Questions tagged [technology-in-education]

Questions on software (including web-based one) for teaching and related to teaching and the relevant hardware. Video and audio for the classroom. Usage of electronic tools in teaching.

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How to create a platform for students asking questions quickly and privately?

When studying math in class, many students have a few moments falling behind, and they are reluctant to ask a quick question. Do we have a way (like an online web page or tool) for students to quicky ...
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Program for visualizing trajectories for a 2D system of linear differential equations

I am looking for a program so that when you give it a 2D system of linear differential equations and an initial condition, it can show an animation of the trajectory of a particle starting at that ...
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What do you think, is teaching on an actual board more efficient than using an online board?

I am a sophomore math undergraduate and so far all of my university courses have been online due to the pandemic. I am really curious what you guys think about the efficiency of teaching mathematics ...
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Code for Urn (containing colored balls) generator? [duplicate]

I am interested in code that generates an urn with various colored balls for an economics experiment. I came across this thread: Urn (containing colored balls) generator? However, the server that the ...
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Is it a good idea for elementary school students to observe and discover the "circle perimeter formula" themselves without being dictated to?

Let them discover $\;\ell=2\pi R\;$ by their own, at least the invariance of $\ell/R$ Do you think that the following method works well in a mathematics class of elementary school? What do you think ...
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Is there a math curriculum that is aware of CAS and the internet?

About 15 years ago, I heard a math education professor give a talk about how computer algebra systems would change the kinds of questions teachers would ask high school and first year college students....
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Worth introducing a mandatory short module on $\LaTeX$ into a mathematics degree?

On Mathematics StackExchange for a particular instance, it is highly recommended that questioners mark up their questions using $\LaTeX$. A surprising number of mathematicians and student ...
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Why are all educational textbooks copyrighted? ©

I had an idea to improve education in my country with the help of textbooks by popular authors. I thought to publish videos on YouTube with comments and practical explanations about what the author ...
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Why do we teach the Rational Root Theorem? (high school algebra 2)

Main question: Does anyone have any good/interesting applications of the rational root theorem or ways to teach it that don't involve conveniently ignoring computer-based tools in order to avoid rote ...
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Effects of AI based education in mathematics in PISA like studies

One of the biggest revolutions in education in the last few years seems to be the use of artificial intelligence to offer adaptive individualized learning environments as done by companies like ...
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Writing mathematics in real time for lectures using Latex

I am supposed to hold tutorial sessions for an undergraduate course in calculus. But the software provided by the university is not good at all. I saw the question suggesting to use Ziteborad but it ...
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Is there online geometric construction software that models physical constructions?

In this weird pandemic school year, I'm doubly interested in technology integration to help my virtual (high school) students as much as my in-person students. I've been particularly eager to get ...
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Setting up a new Ximera course with randomized values in problems

I'm working on converting a course to make it free to the students, and I'm considering using Ximera. What I haven't found online is documentation for/information on tips and best practices for ...
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Recommendation for cheap practical graphics tablet?

I am looking for a good, stable and cheap graphics tablet for online math education that you use to use and love to use. I need to prepare remote videos.
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Best Touchscreen Laptop for Tutoring During COVID Pandemic

I run a small tutoring company, and I specialize in math and science. During the pandemic, I began tutoring online using our 3 year old HP Pavilion touchscreen laptop. It has served me well using just ...
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Math websites/apps for high school students

I am undergraduate math student who is interested in being a high school math teacher. I have been given an assignment to present to my class (for a total of about 20 minutes) a teaching tool or a ...
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If a computer could be programmed to do a math test, then should those tests be changed?

Not only do calculators have solving capabilities, but some computer programs or websites also provide step-by-step solutions to questions (here is WolframAlpha's). Although I understand a logical ...
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Ideas and/or references for projects for a business calculus course

I have undertaken the teaching a business calculus course for this semester (spring II). The various assesments for the students, include quizzes/hw/midterms/final exams, adjusted with suitable ...
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How much does it cost to develop an online course?

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, and other local problems, we are seeing the need of developing most of our teaching online. Just "do a class like always" (but with no blackboard) via some network ...
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How shall we teach math online?

Many universities, including mine, are now requiring we teach our courses online because corona. How shall we do this? Let’s brainstorm here. Some challenges: My school provides limited online ...
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Python programming - math library that uses degrees by default [closed]

Other than the standard math module for Python3, is there another library out there that uses degrees by default (as opposed to radians)? I am teaching students to use turtle (which uses degrees by ...
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Algorithmic thinking problems

In Norway we will have a new national mathematics curriculum for all ages including high school beginning august 2020. A fundamental change is the new focus on so called algorithmic thinking. In ...
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How to make a mathematical dynamic graph?

How to make a mathematical dynamic graph? I have seen a lot of mathematics teaching videos containing a lot of mathematical dynamic graphs; I think it is very interesting, and it is very attractive! ...
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Delivering mathematics lectures via tablet and projector

Owing to an injury, I need an alternative solution for delivering a semester-long mathematics course that I was originally going to teach using chalk and blackboard. It seems that a good option might ...
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Mobile phone apps that would allow for students to anonymously "buzz" me in real time?

Are there any mobile phone apps that would allow for students to anonymously "buzz" me in real time? What I have visualized is a free app students can download that features a button they can press ...
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What is an interesting high-school level topic to discuss using Mathematica or Geogebra?

I have to choose a topic to give a presentation. The topic should be high-school level or at most Linear Algebra 1 and Calculus 1. Conics and polygons in the Euclidean geometry are some fine topics ...
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Pros and cons of randomised question generation

I am developing an assessment piece where the content is the same but the particular numbers are different for each student. It involves finding Triangle Centers given points using coordinate geometry....
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Geogebra for Blind People

I work in the University with students in a situation of disability, specifically, teaching them math and related things. I have a few students that are very visually impaired; they work with JAWS or ...
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Collaborative note taking

I have been encouraging my classmates to connect with me on Google Docs to work collaboratively on taking notes. Still, no takers though. I imagine that if I were a professor, I would attempt to get ...
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Mimic lecturing on blackboard, but facing audience [closed]

I teach mathematics at MSc and PhD levels. My preferred method of teaching is old-fashioned: talking and writing on the blackboard at the same time. Why? Because it has many advantages: Handwriting: ...
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What software and technology could help this deaf and blind student do math?

I've got a very smart and capable student who needs to finish his college degree. He has severe limitations at this time. Because of a severe illness, he is unable to write and is now deaf and blind. ...
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A robot to simulate differential equations for undergraduate students. [closed]

I was recently at EPFL drone days and enjoyed a demo of a robot that could follow a black line like in the sketch (I can improve the sketch on demand): Then I remembered my good all times at the ...
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Using an iPad to write on pdf slides

For a course that I am teaching I have produced pdf format "skeleton notes", i.e. partially completed class notes which students can print and bring to class. In the lecture I then aim to go though ...
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Evaluation and feedback using Optical Mark Recognition systems in secondary school

OMR in exit tickets I plan to use an OMR, Optical Mark Recognition systems at the end of (some of) my classes. I want to use the same OMR system for exit tickets scattered over the academic year (not ...
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Urn (containing colored balls) generator?

I am looking for a nice app that would enable me to create "automatically" nice urns filled with balls of two different colors, following the illustration below (actual colors do not matter, being ...
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How was this maths educational video made?

I would like to make math videos in the manner of this YouTube video. The specific features which I like in this video are: the interactive freestyle drawing (see the beginning of the video) the way ...
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How to explain NP-hardness and NP-completeness to students

Computer science is becoming more and more important for mathematicians nowadays. Terms like big data, algorithm, artificial intelligence and others are frequently on the news. Many mathematical ...
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when should we teach basic complex algebra?

I am teaching Differential Equations this semester. The pre-req is Calculus II, not even Multivariable Calculus. I made my peace with that, can't fight with the big-shots of the department. So, I have ...
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Effective computer lab layouts for a university math class

Many math classes benefit from occasionally being held in a computer lab. My question is about the pros and cons of different layouts and mechanics of a lab and "solutions" you have found to be ...
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How can I get a better result making math videos with a tablet?

First question in this stack. Here it goes: So, I had this 2 or 3 year old intuos tablet and I said why not? And started doing my own videos. I've been making my own videos for my students last couple ...
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Software and techniques for creating short maths animation videos for kids

I am a teacher and want to start on online website with videos to make work easy for both parents and teachers in mathematics for children. I saw this video and was wondering if someone could help me ...
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Can't use samsung tablet in class?

I've been using my tablet for years teaching in a high school. Now I moved to another school teaching middle school. I spoke to the principal and he said there's no problem in using a tablet as long ...
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What did math educators think about the transition to widespread classroom use of calculators?

When we have discussions about which technology to include in our classrooms today, we are often somewhat conflicted with many standard arguments and worries being presented on both sides. To help ...
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Are document cameras widely used at college level?

Background: I teach Calculus at first year Engineering degrees in a large public University in Spain. I am introducing more and more active activities (no pun intended) so, to begin with, I want the ...
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What is the role of the efforts to change the fundamentals of maths? [closed]

One is often drawn to offbeat mathematical ideas and how they could revolutionize mathematics or at least make maths more easy to learn. Current examples are: Rational Trigonometry Tau Dozenal ...
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Looking for examples from the MCMC family of ideas

I am teaching a "computation" course, where we get students to explore mathematics and statistics via a high-level programming language. So the course is less about mathematics proper, and more ...
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Design of a math exam using multiple choice or computer

I'm teaching math in first years of university (matrix algebra, differential analysis, etc.) since maybe 5 years, and I usually give written (paper) exams to the students. I'm looking for ideas to ...
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Research on the effects of simulation and interactive visualization

Are there any existing research on the effectiveness of computer simulation and/or interactive visualization for the learning of mathematical concepts? I ask because: There has been some efforts in ...
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Problem with "Calculated Formula" question in blackboard online test

I received the error message "Question Syntax. There is an error in the syntax of this question. One or more variables may be invalid." when I tried to make the following question: Compute $\|\langle ...
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Effectiveness of audio / video feedback

Hattie & Timperley (2007) mention a meta-analysis about video or audio feedback with a mean effective size of .64 (Table 2 on page 84). They state that this analysis was part of the meta-analysis ...
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