by Thomas E. Leathrum (Jacksonville State Univ.) Apple, Inc., which manufactures the new iPad ® , announced that more than 1 million iPads were sold in its first month of release, exceeding the corresponding sales figures for the first model of their iPhone. The iPad and similar platforms are on a rapid path toward becoming ubiquitous appliances, which will surely have an impact in math classrooms. The MAA Committee on Technology in Math Education (CTiME) is sponsoring a panel discussion at the 2010 Mathfest in Pittsburgh this coming August:
Description ★ Intro to Math featured in iPad 2 Commercial and Apple's Best Apps of the Year! ★ Learn to read, write and understand numbers from zero to nine, through a series of interactive, guided and challenging activities. Based on the proven methodology of Montessori
Math apps can range from flash cards to calculators to graphing. One day an iPAD can be a textbook, a calculator, and a review sheets. Lately, there has been several reference apps released that contain formulas and other reference materials. Here are a couple of videos that show examples of math apps in action.
TiPb checks out the best, most must-have math apps to load up on your iPhone and iPad Student enrolled in math classes? Have a job that requires the use of math? Simply someone with a love for mathematics? Whether it's arithmetic, calculus, or hacking the code of the universe, there are dozens of iPhone and iPad math apps to choose from.
Description MathBoard is a highly configurable math app appropriate for all school aged children. Beginning in kindergarten, with simple addition and subtraction problems, through elementary school where learning multiplication and division can be a real challenge. MathBoard will allow you to configure the app to best match the abilities of your individual child/student. More than just standard drills, MathBoard encourages students to actually solve problems, and not just guess at answers. This is done by providing multiple answer styles, as well as a scratchboard area where problems can be worked out by hand.
A growing number of schools across the nation are embracing the as the latest tool to teach Kafka in multimedia, history through “Jeopardy”-like games and math with step-by-step animation of complex problems. As part of a pilot program, Roslyn High School on Long Island handed out 47 iPads on Dec. 20 to the students and teachers in two humanities classes. The school district hopes to provide iPads eventually to all 1,100 of its students. The iPads cost $750 apiece, and they are to be used in class and at home during the school year to replace , allow students to correspond with teachers and turn in papers and homework assignments, and preserve a record of student work in digital portfolios. “It allows us to extend the classroom beyond these four walls,” said Larry Reiff, an English teacher at Roslyn who now posts all his course materials online.