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This document is a list of Apps that may be useful in your MYP Maths class.



Resources


What resources are available to complement the MYP Mathematics programme? What is the best way to share these resources with students and colleagues? Here is a checklist that you could with your students--Checklist for Evaluating Online Information.pdf

With the proliferation of the Internet and a variety of Web 2.0 tools, there are certainly no lack of resources available to support any program. The key is to find ones that work for you and your students.


Exploring relevant Web 2.0 tools to support the learning of the MYP Mathematics Programme

Having trouble jumping into Web 2.0? Watch these slides for a little inspiration!
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A Teacher's Guide To Web 2.0 at School

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For Mathematics, any tools that allow students to focus on communicating and reflecting are perhaps the most valuable. The one tool that encompasses all aspects of these skills is a blog. On a blog, students can record their learning, teachers can post prompts for students to respond to and students can use their blog as a showcase of their best pieces of work. Below are examples of a teacher's blog, a classroom website, and a class wikispace:

  1. Mr. Bethune
  2. Year 5 extended mathematics
  3. Year 5 extended wikispace

Other tools are probably best categorized by what the goals of the lesson are or by how you intend to assess.

Click here is a very good wiki that can help you decide which tools to use.


The other important aspect of learning is allowing students the opportunity to share their learning with each other through collaboration and presentation. Tools which promote these skills in MYP students are very important. Not only is collaboration important for MYP students, but it is valuable for teachers when planning lessons and units. The best tool for collaboration that I have found thus far is Google Docs--the whole collaborative process becomes much simpler.


Developing and maintaining a Personal Learning Network (PLN)


There are millions and millions of resources available to us. The problem is the time it takes to find and filter through to find the best ones for you and your students. I find that the best way to find the best resources is to have them delivered directly to your inbox. Here are a few suggestions:

  1. Twitter - probably the single most powerful tool for teaching and learning. Your followers and the people you follow do all the work! Use Twitter in the classroomto enhance learning.
    • dy/dan - using real life situations to provoke interesting and challenging mathematical questions from students. Follow #anyqs on twitter or search his blog for WCYDWT (what can you do with this)
    • Free technology for teachers - a daily summary of applications that are useful in education.
    • Casting out Nines -- a mathematics and technology blog, the flipped classroom
  2. Google Plus - a new social network that could also have important applications for the classroom in support of learning.



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Geogebra A dynamic tool that can be used to teach concepts in algebra, geometry, statistics, and calculus. Ideal for one - to - one programs whereby students have the opportunity to investigate mathematical processes leading to important generalizations of results.



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Teachers can now connect to other teachers and classroom through the Skype application for education. Collaborate on projects, connect with like minded teachers or share resources.

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MathType--The latest version for both Mac and Windows is compatible with over 500 different websites including Google Docs which interests me the most. Works now in Office or iWork. Will even work with wikispaces!


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TI-SmartView--This easy-to-use software lets educators project an interactive representation of the graphing display calculator’s display to the entire class. It is an ideal demonstration tool for leading classroom instruction of math concepts.

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The Futures Channel Videos and activities that deliver hands-on, real world Math and Science lessons for the classroom.

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http://www.realworldmath.org/ is designed for educators who wish to extend the concepts of the math curriculum beyond the pages of the text. Within this site you will find lesson ideas, examples, and downloads for mathematics that embrace active learning, constructivism, and project-based learning while remaining true to the standards.

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http://www.brightstorm.com/math/ is a website of teachers explaining concepts and sample problems on video. Topics cover Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Precalculus and Calculus.

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http://www.mathtutor.ac.uk/ is a website that provides video tutorials, with diagnostics, summary text and exercises. Students can access more than eighty topics in the way they choose.

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http://nrich.maths.org/public/ is a website of thousands of free mathematics enrichment materials such as problems, articles and games, for teachers and learners from ages five to 19.

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http://www.gapminder.org/ is a website that is associated with Hans Rosling, that unveils the beauty of statistics. The website includes a section for teachers, and numerous avenues for students to explore the Areas of Interaction.

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http://www.edutopia.org/ is a website to help educators implement various learning strategies and to empower students to think critically, access and analyze information, creatively problem solve, work collaboratively, and communicate with clarity and impact.

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https://www.ncetm.org.uk/ is a website that provides and signposts high quality resources to teachers, mathematics education networks, HEIs and CPD providers throughout England (you can register for free). At the same time, the National Centre encourages schools and colleges to learn from their own best practice through collaboration among staff and by sharing good practice locally, regionally and nationally.

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http://www.edmodo.com/, is a secure, Facebook-like social network that allows teachers to connect with students to share content, access homework, and collaborate on assignments. Edmodo also allows teachers to connect with each other, promoting professional development and communication of best practices.

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http://www.tes.co.uk/ TES is home to more than 300,000 teaching resources developed by teachers for teachers.

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http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mep/default.htm
Centre for innovation in Math teaching. Great U K site for resources, assessment questions, investigations etc. at all levels Y1 through to A level! Some interactive worksheets too although I do not use these myself, I know that other staff at my school do. Seems to be underpinned by numeracy project material.


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http://ibmaths.com/
Written for the new syllabus by specialist practicing IB Mathematics teachers. Most lessons consist of investigations, instructions and questions with guided answers throughout. The lessons are continually evolving with more resources and updates added each month.


WolframAlpha (Universal)

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WolframAlpha is a much more than a math app, but the computational and mathematical abilities it possesses are phenomenal. Need to not only calculate a complicated integral, but know the steps to get the answer on your own? WolframAlpha can do it. Need to quickly solve a cubic equation? WolframAlpha will calculate all real and complex solutions. Or perhaps you want to look up Fermat's little theorem or the Riemann Hypothesis - WolframAlpha's got you covered. From basic mathematics to advanced calculus, statistics, physics and other topics, WolframAlpha is an excellent tool to have in your pocket.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wolframalpha/id334989259?mt=8


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Motion Math

This is a great way to practice those pesky fractions, decimals and percentages.


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http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html