Sketchpad Explorer

Sketchpad Explorer is an interactive math textbook for elementary-level mathematics and select topics in algebra and geometry. To choose the topic of study, users must tap the “Book” button on the bottom right of the screen and then tap the chapter they wish to engage. The textbook chapter then loads and users can navigate the chapter’s sections by tapping the tabs on the bottom of the screen. Each section includes information coupled with activities for users to complete and questions for them to answer. Instructional Ideas After teaching a lesson about a topic, teachers can have students gain…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 7.1
B. Design - 7.5
C. Engagement - 7.1

7.2

Adding Engagement to Math Learning

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Sketchpad Explorer is an interactive math textbook for elementary-level mathematics and select topics in algebra and geometry. To choose the topic of study, users must tap the “Book” button on the bottom right of the screen and then tap the chapter they wish to engage. The textbook chapter then loads and users can navigate the chapter’s sections by tapping the tabs on the bottom of the screen. Each section includes information coupled with activities for users to complete and questions for them to answer.

Instructional Ideas

  1. After teaching a lesson about a topic, teachers can have students gain additional practice with the topic by completing the section(s) in this app that align with the topic.
  2. As an independent learning activity, teachers can assign students a specific section of a chapter to complete in this app. Students will have to complete the activities and compose answers to the questions in that section. Students can write their answers using an Office app and email them to their teacher.
  3. As an extended learning activity, teachers can assign students a section from a chapter and require them to present and teach that section’s content to their classmates. As part of this activity, students can create a quiz for their classmates to complete after the lesson.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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