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From Beyond Crossroads: Implementing Mathematics Standards in the First Two Years of College 2006, the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC), pp.55-56:

Technology enhances the learning of mathematics, when used appropriately as a tool, to achieve the following:

  • explore new concepts and discover patterns
  • examine, organize, analyze, and visualize real-world data
  • develop understanding of mathematical ideas
  • make connections among and between mathematical ideas
  • provide a visualization of mathematical models
  • provide symbolic, graphical, and/or numerical evidence to support or dispel student-formulated conjectures

In addition, technology helps students document the validity of their mathematical/critical thinking process, facilitating and enriching the learning processes and the development of problem-solving skills.

Students will be expected to use technology to do the following:

  • enhance their understanding of mathematics
  • discover mathematical concepts and patterns
  • perform mathematical tasks
  • visualize different representations of the same mathematical concept
  • formulate and test conjectures about mathematical concepts and procedural rules
  • communicate mathematical information and ideas.

For a complete copy of Beyond Crossroads, please access http://www.beyondcrossroads.com/ where you may download the PDF file.

Position Statements on the use of technology in mathematics instruction are available from AMATYC at:

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