iPad Apps to Use in the Math Classroom!
This is the app that can be used in so many ways. It is the best 2.99 you can pay for an app. It is easy to use and has so many possibilities.
One of the best uses in the classroom is to have students create Explain Everything videos to explain any concept especially a new math concept!
Pic Collage is an easy and versatile app. Students can easily create collages with pictures, text, and stickers. The pictures can be from within the app or pictures students take on the iPad. Here are some ways I have had students use Pic Collage:
Book Creator"The simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad.
Read them in iBooks, send them to your friends, or submit them to the iBooks Store.
Ideal for children’s picture books, photo books, art books, cook books, manuals, textbooks, and the list goes on." Students at my school have made interactive books on a variety of topics this year in several subject areas.
Math Journal with Book Creator
Throughout the school year, students create an interactive math journal using the iPad app Book Creator. At the end of each unit, they add new words and math terms to their journal.
For each word / math term they include the following:
o A definition of the word / term
o A visual example – a picture, a collage of images, feel free to use pictures of your own work!
o A video that explains the word /term and how to solve a problem that demonstrates understanding of the term – Your video can be done using Explain Everything, iMovie, or Tellagami
One of my favourite free apps is Screen Chomp. I love using it to deliver and record lessons. In addition, students have been using it to create tutorials and demonstrate learning and understanding on a topic. Last year, I gave students a 6 digit number. They then had to describe, using divisibility rule why the number was or was not divisible by 2,3,4,6,8,9 and 10. It was a great assessment tool, and the students had fun making their 'screen chomp' test!
Socrative is my favourite tool in all subjects, but I use it the most in Math. I create my quizzes and activities web based. I love that an excel spreadsheet is generated and can be saved.
The four main ways I use it:
Pre Tests - to guide instruction on a unit.
Exit Slips - at the end of class as a form of formative assessment
Small Quizzes along the way.
Great Socrative Tutorial Video
My PowToon on why you should use Socrative :)