These apps can be used in the classroom, by students alone, or shared with parents and families to encourage kids to play outside and explore the natural world around them.
Grammatically, it’s an awful-sounding word: gamification, or as a verb, to “gamify” the classroom. Teachers, however, have found a powerful tool here.
There are indications that student math scores are slipping. But there is much that can be done in the classroom to elevate students’ overall understanding of mathematical concepts.
Imagine a math class where kids are hopping up and down, swinging their arms side to side, and shouting out numbers. They’re enjoying themselves—and they’re still learning.