## Using Mobile Apps to Foster Math Talk

Overview:It's easy to find drill and practice math apps, but finding apps that allow students to explain and justify their answers is a little more difficult. In this session, we'll look at several apps that can be used in the math classroom to get kids to explain and justify their answers in a fun and interactive way. Details:Below are 3 apps that can be used to foster Math Talk. (There are many more.) The key is really thinking about getting students to explain their thinking as they solve problems. I've included a couple ideas for using the following apps to foster Math Talk below. Math Talk Moves:- Revoice
- Wait Time
- Repeat
- Agree/Disagree
- Add on
Educreations - FREEEducreations web site. How to video. Math Talk: Have students solve problems and record their thinking. Once they've created a recording, have students exchange devices and decide if they agree or disagree with their classmates process for solving the problem. Tiny Tap - FREETiny Tap web site. How to video. Math Talk: Have students create a series of word problems using the app. Then have them explain how to solve the problem orally or in their math journal. You can also have them exchange devices with each other and solve their classmates problems. Motion Math: Pizza - FREEWeb site How to video. Math Talk: Have students play the game. At the end of the day as they look at their daily sales figures, have them explain to each other what the numbers mean. You could also have them write down explanations in their math journal. |
Conference:NETA Conference Omaha, NebraskaApril 2014 Presenter:Kevin Smith Instructor of Math EducationDakota State University Co-FounderTop Class Apps, LLC Twitter: @KevinSmithSD |