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Technology Standards

As students accomplish the tasks by creating their environments in Math by Design, they are working toward mastery of ISTE's national technology standards for students. Students' online experiences help them meet the goals for the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to succeed in today's Digital Age.

In particular, the activities and resources in Math by Design help students to demonstrate:

1. Creativity and Innovation

Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.


  1. apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
  2. create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
  3. use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.

2. Communication and Collaboration

Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.


  1. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
  2. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
  3. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.

3. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.


  1. identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.
  2. plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.
  3. collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions.
  4. use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions.

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