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## Robotics STEM lesson design on the cover of "The Technology Teacher" journal

ITEA’s flagship publication, *The Technology Teacher*, has published an article on designing technology lessons that teach mathematics. Written in collaboration with our partners Eli Silk and Dr. Christian Schunn at the University of Pittsburgh’s Learning Research and Development Center, the article *Designing Technology Activities that Teach Mathematics* is an insightful look into some of the strategies that help to bring out mathematical value when setting up a robotics problem.

In the article, the authors lay out four principles for producing a technology activity that leads to math learning. The paper also gives several examples of these principles in the redesign of the Robot

Algebra *Robot Synchronized Dance* activity.

*Designing Technology Activities that Teach Mathematics* can be found featured on the cover of the December/January 2010 volume of *The Technology Teacher*.

Silk, E. M., Higashi, R., Shoop, R., & Schunn, C. D. (2010). Designing Technology Activities that Teach Mathematics. *The Technology Teacher*, 60(4), 21-27.