Using Math Technology in the Classroom

I believe that incorporating technology into mathematics curriculum can reduce the stigma that mathematics is too hard. By implementing simple technology, such as a calculator, time can be taken away from tedious and monotonous work, like basic math facts, and focus attention more on critical thinking skills. Technology, such as applications and manipulative software, could also make mathematics more engaging and interesting to learn.

I’ve used some great mathematics technology resources within the classroom. One that stuck out with me is Geogebra. Geogebra is a mathematics software for all levels of education that allows users to create and manipulate data in regards to geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus. I loved using Geogebra because it presented the information in a visual manner, which made it easier for me to understand. It is a free program that you can access through the website.

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