**ERIC Identifier:** ED433192

**Publication Date:** 1998-10-00

**Author: **Ozgun-Koca, S. Asli

**Source: **ERIC Clearinghouse for
Science Mathematics and Environmental Education Columbus OH.

## Technology in Mathematics Education: Internet Resources. ERIC
Digest.

In this age of digital technology, calculators, computers, educational
software, and calculator-based laboratories (CBL) have become important elements
in the learning and teaching of mathematics. The National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics (NCTM) strongly endorses the increased use of these new technologies
in mathematics education.

"Mathematics programs must take full advantage of thepower of calculators and computers at all levels" (NCTM, 1980).

"Changes in technology and the broadening of the areas in which mathematics is applied have resulted in growth and changes in the discipline of mathematics itself" (NCTM, 1989).

Also, technology makes it easier to locate and access information related to
technology uses in mathematics education through the Internet. This Digest
presents three types of internet resources related to technology in mathematics
education: general technology sites on mathematics education, internet sites
related to using calculators, and sites providing or describing mathematics
software. In each of the following sections, sites providing more technical
information and guidebooks are presented first, followed by sites providing
lesson plans and activities using the corresponding technologies.

### GENERAL TECHNOLOGY SITES

Texas Instruments

http://www.ti.com/calc/docs/school.htm

Offers a searchable database and information on school products of Texas
Instruments.

Technology Tools For Science And Mathematics Learning

http://www.uncc.edu/msec/techindx.htm

Tech tools is a 4-year science and mathematics instructional technologies
program, supported in part by a National Science Foundation Teacher Enhancement
Program grant to UNC Greensboro, Grant No. ESI-9355706.

Mathematics Teaching with Computer Algebra, Spreadsheets and Graphing
Calculators

http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Personal/R.Knott/compAlgGraphCalc.html

Presents educational resources on technology in math teaching, computer
algebra for teaching math, using spreadsheets in math teaching, graphing
calculators and math teaching, and how to order books.

### TAME

http://www.edfac.unimelb.edu.au/DSME/TAME/

The principal aim of the Technology and Mathematics Education (TAME) Web
Forum is to develop and support a network of Australian mathematics educators at
primary and secondary schools in their attempts to incorporate technology
assisted approaches to mathematics teaching and learning. Presents a library of
shareware programs and curriculum materials useful for school mathematics, and
an email-based support network for mathematics teachers using technology.

Technology Links

http://www.math.ilstu.edu/~day/bmtech.html#technology

Presents a list of links of web sites for information on calculators and
software.

CALCULATORS

Texas
Instruments Calculators

Graphing
Calculators:

http://www.ti.com/calc/docs/sgraph.htm

Provides technical information on graphing Texas Instrument calculators.

Nongraphing
Calculators:

http://www.ti.com/calc/docs/ngraph.htm

Provides technical information on nongraphing Texas Instruments calculators.

Calculator
Guide Books

http://www.ti.com/calc/docs/guides.htm

Offers quick immediate downloads of calculator guide books.

Hewlett
Packard Calculators:

http://www.hp.com/calculators/

Provides detailed information on all calculators produced by Hewlett Packard.

History
of Electronic Calculators

http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/6747/

If you are interested in the history of calculators, this is the site you
should visit.

Classroom
Activities

http://www.ti.com/calc/docs/activities.htm

Provides very rich database of lesson plans using Texas Instruments products.
You will find activities arranged in the activity matrix by subjects and
products. Clicking on a box will lead you to a list of activities fitting the
specified categories. You should pay more attention to the "subject" column
rather than the "product" row, because most activities can be used with several
different products. Note that activities written for a specific product have
been sorted by that product, but don't let that discourage you from taking a
look.

Mathematics
on the Beach

http://kids.osd.wednet.edu/osd/ttt/Mainpage.html

This is a collection of Algebra activities using TI-82/83 and CBL developed
as part of a summer institute offered through the Teachers Teaching with
Technology (T3) organization. The focus of the institute was to enhance algebra
through the integration of computers and calculators. Educators from around the
region (Washington State) attended the week long program and participated in a
number of activities. These included:

*
Learning to use a TI-82 and TI-83 graphing calculator.

*
Determining how to integrate technology into algebra curriculum.

*
Developing a number of creative hands-on lessons.

*
Working with calculator based labs (CBLs) to gather data.

*
Development of web pages to share data and ideas.

Lesson
Plans for the Graphing Calculator

http://www.wilpaterson.edu/wpcpages/icip/itm/Lessonpl/calc/calc.ht ml

Provides lesson plans using graphing calculators.

Resources
for Graphing Calculators in Secondary Mathematics

http://cesme.utm.edu/resources/math/grcalc/toc.html

Offers lesson plans, activities, tutorials, and information about graphing
calculators.

Connections+
/ Mathematics Calculators

http://www.mcrel.org/connect/plus/calc.html

Provides lesson plans, activities, teachers' guides using calculators,
related content resources, related content standards, and other resources on
calculators.

Calculator
& CBL Resources

http://www.cci.unl.edu/calculators/resource.html

Offers information on Calculator/CBL Computer Resources, Calculator/CBL Text
Resources, and Calculator/CBL Experiment Links.

### CALCULATOR-BASED LABORATORY

Texas Instruments

http://130.194.180.26/measure/cbl.htm

Offers technical information on Calculator-Based Laboratory (CBL), workbooks
and probes of CBL.

CBL GuideBooks

http://www.ti.com/calc/docs/cblguide.htm

Offers immediate download of CBL guidebooks.

Calculator-Based Laboratory System (CBL)

http://rampages.onramp.net/ ~jaldr/cbl.html

If you need basic information on CBL, you need to visit this page to read
this informative paper.

Calculator-Based Laboratory System

http://www.vernier.com/cbl/

Provides information, curricular materials, and downloadable programs
designed to make data collection with CBL and Vernier probes as simple as
possible.

TI Calculator & Calculator-Based Laboratory Activities

http://www.cci.unl.edu/calculators/activities.html

Offers activities on mathematics and science using calculators and CBLs.

Developers for TI Calculator Based Laboratory

List
Name: CBL

List
Title: Developers for TI Calculator Based Laboratory

List
Owner or Contact: Rob Carlson, [email protected]

To
subscribe: Send the command JOIN CBL in the body of a message to
[email protected]

To
unsubscribe: Send the command DROP CBL in the body of a message to
[email protected]

Simplified User's Guide to CBL
http://www2.ncsu.edu/ncsu/pams/science_house/springworkshops
97/cbl/cblguide.html

Purposes to provide a fast, easy guide to the use of the combined CBL
interface, various probes, and the Texas Instruments (TI)-83 calculator.

### EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE

Software to Support Mathematics
Teaching

http://www.rmplc.co.uk/eduweb/sites/ufa10/softmath.htm

Presents a list of educational mathematics software providing links to
publishers or sources of corresponding software.

Cornell University

http://www.tc.cornell.edu/Edu/MathSciGateway/math.html#software

Presents lists of educational software for mathematics with links to
corresponding software webpages. Some of the pages provide information, and
others offer software you can download.

Educational Software for the Mac

http://www.math.ilstu.edu/~day/326SWList.html

Presents a list of educational mathematics software for Macintosh computers,
and provides links to publishers or sources of corresponding software.

### SPREADSHEETS IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

Spreadsheets,
Mathematics, Science, and Statistics Education: Quite a Lot of What You always
wanted to know

http://sunsite.univie.ac.at/Spreadsite/spreaded.html

This page tries to collect some information about spreadsheets with an
emphasis on mathematics and statistics education. Presents other web sites on
spreadsheets.

Introduction to Math and Spreadsheets
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/sum95/math_and/spreadsheets/intro.html#n ote

Presents basic information on spreadsheets and mathematics and offers other
web sites on this issue.

### REFERENCES

NCTM (1980). "Agenda for action: Recommendations
for school mathematics of the 1980s." Reston, VA: Author.

NCTM (1989). "Curriculum and evaluation standards for school mathematics."
Reston, VA: Author.