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Integrating iPads into the maths programme

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Started by Jasmine Rolton 11 Jun 2012 11:07pm () Replies (30)

I am planning to take a workshop in the holidays that highlights the use of iPads within the maths programme.

 I am very keen to hear from all of you about what is working well, at what levels and why?  

I myself have had recent success with the show me app.  Students will use this app to reconsolidate learning independently by recording their WALT and strategies used to achieve success.  

 It is an excellent way to gather evidennce of learning through the students writing, retell being written and steps verbally recorded, as well as photos taken and recorded if materials are used to problem solve.  This can then be emailed to the teacher or uploaded to the class blog page. 

I look forward to you sharing some of your success stories of what apps are being used within your maths programme.


  • Cathiesten (View all users posts) 01 Mar 2014 9:17pm ()

    Maths machine, maths slide (various versions for the number elements).  though not an app, teacher tools website is very useful.  Will your presentation be available to those at a distance?  My MST inquiry this year is on how digital tools can enhance accelerated learning in maths and any resources to augment this would be most welcome! 

  • Allanah King (View all users posts) 01 Mar 2014 9:40pm ()

    It's not finished yet but here is what I have got so far.


    I only have an hour so will have to rip along. Because people will be coming together from a variety of schools some will have some of the apps on their iPads so hopefully there will be enough to go round. Otherwise it might be more of a 'show and tell' kind of thing. 

  • Hilary Rodley (View all users posts) 02 Mar 2014 11:24am ()

    Hi Cathiesten, my MST inquiry is on much the same idea, would be great to catch up with you!

    In the meantime, another app I would throw in the mix would be "Make 20"; it's great for number bonds recall.

  • Catriona Pene (View all users posts) 03 Mar 2014 10:28am ()

    Hi all,

    I really like popplet for maths as it allows you to insert photos of the problem or equipment, create flows of problem solving, sort the popples and you can have multiple people in the one popplet (if you sign up for the web version) It is available on web or as an app. 

    Here is how I used it to show working in a maths workshop recently.

    I photographed the problem and then showed my working in the popples underneath.

    popplet in maths

  • Amy Millar (View all users posts) 03 Mar 2014 6:04pm ()

    My year 7/8s enjoyed chook fractions.

    It has different levels and different types of fractions.

  • Leah (View all users posts) 09 Mar 2014 9:27pm ()

     Wow - I am doing an inquiry this year and it's on the same topic -  How can digital tools improve the numeracy achievement levels of my target students? 

    Thanks for the great ideas on apps for the ipad. I have year 2 students - are there any MUST HAVE apps?? I am new to the ipad using! Thanks!

  • Abbie (View all users posts) 11 Mar 2014 4:52pm ()

    Hyperblast... without a doubt a class favourite. It is interactive, a genuine gaming experience It was my basic facts programme last year and I saw good results (I teach year 2/3). Math Bingo is also fantastic (although it is more 'worksheet like'. The kids like it because they can earn bingo bugs). 


    Math zoom is good for developing speed and familiarity with number lines (switch the needle on to make it recall, off for strategy).

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