Abstract The purpose of this study is to determinate of elementary mathematics teachers' thoughts on the role of technology in mathematical modelling process. The sample of this study is constitute 20 candidates who attend
last term in Karadeniz Technical University Fatih Education Faculty Department of Elementary Mathematics Education. In the application process of teacher candidates, has worked with groups of four on totally 6
mathematical modeling problems.
In application process, open internet access computer is provided that including mathematics software such as GeoGebra, Cabri Geometry. Groups have been released about the use of technology. At the end of this
application, for deteminate the role of technology in solving problems of mathematical modeling, focus group interviews were conducted in order to obtain their views with each workgroup. Answers about teacher
candidates directed questions about to the role of technology in mathematical modeling process were analyzed using qualitative research techniques.
The analysis of data, it has been demonstrated the amenities provided by technological tools, potential
difficulties without technological tools, in mathematical modeling process, the effects of use of technological
tools from the perspective of teacher candidates and the positive and negative effects of technology in
mathematical modeling process.
It is believed that this study will bring a different perspective to researcher who use of technological
tools in the mathematical modeling process.