I’m studying Mathematics and currently a senior at Durham University. My love for Mathematics leads me to explore its relationship with Tech. I often join and win competitions that involve both fields, and hope I could inspire fellow students, to appreciate Mathematics.
This motivated me to create a blog that explains how to use Technology strategically to increase proficiency in Mathematics. According to her blog, everyone should see the importance and role of mathematics in our daily life, and how technology can help us achieve that. Both students and teachers can pick up some tips on the role of teaching and learning Mathematics.
Access to modern technologies is essential to support students’ learning and exploration of the different fields of Mathematics. Technological tools such as computer algebra systems, data collection, computations, dynamic geometry, and other computer-based applications provide students more information and interactions. This enhances problem-solving skills and reasoning, which is central to the process of understanding mathematical procedures.
However, simply having regular access to all information provided by these technologies are not enough to stimulate interest. Not all educational institutions capitalize on the availability of technological tools in learning mathematics. Imagine having the right tools that work like an advanced calculator, and simplifies complicated equations and provide definite answers, not just an approximate.
Every school’s curriculum developers and teachers should work hand in hand in creating a balanced mathematical program that takes advantage of modern technological tools to support learning. A framework that focuses on helping students develops a deeper understanding of the reasoning and mechanics of mathematics more quickly.
I suggested on my blog that mathematical programs should include installation of computer hardware in classrooms that have web-based applications equipped with mathematical software and proper training of teachers and mathematical instructors on how to effectively use the tools to guarantee its effective use.
The integration of technological tools in lessons and daily instructions enriches students’ experiences and instills an increased appreciation for the ever-changing technology and its impact on learning not only Mathematics but in solving real-world problems, in general.
Harnessing the power of modern technology and employing the right strategies in teaching mathematics, students will be less intimidated, more engaged, and enhance learning.