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SD38 LRT March 2016 math apps


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from a presentation for Richmond LRTS on ways to use iPad technology to support all students in math

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SD38 LRT March 2016 math apps

  1. 1. Using iPad Technology to Support All Students in Math Janice Novakowski Richmond School District LRT session: March 30 2016 @jnovakowski38
  2. 2. Overview of Session  Use of iPad-based apps  Mathematics-specific apps  Creation, representation, communication and sharing apps  App-smashing  Embracing the transformative potential of iPad technology  Examples from Richmond classrooms
  3. 3. Math Apps  Choosing apps that support mathematical thinking  Align with our curricular goals, competencies and content  Use screenshots for students to capture traces of their learning and then “smash” within another app to record their own narratives of their learning  Send an app list home to parents  Have RT allocated devices on which you can load student-specific apps to address IEP goals
  4. 4. Choose a math app…or two  Choose one of the math apps and investigate  How do you think your students would respond?  What does it offer your students?  How does it provide for differentiation?  What structures within the app allow for you to assess student learning?  How might you use this app?
  5. 5. Touch Counts  Developed by SFU Education research team led by Dr. Nathalie Sinclair  Based on understanding of importance of gesturing to learning mathematics and counting  Two worlds – number (counting) and operations  Free  Currently, languages available are English, French and Italian
  6. 6. Tangram for Osmo  Developed by parents from Stanford and Google for their children  Uses Reflective Artificial Intelligence to create an interactive play environment  Other apps include Words, Newton and Masterpiece 
  7. 7. Numbers for Osmo  Just released last year  Uses both dot and digit tiles  More of a focus on levels of play, accumulation of points 
  8. 8. Math Tappers: Find Sums  Developed by UVic Education professors  Use of visual tools to scaffold students learning…moves from pictorial to abstract  Strong connections to BC math curriculum  Free
  9. 9. Math Tappers: Multiples
  10. 10. Math Tappers: Numberline
  11. 11. Math Learning Center: Geoboard  The Math Learning Center in Oregon (Bridges, Box It and Bag It Mathematics)  Free apps and also available as web-based applications  Focused on visual models to develop conceptual understanding
  12. 12. Math Learning Center: Number Frames
  13. 13. Math Learning Center: Number Line
  14. 14. Math Learning Center: Number Rack
  15. 15. Math Learning Center: (Basic) Number Pieces
  16. 16. Math Learning Center: Pattern Shapes
  17. 17. My First Weighing Exercises  paid app ($1.99)  Big mathematical ideas of balance and equality  Opportunities for mental mathematics  Calculations with whole numbers, mass (ounces or grams)  Three levels of difficulty
  18. 18. Let’s do some app- smashing…  Consider what different apps offer in terms of creating, representing, communicating and sharing – ultimately, we want students to choose from a variety of apps that they know how to use  Use an app like 30Hands, BookCreator or a screencasting app to annotate and narrate a learning story with the screenshots you took using the math app earlier
  19. 19. Things to check out…    contact me through Richnet: @jnovakowski38 #sd38mathandscience share on twitter this using #sd38learn