On Thursday, I introduced iPads in the classroom to Tina Grigoriadis’ grades 3 & 4 students. Garden City has 8 iPads (with more on the way) and the students were very excited to use them for math. They worked so well in groups of three, collaborating and sharing.
The class has been learning about multiplication and has just begun to learn about division and its connection to multiplication, specifically looking at arrays. Tina had many visual supports up in the classroom to support students with their mathematical understanding.
We introduced the students to the MathTappers iPhone app called Multiples. It has options for working with different levels of factors and practicing both multiplication and division, with ten frames and hundred charts as visual supports.
The students then worked together, creating three different arrays using math materials. They learned how to take photographs with the iPads and then import these photographs into an app.
Some students preferred preparing a script that they could read as they recorded their voices on the iPad.