5 Best Apps for Math and Counting As a follow up to my post about writing apps (which you can click here to see) I thought I’d share some of the math and counting apps we’ve discovered. Again, it’s been challenging to find the few jewels among the plain old rocks. I really hadn’t realized how many apps were out there, nor how terrible some of them could be! The ones I list below (in no particular order) are the ones that I like because of their educational value, and that kids like for their entertainment value. Each of these apps (except for Count Sort Match) offers a free “lite” version and a full price version.
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OCSD Interactive Games Design Your Own Games Pre-Made Games Matching Game Directions- In this game you can match up words. McGraw-Hill Education Offers Free iPad Math Apps By Cristi | April 15, 2011 | 5 comments McGraw-Hill is a familiar name in education and to support this week’s National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, McGraw-Hill Education is offering its Everyday Mathematics apps for free through April 17th. The Everyday Math apps are designed to give students in kindergarten through sixth grade a quick and easy way to practice and reinforce different math concepts. Kids can practice multiplication, brush-up on fractions, review number line skills and more with this collection of apps: Everyday Mathematics Divisibility Dash – This games helps kids learn to recognize multiples and divisors. The more multiples they get correct, the more points they get.
Standards Units Welcome to > teachers > essential freebies > standards units From the NCETM website: "This multi-media resource has been developed with teachers, trainers and managers. Improving Learning in Mathematics builds on existing successful practice and explores approaches that encourage a more active way of learning through the use of group work, discussion and open questioning. Learners are encouraged to ‘have a go’, become more independent and reflective about their mathematics, to learn to think mathematically rather than simply learning rules and most importantly, to enjoy their mathematics" Visit the NCETM website for further details of how to order the full copy to make use of the accompanying videos and other media.
Math Manipulatives: Virtual Manipulatives on the Web Math Manipulatives contains three pages of resources: Technology Requirements: JAVA: You might need to download Java, a free plug-in to interact with virtual manipulatives. K-12 Algebra Applets--Arlen Strader of the Texas A & M University has two algebra tiles applet pages to help middle and high school students explore factoring of quadratic equations by arranging given tiles into a rectangle: Algebra Tiles1 (easy version-coefficients positive) and Algebra Tiles2 (hard version-coefficients positive and negative). Using Bitstrips To Create Interactive Comic Math Problems Recently, I have been working with staff on integrating Bitstrips For Schools into their classrooms. Most of the ideas that were discussed involved using Bitstrips for literacy, social studies, history, health, and even science. However, math never really entered the discussion. So I searched the shared math activities that were posted by other teachers on the Bitstrips For Schools website and only found a total of eight activities. All of these activities consisted of instructions for students to create their own comics.
Writing in Mathematics Featured Topic: Writing in Math Class Teachers incorporate writing in math class to help students reflect on their learning, deepen their understanding of important concepts by explaining and providing examples of those concepts, and make important connections to real-life applications of the math they are learning. Teachers use the writing assignments to assess student understanding of important concepts, student proficiency in explaining and using those concepts and each student's attitude toward learning mathematics. Writing in mathematics is a win-win for both teacher and student. Although it may be difficult to introduce this practice, it is well worth the effort.
Search Traditional stories from around the world ... writing Read some traditional stories from around the world. Have you got any stories to send us? Post a ... He wrote on the paper two math problems: Natural numbers from 1 until 11 was written by a natural order. Next, plused one number ... Secondary Maths Algebra Brackets and Factorising: An excellent booklet for expanding brackets and factorising both linear and quadratic expressions with a quiz to go with it. Give the students the quiz, then they set themselves a target based on it and go to the matching part of the booklet. Summer Math Program for Students in K to 5 As a teacher, I love this program for my children My two girls, ages 5 and 8, use Splash Math every day to practice math skills. As a teacher, I love that the program gives multiple practice of math skills across a variety of different skill sets, including graphs, addition, subtraction, and money... The girls never argue about doing their math homework because they think it is fun! Great way to prevent learning loss