The Preparing to Teach Mathematics with Technology project has developed three sets of materials focused on major topics in middle and secondary mathematics focused on Algebra, Data Analysis and Probability, and Geometry. These materials have been used to prepare over 3,000 teachers to use technology in their classrooms. Each set of materials includes videos of students and teachers working with technology, and engages teachers in meaningful tasks that can enhance their understandings of mathematical content, teaching strategies, and the ways technology can afford deeper learning in mathematics. We now offer these materials for free as open educational resources. For more information read our research-based Guiding Framework.
For more information about our project, please visit our website at: ptmt.fi.ncsu.edu.
Principal Investigators: Dr. Hollylynne Lee, Dr. Karen Hollebrands, Dr. Allison McCulloch.
The Algebra materials consists of 7 chapters that provide in-depth dynamic technology explorations of important topics such as variables, equality, rate of change, and functions.
The 7 chapters in the Geometry materials engage learners with how dynamic approaches to geometry can change the ways students understand concepts such as properties of polygons, transformations, similarity, and symmetry.
Data Analysis and Probability
There are 6 chapters in this set of materials that utilize tools such as TinkerPlots, Fathom, Excel, and graphing calculators to engage in statistics investigations using multivariate data. Topics addressed include distributions, variability, bivariate relationships, probability, and simulations.
There are 4 chapters in this set of materials that use large multivariate data and a new free online tool, CODAP, to engage in similar investigations that are in Chapters 1-4 in the Data Analysis and Probability materials. These new materials are developed as part of the ESTEEM project, aiming to enhance statistics teacher education through developing e-materials.
Voices from the Field
A collection of video clips representing how real teachers use technology in their mathematics classrooms. Some clips illustrate how teachers and students use technology in lessons. Other clips show teachers and experts discussing issues related to their planning and implementation of technology.
This project is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. DUE 0442319, DUE 0817253, and DUE 1123001 awarded to North Carolina State University. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed herein are those of the principal investigators and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.