Goals
Project goals and objectives reflect multiple targets aimed at involving teachers and administrators in technologyenhanced mathematics reform. They link the epistemological, pedagogical, and logistical activities designed to support QCC and NCTM standards.
Goal 1: Promote innovative practices in the tool uses of technology in middlegrades mathematics teaching and learning.
 To use technology tools to model and demonstrate standardsreferenced mathematics content and pedagogy for the middle school.
 To enable teachers to experience mathematics using various technologies to explore real world applications, engage in problem solving, and communicate about their investigations.
 To use technology to understand the distinction between demonstration and proof in mathematics and to emphasize the value of each in the understanding of mathematics.
 To use technology to engage in mathematics explorations, to form mathematics ideas, and to solve mathematics problems.
 To use technology tools to construct new and personally meaningful ideas of mathematics.
 To use general tools such as word processing, paint programs, spreadsheets to facilitate mathematics investigations and communication.
Goal 2: Revitalize middlegrades mathematics teaching and learning by modeling, then applying, innovative technologyenhanced approaches.
 To develop effective mathematics demonstrations using appropriate technology tools.
 To engage in independent investigations of mathematics topics from the middle school curriculum or from mathematics appropriate for that level.
 To better communicate mathematics ideas arising from technology enhanced investigations.
Goal 3: Support reform of mathematics teaching and learning in middle grades mathematics classrooms.
 To enable middle grade mathematics teachers to develop and adapt materials and goals from standards based curriculum to through the use of technology.
 To model and explore collaborative instructional strategies.
 To develop mechanisms and expectations of sharing instructional ideas, materials, and information among middle school mathematics teacher.
 To support comprehensive standardsbased middle school mathematics curricula and the implementation of Quality Core Curriculum and NCTM goals.
 To utilize technology tools in the implementation of alternative assessment strategies.
Goal 4: Establish the human and technological infrastructure needed to sustain meaningful reform of middle grade mathematics instruction.
 To develop confidence in technology use as teachers explore, practice, reflect, and become adept in technologyenhanced teaching and learning of mathematics.
 To enable and encourage middle school mathematics teachers to collaborate by using technology support.
 To support professional development opportunities for middle school mathematics teachers and other key personnel through a network of peer teachers.
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