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Scratchwork - on-line whiteboard and video conferencing tool designed with STEM/STEAM learners in mind

Scratchwork - on-line whiteboard and video conferencing tool designed with STEM/STEAM learners in mind | technologies | Scoop.it
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Scratchwork is a relatively new on-line whiteboard and video conferencing tool designed with STEM/STEAM learners in mind. 
Scratchwork's platform works like many similar services as it provides users with a whiteboard on which they can...
  - draw,
  - type, and
  - import images to annotate. 
BONUS: Scratchwork is a little different than other services because it includes a Latex editor for writing equations. 
Scratchwork also offers an option to draw on a tablet and import those drawings. 
The collaboration element comes into effect when users activate the video conferencing component built into Scratchwork. 
NOTE: Scratchwork's free plan has a limit of four boards and three collaborators. 
Pricing can be viewed at https://app.scratchwork.io/pricing ;
Has to be worth trying out at least one of the four free boards!
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Econ Ed Link - Economics Lessons, Lesson Plans, Videos & Educational Games

Econ Ed Link - Economics Lessons, Lesson Plans, Videos & Educational Games | technologies | Scoop.it
Learning about personal economics
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Econ Ed Link offers Educators lesson plans that are appropriate for younger learners. 
Many of the free lessons are designed for use not only in the learning environment but in the home as well. 
The parent/guardian section of Econ Ed Link offers good material that educators can send home with their learners (Flipped learning) to get parent(s)/guardian(s) involved in their youngsters' learning about personal economics. 
Educators can search the lesson plan index by...
  - grade level,
  - concept, standard, or
  - length of lesson (one class period vs. multiple class periods). 
Most of the lessons attempt to provide "real world" context. 
The videos and games, located in the interactive section of Econ Ed Link, can be used as stand-alone activities or as part of a lesson plan. 
With 300+ Free Economics Lessons, Videos & Educational games, this must be worth looking at!
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When Math Happens: real-life math problems using the power of technology and Maths to solve

When Math Happens: real-life math problems using the power of technology and Maths to solve | technologies | Scoop.it

The 3 Act Math format was developed by Dan Meyer. 

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Many Learners struggle with Maths, and many struggle to make real-world connections to Maths concepts. 
As a result, many Educators are looking for maths problems that are based on real-life situations. 
An engaging site worth a closer look is "When Math Happens". When Math Happens contains a variety of real-life math problems using the power of technology and Maths to solve. 
Problems are available for learners in grade 3 through to Calculus. 
The maths problems are structured with...
  - a real-life scenario,
  - a video preview,
  - guiding questions, and
  - silent solution videos 
 ...to help guide learners to the correct answers. 
Educators can select appropriate Real-Life Problems to enhance their Maths Teaching.
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Buzzmath - Middle School Math Practice. Anytime, Anywhere.

Buzzmath - Middle School Math Practice. Anytime, Anywhere. | technologies | Scoop.it
Buzzmath is the best way to practice your middle school math skills. It's fun, it has immediate detailed feedback and examples that allow you to progress at your own pace.
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Buzz Math is...
  - a great place for personalised "middle school level" maths practice. 
  - engaging thousands of learners, teachers and families by empowering and challenging them. 
Potential users can Sign in with their Google Account. 
It's worth taking a look at the "Teachers' Video Tour" at https://www.buzzmath.com/Videos/Teachers ;
...and the "Teacher's Quick Start Guide" at http://buzzmath-help.scolab.com/teacher-s-quick-start-guide ;
NOTE: Buzz Math can also be added as a Chrome extension at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/buzzmath/dekgplobenhhgdanccadonnejajokmbf
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GeoGebra | Powerful, Free Online Graphing Calculator and Interactive Geometry

GeoGebra | Powerful, Free Online Graphing Calculator and Interactive Geometry | technologies | Scoop.it
Discover math on geogebra.org, the home of our free online graphing calculator, geometry calculator, 3D calculator, spreadsheet, CAS, probability calculator and classroom activities
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GeoGebra - free dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package. Interactive learning, teaching and evaluation resources created with GeoGebra can be shared and used by everyone 
GeoGebra is available as an app for... 
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ExploreLearning Gizmos: Math and Science Simulations That Power Inquiry and Understanding

Hundreds of online simulations with lesson materials, supporting research-based strategies to build deep conceptual understanding in math and science.
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ExploreLearning's Gizmos provides over 400 STEM on-line simulations that power inquiry and understanding. 
It has a free Gizmos account, available for science and math educators, with a curated collection of Gizmos that change every January/July. 
Each Gizmo comes with practitioner guides and customisable lesson materials to help practitioners and learners delve deeper into the resources. 
Some of the major features of Gizmos include... 
  - interactive design which allows for extensive manipulation of variables and ‘what-if’ experimentation; 
  - visualisations and graphing tools help capture and compare results from experiments; 
  - in-depth activities creating moments to explore, discover and apply new concepts. 
To learn more about Gizmos, watch the "Introduction to Gizmos" video on the home page. 
Must be a "Should Look" for all STEM Practitioners!
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TinyTap - Play & Create Interactive Lessons

TinyTap - Play & Create Interactive Lessons | technologies | Scoop.it
TinyTap is a social platform which empowers families, teachers and students to learn from each other by creating their own personalized interactive lessons and games and playing thousands of new ones shared daily by a worldwide community of educators and learners worldwide.
Together we are building the world's largest marketplace for educational games - a community that celebrates creativity and knowledge!
Free on the Web the App Store and on Google Play Android.
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TinyTap is an excellent educational platform practitioners can use with their learners for a wide array of learning purposes. 
TinyTap features a huge library of interactive activities and educational content created by education practitioners to help learners in areas such as... 
  - maths, 
  - science, 
  - English, 
  - music 
 ...and many more. 
Learners will get to explore a variety of educational games handmade by practitioners or , in case they didn't find what they are looking for, design their own educational games from scratch and without the need for any coding knowledge. 
TinyTap provides a number of powerful tools to help users create engaging content. These include: 
  - Questions, 
  - Puzzles, 
  - Videos, 
  - Voice Input, 
  - Text Input, 
  - Soundboard 
...and more.
Practitioners can use TinyTap to ‘create fun educational activities for any purpose and engage their learners in something new. Educators around the world are creating valuable learning activities based on the school curriculum. 
Special needs practitioners can also utilise this platform to ‘come up with new ways to help those in need and personalise activities to fit each person individually. 
TinyTap includes a features called Insights that allows practitioners to track the progress of their learners. 
TinyTap can be played on-line at http://www.tinytap.it/activities/ and is also available on... 
Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/embed/rUPE1ej3pjI to learn more.
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'FMath Editor' Docs add-on - build equations and insert the resulting image(s) into documents

'FMath Editor' Docs add-on - build equations and insert the resulting image(s) into documents | technologies | Scoop.it
Professional 'Math Editor' used to insert equations into documents.
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FMath Editor is a professional 'Mathematics Editor' used to build equations and insert the resulting image(s) into documents. Users can easily add... 
► variables, 
► constants, 
► operators, 
► fractions, 
► exponents, 
► logarithms, 
► limits, 
► integrals, 
► derivatives and 
► matrix. 
Also the Editor has a built in Wizard to build complex equation. 
One for STEM Practitioners and/or Learners. 
Oh yes - it is also FREE!
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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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Math in Real Life -Lessons Worth Sharing | TED-Ed

Math in Real Life -Lessons Worth Sharing | TED-Ed | technologies | Scoop.it
Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch
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Math in Real Life is a series of TED-Ed lessons (79) and TED Talks. 
The "real life" context found in the videos, in the Math in Real Life series, is broad in nature and like most TED-Ed videos, could make nice extensions to an educators learning environment instruction. e.g. educators will find lessons about how maths is used to guide ships and calculating rates of travel in space. 
Well worth a closer look by STEM/STEAM Educators.
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The Math Learning Center - ten free apps that are designed for teaching mathematics

The Math Learning Center - ten free apps that are designed for teaching mathematics | technologies | Scoop.it
Free Math Apps These apps are based on the visual models featured in Bridges in Mathematics. All apps are available in two or more versions: a web app for all modern browsers, and downloadable versions for specific operating systems and devices (such as Apple iOS for iPad).
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The Math Learning Center offers ten free apps that are designed for teaching mathematics. 
The apps are available as free...
  - iPad apps,
  - Chrome apps, and
...for use in a web browser on any computer. 
Apart from the flashcards app (Available in both English and Spanish), all of the Math Learning Center's free apps are designed to provide Educators and their learners with virtual manipulatives. 
NOTE: - except for the flashcard app all of the Math Learning Center apps are designed to be used as a part of lesson plan not as stand-alone practice apps. 
Educators will need to provide their learners with feedback when they are using those apps. 
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Math Games - Free Games and Apps

Math Games - Free Games and Apps | technologies | Scoop.it
Over 1000 free skill testing apps and games! Learning fun for all ages - tablet and chromebook friendly.
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Math Games which allows learners to practice maths skills with more than 1.5 million questions that cover Per-school to the 8th Grade. 
Math Games provides a suite of games and apps that combine a sense of play with learning. 
 With analytics that mark each learner’s progress, Math Games lets users track the whole class’s progress and see exactly where each learner is struggling or thriving. 
The games change based on who’s playing: as the learner gets better, the game adapts to match the optimal level of difficulty. 
With Math Games, learners play to learn. 
NOTE: Math Games can also be added as a Chrome extension at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/math-games/ifaofecnoelaefbeocgnbfelcokffhan?hl=en
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Math Arcade Games

Math Arcade Games | technologies | Scoop.it
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Math Arcade Games can help improve learners math skills and let them have arcade style fun at the same time. 
Learners can blast their way through wave after wave of attacking alien space ships. 
This is one for your learners to have fun with over holiday periods!
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Mathigon

Mathigon | technologies | Scoop.it
Discover Mathigon, a groundbreaking new education platform that adapts to every individual student. Mathematics has never been so colourful.
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Mathigon is a "still developing" maths website that brings maths textbooks to life. 
I'm not sure that textbook is the right word, because this is something quite innovative. 
A chat bot tutor makes Mathigon like having an additional team of teachers in the learning environment, ready to answer questions and support learners in real time. 
Real life application and narrative is is a major part of what's available. It's not just about learning the “rules” of maths; learners are invited to engage the concepts, play with them, explore them in context, and find out what other concepts they are linked to. 
There are several places to start including... 
  - exploring the applications of math in every day life, 
  - links between maths and origami, 
  - Eureka Magazine (published by Cambridge University), 
  - problems and puzzles, 
  - fractal fiction, and/or 
  - courses for grades 6-college. 
For an overview, take a look at the video at https://www.youtube.com/embed/cLppfN_M9Jg ;
Mathigon truly supports an inquiry approach to learning maths and should, at least, be looked at closely by Maths Practitioners.
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College Open Textbooks - digital textbooks covering various subject areas

College Open Textbooks - digital textbooks covering various subject areas | technologies | Scoop.it
CollegeOpenTextbooks provides a comprehensive listing of English language open and/or affordable textbooks suitable for advanced high school, two-year college and lower division four-year college textbooks.
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College Open textbooks embeds a wide variety of digital textbooks covering various subject areas. 
These include... 
  - Anthropology and Archeology, 
  - Biology & Genetics, 
  - Business, 
  - Chemistry, 
  - Computer Science, 
  - Economics, 
  - Education, 
  - Engineering & Electronics, 
  - English & Composition, 
  - Fine Arts, 
  - Health & Nursing, 
  - History, 
  - Languages and Communications, 
  - Law, 
  - Literature, 
  - Mathematics, 
  - Philosophy, 
  - Physics, 
  - Political Science, 
  - Psychology, 
  - Science, 
  - Sociology and 
  - Statistics & Probability 
Most of these digital textbooks are under Creative Commons (CC) open licenses or GNU-Free Document License. 
Others are U.S. government documents in the public domain (PD). 
Many of the other digital textbooks are free to view on-line but are NOT OPEN for reuse and customisation. 
Must be worth "Checking them out!"
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MathPickle - Fun and Challenging Math Puzzles

MathPickle - Fun and Challenging Math Puzzles | technologies | Scoop.it
Put your students in a pickle!
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Math Pickle is a free site that offers dozens of fun and challenging maths puzzles for learners of all ages. 
The puzzles are arranged by both grade level and topic. 
The puzzles... 
  - can provide practitioners with a new way to challenge their learners to use their mathematics and reasoning skills and... 
  - are designed so that all learners will eventually experience a "failure" and a "break-through" during the process of completing the puzzle in groups/teams. 
The Math Pickle puzzles are designed to foster collaborative problem solving over the course of 45 to 60 minutes. 
Most of the Math Pickle puzzles are presented as a series of small, connected problems that learners have to solve to complete the puzzle presented to them. 
The puzzles themselves can be viewed as slides and or downloaded as PDFs.
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Would You Rather...?

Would You Rather...? | technologies | Scoop.it
ASKING STUDENTS TO CHOOSE THEIR OWN PATH AND JUSTIFY IT
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Would You Rather...? is a website with the purpose of sharing quick and fun real world maths challenges for learners.
Ideal for getting learners to choose their own path and to justify it. 
Would You Rather? presents a picture with a mathematics problem that asks “Would you rather?” 
Many of the questions have a financial aspect to them and, as the target audience is learners within the USA, may need adapting to an appropriate currency. 
Would You Rather? offers a simple worksheet that learners can use to analyse the choices presented to them within the challenges. 
Practitioners can use the Categories Menu to filter appropriate questions. 
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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.
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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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