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Fraction Mash on the App Store

Fraction Mash on the App Store | technologies | Scoop.it
Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Fraction Mash. Download Fraction Mash and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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Fraction Mash is a free iPad app that provides a fun way for learners to learn about fractions. 
The app lets learners insert two pictures then divide those pictures into... 
► grids, 
► columns, 
► pie slices, 
► triangles, or 
► rows. 
Once their pictures have been divided learners select the portions of one picture that they want to combine with the other picture. Learners' selections of image portions must equal 1 when the two images are combined. 
Fraction Mash lets learners choose how many pieces each picture is divided into. 
Completed image-based fractions problems can be saved to the camera rolls on their iPads. 
They, in turn, can share them with their practitioners in a variety of ways including through Google Classroom. 
Fraction Mash also includes an option for learners to write 'reports' about their fraction mashes. 
The reports templates let learners insert the images and the fraction problems they created into their reports. 
Those reports can be saved and shared with others.
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graph.tk - On-line graph sketching app

Online graph sketching app that can graph functions and numerically solve differential equations. Requires Javascript HTML 5.
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Graph.tk... 
● is easy and fast to use, 
● runs straight from within the browser using the new HTML5 features, 
● can still save all the graphs, and it still works when you're not even connected to the net! 
Just... 
1: Visit http://graph.tk 
2: Click the "+" button to add a new function 
3: Type the equation using 
    * for multiplication, 
    / for division and  
    ^ for exponentiation. 
NOTE: To type special characters use "\name". 
For example, \sqrt" yields √ and 
\pi produces a π.
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Quick Math - Mental Arithmetic on the App Store

Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Quick Math - Mental Arithmetic. Download Quick Math - Mental Arithmetic and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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Learners can practice their mathematics while racing the clock in this innovative application. 
 Quick Math features advanced handwriting recognition and a nice interface, it will also take a learners general arithmetic skills to the next level. 
 Quick Math is ideal for those wanting to improve their general maths skills.  
With multiple difficulty levels and a focus on self-improvement, Quick Math provides increasing challenges as user skills develop.
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Math Worksheets Land - Tons of Printable Maths Worksheets For All Grade Levels

Math Worksheets Land - Tons of Printable Maths Worksheets For All Grade Levels | technologies | Scoop.it
The largest and most comprehensive K-12 math worksheets site aligned directly to the core curriculum.
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Math Worksheet Land provides a wide range of maths worksheets created by a dedicated team of sixteen maths teachers. 
 There are over 61,000 practice worksheets and lessons spanning nearly 50 different maths topics from addition to vectors. 
 Members can browse worksheets by... 
► grade level (preschool to high school) or 
► maths topics. 
NOTE: Math Worksheets Land’s materials are not free and only active members are granted copyright access for unlimited printing. 
Their materials cannot... 
► be used for commercial purposes 
► be shared with non-members or students of non-members. There is a section in the site for maths tests and topi/skill based quizzes for members to download and use with their learners.
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Access Maths - resources, games and a maths blog

Access Maths - resources, games and a maths blog | technologies | Scoop.it
Maths Teaching Resources, teaching blog and maths games.
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This website was created by a Maths teacher from Birmingham. Access Maths was created to share and store maths resources and maths games for maths practitioners. Its aim, to inspire both practitioners and learners in the field of mathematics.
The resources are aimed to help practitioners engage learners within the maths curriculum, by presenting the work in a way which will help them learn.

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Bedtime Maths — fun, real world, mathematics activities

Bedtime Maths — fun, real world, mathematics activities | technologies | Scoop.it

Helping learners love maths!

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Bedtime Math provides fun, real world, mathematics activities for elementary school and middle school learners and, although the activities are designed for learners to do at home with their parents, they could also be used/adapted for older learners.
The Bedtime Maths activities incorporate common household objects. In addition to the written maths lessons Bedtime Maths has a few math videos that practitioners may want to check out.

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Citizen Maths | Free online Level 2 mathematics course for adults

Citizen Maths | Free online Level 2 mathematics course for adults | technologies | Scoop.it
Free online Level 2 mathematics course for adults
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Citizen Maths is for learners who want to improve their grasp of maths, and become more confident in using maths at work and in life.
The FREE course is...
at 'Level 2' — the level that a 16-year-old school leaver is expected to achieve in maths;
based on solving the kinds of problems that come up at work and in life;
FREE.
All learners need is access to a computer, the internet and a basic grasp of maths.

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MashUp Math - YouTube

MashUp Math - YouTube | technologies | Scoop.it
MASHUPmath is our creative solution to ineffective traditional teaching methods, which often fail to meet the unique needs of visual learners. We believe tha...
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MashUp Math is a YouTube channel for teaching maths to visual learners.
Studies show that 65% of the population has a visual learning preference. Those who learn visually rely on imagery in order to process information. Such imagery is often absent in maths instruction and replaced with written notes and equations on a white board. One of the results of this absence of visual maths instruction is a growing population of disinterested learners who embrace the false idea that they are not “maths people.”
Anthony Persico, a high school maths and special education practitioner (and the founder of MashUp Math), is a visual learner himself, and began to make animated lessons and sharing them with his learners on YouTube.
The animated maths lessons translate information in a way that can...
   ● motivate learners,
   ● trigger learner emotions, and
   ● make learning maths a fun experience
His lessons are branded under the name MashUp Math and are on a YouTube channel with an ever-growing library of animated maths lessons.
The lessons are extremely popular with flipped classroom educators and learners seeking visual representations of difficult mathematics concepts.
The clips teach maths using animations that help learners to visualize concepts and organize and guide their thinking through colour coordination and movement.
NOTE: new lessons are added each week.

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Cazoom Maths - Effective Maths Worksheets and Teaching Resources

Cazoom Maths - Effective Maths Worksheets and Teaching Resources | technologies | Scoop.it
Your gateway to differentiated maths worksheets and visual maths teaching resources. Each worksheet is visual and engaging. Huge and expanding library.
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Cazoom Maths provides visually dynamic content i.e. the content is always changing, it gets progressively more difficult as the learner engages with it.
Worksheets can involve...
   ● investigations,
   ● word problems,
   ● puzzles and searches
...and need not be a traditional 1 to 20 question activity.
Cazoom Maths also incorporates technology and paper worksheets together.
Learners and practitioners can log in and access the worksheets anywhere, on mobile devices or on desktop computers.

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A Maths Dictionary for Kids 2015 by Jenny Eather

A Maths Dictionary for Kids 2015 by Jenny Eather | technologies | Scoop.it
Interactive, animated maths dictionary for kids with over 600 common math terms explained in simple language. Math glossary with math definitions, examples, math practice interactives, mathematics activities and math calculators. © Jenny Eather 2001-2015.
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Understanding the language of maths is a barrier for many.
A Maths Dictionary for Kids, may help some learners, it has been around for along time.
Every year it is updated with more great content and not just for kids.
The dictionary provides simple and clear definitions of math terms.
Each definition includes a small diagram or simple activity to illustrate the term's definition.
A Maths Dictionary for Kids does not have a search option, but it doesn't need one as all definitions appear alphabetically just like in a physical dictionary.
Nearly all of the content in the dictionary can be printed.

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PhET: Free online physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and math simulations

PhET: Free online physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and math simulations | technologies | Scoop.it
Free educational simulations covering a diverse topics designed by the University of Colorado available in various languages.
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PhET is a platform that offers free interactive simulations designed to assist learners in developing an informed understanding of a variety of phenomena covering...
   - science,
   - physics and
   - maths.
These simulations come to life via the use of...
   - graphics,
   - interactive controls,
   - sliders and
   - radio buttons.
Learners can easily manipulate the intuitive interface and even get animated feedback and responses as they navigate their way through the various simulations.
All of the simulations provided by PhET are...
   - free to use and
   - easily integrated within educational instruction.
NOTE: To be able to access them users need to make sure their browser runs Flash and Java because all of these interactive simulations are written in Java and Flash.

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PatrickJMT: FREE useful maths videos!

PatrickJMT: FREE useful maths videos! | technologies | Scoop.it
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PatrickJMT provides learners studying elementary through early college-level mathematics, and their practitioners who are considering, or already are, using a flipped teaching model, access to a wide variety of free on-line video tutorials in maths.
In addition, it has a store (through MindBites) in which users can purchase videos to download.
The free videos are a great starting point, and they can be downloaded for offline studying.

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MasterMath: On-line Maths Lessons

Math lessons, worksheets, quizzes, tutoring. Teen-friendly videos for 6th, 7th, 8th graders. Math Curriculum Calendar guides home-schoolers. Algebra, geometry, fractions, decimals, proportions, probability, ratios.
John Dalziel's insight:

MasterMath is an American website that provides all kinds of maths resources targeting middle school learners.

Resources include...
   - free video lessons (potential use in flipped learning),
   - practice worksheets,
   - self-grading quizzes,
   - downloadable worksheets,
...and many more.
Many resources are suitable, and/or adaptable, for Functional Skills, or similar, courses

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ADDieMath -a simple and fun tool to learn and master addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

ADDieMath which is a simple and fun tool that kids can use to learn and master ADDition, subtraction, multiplication and division fact tables. ADDieMath provides the challenge of timed problem solving, the tracking of learning progress, and the flexibility of various levels and operations!
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ADDieMath Learn Math! 
Master...
● Addition, 
● Subtraction, 
● Multiplication and 
● Division 
...with this fun, simple math game for grades 1-5.
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Illuminations - Interactive Maths Website to Engage Learners

Illuminations - Interactive Maths Website to Engage Learners | technologies | Scoop.it
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Illuminations can assist turning even the most inattentive learners into emerging mathematicians and can be used by all learners, from young children to adults. 
The website offers... 
► brain teaser puzzles, 
► visual concept models and 
► mobile strategy games that enable learners to challenge other players across the world. 
Illuminations covers both foundational topics like multiplication tables to advanced studies like geometric theorems.
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Math is Fun - Maths Resources

Math is Fun - Maths Resources | technologies | Scoop.it

Math explained in easy language, plus puzzles, games, quizzes, worksheets and a forum. For Learners and teachers.

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Math is Fun is a free website that offers maths games, puzzles, and tutorials.
Well worth a closer look.
The resource that many learners will find useful is the illustrated mathematics dictionary; found at https://www.mathsisfun.com/definitions/index.html
The Math is Fun dictionary offers more than 700 definitions of mathematics terms. 
All of the definitions include an illustration. 
Nearly 200 of the definitions include an animation. Some of the animations are interactive tutorials.
For some learners, one of the obstacles to understanding how to solve maths problems is understanding the vocabulary used in the problem. Once they understand the meaning of terms they have an easier time understanding and solving the problems. This glossary of terms could helps learners get to the heart of a mathematics problem.
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Woot Math - On-line Personalized Instruction for fractions, decimals & Ratios

Woot Math - On-line Personalized Instruction for fractions, decimals & Ratios | technologies | Scoop.it
Woot Math is a new hands-on approach to teaching fractions, decimals, and ratios using novel digital manipulatives, personalized video instruction, and research-backed adaptive learning technology. Our teacher dashboard provides standards-aligned, printable reports to keep the teacher in the loop.
John Dalziel's insight:

With a focus on fractions and decimals, Woot Math(s) allows learners many inroads to understanding.
Woot Math(s) can be used in any classroom configuration whether it be...
 •1:1 devices,
 • shared devices,
 • whole-class,
...or as intervention.
The Woot Math(s) system works on...
 • the web,
 • iPads, or
 • Chromebooks
...seamlessly; ideal for any learning environment!
Woot Math(s) is super user-friendly, and gives practitioners the ability to customize for each learner on their course as a starting point.
Woot Math(s) is adaptive, as learners use it, it gets “smart” and creates learning pathways based on the specific needs of the learner.
Beginning with foundational rational math concepts, Woot Math(s) makes these necessary foundational skills accessible for all learners.
If learners don’t understand a problem, the program adapts to approach the learning in a new way.
Woot Math(s) gives learners a solid understanding of fractions, laying the necessary ground work for algebra, geometry, physics, chemistry, and statistics.
NOTE: Woot Math is totally free for the 2015-2016 school year! No indication of future costs.
There are some great practitioner resources to download to help users implement Woot Math(s).

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Matific - Maths activities

Matific - Maths activities | technologies | Scoop.it

Matific develops mathematical excellence and problem solving skills through playful interaction. Matific catalog features hundreds of math games and activities, organized according to national maths teaching programs and popular textbooks.

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Matific is an excellent maths application that provides games and activities designed specifically to help learners develop mathematical and problem solving skills.
NOTE: Membership (at the time of posting this - Feb 2016) varies from £3.33 per month for 3 months to £1.83 per month for 12 months

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MathsAid - Maths in everyday situations

MathsAid - Maths in everyday situations | technologies | Scoop.it
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Maths Aid is a website developed in Norway to help parents use maths in everyday situations.
It has 3 sections...
♥ Work and everyday life,
♥ Lifestyle and
♥ Into the world
...with topics including
♥ working hours,
♥ hire purchase,
♥ postage,
♥ recipes,
♥ online shopping,
♥ DIY,
♥ estimates,
♥ percentages,
♥ time,
♥ health issues and
♥ travel.
Developed by Vox, the Norwegian Institute for Adult Learning.

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Illustrated Mathematics Dictionary

Illustrated Mathematics Dictionary | technologies | Scoop.it
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For many learners one of the obstacles to understanding how to solve a mathematics problem is understanding the vocabulary used in the problem.
Once they understand the meaning of terms they have an easier time understanding and solving the problems.
Having a glossary of terms often helps learners get to the heart of a mathematics problem.
Math is Fun is a free website that offers...
     ► math games,
     ► puzzles, and
     ► tutorials.
This tutorial resources, the Math is Fun dictionary, offers more than 700 definitions of mathematics terms.
     ► All of the definitions include an illustration.
     ► Nearly 200 of the definitions include an animation.
     ► Some of the animations are interactive tutorials.

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BrainRush - Adaptive Learning Games

BrainRush - Adaptive Learning Games | technologies | Scoop.it
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BrainRush allows practitioners to set up virtual classrooms, assign any BrainRush to any learner and monitor their activity and progress in real time.
Practitioners can also differentiate their lesson plans by assigning remedial or advanced work based on unique learner needs.
BrainRrush library has zillions of BrainRushes, covering just about any topic.
If users can’t find what they’re looking for, they can create their own anytime.
NOTE: I'd advise practitioners check each Brainrush before assigning to learners because of "Cultural differences" e.g. the use of a comma before "and" in the USA but not in UK

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BrainRush allows practitioners to set up virtual classrooms, assign any BrainRush to any learner and monitor their activity and progress in real time.
Practitioners can also differentiate their lesson plans by assigning remedial or advanced work based on unique learner needs.
BrainRrush library has zillions of BrainRushes, covering just about any topic.
If users can’t find what they’re looking for, they can create their own anytime.
NOTE: I'd advise practitioners check each Brainrush before assigning to learners because of "Cultural differences" e.g. the use of a comma before "and" in the USA but not in UK

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Measure Yourself - Functional Maths

Measure Yourself - Functional Maths | technologies | Scoop.it
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Measure Yourself, a fun, educational activity featured on the Lawrence Hall of Science website, could be a fun way to support Functional Skills (Maths) learners with measurement using the metric system.
The activity provides learners with some familiar animals by which to gauge metric measurements.
Learners are asked to measure the size of their...
● ears,
● feet, and
● overall height
...in centimeters
They're then are shown a list of animals that have similar dimensions.
Well worth trying it out yourself; also a good resource for younger learners.

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Google Forms FINALLY Loves Math

Google Forms FINALLY Loves Math | technologies | Scoop.it
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I've posted about g(Math) < https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gmath-for-forms/pfpepkdookmfefmppcknaobckehpjgcj > for Google Forms before but, here is the good news...
     "g(Math) for Google Forms can now be used by learners to respond to questions that practitioners have added to Google Forms."
As users will be aware, g(Math) had previously only supported the creation of questions in Google Forms.
That, at the time, was a great feature as it allowed practitioners to easily insert graphs and equations into any Google Form.
BUT - this update allows learners to use the same Add-on to reply to questions.
Yes, g(Math) for Forms now...
   - allows learners to create graphs and equations while answering Google Forms questions.
   - includes an option for submitting handwritten responses.
John Stevens put together this post outlining, with screenshots, the steps to deploying g(Math) for Forms for learners.
You may also like to take a look at Richard Byrne's short video clip of the process at https://www.youtube.com/embed/bl85jNAJRuM ;

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GraphFree

GraphFree | technologies | Scoop.it
GraphFree is an incredibly flexible online graphing tool, boasting capabilities not found even in the most popular graphing calculators. Whether you’re a teacher who wants to make better graphs for tests, or a student looking for homework help, it’s time to try GraphFree.
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GraphFree is an on-line Graphing Tool for Learners and Practitioners providing an alternative to some expensive graphing calculators and apps.
On GraphFree users can...
   - enter plot graph points manually or
   - enter an equation or function
...to see a graph generated.
Each graph can then be saved as an image to use in
   - a document,
   - a presentation, or
   - a SMART Notebook folder.
Note: GraphFree provides a helpful gallery of tutorial videos and an extensive guide for new users.
For many, GraphFree will provide all of the functions that they need.

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BetterExplained | Friendly lessons for a lasting insight.

BetterExplained | Friendly lessons for a lasting insight. | technologies | Scoop.it
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BetterExplained shares Maths lessons based on clear, simple insights.
How?
Through...
   - videos,
   - diagrams, and
   - colloquial explanations,
...the site explains the logic behind mathematical equations and concepts, such as imaginary numbers or Bayes' theorem.
Practitioners as well as learners of all ages (or anyone generally interested in numbers) will love it.

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