Math Word Problems – Addition is a wonderful app for kindergarten and first grade students. This app provides multiple ways for children to model their computation and supports them in finding the answer. There is audio support and lots of ways for students to find a solution. The first level of this app is free with download.
Here are two Common Core math lesson plans for teaching with mobile devices:
If anyone tells you that an iPad is just for playing Angry Birds, this list of teacher tools is sure to change their mind. Check out these tips, tricks and apps for classroom management!
- Read Alouds and Short Text Recorder (manage test prep)
- Siri Speaks to Me (manage conference notes)
- WordPress (manage a class blog)
- Test Prep Aids for the Teacher – Pacing (manage test prep)
- Make Your Own Buttons (manage student iPad screens)
- Gmail to Organize Student Work (manage student work)
- I Can’t Live Without… Dropbox (manage resources)
- Management Tools on the iPad (manage time and volume )
- Pick a Student (manage participation)
- Dragon Dictation (manage conference notes)
- Hourglass iPad Timer (manage time)
- Organize Your iPad Cart (manage resources)
- Picture Perfect Behavior (manage behavior)
- iPad Name Tags: What’s my number? (manage devices)
- Dropbox: Fill it up! (manage resources)
- Use Too Noisy for Volume Control (manage volume)
- iPad Reference Charts (manage devices)
- Random Name Selector (manage participation)
- Siri in the Classroom: Homework (manage homework)
If you’re looking for a way to track conferences with your mobile device, check out Stream Reading. Designed for both iPhone and iPad users this app lets teachers easily manage reading reports and organize student data. You can record audio of a student reading using your device’s microphone and document what happened when you met with the student for a conference.
Stream Reading helps users keep track of when they met with students, record data on their comprehension of a text, and check off what strategies children were using as they read. There is also a spot for teachers to type in comments and goals. You’ll love the quick reference guide that includes prompting questions to monitor student comprehension.
With Stream Reading teachers can easily share and export data via email, Dropbox or printing straight from the device. It also gives you the option to send goals directly to students and parents and set reminders for future conferences. Learn more about Stream Reading by visiting their website!
A terrific game for practicing operational fluency, Math Monsters Bingo is another great app from TaptoLearn (Math Vs. Zombies, Measure Length – Tiny Chicken). With this app, players will answer addition, subtraction, multiplication or subtraction problems and choose the answer on the bingo board. Math Monsters Bingo has a few different levels – just skip the Facebook login and your kids will be ready to go!
Have your kids mastered their math facts? Here’s a lesson for turning your students in superstars!
Animal Math Games for Kids is a super fun app for early learners that will help them work on counting, number sense and patterns. This app is bright, colorful and aligned to kindergarten Common Core Standards. Free to download and play, this app offers some upgrades to unlock the full version.
Working with numbers in your classroom? Here are a few of my favorite Common Core lesson plans for teaching math in grades 3-6!
Miss Humblebee’s Academy is a fantastic online kindergarten preparatory program. It includes play-based interactive lessons that are perfect for early learners. Their website introduces children to key concepts in math, social studies, science, art, music and reading through hundreds of activities. The high quality graphics and kid-friendly music make Miss Humblebee’s Academy a great choice for pre-K students.
Children can access books and music in addition to the interactive lessons straight from their website. Parents and teachers can track student progress with weekly reports that show how their children are performing. In between lessons, kids can play puzzles and create artwork. Miss Humblebee’s Academy is a great tool for helping children prepare for kindergarten and definitely worth checking out. Watch their video for more information and visit their site to learn more about this subscription based educational curriculum.
The iPad is a great tool for accessing and creating content. Teachers can also use this device to collect and organize student work. Here are a few ways you can turn your iPad into an assessment tool:
- Assessment Spotlight: The Answer Pad (bubble sheet)
- Score Rubrics on iPads (grade student work)
- Show and Explain Your Work (document student understanding)
- Class Charts (gather behavior data)
- Screenshots (capture student work)
- Gmail to Organize Student Work (organize student work)
- Behavior Watch: ClassDojo (gather behavior data)
- Simple Grading Tools (determine student grades)
- Common Core Activities with Frolyc (gather student work)
- Edit Student Work on iPads (annotate student work)
- Nearpod for 1 to 1 Classrooms (formative assessment)