Math Apps

Thinking about the CRA Sequence

Concrete, Representational, Abstract Sequence of Instruction

"...this model reflects a sequence that moves from an instructional focus on concrete representations (manipulative materials) and models to semi-concrete representations (drawings or pictures) and images to abstraction (using only numerals or mentally solving problems)."

Van de Walle (p 99)

Virtual Manipulatives for the iPads

These are my favorite tools to use in whole and small group lessons. I like that we can use these math tools without getting out a ton of messy things, but still get the same hands on result. We also frequently snap screen shots of our work for assessment and sharing.

So many great apps ...

Let's consider where they lie on this instructional model

A List of Elementary Appropriate iPad Apps

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