Pressing Need According to the latest TIMSS study, American 8th-grade students score lower than their counterparts in Japan, Canada, England, and the Russian federation. --Comparative Indicators ofComparative Indicators of Education in the United States and Other G-8 Countries: 2002
Why Integrate Math and Technology? Technology tools enhance math learning. Math and technology integration address 21st century skills. Math and technology integration are powerful partners in meeting standards.
The Future is Now “Beyond the world of global finance, mathematics and science will also supply the core forms of knowledge that the next generation of innovators, producers, and workers in every country will need if they are to solve the unforeseen problems and dream the dream that will define America’s future.” --Glenn Commission
21st Century Skills “The definition of student achievement must be broadened to include the 21st century skills that will be required for students to thrive in the future.” --CEO Forum on Education and Technology (2001)
21st Century Skills Personal and social responsibility Planning, critical thinking, reasoning, and creativity Strong communication skills Cross-cultural understanding Visualization and decision-making Knowing how and when to use technology
Generation YES (Youth and Educators Succeeding “We see K-12 students as change agents, infusing technology to improve learning.” --GenYESGenYES
Teaching and Learning Teachers need ongoing, comprehensive professional development. Teachers need opportunities for sharing best practices with peers worldwide. Teachers need up-to-date tools and time to understand how they fit into the curriculum.
What is the Question? “Questioning may be the most powerful technology we have ever invented and can give to our students.” --Jamie McKenzie, Ed.D.
NCTM “Mathematics learning is both about making sense of mathematical ideas and about acquiring skills and insights to solve problems.” --NCTM standards
What is Math and Technology Integration? Day-to-day instruction Student competitions Online challenges and collaborations
Activities Watch “Mott Hall” Watch “Mountlake Terrace High School” Read Laptops for All Read Geometry in the Real World In these segments, how was math integrated with technology? What were some other ways math and technology could have been integrated?
Activities What evidence did you see or read that standards were being addressed and met? How would you adapt what you saw or read to your own classroom? What ways do you already integrate math and technology? What other ways would you like to integrate math and technology? What will it take to do so?