Date of training session: November 30, 2010 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in PAHS Dell Lab 216 Session Description: Math & Technology in the Classroom
Integrate technology into your math courses to reach, inspire, and motivate students to learn mathematical concepts the 21st century way. In this session you will learn about websites, online math tools, and math tutorials for you to add to your Moodle course or your class lesson. Offer your students digital opportunities to relearn and review outside of class, additionally helpful for the absent student.

Essential Questions:

Why should we make the effort to connect students to math through the technology integration?

How can technology be used in the math classroom to increase student conceptual understanding and performance?

What technology tools are specifically designed for the math classroom and instruction?

What technology tools could be used in the math classroom and instruction?

Technology Tools for Specifically Designed for the Math Classroom and Instruction:

FlashCards ~ Aplusmath - design and print your own flashcards

Graphs ~ ChartTool - online graphs and charts chartle - charts, maps, plots, and diagrams Crappy Graphs - interactive graphs Pie Color - create pie charts Graph Jam - make your own graphs; upload your own media Hohli Online Charts Maker - create your own charts Download Graph Paper - many to choose from! Sketchpad Sketches - really neat sketches for Algebra I, Algebra II, Middle School Math, Geometry, and more; by Educational Technological Consulting, LLC

Software ~ GeoGebra - free math software; interactive graphics, algebra, and spreadsheet from elementary to university level Conceptua Math - software that teaches fractions; propriety software Real Math - Using Google Earth in the Math Classroom - by Thomas J. Petra MathXpert - help with math software for all stakeholders

Resources ~ C12 online textbooks for Math - with teacher's edition; algebra, geometry, & calculus; customizable, standards-aligned, free digital STEM textbooks Using the Internet to Spice Up Your Math Class - by Maria Anderson; an interactive concept map full of math teacher resources! Algebasics - excellent tutorial that shows students step-by-step how to solve algebra problems; promotes conceptual understanding PurpleMath - complete with lessons, quizzes, online tutoring, worksheets, and more! Illuminations: Resources for Teaching Math - complete with lessons, activities, and resources Web Guide for Middle School Math - by findingDulcinea NCTM Resources - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, complete with lesson plans, problems, and teaching tips AlgebraHelp - complete with lessons, calculators, and worksheets 20 GoogleDocs Templates for Use in Science & Math Classrooms - by David R. Wetzel Algebra: The Supplement - by Dan Meyer EduTecher - click on Math on the left navigational slate which will result in many educational technology tools to use in the math classroom, by Adam S. Bellow FREE (Federal Resources for Educational Excellence) - math resources for algebra, geometry, measurement, numbers & operations, data analysis, and other math Mathematics Resources - K-5th grade; by the Allentown School District; this site is FULL of valuable information! Cool Math - "math for ages 13-100!"; complete with lessons, dictionary, teacher resources and more! The Math Forum - from Drexel University; algebra, geometry, discrete math, computing math, calculus, differential equations, and more! Teacher2Teacher Writing Equations Live Binder - complete with many links complete with quizzes and game; by s1impl1fy on LiveBinders.com; from elementary math to calculus! S1mpl1fy's Math Live Binders Shelf - many Live Binders on a variety of math lessons. Some titles: Two-Step Equations, Solutions by Factoring, & Polygons Review Wiris on Moodle - log on as a guest to check out this resource for many math (Editor, CAS, and Quizzes) iCoachMath - complete with many resources from elementary to high school math Math Bits - high school and middle school teacher & students resources, games, and links; how-to's on how to use graphing calculators Geometry for Middle School Teachers - full of files, projects, software links and tutorials Math2 - math reference tables by David Manura; algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics and links galore (on right hand side)! Manipula Math with Java - by IES A Resource Guide to Algebra - by Crest Captial; many links to awesome resources! S.O.S Math - algebra, trigonometry, calculus, matrix algebra, statistics, differential equations, complex variables, and mathematical tables The Virtual Math Lab - by West Texas A & M University; beginning algebra, intermediate algebra, and college algebra Geometry Center - by Geometry Technologies Elementary Geometry Resources - by the Baltimore County Public Schools Math Exercises - teaching conceptual understanding of math concepts; pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, pre- calculus, and statistics Math is Fun - many resources for elementary and middle level math, plus games and worksheets Math Goodies - games, worksheets, homework help, webquests, lessons, and more! Zona Land Education - education in physics and mathematics Math for Morons Like Us - by Oracle ThinkQuest Foundation NetMBA - statistics explanations and visuals FREE: Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - math resources from federal agencies Teaching College Math - blog full of resources! Cool Math Sites - hundreds of sites according to resource, level, and content area.

Games & Simulations ~ Fun4theBrain - for elementary students Magna High Math Games - plus lessons, by prodigi BrainPopJr. - for elementary students (K-3) & math movies BrainPop - for secondary math students Math Playground - for elementary and middle school students Alien Angles - practice math with play BBC Math Games Wheel - site also has handouts and teacher resources iPlayMathGames - full of worksheets, interactives, games, and workbooks FedVille - teach students how to save and watch interest make it grow Game Classroom - math games K-6 FunBrain - math games Teaching College Math Games - by Maria Anderson e-Missions - online problem-solving interactive missions coming to the rescue of natural disaster; having students using math in the mission is crucial for success Algebra Pinball - by Dr. Carol J.V. Fisher; need free MathPlayer software (download link available on this site) and PC Math Nook - math games Math Simulations - by techtrekkers; FULL of great simulations on physics, fractions, stock market, investing, Pythagorean Theorem, and more! Brain Nook - math games for elementary students

Brain Developers for Math ~ Brainology - K-high school help for students to develop brain thinking and logic for math; propriety software Brain Metrix - brain exercises to "stretch and train your brain" for math thinking Brain Teasers - by Internet4Classrooms Play With Your Mind - just like you engage in fitness for your body, treat your brain to good thinking fitness

Interactive White Board Math Activities

Educational Math Stuff for Kids - full of Smartboard activities plus more by Marilyn Western Inspirational Math PowerPoints - that can be used on interactive smartboards on Basic Algebra, Number Sense, Euclidean Plane Geometry, and Data Analysis by the Math Forum of the Goodwin College of Professional Studies Teaching with Smartboard - by dkret3 ; look for Math Tools

Technology Tools that Work Well in the Math Classroom and Instruction:

Scriblink - collaborative white board Google Docs Drawing - see my GoogleDocs wiki Wall Wisher - post notes, answers, tips collaboratively for reference for all to see Vocaroo - create podcasts easily on math tips or problem explanations Live Binders - bookmarking all the relevant sites to a specific math topic Mindomo - create concept maps Inspiration - propriety software, but easy for young students in creating mind maps; Math tools

Outside the Classroom Mathematics Support:

Brainchild: Extended Learning for Higher Achievement - match the Achiever online assessment and instruction content to your state's math standards: Look at the Florida example of Brainchild FCAT Dream Box Learning - personalized learning environment for learning math; K-3 MathScore - math practice and assessment online for students struggling with math; elementary to Algebra I; developed by MIT graduates Figure This! - math challenges for the family

Math Projects - by CT4ME - Computing Technology for Math Excellence Design of a Thrilling Roller Coaster - lesson and project by Patricia W. Hammer, Jessica A. King, and Steve Hammer; MathDL, The Mathematical Association of America

NAEP Math - National Assessment for Educational Progress for math OECD - Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) for math PSSA - PA System of School Assessment mathematics resources

Mathematics Associations:

NCTM - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

## Math & Technology in the Classroom

: November 30, 2010 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in PAHS Dell Lab 216Date of training sessionSession Description:Math & Technology in the ClassroomIntegrate technology into your math courses to reach, inspire, and motivate students to learn mathematical concepts the 21st century way. In this session you will learn about websites, online math tools, and math tutorials for you to add to your Moodle course or your class lesson. Offer your students digital opportunities to relearn and review outside of class, additionally helpful for the absent student.

## Essential Questions:

Why should we make the effort to connect students to math through the technology integration?How can technology be used in the math classroom to increase student conceptual understanding and performance?What technology tools are specifically designed for the math classroom and instruction?What technology tools could be used in the math classroom and instruction?## Using Technology in the Math Classroom:

Technology Adds to Students' Math Comprehension - by Maya T. PrabhuMath Problem Solving Stories and Case Studies by David R. Wetzel

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math - by SETDA, September 2008

Is Interactivity in Math Important? - by David Wees

Turning Math Word Problems into Math Video Problems - by David Wees

Making Math Fun - by David Wees

The Visualization of Mathematics: Towards a Mathematical Exploratorium - by Richard S. Palais

Using Visualization in Teaching Math - a six hour lesson by OpenLearn (UK)

Math Visualization: Using the Visual Cortex of the Brain to Learn Math Concepts - by Anna Marie Robertson

Math VIDS (video instructional development source) - providing structural language experiences to learn how to build strategy for mathematical understanding

Using Technology to Improve Student Achievement - by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory

Integrating Technology with Math - by cybrary man; full of math resources!!!

Create A Graph - by Kidzone

Teaching College Math - Careers in the Future - Mindmaps - MIPs (Math Instructional Practices) -Jing

Engage Students in Class with Active Learning - by Cengage

Math Sees a Future with Web 2.0 - "social math" by Joann Agnitti

Lending an Artistic Touch to Math - by findingDulcinea

## Technology Tools for Specifically Designed for the Math Classroom and Instruction:

FlashCards ~Aplusmath - design and print your own flashcards

Graphs ~ChartTool - online graphs and charts

chartle - charts, maps, plots, and diagrams

Crappy Graphs - interactive graphs

Pie Color - create pie charts

Graph Jam - make your own graphs; upload your own media

Hohli Online Charts Maker - create your own charts

Download Graph Paper - many to choose from!

Sketchpad Sketches - really neat sketches for Algebra I, Algebra II, Middle School Math, Geometry, and more; by Educational Technological Consulting, LLC

Media & Interactives ~Teacher's Domain: Media Designed for the Classroom and Professional Development - mathematics section complete with hundreds of media tools & interactives; will need to register to access the activities after an initial number of views.

**Khan Academy** - the best in video explanations, tops in teaching conceptual understanding - complete with videos on Developmental Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Pre-calculus, Calculus, Probability, Statistics, Geometry, Trigonometry, Brain Teasers, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra (Advanced)

Vector Math Tutorials for 3D Computer Graphics - by CCSU (Central Connecticut State University) Department of Computer Science; complete with vector lessons tutorial zip files at the bottom of the web page

Braining Camp - math interactives

Interactive Mathematics - by Murray Bourne, Singapore

Math Movies - by SquareCircle Z

Math Movies - by BrainPop

Math WWW Virtual Library - by Florida State University Mathematics

Mathematica - by Wolfram Research

Wolfram Alpha Computational Knowledge Engine - Algebra, physics, dates & times, unit & measures, and more!

Useful Tutorial for Teaching Long Division- by Hamons on slideshare.net

LinksLearning - fantastic math videos

Estimate - teach students estimation

Multiplication Quiz - idea for students 8-12 years of age

The Math Dude - quick and dirty tips for learning math

Educational Math Movies - for students K- grade 6

The Interactive Textbook for Pre-calculus A and B - by Clarkstown High School South (Teacher: Mr. George Engel); the content has been created by his students

Mathematical Animations - on Creative Commons

Virtual Dice - Create your own dice!

YAYMath Videos - videos on geometry, algebra I and algebra II

MathCats - "creative open-ended mathematical explorations

AAA Math - interactives for K-8 math

Futuristic Math Worksheets - a great idea to teach math using QR codes to reference to a tutorial on YouTube; by mrrobbo

Natural Math - "make math your own, so you can make your own math"

Math Games and Activities Created with PowerPoints - designed to be played online by mathbits.com

Explore Learning - interactive games and simulations; need to purchase after 30-day trial

Math Manipulatives - by CT4ME.net ~ Computing Technology for Math Excellence

Roller Coaster Physics Simulation - by Erik Neumann

Working with Math Tiles - by Math Bits

Junior High Math Interactives - by Alberta Education

Identifying Variable Parts and Coefficients of Terms - by Dr. Carol J.V. Fisher (scroll to bottom for interactive)

Combining Like Terms Tutorial - by Bagatrix

Calc101 - by WebMathematica - certain parts cannot be accessed without a password, which you can purchase, however still many interactives you can try for free.

Algebra I Demonstrations - by Wolfram Web Resources

Algebasics - nice interactives with step-by-step computation

Math Interactives - by Annenberg Media

Math TV - basic math, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus videos

Math247 -wiki page with mathcasts, pencasts, and presentations by LFS

Tricki- a "repository of mathematical know-how"

Math Applets - by Learning Today; free teacher resources, however all offers propriety software demo

Teaching Time - by Pearson

Elementary Math 3 - "Under the Sea"

Primitives (numbers) Furbles (statistics) - by Ptolemy.co.uk ~ mathematics and philosophy education

Discovery Education Math Homework Help - free teacher resources for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division

Scholastic Online Activities & Interactive Learning

Software ~GeoGebra - free math software; interactive graphics, algebra, and spreadsheet from elementary to university level

Conceptua Math - software that teaches fractions; propriety software

Real Math - Using Google Earth in the Math Classroom - by Thomas J. Petra

MathXpert - help with math software for all stakeholders

Online Calculators ~Online Integrator - by Wolfram Mathematica

Online Calculator - by David Sumner

Basic Math Calculators - by iFigure

Julien Day & Civil Date Calculator - by Numerical Recipes Software

TravelMath - calculate the costs of traveling from one destination to another

Resources ~C12 online textbooks for Math - with teacher's edition; algebra, geometry, & calculus; customizable, standards-aligned, free digital STEM textbooks

Using the Internet to Spice Up Your Math Class- by Maria Anderson; an interactive concept map full of math teacher resources!Algebasics - excellent tutorial that shows students step-by-step how to solve algebra problems; promotes conceptual understanding

PurpleMath - complete with lessons, quizzes, online tutoring, worksheets, and more!

Illuminations: Resources for Teaching Math - complete with lessons, activities, and resources

Web Guide for Middle School Math - by findingDulcinea

NCTM Resources - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, complete with lesson plans, problems, and teaching tips

AlgebraHelp - complete with lessons, calculators, and worksheets

20 GoogleDocs Templates for Use in Science & Math Classrooms - by David R. Wetzel

Algebra: The Supplement - by Dan Meyer

EduTecher - click on

Mathon the left navigational slate which will result in many educational technology tools to use in the math classroom, by Adam S. BellowFREE (Federal Resources for Educational Excellence) - math resources for algebra, geometry, measurement, numbers & operations, data analysis, and other math

Mathematics Resources - K-5th grade; by the Allentown School District; this site is

FULLof valuable information!Cool Math - "math for ages 13-100!"; complete with lessons, dictionary, teacher resources and more!

The Math Forum - from Drexel University; algebra, geometry, discrete math, computing math, calculus, differential equations, and more! Teacher2Teacher

Writing Equations Live Binder - complete with many links complete with quizzes and game; by s1impl1fy on LiveBinders.com; from elementary math to calculus!

S1mpl1fy's Math Live Binders Shelf - many Live Binders on a variety of math lessons. Some titles: Two-Step Equations, Solutions by Factoring, & Polygons Review

Wiris on Moodle - log on as a guest to check out this resource for many math (Editor, CAS, and Quizzes)

iCoachMath - complete with many resources from elementary to high school math

Math Bits - high school and middle school teacher & students resources, games, and links; how-to's on how to use graphing calculators

Geometry for Middle School Teachers - full of files, projects, software links and tutorials

Math2 - math reference tables by David Manura; algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics and links galore (on right hand side)!

Manipula Math with Java - by IES

A Resource Guide to Algebra - by Crest Captial; many links to awesome resources!

S.O.S Math - algebra, trigonometry, calculus, matrix algebra, statistics, differential equations, complex variables, and mathematical tables

The Virtual Math Lab - by West Texas A & M University; beginning algebra, intermediate algebra, and college algebra

Geometry Center - by Geometry Technologies

Elementary Geometry Resources - by the Baltimore County Public Schools

Math Exercises - teaching conceptual understanding of math concepts; pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, pre- calculus, and statistics

Math is Fun - many resources for elementary and middle level math, plus games and worksheets

Math Goodies - games, worksheets, homework help, webquests, lessons, and more!

Zona Land Education - education in physics and mathematics

Math for Morons Like Us - by Oracle ThinkQuest Foundation

NetMBA - statistics explanations and visuals

FREE: Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - math resources from federal agencies

Teaching College Math - blog full of resources!

Cool Math Sites - hundreds of sites according to resource, level, and content area.

Graphical Organizers ~Grades 4-8 - Southwest Georgia RESA, by Janna Beanblossom

Grades 9-12 - Southwest Georgia RESA, by Janna Beanblossom

Multi-width Graph Paper pdfs - by incompetech.com

Preschool-High School Math Worksheets - by education.com

In the Classroom with PowerPoint - Math games and activities; after clicking on a game, scroll down under the screen pictures and find instructional strategies to use each game by MathBits

Fantastic Flexible Foldables - for math by Carol DeFreese

Games & Simulations ~Fun4theBrain - for elementary students

Magna High Math Games - plus lessons, by prodigi

BrainPopJr. - for elementary students (K-3) & math movies

BrainPop - for secondary math students

Math Playground - for elementary and middle school students

Alien Angles - practice math with play

BBC Math Games Wheel - site also has handouts and teacher resources

iPlayMathGames - full of worksheets, interactives, games, and workbooks

FedVille - teach students how to save and watch interest make it grow

Game Classroom - math games K-6

FunBrain - math games

Teaching College Math Games - by Maria Anderson

e-Missions - online problem-solving interactive missions coming to the rescue of natural disaster; having students using math in the mission is crucial for success

Algebra Pinball - by Dr. Carol J.V. Fisher; need free MathPlayer software (download link available on this site) and PC

Math Nook - math games

Math Simulations - by techtrekkers; FULL of great simulations on physics, fractions, stock market, investing, Pythagorean Theorem, and more!

Brain Nook - math games for elementary students

Jingles ~Multiplication Hip Hop for Kids - by times table raps up to 12's times table

Rockin' the Standards - music songs for learning

Visualizations~DPGraph - "dynamic photorealistic 3D graphing software for math and physics" by David Parker

The Art of Illusion - free 3D drawing, modeling, and rendering software

Google SketchUp - free software for 3D drawing and rendering

Visual Math - visual computation and visualization; this is propriety software, but very good in teaching conceptualization through visualization

Math Visualization by Bill the Lizard

Math Dances: Imitating Data Visualization Techniques through Dance - by infosthetics

MVS - mathematical visualization system; download free

Visual Math Learning - a great site to teach conceptual learning through visualization

Math, Physics, and Engineering Applets - teaching through visualization by Paul Falstad

Visualization of Mathematics - by the University of Minnesota's Math Department

Google Public Data Explorer Visualization Tool - students take their data and visualize the data for understanding, notice trends, patterns, to compare and contrast

Geometry Animations - by WebMathematica

Math Doodling - videos of math fun with paper and pencil

Brain Developers for Math ~Brainology - K-high school help for students to develop brain thinking and logic for math; propriety software

Brain Metrix - brain exercises to "stretch and train your brain" for math thinking

Brain Teasers - by Internet4Classrooms

Play With Your Mind - just like you engage in fitness for your body, treat your brain to good thinking fitness

## Interactive White Board Math Activities

Educational Math Stuff for Kids - full of Smartboard activities plus more by Marilyn WesternInspirational Math PowerPoints - that can be used on interactive smartboards on Basic Algebra, Number Sense, Euclidean Plane Geometry, and Data Analysis by the Math Forum of the Goodwin College of Professional Studies

Teaching with Smartboard - by dkret3 ; look for Math Tools

## Technology Tools that Work Well in the Math Classroom and Instruction:

Scriblink - collaborative white boardGoogle Docs Drawing - see my GoogleDocs wiki

Wall Wisher - post notes, answers, tips collaboratively for reference for all to see

Vocaroo - create podcasts easily on math tips or problem explanations

Live Binders - bookmarking all the relevant sites to a specific math topic

Mindomo - create concept maps

Inspiration - propriety software, but easy for young students in creating mind maps; Math tools

## Outside the Classroom Mathematics Support:

Brainchild: Extended Learning for Higher Achievement - match the Achiever online assessment and instruction content to your state's math standards: Look at the Florida example of Brainchild FCATDream Box Learning - personalized learning environment for learning math; K-3

MathScore - math practice and assessment online for students struggling with math; elementary to Algebra I; developed by MIT graduates

Figure This! - math challenges for the family

## Math Tips for Students:

Ten Ways to Survive the Math Blues - by SquareCircle ZHow to Learn Math Formulas - by SquareCircle Z

How to Understand Math Formulas - by SquareCircle Z

## Math Apps for Mobile Devices:

BrainPopTelling Time

Math Flash Cards

Area Calculation Tool

Conversion Calculators

iConvert

KidCalc 7 in 1 - for younger students

Project K-Nect - to help at-risk students with math

TicTacMath - by iPlayMathGames

iCoachMath - by Divum

Ten Top Math Apps for iPod -

## Math Lessons:

Is Your Face Symmetrical? - by Kevin CumminsIllustrated Learning Lessons - by Learning Links

Math IceBreaker - by Michael Kaechele

Info Graphics Math Lessons - K-12 lessons

Fantasy Basketball - by TIME, Judy Lambert, NC State University

Metrically Me - by TIME, Shelly Heath, NC State University

The Math Archives - lessons by the University of Tennessee

Combining Like Terms on Opposite Sides of the Equation - by Associated Content, Bridget Ilene Delaney

March Madness - by SPence

Seimens STEM Academy - Discovery Education - find lesson plans and resources for math, K-12

TeachHub.com - math lessons K-12 with resources

## Math Project-based Learning:

Math Projects - by CT4ME - Computing Technology for Math ExcellenceDesign of a Thrilling Roller Coaster - lesson and project by Patricia W. Hammer, Jessica A. King, and Steve Hammer; MathDL, The Mathematical Association of America

## Math Curriculum:

Algebra I Curriculum - by Dr. Carol J.V. FisherAlgebra II Topics - by Dr. Carol J.V. Fisher

Geometry Topics - by Dr. Carol J.V. Fisher

Dave's Short Trig Course - by David E. Joyce

Short Course on Complex Numbers - by David E. Joyce

## Extras:

Teach Science & Math Blog - by David R. Wetzel100 Best Blogs for Classroom Teachers - scroll down to Science and Math

Larry Ferlazzo's The Best Math Websites For English Language Learners — 2007

Larry Ferlazzo's The Best Science & Math Sites — 2008

Larry Ferlozzo's The Best Science & Math Sites — 2009

## Mathematical Testing:

NAEP Math - National Assessment for Educational Progress for mathOECD - Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) for math

PSSA - PA System of School Assessment mathematics resources

## Mathematics Associations:

NCTM - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics## Training Session Resources:

Math in the_classroomNotes Pages:## Technology in the Math Classroom Professional Development Educational Technology Training Session Evaluation Survey

## References:

Image - Calculator http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-calculator-isolated-rimagefree8819335-resi2576935## Need Help?

(melanie_wiscount@pasd.us) with any questions you may have about using these technology tools in the classroom.Melanie Wiscount