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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How: Blog posts are typically 500 words

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Discussion of Elementary Mathematics Online Resources

Lara K. Dick, Bucknell University

Amanda G. Sawyer, James Madison University

Emily J. Shapiro, Bucknell University

Tabitha A. Wismer, Bucknell University

Through our years teaching, we have seen an increase in the number of preservice teachers who turn to websites like Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT) and Pinterest when searching for lesson ideas. It is the same for practicing teachers. Many schools no longer have set mathematics curricula and even when they do, we know teachers supplement with activities found online. However, the mathematics education community has not focused on the quality of these resources.

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,

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

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.