Sunday, May 19, 2013
Apps to Use For Measurement in Science and Math
As a Grade 6/7 teacher, I face numerous challenges when it comes to teaching Math and Science. One of the biggest is the lack of any kinds of tools, manipulatives or equipment that I can use to support my students' learning. While I don't advocate the complete replacement of hands-on materials with iPad apps, I must admit these measurement tools beat looking at pictures in a textbook. Having the tools means students can carry out investigations, collect data and compare results. Inquiry activities become possible. Students participate in real world activities and meaningful learning. Real learning takes place.