+ Computers = Fun
How it works:
This site offers various projects that join the learning of various
mathematical concepts with the intrigue of technology. It gives ideas,
but does not exhaust the use of technology with math. Areas covered
include Mathematica; Geometry on the Web; Digital Storytelling; Math
with Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and Sketchpad; and
Just Fun Projects. The students remain engaged by using technology
to make their own Rubik’s Cube, design a coat of arms, create
cartoons and vector illustrations, and do much more.
a variety of strategies in the problem-solving process, understand
and apply basic and advanced properties of the concepts of geometry,
and understand the general nature and uses of mathematics
This program requires
the use of computers with Internet access, along with Flash, Dreamweaver,
Illustrator, Sketchpad, Mathematica, and Photoshop software.
Any level of student from fifth to twelfth grade may use some or all
of the projects.
Math + Computers = Fun combines
math with technology uses. It enables the students to develop their
skills in graphics, layout and design, writing, iMovies, and more
while learning important math concepts.
Be sure to
do the lesson before presenting it. Make sure the computers are working
as needed and students will be able to use the technology. Have an
alternative plan should the technology fail. Be flexible with the
assignments and results.
About the teacher:
Laura has a 20-year resume of teaching math to high school students.
She has been teaching for the New York City public school system for
eight years and added six years of technology to her math curriculum.