Guidelines for Technology-Based Activity Development

In the early phase of our work, we devised a set of guidelines to shape our development of mathematics activities and materials (Garofalo, Shockey, Harper, & Drier, 1999). The five guidelines below reflect what we believe to be appropriate uses of technology in mathematics teaching:
  • introduce technology in context
  • address worthwhile mathematics with appropriate pedagogy
  • take advantage of technology
  • connect mathematics topics
  • incorporate multiple representations