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Children must know what is a

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Children must know what is a binomio before using virtual tools,too much of them,give poor results for USA in international tests.

2nd grade teacher from Kingsford, Michigan

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Thank you for the great resources, Monica!
My colleagues and I were just discussing apps for using geoboards today! I will definitely be passing on the information tomorrow!
I also agree that using concrete models first is important, but the virtual experience is a fantastic supplement (and the students love using the iPad whenever they can!)
I also have students who gain iPad time as a part of their reward systems. It does work and helps to increase desired behavior in my classroom.
I am looking forward to introducing your recommendations to all of my students!

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Another great resource is the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives, which has many click and drag manipulatives to help students in finding an answer to mathematical problems.

The tools are very SMART board friendly. Check them out:

http://nlvm.usu.edu/

I found the site through Brian Beierle's Tech-ing the Classroom blog:

http://techingtheclassroom.blogspot.com/2012/03/virtual-math-manipulativ...

"Decir que la matemática se

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"Decir que la matemática se puede enseñar con hojas de cálculo es como decir que un niño puede tener unas vacaciones mirando un folleto"
"Saying math can be taught with worksheets is like saying a child can have a vacation by looking at a brochure" - @d_martin05

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshi

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http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/06/how-spatial-thinking-can-improve...

Monica,i can't believe using Base 10 without concrete material

Used the Number Pieces Basic

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Used the Number Pieces Basic (newer version by same creator & which I like better) today to help a struggling student. I had just downloaded it this morning. What did the student do? Ask to do more math in her free time! Thanks for the info ...

Former teacher, expert in cognition & learning, and co-founder of Teachley

Plus, there's some great

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Plus, there's some great research that backs up your point. Check out Doug Clements work about the advantages of virtual manipulatives in early childhood mathematics or more recent research that shows a combination of physical and virtual manipulatives to be most effective:

Clements (1999). ‘Concrete’ Manipulatives, Concrete Ideas. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood. 1 (1).

Zachariam, Olympiou, and Papaevripidou (2008). Effects of experimenting with physical and virtual manipulatives on students' conceptual understanding in heat and temperature. Journal of Research in Science Teaching. 45 (9).

Former teacher, expert in cognition & learning, and co-founder of Teachley

Hi, I am a co-founder of

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Hi, I am a co-founder of Teachley, and we create educational apps based on cognitive science research. We've recently made our first app, Addimal Adventure, FREE! We teach single digit addition strategies that are emphasized in the new Common Core Standards. I'd love for you all to check it out and let us know what you think (especially if you teach K-2)! Search for us in the iTunes iPad store, or use this bit link:
www.bit.ly/addimals

Thanks, Kara

Pre-Service Early Childhood and Special Education Major

[quote]Thanks for the great

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[quote]Thanks for the great post!!! My favorite app, though not free, is Native Numbers (for iPad). I found this app while searching for tools to remediate deficits in early number sense. I recently completed a Masters in Mind, Brain and Education, so when I used this app for the first time and recognized models supporting the way the brain learns, I had to see if it worked. What I realized is the app (because it is adaptive and builds to mastery) also provides formative assessment that I use for pull out groups. There is a teacher dashboard available on the companion website www.nativebrain.com... Check it out![/quote][quote]Did you use this app during small groups to provide support for students who were having difficulties in the lesson, or was this app used as part of the lesson?[/quote]

Did you use this app during small groups to provide support for students who were having difficulties in the lesson, or was this app used as part of the lesson?

Second Grade Teacher

Thanks for the great post!!!

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Thanks for the great post!!! My favorite app, though not free, is Native Numbers (for iPad). I found this app while searching for tools to remediate deficits in early number sense. I recently completed a Masters in Mind, Brain and Education, so when I used this app for the first time and recognized models supporting the way the brain learns, I had to see if it worked. What I realized is the app (because it is adaptive and builds to mastery) also provides formative assessment that I use for pull out groups. There is a teacher dashboard available on the companion website www.nativebrain.com... Check it out!

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