Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wednesday

I suspect we'll sleep like the dead tonight, after the day we had in the snow.

A few new math apps we love (for the ipad; some are also available for the iphone/itouch), thanks to recommendations from our school's technology teacher:

Operation Math - focused on basic operations but in a fun way that has a lot of motivation built in. A spy theme, which is very catchy and fun! A polished game-like way to practice.

Math Bingo - a slower and lower key way to practice basic math facts using bingo. Highly rated and recommended by several sites from kids to grandparents.

Mathemagics - a tutorial style approach to learning short cuts and the magic behind numbers. May need an adult to help explain and walk through some of the problems.

Skynumbers - a challenging, fun way to use mental math in a game setting and sharpen those skills very quickly before items fall to the ground from the sky!

Happy Wednesday.

12 comments:

Sammi said...

Oh! I adore the first picture, Lecia.

I only hope it doesn't get that cold here, I was hoping for an early spring, not a late winter. Snow and scooter's just don't mix!

Darcy said...

Another great set of photos. We've had almost no snow here on the east coast - I'm jealous.

Cathy said...

I'll bet the snow was a real treat. Great pics.

Jess said...

I love the snowman by the water! That looks like a very satisfying snow day :)
We've yet to have a 'real' snowfall here, just little ones 1/2 inch here and 1/2 inch there.

Tracy said...

The trees heavy with snow. The cobweb. My favorites.

Anonymous said...

How I wish I were there! We have not seen a single flake up here. The boys are growing to be such handsome sports

gia said...

Oh I fondly remember the "math iditarod" game from my 3rd grade. To win our little game in class- as a girl- was really special. Games with kids and subjects like that are a great idea.

emily said...

jealous of the snow and related hunkering down. and off now to download some math games on the ipad, thank you very much!

rebecca said...

so cold and cozy! looks like you had great fun.

molly said...

I've heard tell from family of all the snow Seattle's seen, but this really brings it home. Holy cow!

Thank you, also, for the math apps. Just the thing to spice up our weekend.

KPiep said...

THanks for the math app ideas!

Your snow is lovely. I"m really missing it this year.

Francesca said...

goodness, that's a lot of snow!
are they free apps? i'll go and check! Thanks for the links!