Math Tools for Teachers

Teacher in need of math tools and math apps for teaching? I’ve reviewed hundreds of math apps for teachers and provide lots to insight into using Math EdTech in the classroom.

OctoPlus iPad Math Game: Skill Practice Activity

OctoPlus is a new iPad math game. It’s for young children and students working towards grade level proficiency.  It reinforces key addition skills with interactive games.  In the Parent Zone adults can monitor their child’s progress to keep track of what they’ve accomplished.  There is even a reward system also known as the OctoStore. This is where students […]

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Mathspace: Step-by-Step Math Handwriting for iPad

Students can now show every line of their math work on iPad and other tablets. Ready for math handwriting for iPad? Students can write all their steps by hand on screen. Mathspace digitizes each handwritten line and grades it automatically, giving students immediate, formative feedback at every step of the way – like having a teacher at […]

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Creature Caretaker for Critical Thinking in Classrooms

Happy Pi Day! GlassLab is an innovative company for Critical Thinking in Classrooms. They developed a new game that helps build students’ critical thinking and proportional reasoning skills.  With Creature Caretaker students receive instruction and feedback on finding unit rates and using proportional reasoning to keep their creatures happy. Designed for grades 5-8, Creature Caretaker […]

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Super Fun Approach to Teaching Geometry on iPads & iPhones

The Land of Venn is a powerful iOS game that seamlessly integrates learning on both iPads and iPhones.  Perfect for a wide range of students, it uses a storytelling narrative to engage children with math vocabulary and math concepts.  Students have the task of saving The Land of Venn by creating different shapes.  As they make straight lines, […]

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CueThink for Dynamic Math Problem Solving on iPads

CueThink is an iPad app designed to improve students’ math problem­ solving skills.  The platform centers around a “thinklet,” a showcase for student problem­ solving.  This video vignette captures the steps each student takes as they solve a problem. Students can share these responses with the teacher and classmates. CueThink provides a framework for critical thinking […]

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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 pan balance makes it simple for teachers to introduce a concept that young children can find challenging. Online Pan Balance […]

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Prodigy Free, Common Core Math Game

Game-based learning is a topic we have covered numerous times on ClassTechTips. In search of a Common Core Math Game? If you have not already experimented with game-based learning with your class, make 2015 the year you do! Common Core Math Game One program that is doing a fantastic job of gamifying common core math is Prodigy. […]

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H&R Block Budget Challenge

Financial Literacy is essential for students working to become college and career ready.  This important real world skill can be strengthened with the online resources developed by H&R Block.  Their Budget Challenge provides a fantastic opportunity for students to learn and play for prizes including scholarships and grants. Students will encounter personal budgeting situations and asked to […]

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Todo Math Classroom Pilot Program

Earlier this year I shared Todo Math – an engaging math app for iPads.  You can now join the Todo Math Classroom Pilot Program that is taking place through December 31, 2014.  Teachers who join this pilot will have access to Todo Math and all contents (PreK – 2nd grade), 30 student accounts, and access to […]

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Math Shake for Word Problems on iPads

Math Shake is an engaging, playful app that helps students learn to solve word problems.  It contains thousands of questions which students turn into an equation by looking for keywords and clues in the problem. Once students have discovered the equation, they can use a variety of built-in learning tools such as number lines, tens frames, fraction pieces […]

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