The National Council for Teachers of Mathematics holds that technology is “an essential tool for teaching and learning mathematics effectively” and that it extends teaching and learning opportunities.

Tools such as interactive graphing calculators and computer software not only help in collecting and analyzing data, but also help students “extend the range and quality of their mathematical investigations and encounter mathematical ideas in more realistic settings,” according to NCTM’s math position.

When properly implemented and supported, technology can help students increase achievement and grasp complex math concepts that might otherwise be too obscure for thorough understanding, the organization says.

Because technology is an...

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