id: 06514410
dt: j
an: 2016a.00997
au: Zakrzewski, Jennifer
ti: Create an iBook to teach fractions, decimals, and percentages.
so: Math. Teach. Middle Sch. 20, No. 7, 434-436 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
la: EN
cc: U70 U80 F40 F80 D80
ut: teaching methods; mathematical concepts; use of technology; e-books;
fractions; decimals; percentages; videos; activities
ci:
li: http://www.nctm.org/Publications/mathematics-teaching-in-middle-school/2015/Vol20/Issue7/Create-an-iBook-to-Teach-Fractions,-Decimals,-and-Percentages/
ab: Summary: Digital books or e-books have revolutionized the way we access
books and information. Students no longer spend hours paging through
books at the library to gather information in order to write a paper.
Now, they turn to a computer, tablet, or other mobile devices and
search the Web. As we continue into the twenty first century, schools
are being encouraged to embrace technology. Those technologies, however
can present challenges for educators who must learn how to use them in
the classroom. Jennifer Zakrzewski writes in this article that as a
middle school mathematics teacher, she was excited to use this
technology to introduce fractions, decimals, and percentages, which are
topics that research has shown to be difficult for students. In
addition, she suspected that using technology to teach rational numbers
to sixth-grade students might increase their engagement with and
understanding of mathematics. Here she describes the use of iBooks to
convey mathematical concepts. (ERIC)
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