Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Measuring Length: Centimetres - Free iBook

Hey, I finally revised my first iBook.  I wrote it to see if I could help children (and adults) master measurement.  This is just the first of a series that I hope to create.

Measuring Length: Centimetres - As I understand it, you can only download it onto iBooks on an iPod, iPhone or iPad.

Did I mention it was free?

Friday, June 22, 2012

Sharing strategies - learning with MathTappers at ISTE

We are heading out to ISTE this coming week.  We have a few opportunities to share our MathTapper apps and some strategies that we have collected as we have used them in the classroom.  

Our main presentation is:

Ten Strategies for Effective Use of iPods in Math Class
Wednesday, 6/27/2012, 10:15am–11:15am, SDCC 30CD - but it is sold out

We will post a summary of our strategies after the presentation - for now please download our apps, so that you are prepared.  Just search for Mathtappers on iTunes.  (Note that they are all free and have no ads or in-app purchases!)

We will also be presenting at:

SIGGS Games and Simulations Arcade
Monday, 6/25/2012, 8:00am–12:00pm,  SDCC Sails Pavilion

MathTappers: Apps for iOS Devices
Tuesday, 6/26/2012, 1:00pm–3:00pm,  SDCC Halls DE Lobby , Table: 18

SIGML Mobile Learning Playground
Wednesday, 6/27/2012, 9:00am–10:00am,  SDCC Sails Pavilion

We have had a lot of fantastic feedback when we meet folks who are using our apps -and we appreciate it!  If you want to give them a boost - please rate them for us.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Hey I made a math book!

I used iBooks Author to create an iBook.  It is designed to help children understand what length is, and to help them to build a collection of useful referents for centimetres - but it will work best if there is an adult beside the child encouraging, questioning and supporting  them through the exploration.

You may download it to your iPad (that is the only place you can use it right now) by clicking on the link below.  It is about 14 MB in size, so it may take a couple of minutes.  When it is finished downloading - open it in iBooks.


Share it with a child and share it with your friends!

Send me feedback (tpelton@uvic.ca)

Friday, April 27, 2012

Two presentations at NCTM 2012 in Philadelphia

We had two great presentations today at NCTM.

The first was focused on using MathTapper apps to support learning in K-5 classrooms, while the second  presentation was focused on learning in middle school classrooms.

Please remember to rate our apps if you download them.  Good ratings mean that they float into view when others go looking for math apps.