No More Rubber Bands: Virtual Geoboard App Update

There are so many tools I used as a student that are now available virtually on iPads.  One fabulous free app that fits into this category is the Geoboard.  Forget about rubber bands snapping around your classroom.  The virtual geoboard has everything you need to teach polygons, area, scaling and symmetry.   From changing colors, overlaying figures and […]

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Introducing K-1 Equations with Online Pan Balance

I’ve shared some of the reasons that I love Happy Numbers and their great resources for elementary school students.  They have recently released a pan balance feature to help K-1 students understand equations.  This online tool makes it simple for teachers to introduce a concept that young children can find challenging. … This virtual tool […]

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Number Frames: App for Arrays, Operations & Fractions

I’ve shared some of my favorite free apps from the Math Learning Center like (Number Pieces, Number Line, and Geoboard).  Number Frames is a fantastic iOS and web app that helps students create arrays.  They can construct frames of numbers to five, ten, twenty, and one hundred. Students use the frames to count, represent, compare, and […]

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Common Core in Action: Manipulating Shapes in the Elementary Math Classroom

As a former elementary school teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom, I know how powerful iPads can be as learning tools in the hands of students. This mobile device is so much more than a content consumption tool, because students can use an iPad for hands-on learning. They can move items across the screen, try […]

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Free Graphing Calculator for iPads

There are lots of ways to quickly solve math problems on your iPad (MyScript MathPad and MyScript Calculator) and here’s a great free option for middle and high school students.  With this app kids can graph equations, convert units and access a reference guide. Free Graphing Calculator will definitely come in handy inside and outside […]

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