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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Software to create video tutorial of mathematics topics

I came across many video tutorials on youtube regarding mathematics. I found this video amazingly simple to understand for students. I want to know about the tool/software used for it or similar ...
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Project Euler for a Casual Collaborative Student Group

After reading How to build a class based on Project Euler? I was inspired to suggest some work on Project Euler over the summer as part of an ad-hoc math/programming club. It looks like I will be able ...
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How to build a class based on Project Euler?

Project Euler is a very popular self-challenge website where users complete various projects designed to test their number-theory intuition and programming skills. I've been considering various ideas ...
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How have you used technology to create an opportunity for mathematical reasoning in your classroom?

Shaffer and Kaput (1998) wrote that technology has the power to transform the mathematical thinking that is possible in classrooms, giving students new ways of experiencing mathematics as a sense-...
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Adoption / penetration rates for dynamic geometry software in secondary school

Dynamic geometry software (DGS) has been around for decades; Geometer's Sketchpad (not the first, but probably the most well-known commercial product) has been around since 1986. Wikipedia lists more ...
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How do I Create Geometric Drawings Efficiently?

What is the most efficient way to create neat and consistent geometric drawings which I can insert into tests, worksheets, etc.? Here are my primary concerns: 1) A simple drawing should be quick to ...
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Is there a critical class size for student participation (students perspective)?

I recently asked a question on the use of clickers and one comment I got was: I have a very low-tech clicker technology I use in all my classes. When a student doesn't understand something I say, ...
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Can GAP/Magma be helpful for a first abstract algebra course?

Does anyone have any experience using either GAP or Magma in a first abstract algebra course? The context here is a course for sophomore/junior math majors that focuses primarily on groups. I'm ...
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How and when should I introduce my students to WolframAlpha?

I teach grade 8, 9, and 10 maths students who are blissfully ignorant of great mathematical tools available to them such as WolframAlpha or graphing calculators (which are not used in our school). At ...
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What did you use to teach scale drawings?

I need help finding a way to teach the standard of reproducing a scale drawing at a different scale for my 7th grade math class.
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Teaching by powerpoint presentation

I am teaching calculus for undergraduate students in humanities departments. Will Powerpoint presentations be better than using marker and whiteboard? Will students learn more efficiently? I am ...
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How to keep track of your old exercises in a heavy proof based course?

In a typical course (proof-based, for the context of this question) I have about 50 exercises that I might want to use when I teach the course again. Each exercise might be used in the same way as ...
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Is there a program like ALEKS for mathematical logic?

ALEKS (http://www.aleks.com/) is a good way of learning procedural math, because it is very systematic and forces you to master the dependencies of a kind of problem before working on that kind of ...
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Is there any math text reader device to help children who cannot see?

I don't teach school math but as a part of my voluntary activities in some NGOs, sometimes I am in this special situation. When I was in a school for special children who cannot see I came across a ...
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A study comparing effects of calculator usage on later math skills?

Each year my university tries to decide whether or not it will have calculator and CAS based introductory math courses (the calculus sequence, linear algebra, and ODE) or not. Other than some hearsay ...
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Making standards for “showing work” explicitly clear to students

I do not mean for this thread to be a discussion of whether or not students should show work on an exam, whether they should be docked points for just "seeing" an answer and writing it down, whether ...
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Teaching by Slides, Yes or No?

Mathematicians use (Powerpoint/Beamer) slides for their lectures. My question is about using slides for teaching math. There are several positive and negative arguments about teaching by slide show. e....
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Technology and distractions

Before I begin this question properly I want to say that I feel responsible for my students, and I want them to do as well as they can do. I mention this because my question is about technology and ...
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What course web software is usable by mathematicians?

I'm considering increasing the online component of my mathematics courses (I teach at the university level). I'd like to know what my options are to avoid reinventing the wheel. The features I would ...
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online homework vs paper homework

Some professors assign online homework in lower level courses, such as through services like WeBWorK or WebAssign. Online homework has some clear advantages for instructors. However, in my experience, ...
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Students use WolframAlpha. Can we change calculus instruction to exploit it while discouraging 'cheating'?

(This question developed from a comment in the thread "Revisiting the chain rule".) Students know that WolframAlpha and other software/computational resources exist and will make use of them as they ...
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Experiences with online courses, specially MOOC?

Online courses, particularly massive open online courses (MOOC) are the current rage. I can see that having students going through the material presented at their own pace, whenever they have time, ...
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Showcase of Powerpoint / Keynote / Beamer Presentations

When designing slides for a class I am teaching, I like to derive inspiration from slides others have given before me. However, it is difficult to find concrete examples of such slides outside of a ...
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On the use of calculators in elementary/high school? Computer algebra systems later on?

I know this subject is inflamatory... but I also believe it is something that requires broader discussion (and hopefully some consensus). My own position (from personal experience) is that today you ...
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Teaching logic with a proof assistant

I am thinking about teaching a university-level "introduction to proofs" class (mainly for math and CS majors) making use of a computer proof assistant like Coq. I feel like there is a lot of ...
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How do online practicing websites decide how much practice / repetition is 'enough'?

I've worked with a few online programs that present students with drills / exercises / etc. for a period of time before deciding that they've 'done enough' for the day (e.g. Reflex Math). How do these ...
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What is a free and simple 3D plot software for students?

I need any plot software on Linux or Windows that my students should use it for plotting 3D functions. I want introduce any software that be free and useful for bachelor students.

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