Tag Archives: test prep

Math Vocabulary Cards

2 Apr
Screen Shot 2014-03-29 at 3.43.10 PMThe Math Learning Center has some fantastic free apps (Geoboard and Number Line) including the newly released Math Vocabulary Cards. This app includes card sets for grades K-2 and 3-5. Users can select which cards they want to study by category or individually.  The cards are automatically sorted in random order and users can hide and reveal one or more sections of each card.  This means that they can practice quizzing themselves using the math term, example or definition.

VocabCard1Math Vocabulary Cards is easy to navigate and definitely kid-friendly.  With this app your students can review definitions for geometry, measurement, and money terms – just to name a few.  Kids can also view terms and definitions in English or Spanish.  The Common Core State Standards expects that students are able to use math vocabulary to explain their thinking.  Math Vocabulary Cards is the perfect choice for helping students become stronger math students.  Visit their website to learn more.

This app is also Android friendly since it can be accessed online using an Internet browser.

Vocabulary with World’s Worst Pet

25 Mar

Screen Shot 2014-02-19 at 10.04.58 AMA fantastic English Language Arts app, World’s Worst Pet will help students increase their domain specific vocabulary – an important part of the Common Core.  With this app children will be introduced to new words through games and an engaging narrative.  Totally free, World’s Worst Pet is worth checking out if you’re working with upper elementary and middle school students!

Here are two Common Core lessons plans for the ELA classroom:

MyScript MathPad for Equations

24 Mar

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MyScript Calculator is one of my favorite apps but middle school and high school teachers might want to check out MyScript MathPad. It can handle higher level equations including trigonometry and logarithms.  This super cool, free app turns your handwriting into numerals and solves the equations in front of your eyes.  Definitely check out this powerful math tool!

Teaching math in elementary school? Here are a few iPad lesson plans to check out!

DK Readers for Nonfiction Text

21 Mar

imageThere are tons of options for iPad friendly eBooks (here’s a long list!) and if you’re looking for nonfiction text DK Readers has you covered.  Kids can scroll through each book, identify text features, and read along with the highlighted text.  This app comes with five free books and more can be downloaded with in app purchases.

Here are two Common Core aligned lesson plans for working with nonfiction text

This app is available for Android tablets.

70 FREE Apps to Teach the Common Core

13 Mar

It was great sharing some of my favorite apps at NJECC this week! They can  be used with students in whole class and small group activities aligned to the Common Core State Standards.  For video explanations of how to use apps in your classroom, check out my online course and special promo code or contact me to learn about onsite and virtual professional development.

To learn more about individual apps mentioned in this presentation, search for specific  posts using the box in the upper right hand corner of your screen or explore the archive using the drop down menu on the sidebar.

Check out my Common Core aligned lesson plans using these apps!

Math Facts with Mad Math

12 Mar

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The App Store is full of fantastic apps for practicing math fluency (Math Vs. Zombies, Meerkat Math, Sushi Monster) and Mad Math Lite is a free app that should be added to your list of favorites.  In addition to offering flashcards on all operations, this app lets users work with decimals and negative numbers too.  Kids can write out their answer as they work through the problem before entering their response into the keypad.

Looking for Common Core math lesson plans? Click here!

MathsRulz – Formula Guide

7 Mar

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A fantastic resource for students of all ages, MathsRulz gives kids quick access to formulas.  This completely free app includes definitions and examples for area, perimeter and more.  Students can also take a quiz to demonstrate their understanding of each formula.

Check out my math lesson plans for teaching with mobile devices!