Not enough technology in maths say Chichester uni experts

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TWO academics from the University of Chichester have contributed to a report that raises concerns about the lack of digital technology like computers and phones being used to teach maths.

Dr Alison Clark-Wilson, head of research, development and consultancy in the university’s maths centre, and Adrian Oldknow, professor of mathematics and computing education, came up with their conclusions after investigating the way schools teach maths.

Their report, entitled Digital Technologies and Mathematics Education, outlines several recommendations that include changes to the curriculum to ensure young people become proficient in using technologies such as iPads and interactive whiteboards to solve maths problems.

Chichester is involved in a major EU project called EdUmatics to help maths teachers make better use of technology in the classroom.