Teaching Table is a Math App for the iPad that allows math teachers to create interactive lessons for their students. The teacher-created lessons allow students to interact with digital manipulatives to solve problems and learn math concepts.
This is a great iPad app for Math that allows educators to create lessons that match their curriculum. Teachers will no longer be forced to purchase apps off the store to address single concepts and lessons; teaching table is adaptable to any lesson by using visual representations of math concepts within an interactive user interface for the learner.
Using Teaching Table, educators can create and share lessons with one another in just minutes. The lessons, designed for the iPad, are mobile and can be used anywhere. They can also be customized for entire classes, small, groups, or even individual learners. Whatever the math concept, Teaching Table is a great tool for math teachers to allow students to master it.
Since the teacher is able to design the lesson, the lesson has the potential to be more personalized and engaging to the learner. The lessons are far more engaging than any worksheet or page of exercises.
Teachers can email lessons to teachers, students, parents, or ‘submit to marketplace’ the lessons they create. (At the time of this post the Marketplace is still under construction and the developer is requesting lessons to aid in its design and implementation.)
The app comes with a very thorough interactive tutorial on how to create a lesson. Great care was given to giving instruction to the teacher.
Designing a lesson is easy and quick. A widget bar can be made to appear at the bottom of the page for any lesson to give you a variety of manipulatives to use in each lesson. Counters, money. place value blocks, polygons, fractions, and dice are some of the manipulatives you can use in the creation of your lessons. You can also design your counting areas, insert text boxes, and insert multiple choice questions and ‘program’ the correct answer. Pretty slick!
I have seen math classrooms full of wonderful manipulatives for teaching students to solve math problems, now all can be included in the iPad as well.