There are six principles that address the issues to math programs…<br />Equity<br />Curriculum<br />Teaching<br />Learning<br />Assessment<br />Technology<br />The NCTM stresses that “technology is essential in teaching and learning mathematics.” <br />
Technology Integration Strategies for Mathematics<br />
Strategies one through three<br />Virtual manipulatives:<br />Teachers use software models to make an abstract concept more concrete for the students.<br />Mathematical problem solving:<br />Teaching students to use graphing calculators and systems on the computer to aid in solving problems.<br />Using calculator-based labs can be beneficial.<br />Representation of mathematical principles:<br />It has been found that having a student use a graphing calculator can improve their understanding of functions and graphs. Interactive software can also improve student’s understanding.<br />
Strategies four through six<br />Data-driven curricula:<br />Computer spreadsheets allow students to work with number concepts, operations, and patterns with data taken from different sources.<br />Math-related communications:<br />Websites created by/for students can be very beneficial to the communication of students for projects.<br />Skill-building and practice:<br />Tutorials and skill-building software's have been developed for years. By building up a students’ skills, they are enabled to learn more advanced skills.<br />
Students with disabilities<br />Students who have disabilities or are gifted or ELL may have trouble with sequences or the order of numbers. What these students need is a teacher to show them how to work a calculator.<br />There are several online calculators that would be useful as well as instructional support for calculators.<br />
Math Lesson<br />What do you know, you made a video!<br />
Overview<br />The lesson I created is for my 8th grade mathematics class. The students are split into groups and have to create a presentation involving math problems to present in front of the class. <br />Photo from math.ca<br />
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