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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tried It Tuesday: Measurement on the iPad

I am linking up with Holly for her first linky party called Tried It Tuesday (for all the hits and misses whether professionally or personally). I'm all for sharing the highs (and lows) and I'm excited to read up from other bloggers and join this linky regularly too!


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We are covering measurement in one of my math classes. It amazes me the troubles that my 5th graders still have with using a ruler. It's as if everything (aside from a full inch) is lost and forgotten between fourth and fifth grade.

One of the paras I worked with found a great website, that is iPad compatible, self checking/correcting, and can be differentiated for different specifications of accuracy.

Here she is. I love the ladies I work with :)

One warning though, the on-screen ruler is very touchy, so you should make sure to pull on the screen to enlarge the picture before hand, because otherwise it might sense two movements and count the student wrong. 

That's the red x if you get something wrong...or hit more than one spot
Aside from that, the kids thought it was great. After a couple of rounds and figuring out how things worked, or remembering how may lines there were in a specific measurement (ex. 1/4 in.) they were off! There are multiple levels for each measurement, after three strikes, you start back over at level zero, and you gain points for every correct answer. I had one student who had over 2,000 points, which inspired the rest of the students to try and beat his score.


If you would like to try out this site just click here:  wartgames.com/themes/math/rulers.html

**This is a website so it works for non iPad classrooms too!! Thank you Holly for pointing that out!**

Be sure to link up and share what you've tried!


This week is also my last big push for my 100 follower giveaway. So many great bloggers have helped to contribute, that I just can't help sharing. Click the picture if you'd like a chance, the giveaway ends on the 30th!



6 comments:

  1. What a fun app. I am starting measurement when we get back from break and will have to give this a try.

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  2. What a wonderful review for measurement! I only have one iPad and love that it works as just an internet site for the computer lab too. It is bookmarked now:) Thank you so much for linking up!
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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  3. Hi Christy!
    This is perfect practice for measurement! Thank you so much for sharing it :) It's bookmarked and I can't wait to try it with the kids!

    --jen
    teaching,life,and everything in between

    PS: congrats on 100 followers :) I'm off to check out your giveaway!

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  4. Thanks for sharing the great app - I wish I had iPads in my classroom. My kiddos would LOVE to test that out :)

    ~Jessica
    Joy in the Journey

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  5. Cool! That seems great and interactive...I wonder if there is a version for Smartboard/interactive whiteboard?

    -Maria
    Everyone deServes to Learn

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  6. Can't wait to check out that site! We have a class set of iPads at my school available for check out. Thanks for sharing!
    Joanne
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

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