We are so thankful for the iPads in the Math Lab. We used them daily in November to enhance what we are working on in the lab! I want to share some of the Apps that we have used because several of the students have expressed they want to add some of the apps on their personal devices. I am only listing the ones that would be good for individual use and not ones that require a teacher setting up the activities. Some of the apps we have on the iPads are Math Slide (Place Value for younger students and Basic Facts for older students), Prodigy, Sushi Monster, MADS 24, Twenty48 Solitaire, Math Math, KaKooma, KenKen, SpeedDrill, Ten Frame Mania (for primary students), and Math Learning Center Manipulatives (this is a great resource to have so that your student can use virtual manipulatives at home when completing homework).
What are we doing in the lab this month-
Kindergarten: We are continuing to work on decomposing numbers (Ex. 5 can be broken into 0 and 5, 1 and 4, 2 and 3).
1st Grade: We are continuing to work on 10 More and 10 Less. (10 more than 43 is 53 and 10 less than 43 is 33)
2nd Grade: We are working on using double facts to solve near double facts in addition (Ex. I know that 4+4=8 so 3+5 is also 8)
3rd Grade: We are working on building on double facts to help us in subtraction (Ex. I know that 5+5=10 so 11-5 will be one more than 10-5 so it is 6)
4th Grade: Triple Double when Multiplying by 8 (Ex. 32 X8=, I know 32+ 32=64, 64+64=128, and 128+128=256 so 32X8=256)
5th Grade: Doubling and Halving (Ex. 14X5 is the same as 7 X 10 so both are equal to 70)
2nd-5th grade will have the 2nd Quarter 24 Tournament in December. The 24 card game makes a great stocking stuffer if they are in stock (sometimes they are hard to find in stock, especially the primer version).