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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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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 (...
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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 ...
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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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How to solve the problem of Wolfram Alpha?

I teach to predominantly non-majors in college algebra, precalculus, and calculus. How can one possibly incentivize or rationalize assigning practice problems outside of class when this software is ...
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Resources on 3D transforms, vectors, coordinate systems

Background: I'm helping engineers use software to create 3D geometry in a programmatic way (similar to OpenSCAD). The functions they need to call have inputs which are low-level geometry concepts: 3D ...
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Teaching Neural Networks to 6th grade students

I've been thinking if it would be possible to teach something about the basic mathematics behind Neural Networks / Deep learning to a class of 6th graders (12-13ys old). A 90-minute (max) lecture must ...
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Do iPhones help students in their math class?

While the question is stated with reference to the iPhone, my actual question is about phones in general. Just as there was much talk about the use of Computers in the classroom over the past fifty ...
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Sliderule for teaching logarithms

I recently learned how to use a slide rule and I have since been wondering why they are not commonly used to teach properties of logarithms. It seems that they are very clear examples of the $\log(a) +...
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Teaching measurement to 4th grade students by projects?

I'm going to be teaching measurement to 4th grade students and I want something a little more hands on. I believe that they would enjoy that more. So any helpful ideas or things you think would work ...
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Research/Anecdotes supporting WebWork, MyMathLab and other computerized, immediate feedback HW

When I was a student in college (very recently), my college had implemented a program called WebWork to give immediate feedback on homework problems. Other systems like MyMathLab exist as well. ...
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Is there a meeting place for fraction education stakeholders?

Is there a meeting place where all fraction education stakeholders (students, teachers, parents, researchers, fraction software developers) meet and collaborate? If not, do you have an advice on ...
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Experience using Khan Academy badges for basic math courses

This semester I am teaching a basic geometry course for design students (interior and industrial), which I am making strongly project-based since I believe they need to learn how to use geometry "in ...
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interactive web page for differential calculus

I apologize if this is a silly question. I look for free online web page for a differential calculus and theirs rules for higher school. By google shearch, I don't have an intersting results. For ...
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“Calculators are so twentieth century.”

Even though I studied maths, I became familiar with programming in my junior year at university. I'm indebted to the professor who encouraged me in that pursuit, as it provided me with an avenue not ...
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Are there examples of countries where the use of CAS systems or graphing calculators was deemphasized or discontinued?

In the last 30 years more and more countries introduced graphing calculators and then CAS systems to their high-school students. But are there already any examples of a trend in the opposite direction?...
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How to use a CAS in teaching calculus

I want to introduce calculus students to computer algebra systems (CAS) like Sage, Geogebra, and Wolfram Alpha in college Calculus 1 and 2. While I believe in the value of learning to do calculus by ...
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What is the best hardware/software available to give online classes

I would like to give some private math classes online and for this purpose I currently use this pen: Wacom Bamboo Pen Tablet. The problem is I cannot see directly where I am writing. I'm thinking ...
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Are there any video games/app to teach children at age 3-4-5?

This question is related to https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/476471/teaching-a-4-year-old-maths My 3 years old seems interested in math (remembering numbers, counting stuff and more). I want ...
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Good apps on the iPad for inquiry-based exploration in a quantitative reasoning course

I'm teaching a quantitative reasoning course at a two-year community college and I'm endeavoring to be as inquiry-based as possible in my teaching. We have access to class sets of iPads, and I'd like ...
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Mathematica in the classroom?

In this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9sYzMG-43k) session Dan Meyer uses Excel, Google and Wolfram Alpha in a class (of teachers) for calculation. He himself uses them on a laptop projected for ...
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Adult pupils with multiplication problems

I am trying to help some adults who have not practiced mental arithmetic for decades, but now they have a need for various reasons. I have noticed that they are considerably uneven: $2\times4$, $6\...
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Strategies for x8 multiplication

I am creating an app for multiplication learning/practice. During practice students get hints if they do not answer the question within some time or if they provide a wrong answer. These hints are ...
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Tips for teaching A-level Maths/Further Maths students

I recently withdrew from a maths PhD to focus on other career options, and one of them that I'm very keen on is mathematics teaching. I applied for a college A-level maths lecturer role (teaching ...
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What accessibility is available to the blind and visually impaired students and teachers of mathematics?

I have a chronic visual handicap and am in need of adequate level of accessibility support while learning and teaching mathematics from and to the visually challenged as well as the sighted. I'm ...
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Are there automatic solution checkers?

Suppose I would like to make a maths test that one can do by computer and that can be automatically checked by computer. Question: Is there some automatic theorem prover that can check the proofs ...
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Math Blogging - what is a decent set up?

I hope this question is not deemed off-topic, but I cannot think of a more appropriate place to ask it (few tech sites care about support for MathJax and $\LaTeX$), and I think that blogging about ...
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$1000 to spend on a math classroom?

Every so often I run across someone online asking what they should spend a sizable (but not enormous) amount of money on for their middle or high school math classroom. The dollar amount varies, but ...
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Sources for embedding secondary math into technical classes?

I've taken a job for the next school year, which will involve embedding secondary math (algebra, geometry and trigonometry) into technical programs such as drafting and electrician school. Does ...
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Pen tablet recommendations? (Mac OS)

I have been tutoring using my iPad and I love it. Now that I'm moving away, my students have requested that I continue tutoring them online, and I'm not sure I can do so using my iPad anymore. I would ...
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1:1 iPads for K-3: how can an educator accommodate student(s) opting out?

My school district has decided to provide an iPad to every student in the district, from kindergarten to grade 3, starting next September -- although a handful of classrooms are piloting this ...
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Video editing software for math/science videos?

I've found some great advice on recording software, microphones etc. to create math videos with screen captured audio from my iPad showing my writing and audio so I can record and explanation. I ...
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DIY/Hack Instructional Implements

As a secondary teacher in an underfunded district, I get paid very little money for the time and energy I put in to my teaching. I am totally cool with this, I never got into teaching for money, I ...
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Fourier Animation

Are there any resources which show Fourier series approximating a given waveform? I am looking for examples which have a real impact on students and provides motivation. I am trying to find something ...
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Use of symbolic math apps in teaching

Symbolic math apps, such as Mathcad, are extremely useful in doing exploratory/experimental math. I've frequently used it to run numerical checks on mathematical expressions I've derived; put up quick ...