Because of my advocacy in integrating technology in teaching and learning, I did a Continuous Improvement-Based Action Research Project entitled “The Use of Technology in Teaching Basic Math Skills to Pupils at Risk”. The research project won 3rd place in the Division Research Congress and I will be posting soon the details of the results of my research.
One of the things I introduced is Mobile Technology, specifically by using educational apps. I have carefully chosen the apps that I use and I have chosen mostly those which are interactive by nature, multi-sensory and easy to navigate. There are a lot of educational apps for teaching math skills which can be downloaded for free and some with a very affordable fee. All you have to do is explore the Play Store or App Store.
To start, I’ll be sharing you 5 of my favorite apps which I have used for teaching math, especially for those who are at risk. If you are using mobile, you may click the name of the app to explore and download.
- Useful for teaching counting, number recognition, addition, subtraction, categories and geometry
- The interface is child-friendly, simple and friendly to the eyes.
- Uses cute characters and well-coordinated colors
- Very interactive
- Self-correcting and provides direct feedback
- Useful for teaching mastery especially in the different basic math operations.
- Lessons are grouped according to Grade level
- Interactive, self-correcting, self-paced
- Useful for teaching numbers 1-10.
- Introduces math concepts through play and race
- If you are looking for a math app that can teach how to write numbers, this is one I recommend.
- Uses the concrete-pictorial-abstract method
- Simple and friendly interface
- Uses big pictures
- If you are looking for a math app that can teach how to count using the fingers, this is one I recommend.
- Useful for teaching eye-hand coordination, matching and sequencing skills
- self-correcting, interactive
That’s it! I’ll be sharing more on my next posts. I hope this helps!
By the way, there is also one app that is not really math-related but can be used to teach math concepts by using your creativity. This app is called the Drawing Desk.
- An app where students can doodle, draw and put objects or pictures.
- You can use this for students to write numbers, draw sets and even solve math problems
Do you have more lesson ideas to share? Feel free to share here.
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