Category Archives: Math

Action Graphing: Math & Physics iPad App

Gamification is a powerful way to engage students in the science and math classroom. The Universe and More, a nonprofit company founded by a high school teacher, has released a new game called Action Graphing. This iPad app helps students understand key concepts related to graphing.  Students will learn how to analyze and interpret graphs to model the motion of real objects.  They’ll see how the slope of the line represents an object’s velocity and the y-intercept of the… Read Article →

Master Basic Math Skills with Numbie

Numbie is a mobile app for iPads and Android tablets that offers over 1,200 math challenges for students.  Aligned with first grade Common Core skills, Numbie is designed for children aged four to seven years old.  This colorful app has different chapters and levels that take students through a variety of topics.  They’ll tackle counting, geometry, patterns and lots more. In addition to presenting different games for students to play, Numbie… Read Article →

TenMarks Math Platform: Individualized Online Support for Students

TenMarks is a powerful platform that helps teachers individualize math instruction for their elementary and middle school students.  It saves educators time preparing lessons, reinforces concepts to improve student outcomes, differentiates based on student need, and keeps kids engaged and motivated. TenMarks Math and TenMarks Teach supports teachers as they work to meet the learning needs of every student through small group and data driven instruction. In preparation for back-to-school, TenMarks has streamlined and improved… Read Article →

ModernChalkboard: SMART Board Lessons for the Elementary Classroom has a large collections of SMART Board lessons for elementary school teachers.  Their Notebook lessons work with SMART Board interactive whiteboard systems and cover a variety of topics. Created by the same team as SuperTeacherWorksheets, ModernChalkboard has tons of resources for teachers looking to energize their SMART Board lessons. There are plenty of interactive math activities on topics that include perimeter, telling time, counting money, and fractions.  Electricity, human body, and… Read Article →

Early Math App for Foundational Number Skills

Critter Corral is a math app for early learners developed at Stanford University.  It helps children master basic math skills related to number sense.  As children move through each activity they will build their understanding of one to one correspondence, compare numbers, and estimate.  The colorful animation and characters will grab the attention of young learners as they begin to interact with different numbers. This app is completely free and available… Read Article →

StockTouch App to Access Data on iPads

A fantastic way to help students make real world connections in the math classroom is the use of real world data.  StockTouch is an iPad app that presents data visualizations on stocks and trends.  With access to information and graphics students and teachers can view stock data. If you are incorporating real world numbers into the work that you are doing with your students you’ll want to check out StockTouch… Read Article →

Wimbledon iPad App: Sports Data for the Math Classroom

Using sports data in the math classroom is a great way to hook students with real world numbers. Whether you are creating word problems or graphing data, there is so much information available related to sports.  The Championships, Wimbledon 2015 app for iPads is full of data that can be incorporated into classroom instruction.  Students and teachers can access live scores as well as past results. Depending on the task… Read Article →

Virtual Base 10 Blocks: Endless Manipulatives and Annotation!

I’ve shared some of my favorite virtual tools for the iPad (here’s 23) and one fantastic free app I love is Number Pieces. This app simulates base ten blocks and lets students manipulate the pieces and annotate their screen.  Students can take screenshots of their work and import the pictures into apps like Explain Everything or ShowMe.  Then they can discuss what the steps they took to solve a problem and you can hear… Read Article →