Math lessons aren’t just pencil, paper and calculator anymore, as today’s students enjoying high tech math lessons are picking up valuable lifelong skills.
Elementary teachers at Martin Walker Elementary School are using interactive computer applications with hands on technology and math enrichment.
Fourth and fifth grade students are learning algebra with an app called Hands On Equations.
The program uses an iPad app along with hands on manipulatives to teach students algebra, solving for “y” and more complex problems solving for both “x” and “y” using both positive and negative numbers.
This program is ideal for teaching higher level problem solving using algebraic concepts, said Assistant Principal Rebekah Shuck.
“Our students love being able to learn these skills knowing that they are getting ready for junior high school-level math,” she said. “It is a great way to extend their knowledge.