The Role of Technology in Enhancing Urban Mathematics Education


  • Jamaal Rashad Young Texas A&M University



Urban Mathematics Education , Technology Integration, Inclusivity in Learning Equitable Access, AI, Game-based Learning


The integration of technology in urban mathematics education has emerged as a promising approach to address educational disparities and foster engaging learning environments. With the widespread availability of technology infrastructure in urban schools, there is a growing focus on leveraging digital tools and resources to enhance mathematics learning outcomes. This editorial examines the impact of technology on urban mathematics education, exploring its potential to bridge opportunity gaps and promote inclusivity. Drawing on current research and best practices, we highlight the benefits and challenges of technology integration, emphasizing the importance of equitable access, teacher professional development, and tailored instructional approaches. The editorial underscores the need for collaborative efforts among stakeholders to advocate for increased funding and support for technology initiatives in urban schools. By embracing innovative practices such as educational apps, virtual reality, and online collaborative projects, educators can create dynamic learning environments that empower students to excel in mathematics. The ongoing dialogue and efforts surrounding the role of technology in urban mathematics education are critical for achieving educational equity and excellence for all students. As technology continues to evolve, it remains imperative for educators and policymakers to prioritize effective technology integration strategies that cater to the diverse needs of urban learners.

Author Biography

Jamaal Rashad Young, Texas A&M University

Jamaal Young, Ph.D., focuses his attention on preparing pre-service teachers to meet the needs of all their students. His particular research interest is the uses of education technologies to develop teacher's knowledge of mathematics. Other emphases in his work are culturally responsive STEM education and mathematics achievement of children of color. His doctorate from Texas A&M University is in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in mathematics education. He joined the UNT faculty as an assistant professor in 2011. Jamaal's research interests include: (a) Technology integration and utilization in mathematics classrooms, (b) Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK) for mathematics teachers, and (c) Culturally Relevant Pedagogy for STEM education.


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