Besides engagement and fun, the power of iPads for teaching primary mathematics is that we have the ability to capture student learning and thinking and to connect with other learners in unprecedented ways. Below are student examples of this.

**Numeracy**

- Subtraction Story using Draw and Tell (free)
- Stories About Five using Number Frames (free)
- Problem Solving using iMovie (comes with iPad)
- Odd and Even Numbers using 100s Board (paid) and Draw and Tell (free)
- Representing Numbers (tens and ones) using Number Frames app (free)
- Two digit addition using Camera (comes with iPad) and Skitch (free)
- Regrouping for two digit addition (video) using the Camera. (another example)

**Measurement**

- Capacity using Draw and Tell (free)
- Comparing Weight using Draw and Tell
- Comparing Length using Skitch (free)

**Geometry**

- Finding Triangles in the Environment using Draw and Tell
- Finding Squares in the Environment using Draw and Tell
- Creating Shapes with Three Corners using Geoboard (free) and Draw and Tell
- Replicating a Shape with Camera
- Finding and Labeling Shapes using Pic Collage for Kids
- Sorting Shapes (photo)
- Shapes using Book Creator
- Describing 3D Shapes using Draw and Tell

**Math with Twitter **

- Geometric Shape Riddles
- Making up Addition Stories
- Open-ended problem-solving with other classes (Aggregated with a hashtag.)

**Other**

- For teachers: 3D Geometry unit (iTunes)
- This iTunes U course has lots of ideas for hands on, open-ended math using iPad. The link will take you directly to the course on an iPad.
- Innovate With iPad by Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen is a practical, hands-on guide for using apps in creative ways in the classroom.

I have your book Connected from the Start. I also follow your on twitter. You are doing some amazing things with technology. I understand you were just away – showing others what you do, is there anything coming up that I might catch one of your sessions?

Love what you do,

Shaun

Thanks so much, Shaun. I do have things coming up, but it depends where you live… You can email me with that info if you are uncomfortable sharing it in this space. kathyrcassidy[at]gmail[dot]com

I am in Manitoba at Stony Mountain School in the Interlake School Division, just north of Winnipeg.

I had seen you used Avatars, what program did you use to create the Avatars.

Shaun

Hi Shaun. I’m not sure which avatars you are referring to, but I THINK you mean the iOS app Tellagami.

Ok, thanks,

Shaun