ERIC Number: EJ1157433
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Using Google Apps to Develop the Mathematical Practices
Layton, Rebecca D.; Cady, Jo Ann; Layton, Christopher A.
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v23 n2 p106-111 Oct 2017
Recent recommendations for the teaching of mathematics place an emphasis on the Common Core's Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP) (CCSSI 2010). The SMPs emphasize constructing viable arguments, critiquing the ideas of others, reasoning abstractly and quantitatively, and using computational procedures. These skills, including the use of technology, are also being advocated for success in the twenty-first century (Partnership for 21st Century Skills 2011). Many teachers embrace technology (e.g., tablets, SMART boards™, computers, and the Internet), believing that technology has the ability to change the face of education (De Bruyckere, Kirschner, and Hulshof 2016). However, the authors believe it is how the teacher uses these tools to enhance instruction and engage students that will influence learning. This article explains how one teacher used Google Apps for Education to aid in the development of technology skills. It also describes how these apps supported students' thinking and encouraged students to use the SMPs.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Internet, Common Core State Standards, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Skill Development, Technological Literacy, Mathematics Skills, Spreadsheets, Educational Benefits, Map Skills, Middle School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
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