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Free Web-Based Dynamic Math Tool to Support Student Engagement and Discovery

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Dr. Karen Greenhaus  
Explore the free, web-based dynamic math tool ClassPad.net through hands-on interaction and demonstration to create dynamic math experiences. See multiple representations including graphing, geometry, sliders, animation, data collection and statistical plots. A focus on discovery and problem-solving will guide our learning.

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: It is not necessary, as you can work from the 'guest' access, but if participants want to save any of the work they do or duplicate/save any of the lessons shared, creating an account will be helpful.

Go to ClassPad.net and choose Create Account. https://classpad.net/us

Topic: Online tools, apps & resources
Grade level: 6-12
Subject area: Math
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Designer
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
Facilitator
  • Model and nurture creativity and creative expression to communicate ideas, knowledge or connections.
For Coaches:
Teaching, Learning and Assessments
  • Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences using a variety of research-based, learner-centered instructional strategies and assessment tools to address the diverse needs and interests of all students.
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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Purpose: This session is designed to show how the free, dynamic math tool, ClassPad.net, can make the learning of mathematics visual, focused on multiple representations and connections, and allow for real-world applications and student engagement.

ClassPad.net is a free, web-based math tool that allows for any mathematics to be done in one location, without the need for any additional tools. Teachers/Students can do calculations, graphing, geometry, statistics (including AP statistics), financial templates/calculations, sequences, and writing. This ability to do multiple mathematical content in one space provides amazing opportunities to help students discover and connect mathematical content in many ways.

Goals:
1) Introduce participants to a dynamic mathematical tool through hands-on interaction and learning experiences using mathematical content (statistics, algebra, geometry).
2) Model different teaching strategies that allow all students to enter into learning, including strategies for student collaboration, sharing of working, looking for patterns and connections, questioning.
3) Hands-on experience and learning of basic functionality of ClassPad.net through the doing of mathematics. This includes calculating, graphing, real-world data collection and data representation and statistical calculations, geometry applications.
4) Creation of various mathematical representations, including various graphs, statistical plots, tables, etc.
5) Participants will experience multiple math activities and will leave with an entire free resource of ready-to-use mathematical lessons and ways to organize, find and share activities with students, whether in a face-to-face environment but also in a remote-learning environment.

Supporting research

NCTM Position Paper - Using Technology Tools in Mathematics Instruction/Learning https://www.nctm.org/Standards-and-Positions/Position-Statements/Strategic-Use-of-Technology-in-Teaching-and-Learning-Mathematics/

Teachers' Perceived Influences on Technology Integration Decisions: A Grounded Theory on Instructional Decisions after Professional Development https://www.proquest.com/docview/1532218683

Dynamic Technology Tool to Support Active Learning in Mathematics https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8005426

Access and Equity in Mathematics Education: https://www.nctm.org/Standards-and-Positions/Position-Statements/Access-and-Equity-in-Mathematics-Education/

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Dr. Karen Greenhaus, Drexel University

Dr. Karen Greenhaus has been a math educator for over 30 years. She's taught in MS, HS, been a Math District Supervisor, worked in Math Publishing, Software and Professional Development as Director of EdTech and PD for Key Curriculum and McGraw Hill. Currently she is an adjunct professor at Drexel University in Pennsylvania, in their online Math Masters Program. She has also been working with Casio for the last 6 years as a spokesperson and consultant, supporting teachers, software development and publishing partners, and works as an independent education consultant supporting teachers.

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