## EMAT 5310/7310

Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School

### 18 August 2000

"If we build it,
they will come" - Field of Dreams

**The Technology Principle:**

"Technology is essential
in teaching and learning mathematics; it influences the mathematics
that is taught and enhances students' learning" (NCTM, 2000,
p. 24)

Explore a web page designed
for middle school mathematics teachers to investigate the concepts
of **Factors
& Multiples**.
(This web page was designed for the Georgia Teacher Quality Enhancement
Plan at the Rockdale County site.)

Reflect on how a spreadsheet
can be used for the **McNugget
Problem**.

**Group Discussion:**

How does the technology influence
the mathematics that is taught?

How does the technology enhance
students' learning?

In what way is technology *essential*
in teaching and learning mathematics?