Teaching and Learning the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics with Web 2.0 Tools

Jeffrey Hall (Mercer University, USA), Lucy Bush (Mercer University, USA) and William Lacefield (Mercer University, USA)
Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 397
EISBN13: 9781466681057|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6497-5.ch019
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Abstract

With the initial implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM) currently under way across much of the United States and the continuing evolution and expansion of educational technology, it is imperative that teachers not only understand the new Common Core content expectations but also know how to incorporate the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice using technological tools. As teacher educators of pre-service and in-service K-12 teachers, the authors have developed and utilized a variety of methods to introduce the CCSSM and technology tools to our students. Among these methods are a heavy emphasis on mathematical problem solving and the use of Web 2.0 tools, both by us and our students, to illustrate mathematical concepts, promote exploration, and assess understanding. Asking pre-service and in-service teachers to produce their own CCSSM-aligned Web 2.0 creations is an effective way to teach the new standards while introducing them to the latest technological tools. With technology becoming ever more vital in the teaching and learning of mathematics, it is essential that teachers develop expertise in promoting the CCSSM with the latest technological tools.
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