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Early Math App for Foundational Number Skills

13 Jul

Early Math App for Foundational Number Skills Early Math App for Foundational Number SkillsCritter 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 in the Apple App Store for iPads!

StockTouch App to Access Data on iPads

10 Jul

Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 9.54.24 AM screen480x480A 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 for iPads.  Apple lists it as one of the Essential iPad apps for users and its classroom applications are clear.  From business courses to elementary math, students can interact with the numbers presented on the screen.

Check out StockTouch on the Apple App Store!

Wimbledon iPad App: Sports Data for the Math Classroom

6 Jul

Screen Shot 2015-07-06 at 9.44.55 AM screen480x480-1Using 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 that you’ve developed for students, you can use this data to meet the expectations of your curriculum and program.  For example, Create a multiplication word problem using three numbers you located in one player’s profile or Find the difference between two players average scores for their first two matches.

Download The Championships, Wimbledon 2015 app for iPads from the Apple App Store to access tons of data for your math classroom!

Choosing CORE Math Apps for Your K-5 Classroom!

29 Jun

I’m at ISTE today sharing some favorites during my poster session “Choosing CORE Math Apps for Your K-5 Classroom!”  View the presentation here:

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Virtual Base 10 Blocks: Endless Manipulatives and Annotation!

19 Jun

screen480x480-1 Screen Shot 2015-05-23 at 9.30.54 AMI’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 their explanation.

It’s perfect for children learning place value, addition, and subtraction, and teachers who want their students to explain their work.  Number Pieces is an iPad app but also available on web browsers making it a great choice for Chromebook classrooms.

Not teaching place value? Check out my Common Core aligned lesson plans for using apps to teach: SymmetryFractionsPolygonsGraphingand more using iPads with your students!

Splash Math Summer Program: Summer Slide Prevention

15 Jun

Summer Slide InfographicAs teachers and families kick off summer vacation it’s important to think about how students will continue to grow their skills over their break from school.  Splash Math offers an online summer program designed to help students maintain their math gains and prepare for the upcoming school year.  Their award winning eight week review program includes a Common Core aligned diagnostic assessment before and during the program and a personalized practice schedule for each student based on the diagnostic assessment.


Students will review skills from their current grade and practice key skills from the grade they’re entering in the fall.  It is designed so students can work through activities for just ten minutes a day and move through the program. Once they finish up the program students are awarded a certificate of completion.  Teachers can sign up their students or families can sign up their children individually

Summer PostLearn more about Splash Math’s summer program for teachers and families by visiting their website!

Todo Math for the Classroom: FREE Trial Offer

26 May
Screen Shot 2015-05-18 at 4.39.58 PMTodo Math is a fantastic iPad app that supports Common Core Math instruction.  It includes exercises and activities to help students master pre-Kindergarten through second grade math skills.  This iPad app has bright and colorful features that will grab the attention of young learners and support them as they work to master math content.
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Screen Shot 2015-05-18 at 4.39.27 PMTodo Math for the Classroom just launched earlier this month.  They are offering a FREE 60-day trial offer to teachers interested in trying out this app with their students.  It includes access to all Todo Math content for free and access to the web-based Teacher Dashboard.  The Teacher Dashboard is an online management tool that helps you monitor and easily manage up to 30 students at once.
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Learn more about Todo Math for the Classroom and their free trial by visiting this website!
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