Illinois State University Mathematics Department

MAT 326: Technology Tools for Secondary School Mathematics

Dr. Roger Day (day@math.ilstu.edu)



Classroom Lesson/Activity


One of two options for a long-term project is to submit a plan for a classroom lesson/activity that incorporates technology in a meaningful way.

  • A one-paragraph description of your plan/activity is due October 29, 2012.
  • The final version of your plan is due near the end of the semester.

You are encouraged to consult with others in completing the unit plan requirements, and your final submission may be made with one or two classmates. That is, you may work individually, in pairs, or as a triplet to complete this project.

In addition, to complete the project, you must present a brief summary of your plan to your classmates during one of our last class meetings of the semester.

Submission Guidelines

You may submit either an electronic version of your plan or an HTML version. Please note these two requirements:

  • Include a title page as the first page of your plan, to include a paragraph explicitly addressing these two questions:
    • How is technology used throughout your lesson or activity?
    • Why are you using this technology (these technologies) in this lesson or activity?
  • Include accurate references for any resources you use, including textbooks, online resources, software packages, and so on.

Question to Help Organize Your Lesson or Activity

  • What do you intend to accomplish?
  • What mathematics do you address? Include references to the CCSSM here (www.corestandards.org/Math)
  • What grade level or course level are you aiming at?
  • What technology will be used?
  • What other materials are required?
  • How does this lesson/activity fit within the bigger picture of a course?
  • What supplementary materials are to be used, such as problem and solution sets, sample computer print outs, handouts for students, PowerPoint slides? Describe the supplementary materials and include representative examples.
  • What is the progression of the tasks in your lesson or activity?
  • How will you assess students' progress and your progress in meeting the lesson/activity objectives?
  • What trouble spots do you anticipate, both in technology implementation and in students' understanding of the content?

Look at my Evaluation Guidelines to determine the factors I'll consider in assessing your lesson/activity.


Paragraph Statement Due: 29 October 2012
Final Version Due: 7 December 2012

Presentations: last class sessions of the semester