A Brief Overview on Using Technology to Engage Students in Mathematics

  • Joan M Raines Middle Tennessee State University
  • Linda M. Clark Middle Tennessee State University
Keywords: technology in mathematics, web-based practice/instruction, graphing calculator technology, teaching/learning strategies

Abstract

Incorporating and using technology in the teaching of mathematics can encourage students to become active participants in the classroom. This paper gives a brief overview of several technologies that can be used to enhance student learning and motivate students to become engaged in the learning process. The technologies discussed include graphing calculators and computer-based tools such as presentation software (PowerPoint) and computer/web-based instruction and practice. Appropriate use of technology will get more students thinking and reasoning mathematically; but, technology in and of itself is not a panacea that will resolve all studentsâ struggles.

Author Biographies

Joan M Raines, Middle Tennessee State University
Dr. Joan M. Raines is currently an Assistant Professor in the University Studies department at Middle Tennessee State University where she teaches mathematics. Dr. Raines has made numerous presentations at state, regional, national, and international conferences, and has written and received several grants to provide professional development in mathematics for elementary and secondary teachers. Some of her interests include using technology to enhance learning and using active learning to engage at risk students.
Linda M. Clark, Middle Tennessee State University
Linda Clark is an assistant professor in the University Studies department at Middle Tennessee State University where she teaches math. Linda has also served as the advisor for the Making Academic Progress (MAP) program in the universityâs Transfer Student Services department. She has been actively involved in professional activities including presenting at conferences and serving on various university and professional committees. Lindaâs areas of interest are technology in teaching, student success, and access to higher education.
Published
2011-06-22
How to Cite
Raines, J., & Clark, L. (2011). A Brief Overview on Using Technology to Engage Students in Mathematics. Current Issues in Education, 14(2). Retrieved from https://cie.asu.edu/ojs/index.php/cieatasu/article/view/786
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