“Lots done, more to do”. Promotion of ICT in the classroom by the Mathematics Support Service
The presentation will cover an overall view of the use of ICTs in the mathematics classroom. It will deal with how the Support Service is promoting the use of various software packages as an aid to the teaching and learning of mathematics. The presentation will pose the question, “why and where did it all go wrong? It will look at the problems encountered by the teacher and it will offer practical and innovative ways of overcoming these problems. The other main issue raised will be whether the advent of broadband in all classrooms will prove to be a valuable resource for Irish mathematics teachers at all levels.
<p><strong>Cammie Gallagher </strong>is a mathematics teacher in St. Jarlath’s College, Tuam. He has been involved with the Mathematics Support Service over the past six years and is presently working full time with the support service. He has been promoting the use of ICT in the mathematics classroom over the last ten years through the Support Service, the Irish Mathematics Teachers Association (IMTA) and NCTE. He is the author of several mathematics books and has helped produce several mathematical software packages for use by teachers of Junior Certificate mathematics. In conjunction with the Support Service, he is involved, at present, in producing on line material for use in Leaving Certificate mathematics.</p>