Thursday, April 3, 2014

Applications for Math Concepts, Skills, and Problem Solving

Along with educational applications that teach math fluency, there are also applications that assist students with learning math concepts, skills, and problem solving.  Many of these educational applications can be accessed through websites and will benefit learners in grades kindergarten through twelfth.  For example, the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives is a great website for students in all grade levels and assists  them in learning various math concepts and builds onto already learned skills.  Below is a quick tutorial on how to access and use the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives website. 

To go along with this website, there are a number of others, including the following:
  • The Virtual Laboratories in Probability and Statistics: A virtual website that will support learners studying advanced probability and statistics. 
  • Math Playground: Free online activities that assist students in learning math concepts, skills and problem solving through the use of games, word problems, logic puzzles and thinking blocks.  
  • Conceptua Math: This website focuses on fractions and provides teachers with various learning tools that will help them enhance whole group instruction. 
  • Destination Math: Provided by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Learning Technology, this website primarily targets the development of skills in the following areas; math reasoning, conceptual understanding, and problem solving.  

Dell, A.G., Newton, D.A., Petroff, J.G. (2012).  Assistive Technology in the Classroom; Enhancing the School Experiences of Students with Disabilities.  2nd Edition. 

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