Numberkiz : Math Interactive Whiteboard

Numberkiz provides users with an interactive whiteboard on which they can design math lectures, record them, and upload them. (Please note: Although Numberkiz is available as a free app, it requires users to purchase its full version to access and utilize all of its tools.) To create a lecture, users must tap the “create” tab on the top of the screen, which gives them access to an interactive whiteboard. With this whiteboard, users can upload pictures and web clips, insert text, and utilize tools by tapping the “+” button on the top of the screen. By tapping the “+”…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 8.3
B. Design - 6.7
C. Engagement - 8.3

7.8

Numberkiz: An Interactive App for the Math Classroom

Summary : Explain a Math Concept via a Movie!

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Numberkiz provides users with an interactive whiteboard on which they can design math lectures, record them, and upload them. (Please note: Although Numberkiz is available as a free app, it requires users to purchase its full version to access and utilize all of its tools.) To create a lecture, users must tap the “create” tab on the top of the screen, which gives them access to an interactive whiteboard. With this whiteboard, users can upload pictures and web clips, insert text, and utilize tools by tapping the “+” button on the top of the screen. By tapping the “+” button, it allow users to add shapes, fractions, measurements, patterns, and a geoboard to their lecture. Users can also add pages to their lecture by tapping the “Up and Down” arrows on the right of the screen. When ready, users tap the “record” button on the top of the screen to capture their lecture, and they are able to add and modify content to their lecture while recording. When finished recording, users tap the “record” button again and then they are able to view it. If satisfied, users can share their lecture by adding it to Numberkiz’s global network, making it password restricted, or keeping it private. Users can also browse lectures that they created and that were created by other users. To view their lectures, users must be on the home screen and then tap the “My” button and then the “My Videos” option on the left-side menu. To share their own videos, users must then tap the “Manage” button on the right side, choose the “folder” button that will save their video to their iPad’s photo album, choose the video from their photo album, and email it. Users can then view videos made by other users by tapping the “Web” button. Here, they will be able to browse videos by math topic and share them via email by tapping the “mail” button. Users can also add these videos to their web pages by tapping the “paper airplane” button on the top right of the video and accessing the embed code.

Instructional Ideas

  1. Teachers can assign students a math problem to solve. To solve the problem, students will have to create a movie explaining how they solved it using this app. To create the movie, students will first write out the complete math problem, and then narrate the steps they take to solve it. To complete the assignment, students will go through the process of recording the video, saving it to their photo album, and emailing it from their photo album to their teacher.
  2. Teachers can have students create and review their shapes using the “Geoboard” feature. To do so, students must select the “Create” tab from the main screen, tap the “+” button, select the “Tool” option, and then select the “Geoboard” feature. Teachers can then say the name of a shape, and students will have to create it on their geoboard. To create a shape, students will need to tap the “input” button from the menu on the left to add a line segment, and then students can form the line segment into a shape.
  3. To learn a math topic, students can search for a video or teachers can direct students to a video in the “Web” feature on this app that explains the topic. Students will view the video to learn the topic. Teachers can assign students practice math problems to complete to reinforce their learning of the skill after viewing the video.
  4. As an assignment, teachers can have students create a video that teaches a math concept and post that video to the “Web” feature included in this app. The video can also be embedded on the class website.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
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
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

Screenshots

  • Numberkiz : Math Interactive Whiteboard Screenshot
  • Numberkiz : Math Interactive Whiteboard Screenshot
  • Numberkiz : Math Interactive Whiteboard Screenshot
  • Numberkiz : Math Interactive Whiteboard Screenshot
  • Numberkiz : Math Interactive Whiteboard Screenshot