range of skills varies from basic literacy to
handling mathematical software, explicitly Latex, GeoGebra and Mathematics while
teaching various courses of mathematics at tertiary and graduate levels. The
course is divided into five major units. It starts with basic digital literacy
and then introduces cloud storage applications (apps). Then the course introduces
theoretical and practical understanding of latex interface. Finally the course
focuses to develop skills on software integrated teaching modules to edify
mathematical concepts using GeoGebra and Mathematica.
2. The General
Objectives
The general objectives of the course are as
follows:
·
To apply and work
with basic digital literacy skills.
·
To utilize web
technology as communication tools
·
To produce
mathematical text in Latex environment
·
To prepare
instructional methods using GeoGebra tools
·
To demonstrate
instructional methods using Mathematica tools
3. Specific
Objectives and Contents
Specific
Objectives

Contents

·
Apply features of word processing to design a term
paper, proposal and thesis report
·
Apply and use basic statistical function in
spreadsheet
·
Prepare and present powerpoint applying different
animation schemes

Unit I: Digital Literacy (10)
1.1.
Word processing
1.1.1Text Formatting, sections and page breaks
1.1.2Level of headings, captions, TOC and references
1.1.3Track and comment
1.2.
Spreadsheet
1.2.1Application and work with Home, Insert and
Formula tab in MS excel
1.2.2Basic in Statistics and charts
1.3.
Presentation
1.3.1Working with text, image, audio and video files
1.3.2Adding animations and hyperlink

·
To use text and media related tools to design
text, graphics, and media related files
·
To store digital files in web applications and to
share through blog

Unit
II: Web Technology (10)
2.1.
Email and Blog
2.2.
Cloud storages tools
(Drive…)
2.3.
Web
communication tools (YouTube, Skype..)
2.4.
Multimedia tools
for podcasting and vod casting

·
To use latex to prepare term paper, proposal and
thesis report
·
To use latex for mathematics related documents

Unit
III: Latex interface (10)
3.1.Document structure
3.2.Packages
3.3.Math text
3.4.Adding pictures
3.5.Table of contents
3.6.Bibliography

· To
use GeoGebra to develop Geometry, Algebra, Spreadsheet, CAS and Probability
related work
· To
develop GeoGebra based teaching models for school related 3D figures

Unit IV: GeoGebra (10)
4.1.
Basics of 2D plots
4.1.1Point,
line, equation, function, inequalities
4.1.2Polygon,
Circle
4.2 Basics of 3D plots
4.2.1
Prism
4.2.2
Pyramid
4.2.3
Cone
4.2.4
Cube

· To
use High level numerical language to develop mathematics specific teaching resources
for various concepts of school and undergraduate mathematics

Unit V: Mathematica/Mapple/MatLab (40)
5.1 2D and 3D Graphics
5.2 Algebra and Trigonometry
5.3 Geometry
5.4 Calculus (Differential and Integral)
5.5 Probability and Statistics
5.6 Logic, Graphs and Network
5.7 Numerical Methods

Note: The
figures in the parentheses indicate approximate teaching hours allocated for
respective units.
4.
Instructional
Techniques
The instructor will select the method or methods of
instruction most suitable for a particular topic. It is quite acceptable to
select more than one method and combine them into a single period of
instruction whenever it is needed. The general and specific instructional
techniques are described below.
4.1 General Instructional Techniques
The following general
method of instruction will be adopted:
·
Lecture
·
Demonstration
·
Discussion
·
Group Work
·
4.2Specific Instructional Techniques
Unit

Activities and Instructional Techniques

TH (80)

Examples

I

·
Multimedia presentation
·
Project work

10

Prepare
files*

II

·
Multimedia presentation
·
Project Work

10

Prepare
files*

III

·
Project work and presentation

10

Prepare
files*

IV

·
Multimedia presentation
·
Project work
·
Group Discussion

10

Prepare
files*

V

·
Multimedia presentation
·
Project work
·
Group Discussion

40

Prepare
files*

NB: The instructional techniques are
practical base and will be done in ICT lab.
4
Evaluation
5.1Internal Evaluation (Practical) (40%)
Internal evaluation will be conducted by course teacher
based on the following activities:
·
Attendance 5marks
·
Participation in learning activities 5marks
·
First assignment/Midterm exam 10 marks
·
Second assignment/assignment ( 1 or 2) 10
marks
·
Third assignment/assignment ( 1 or 2) 10
marks
__________________________________________________________________
Total 40
marks
5.2External Evaluation (Practical: 60%)
Examination Division, Office of the Dean, Faculty of
Education will appoint an external to conduct final practical examination at
the end of the semester as follows.
·
Objective
questions (multiple choice) (10 ´ 1 ) 10
marks
·
Short answer
question 6 with 2 OR questions (6 ´ 5 ) 30 marks
·
Long answer questions 2 with
1 OR question (2 ´ 10 ) 20 marks
Total 60
marks
5
Recommended
Books and References
6.1 Recommended Books
Cliff Hastings_
Kelvin Mischo_ Michael Morrison 
HandsOn Start To Wolfram MathematicaWolfram Media (2015) (Unit V)
Jonas Hall,
Thomas Lingefjard  Mathematical
Modeling_ Applications with GeoGebraWiley (2016)(Unit V)
Krishnan &
Krishna (2003); LaTex Tutorials, Indian
TEX Users Group, Floor III, SJP
Buildings, Cotton Hills, Trivandrum 695014, India (Unit III)
6.2 References
Heikki Ruskeepaa
 Mathematica Navigator_ Mathematics,
Statistics and Graphics, Third EditionAcademic Press (2009) (1)(Unit V)
Intelligent Routines: Solving Mathematical Analysis with Matlab, Mathcad,
Mathematica and Mapleby George A.
Anastassiou, Iuliana F. Iatan, 2013(Unit V)
Stan Wagon
(auth.), Stan Wagon (eds.)  Mathematica
in Action_ Problem Solving Through Visualization and ComputationSpringerVerlag
New York (2010)(Unit V)
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