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Technology-Rich Mathematics Instruction

Kim Thach and Kimberly Norman 

October 2008, Volume 15, Issue 3, Page 152

Abstract:
An instructional unit that uses technology to engage students in conceptually challenging mathematics about credit cards and interest. This lesson integrates technology as a tool for facilitating learning. This articles contains: calculating credit card costs in a chart, with a calculator, and finally, using a spreadsheet on the computer, where variables can be manipulated to understand linear equations. Includes lesson plans, student work, web sites.

Keywords:
Grade 6
Curriculum Developer
Grades 3-5
Linearity
Lesson Plans
Teacher
Fractions / Decimals / Percents / Rational Numbers
Student Work
Technology
Time / Money