Math, technology, integration and memorization
1. Provide new insights on the learner influences such as gender considerations, students with special needs, and English language learners on mathematics education.
2. What do you think of the current recommendations related to technology, for example, encouraging the use of calculators and other forms of technology and allowing calculator use in some tests?
3. How is mathâ??s integration with other school subjects and integration with real world setting fits with the process standards of NCTMâ??s Principles and Standards for School Mathematics?
4. Math has been criticized for the emphasis on memorization of basic facts, rules, and principles. Today, more emphasis is being placed on reasoning and other higher order thinking skills such as application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Can these reasoning and proof really work in a classroom?