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I'm a Math 8 teacher doing a unit on Algebra. I use technology in my instruction (teach with touch-screen tablet computer + digital projector, have a class website with videos, games and resources, blog, etc) but want to find more student-centered activities utilizing technology to promote understanding and engagement in mathematics.
Does anyone have any ideas or want to collaborate on a technogy-rich Algebra unit?
I tried using GET THE MATH (http://www.thirteen.org/get-the-math/) with my 13-15 year old students with equations and inequalities.
It was a great opener to my unit, because I could then see which students were comfortable with problem solving with equations and inequalities, and which students I would go back with and find out ways to solve equations with that worked in their brains!