Tech Talk

Tech Talk

Tech Talk is an informal blog for AMTE members, curated by our Technology Committee to support mathematics teacher education. Authors' opinions do not constitute official positions of AMTE.

AMTE Technology Committee

Welcome to the AMTE Tech Talk Blog!  The purpose of the blog is to provide a space for us, the members of AMTE, to share our success stories of technology integration in a variety of environments to see how the different tools are being used and the positive outcomes that resulted in our work with preservice and inservice teachers.  

Coding in Early Mathematics

Pearl Avari, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Kelley Buchheister, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

In this digital generation, coding products have emerged as a new “hot item”, introducing programming skills to children through playful, hands-on tools. Effective uses of technology can enhance learning (Clements & Sarama, 2002), and incorporating mathematical discussions within children’s coding play, not only fosters children’s mathematical thinking, but these experiences make learning math fun (Gasteiger, 2015).

Steven Rhine, Pacific University,

A few apps that serve as virtual manipulatives for addressing algebra content with teachers and students.

Robert Wieman, Rowan University,

Some reasons why I use LessonSketch in my work with pre-service teachers.

Ann Wheeler, Texas Woman's University,

Lessons learned from using a robot and basic coding app for math activities in a middle school girls' camp.