tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3503724401129523619.post6653472942790573668..comments2015-01-18T11:57:45.331-06:00Comments on chucklearns.com STEM. LEARNING. FUN.: New Semester Resolution #1: Innovate Like Its 1992 (or, Do Your Students Still Make Graphs By Hand?)Unknownnoreply@blogger.comBlogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3503724401129523619.post-73630641717659781392012-12-27T20:43:32.606-06:002012-12-27T20:43:32.606-06:00I don't remember how I learned graphing in Alg...I don't remember how I learned graphing in Alg1, but I had a graphing calc all through Alg2 and up, and all I remember of that is how useful it was going between my calc to the paper, and I didn't have the "Where's my graph?" window problem. I think many teachers see it as by hand OR with technology; I think the two go hand in hand and students need to be able to translate Chuck Bakerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15257969364128941719noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3503724401129523619.post-85262135727767279362012-12-27T20:42:08.873-06:002012-12-27T20:42:08.873-06:00Glad to hear that you like Fathom, I've though...Glad to hear that you like Fathom, I've thought about playing with it several times, but I know no other stats teachers that have used it, so I don't have a clear vision for using it over Excel (or Google spreadsheet)<br /><br />You make a great point about university math, and I agree with what you said about conceptual understanding. Because I'd done so much work with graphs on a Chuck Bakerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15257969364128941719noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3503724401129523619.post-60202417090224829102012-12-27T07:42:01.465-06:002012-12-27T07:42:01.465-06:00I totally agree with this challenge and I think we...I totally agree with this challenge and I think we do use calculators and computers fairly well with the students to help them make connections and deal with real world messy numbers. We are also liking fathom to do some modeling with real world data sets- I am going to pass this along to the math folks (and science)types to make sure tho - (I am the instructional technologist so i don't ehelfantnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3503724401129523619.post-55713055503938659952012-12-25T23:35:51.916-06:002012-12-25T23:35:51.916-06:00The only justifiable reason I can think of to have...The only justifiable reason I can think of to have students graph by hand is that it helps them develop a spatial awareness of the position of the points on the graph, and the relationship between the function instructions and the function graph. That being said, one could easily use technology to develop this relationship. Ie, you could build the table of values for a function (by iterating Davidhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08098221991466148258noreply@blogger.com