25 Tools to Integrate Math and Technology

Math teachers rejoice! Here are tips, tools, and resources for teaching math with technology.

Math teachers rejoice! Here are tips, tools, and resources for integrating math with technology.

  • Virtual whiteboards such as Explain Everything and video response tools like Flipgrid allow students to reflect, show their thinking, share and collaborate.

  • Pear Deck or Kahoot help you make both learning and review into fast-paced fun.

  • VmathLive is a paid product that features online mathematics competitions for students in grades K-8. 

  • Khan Academy and HippoCampus have educational videos on a variety of subjects.  Your students can study independently, you can use content for your lessons or you can create playlists for your students to review.  Students can equip themselves with learning tools and flashcards to help them study for almost any topic with Quizlet.  Struggling students can turn to Purplemath lessons to help with algebra and beginning trigonometry courses, as well as test prep.

  • Playing educational games using websites, apps or Chrome extensions is an extremely effective way to get in skills practice and reinforce learning in an engaging way.  Even if you’re not quite ready to build them into your lesson plans, early finishers can be assigned a game on the topic you are studying as a meaningful reward while you help the stragglers complete their work.  Open up Google and type in “[subject] game for [grade level]“ to find something aligned to your unit (or you can check out our articles on some of the best free math games out there). 

  • Chrome extensions can really upgrade your math teaching too!  The Math Learning Center has a fantastic collection of math tool extensions for early grades such as number lines, fraction pieces, money pieces, clocks, pattern shapes and more.  For upper grades there are a variety of rulers and graphing calculators, in addition to more powerful and versatile tools like GeoGebra, Plotly and Equatio.

Math teachers rejoice! Here are tips, tools, and resources for teaching math with technology.
  • You can try video conferencing with an expert using a website like Nepris or the Digital Human Library.  Or if you already have a subject matter expert in your contacts, you can just use any video conferencing platform you like from Skype to Zoom or Google Meet.

  • Classroom blogs are a great and versatile way to have students post their proofs, or showcase pictures of class projects.  Many blogging platforms are designed to be very easy to use, like Blogger and Live JournalEdublogs was even made just for classroom and school library blogs. 

  • Turn your next classroom discussion into a podcast.  You can post your podcast on your class website (or blog).  If you use Macintosh, you can just use the included GarageBand software for recording and postproduction.  If you use Windows, you might use the free software Audacity.  You can also do podcasts as weekly classroom news broadcasts, to document a field trip, share book reviews or review curricular content.

  • The internet is also just a great place to find inspiration for lesson planning.  Get new ideas and resources to teach anything from subtraction to calculus by simply asking Google “how to teach [subject]”. 

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