Integrating Multimedia Animations to Support Common Core State Standards in Mathematics Classrooms

Jesus Trespalacios (Boise State University, USA), Karen Trujillo (New Mexico State University, USA) and Lida J. Uribe-Flórez (New Mexico State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 267
EISBN13: 9781466680982|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6497-5.ch012
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Abstract

Multimedia animations offer students the context required to apply mathematical concepts to support their understanding. This chapter shares information about the NSF-funded Math Snacks, short animations designed to target specific math concepts that students may find difficult, including ratio and proportion. Additionally, the authors offer research-based guidelines for integrating these animations in the math classroom in a way that supports the Standards for Mathematical Practice. The chapter concludes with an introduction to the support materials available at www.mathsnacks.org for teachers who wish to use animations to support the Common Core State Standard for Mathematics in the middle grades.
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