This paper discusses how students can learn mathematics assessed on standardized testing in a way that promotes deeper thinking about the mathematics. While potential assessments aligned to the Common Core Content Standards drive the focus of the curriculum, technology can provide a way for delving into conceptual understanding. Using two standardized test questions, this paper provides examples of how technology can promote deeper thinking about mathematical concepts than what is supposed to be assessed in the questions.
The New Jersey Mathematics Teacher
The Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey
Ilaria, D. R. (2014). Teaching Beyond the Assessment. The New Jersey Mathematics Teacher, 72(1), 24-29. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.wcupa.edu/math_facpub/21