There are six principles that address the issues to math programs… Equity Curriculum Teaching Learning Assessment Technology The NCTM stresses that “technology is essential in teaching and learning mathematics.”
Technology Integration Strategies for Mathematics
Strategies one through three Virtual manipulatives: Teachers use software models to make an abstract concept more concrete for the students. Mathematical problem solving: Teaching students to use graphing calculators and systems on the computer to aid in solving problems. Using calculator-based labs can be beneficial. Representation of mathematical principles: 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.
Strategies four through six Data-driven curricula: Computer spreadsheets allow students to work with number concepts, operations, and patterns with data taken from different sources. Math-related communications: Websites created by/for students can be very beneficial to the communication of students for projects. Skill-building and practice: 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.
Students with disabilities 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. There are several online calculators that would be useful as well as instructional support for calculators.
Math Lesson What do you know, you made a video!
Overview 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. Photo from math.ca