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Technology in a Math Class

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Brie-Ann Dixon

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Transcript of Technology in a Math Class

Inverse, Converse, and Contrapositive Statements
If students are allowed to use technology such as computers, calculators, and tablets, then they will be able to develop a deeper understanding of the math concepts presented within their course
Essay
If students are able to develop a deeper understanding of the math concepts presented within their course, then they will be allowed to use technology such as computers, calculators, and tablets. By using technology in your class, you are taking away valuable learning time. Also, technology can be overused. New York Times article “In Classroom of Future, Stagnant Scores,” states that test scores were not improved in schools that implemented technology. The use of technology can become a distraction. It is very easy to become distracted when Facebook, and other social media is practically handed to students. Not to mention how much it costs to give each student a laptop or tablet to be able to use technology. Even if you put computers, tablets, or laptops in rooms, that still costs allot of money. Although calculators can improve accuracy and help receive the answer faster, when using a calculator you are not learning anything. The use of technology may make it easier to demonstrate lessons, it can become a distraction or more of a game than a learning tool.




source: New York Times article "In Classroom of Future, Stagnant Scores,"
www.glenco.com/sec/teachingtoday/subject/int_tech_math.phtml
classroom.synonym.com/negative-effects-using-technology-todays-classroom-4130.html
Contrapositive:
If students are not able to develop a deeper understanding of the math concepts presented within their course then they will not be allowed to use technology such as computers, calculators, and tablets.
Inverse
If students are not allowed to use technology such as computers, calculators, and tablets, then they will not be able to develop a deeper understanding of the math concepts presented withing their course.
Converse
If students are able to develop a deeper understanding of the math concepts presented within their course, then they will be allowed to use technology such as computers, calculators, and tablets.
Technology in math class
Part 3 :)
If I were a math teacher, I would allow my student to use a calculator. This is a basic mathematics tool. In real life, they are going to use calculators so why not learn how to use it now? My students would be allowed to use calculators on the test because it saves time. With the time that we save, I could be teaching more. A calculator is the only tool I would allow them to use. It must be an actual calculator, not a cell phone or any other electronic device.
There are students who may not be able to afford a calculator. If I were a teacher, I would have a few extra ones on hand. Every student is equal, therefore each one will have the same materials. I would supply some for the less fortunate. If a parent was questioning my choices on using technology in the class, I would think about their opinion. "The calculator is a tool to help people with their tasks and their thinking but never a substitute for thinking." - http://www.sedl.org/scimath/quicktakes/qt9803.html
This is a very true statement. The calculators can help the students later on in life.
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