Monday, August 18, 2014

Awesome #EdmodoApps: CK-12 Math Practice

I have been using Edmodo for the past five years; however, I am just now beginning to explore the awesome world of Edmodo Apps! This series is devoted to sharing some of the cool Edmodo Apps that can transform your classroom.

Edmodo for Math? 

When I work with teachers and tell them about Edmodo, I often get resistance from Math teachers. I don't blame them. Many feel that it does not have a place in their subject area; however, the free CK-12 Math Practice App may change their minds! 

CK-12 Math Practice

I love the simplicity of CK-12 Math Practice because it easily integrates into your Edmodo grade book. How does it work? To get the most out the App, teachers must go to the Edmodo store and purchase it for free. Once you purchase it, you will need to agree to the App's terms to activate it. After you have activated it, you can assign it to specific classes.

Step 1: Pick Your Subject 

It starts with choosing a middle school or high school math subject:
  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra 
  • Geometry 
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry
  • Calculus 
For this example, I will choose Algebra. 

Step 2: Pick Your Topic

Depending on your subject area, you will see a variety of topics to choose from. For example, when you choose the Algebra subject area, you will see topics like:


For example, for this example I chose Linear Inequalities. 

Step 3: Choose a Concept

There are a variety of concepts to help you understand the topic of your choice. For example, after I chose Linear Inequalities, there were a variety of concepts like: 


Step 4: Assign the Assessment 

Once you assign your concept, students can begin taking the assessment. There are a variety of tools that make this very UDL friendly. 
  • There are scaffolds and supports to support student learning and build background knowledge. Students can watch helpful video clips, use flashcards, and other helpful tools.
  • Challenge is built into the activity. Students can take the assessment in two different ways. They can answer questions with or without a time limit. 

  •  Students get instant feedback with helpful data analysis tools that pinpoint and address mistakes.


Want to Learn More?

See this great video from the CK-12 Foundation:





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