Addition websites which require higher order thinking skills

There are many interactive websites online for students to practice addition. However, many are simply drill and practice. Below is a list of some free websites which require students to use higher order thinking skills. Please note, they all require flash in order to work. 1. Addition Wheel: Students are required to drag and drop numbers in order to solve the challenges. 2. Button Beach Challenge: (created by Ambleside C.E […]

Tangram video, online resources and apps for free

Having taught Tangrams for years, I was very excited this week to find the Tangram video below called ‘The Sage’s Journey’. Below are some iPad apps: Super Mosaic For Kids:  This app costs $0.99. It introduces younger students to the concept of matching shapes to spaces (basic puzzles). TanZen Lite: This app is free, has a naturalistic look and students like the background music. This is my favourite free tangram […]

Free algebra dice iPad apps

Sorry android users, I couldn’t find the equivalent. Einstein Cubes, created by Mantiz Game Studios is an intuitive free iPad puzzle app that challenges students’ mathematical-logic abilities. A number of dice are rolled (depending on the level that students are up to) and students are required to place the dice and number functions (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) in the correct order to complete the number sentence and reach the […]

Darren Carstens’ apps and online activity prototypes

Daren Carstens founded Carstens Studios Inc., where he authors, designs, programs illustrates, and develops educational products for children. He has worked in K-12 educational publishing for over 20 years and had created some awesome maths apps and online activity prototypes. For those of you who don’t have iPads at school but you have interactive smartboards, you can access Daren Carsten’s online activity prototypes for free. There are seven visually challenging […]

Math & Science apps for Year 3-6 students

Meteor Math ($0.99) Players need “crash” meteors together to solve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division equations through increasingly harder problems. A great way to improve student’s rapid recall of number facts. BallFallDown (free) Students construct their own marble run using classic pieces like wooden boards and spinning stars, and discover never-before seen pieces like teleporters, spouts and many others! There are no points or levels to this game. Instead, students […]

Programming Math using the Australian Curriculum

I have nearly finished a year’s worth of programs for my Year 3 class using the Australian Curriculum. I have created overview documents, unit plans and assessment rubrics. Yes, it has taken a long time. However, I thought I would share the programming format which I have used in case any one else would like to use it. I have created a video demonstration below and I have uploaded a […]

My Class Blog 2013

Even though this site is under construction, I though I would share it with the hope that it might inspire more teachers to get online with their class. Even if you don’t share this view, you may find the Math help web links, videos and apps useful or the assessment rubrics which are located under the program pages. Here is the link: Scroll down for information in relation to […]

Interactive Dice Games

With an outside temperature of 44 degrees Celsius today, it was the perfect opportunity to stay indoors and make some games. The documents below are SMART Notebook documents so you will require SMART Notebook software in order to open them. Alternatively, you can download SMART interactive viewer for free which will enable you to open and interact with the documents.   Dice_Games_1_JVillis Dice_Games_2_JVillis Scroll down for information in relation to […]