Topic: What type of tech should we use in lessons, and when?
As it happened on Thursday, 19th August 2010 23:30 - 00:30 GMT

11:30 pm
ColinTGraham:
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11:31 pm
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11:32 pm
ColinTGraham:
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11:32 pm
ColinTGraham:
Today's topic is "What type of tech should we use in lessons, and when?" #mathchat
11:32 pm
tcash:
For the next hour, my tweets will be dedicated to #mathchat topic: What typs of tech should we use in lessons, and when?
11:33 pm
ColinTGraham:
It will probably be helpful if we start by defining what we mean by 'tech'... and maths-tech vs non-maths-tech #mathchat
11:34 pm
ghewgley:
I've been learning Geogebra. Seems like it has lots of possibilities, especially on an IWB. #mathchat
11:34 pm
tborash:
Can't stay long w/#mathchat but like the topic- want to share a file w/ideas relating tech & engagementhttp://bit.ly/co81Zk
11:35 pm
tcash:
I've used SketchUp to look at the different faces of cube structures #mathchat
11:35 pm
ghewgley:
I think tech is more than just paper, pencils, books, etc. #mathchat
11:35 pm
ColinTGraham:
@ghewgley OK, so that's an application and some hardware. Other kinds of tech? #mathchat
11:36 pm
tcash:
Document Cameras can be very effective for having students share strategies #mathchat
11:36 pm
davidwees:
http://thatquiz.org and http://assistment.org give immediate feedback on quizzes and allow students to keep track of own progress. #mathchat
11:36 pm
ghewgley:
@ColinTGraham IWB's, tablets, and the web are very useful. #mathchat
11:36 pm
ColinTGraham:
@tborash Thanks. Links will go on the Wiki and you can revisit the same topic on Monday too #mathchat
11:36 pm
elizbtheastman:
RT @tcash: Document Cameras can be very effective for having students share strategies #mathchat
11:37 pm
tborash:
@SARAallen91 @addaniels71 Lots of tips on using Google Docs. One big key: increase collaboration & student personal response #mathchat
11:37 pm
ghewgley:
@tcash As well as flip cams, camera phones, and regular old digital cameras. #mathchat
11:37 pm
chrismayoh:
For the next hour my tweets will mostly be dedicated to #mathchat
11:37 pm
georgewoodbury:
RT @tcash: Doc. Cam's can be very effective for having students share strategies Lets students work safely at desk, then share #mathchat
11:38 pm
tcash:
Virtual manipulatives eg these http://bit.ly/bo4idb & these http://bit.ly/9VBgz7 can be useful for students, accessible from home #mathchat
11:38 pm
shyj:
You should use whatever tech enhances the learning for the students #mathchat
11:38 pm
ghewgley:
I'm kinda interested in the new 3D cameras for math. Could be cool for measuring/angles/shapes! #mathchat
11:38 pm
davidwees:
@ghewgley I love Geogebra! #mathchat
11:39 pm
ColinTGraham:
Is there any tech which you have to teach because it is 'maths tech'... eg calculators? #mathchat
11:39 pm
Year7Numeracy:
I use tablet computer w various apps - onenote & journal. Annotation assists w student attention. Use podcasting, geogebra, & more #mathchat
11:39 pm
georgewoodbury:
RT @shyj: You should use whatever tech enhances the learning for the students Agreed - anything that increases understanding. #mathchat
11:39 pm
tcash:
Absolutely! The tech is only a tool! RT @shyj: You should use whatever tech enhances the learning for the students #mathchat
11:40 pm
ColinTGraham:
@Year7Numeracy How do you use podcasts, Steve? #mathchat
11:40 pm
chrismayoh:
Technology should only really be used if it is the BEST tool to do the job #mathchat
11:41 pm
ghewgley:
I also will be using an ipad and a couple of other Android tablets this year. Adds some nice interactivity. #mathchat
11:41 pm
ColinTGraham:
Main Page - GeoGebraWiki http://bit.ly/9kdNza for those unfamiliar with it! #mathchat
11:41 pm
georgewoodbury:
Re: calculators, I spend most time discussing when they are the appropriate tool and when they are not. #mathchat
11:41 pm
shyj:
@ColinTGraham @Year7Numeracy Do you ever have the kids make the podcasts? #mathchat
11:41 pm
ghewgley:
www.mathatube.com is a great way for students to access info outside of class. #mathchat
11:42 pm
tborash:
Found out about this site yesterday related to podcasts as student-produced math tutorials: Mathtrainhttp://bit.ly/9zX0zI #mathchat
11:42 pm
davidwees:
How about 3d virtual worlds for virtualization of 3d shapes & 3d graphs? #mathchat
11:42 pm
ColinTGraham:
@chrismayoh How would you define BEST tool... does 'bestness' change with understanding/learning? #mathchat
11:42 pm
bosoxfan9819:
RT @ghewgley: www.mathatube.com is a great way for students to access info outside of class. #mathchat
11:43 pm
tcash:
Students can use tech to reformulate understandings of concepts - eg. animations, short movies, podcasts, etc. #mathchat
11:43 pm
shyj:
How do you make steer away from textbooks and make lessons more authentic and interactive? #mathchat
11:43 pm
davidwees:
I've also used online games for probability simulations. Very useful. #mathchat
11:43 pm
ghewgley:
@davidwees That's I am wanting a 3D camera. #mathchat
11:44 pm
tcash:
Great question! RT @shyj: How do you steer away from textbooks and make lessons more authentic and interactive? #mathchat
11:44 pm
grade1:
@tcash Have even had Gr. 1students blog & create glogs to demonstrate knowledge of different math concepts before. #mathchat
11:44 pm
ColinTGraham:
@shyj What do you mean by 'authentic' and are textbooks always a bad thing? #mathchat
11:44 pm
shyj:
@davidwees Online simulations are GREAT for gathering and analyzing data.#mathchat
11:45 pm
ColinTGraham:
RT @ColinTGraham: It will probably be helpful if we start by defining what we mean by 'tech'... and maths-tech vs non-maths-tech #mathchat
11:45 pm
tcash:
@grade1 What a great idea! Would love to see an example of the glogs, if you have one! #mathchat
11:45 pm
chrismayoh:
@ColinTGraham I think the BEST tool is defined entirely by what will help students to understand and learn #mathchat
11:45 pm
shyj:
@Grade1 How do they do with Glogster? #mathchat
11:46 pm
Year7Numeracy:
@shyj Kids do make podcasts and they are shared when uploaded on the portal. Kids can learn from each other not just the teacher #mathchat
11:46 pm
ColinTGraham:
Links, examples please David... RT @davidwees: I've also used online games for probability simulations. Very useful. #mathchat
11:46 pm
georgewoodbury:
@chrismayoh Right. Best tool depends on audience & level of topic. #mathchat
11:46 pm
shyj:
@ColinTGraham Textbooks aren't bad, just tend to hamper transfer of knowledge and skills learned #mathchat
11:46 pm
tcash:
Different tech tools can help children who have different learning modality preferences access/understand concepts #mathchat
11:47 pm
shyj:
@ColinTGraham :Authentic" meaning "real life", applicable to life skills #mathchat
11:47 pm
tcash:
What tools do people in math-related careers use? Those are what students should be learning to use #mathchat
11:48 pm
shyj:
@Year7Numeracy Are the podcasts "how to's" or something else? Do you have a link that I could share? #mathchat
11:48 pm
Year7Numeracy:
We use a text on their laptops. The web and other tools are also easily accessible during learning too #mathchat
11:48 pm
grade1:
@tcash There's a couple of examples on this page: http://bit.ly/c8O6oD #mathchat
11:49 pm
ColinTGraham:
So far, we seem to be discussing online/digital technology to help with concepts and/or with recording/assessment. Any non-online? #mathchat
11:49 pm
grade1:
@tcash We also wrote collaborative Storybirds for math (on math word problems). Students made math Wordles too. #mathchat
11:50 pm
grade1:
@shyj They worked on the SMART Board in small groups to create a glog together. Did it at a math centre. They were great! #mathchat
11:51 pm
tcash:
@grade1 I like the Stories & Wordles ideas! #mathchat
11:51 pm
grade1:
@shyj There are a couple of examples of their completed glogs on this page of the blog:http://bit.ly/c8O6oD #mathchat
11:51 pm
mathgrlzrock:
Pls help- looking for self assessment of math teacher use of research based strategies, collaborative learning, tech, etc #mathchat #edchat
11:51 pm
ColinTGraham:
Examples of non-online: protractors, slide rules, calculators, adding machines, ruler & compasses... #mathchat
11:51 pm
mathheadinc:
TRUE! RT @georgewoodbury: @chrismayoh Right. Best tool depends on audience & level of topic. #mathchat
11:51 pm
gailly123:
@shyj Podcast could be a "how to" or they could be students presenting the information in a creative way.#mathchat
11:51 pm
grade1:
@tcash Thanks! I like to incorporate literacy and math when I can, and when I can use tech, it's a big bonus! #mathchat
11:52 pm
shyj:
@Grade1 So do you feel they had a good understanding of the content? Did Glogster enhance their learning? #mathchat
11:52 pm
mathheadinc:
I like Wolfram Demonstrations Project for manipulatives and all sorts of math and logic games. demonstrations.wolfram.com #mathchat
11:53 pm
ColinTGraham:
@mathgrlzrock Use mathchat - Discussion http://bit.ly/bfShK7 so you can explain in more detail what you need, I'm sure we'll help! #mathchat
11:53 pm
grade1:
@shyj They did. I didn't give them any of this info All I had was a list of 3-D solids.They showed me their learning in the glog. #mathchat
11:53 pm
ColinTGraham:
RT @shyj: You should use whatever tech enhances the learning for the students #mathchat
11:53 pm
tcash:
Does anyone use a backchannel in a math class? #mathchat
11:53 pm
sellyeve:
get children to create own investigation question in outdoor learning context - they video investigation process & load to VLE #mathchat
11:53 pm
chrismayoh:
Sometimes tech solutions are the best solution not because they do the job better but because they engage students more #mathchat
11:53 pm
grade1:
@shyj When the one group spoke about vertices, etc.,they figured this out on their own. Also got to see 3-D solids in "real life." #mathchat
11:53 pm
shyj:
@ColinTGraham Same tools are now part of SMART Notebook for the SMARTBoard :) #mathchat
11:55 pm
vtdeacon:
@tcash I have when watching a video (Donald in Math Magic Land) not for everyday math though #mathchat
11:55 pm
ColinTGraham:
Let's be subversive! When should technology not be used? #mathchat
11:55 pm
ghewgley:
@shyj I love the new transparency mode in Smart Notebook. #mathchat
11:55 pm
shyj:
@gailly123 Math seems to b the class where transferring skills 2 the real world is lacking. Always looking 4r ways 2 increase lrng #mathchat
11:55 pm
georgewoodbury:
@mathheadinc And Wolfram|Alpha can be used to help students derive their own patterns & procedures. #mathchat
11:56 pm
shyj:
@Grade1 That's excellent! I love to see and hear kids making connections! #mathchat
11:56 pm
sellyeve:
@shyj use science investigations to do all your data handling - applied & real learning context #mathchat
11:56 pm
grade1:
@tcash At the end of the year, I used Twiducate as a backchannel to have students write about what they learned in math. #mathchat
11:56 pm
mathheadinc:
@ColinTGraham It should not be used as a substitute for teacher. We've tutoring many kids who learned nothing in this sit'n. #mathchat
11:56 pm
ColinTGraham:
@shyj One of the challenges is that 'maths' underlies so much that it can be difficult to decide how to tease it out of real life. #mathchat
11:57 pm
ghewgley:
@ColinTGraham Yeah, tech may be restricted when it becomes a distraction instead of a learning tool. #mathchat
11:57 pm
grade1:
@tcash It was great for reflections, and I loved the fact that students were writing & discussing math at the same time! #mathchat
11:57 pm
georgewoodbury:
@ColinTGraham I have a hard time thinking that any tech tool can't have at least one good use. Just need to know when not to use. #mathchat
11:57 pm
shyj:
@ColinTGraham When it doesn't fit the learners or the learning outcomes #mathchat
11:58 pm
grade1:
@shyj I was really pleased! Seeing how little I gave them to work with told me just how much they knew & had learned! #mathchat
11:58 pm
tcash:
@grade1 Some really fantastic work by 1st graders! #mathchat
11:58 pm
tomfullerton:
RT @davidwees: http://thatquiz.org and http://assistment.org give immediate feedback on quizzes and allow students to keep track of own progress. #mathchat
11:58 pm
shyj:
@sellyeve Science in math are natural fits. I really want kids to see that math is the way the world works #mathchat
11:58 pm
ColinTGraham:
Does anyone teach/use mental arithmetic, for example? Does tech help here? Do manipulatives become a hinderance? #mathchat
11:59 pm
mathheadinc:
@georgewoodbury Wolfram|Alpha: great exploration tool. #mathchat
11:59 pm
shyj:
@ColinTGraham I agree, and for the kids to see the patterns in life are based on math #mathchat
11:59 pm
grade1:
@tcash Thanks! That means a lot. I was really proud of my class! They did some amazing things. #mathchat
11:59 pm
ghewgley:
@ColinTGraham I sometimes have the students stand up and we drill each other with mental math questions. It's been great. #mathchat

12:00 am
shyj:
@ColinTGraham It depends on the learners. Some kids can skip manipulatives b/c they can visualize, some must have hands-on #mathchat
12:00 am
chrismayoh:
@ColinTGraham We use iPod Touches as a really good way to engage students in mental arithmetic. They love it #mathchat
12:00 am
cybraryman1:
Helpful Math Online Tool links: http://bit.ly/1PAeOz #mathchat
12:00 am
sellyeve:
we had a camping trip - children planned it all - including meals & managing budgets - v. real for them! #mathchat
12:01 am
ColinTGraham:
How would you feel if you had no IWB and no online access in your classroom? What would you do differently? #mathchat
12:02 am
tcash:
I think students who don't need manipulatives have moved on from concrete representation stage..if they need them, should have 'em #mathchat
12:02 am
chrismayoh:
RT @sellyeve: we had a camping trip - children planned it all - including meals & managing budgets - v. real for them! #mathchat < < Cool!
12:02 am
shyj:
Do any of you use essential questions to guide your math lessons? #mathchat
12:03 am
ColinTGraham:
@tcash How do you know when kids actual need manipulatives, though, rather than just being lazy? #mathchat
12:03 am
Cassyt:
Teach mental math strategies, practice to make kids faster, more fluent. @ColinTGraham-Does anyone teach/use mental arithmetic? #mathchat
12:03 am
tcash:
@ColinTGraham Lots of discussion, small &whole group, investigations,& presentations to authentic audience (other Ss,parents, etc) #mathchat
12:03 am
ghewgley:
@ColinTGraham Use a lot more construction paper/poster board, etc. #mathchat
12:03 am
mathheadinc:
@chrismayoh YES! Any tech that helps kids use their brains MORE or helps them SEE math better is fine by me! #mathchat
12:04 am
shyj:
@ColinTGraham I used to teach without the tech and did okay, I think ;) #mathchat
12:04 am
sellyeve:
children create Maths trails for each other in school grounds (varying difficulty levels). Lots of varied Maths applied skills. #mathchat
12:04 am
grade1:
@Cassyt @ColinTGraham I do. Mental math is part of our curriculum for Gr. 1. We play Champ or Chimp to help with this. #mathchat
12:04 am
tcash:
@ColinTGraham I think using manipulatives slows down the work - kids who can get away with a quick sketch, usually will, no? #mathchat
12:05 am
mathheadinc:
Along with the tech, kids should write their discoveries, conclusions, questions in a notebook. #mathchat
12:05 am
ColinTGraham:
Does anyone feel they are over-reliant on technology or do you have a back-up plan...? #mathchat
12:05 am
sellyeve:
In design & tech get children to create companies that are businesses for their designs - again lots of applied Maths skills #mathchat
12:06 am
ColinTGraham:
That's great, many would be less confident though! RT @shyj: I used to teach without the tech and did okay, I think ;) #mathchat
12:06 am
Cassyt:
No kid I know CHOOSES manipulatives. @ColinTGraham How do you know when kids actual ly need manipulatives. #mathchat
12:06 am
Cassyt:
@grade1 What's Champ or chimp? #mathchat
12:06 am
mathheadinc:
@ColinTGraham My students think I should let them use their calculators MORE, so no, LOL! #mathchat
12:07 am
ghewgley:
@tcash I totally agree that using tech sometimes gets in the way. Don't have to use tech all the time. #mathchat
12:07 am
georgewoodbury:
RT @mathheadinc: Along with the tech, kids should write their discoveries, conclusions, questions in a notebook. #mathchat
12:07 am
shyj:
@tcash Also think it depends on the age of the kids and the skills to be covered #mathchat
12:07 am
sellyeve:
@ColinTGraham embed tech as much as possible then it's not centrepiece but an enabling set of tools #mathchat
12:07 am
Cassyt:
Give me a chalkboard, and students and I can teach math. the tech is just icing. #mathchat
12:07 am
TeaKayB:
@ColinTGraham If the worst comes to the worst I can make it up as I go along, tech or no. #mathchat
12:07 am
ColinTGraham:
@tcash I sometimes think that some Ss (not just kids!) will go directly to the calculator rather than use mental arithmetic #mathchat
12:07 am
grade1:
@Cassyt Here's the explanation of Champ or Chimp (works for any grade): http://bit.ly/bvmR9Y#mathchat
12:08 am
sellyeve:
@georgewoodbury these are skills in their own right which are good to #mathchat
12:08 am
grade1:
@Cassyt You can change addition to subtraction, multiplication, division, etc. facts. Really fun!http://bit.ly/bvmR9Y #mathchat
12:08 am
shyj:
@ColinTGraham With tech, there ALWAYS has to be a back up plan! #mathchat
12:08 am
mathheadinc:
At every opportunity, to show the visual aspect of math. @ColinTGraham How do you know when kids actually need manipulatives. #mathchat
12:08 am
ghewgley:
@Cassyt That's the spirit! Great post! #mathchat
12:09 am
tcash:
SO TRUE! RT @shyj: With tech, there ALWAYS has to be a back up plan! #mathchat
12:09 am
ColinTGraham:
Do you think your students get more satisfaction getting the answer quickly or being able to do it with pencil & paper/mentally? #mathchat
12:09 am
Cassyt:
@grade1 Love it! You can use Uno cards to avoid that whole ace, jack, queen, king issue #mathchat
12:10 am
mathheadinc:
@ColinTGraham That's bc some many kids are told by teachers, 'just give me the decimal answer. Use your calculator.' #mathchat
12:10 am
shyj:
@ColinTGraham My son struggles with that, 1 tchr lets then use calc, the other makes them to it by hand #mathchat
12:10 am
tcash:
Clever! RT @Cassyt: Love it! You can use Uno cards to avoid that whole ace, jack, queen, king issue #mathchat
12:10 am
ghewgley:
@tcash Amen again to the backup plan. Between electricity and internet, you never really know. #mathchat
12:10 am
grade1:
@Cassyt You definitely could! Wish I could take credit for the game, but my step-dad came up with it. #mathchat
12:11 am
grade1:
@Cassyt With Champ or Chimp, you can even let the winners add in monkey sounds for fun!:) Can play as a big class or small group. #mathchat
12:12 am
Cassyt:
@grade1 I actually printed numbers on perforated business card Avery blanks and laminated them. Can practice facts to 100 easily. #mathchat
12:12 am
chrismayoh:
Going to have to duck out of #mathchat early as my Internet appears to have died!
12:12 am
ColinTGraham:
What types of technology would you like to introduce tomorrow, this term, this year? #mathchat
12:13 am
tcash:
RT @ColinTGraham: What types of technology would you like to introduce tomorrow, this term, this year? #mathchat
12:13 am
georgewoodbury:
Got to run - thanks for sharing everyone. As usual great job by @ColinTGraham with #mathchat
12:13 am
grade1:
@Cassyt That's a good idea too! I have some small laminated number cards in my room as well. Students liked using real cards too. #mathchat
12:13 am
ColinTGraham:
@mathheadinc Do you think that is because the teacher is uncomfortable with teaching mental arithmetic skills? #mathchat
12:13 am
Cassyt:
My students used to compete at National Math Bee, until their tech failed at the NATIONAL competition last yr. Ugh. #mathchat
12:13 am
grade1:
@Cassyt I love the UNO idea though. I'll have to try that this year! #mathchat
12:13 am
mathheadinc:
Don't tell the kids but Angry Birds is a very addictive game but it's all about parabolas! #mathchat
12:14 am
ghewgley:
@ColinTGraham For me, it would be the use of 3D for math. #mathchat
12:14 am
ColinTGraham:
@shyj Given the choice between calculator and pencil & paper which would your son choose? #mathchat
12:14 am
grade1:
@ColinTGraham I'd like to try making some math podcasts where students can discuss their learning in math. #mathchat
12:14 am
cybraryman1:
Mental Math links (bottom of my Number Tricks page): http://bit.ly/a96xgW #mathchat
12:14 am
davidwees:
@ColinTGraham I'll send some later, at the aquarium w/ my family. :) #mathchat
12:14 am
tcash:
RT @cybraryman1: Mental Math links (bottom of my Number Tricks page): http://bit.ly/a96xgW#mathchat
12:14 am
ColinTGraham:
@georgewoodbury Thanks George come back on Monday if you can! #mathchat
12:15 am
shyj:
@ColinTGraham Calculator, definitely! He knows how to do the basic skills and wants to focus on the problem solving #mathchat
12:15 am
ghewgley:
@davidwees Now that's multitasking! At the aquarium and #mathchat wow!
12:15 am
tonnet:
RT @cybraryman1 Helpful Math Online Tool links: http://bit.ly/1PAeOz #mathchat
12:15 am
mathheadinc:
@ColinTGraham Oh, absolutely! Math classes & texts for ed teachers are awful. I've tutored them, too. #mathchat
12:16 am
mathheadinc:
@shyj SHARE! #mathchat

12:17 am
chrismayoh:
Oh, I appear to be back up and running. Back to #mathchat

12:18 am
ColinTGraham:
We've had supermarket shoppers too! RT @ghewgley: @davidwees Now that's multitasking! At the aquarium and #mathchat wow!
12:18 am
mathheadinc:
#mathchat AND listening to RT @johnfaig: Listening to Carol Dweck talk about Mindsethttp://bit.ly/K2WJp #teacher
12:18 am
ColinTGraham:
@chrismayoh Just in time for the last 10 minutes! #mathchat
12:18 am
Year7Numeracy:
Calculators are important in the maths classroom but students need to understand how to work probs before using calculators #mathchat
12:19 am
Cassyt:
I don't teach mental math "tricks"-they make math seem inaccessible. Mental math isn't magic, it's just a different process. #mathchat
12:19 am
mnolasz:
RT @cybraryman1: Helpful Math Online Tool links: http://bit.ly/1PAeOz #mathchat
12:20 am
ColinTGraham:
How difficult is it for you to wean students off technology that they may not be able to use in tests/examinations? #mathchat
12:20 am
shyj:
@mathheadinc Here is one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqI01BE9aMk #mathchat
12:21 am
ColinTGraham:
@Cassyt Mental processes do need to be treated as valid though, if not the same as the written 'algorithms'... #mathchat
12:21 am
ghewgley:
My favorite Smartboard podcast with lots of math examples. http://tinyurl.com/2fvhob2 #mathchat
12:21 am
shyj:
@ColinTGraham As long as they understand how to do the processes they should be okay #mathchat
12:22 am
grade1:
@ColinTGraham Don't have too much of a problem with this because make sure to balance tech with other non-tech activities too. #mathchat
12:22 am
shyj:
@Cassyt Kids seem to hate mental math, but so do a lot of teachers #mathchat
12:22 am
Cassyt:
Right, but don't call them "tricks". RT @ColinTGraham:Mental processes do need to be treated as valid #mathchat
12:24 am
oline73:
RT @davidwees: http://thatquiz.org and http://assistment.org give immediate feedback on quizzes and allow students to keep track of own progress. #mathchat
12:25 am
shyj:
@Cassyt How about "brain busters" instead? #mathchat
12:26 am
tweetpmo:
RT @davidwees: http://thatquiz.org and http://assistment.org give immediate feedback on quizzes and allow students to keep track of own progress. #mathchat
12:26 am
ghewgley:
Thanks for the chat. You all rock! #mathchat
12:26 am
Cassyt:
My elem. students & teachers love mental math strategies, when they learn 'em. It's not something many adults were taught. @shyj #mathchat
12:27 am
ColinTGraham:
@Cassyt Agreed, I prefer the term 'efficient method' or 'shortcut' at a push... 'trick' makes it seem like magic not real #mathchat
12:27 am
shyj:
Son is watching "wipeout" on TV....TONS of geometry and math! Homework - watch wipeout and discuss best way to complete course #mathchat
12:28 am
davidwees:
Multimedia is useful with students as well. I had kids create video word problems WITH solutions.http://bit.ly/9lBamw #mathchat
12:28 am
shyj:
@Cassyt I agree, most adults were not taught mental math and parents can't help kids b/c they don't understand it #mathchat
12:29 am
ColinTGraham:
OK 2 minutes left! If you could only use one application and one piece of hardware what would they be...? #mathchat
12:29 am
Cassyt:
Ahh, many methods, which is most efficient. Key to teaching math! RT @ColinTGraham: Agreed, I prefer efficient method or shortcut #mathchat
12:30 am
mathheadinc:
@shyj THANK YOU! #mathchat
12:30 am
shyj:
@ColinTGraham A video camera! #mathchat
12:30 am
chrismayoh:
Right, off to bed. Thanks all #mathchat
12:30 am
mathheadinc:
@ColinTGraham MATHEMATICA! #mathchat
12:30 am
shyj:
@mathheadinc You bet, lots of clever vids out there #mathchat
12:31 am
Cassyt:
Tablet pc/projector RT @ColinTGraham: If you could only use 1 application & 1 piece of hardware what would they be? #mathchat
12:31 am
ColinTGraham:
@chrismayoh Good night/morning Chris! #mathchat
12:32 am
shyj:
Thanks everyone, nice to "meet" some new tweets! #mathchat
12:33 am
Cassyt:
Another engaging #mathchat. Thanks @ColinTGraham for moderating & to all for great ideas!
12:33 am
kmtrain:
@Cassyt Teachers often say favorite part of tching math is the "tricks" but soon realize it's b/c they don't know the "why". #mathchat
12:33 am
ColinTGraham:
Remember to follow @mathchat for updates to the Wiki. Archive will be online in about 30 minutes #mathchat
12:33 am
shyj:
RT @kmtrain: @Cassyt Teachers often say favorite part of tching math is the "tricks" but soon realize it's b/c they don't know the "why". #mathchat
12:34 am
gailly123:
Thanks #mathchat
12:34 am
shyj:
@ColinTGraham Thanks Colin! I know some math teachers who would benefit from this forum #mathchat
12:35 am
ColinTGraham:
Which is why they probably should not be teaching it! ;-) RT @kmtrain Teachers... soon realize it's b/c they don't know the "why". #mathchat
12:35 am
ColinTGraham:
Spread the word! RT @shyj: @ColinTGraham Thanks Colin! I know some math teachers who would benefit from this forum #mathchat