ERIC Identifier: ED433192 Publication Date: 1998-10-00
Author: Ozgun-Koca, S. Asli Source: ERIC Clearinghouse for
Science Mathematics and Environmental Education Columbus OH.
Technology in Mathematics Education: Internet Resources. ERIC
In this age of digital technology, calculators, computers, educational
software, and calculator-based laboratories (CBL) have become important elements
in the learning and teaching of mathematics. The National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics (NCTM) strongly endorses the increased use of these new technologies
in mathematics education.
"Mathematics programs must take full advantage of thepower of calculators and computers at all levels" (NCTM, 1980).
"Changes in technology and the broadening of the areas in which mathematics is applied have resulted in growth and changes in the discipline of mathematics itself" (NCTM, 1989).
Also, technology makes it easier to locate and access information related to
technology uses in mathematics education through the Internet. This Digest
presents three types of internet resources related to technology in mathematics
education: general technology sites on mathematics education, internet sites
related to using calculators, and sites providing or describing mathematics
software. In each of the following sections, sites providing more technical
information and guidebooks are presented first, followed by sites providing
lesson plans and activities using the corresponding technologies.
GENERAL TECHNOLOGY SITES
Offers a searchable database and information on school products of Texas
Technology Tools For Science And Mathematics Learning
Tech tools is a 4-year science and mathematics instructional technologies
program, supported in part by a National Science Foundation Teacher Enhancement
Program grant to UNC Greensboro, Grant No. ESI-9355706.
Mathematics Teaching with Computer Algebra, Spreadsheets and Graphing
Presents educational resources on technology in math teaching, computer
algebra for teaching math, using spreadsheets in math teaching, graphing
calculators and math teaching, and how to order books.
The principal aim of the Technology and Mathematics Education (TAME) Web
Forum is to develop and support a network of Australian mathematics educators at
primary and secondary schools in their attempts to incorporate technology
assisted approaches to mathematics teaching and learning. Presents a library of
shareware programs and curriculum materials useful for school mathematics, and
an email-based support network for mathematics teachers using technology.
Presents a list of links of web sites for information on calculators and
Provides technical information on graphing Texas Instrument calculators.
Provides technical information on nongraphing Texas Instruments calculators.
Offers quick immediate downloads of calculator guide books.
Provides detailed information on all calculators produced by Hewlett Packard.
of Electronic Calculators
If you are interested in the history of calculators, this is the site you
Provides very rich database of lesson plans using Texas Instruments products.
You will find activities arranged in the activity matrix by subjects and
products. Clicking on a box will lead you to a list of activities fitting the
specified categories. You should pay more attention to the "subject" column
rather than the "product" row, because most activities can be used with several
different products. Note that activities written for a specific product have
been sorted by that product, but don't let that discourage you from taking a
This is a collection of Algebra activities using TI-82/83 and CBL developed
as part of a summer institute offered through the Teachers Teaching with
Technology (T3) organization. The focus of the institute was to enhance algebra
through the integration of computers and calculators. Educators from around the
region (Washington State) attended the week long program and participated in a
number of activities. These included:
Learning to use a TI-82 and TI-83 graphing calculator.
Determining how to integrate technology into algebra curriculum.
Developing a number of creative hands-on lessons.
Working with calculator based labs (CBLs) to gather data.
Development of web pages to share data and ideas.
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