Electronic Proceedings of the Twenty-sixth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics

San Antonio, Texas, March 20-23, 2014

Paper S116

This is an electronic reprint, reproduced by permission of Pearson Education Inc. Originally appeared in the Proceedings of the Twenty-sixth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, Copyright (C) 2015 by Pearson Education, Inc.


iPad Activities for Preservice K-12 Math Teachers

Christina Gawlik


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ABSTRACT

Creating hands-on problem-based learning experience for students where they construct knowledge through engaging contexts is supported by research in mathematics education (CCSS, 2010; NCTM, 2000). This paper is intended to highlight classic activities taught with traditional classroom manipulatives of Geoboards, Pattern Blocks, Tens Frames, and Algebra Tiles; and to showcase the virtual manipulatives now available on iPads, which can accompany or replace concrete manipulatives. The activities described herein are great for preparing preservice teachers to be fluent in content and enhance their abilities to use tools and technologies for instruction. Moreover, the activities are classic and support the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics which will best prepare preservice teachers for their future classroom.

Keyword(s): mobile platforms, teacher training