Course: MEDU 2010
Title: Technology in Mathematics Education
Description: Students will examine the rationale and pedagogy for the effective use of technology in the middle and high school mathematics classrooms. The technologies considered may include graphing calculators, computer algebra systems, spreadsheets, and dynamic geometry software.

  1. Gerard A. Venema. “Exploring Advanced Euclidean Geometry with GeoGebra.” MAA, 2013.
  2. NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, 2010.

Required hardware and software: Access to a computer with internet, graphing calculator, GeoGebra, Maple

Credits: 2 (1 class hours, 2 lab hours)
Prerequisites: MEDU 1021 and MAT 1475
Course outline prepared by: Professor Andrew Douglas, Spring 2016
Section: D692
Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:30-3:15pm
Classroom: Tuesdays: N723; Thursdays: G208
Instructor: Professor Kate Poirier
Office: Namm 707
Office hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00-11:00am

Learning outcomes:

  1. Solve a wide range of mathematical problems using technology
  2. Use technology to assist in making and testing conjectures
  3. Prove mathematical theorems with technology
  4. Create programs or applications to perform mathematical functions, and solve mathematical problems
  5. Create mathematics lesson plans, consistent with the CCSSM standards and NCTM technology principle, that effectively incorporate technology
  6. Support and critique the use of technology in the 7-12 mathematics classroom using theory and research from mathematics education journals

Mathematics Department Policy on Lateness/Absence:
A student may be absent during the semester without penalty for 10% of the class instructional sessions. Therefore, if the class meets 2 times per week, the allowable absence is 3 absences per semester. Students who have been excessively absent and failed the course at the end of the semester will receive either

  • the WU grade if they have attended the course at least once. This includes students who stop attending without officially withdrawing from the course.
  • the WN grade if they have never attended the course.

In credit bearing courses, the WU and WN grades count as an F in the computation of the GPA. The official Mathematics Department policy is that two latenesses (this includes arriving late or leaving early) is equivalent to one absence.Every withdrawal (official or unofficial) can affect a student’s financial aid status, because withdrawal from a course will change the number of credits or equated credits that are counted toward financial aid.

New York City College of Technology Policy on Academic Integrity:
Students and all others who work with information, ideas, texts, images, music, inventions, and other intellectual property owe their audience and sources accuracy and honesty in using, crediting, and citing sources. As a community of intellectual and professional workers, the College recognizes its responsibility for providing instruction in information literacy and academic integrity, offering models of good practice, and responding vigilantly and appropriately to infractions of academic integrity. Accordingly, academic dishonesty is prohibited in The City University of New York and at New York City College of Technology and is punishable by penalties, including failing grades, suspension, and expulsion. The complete text of the College policy on Academic Integrity may be found in the catalog.

Addendum: Course-specific Policy on Academic Integrity:
There are many resources available online that may serve as inspiration for projects you will complete in this class. However, any work you submit must be your own. Copying from any website or not citing a source is considered academic dishonesty and will be reported to the Academic Integrity Committee.