This is a chart showing different problems that can arise in a middle and high school leveled mathematics class. All problems have a technological solution. In many cases with my students, the main problem is not having the same tools at home as within the classroom. We use a graphing calculator daily within all the lessons which most students cannot afford. Having access to free resources is a large help for a majority of my students. Incorporating these tools in the lessons at school only helps the students be able to use the tools at home more easily.

Problem |
Technology |
Relative Advantage |
Outcome |

Graphing Equations quickly to learn from the graphs themselves | Online Graphing Calculator | Students have the ability to graph quickly to learn from the graph instead of having to draw them | Lessons are not lost in the creating of the graphs, and students can learn from the graph itself more quickly |

Having access to curriculum based material | CPMP Tools | Students have access to the information we look at in class anywhere and anytime | Students use the same tools we use in class, at home when doing homework |

Students not understanding a concept | Khanacademy | Students have free tutoring and videos on content we studied in class | Students see the material from a different perspective |

Creating spreadsheet data and interpreting it | Google docs | Students can work on data anywhere | Students have a better understanding of how spreadsheets work mathematically |

Students needing more practice | Brightstorm | Students can watch videos and practice the concepts we learn in class | Students see the concepts in new ways and have a fully understanding of what is being taught |

Graphing paper | Free graph paper | Students have access to several kinds of graphing paper | Whatever kind of graphing paper is needed, it would be easy to print |

Needing help in how to use the graphing calculator | Mathbits-calculator help | Students have step-by-step help in how to use the same kind of calculator as we use in class | Even if students miss a lesson on how to do a certain task, they have access to a tutorial |

Students forgetting to write down daily assignments | Piatt website | Students and parents alike can check the daily assignments | Students have the opportunity to get assignments done with or without writing down the daily task |

Students need more practice | Math.com | Students can practice, play games, and continue to learn the concepts learned in class | Students understand the concepts better and can build on what we are learning in class |

Checking on grades and individual assignments | Powerschool | Students and parents have access to grades anytime | Students and parents have the ability to stay on top of their grades |

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