
Re: Math & Technology
sandee Oct 17, 2009 7:05 AM (in response to shanmangin)Thanks for sharing, Shannon! Everybody is always looking for ways to incorporate technology into the math classroom. I find that most high school teachers feel that their subject area is the most important and don't always see a connection between curriculum. However, if we can provide them with tools and resources that address this, they are more willing to try it.
In the past few years, I have noticed that many software companies are trying to address the math standards and skills into their programs.
Thanks again!

Re: Math & Technology
sshott Oct 28, 2009 4:43 PM (in response to shanmangin)Thanks Shannon  I went to the site you mentioned and it has some great materials. I like that there is video to actually show how to do some of these things. I teach a preservice class at Cal State Fullerton and I have a fair number of preservice students who are interested in math. I have always found that math teachers are the hardest to get on board with projects (due to all the specific objectives they have to teach, and the lack of time to teach them all). But I have always tried to encourage them to try different technologies. This is a site I will share with these preservice teachers  and encourage them to practice using these technologies themselves so they will be comfortable using them in the classroom. Thanks for sharing!

Re: Math & Technology
shanmangin Oct 28, 2009 6:36 PM (in response to sshott)I'm glad you like the site. Yes, the videos are very helpful. I actually learned a few tricks in Excel from this site  such as how to make sliders.


Re: Math & Technology
ecataldo Oct 29, 2009 12:15 PM (in response to shanmangin)I am a former secondary math teacher. I watched most of the videos at your site. I really enjoyed them! I especially like the Scavenger Hunt, Geometry in Corporate Logos, Slope of Wheelchair Ramp, and the one with the ship and the lighthouse. I think math teachers who are looking to incorporate technology could begin with these ideas. I will share the link to your site with fellow math teachers.

Re: Math & Technology
sandee Oct 31, 2009 12:24 PM (in response to ecataldo)Elizabeth,
You have a great idea for podcasting in a math lesson. This would be a great place to share your expertise!

Re: Math & Technology
ecataldo Nov 14, 2009 10:03 AM (in response to sandee)Thanks, Sandy. I am attaching a copy of the Louisiana Comprehensive Curriculum and podcasting script for a geometry lesson. It was designed for a secondary math curriculum, but the idea could be used at any level.
Please share with anyone you wish.

Re: Math & Technology
tlmaves Dec 2, 2009 10:13 AM (in response to ecataldo)These are great resources Elizabeth! Thanks for sharing.There is such a gap in finding and applying effective use of technology in the math classroom.
COMMUNITY TIP: If you get some time, could you also upload them as separate documents so they are searchable within our community? To do this, click on the action, "Create a document" and then upload directly to Teachers Engage. In this way, each document can have a discussion container and will show up in a search. Also, use the tagging field at the bottom to add more search terms. And as an added bonus for your efforts, you get more points! (every post, reply, and document upload gives you points...not that we do anything with those points...yet).




Re: Math & Technology
Bonnie Feather Oct 31, 2009 8:03 PM (in response to shanmangin)Shannon, you are so "on target" with your statement regarding (some) secondary math teachers. I look forward to sharing this site with some of them locally. Thanks for sharing!

Re: Math & Technology
dgoodman_1958 Nov 12, 2009 5:03 PM (in response to shanmangin)Thanks, Shannon for the post. I also have a hard time getting teachers of math to see how technology can be integrated. These resources will help me show them how.

Re: Awesome integration ideas for the math classroom
kokbs2@gmail.com Nov 26, 2009 7:15 AM (in response to shanmangin)thank you, it is a good reference for maths teacher

Re: Awesome integration ideas for the math classroom
shornig Dec 2, 2009 10:31 AM (in response to shanmangin)Shannon, thanks so much for sharing. As a mathchallenged ST, I am always on the lookout for tools and ideas to share with math teachers. I will definitely pass this along. It is good to hear from those who teach math and recognize this as a useful site.

Re: Awesome integration ideas for the math classroom
shanmangin Dec 2, 2009 1:26 PM (in response to shanmangin)Here's another new math tool I just learned about. I haven't personally used it yet, but take a look at this article and the website. Very cool.
http://www.middletownjournal.com/news/middletownnews/techletsteachersenergizemath425362.html

Re: Awesome integration ideas for the math classroom
pkjohn1 Dec 5, 2009 10:39 AM (in response to shanmangin)Oh this is a cool math tool site thanks for sharing


Re: Awesome integration ideas for the math classroom
Bowerman@cox.net Dec 6, 2009 9:42 PM (in response to shanmangin)I've had my third and fourth graders throughout the years create tutorials for different math concepts. They've used Smartboard recording to demonstrate computation strategies or have created tutorials using PowerPoint. One of our favorite things to do after we study a major concept is to create a Jeopardy type game for review. These are easy to do with younger students and really helps to reinforce the skills we are learning.

Re: Awesome integration ideas for the math classroom
shanmangin Dec 7, 2009 6:30 AM (in response to Bowerman@cox.net)Great ideas Margaret I also taught 4th grade and was a tech facilitator for K5 for a while. Our 4th and 5th graders were able to take pictures of math concepts, like geometry terms, multiplication arrays, and fractions that they saw around them at school. It helped the kids to see how math concepts were actually seen in real life, and they loved using cameras to document their experiences.
One of my 5th grade teachers had her students photograph fractions  (ex. 3/5 of the students are wearing jeans, 4/10 of the tiles are red, etc.) They printed out the photographs and made a stack of playing cards. They did all kinds of games with them, such as playing "war"  turning over cards and seeing who's was the bigger fraction. As a whole class, they arranged all the photos onto a poster from least to greatest and found which ones were equivalents. The kids really enjoyed it and it helped them to visualize and understand the concept.

Re: Awesome integration ideas for the math classroom
mhtcjmgenter Dec 9, 2009 8:01 PM (in response to Bowerman@cox.net)I have worked with some teachers that have had the students create tutorials in math and they have posted them on the school website and they have gotten feedback from parents saying it has been helpful because it is teaching them what the students are learning and making it easier for them to help their children.


Re: Awesome integration ideas for the math classroom
aidamohamedsaed1010 May 3, 2016 3:59 PM (in response to shanmangin)You have a great idea for podcasting in a math lesson.

Re: Awesome integration ideas for the math classroom
ali755 May 4, 2016 3:50 AM (in response to shanmangin)Very Much useful superb!