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i. Express a given numeral in expanded notation (e.g., 45 321 = (4 x 10 000) + (5 x 1000) + (3 x 100) + (2 x 10) + (1 x 1) or 40 000 + 5000 + 300 + 20 + 1) and explain how the expanded notation shows the total quantity represented by the given numeral.

J. Compare and order examples of whole numbers found in various types of media and print.

TIM MATRIX

I liked what I viewed from scanning over the matrix.  Even though I do not think I am on a level to be advanced in regards of this specific matrix.  I was intrigued by the transformation levels.  I really want to be able to get to that level one day and incorporate this level of technology with my students.  I may not be able to get there in my first years as a teacher.  But with enough practice and use I think I can be there and ready to incorporate into the classroom.  It’s all about using the technology in unconventional ways.  And making it in a way that children don’t even know they are using it when they are indeed using it.  Sort of like a masking technique which makes technology “invisible” while still being very interesting.

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Difficulties of technology in the classroom

Sources:

How Technology Is Changing How Teachers Communicate With Students