Archives by Tag 'technology'

TED Talks: Teaching Kids Real Math with Computers

By admin - Last updated: Monday, January 17, 2023

Interesting talk by Conrad Wolfram (strategic director of Wolfram Research, which produces mathematical software): “From rockets to stock markets, many of humanity’s most thrilling creations are powered by math. So why do kids lose interest in it? Conrad Wolfram says the part of math we teach — calculation by hand — isn’t just tedious, it’s [...]

The Impact of Graphing Calculators on Student Performance in Beginning Algebra: An Exploratory Study

By admin - Last updated: Monday, October 26, 2022

By Gail Burrill and Glenda Breaux Research Report, Michigan State University Abstract (from report): The exploratory study focused on what students learned in algebra, how it was different for students with differential access to graphing calculators, the use of the technology on tasks of different cognitive demand, and whether the teachers’ background and experience with [...]