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.

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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).

Ann Wheeler, Texas Woman's University, awheeler2@twu.edu

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

Steven Rhine, Pacific University, steverhine@pacificu.edu

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

Robert Wieman, Rowan University, wieman@rowan.edu

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