Using Technology to Enhance Math and Sciences Lessons

The use of technology in classrooms has become an essential instrument for learning and understanding. According to Pierce and Ball (2009) the students’ attitudes towards math improve when they are working with technology in class. They also tend to develop a greater understanding of the subject. Students can test math concepts using a variety of tools, such as calculators, or online manipulative tools. However, incorporating appropriate technology into math classes requires careful thought and a thorough understanding of how it works.

One of the most important benefits of integrating technology into maths classes is that it helps teachers discover more imaginative and engaging ways to teach the subject. Some of the most recent digital tools have been designed to benefit students’ modeling and visual capabilities. Software applications, for example let students create 3D geometric figures of shapes like cones and cubicles in a way that aids students to understand the shape and properties.

The most effective technology tools also assist students to free up their working memory so that they can concentrate on modeling and problem formulation. They also help in the creation of public records of thinking, which are modifiable, transportable and shareable among students and teachers. This approach aims to bridge the gap between students’ informal knowledge and the formal structure of scientific and mathematical phenomena.