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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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 ...
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Is it morally acceptable to complete math homework with a program oneself has written?

I've been trying to introduce my younger sister to programming, and one of the things I said was basically that once you know how to program, you can have a computer solve equations for you as long as ...
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How to create a misuse of calculator!

Let me start by sharing what happened in my class today. The subject was complex number and I started with the historical problem of "finding two numbers whose sum is equal to 10 and whose product is ...
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What are the best apps for students to discuss math problems?

I am looking for a good app that enables students to chat with one another in order to work on mathematics problems. The idea is that, in the old days, students would work over the phone to solve ...
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Statistics Class Held in a Computer Lab

I'm looking into holding my basic statistics class in a computer lab in the future to avoid a lot of the by-hand computing that happens in statistics classes. For example, very few students get ...
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In introductory statistics hypothesis testing, why not always use P-values?

A test statistic is a measure of significance of a data set with respect to a claim. My statistics textbook is insistent that the students should be able to interpret the test statistic in two ...
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Free websites to practice math for the common core standards

Many of my students' parents have asked me to suggest websites to help their children practice the common core math standards. I work in a very rural school and many of my students are from lower ...
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Learning Mathematics with the aid of spaced repetition systems

I am currently self-studying, so I learn using a textbook which I work through in a linear fashion. As I am introduced to new concepts I ask myself questions and I attempt to answer these questions ...
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What is the impact of such a device on math education?

Recently I found this device advertised which uses any mobile phone's built-in camera to solve equations. From the site - PhotoMath reads and solves mathematical expressions by using the camera ...
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Appropriate ways/sayings to discourage undergraduate students' overreliance on calculators

Main question: How do I, in a medium- to large-sized undergraduate class setting, appropriately and effectively discourage students from relying too heavily on calculators? There have been several ...
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New app teaches math really fast. How does it work?

There's a new story about an app that "teaches UK pupils 18 months of maths in six weeks". Assuming this result is true (and such claims need a strong justification), what could be the cause of this ...
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Game or gamified application for teaching/learning secondary school mathematics

Is there any game or gamified application for teaching/learning mathematics covering a high school/secondary school curriculum?
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Students iPads and mobile phones in class: good or distracting?

Nowadays almost everybody uses such devices almost every time! Particularly during my lectures in the class I can see some students who are working with their iPads and mobile phones. In such a ...
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Helping a reluctant 12 year old

How can I help my 12 year old daughter strengthen her math skills? My strategy up until a year or so ago had been relaxed. I subscribe to the idea that the best motivation for learning is the ...
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Use Mathematica to teach calculus

I am interested in coming up with a few lectures from first-semester calculus that I can incorporate Mathematica into in a natural way. I have already written some code for a lecture on the $\delta\...
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Is there a calculator centered secondary school curriculum somewhere?

Context For the last few years I have been pondering about the use and disuse of calculators in secondary school level mathematics. Now, after coming across a 'hot network question' regarding a ...
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Student: Why not use a calculator?

The kid I am teaching math (subtraction for large numbers right now) just said this is all too easily done by a calculator, why don't we use it? Well, I did tell him that you can only learn more ...
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Fun games for children [closed]

I'm looking for fun games for children (from 4 to 12 years) used in learning math concepts. They can be offline or online games.
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Good example for manual execution of MapReduce

I'd like to explain the MapReduce programming model to a group of students. I thought about a little group work, where each student acts as a "Map-process" and has to perform a little ...
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Should my high school students use tablets or conventional calculators?

Background: I'm teaching mathematics at a high school with emphasis on mathematics and natural sciences. Usually, pupils at our school have to buy a calculator (TI-89) and we work with those during ...
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Advice for Tablet/Stylus for Mathematics Teaching

As it stands all of my lectures are presented by me writing on pre-printed acetate sheets (printed with my notes with gaps for pictures, examples, etc.) which are then projected onto a screen using ...
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Effective use of Maple T.A

I am considering using Maple T.A. as a tool for formative assessment (and possibly at some stage, summative assessment) for courses such as calculus and linear algebra. What are your experiences and ...
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Effective use of Moodle (or similar)

Currently we are using Moodle to manage our courses here. It has meant structuring the publication and turn in of homework, and has helped in distributing lecture notes and shorter documents to the ...
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A free BYOD response system that registers students?

I'm looking for a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) student response system (like Socrative, Top Hat, Learning Catalytics, Pingo, etc.) with the following three properties: It is free for both the ...
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Open Source Math Software in Multivariate Calculus

I am teaching calculus III in the upcoming semester. The course is fairly standard, just a brief run-down: Test 1: covers vectors and coordinate systems as well as the calculus of space curves ...
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How does CalcChat work, and how can students who use it be encouraged to do so constructively?

I was talking to some of my students yesterday about their calculus courses, and several mentioned that they use the web site CalcChat.com. The site's home page says, "Step-by-step solutions to odd-...