Mathematics Technologies

San Antonio Technology in Education Coalition Suggested Technologies for Use in Mathematics

Because SATEC believes in the use of technology to encourage students and teachers to see mathematics as a useful life tool, we are providing this list of suggested technologies for use in the SATEC high school mathematics courses.

Because the lessons are legacy lessons, the technology mentioned is dated and needs to be upgraded. The purpose of this list is to tell you what the current versions of the technology are so that ordering them is much easier.


TI-84 Plus
TI-84 Plus CE.

Choose an option:

Single Handheld
$108.00 Order Code: TI-84PL

Teacher Pack
$1,080.00 Order Code: TI-84PL-TPK

This calculator is useful for data analysis if your students do not have computers with data analysis software. The calculator has regression capabilities to determine the “best fit” function for a variety of data sets. By using appropriate attachments from Vernier Software and Technology the calculator will serve as a real-time data collection interface that can use about 65 probes and sensors for experiments in math and science.

Video Analysis Software:

SATEC recommends two Video analysis products.
For Purchase: Vernier Video Analysis
This product is available from Vernier Science Education. You can purchase a site license annually or for three years.

For Free:  ImageJ   This product is available on the web and has numerous variations.

Vernier Video Analysis®

The Vernier Video Analysis® app brings video analysis to your students in a dedicated and streamlined application. Students can use their mobile devices in the laboratory or out in the field to insert a video with recorded motion, mark points to track the object in motion, and set the scale of the video. This app brings video analysis to all your students regardless of device—even Chromebooks!

The price of the license is based on the number of unique students using the software in a college department or school.

Educators, sign up to request a free 30-day trial.
Students, get access through your instructor.

Choose an option

VVA Single, I year, I person - $15

VVA-TYR  1 year Site license - $225

VVA-3YR  Three year site license - $450

Features and Benefits:

  • Vernier Video Analysis® app is compatible with multiple devices and platforms: macOS®, iPadOS™, iOS, Windows® 10, Chrome OS™, and Android™.
  • Students can use prepared videos, found videos, or collect their own videos for analysis.
  • Vernier Video Analysis makes it possible to do experiments that cannot be done with sensors, such as following a basketball in flight.
  • Analysis is rapid and easily repeated, so students can immediately analyze and think critically about the collected data.
  • You do not need to purchase other multi-featured apps just to do video analysis—our dedicated app streamlines the work to save time with better results.
  • Site licenses makes purchasing and renewing quick and easy.

Site Licenses:

The subscription license is for an entire school building site or for an entire college department and provides users access through the end of June 2022. Vernier Video Analysis® can be used on any device owned by the school, faculty, or students. There is no seat limit for each site or building license. See more detailed information about subscriptions for Vernier apps.

District Licenses:

Vernier offers K–12 district licenses (minimum 5 schools). Get pricing for your district by requesting a quote.

The second option is called ImageJ and is public domain software. The following is copied from:

ImageJ is public domain software for processing and analyzing scientific images, with many derivatives and variants, including ImageJ2, Fiji, and others.

The original ImageJ has been under continuous development since 1997. It has always been, and continues to be, a project of Wayne Rasband, with the help of many contributors. It was initially developed in 1997 as a cross-platform version of NIH Image. ImageJ grew organically over time as Wayne Rasband continued to add features according to user requests. Now there are many hundreds, probably thousands, of plugins written by members of a diverse community.

This wiki refers to the original version of ImageJ as the original ImageJ or ImageJ 1.x in places where it is important to distinguish it from other flavors of ImageJ. You may also sometimes see it called “plain ImageJ” or “ImageJ1” or “IJ1” by the community, but these are only shorthands.

The other main flavor of ImageJ, a redesign started in 2010, is known as ImageJ2, to differentiate it from the original ImageJ. The Fiji distribution of ImageJ bundles both ImageJ 1.x and ImageJ2, including ImageJ2’s backwards compatibility layer to transparently convert between ImageJ 1.x and ImageJ2 data structures as needed.

For more information, The ImageJ website:

Much of the video analysis in the SATEC lessons requiring this was done with the original software called NIH Image.

Probes and Sensors:

We suggest that in the math classroom, you use the same standard in purchasing these devices as is used in the science classroom. The minimum is one sensor/probe for every four students. Experience teaches us that in such groups, one student is usually not engaged. We suggested one device for every three students with the optimal arrangement being one for every two students.

Please check with your science department. It is possible that they have a significant number of these devices or an older but still serviceable version. It is definitely in the interest of school budget economy to share in the use of equipment already available.

SKU# Product/Description Unit Price
GDX-MDGo Direct® Motion Detector$114.00
GDX-FORGo Direct® Force and Acceleration Sensor$119.00
GDX-TMPGo Direct® Temperature Probe$78.00
GDX-PHGo Direct® pH Sensor$109.00
GDX-GPGo Direct® Gas Pressure Sensor$99.00
GDX-CONGo Direct® Conductivity Probe$119.00
GDX-VPGGo Direct® Photogate$95.00
GDX-VOLTGo Direct® Voltage Probe$79.00
GDX-LCGo Direct® Light and Color Sensor$89.00
GDX-3MGGo Direct® 3-Axis Magnetic Field Sensor$75.00
GDX-SNDGo Direct® Sound Sensor$95.00
GDX-RMSGo Direct® Rotary Motion Sensor$189.00
Let your imagination take over. Any functions you teach in your high school math courses have real world data that can be modeled. There are other probes and sensors that are available. Look at