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Computing Technology for Math Excellence

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Projects result from students' attempts to answer essential questions.  They can take many forms: products, presentations, performances.  They might fit any of three structures: interpersonal, information sharing, or problem-solving.  When selecting an existing project, or creating one of your own, consider the following: Is the project devoted only to mathematics (or a single subject area), or is there a link to other curricular areas? Is the project tied to standards for the curricular areas addressed, such as those from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the ...
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What is Technological Literacy?
The definition of literacy has changed as new tools have entered the educational environment. According to the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory and the Metiri Group, contemporary literacy includes “scientific literacy, economic literacy, technological literacy, visual literacy, information literacy, multicultural literacy, and global awareness” in addition to the more traditional reading/writing literacy (Deubel, 2010). This technological literacy, also called digital literacy, refers to a person’s ability to find and assimilate information online, to successfully accomplish tasks using digital ... market research, surveys and trends
virtual manipulatives
Due to modernisation and technological advancements in times, it would also be useful for all teachers to strive for in using innovative alternatives in conveying their teaching of mathematics. For instance, by trying to implement the usage of a great variety of teaching techniques or aids in the class as this will somehow contribute to the lesson’s success. Manipulatives (blocks, rods, bean sticks, etc.) are commonly used in mathematics education. In recent years, a number of websites have been developed that contain "virtual" versions of some of these manipulatives. The references given below provide ... market research, surveys and trends

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Math Manipulatives
Patricia Moyer, Johnna Bolyard, and Mark Spikell (2002) defined a virtual manipulative as "an interactive, Web-based visual representation of a dynamic object that presents opportunities for constructing mathematical knowledge" (p. 373).  Static and dynamic virtual models can be found on the Web, but static models are not true virtual manipulatives.  Static models look like physical concrete manipulatives that have traditionally been used in classrooms, but they are essentially pictures and learners cannot actually manipulate them.  "...[U]ser engagement distinguishes virtual manipulative ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Though associated mainly with aerospace innovations, NASA holds a significant influence over daily life as well. Many people do not realize that everything from toys to sunglasses and even horseshoes have benefitted from technologies originally intended for astronauts, shuttle flights, and other elements of space exploration. While some inventions stem directly from NASA and its collaborations, others simply involve vast improvements to existing designs. The following list contains a combination of technologies that went straight from NASA to consumers as well as ones that went on to streamline articles that were already available. industry trends, business articles and survey research
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What prevents teachers from integrating technology
Computing Technology for Math Excellence -- http://www.ct4me.net/ technology_integr.htm. Transforming Teaching through Technology – Strategies. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
President Obama Launches "Educate to Innovate" Campaign for ...
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Excel: Golf, golf question, math problem
QUESTION: We have a golf group that plays once a week.  Each person has a handicap and we may have 12 to 16 players per week.  In the case of 12 players each persons handicap is added together to get a total for all players combined.  That # is divided by 3 (12 playing to get 3 foursomes).  Once that # is obtained we try and get the 3 foursomes combined to each be as close to that # as possible.  Example handicaps of (12) people playing are 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,20,21.  Total would be 151. 151/3 = 50 approximately.  Therefore we would try and get the total of each foursome as close to 50. ...
math - Slashdot - News for nerds, stuff that matters
"I'm a developer, and a few months ago while working on a common geodesic problem (distance between two GPS points) I started to research a new algorithm that greatly improves the performance over existing algorithms. After relearning a lot of math I'm now fairly close to the final algorithm, after which I'll run extensive benchmarks comparing my algorithm with the most commonly used ones. After spending so much time on this, and if the final results are positive, I feel that simply posting this type of work on a blog might not be the best option, so I'm looking into something more formal, like a ...