Putting Technology in Its Place

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Jason Knight BelnapUniversity of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

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Technology is used effectively when it enables students to engage in authentic mathematical activity. Using four mathematical tasks, we discuss how technology, carefully designed tasks, and orchestrated discussions can both reveal our students' mathematical practices and provide opportunities to shape those practices.

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Using four mathematical tasks as models, the authors discuss how carefully designed tasks and orchestrated discussions can reveal and shape students' mathematical practices.

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