Preparing teachers for use of impact activities: An exploratory study

Jeremy Lee Ramirez, University of Texas at El Paso


The iMPaCT project team has developed three modules of activities that use programming on TI-83/84 calculators as a means to engage students to explore foundational concepts in Algebra I. The developers conducted a 3-day summer Professional Development Program (PDP) for teachers to become familiar with the objectives, pedagogy, assessments, and resources of the three modules of iMPaCT activities. I have collected and analyzed various forms of data such as videotapes of workshop sessions, teachers' written work and a pre-post assessment. The purpose of this study is to provide the program coordinators with information about the PDP for planning of future PDPs. In addition, findings from this study about teachers' knowledge of mathematics and computing and opinions about iMPaCT activities will be useful for improving the workshop to address the needs of the teachers.

Subject Area

Mathematics education|Teacher education

Recommended Citation

Ramirez, Jeremy Lee, "Preparing teachers for use of impact activities: An exploratory study" (2013). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1551244.