Category Archives: Math

Greater Gator Comparing Numbers App for iPad

Greater Gator Comparing Numbers App for iPad

Greater Gator is a terrific comparing numbers app for early learners.  With Greater Gator students tap the screen to choose the largest number.  This simple and straightforward mobile app is great for math stations and interventions.  Students can use this comparing numbers app to reinforce this foundational math concept. Greater Gator has a kid-friendly interface and is easy for young learners to navigate.  Children tap the screen to choose their… Read Article →

Fractions App for Elementary Motion Math on iPad & Android

Fractions App for Elementary: Motion Math on iPad & Android

Motion Math: Fractions! is a fantastic fractions app for elementary school students.  This engaging app asks students to tap on the screen to answer fraction problems. It includes multiple levels for students to work through as they master fraction concepts.  One thing that I love about this app is how fun it is to play.  The folks at Motion Math have created lots of fun games that keep students interested in engaged…. Read Article →

EdTech Spotlight 6 Duck Duck Moose Apps

EdTech Spotlight: 6 Duck Duck Moose Apps

Duck Duck Moose is a terrific educational app company that has made a handful of apps for mobile devices.  Their apps cover a variety of skills and give students a space to create.  On this list of apps you’re sure to find something that connects to a math or speaking and listening skill you’d like students to master. Moose Math (iOS, Android, Amazon) Moose Math includes games for students that teach… Read Article →

Comparing Numbers App Find Greater & Less Than on iPads

Comparing Numbers App: Find Greater & Less Than on iPads

With the Comparing Numbers app students can practice figuring out if one number is greater than, equal to, or less than another number.  This app is very straightforward and great for a quick practice routine after school or in a math station.  Students can tap on the screen to indicate which sign represents the relationship between the two numbers. This app has different levels for students to choose from including… Read Article →

Quick Math Practice Mental Math Facts Anywhere!

Quick Math: Practice Mental Math Facts Anywhere!

Developing mental math facts are an important foundational skill.  It can help boost a student’s confidence as they work through complex, multi-step math problems.  Quick Math is fantastic iPad app that turns mental math practice into a game for students.  It uses handwriting recognition so students can write their response on the screen and move through each question at lightning speed. Designed for children in third through sixth grade, students will… Read Article →

8 Pinterest Pages for Math Teachers

8 Pinterest Pages for Math Teachers

Pinterest is a fantastic resource for teachers.  With tons of searchable activities and lesson plans it’s the perfect place to go to gather ideas for your classroom.  Here’s a list of Pinterest pages for math teachers: Math Games  On this collaborative math games board you’ll find hundreds of pins for a variety of math games. There are holiday themed choices as well as printable activities. Geometry Activities This board from Mr. Elementary… Read Article →

H&R Block Budget Challenge and Lesson Plans for Financial Literacy 1

H&R Block Budget Challenge and Lesson Plans for Financial Literacy

A core component of college and career readiness is an understanding of financial literacy.  These essential real world skills can be strengthened with the online resources developed by H&R Block.  Their Budget Challenge and accompanying lesson plans are terrific resources for teachers looking to integrate financial literacy into their curriculum.  The H&R Block Budget Challenge simulation replicates real life as an adult: paying bills, managing expenses, saving money, investing in retirement, paying taxes and… Read Article →


Webinar 12/10 – How to Use Game-Based Learning to Promote a Growth Mindset

This Thursday, December 10th at 6PM ET I’m joining the folks at Prodigy for a completely free 30 minute webinar.  Prodigy is a completely free adaptive math game that integrates Common Core, MAFS, and TEKS standards into a fantasy style game students will love to play.  In this webinar you’ll learn how you can use the latest tools in EdTech to empower students and promote a growth mindset in your math class and beyond!… Read Article →

Nonstandard Units of Measurements with Exploratorium's Apps

Nonstandard Units of Measurements with Exploratorium’s Apps

Introducing students to nonstandard units of measurement can be challenge for teachers working with students of all ages.  Curious Ruler is one app I love for these type of lessons since it gets kids thinking about objects in their everyday life.  For teachers working with older students you may want to check out How Many Saturdays?  This app from Exploratorium pushes users to think about time in nonstandard units. Although… Read Article →

3 Math Apps for Stations

3 Math Apps for Stations

When designing math stations in your classroom, iPads can be used to give students access to learning games and virtual math manipulatives.  Teachers looking to engage students with interactive activities can incorporate iPad apps into station work.  This is a great option for classrooms with access to just a few devices, and teachers looking to make the most of their resources.  Here are a few math apps that can be… Read Article →