# Ms. Koppen's Genius Hour Project

### Technology in the Middle Grades Math Classroom

## Question:

## The Project

## Online Math Programs

## WebAssign | ## Big Ideas: Math | ## Khan Academy |

## buzzmath | ## TenMarks (an Amazon Company) | ## Olympus Math |

## Highly Rated Apps for the Math Classroom

## nearpodNearpod is a FREE online program and app where students can access the presentations that their teachers create for instruction. These presentations are interactive so students can participate in the learning rather than just watching! Teachers are provided with a report of their students work once completed. http://www.nearpod.com/ | ## That QuizThis a FREE online testing website that teachers can use to test their students rather than using pencil and paper. Teachers can also share tests with fellow teachers. Tests are graded instantly and grades are processed straight to a grade book. http://www.thatquiz.org/ | ## SocrativeSocrative is a FREE program where teachers present questions and their students can answer instantly through their laptops, smartphones, tablets, or computers. Questions can be asked as is or in the form of a game. http://www.socrative.com/ |

## nearpod

Nearpod is a FREE online program and app where students can access the presentations that their teachers create for instruction. These presentations are interactive so students can participate in the learning rather than just watching! Teachers are provided with a report of their students work once completed.

http://www.nearpod.com/## That Quiz

This a FREE online testing website that teachers can use to test their students rather than using pencil and paper. Teachers can also share tests with fellow teachers. Tests are graded instantly and grades are processed straight to a grade book.

http://www.thatquiz.org/## Socrative

Socrative is a FREE program where teachers present questions and their students can answer instantly through their laptops, smartphones, tablets, or computers. Questions can be asked as is or in the form of a game.

http://www.socrative.com/ ## Kahoot!Kahoot is a FREE online program and also on the app store that teachers can use to ask students questions in class. If the students get the answer correct they earn points. This game-based program gets students excited to learn. https://getkahoot.com/ | ## HMH FuseHMH Fuse is a math curriculum that is designed to be able to be used on mobile devices. The math courses currently offered to teachers to use in the classroom are Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry. http://www.hmhco.com/shop/education-curriculum/math/secondary-mathematics/hmh-fuse/ipad | ## Explain EverythingExplain Anything is a Free interactive whiteboard that gives teachers the opportunity to explain anything they need to for students. They can create an explanation and send it anywhere. With this app you are given the opportunity to write, draw, and record in order to explain. http://explaineverything.com/ |

## Kahoot!

Kahoot is a FREE online program and also on the app store that teachers can use to ask students questions in class. If the students get the answer correct they earn points. This game-based program gets students excited to learn.

https://getkahoot.com/## HMH Fuse

HMH Fuse is a math curriculum that is designed to be able to be used on mobile devices. The math courses currently offered to teachers to use in the classroom are Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry.

http://www.hmhco.com/shop/education-curriculum/math/secondary-mathematics/hmh-fuse/ipad## Explain Everything

Explain Anything is a Free interactive whiteboard that gives teachers the opportunity to explain anything they need to for students. They can create an explanation and send it anywhere. With this app you are given the opportunity to write, draw, and record in order to explain.

http://explaineverything.com/ ## educreationsEducreations is a FREE app that both teachers and students can use. This app gives them both the ability to explain anything they would like by making a fun video. Teachers can easily create a lesson to explain something to their students. Students can create a lesson as well to share something with classmates or even to show the teacher they understand the material. https://www.educreations.com/ | ## Think Through MathThink Through Math is an online program that helps students from grades three and above learn math. This program provides instruction to students through fun problems to solve. TTM is noted for building students' confidence in mathematics. http://www.thinkthroughmath.com/ | ## IstationIstatation is an online program that students can access through their laptops and tablets. It is a different approach to math instruction where students go on fun math adventures to test their skills and comprehension of the material. Students enjoy this program because of the game like setup. http://www.istation.com/ |

## educreations

Educreations is a FREE app that both teachers and students can use. This app gives them both the ability to explain anything they would like by making a fun video. Teachers can easily create a lesson to explain something to their students. Students can create a lesson as well to share something with classmates or even to show the teacher they understand the material.

https://www.educreations.com/## Think Through Math

Think Through Math is an online program that helps students from grades three and above learn math. This program provides instruction to students through fun problems to solve. TTM is noted for building students' confidence in mathematics.

http://www.thinkthroughmath.com/## Istation

Istatation is an online program that students can access through their laptops and tablets. It is a different approach to math instruction where students go on fun math adventures to test their skills and comprehension of the material. Students enjoy this program because of the game like setup.

http://www.istation.com/ ## Geometry Pad FREE app that helps students explore creating their own geometric shapes and digging deeper into their properties! | ## geoboard FREE app that introduces students to using interactive rubber bands to form different shapes. This will assist them in practicing area, perimeter, fractions, angles, and more! | ## i-Ruler FREE app that provides students with an exact ruler for all of their measuring needs! |

## Geometry Pad

## geoboard

## Math Game Apps: Teachers are using these games as opportunities for students during indoor recess!

**Math Drills:** With Math Drills each student has their own settings and test score history. Students work on addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division on their devices. With up to 50 students in one Math Drills section, teachers can track their students' progress along the way. $4.99 in the app store.

**Sudoku Daily:** When students have finished all of their work in the classroom give them an opportunity to have fun but while practicing their basic fast math skills at the same time. Sudoku Daily provides students with 9x9 number puzzles at 16 different difficulty levels. FREE on the app store.

**FactorMan: **This is a game every student will love. Battle it out against FactorMan to earn as many points as you can but limiting the number of points he can earn. This is a game where students will practice the factors of numbers 1 to 100. Warning: you won't want to stop playing! FREE on the app store.

**MathTappers:** Equivalents: For students who are working on percents, decimals, and percents, this is a great game to practice finding equivalents. Students are shown a variety of different things such as pie charts and number lines to locate all of the equivalents. Great quick game students can use for practice. FREE on the app store.

**Pick-A-Path:** This is a fun game for students where they help Okta the Octopus reach a final target by locating the correct path. Pick-A-Path is all about strategy and how your students work with a variety of things such as decimals, fractions, powers of ten, etc. FREE on the app store.

## Twelve a Dozen Students help "Twelve" complete math equations to help her save her world! $3.99 in the app store. | ## DragonBox Algebra A puzzling game that helps students understand how to solve algebra in a step-by-step manner! $7.99 in the app store. | ## Operation Math This award-winning math game turns math problems into a fun spy adventure! |

## Twelve a Dozen

## DragonBox Algebra

## Miscellaneous Math Tech Tools

## Interactive Whiteboard These Interactive Whiteboards are popular among students and teachers! When surveying students on which subject they enjoyed using this tool most with, majority of the students answered math. Say goodbye to chalk and dry erase markers and hello to these technology filled whiteboards! | ## QR Codes Who knew QR codes could be used in a classroom? Teachers are beginning to incorporate them into their daily lessons with students scanning the codes to unlock math problems.They are also being used to unlock instructions, videos, and answers to problems they have completed. | ## Desmos: Free Online/App Graphing Calculator Graphing calculators these days are necessary to learn but are incredibly expensive. With this FREE graphing calculator provided by Desmos, every student has access to a graphing calculator either online or through their mobile app at no cost! |

## Interactive Whiteboard

## QR Codes

## Desmos: Free Online/App Graphing Calculator

## The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NLVM)

## Tips & Advice from Professionals!

## David Moss: Teaching Math Using Technology

https://mathdiscussions.wordpress.com/teaching-math-using-technology/

## "Why Teachers Must Go Mobile" - by Angela Pascopella

## Check out Conrad Wolfram's TED Talk on teaching math with computers!

## Interested in learning more about Khan Academy?

They both say that "Khan Academy offers just what students need—the opportunity to learn at their own pace."