Tech Today: Math

November 19, 2013

Stereotypes About Math That Hold Americans Back

Here is a link to an article about common core math standards, just added to the state site:


http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2013/11/the-stereotypes-about-math-that-hold-americans-back/281303/

Geogebra

Geogebratube:

Great resource for finding video and other teaching resources for higher math skills:

http://www.geogebratube.org


Geogebra Channel on YouTube:

Videos to show how to work complex problems.

http://www.youtube.com/user/GeoGebraChannel


Geogebra App for iPad:

http://www.geogebra.org/cms/en/download/

eduCanon

Wow! This makes assigning a video or flipping the classroom much easier and holds students accountable for watching the entire video! It allows for questions to be added within a video and teachers can track student answers. Students are not allowed to fast forward the video, but can rewind to relisten for answer cues. The link for the site and a quick video showcasing it are below:


www.eduCanon.com

eduCanon Sept 3 Release

Something for Everyone here!!

Math Wiki, listing apps by content area. Something for ALL grade levels!

Apps that teach math skills ranging from counting ladybugs and ants to creating 3D graphs!

http://teachwithyouripad.wikispaces.com/Math+Apps

Math Champ and Math Champ Challenge (Grades 4-7)

Math Champ

The Math Champ Client app is already installed on student iPads and is available for you to use. If you would like to see it in action, Mrs. Dusin uses it with her 7/8th graders. Here is a link to instructions on using the app: http://www.inkids.com.au/2012/08/math-champ-quick-start-guide/ You need to install the Math Champ Host to assign problems to students….best news is it is free!


Math Champ Challenge!

This is a new addition that came out this year and problems are aligned to the Common Core Standards. There is both a free and paid version of Math Champ Challenge. The free version advertises over 2500 challenges for grades 4-7. Check it out!


http://www.inkidseducation.com/math-champ-challenge/

Fizzy's Lunch Lab (PBS)

Free!! Fizzy’s Lunch Lab Fresh Pick is a free iPad app from PBS Kids. The app is based on the popular PBS web series Fizzy’s Lunch Lab. The purpose of the app is to challenge students’ math and problem solving skills. The app contains eight challenges and can be done in any order. The eight challenges for students are Buying Groceries, Grocery Mapping, Neighborhood Mapping, Pantry Hunt, Fizzy’s Invention, Customer Change, Find Freddy, and Food Matcher. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fizzys-lunch-lab-fresh-pick/id573537290?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8

Math in Action!!

Math in Action Review:

http://igamemom.com/2013/10/10/learn-math-with-math-in-action/

Math In Action is a math app designed for kids from preschool to early elementary school. In addition to math facts, it also addresses sorting by colors and shapes, fine motor skills, and fun math related games.

There are 4 sections in the app: Sorting, Addition, Subtraction, and Transformation. Each section has 20 levels, and 5 are free. There are also 3 game rooms for math related fun: Abacus, Music room, and Play Room.

Mitzi Weinman

Tech Integration


Assessment Coordinator