Math teachers have perhaps more digital tools at their disposal than other educators and are being charged with harnessing adaptive-learning software, on-demand videos and Web-based tools to help students develop a long-lasting, conceptual understanding of math. "Basically, the research says when students have the ability to engage with multiple representations of a problem, then they are better able to apply these tools with problem-solving and reasoning," said Mark W. Ellis, a board member for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

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