In an effort to incorporate the iPads into small group intervention stations for middle school math, I spent a few hours collaborating with Cheryl Mutz, an NEISD district Math Instructional Specialist, to create an apptivity to support the study of sequences in 8th Math. The intervention apptivity would be used in a small group setting (two students to an iPad) and the students would have 30-45 minutes to complete the task.
Resources: I have included a iCardSort_Sequences_TaskCard (task card) and iCardSort_Sequences_Recording Sheet (recording sheet). The recording sheet is intended for students to show work or record answers if teachers choose not to use the email function on the iPad. (If teachers choose to use the email function, students will want to layer each individual sequence problem so all of the cards overlap. This way iCardSort views the cards as a group, or one problem, when it emails the written outline of information above the screenshot.) Check out iCardSort’s public deck repository… This deck is now available for anyone to download and utilize to easily replicate the apptivity.
iModel with Explain Everything: I have used Explain Everything to model how the iLesson could be delivered and the resources that have been provided within the iSequence apptivity.
Hungry for more iCardSort apptivities?
- iCardSort Lite (website): visit their public repository for pre-created decks and check out their newsletter for integration ideas.
- Elementary Science Example
- MS Math Example using vocabulary with handouts and lesson
- Sorting example for “Words 4 Students”
- Getting iN Touch with Vocabulary (using iCardSort and Graphic Organizers)
- Videos highlighting basic use and how to integrate in a literature circle