Math 2.0 Using Dynamic Math Software in a Web 2.0 World
Who is CLIME?
1986 . Washington NCTM. Logo-interest group meeting.
Committee formed which turned into CLIME - Council for Logo in Math Education.
1988 . CLIME becomes an affiliate of NCTM.
1992 . Low tech visibility. Delegate Assembly win. No advisory board was ever formed as a result. So much for CLIME’s lobbying power.
The Clime Saga continues
1994 . CLIME changes its name to Council for Logo & Technology in Math Education. Why? Sketchpad.
1997 . Logo is dropped but not the L.
2000 . NCTM makes Technology a Principle.
2007 . Computer labs dropped. Complaint: Mostly used for checking email.
2008 . Blog campaign begins as Web 2.0 stirs imaginations
2010 . The Math 2.0 phenomenon.
NCTM says: ” Software such as Spreadsheets, Dynamic Geometry , and Web-based applets (microworlds) are useful tools for posing worthwhile problems... but this is not enough. What’s needed to tip us over is using... Tools
Examples of Dynamic Math Software
Algebra - Spreadsheets: Excel, Google Docs
Geometry & Graphing – Sketchpad, Geogebra
Modeling - Google’s Sketchup
Microworlds – LCSI’s Microworlds, Scratch
A typical day in the life of a teacher
The Dynamic Classroom Resources Math Learning Environment Pedagogy Assessment Curriculum Teaching Pedagogy
So what is Math 2.0 and how will it help?
Math education involving social networking
Math education using web 2.0 tools
Using Web 2.0 to build knowledge and share knowledge of math concepts
Maths anywhere, anytime, for anyone
The ability of any skill level to place mathematics on any social networking site
Math created and shared between people.
Math that you create and/or contribute to, rather than just passively receive
Math that is interactive among teachers and students
For me math 2.0 is collaborating and connecting with others on problem solving, math thinking & learning
... interactive, participatory, engaging... you know... the stuff that you don't get with textbooks.
Math that is interactive and communicative
Breaking math into concepts, and components, and methods that can be shared interactively between people
Math 2.0 is the ability of users to create their own math-rich social objects, using web technologies.
My contribution to the list (sent by proxy – thanks, Cal) was that Math 2.0 is a contracted form of math and Web 2.0
For complete chat log click here .
The term is usually associated with Web based software which facilitate:
interactive (read & write) information sharing ,
publishing on the World Wide Web
What is Web 2.0?
Domains 1.0 2.0 Resources Sketchpad, Spreadsheets, Microworlds Easy access online versions Curriculum Textbooks Multimedia, Cloud-based Environment One computer, Computer lab, Cluster Classroom 1-1 computing Teaching & Learning something that teachers and students do separately something that teachers and students do together Assessing Setting Standards Achieving Standards
It’s about using dynamic math software Math 2.0? And Multimedia in harmony with Web 2.0 tools & resources in ways that inspire creative environments and curriculums that enhance teaching, learning, and assessing math learning.
A couple of examples
Examples of Math 2.0 Activities Great Green Globs Contest Measuring the circumference Earth The Famous Jinx Puzzle Who is the average traveler? Crowd Sourcing CMDB75 Activities 2.0 in the works! Stock Market Runners Darts Pizza Server challenge Billiards WCYDWT Lessons