In our first video, we showed you how to introduce the Count On strategy using the Addimal Adventure app. For example, 2 + 3 can be solved by starting with “2” then counting on three more: “3, 4, 5″.
An even more efficient way to count on is to always start with the larger addend, even if it’s the second addend. To do this, we encourage kids to first choose the bigger number then count on from there. To solve 2 + 6, we can start with “6” and count on just two more, “7, 8″.
In this video, watch how you can use the same app to encourage counting on from the larger addend.
Research shows that doubles facts, like 2+2 and 4+4 are amongst the first addition facts kids learn. In this week’s instructional video, find out how you can help your students learn to use doubles to solve near doubles problems, like 3+2 and 4+5. Watch how the Addimal Adventure app makes this process visual and easy for kids to understand.
We’re launching a new series of instructional videos to help you think about how you can use apps to introduce math skills and strategies to your students. New videos will be posted each week.
Do you have students in your kindergarten, first or second grade who continue to count one-by-one on their fingers when they add? Making the switch to Counting On when adding can be really hard for kids!
In our first video, find out how to use the Addimal Adventureapp to teach the Count On strategy.
We spent much of the past few months touring the country (and even hopping over to Europe) to find out what educators and entrepreneurs are doing to improve teaching and learning. Here are some of our highlights from 6 cities:
1) Auburn, ME
One of our favorite conferences is the Leveraging Learning Institute hosted by the Auburn School Department. It’s an intimate conference dedicated to sharing best practices for integrating iPad at the elementary level. This year’s theme was using the iPad as a tool for creation. We loved hearing teachers brainstorm how to use Teachley’s math apps in combination with creative apps like Explain Everything, ShowMe, or LoiLoNote School to extend the learning experience and assess for understanding. Stay tuned for more ideas on AppSmashing with Teachley…
2) Boston, MA
We traveled to Boston to be part of the Edtech Teacher iPad summit. It was so inspiring to see and hear about how educators are meaningfully incorporating technology into their classrooms. There was a big focus on app smashing (term coined by Greg Kulowiec) this year. Check out this post for some great app smashing ideas with Addimals.
3) London, England
We were flown to London for a very quick 2 day trip by the Breteau Foundation. We were finalists for their Innovation Prize and were able to share the success of Teachley Analytics with thought leaders and fellow edtech entrepreneurs. While we were only there a short time, we were able to meet some amazing companies, like Tutorfair, Ulu Lab, KeyWordsEnglish, among many others. And, we even had time to do some shopping and sample some amazing tea and pastries!
4) Indianapolis, IN
NCTM’s first regional conference this year was in Indianapolis, Indiana. We presented about great math apps for encouraging strategies. Check out the webmix we created for the event. It was great to hear about how teachers are using Addimals and Mt. Multiplis in their classrooms.
5) Richmond, VA
In Richmond, we met more great NCTM teachers. We spent time presenting about great math apps, but we also had time to go to some great sessions, too. For those who haven’t checked out Dan Meyer’s 3 Act problems, they are inspiring. In a nutshell, he advocates taking the numbers out of our word problems and using a compelling visual to state the problem. Then kids get to identify what #s they need to solve the problem. I kept imaging how you could adopt that same thinking for the younger grades. Ideas?
6) Houston, TX
The final NCTM regional was in Houston, TX this year. I went to a great session hosted by Zeno Math, a non-profit helping bring more fun and engaging math activities to schools and families. Check out their blog this month for the Twelve Days of Math Ways, featuring 12 different engaging math activities.
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