Welcome to Efficient and Effective Use of Technology in the Mathematics Classroom

3 things you wonder about

2 things you have some sort of response to

1 thing you will take away from Dan's talk

Find 1 idea you think is worth a try. How might you take her idea and put your spin on it to make it better work for your kids?

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Pivot Couch Clip Starts at 3;23

The movie October Sky is the true story of Homer Hickman, a coal miner’s son in 1950 West Virginia, who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father’s wishes. As Homer and his friends experiment with building rockets, they experience various mishaps and are accused of setting a fire. The group of young inventors competes for a National Science Award which will provide them with college scholarships. Homer Hickam went on to become a NASA engineer.


YouTube Downloader

Web 2.0 Tools

QRazy About Codes (QR Codes in the Classroom)

i-Nigma app (Android)(iOS)
QRazyAbout Codes Session Handout (link to Google doc)
QRazy About Codes Slideshow (pptx)
Multiple Choice Example (pdf)


Once you create the wall, add a title and subtitle, click on preferences to give the wall a unique URL, set who can view (EVERYONE), and who can post [[#|sticky notes]] and you may choose to click the check mark next to "I want to approve every post before it shows up on the wall."

  • Group 1 - Create the wall.
    • Add a title
    • Add a subtitle with the topic
    • Add a problem of the day (when students have posted their answers - discussions should include not only the correct answers, but possible rational for incorrect answers)
  • Group 2 - Create the wall.
    • Add a title
    • Add a subtitle with the the KWL Topic
    • What they KNOW about the topic
    • What they Want to know about the topic
    • What they need to Learn about the topic
    • Sort responses K - W- L
  • Group 3 - Create the wall.
    • Add a title
    • Add a subtitle with the [[#|survey]] question
  • Group 4 - Create the wall.
    • Add a title
    • Add a subtitle with Test # 1 Corrections
    • The problem #
    • The incorrect answer
    • An explanation of how to find the correct answer
    • The correct answer
  • Group 5 - Create the wall
    • Add a title
    • Add a subtitle with instructions for categorizing the items
    • Add items to be categorized onto the wall
      • Polygons vs. non polygons
      • Acute angles vs. obtuse angels
      • Negative vs. positive answers of problems with integers
      • Linear vs. quadratic
      • Positive slope vs. negative slope vs. no slope
  • Group 6 - Create the wall
    • Add a title
    • Adda subtitle with instructions for categorizing the items
    • Add items to the wall in matchable [[#|pairs]], one sticky note for each item of the pair
      • Word and definition
      • Shape name and picture
      • Shape and area formula
      • Problem and solution
    • Sort the data by clicking and dragging to sort the [[#|sticky notes]] into matched [[#|pairs]].



Task: Make 13 donuts for each of seven officers. Lou cooks 28 donuts, claiming that 7 x 13 =28. Lou demonstrates in three ways that 7 X 13 = 28.

Method 1: Lou multiplies 7 x 3 and gets 21. He then multiplies 7 x 1 and gets 7. Adding these two results, he gets 28.

Method 2: Lou divides 28 x 7 and gets 13. He states, 7 won't go into 2, so divide 7 into 8 one time. Subtract and get 21. Now divide 7 into 21.

Method 3: Checking by addition. Lou adds all of the 3's together, then adds all of the 1's together and gets 28.

Click on the your Group page and Explain why Lou's techniques are not yielding correct results. An answer such as "he multiplied wrong" is not sufficient. Be mathematically specific, please.

Layout on page:
Method 1:

Method 2:

Method 3:

Using Algebra, represent Lou's [[#|multiplication]] process using a two digit number multiplied by a one digit number, as show below.
x d

Now, represent the actual answer of the [[#|multiplication]] listed in part a.

Set these two answers equal to each other and see what happens. When will they be equal?

Under what conditions will Lou's mathematical techniques be true?

Resource: www.mathbits.com

Edmodo - MathPlus Group Code -

Example - problem posted

3 2 1
Choose 3 blogs from the following list to browse/scan/read.
Jot down 2 new things you learned.
And 1 idea you think you might try by putting your spin on it to make it work for your kids.

  1. Mathy Cathy
  2. Mathematics under the Microscope
  3. The Unapologetic Mathematician
  4. Wild About Math
  5. The Numbers Guy
  6. Number A Day
  7. Love of Learning
  8. Word Press
  9. Word Press High School
  10. Dan Myer
  11. I Speak Math

[[#|Create a blog]] to capture your students' thought process - Blogspot.com

Beyond the "Wow Factor" (Marzano Research)


What is the Name of the tool?

Why is the tool a useful tool? (Target - CC Standard)

When and How Do you use the tool? Think about (instructional strategies that yeild the best results, egaging qualities, and Bloom's)

Web Resources (Discovery Resources)

Accessing Real World Data

Capture your thinking! What is your reaction to students using cell phones/smart phones in the classroom

You Tube Downloader

Partnership for 21st Century Skills Map for Mathematics

Review, Think, Pair, Share

"App"itizer - Smackdown

Upad -
The UPAD app takes notes to another level. Your notes become more striking than a printed page. And you’ll be completely intrigued.

Notability -
Notability is optimized for the new iPad! It powerfully integrates handwriting, PDF annotation, typing, recording, and organizing so you can take notes your way! Discover the freedom to capture ideas, share insights, and present

"Parabola" tells you everything you ever needed to know about parabolas but were afraid to ask.

Sketchpad Explorer
Drag, manipulate and animate visual mathematical representations to develop your understanding of fundamental concepts across elementary mathematics, geometry, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and beyond. Based on the award-winning software The Geometer's Sketchpad®, the Sketchpad Explorer app allows you to interact with, and investigate, any mathematical document created in Sketchpad. With a simple, powerful, multitouch interface, Sketchpad Explorer puts mathematics comprehension literally at your fingertips.

TooLoud Pro

Read and [[#|annotate PDF]] documents. Annotate with drawings, highlighting text, text notes, photos and stamps.

Geometry Pro
Let "Geometry Pro" serve as your portable tutor. It provides a rich collection of solvers, examples, and tutorials for the following topics:

- Perimeter
- Area
- Volume
- Segments and Lines
- Distance Between Points
- Distance from Point to Line
- Law of Sines
- Law of Cosines
- Similar Triangles
- Congruent Triangles
- 30-60-90 Triangles
- 45-45-90 Triangles
- Medians
- Altitudes
- Perpendicular Bisectors
- Orthocenters
- Circumcenters
- Centroids
- Circles
- Quadrilaterals
- Regular Polygons
- Logic Statements
- Postulates and Theorems
- Proofs

iPad Apps to Support Bloom's


Puffin Web [[#|Browser]] is wicked fast. Once users experience the thrill of using Puffin, regular mobile Internet just feels like torture. Puffin Web Browser is the premium version of the Puffin family.