Digital Tools for Math

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How to Use Twitter to Find Great Math Resources & Ideas (online article)

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Quizizz is very similar to Kahoot, except the questions appear on the students' devices.
Let's try it out!

  • On your device or laptop, open
  • Click Join a Game.
  • Enter the Game Code the teacher provides and click Go.
  • Type in your name and click Join Game.
  • Wait for the teacher to begin the game.

Good Luck!

WOW - Quizizz now has math symbols!

Quizizz App

Quizizz has a new feature that allows the question and answer choices to be read aloud using the Quizizz IOS app or the Google Play Quizizz app. Only available for IOS devices. Great for word problems!


Gimkit was created by high school students and is similar to Kahoot! and Quizizz, except the students play for “money” instead of points. The free version allows you to have 5 Kits (games) in your account. The paid version allows for unlimited Kits and edits and includes other features. The Pro version is $59.88 a year or $7.99 per month. School and bulk discounts are available.

Gimkit includes a library of Kits from users. You can create your own Kit by typing in the questions and answers or you can upload questions from Quizlet or a CSV file.

Let's give it a try! Open and enter the code on the screen.

Quizlet Live

Quizlet has created a new program that turns your flashcards into a live, multi-player, review game.
Let's give it try!
  • Open
  • Type in the code the teacher has given you.
  • Type in your name.
  • Quizlet Live will assign you a team. Find your teammates and get together.
  • Wait for the teacher to begin the game.

Using Quizlet to Begin AP Calculus Prep

That Quiz

That Quiz allows you to create free, online mathematical quizzes for all grade levels.

For directions on how to effectively use That Quiz, check out Mathy Cathy's Blog post.

Let's Play Bingo!

Create online bingo games on Bingo Baker! You can use the free version or for $14.95 for a lifetime, all of your games will be stored in your own account.

Here is an example Bingo Game to use with simple math problems:

Open on your device.
Click the Free space.
Click the answers to the problems as they are called out.
Shout Bingo if you win!

Hint - For problems that use mathematical symbols, create a PowerPoint with your problems. As you flip through the presentation, students can work out the problems on their paper and then find the answer on the Bingo Baker card.

Click here to access an Algebra II Review PowerPoint to be used in a Bingo game.


Socrative is an online student assessment tool that works on any Internet-connected device. The site includes the ability to administer a quiz, play a game or give an Exit Ticket.

Go to
The room number is football.
Wait for the teacher to start the quiz!

To take a poll using Socrative:
  1. Login to your teacher account.
  2. Have students log in to your room.
  3. Select Quick Question.
  4. Select Short Answer.
  5. Type in your question and select options under Number of Responses Per Student and Student Name.
  6. Select Start.
  7. Click Start Vote and Confirm.
  8. Students then select their choice from all of the options that have been submitted by their classmates.
  9. Click Finish to access reports and charts.

Socrative also has an App for most devices!


edpuzzle allows you to import any instructional video into your account, trimming it to show only the portion you need. You can then embed questions to hold your students accountable during the video. Student progress is recorded for you to monitor or use as assessment grades.


Don't have enough devices for all students? Then Plickers might be the tool for you!
You only need the Plickers app downloaded on one IOS or Android device to scan the student responses. Let's try it out!


Flipquiz is a Jeopardy-style game that is great for reviewing information. Divide your class into two teams and start playing! Flipquiz is ideal for interactive whiteboards, but it will work with a computer and a projector.

Let's try this math Flipquiz!

ThingLink for Math

ThingLink is a free, web-based tool and app that allows the user to upload an image and create interactive links to text, music, video, sound and weblinks.
Note - Use the EDU version and set up student accounts under your name.
Graphing Linear Inequalities
Algebra Problem
Virtual Manipulatives for the iPad

Fostering Mathematical Mindsets with iPads in the Classroom


Math Teachers - This is AWESOME! Desmos is a free, online graphing calculator. Desmos can plot a variety of different equations, from lines to parabolas and more. It is available online and as an app.
Example 1
Example 2
Example 3
Example 4

Understanding the Desmos Features

Desmos provides an excellent list of classroom examples on their home screen and an extensive list of classroom activities.

Desmos Activities - Make sure you see the different tabs at the bottom of the embedded spreadsheet.

Check out this Pinterest Board for lots of Desmos video tutorials.
Google Site of Desmos activities.

3 Wonderfully Awesome @Desmos Activities

"Match My Parabola" Desmos Mini-Challenges by Michael Fenton

"Match My Graph" Desmos Mini-Challenges by Michael Fenton

Polygraph: Exponential Functions

How to Use Desmos Videos


Spiral is a collaborative suite of tools for the classroom.

Quickfire - Use Quickfire as a formative assessment tool to see what the whole class is thinking.

Discuss - Allows the teacher to create interactive presentations to spark creativity in class.

Team Up - Teams of students can create and share collaborative presentations from linked devices.

Clip - Turn any public video into a live chat with questions and quizzes


Flipgrid is a video response tool that is used to create discussions among all students within your classroom. Teachers post a topic or question via text or video and the students respond to the prompt. Flipgrid also gives students the ability to comment on their classmates' responses.

Key Features:

  • All of your videos are located in one location.
  • You can Freeze a Topic to continue sharing the videos but prevent new recordings.
  • Student comments can be turned on or off.

Flipgrid Examples:

Flipgrid Certified Grid (password is Flipgrid)

Simple Machines

Non-Fiction Text Features

Flipgrid for Assessments


Ideas/Tutorials/Blog Posts:

Create a QR Code

Create a QR Code that links to your Grid or Topic! Click the Share option and choose QR Code.

Topic Discovery Library

Share and find Topic templates that have been submitted by educators from around the world. All subject areas and grade levels are included. You can find these under Discovery in the Menu Bar.

Flipgrid Explorer Series

During the 2016-17 school year, Flipgrid expanded the learning opportunities for classrooms by offering 2 Explorer Series that connected students from around the room with a marine biologist expert and a raptor expert. Each of the series included an expert sharing information about the topic and discussion topics for the students to participate in via Flipgrid.

Follow Flipgrid on Twitter to find out when and if more series are offered.

Global Grid Connections

Connect your classroom with students of your fellow Flipgrid educators around the world! Explore connections by Grid, age or subject area and check out the educator’s goal. You can find this section under Connections in the Menu Bar.

Topic Discovery Library

Share and find Topic templates that have been submitted by educators from around the world. All subject areas and grade levels are included. You can find these under Discovery in the Menu Bar.

Flipgrid Explorer Series

During the 2016-17 school year, Flipgrid expanded the learning opportunities for classrooms by offering 2 Explorer Series that connected students from around the room with a marine biologist expert and a raptor expert. Each of the series included an expert sharing information about the topic and discussion topics for the students to participate in via Flipgrid. Below are the links to some of the series:

Follow Flipgrid on Twitter to find out when and if more series are offered.


GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus. GeoGebra works on desktops, laptops, Chromebooks and most mobile devices. Click here to access the download site.

The Math Keyboard App

Do you need to use math symbols on your phone or iPad? The Math Keyboard App by Daniel Soffer is a free tool that provides you with mathematical and scientific characters. After downloading the app, follow the step-by-step directions for installing the keyboard on your device.


FormMule is a Google Add-On that allows you to create forms that will automatically notify parents of missing assignments, tutorial attendance, discipline warnings, etc. These three videos show you how to easily setup Form Mule. Thanks to Tom Horn from Medlin Middle School in Northwest ISD (Texas) for sharing!

Let's try it out! Click here to access the form. Use your email address for the parent/guardian address and make up a missing assignment name. Once you click submit, check your email to see what a parent would receive.

Video - Demonstration of FormMule

Video - How to set up your own FormMule with Google Forms

Install FormMule


Padlet is a virtual wall/bulletin board that allows students to create a sticky note to express their thoughts on a common topic. Padlet allows us to post text, links, images, and a wide variety of files including video.

Note: Padlet recently began charging $99 a year for unlimited Walls. The free account allows new users to have free accounts. If you already have Walls in your account, you may add 3 more Walls for free.

New from Padlet:

Padlet has added 2 new formats:

  • Shelf - Posts can be sorted into a series of labeled columns
  • Canvas - Move posts around free-form style
  • Collaborate and assess with Reactions. Grade, star, upvote, or like posts - a simple way to give quantitative feedback. Read more about Reactions here.
  • You can now highlight text in your posts.
  • Categorize posts with Colors. Customize your posts one of five colors. Learn more about Colors here.
  • Seamlessly link your pages to an LMS. Learn more here.
  • Video Recording on a Padlet
  • Snap feature - allows you to take photos and selfies from within Padlet and post them to your pages
  • iPhone and iPad app users: Padlet just launched a new, experimental feature called Catscan. You can take a picture of a wall with post-it notes and Catscan will create a Padlet with those notes on it.


Math Memes

Polygons in Our World

Grade 5 Math

Math Journaling


Hot Wheels® Speedometry™ includes lesson plans and activities for 4th graders based on national and state standards. There are also activities and lesson plans for other grade levels, All of the lessons are focused on STEM concepts.

Periodically, teachers can request a kit that includes:
40 Hot Wheels® die-cast cars

  • 16 orange loops
  • 16 track clamps
  • 64 track connectors
  • 100+ feet of orange track
Watch the website to see when the kit is available.

Apps for Math

Ninja Chicken - Tiny Chicken learns Prime Numbers - Great way to learn Prime Numbers

iPad for Algebra Teacher Resources - includes a spreadsheet of apps to use
10 Apps for Math Fluency
CyberChase Shape Quest - great geometry app for young learners
My Script Calculator ($2.99) - write a problem on your device and the app will solve it
My Script MathPad (upper level)
Chicken Coop Fractions - fun game for practicing fractions
iMovie - create your own tutorials or have students create movies
Educreations - students & teachers can create lessons or reviews
Sock Puppets (free + in-app purchases) - students can have puppets explain how to work a problem
Photo Math - use the camera on your device to scan a problem and the app will work it out

Socratic - homework problem solver and answers
10 of the Best Chrome Apps for MathTeachers from Educational Technology & Mobile Learning

ShowMe - Interactive Whiteboard

TI-Nspire App

Helpful Materials

Khan Academy - video tutorials and a great teacher section

Calculus Resources - resources for calculus
Statistics Resources - resources for statistics
The Extensive List of Math Resources - large collection of math resources
Master Math Mentor - math resources
Teacher Math - math resources
Teachology - tons of math resources
Math Live - animated math Lessons
Print Your Own Graph Paper - different types to choose from
Print Free Graph Paper - you select the size and type
Embedded Math - print graph paper, grids, etc.
MTBos (Math Twitter Blogosphere) is a website of math teachers who blog and tweet. The site also includes a search engine for math activities, assessment ideas and much more!

Try searching Twitter for #MTBoS for their latest tweets!

Mathalicious - Free and paid online lessons for middle & high school
Math Bits - challenging and fun lessons & activities for secondary & college
Math Munch - games, videos & art projects
Estimation 180 - daily estimation challenges for upper elementary & middle school students
LearnZillion - Math and English Language resources for grades 2-12
Sheppard Software - online games
Math is Fun - resources for grades 1-8
MathTrain TV - Student created video tutorials
Math TV - Math videos

Mrs. Agriesti's Math Pages - timed math drills

101 Questions - Images to use for discussion or writing (use with discretion)

Problem-Attic - 100,000 of the questions; great test generator

Virtual Manipulatives by Glencoe - grades PreK-8

Build with Legos - build with LEGO® bricks using Google Maps as the base

Teach Ratio with LEGO Bricks! - includes downloadable lesson

Math Representations - a Pearltree of math representations for EC - 5

EdSurge's Five Most Popular Free Math Tools

Happy Numbers - elementary lessons that work on most Internet-enabled devices

Math Playground - Math games, logic puzzles, step-by-step instructional videos, etc.

Illuminations - Math resources by NCTM

Cool Math - includes 3 websites of math resources and games

A+ Click Math and Logic Problems - all grade levels

8 Digital Graphing Tools That Top the Charts - graphing calculators apps and websites

Mathies Learning Tools - K-12 Math Tools

Wowsers - Deliver assessments, personalize lesson plans and engage students with game-based learning

Mathematics Assessment Project - Formative and summative assessment tools for math

Math Antics - Simple and engaging math resources that make learning math more fun for students; free and paid options

Mathway - Tools to understand and solve math problems

20 Excellent YouTube Channels for Math Teachers

18 YouTube Channels for Elementary Math

Escape the Dungeon! A BreakoutEdu Digital on Area of Shapes - by Megan Kelly

Symbolab - Step-by-step math calculator

Math Visuals - Short animations that provide concrete visualization of tricky math concepts

Math Links - Collection of math links by Eric Curts of

Count It All Joy - Middle School math blog with tons of resources

Technology-Infused Math Lessons & Activities

Cell Phone Plans (Check out the other lessons for grades 3-12 on this site)
Math Discussion with Explain Everything
Dan Meyer's Three-Act Math Tasks

The Iditarod and Math

Integrating Math & Technology Using Skitch

Scale City - Interactive simulations about scale/proportional reasoning for grades 6-8

Google Form of Activities - collected from teachers at a math conference

Google Form of Activities - check the tabs at the bottom for middle school

892 Quiz Math Activities - by Alice Keeler

Just For Fun

101 Math Jokes for Teachers
Bad Maths in Pictures Flickr Group - examples of bad math in stores & other public places
Shmoop Math Videos - fun animated videos
Siri - Ask her to divide zero by zero.

Connect with Janet and Joan

Janet Corder


Twitter: @corderj

Joan Gore
Twitter: @joangore