Number Frames help students structure numbers to five, ten, twenty, and one hundred. Students use the frames to count, represent, compare, and compute with numbers in a particular range.
The frames allow students see quantities as equal groups of other quantities and in relation to benchmark quantities. This helps primary students move away from one-by-one counting toward more efficient ways of counting and computing. As students advance, custom frames can be constructed to help visualize factors, products, fractional parts and more.
These virtual versions of number frames are open-ended educational tools, ideal for elementary classrooms and other learning environments that use iPads.
Number frames are a key model used in Bridges in Mathematics, second edition. Online preview available at: www.mathlearningcenter.org/bridges
• Use standard 5-, 10-, 20-, and 100-frames, or create custom frames up to 12 x 12.
• Choose from a variety of counters and colors. Drag single counters — or stacks of 5 and 10 — into frames or on to the workspace.
• Apply a 5s grid to frames to emphasize every 5th line and reinforce grouping by five.
• Hide and reveal counters with resizable covers to create your own problems and model strategies.
• Use the drawing tools to annotate work and show understanding.
• Add equations, expressions, and descriptions with the math text and writing tools.
• Share your work by saving an image or providing a share code to others.
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New features in Version 2:
• Counters are easily duplicated for use in number counting, comparison and operations activities.
• Share your work by saving an image or url, or providing a sharing code to others. Great for creating the initial setup of an activity, then sharing it with students so they can explore it further.
• Enter text directly from your keyboard with the new writing tool. Add labels, descriptions, or instructional text to your work.
• More easily edit equations and other math text using a traditional text field.
• Drawings on the workspace stay visible when the drawing palette is closed.
• Hide and reveal jumps, numbers, and other elements with resizable covers.
Version 2.0.3 includes a number of improvements and bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Engaging and easy to use
Great app for homeschool! Kids love using the iPad so this app helps keep them focused during math lessons. Easy to figure out, and can be used with many different math curriculum. Free an no ads!
You NEED This if you use Singapore Math Strategies
Awesome! Very versatile for direct and/or guided instruction.
Great App for the Classroom!
This app is very visual, and coincides with ten frame work done in the classroom. More information about how the app works would be desirable, because the functions of the app are not all intuitive. Great for working with students learning about ten frames.
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