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ERIC Number: EJ867950
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0746-3537
Designing Technology Activities that Teach Mathematics
Silk, Eli M.; Higashi, Ross; Shoop, Robin; Schunn, Christian D.
Technology Teacher, v69 n4 p21-27 Dec 2009-Jan 2010
Over the past three years, the authors have conducted research in middle and high school classrooms in an effort to improve the effectiveness of robotics to teach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education--their focus has been on math. The authors have found that subtle changes in the design and setup of the lesson make a substantive difference in what students learn. In this article, the authors share their experiences in redesigning a lesson that uses robotics technology to teach proportional reasoning in order to generate some general principles for effectively teaching math in the context of technological problem solving. (Contains 4 photos.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A