Digital Tools for Math

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

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Kahoot is a game-based website that allows teachers to create games with multiple choice questions for the students to answer. The session is played as a quiz with game show music and points awarded to students based on speed and accuracy. After each question is answered, a graph displays how the group did as a whole. The top five places are also shown after each question.

Are you ready to have some fun?

  • On your device or laptop, open
  • Enter the Pin number projected on the screen and click Enter.
  • Type in your name and click Join Game.
  • Wait for the teacher to begin the game.

Good Luck!

Click here to download a Kahoot tutorial.

The new Team Mode is another great feature of Kahoot! Learn more about this new feature here.

Use Answer Streak Bonus with any Kahoot Game to reward accuracy! This should help alleviate students quickly guessing an answer just to get more points.

Kahoot! recently announced the upcoming release of a new mobile app (IOS and Android) that allows the students to view the questions and answer choices on their device.
The first item to note in the mobile app is that your students will now see the questions and answer choices on the same screen. This provides the ability to give your students a “play at home” option. This new option is called Challenge


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 app. Only available for IOS devices. Great for word problems!

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.

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


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 login 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!


Click Login.
Select Student.
If you do not have an account, select Sign Up at the bottom of the screen. (no email required)
Click Join Class.
Type in the Code mafmebu.

Choose the Blue Start Button under the video.
Click the Play button to begin the assignment.


Socratic - Homework answers and math solver. Take a photo of your math problem and get step-by-step help instantly.


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!
Read more about Plickers here.


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.

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 setup student accounts under you name.
Graphing Linear Inequalities
Algebra Problem
Virtual Manipulatives for the iPad


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.

Using Digital Tools to Explore Conics in Math - Includes lesson plan, student examples and teacher tutorial

3 Wonderfully Awesome @Desmos Activities

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

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

Tangent Activity for Algebra II

Polygraph: Exponential Functions

How to Use Desmos Videos

Using an iPad as a Calculator on a State Assessment: Dreams Do Come True


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


is a video response tool that is used to create discussions between 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 to 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 Tutorials/Blog Posts:


Recap, from the makers of Swivl, is a video response reflection app that lets students respond to prompts from their teacher. This awesome tool works well on mobile devices, Chromebooks and laptops with the ability to capture video.
Website | iPad App



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 ($1.99)

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 that allows students (or teachers) create a "sticky note" to express their thoughts or answer a question. Padlet is also available as an app.
Double click on this wall and answer the question.
Thanks for sharing!


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. The lessons are focused on STEM concepts. Teachers can request a kit that includes:
  • 40 Hot Wheels® diecast cars
  • 16 orange loops
  • 16 track clamps
  • 64 track connectors
  • 100+ feet of orange track

QR Codes

QR codes - they're everywhere, but how can they be used in the classroom?
The easiest QR Code Reader is I-Nigma. It is available for most devices.

Let's check these out:

Click here to access all of our activities for QR Codes.

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
Free Math Apps by Grade Level
CyberChase Shape Quest - great geometry app for young learners
My Script Calculator - 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 ($4.99) - 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
Tellagami (free + in-app purchases) - students can create a Gami to 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
Secondary Math Apps - list of free apps from TCEA
Elementary Math Apps - list of free apps from TCEA
10 of the Best Chrome Apps for Teachers from Educational Technology & Mobile Learning
Top 5 Apps to Drive Away a Student’s Math Phobia from Simple K12
MathGraphics - turns your iPad into a powerful and intuitive graphing calculator

ShowMe - Interactive Whiteboard

TI-Nspire App

Augmented Reality

What is Augmented Reality?

What if your classroom came alive just like the hallways in Harry Potter? Would your students be more engaged and ready to learn? We believe so! Augmented Reality changes the way students interact with the world by unlocking digital layers that are embedded into flat, one-dimensional images. Travel with us as we demonstrate some of the activities that are currently available to students and teachers and imagine what the future holds for your classroom with Augmented Reality!

Platonic Solids ($2.99) by Quiver Vision (formerly ColAR Mix) - Check out one of the newest sets of coloring pages by Quiver Vision. Download the App for Android and IOS devices from the Quiver Vision website.

Cyberchase Shape Quest by PBS includes three math-based games focused on geometry, spatial reasoning and problem solving. The app and game board can be downloaded from the PBS Kids website.

Math activities to use with AR Basketball from the Techie Playground.

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
5 Ways Google Docs Enhanced My Math Class
Teachology - tons of math resources
Math Live - animated math Lessons
Math Disk - create and share interactive math worksheets; mathematical software & apps
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!

Free Math Worksheets (Use to create online quizzes, annotate on top of with a device, etc)
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
Ten Marks Math - online program for students in grades 1 -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

GeoGebra - Software for all grades; similar to Geometer's Sketchpad

Virtual Manipulatives by Glencoe - Grades preK-8

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

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

EdSurge's Five Most Popular Free Math Tools

Happy Numbers - Elementary lessons that works 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

Engaging BYOT Activities - A TACKK site with tons of math resources

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

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