
06617860
j
2016e.01045
Wall, Jennifer J.
Beatty, Heidi N.
Rogers, Michael P.
Apps for teaching, not just reviewing.
Teach. Child. Math. 21, No. 7, 438441 (2015).
2015
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
EN
U72
F32
arithmetic
multiplication
teaching
primary education
information technology
apps
computer as educational medium
tablet computers
mobile phones
visualization
array view
distributive property
numbers up to 100
fluency
practice problems
discovery learning
educational software
From the text: Because we were interested in an app that we could use to teach  not just review  multiplication and could not find one, we decided to develop our own. The result is Fruit Plate Math, a free iPad app. The plates and fruits illustrate the equalsizegroups model of multiplication. Students can see groups as fruits on a plate or as fruits arranged in an array. The app also shows four different ways of representing the number of fruits, as a ``groups of" statement, as a multiplication expression, as the total number of fruits, and as a repeated addition expression.