It is important to think about how we can integrate technology into our teaching as it becomes more integral to our lives. Math and technologies can help students learn more effectively, participate in interactive lessons, and aid their understanding.

Technology can help students become more active in classrooms where they aren’t able to concentrate or participate. This could take the form of a virtual whiteboard, or interactive tools that enable students to collaborate. Online learning platforms such as Math Minds, for example utilize a variety of innovative tools to help students get involved in their classes and increase participation.

Another benefit of technology is that it is able to be tailored to each student’s needs. This is especially useful in mathematics where students all learn differently. Some students may struggle to comprehend concepts visually, while others prefer to learn in an auditory and kinesthetic method. Using technology to teach math can ensure that every student gets the most benefit of their lessons.

Mathematical technology also makes it possible to tackle problems faster than is possible in a traditional classroom. Graphing calculators allow students to solve problems with the touch of a button and they are able to visualize solutions. This allows them to improve their understanding of the math principles and to make connections between concepts that might be difficult for students to comprehend otherwise.