## Technology Integration in Math

The integration of technology into the math curriculum creates endless possibilities for the teacher and student. There is not better fit then math and technology. The resources and applications available are so extensive and content specific that finding the right instruction, interactive tool, artifact creator or resource should not require a long search. This webpage will provide math resources for instructional integration, tool software, interactive software, and productive software.

## The Internet for Instruction & Tutorial

**The Problem**

Students may find themselves behind or lost with certain math skills and little to no resources to turn to. How do we help these students not fall behind and feel there are always option for finding alternative instruction?

**Integration Strategy**

Is to develop a level of instruction using the internet and other forms of technology to assist students that may have difficulty mastering a specific math concept or skill. By incorporating the use of instruction via the Internet, the student is familiar with the application and able to use it outside the classroom. A few websites are listed below that incorporate math into the classroom using the internet.

Math Tutorial Kahn Academy Tutorials

**Relative Advantage**

- access outside the classroom
- Student centered learning
- able to review multiple times
- may refer back to it at a later date

Expected Outcome

Expected Outcome

The students will acquire a better understanding of the mathematical concepts for mastery. The students will also increase their confidence level.

**Resources:**

**Math Tutorial**

**Kahn Academy**

## Tool Software & Technology

**The Problem**

Students may not be able to apply information found in a book to practice and understanding. Reasoning and logic are crucial to everyday living, without math we are not able to apply fundamental reasoning and logical concepts to solving problems. A students uses math everyday without realizing it, through the application of geometry, simple algebraic problem solving processes, and fundamental math skills. So. how do we improve a students ability to solve daily living problems and complex mathematical problems?

**Integration Strategy**

Develop a curriculum that incorporates the use of internet tool software and technology in the daily instruction. The software tools needs to be accessible in and out of the classroom. A few websites below have software tools for math applications.

Square Root Calculator Quadratic Equation Circle Solver

**Relative Advantage**

- mastery of concepts
- inexpensive resource
- Students center learning

Expected Outcome

Expected Outcome

The students will be able to solve complex problems through the use of the software tools use in class and outside the classroom.

**Resources:**

Math.com

Knol

## Instructional & Interactive Software/Technology

**The Internet for Instruction & Tutorials**

The old adage practice makes perfect, well in this case we are after mastery of the mathematical processes. What ever the grade level or age of the student. So how do we encourage the student to want to practice more? Use technology for practice.

**Integration Strategy**

The objective is to apply the use of technology for the purpose of creating engaging mathematical practice to master a discipline. There are several websites that allow a student to use their skills in solving all sorts of mathematical problems. Below is a small sample of a few websites that have interactive practice applications.

Kahn Academy Exponents Achieve the Equilibrium

**Relative Advantage**

- Hands-on activity
- Students centered learning
- immediate feedback
- applying skills directly to problem solving

Expected Outcome

Expected Outcome

The students will develop a better mastery of the skills necessary to solve complex math problems.

**Resources:**

**http://www.khanacademy.org/**

**http://www.cut-the-knot.org/front.shtml**

## Improving Math Skills with Productivity Software

**The Problem**

Productivity in the math classroom usually means sitting down at a desk and solving problem after problem on paper with no feedback for a day or two if the solution was work correct or incorrect. How does a teacher improve productivity and also provide immediate feedback on the solution and method for solving the solution?

**Integration Strategy**

The teacher will incorporate productive software to improve student understanding of principles and applications in math.

Brainingcamp Kahn Academy Practice Math Tables

**Relative Advantage**

- Improves student skill level
- Immediate feedback
- Access in and out of the classroom

Expected Outcome

Expected Outcome

The students will be able to perform at a higher level with solving math problems. The teacher will be able to monitor student progress and provide feedback.

**Resources:**

**http://www.brainingcamp.com/index.html**

**http://www.khanacademy.org/**