Saturday, January 12, 2013

Technology in the Math Classroom: Graphing Stories

Graphs can tell stories. Graphs can relate to real world events. Sometimes it is not always possible nor feasible to replicate a real world event in the classroom and then be able to graph it. If you have not already done so and you teach upper elementary, middle school, or high school math, check out Graphing Stories by Dan Meyer and BuzzMath. Click on the image to visit the site at: Graphing Stories.

Pass out a graph, watch one of the videos on the site, and have students graph the story.  Graphs can be linear, increasing, decreasing, constant... Use these videos to launch a graphing unit, review graphing concepts, or as a formative tool. Use technology in the math classroom as a way to differentiate the process used to teach and learn mathematical concepts. How do you use technology in the math classroom?