Contextualizing algebraic word problems through story using technology

Terri Kurz, Barbara Bartholomew, Amanda Sibley, Scott Fraser

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Using stories in mathematics helps students situate mathematics within a context. This chapter presents an activity for the integration of stories and word problems into an algebra course designed for pre-service teachers. The pre-service teachers designed and created stories using technology (digital cameras and PowerPoint) to support algebraic explorations at the elementary and secondary levels based on the Common Core Standards. A balance of technology, language arts, and mathematics content is possible with these stories. The activity can be extended beyond the university classroom by guiding secondary students in creating their own algebraic stories in the classroom.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCases on Technology Integration in Mathematics Education
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781466665002
ISBN (Print)1466664975, 9781466664975
StatePublished - Sep 30 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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