Hanson School District

Technology in Math

Marcia Torgrude
ESA 7 Math Specialist
Education Technology Specialist
mtorgrude@tie.net

Agenda:


August 8:30-9:15


Getting Started – We will be spending time with the big ideas, research, and principles and standards to support the effective use of technology in math. Much of the time will be hands on – computers, manipulatives, and calculators. The goal is to provide you with the tools and resources you need to develop a lesson and to locate lessons you may use in your classroom the incorporate best practices of technology within the curriculum.

Introductions: Graphing Personal Data - http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=60

Vision for Technology and Math:

Technology is essential in teaching and learning mathematics; it influences the mathematics that is taught and enhances students’ learning. You can use technology in many ways in math:
  • Visual images of math ideas
  • Organizing and analyzing data
  • Compute efficiently and accurately
  • Support investigation
  • Fosters understandings and intuitions
  • Provide real world tasks and solution strategies
Research to Support Technology use in Math

21st Century Skills
The New Bloom’s Taxonomy
NETS for Students
NCTM Vision – Overview
Nine Excellent Reasons for Technology in Education
Hanson NCA goals state:
  • Emphasize real-world math and problem-solving strategies:
  • Accumulation of real-world strategies/techniques.
  • Strive for a minimum of 45 minutes per day of math instruction at the elementary levels
  • Increase use of calculators for problem-solving in the elementary classrooms

Okay, so now you have the big ideas and the importance of using the technology in math. Now, the big question is how to do this so that technology is used appropriately.

Think about how you might use one or two of the ideas shared in this event to reinvent or create a lesson that integrates technology into your math class. Your task on August 16 will be to create a lesson that integrates the use of technology in the math classroom.

Begin a reflection journal on the computer –

  • Important moments for me as a learner
  • Implications and Possibilities for my learning and/or my teaching
  • Research Reflection time – 5 minute

9:15-11:30

Using the web to support mathUsing the web to support math

11:30-12:30 - Lunch

12:30-1:30
  • Search Time for lessons and activities to support lesson development
  • Reflection Time –Individual think time, pair and share, large group share

1:30-3:30
More Math at Thinkfinity

  • Other math in Thinkfinity
  • Evaluation at Thinkfinity Site
Postcard –
  • My biggest moment in the day was….
  • An experience or idea I will take back to my classroom is …. because…
  • My question for you is…..

August 15

8:30-10:30


Math on the Web beyond Thinkfinty

10:30-11:30
Spreadsheets for Math


11:30-12:30 Lunch

12:30-1:30

  • Complete Excel Spreadsheet exploration
  • Reflection time

1:30-3:30
Elementary Calculator use:


Postcard –
  • My biggest moment in the day was….
  • An experience or idea I will take back to my classroom is …. because…
  • My question for you is…..
Reflection time

August 16
8:30-11:30
Questions and Concerns
Thinkfinity Lesson Planning Guide – Your tool for Lesson Development and Planning
11:30-12:30 Lunch
12:30-3:00
Lesson Development
3:00-3:20
Share your lesson ideas with the grade level groups
3:20-3:30
Evaluation - http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=BjVrsIrh4im46tfgtoyq1Q_3d_3d
Final reflection–

  • Important moments for me as a learner
  • Implications and Possibilities for my learning and/or my teaching