Letting Students Think in Grade 9 Math
by Windsor Essex Catholic District
This course material is only available in the iTunes U app on iPhone or iPad.
In this course we have created a collection of activities and lessons that allow students to think and discover for themselves.
The first topic in the course is a general introduction that includes references to the research as well as links to the other resources. Many of the underlying principles that are used to develop the activities and lessons are explained and referenced here. The bulk of the following topics are shorter activities and longer lessons that show how students can be encouraged to think. Some of these use technology (primarily iPads) while others do not. There are videos explaining how to go about facilitating the activities and lessons. The final topic offers support for using apps as well as downloading files.
The majority of these activities are appropriate for both grade 9 applied and grade 9 academic. Variations for both levels are included and explained.
|1||Letting Students Think in Grade 9 Math||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||Cover Up||Cover Up helps students develop a strategy for solving algebraic equations that is more intuitive than mechanical use of order of operations. Given an equation that is “messy” with fractions, exponents, square roots, etc., students cover up the challenging part of the equation to make it more intuitive to solve. Five different levels of problems are included. A great way to develop confidence in solving challenging algebraic equations in a way that makes sense!||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||Base Ten Blocks Manipulative||Virtual base 10 blocks to model place value, addition, subtraction, regrouping, and more. FEATURES 1. Ones (units), tens (rods), hundreds (flats), and cubes (thousands) 2. Decimals support 3. Combine and break apart (with animation) 4. Place value mat 5. Factor track 6. Addition mat 7. Subtraction mat 8. Differentiated place value colors 9. Regrouping 10. Snap alignment 11. Show or hide values MATH TOPICS 1. Number sense 2. Place value 3. Counting 4. Decimals 5. Addition with regrouping 6. Subtraction with regrouping||--||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Tug of war||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||Prediction practice||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||solving equation continuum exit card||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||9 applied solving equation continuum homework||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||9 applied solving equations continuum cards||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||9 academic solving equations continuum homework||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||9 academic solving equations continuum cards||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||Linking Cubes||Virtual colored cubes that link together to explore math concepts. Similar to connecting cubes, linking cubes, snap cubes, unit cubes. Includes Common Core correlated teaching ideas. FEATURES ▪ Easily add, snap, copy, and rearrange cubes ▪ Assorted colors ▪ Text fields and pens for annotations and labels ▪ Built-in graph, number line, and place value backgrounds ▪ Tens Frames ▪ Customizable Arrays ▪ Common Core alignment MATH TOPICS 1. Counting 2. Representing numbers 3. Patterns 4. Place value 5. Adding and subtracting 6. Multiplying and dividing 7. Graphing 8. Parts of ten||--||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|12||SMART Notebook for iPad||** Now featuring SMART Notebook Maestro which connects SMART Notebook for iPad to SMART Notebook software. Visit http://go.smarttech.com/notebook-maestro-download to download the Notebook Maestro Add-On to enable this feature in SMART Notebook desktop. ** SMART Notebook for iPad is a light version of the SMART Notebook collaborative learning software. Using this app, you can both use and edit SMART Notebook lesson activities for individual and collaborative learning with an iPad. Features • Pens and Erasers. Draw and write using colored digital pens and highlighters, and choose from multiple ink colors including Crayon and Calligraphic Ink, pen thicknesses and eraser sizes. • Text. Insert or edit typed text and change the font type, color, size and justification on the page using Text Properties. • Objects. Organize information and change the page layout. Tap to move, rotate or scale an object. • Double-tap or tap and hold an object to cut, copy, paste, lock and unlock objects or to change their order. Double-tap or tap and hold an object to activate the Infinite Cloner and to change the sound properties. • Shape and Line tool. Add shapes and lines to your file and choose the fill color, line color and thickness. • Photos. Make files visual by inserting photos from the iPad Camera and Camera Roll. • Sound. Enhance the auditory experience by adding sound recordings to objects. Double-tap or tap and hold an object to view the context menu and record a new sound. • Share files. Share SMART Notebook files by e-mailing or upload to your iCloud Drive, Dropbox, or Google Drive account. • Integrated with iCloud Drive, Dropbox, and Google Drive. Keep your SMART Notebook files up-to-date across multiple devices with iCloud Drive/Dropbox/Google Drive integration. One tap on the iCloud Drive/Dropbox/Google Drive icon in the SMART Notebook app for iPad file manager and you can quickly login to your iCloud Drive/Dropbox/Google Drive account to download or upload SMART Notebook files. • SMART Notebook Maestro: Connect your iPad to SMART Notebook Desktop • Multi select using marquee select • Group/ Ungroup annotations • Auto group ink • Integrated assessment. Easily complete assessments using SMART Response VE. • Display content. Show content from an iPad on an interactive whiteboard for the whole class to see using AirPlay and an Apple TV or using an HDMI or VGA cable with the proper connectors. • Save As. Save the file with a new name to create multiple copies with unique file names. • Revert to Original. With one tap, you can quickly reset a file to the original version for another group of students to complete.||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||Height wall||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||Relationships - Michael Phelps||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||Gr9Verbs||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|17||Good Classrooms - Post-its||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|19||Algebra Tiles||Virtual algebra tiles for hands-on exploration of algebraic concepts. FEATURES ▪ Unit, x, x², y, y², and xy tiles ▪ Easy to add, drag, rotate, copy, and remove tiles ▪ Snapping for easy placement and alignment ▪ Drop opposite pairs on each other to cancel ▪ Workspaces for Equations and Factors ▪ Pen tools for annotations and labels MATH TOPICS 1. Adding and subtracting integers 2. Multiplying and dividing integers 3. Modeling expressions 4. Simplifying expressions 5. Substitution 6. Solving equations 7. Solving systems of equations 8. Add and subtract polynomials 9. Multiply and divice polynomials 10. Factor trinomials 11. Completing the square||--||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|20||Paying Attention to Mathematics Education||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|