Using Technology to Enhance Math and Sciences Lessons

Technology in the classroom has become a vital tool for learning and understanding. According to Pierce and Ball (2009), the attitudes of students towards math improves when they employ technology in the classroom. They also gain a better understanding of the subject. Students can explore mathematical concepts by using a variety of tools, including calculators and online manipulative tools. Incorporating the right technology in math classes requires careful consideration and a thorough understanding of how it functions.

One of the main advantages of incorporating technology into mathematics lessons is that teachers are able to find more innovative ways to teach the subject. Some of the most modern digital tools have been designed to harness students’ visual and modeling ability. For instance, software programs permit students to create 3D geometric models of objects such as cones and cubes in a manner that assists them understand the characteristics and shapes of these objects.

In addition the most effective technology tools aid students in freeing their working memory so they can concentrate on problem formulation and modeling. They also facilitate the development of public records of thought that can be modified easily, transferable and shared among peers and teachers. This approach aims to bridge the gap between informal knowledge of students and formal structures of mathematics and science-related phenomena.



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