tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1695871120398977027.post6043180569465725457..comments2023-12-20T04:29:40.951-05:00Comments on CLIME Connections: Technology's role in Math Education - A preconference discussionIhor Charischakhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09311015215728634606noreply@blogger.comBlogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1695871120398977027.post-89693303559922196872012-04-02T11:49:01.635-04:002012-04-02T11:49:01.635-04:00Math Awareness month begins... what I would like t...Math Awareness month begins... what I would like to focus on is the third point NCTM made in the quote above: Technology as a tool should [..] influence what mathematics is taught. What mathematics should be taught in the 21st century? Should some of our sacred cows topics take a back seat? My take is that the math topics don't matter as much as long as they are embedded in interesting contexts that engage students in learning; mostly through well crafted projects. This will prepare students to effectively deal with the challenges of 21st century life. Can we collaboratively build towards this vision?Ihor Charischakhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09311015215728634606noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1695871120398977027.post-73001530681820573562012-02-09T10:56:43.331-05:002012-02-09T10:56:43.331-05:00NCTM has implemented our proposal. Read about the ...NCTM has implemented our proposal. Read about the BuzzHub<br /><a href="http://climeconnections.blogspot.com/2012/01/climes-resolution-to-board-gets.html" rel="nofollow">here.</a>Ihor Charischakhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09311015215728634606noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1695871120398977027.post-31792232054169396872012-01-18T19:32:42.756-05:002012-01-18T19:32:42.756-05:00In response to your first point CLIME has a resolu...In response to your first point CLIME has a resolution that they will propose at the Delegate assembly to do exactly what you suggest. (See <a href="http://climeconnections.blogspot.com/2011/11/mathweb-20-learning-stations-proposal.html" rel="nofollow">previous blog.)</a><br />Your 2nd point is also worthy of much thought and discussion. I look forward to more comments about this.<br />-IhorIhor Charischakhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09311015215728634606noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1695871120398977027.post-43536895315154680562012-01-15T22:02:34.956-05:002012-01-15T22:02:34.956-05:00In thinking about the NCTM "three goals"...In thinking about the NCTM "three goals" listed above, I want to throw these ideas out there to begin the conversation with:<br /><br />1) A "yearlong focus" on technology seems wrong to me. It's as if NCTM is saying that "well, after this year, everyone will 'know tech' and how to use it", or worse, "this is the educational flavor-of-the-year, and next year it'll be something else". Unless NCTM is willing to go out and say that technology is <i>fundamentally</i> changing the way in which mathematics is taught, and that the entire 20th-century industrial model of mass education in this realm no longer applies, in my view they are just talking about window-dressing.<br /><br />2) I'm also skeptical about their third point, "technology...influencing what mathematics is taught". I'm sorry - didn't they sign off on the Common Core project? How did technology influence that? Where are SAGE, GeoGebra, WebWorks, Wolfram|Alpha, MathPiper, etc. in their vision? Where are the virtual laboratories in which students could "conduct experiments" and do meaningful mathematical explorations? NCTM, I think, is simply interested in how technology can take what mathematics is currently taught and "teaching it better" somehow.<br /><br />Final question: Will the atmosphere at annual meeting this year be one of self-satisfied consensus, or will there be those who will dare to say that, perhaps, there is real trouble in the paradise of mathematics education?Qhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01222812519913852182noreply@blogger.com