# Mathematics Unplugged and Digitized: Bridging Traditional and Tech-Driven Approaches

## Session

Education and Development

## Description

The paper starts with analyzing a real world example that was given as a project in algebra class to apply the piecewise functions in the Giant’s Devil’s Flower Mantis (two spiked grasping forelegs), and reviewing literature on the combining technology in education. Digital technology graphs the parabola within the insect and adjusts the critical points based on the error and trial (for parabola). Also, the technology accurately graphs the linear equations representing the antenna of the insect by connecting two points. Technological tools (desmos - graphing calculator) determine the piecewise functions that describe the upper body of the insect that is depicted in Igor Siwanowicz photography. In the same figure is applied analytical work to verify results of the technology, in addition, the analytical work confirms the same result with the tenth point decimal accuracy. Combining the work of technology and critical thinking proves that combining teaching mathematics with and without technology increases the impact of the instructions and elevates the learning outcome of high school students. Moreover, the paper applies inductive analytical research by analyzing the effect of combining teaching with and without technology through reviewing literature. Consequently, the literature confirms the students prefer classes with moderate IT to other four different options. Above all, the paper brings the evidence that combining teaching with and without technology advances instructions to a level where teachers and students could create conjectures, respectively theorems.

## Keywords:

Technology, Critical Thinking, Rationally, Combining, Instruction, Learning, Students

## Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

## ISBN

978-9951-550-95-6

## Location

UBT Lipjan, Kosovo

## Start Date

28-10-2023 8:00 AM

## End Date

29-10-2023 6:00 PM

## DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2023.318

## Recommended Citation

Pllana, Duli, "Mathematics Unplugged and Digitized: Bridging Traditional and Tech-Driven Approaches" (2023). *UBT International Conference*. 19.

https://knowledgecenter.ubt-uni.net/conference/IC/EDU/19

Mathematics Unplugged and Digitized: Bridging Traditional and Tech-Driven Approaches

UBT Lipjan, Kosovo

The paper starts with analyzing a real world example that was given as a project in algebra class to apply the piecewise functions in the Giant’s Devil’s Flower Mantis (two spiked grasping forelegs), and reviewing literature on the combining technology in education. Digital technology graphs the parabola within the insect and adjusts the critical points based on the error and trial (for parabola). Also, the technology accurately graphs the linear equations representing the antenna of the insect by connecting two points. Technological tools (desmos - graphing calculator) determine the piecewise functions that describe the upper body of the insect that is depicted in Igor Siwanowicz photography. In the same figure is applied analytical work to verify results of the technology, in addition, the analytical work confirms the same result with the tenth point decimal accuracy. Combining the work of technology and critical thinking proves that combining teaching mathematics with and without technology increases the impact of the instructions and elevates the learning outcome of high school students. Moreover, the paper applies inductive analytical research by analyzing the effect of combining teaching with and without technology through reviewing literature. Consequently, the literature confirms the students prefer classes with moderate IT to other four different options. Above all, the paper brings the evidence that combining teaching with and without technology advances instructions to a level where teachers and students could create conjectures, respectively theorems.