Virtual Math Manipulatives

Have you ever wished that every student in your classroom had their own manipulatives like a geo board, fraction set, number line, pattern blocks, set of money, and more? Have you ever thought it takes up too much time to get all those math manipulatives out? Have you ever wanted to provide a fast math visual in your lesson delivery, but it just takes too long to draw or you aren’t the best artist when it comes to drawing all those straight lines?

What if I could show you how you to do all this and more in seconds! That’s right you can with The Math Learning Center. You can get FREE math apps on every students chrome book. No more time wasting, no more all my students don’t have one, no more skipping that visual. Not when it’s this easy! Talk about making connections and engagement for your students!

How

Step 1:  Go this web address. www.mathlearningcenter.org/resources/apps

Lindsay 1

Step 2: Click the App you want (ie: Geoboard)

Lindsay 2

Step 3: Scroll down and you’ll see three options for how to get it, Open Web App, Apple App Store, and Chrome Store. Select and click Chrome Store.

lindsay 3

Step 4: Select and click ADD TO CHROME

Lindasy 4

Step 5: Select and click Add App

Lindsay 5

Step 6: It will download and automatically and open to your Chrome Apps. If you close your Apps don’t fret. You can always find the Chrome Apps anytime by clicking on the multi-color grid that says Apps.

Lindsay 6

Step 7: Now click your new free App and explore what it can do. (ie: Money)

Lindsay 7

What does it do?

Step 1: Once App is open select $1.00 bill.

Lindsay 8

Step 2: Click on the screen. The $1.00 will appear and more. Then Select a new denomination. (ie: quarter)

Lindsay 9

Step 3: Click on the screen where you want to place the quarter. Then select some more denominations and place them on the screen where you want them on the screen. (ie: Quarters)

Lindsay 10

Step 4: Click around and explore. Look at the tool bar below that allows you to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and so much more.

Don’t forget to get all the FREE math Apps and play around with them to see how they can help save you time, enhance your math lessons, make connections in math, and engage the students. Each student can have the FREE math Apps on their chrome books too. They just need to follow the steps above on their individual chrome books or you can put it on each students chrome book. (Editors note: You can also have the app installed on all of the chromebooks in your cart. Just email Wayne Stagnaro with the name of the app and your cart number.)

 

Blog Post By: Lindsay Kumar, Instructional Coach Monroe Elementary School