Practice apps update

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I’ve created a whole bunch of new math practice programs since last I posted about them. I thought it might be useful to anyone who cares to put publish a link where you can find almost all of them in one place. They can be gotten to through the links in the ThingLink image, or from the explicit list underneath. As usual, these are mainly just for basic skills practice (and some harder skills). Let me know if you find any of them useful:

https://sites.google.com/a/karlstad.engelska.se/math-grading-criteria/practice-math-apps

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Fun with Desmos

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A new activity for my students. I put up the following image which I made on Desmos and let them try and figure out how to graph it with linear equations on Desmos on the iPads:

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Practice rate problems program

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I just finished my most ambitious basic skill practice app – for practicing rate problems (hastighet). It has everything from very simple problems to very hard problems. However, I have not tests all the different problem types yet, so anyone reading this who wants to test them and get back to me with any errors they find would be very appreciated. Here is the link:

 

http://hem.bredband.net/taub/rate.html

ThingLink with Math Apps

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I have created another ThingLink image (once again inspired by MathyCathy) where I have collected all my math apps (plus one I didn’t write cause it fit right in). I thought this might be an easier way to organize the practice apps and make them easier to find and keep track of. I will update the image as I create or find more apps. Here is a link:

Basic Skills Practice

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Here is an updated list of some of the html5 apps I’ve made for practicing basic math skills. The first list has nice addresses:

These I haven’t made short addresses for:

A little chaotic in the listing, but I thought some of you might find some of them helpful. Nothing fancy, just a source of generating basic practice problems.

Math Apps

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I thought I might try posting again. I’ve been working on writing more online math apps for students to practice with in class (on iPads) and at home. I started with Google Apps Script, but the limitations there were just getting too annoying. Then I remembered that my home provider gave me a little space so I recently switched to normal JavaScript pages – much, much easier without the limitations.

I was really happy when I came up with a good way to practice finding area with an app. This was challenging since you can’t really hold a ruler up to your screen, but giving the measurements either makes the problem too easy or too hard. I finally figured out a way to simulate measurement in the app. That was nice. Of course, technology is still generally annoying, so I’m not entirely happy with the result. Some of the line drawing won’t work in some versions of Chrome apparently. And I wrote it initially as a Google Apps Script, which meant there was no hope to get it to work for touch devices (they don’t currently support touch events, only mouse events). I tried switching to normal JavaScript and adding touch support, but it was more complicated than I thought. The result is something half functional on an iPad. I’m considering making a real iPad app for this one. Seems useful enough.

Anyway, for those who are interested in testing some of them, here are links to some of the stuff I’ve done (some more recently than others). None of them have any “frills”. They are not pretty, but are hopefully useful:

ThingLink

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It’s been a while. I gave up when I thought no one was reading, but I thought I would give it one more try anyway. I recently discovered ThingLink thanks to MathyCathy who a great blog about using technology in the classroom. I’ve put together a few attempts at images inspired the work she did. I’ll see if I can figure out how to embed them here … due to the magic of time-delayed writing I am back already. Seems I can’t embed them, but I can give links: