Actually “doing” math is a highly effective studying strategy… who knew? 😉

Kind of reminds me of an epiphany one of my former 7th grade students had years ago. The conversation went like this:

*Him: “Mrs. Yenca! I finally figured out the secret to doing well in your class!”*

Me: *“*Really?”

*Him: “YES!!”*

Me: *“*What’s the secret?”

*Him (serious as a heart attack): “Pay attention!”*

We are roughly a month away from the STAAR Algebra 1 E.O.C. exam, so I hope my students have been paying attention, and have bought into my mantra:

Me: *“*How do you study for math?”

*Them, in unison: “You DO MATH!“*

Here is a ThingLink I created to facilitate the “DOING” of math. It would be great to add other resources that are printable or iPad-friendly. Suggestions?

A fun aside… I encountered this doozy in a problem set from the Algebra textbook my students and I currently (rarely) use, and Tweeted my amusement…

For once, my (c) 2007 textbook is ahead of its time! How did they know about Minecraft in 2007 with this problem? twitter.com/mathycathy/sta…

— Cathy Yenca (@mathycathy) April 13, 2013

…to be met with pure poetry, over which I am still giggling as I type (you must click the link to Christopher’s wp blog to truly appreciate the poetry aspect):

Exothermic fauna: A surface area poem h/t @mathycathy, @absvalteaching wp.me/pAG7Q-HV

— Christopher (@Trianglemancsd) April 13, 2013

You were looking for practice resources that work on the ipad – you could try a recent google app I made that requires algebraic thinking (the problems can be reasoned through or solved using a system of linear equations).

Here’s the link if you think it might be of ineterest:

https://sites.google.com/site/ieskmath/home/balance-scales

Thanks for sharing!