A. Instruction - 7.8
B. Design - 8.9
C. Engagement - 7.7
Math.: A Best App for Math Teachers and Students
Summary : If you need help with math, you NEED this app!
Math. provides Math lessons for 5th and 6th grade, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 Math classes. Math. also includes lessons for Standardized Test Preparation and college-level math courses. When engaging this app, users first select their grade level, a topic, or course. Next, users select the specific Math lesson that interests them. When users select a lesson, they are shown a set of videos in which a teacher explains the mathematical concept to them using a mini-lesson. The mini-lessons are usually presented in the form of a video that lasts three minutes or less, and the video shows a teacher explaining the topic by completing practice problems on a whiteboard. After viewing the mini-lesson, users are given a set of practice problems to complete, and the problems are accompanied by a “Hint” option, “Show the Answer” feature, “Show the Problems’ Work” explanation, or an “Audio” option that explains how to solve the problem. Users can access “Challenge” problems to further engage the topic. They can also select the “Self-Test” section, where they can answer additional multiple-choice questions and view an explanation for each question they answer incorrectly. A “Docs” section concludes each unit, in which users can print worksheets directly from the app or export them into another app.
- After viewing a video, teachers can have students write a one-sentence summary of the video or a critique of the video. By writing about the video, it encourages students to watch the video critically.
- If students are learning about a topic not covered in this app, teachers can assign students to create their own video. Touchcast and iMovie are two apps that can produce this type of movie.
- Opposed to teachers lecturing about a mathematical concept, teachers can “flip” their classroom by having their students view a specific lesson in this app and then complete the practice problems.
- After viewing a video, students can write a step-by-step procedure list for how to complete a certain type of problem. This procedure list will reinforce students’ understanding of the topic, and the list can be kept in their notes.
- Teachers can use this app as a support for students who need tutoring or reinforcement on applicable Math topics. The practice and challenge questions have explanations for how to solve the problems, which provides support for students both inside and outside of the classroom.
- Teachers can print the practice problems located in the “Docs” section at the end of a unit and assign them as review homework in preparation for an upcoming test.
|A2. 21st Century Skills|
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|A4. Value of Errors|
|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|
|B6. Goal Orientation|
|B7. Information Presentation|
|B8. Media Integration|
|B9. Cultural Sensitivity|
|C1. Learner Control|