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Technology in the Math Classroom

The benefits of using technology in the K-12 math classroom. Cautions are additionally addressed.

Kelsey Zlab

on 1 December 2010

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Technology should not replace teaching or learning, rather . . . Technology should be a tool that enhances learning. Why use technology with math? 5. Students have the opportunity to explore and interact with multiple mathematical representations. Example: manipulatives 6. Students can explore relationships between mathematical concepts. Example: fractions and decimals 3. Students can problem-solving across content areas.
Students can receive immediate feedback
Instructional levels can be adjusted
Students extend learning beyond the classroom 1. Technology encourages interactivity. Virtual manipulatives can be easily transformed. Graphing devices can enable students to see how changing just one point changes an entire line. 2. Technology can promote effective communication about learning. Students blog with one another. Document cameras and other visual supports encourage students to prove their thinking. 4. Sometimes technology helps logistically. Many free resources Easy clean-up http://www.flickr.com/photos/71753457@N00/2511865067 http://www.flickr.com/photos/94892233@N00/149555960 http://www.flickr.com/photos/43563334@N00/2079691255 www.blogger.com http://prezi.com http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/topic_t_2.html http://podcast.com/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/8528147@N08/3519832607 http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/topic_t_3.html http://verity7math.blogspot.com/2005/04/what-is-area-of-this-triangle.html http://www.flickr.com/photos/21649179@N00/2574658841 http://sph.berkeley.edu/students/degrees/areas/int1.php http://www.mcruffy.com/KM.htm http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/oaklandes/mathstudentworkpages/gr2un3.html physical pictoral virtual http://www.ct4me.net/math_manipulatives.htm Technology defined: “digital tools, computers, calculators, hand-held devices, collaborative authoring tools, computer algebra systems, software, online digital games, podcasts, interactive presentation devices, spreadsheets, and other Internet resources” (Van De Walle, Karp, and Bay-Williams (2010, p. 111). Technology In The Math Classroom 7. Technology can be motivational for student learning because . . . http://www.flickr.com/photos/99051133@N00/445557426 Some considerations when incorporating technology into the math classroom: Technology is CONSTANTLY changing

How will students be held accountable?

Is there a purpose for using the technology? http://inroadswomen.blogspot.com/2009/05/womens-ministry-name.html Resources:
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