3 easy ways to use iPads in Math class

Students do not need a whole lot of convincing to use iPads, but many teachers, including me, struggle to find meaningful ways to use them in math class. Here are 3 ways I use my iPads that really enhance my math instruction and get the kids excited about using technology. Continue reading 3 easy ways to use iPads in Math class

More Pinterest fun: Printable Post-its!

My latest and greatest Pinterest find is “printable post-its”! Basically, you print out a template on which you stick your post-its, then run it back through the printer to print whatever you want!!! I love it. So far, I have used this idea to print numbers for students to sort different sets of numbers on a bulletin board. Continue reading More Pinterest fun: Printable Post-its!

Paper-Folding Fun!

I attended a regional NCTM conference a few years ago here in New Orleans and was recently able to find a presentation online that I remembered from then entitled “Patty Paper Geometry on the Go!” A few weeks ago, I did some paper-folding activities with my students to reinforce some of the concepts I taught in class–Pythagoras’ Theorem and squaring binomials. Continue reading Paper-Folding Fun!

“Show Me” how to do math!

My students recently created video tutorials on the iPads (our 1st iPad project!) using a FREE app called ShowMe. According to its description on iTunes, “ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. It’s a radically intuitive app that anyone will find extremely easy to use, regardless of age or background.” I found this to be pretty true as my students started working on their projects immediately without needing any assistance in learning how to use the app. Continue reading “Show Me” how to do math!

Our First Math Rap Video!

I think I mentioned in an earlier post that I was about to start working on a video project with the kids involving writing and producing a math rap and video. It has turned out to be kind of a big deal. So much so, we decided to put out a “trailer” a few weeks ahead of the actual video, which we are entering into the LaCUE (state tech conference) student video contest next month. Continue reading Our First Math Rap Video!