Teaching Maths with ICT

Principles for using ICT

Today more and more teaching materials are being deployed to enhance pupils’ understanding of mathematical processes and principles during schooling. Five years ago, the interactive whiteboard (IWB) was a new technology but only recently have researchers begun charting the introduction of the equipment and the changes necessary for it to be effectively integrated into normal pedagogic practice.

In schools that are moving forward with the steady deployment if IWBs, lessons are usually planned and taught with three observed underlying principles:

  1. The technology is used to support a lesson structure based upon an introduction or starter, a developmental phase based upon a sequence of learning incidents, and a plenary to review learning and contribute to metacognitive learning of the subject
  2. Most teachers undertake lesson planning that has a sequence of discernible cognitive aims and a series of activities to explore, develop, explain and reinforce subsequent understanding
  3. There is a high level of teacher recognition that pupils learn in different ways and the IWB is used to promote diversity of aesthetic, verbal, numeric and kinaesthetic experiences