The action research for this website utilizes many Common Core Standards in areas of Mathematics, Speaking, Listening, and Technology. Digital tools aid in collaboration and diversity of the students who build on the wealth of the experience. As Eddie Obeng pointed out we have to look to the future as we solve yesterday’s problems. TPACK, Technology, Pedagogy, and Content Knowledge in context, has added a new engaging dimension to creating lessons.
This information guided my creation of decentralized groups and taking steps in the structure of the lessons to ensure that all my students have procedures for solving math word problems. But I did not stop there, it was important to include interactive electronic materials to engage students and provide appropriate practice to support background knowledge. This enabled the students to use their skills and critically, creatively communicate on a technological platform transporting their small group discussions to new levels.