# Tag Archives: app

## So Simple – Get Every Kid “To The Board” With Nearpod

I feel silly even posting this – it’s so simple and obvious, surely everyone who has used Nearpod in the mathematics classroom has already thought of this! Today, at 6:45am as I flipped my head upside-down to blow dry my … Continue reading

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## Nearpod Helped Make a Good Question Better

Every year I look forward to presenting this quadrilateral question to middle schoolers before defining special quadrilaterals.  I know, I know… it’s sort of a “trick question” since kids assume multiple choice questions have only one right answer (and why … Continue reading

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## Festive Fractivities: An Annual Tradition!

After semester exams, we ALL need a break.  The novel topic of fractals is a welcome change of pace.  I usually conduct my fractal mini-study for two class periods right before the holiday. Day 1: Introduction to Fractals and Creating … Continue reading

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## An Unintended “Perk”: iPads + Socrative = “The Best Review” For Exams

I shared recently about how the Socrative App / student-response system has encouraged and enabled me to revamp my daily warm-up routine.  This increased accountability through 3-question weekly Socrative warm-up quizzes has been an efficient and informative way to complete … Continue reading

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## Nearpod, I Think I Love You

I used Nearpod presentations for several different lessons this week, and I think I’m in love!  (If you’ve never heard of Nearpod, check out their website for a brief description.) To create the presentations I didn’t have to start from scratch … Continue reading

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## How Socrative Changed My Warm-Ups

My beginning-of-class routine has evolved over the course of my career. In the beginning, I simply did a “DO-NOW” which rarely involved mathematical thought at all.  It was a daily reminder about having necessary materials out and being “with it” … Continue reading

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## FactorMan Champion Shares Strategies

When I introduced my students to the free FactorMan app, I had no idea how it would impact some of them.  It seems this app has really captured some students, so much so, that they are playing it on their own … Continue reading

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## With DocAS, Students *DO* Like Doing Math on the iPad

Our staff is brand-new to this 1-to-1 iPad gig.  We help each other, share ideas, and seek help and feedback from our students.  Recently, I heard a broad generalization about our 1-to-1 that irked me… The statement was that the students … Continue reading

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## Animator Free App Helps Students Understand Exponents

Every year, there is a concept with exponents that students just “don’t get” the first time around.  Namely, the difference between expressions like (-2)^4 and -2^4 mystifies them.  Some “don’t get” it the second or third time around.  Throw variable … Continue reading

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## Socrative and My Students Have a Love/Hate Relationship

I adore this app, and all that it stands for.  Instant feedback.  Instant color-coded data.  Extremely user-friendly interface for the teacher. My students, however, are not so quick to rave about Socrative these days. When Socrative was *only* about data … Continue reading

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