
Mathematics and Technology

Chalkboard
vs. Whiteboard
Some educators question the huge expense of an interactive whiteboard
(IWB). The most popular brand runs about $5,000. I can't tell you how I wish I had one of these when I first started teaching! I
worked in a few schools where the chalkboards were
completely destroyed. Funds for technology are not always available.
The good news is, some new projectors have been released on the market that let any wall or surface become an interactive whiteboard. The price is about $2,000, and this
might just change the IWB market. For more information, follow the
links below.
 New projectors make any wall an interactive whiteboard
 Epson Changes Interactive Whiteboard Game with Innovative, CostEffective Interactive Projection Solution
 Epson BrightLink 450Wi



Technology in the Math
Classroom
I have always been fascinated with
bringing technology into the math classroom. There are two ways
to do this: You can integrate math and technology, making these
topics the object of instruction, or you can use technology to facilitate
math
learning. 

Math and technology as the object of
instruction
Symbolic logic provides an excellent framework for computer circuitry.
When I taught an electronics class at a NY City high school in 1990, I presented lessons on
Boolean logic and circuitry. Specifically, I gave a lesson on gates
such as AND, OR, NAND, and XOR.
View my Lessons on Symbolic Logic.
RoundOff Error is a good topic to present to students who are learning about repeating decimals. I have students bring in their own calculators so they can see different levels of accuracy for the same repeating decimal.
View my article on this topic here.
The theme for MAM 2006 was Mathematics
and Internet Security. Math plays a central role in Internet
technology, including encryption, making it possible for you to
bank, shop and communicate online securely! Learn
more.


Using technology to facilitate
math learning
Handheld devices make great
tools for using technology to facilitate math learning. This is
especially prominent in the field of applied mathematics. Here
are some examples of using the iPod to facilitate math learning
from Apple.

Calculate

Math Flash Cards
GMAT & SAT Math Test XLPrep.com for iPhone
 Podcast
Spotlight





