# Teaching Mathematics with Technology

This is a tentative schedule that may be changed based on the needs of the students, the needs of the instructor, or any apocalyptic events that may occur during the semester.

### 1:

Monday

#### Introductions

- discuss online participation
- assign groups ~count off
- mathematics, technology & teaching
- Syllabus scavenger hunt ~10 mins

#### EduBlogs

- EduBlogs
- Plugins > search for LaTex
- Optional: Settings > Discussion > Default article settings > deselect "Allow people to post comments on new articles"
- Optional: Appearance

#### About Me

- create links
- LaTeX, $latex x^2$
- discuss fair use and images (e.g., Pixlr E)
- Screenshots (Win10: Snipping tool; Mac: CMD+Shift+4; older: PrtScn)

#### Graphing calculators

Wednesday

Due today

- Submit the About Me page
- Finish scavenger hunt

Discuss preparation in small groups

#### Desmos

- http://www.desmos.com
- Exploration: points of interest, colors, piecewise, derivatives (quickstart guide)
- Sliders (example)
- Build "activity" for horizontal and vertical shifts (example)
- introduce Desmos bonus

#### Assignment: LaTeX and calculator programming

- Crossed ladders problem
- LaTeX: \dfrac{}{}, \text{}

### 2:

Monday

Due today

- Try Programming introduction on own
- Desmos bonus

#### Assignment: LaTeX and calculator programming (continued)

- discuss calculator programming introduction
- try additional challenges (tip: start small then build)
- review Riemann sums: Wolfram, Interactive Mathematics (e.g., x^2 on [1,4] using midpoints and 3 rectangles)
- Riemann Sums work time

Wednesday

Due today

Test Riemann Sum programs

#### Assignment: Programming with loops

- Code.org » The Maze
- Snap! introduction
- start Koch's snowflake

### 3:

Monday

Due today

#### Assignment: Programming with loops

- discuss: animation, FOR loops, variable reassignment
- UFO program

### 4:

Monday

Due today

New groups

- Pros/cons programming
- Test cases for Riemann sums revisited

#### Assignment: Collaborative spreadsheets

- introduce Google Drive
- basic spreadsheet computations and copying formulas
- GPA calculator: SUM(), VLOOKUP(), $ operator
- Collatz conjecture: IF(), ISEVEN() or MOD(), COUNT()

Wednesday

#### Assignment: Collaborative spreadsheets

- linear system: CONCATENATE()
- Monte Carlo: RANDBETWEEN(), COUNTIF()
- share in copy mode (example)

### 5:

### 6:

Monday

Due today

#### Assignment: Interactive geometry

- introduce GeoGebra
- constructions and conjectures
- hidden objects
- circle with center and radius
- crossed ladders return

Wednesday

#### Assignment: Interactive geometry

- sliders
- circle with center and radius
- conditions to show object
- polygons

### 7:

Monday

Due today

#### Assignment: Project Euler

- Excel: text to columns, mid(cell, start, length), double-click draggable
- CAS: Wolfram Alpha vs Maple vs SageMathCell (tour)

### 8:

Wednesday

Due today

New groups

#### Assignment: Spreadsheets for assessment analysis

- formatting data: data to columns
- item analysis

### 9:

Monday

Due today

- n/a

#### Desmos activity builder (w/ Samantha Falkner)

### 10:

Wednesday

#### Math practices activity

- group 1: Abbie, Bryce, Lacey
- group 2: Luke, Michael, Spencer
- group 3: Cali, Clara, Lauren
- group 4: Hunter, Kase

### 11:

Monday

Due today

- collect math-practices assessments from last class

#### Math practices activity

- complete the collaboration survey
- complete math-practices analyses

### 12:

Wednesday

#### Math Retreat -- No class

- n/a

### 13:

### 14:

### Final "exam" time

- DUE: Assessment analysis for tech activity
- DUE: watch When technology fails (Honner)
- Staying current: Twitter, RSS readers for blogs or research
- Video: Handbrake, YouTube downloaders, Viewpure
- Tablet/phone: Notability ($), WolframAlpha ($), Overviewer (free)
- Future of technology and education?