Integrating Technology in Mathematics

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Integrating Technology in Mathematics

Statement of Intent

This course is design for current or future mathematics teachers, as well as those who are interested in the results that technology can have when integrated into a mathematics classroom. Furthermore, the course aims to:

  • inform teachers on the importance of integrating technology into the classrooms;
  • develop basic and advanced Microsoft Excel skills;
  • develop basic and advanced Geometer's Sketchpad skills; and
  • explore how integrating technology can affect student motivation.

Topics to be covered

  • The importance of technology use in the mathematics classroom
  • How to use Microsoft Excel and Geometer's Sketchpad
  • How to design activities that allow students to explore using these programs

Prerequisite Skills

Essential Prerequisites

  • Understanding of how to open a program and open a new or existing file
  • Basic understanding of geometrical and algebraic concepts
  • Ability to navigate through a course individually without constant guidance
  • Ability to follow step-by-step directions

Supportive Prerequisites

  • Previous use of Microsoft Excel and/or Geometer's Sketchpad
  • Positive attitude towards technology

Introduction

Before you start please take a pre-asessment survey: Pre-Course Survey

  • To complete the entire course, start at Unit 1 and continue through to Unit 4
  • If you are interested only in Geometer's Sketchpad skip to Unit 2
  • If you are interested only in Microsoft Excel skip to Unit 3

Course Outline & Unit Descriptions

Red1.gif Unit 1: Why integrate technology into the mathematics classroom?

  • Explain the importance of technology use in society today
  • Demonstrate an understanding that the technology must fit cohesively with the curriculum
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role that teachers play when integrating technology
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the positive and negative effects that technology can have in a mathematics class


Red1.gif Unit 2: Mathematical Exploration with Geometer's Sketchpad (GSP)

  • Demonstrate an understanding of possible misconceptions and limitations when using GSP
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the capabilities of GSP in a mathematics classroom
  • Demonstrate the ability to create points, lines, and circles in GSP
  • Demonstrate the ability to create a square and equilateral triangle in GSP
  • Create a proof of the Pythagorean Theorem using GSP
  • Use a predesigned program to explore solving algebraic equations for a variable


Red1.gifUnit 3: Mathematical Exploration with Microsoft Excel

  • Demonstrate an understanding of possible misconceptions and limitations when using Excel
  • Demonstrate the ability to input information into Excel from a data set
  • Demonstrate the ability to find mean and range from a set of data
  • Demonstrate the ability to create a graph from a set of data
  • Demonstrate the ability to use a pre-designed program in a classroom



For more information on the development of this course please see: Tamara Niquette Portfolio

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