Use of Technology: Student Tasks

To fully realise the potential of technology for learning mathematics it is important for students to use mathematical technology themselves and not just observe the teacher operating it.

Student tasks to support the use of technology in AS/A level Maths:

Ideas for using specific software/graphical calculators are given below:


Autograph


Casio

The teachers in the MEI/Casio Teacher Network have trialled and fed back on a series of classroom tasks:

A variety of tasks is available for using Casio Calculators at:www.successinmaths.com.

A guidance document on using the fx-9750 for A level Mathematics is available: Using the 9750.
This document is also suitable for use with the fx-9860.


Desmos

Desmos is is a free graphing calculator that is available online or as an Android/iOS app. There are also lots of free teaching activities and materials on their website: www.desmos.com/


GeoGebra

Geogebra is free mathematics software featuring interactive graphics, geometry, algebra and spreadsheet.

These investigative tasks have been produced so they are easy to follow with the tablet app and don't need any prepared GeoGebra files. They are designed to encourage investigation and discussion.

GCSE

A level

Other activities

Connective constructions: Constructions for AS Core Maths that test students' understanding of connections between representations and reinforce generalisation.


TI-Nspire

Connective constructions: Constructions for AS Core Maths that test students' understanding of connections between representations and reinforce generalisation.

A variety of tasks to support the use of TI-Nspire are available at Texas Instruments' website Nspiring Learning.


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