Date of Defense



Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies

First Advisor

Dr. Christine Browning

Second Advisor

Dr. Dwayne E. Channell


The use of technology in our society today is reaching incredible heights. Success in higher education and in America's work force is becoming increasingly dependent on technological skills and experience. So why is it that while we are seeing an increase in the need for technological knowledge in the "real world" that we are concurrently seeing a lack of use of technology in classrooms? Speaking with teachers I have found that many teachers feel technology could benefit their students. Unfortunately, they do not know how to use it correctly, so they are not using it at all. The purpose of this research is to investigate what it means for a teacher to effectively incorporate technology, in particular graphing calculators and CBR's, into a mathematics classroom. Furthermore, the research will help describe the process of incorporating technology into mathematics education. To do this, I will be examining the impact of the use of technology on my own teaching practice and on the students' learning environment based on individual feedback from the students, classroom teacher, and myself.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only