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ERIC Number: EJ813387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
Technology-Rich Mathematics Instruction
Thach, Kim J.; Norman, Kimberly A.
Teaching Children Mathematics, v15 n3 p152-158 Oct 2008
This article uses one of the authors' classroom experiences to explore how teachers can create technology-rich learning environments that support upper elementary students' mathematical understanding of algebra and number and operations. They describe a unit that presents a common financial problem (the use of credit cards) to engage sixth graders in an exploration of linear equations. Using electronic spreadsheets, students generate and pursue questions to understand how changing one variable affects other variables. Additionally, the unit addresses how to select appropriate methods and tools for computing purposes, shows the use of models to solve problems, and reinforces multiple-step arithmetic operations. (Contains 5 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A