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- Using technology to support Maths - what do you do?

I recently read this interesting blog post - from the Sine of the times blog - that explored how you can use tools such as The Geometer's Sketchpad to explore real-world measurement. Have a look at the post - The key to everything around you is right in your pocket - and tell me what you think.

Have you used this particular tool? Can you recommend another way technology enhances the way your students engage with Maths?

- Tessa Gray (View all users posts) 02 Apr 2012 9:38am ()
I got shown this great website in the weekend, Hooda Math by an 11year old.

There are maths games (computer, android and smartphones), tutorials, maths movies for various aged students as well as learning tools and whitebaord games for teachers

- Karen Spencer (View all users posts) 02 Apr 2012 9:45am ()
Thanks for that, Tessa - looks interesting:-)

There have also been a couple of discussions recently in the MLE Reference group on technologies that can support maths:

- Simon Evans (View all users posts) 02 Apr 2012 11:46am ()
I haven't used the particular tool you're talking about Karen but Software for Learning has a whole category dedicated to software supporting the teaching of Mathematics across the age phases.

There are two in particular I really like:

- Graph.tk allows you to plot multiple functions through its dynamically resizing grid. The equation features in the top right of the screen. Simply type in the function you wish and the graph will be plotted.
- GeoGebra is free dynamic mathematics software for upper primary and secondary school, connecting arithmetic, geometry, algebra and calculus.

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