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 line represents the object’s position.
Action Graphing helps teachers differentiate their instruction to meet the needs of individual students during graphing lessons. It’s a great option for students who need extra practice at home or for teachers to recommend to families during an Open School Night. Action Graphing has over sixty levels for students to move through and saves data to document student progress.
Visit Action Graphing’s website to learn more!
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 both the teacher and student experiences. There are tutorials for teachers new to TenMarks, and pacing guides that help educators connect TenMarks assignments to their curriculum. Students now have self-paced learning options with a point-based incentive system. They’ll receive immediate feedback as they work through math problems.
With both free and premium solutions you’ll want to check out what TenMarks can bring to your students!
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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 in the Apple App Store for 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 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!