Technology in the Secondary Math Classroom
Graspable Math is a great tool for learning algebra. It allows students to visualize and virtually manipulate equations to see how they are solved.
Would You Rather Math is a repository of challenges that asks students to choose between two different options/scenarios and then use mathematical equations to justify their responses. It's perfect for a bell ringer or exit ticket in the math classroom.
Math Pickle is a set of puzzles, games, and mini-challenges organized by grade level. These are perfect for getting students warmed up and practicing math skills!
The Art of Problem Solving is a fantastic resource for instructional videos to use with students that are learning new concepts in pre-algebra. Although it was originally designed as a companion to the Art of Problem Solving textbook, it is an awesome tool for any pre-algebra student, regardless of the textbook being used!
Virtual Nerd is a compilation of short (less than 5 minutes) videos covering all of the necessary basics when it comes to learning algebra. Students can simply select the concepts that they are wanting to learn about and the video tutorials will be narrowed down to their specific needs.
Desmos is an online graphing calculator. They have teacher resources for how to implement Desmos into your classroom as well as pre-created activities and lessons to use with students.
GeoGebra is an online tool for geometry algebra, and calculus. It allows the user to create and manipulate graphs to help visual math. The system also has tons of user-created activities and lessons to use with students.
CK12 is an online textbook that is essentially a collection of online lessons and activities that tie curriculum to real-world application. It allows students login and learn concepts through video and written instruction with hands-on practice activities.
Online Math Learning has compiled videos from YouTube that teach a variety of Geometry concepts. The lessons are a combination of written explanations and multimedia with visual components to target a variety of learning styles. Additionally, they also have created online worksheets and activities that students can use to reinforce their knowledge.
Math TV is a great resource for algebra. It is a compilation of tutorial videos, but the unique feature is that there are multiple instructors for each concept. So, your student can select their teacher and if they still do not understand, they can select a different instructor to hear the material presented differently!