Using Technology to Enhance Math and Sciences Lessons

Technology in the classroom has become a vital tool for understanding and learning. According to Pierce & Ball (2009) they found that the attitudes of students towards math improves when they employ technology in their classes. In addition, they are able to gain a greater level of understanding of the subject. Students can test mathematical concepts by using different tools, like calculators or online manipulation tools. Implementing the appropriate technology into math classes requires careful consideration and a thorough knowledge of how it functions.

One of the key advantages of incorporating technology into mathematics classes is that teachers are able to find more innovative ways to teach the subject. Some of the latest digital tools are specifically designed to take advantage of students’ modeling and visual power. Software applications, for example, allow students to build 3D geometrical representations of objects such as cones and cubicles in a manner that helps them understand the shapes and properties.

Additionally the most effective technological tools can help students free their working memory so they can focus on problem formulation and modeling. They also help in the creation of public records of thought that can be re-used and transportable. They can also be shared with peers and teachers. This method aims to bridge the gap between informal knowledge of students and formal mathematical structures and science-related phenomena.