Education grant used for iPads to help teach high school algebra
This past fall, a class of graduate students learning math education at Western Oregon University will be able to use iPads in the classroom, thanks to the Algebraic Thinking Project, a three-year grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. The purpose of the grant is to improve algebra instruction in K-12 schools. The WOU students will be researching mathematics misconceptions and reviewing iPad apps that claim to address those misconceptions. Now, in winter term, the class is taking the iPads into an algebra class at Central High School in Independence to help the children learn important algebra concepts.
"It has been really exciting to see how teaching and learning changes for both the WOU and CHS students when students are able to use the iPads in their classes," said Dr. Rachel Harrington.