# The Math Learning Center Blog

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## Spring Into Math with MLC Math Apps

It’s spring! The sun is shining, plants are growing, and frogs and bugs abound. At The Math Learning Center, we’ve created some fun activities with springtime themes to help get your math blooming! Like February’s popular Share the Math Love celebration, each of the following activities includes the Share Your Work feature. You can send students a link or code to access the activity, and students...
Kim Markworth, Director of Content Development

## Welcome, One Hundred!

The 100th day of school is nigh! This point in the school year is significant for its place value importance, but it also indicates that the school year is more than half over. It is an exciting milestone for children, sometimes a relief for teachers, and a reason to celebrate for all. At MLC, the past few months have given us our own reason to celebrate the growing popularity of our free math...
Kim Markworth, Director of Content Development

## Exploring Patterns with the Math Learning Center’s New Number Chart App

The hundreds chart is an amazing tool for counting, skip counting, adding, subtracting, multiplying, exploring patterns, investigating place value, problem solving, and more. The standard hundreds chart – with 10 rows of 10 and starting with 1 in the upper left corner – has been used in elementary classrooms for decades to allow for these very opportunities. In more recent years, charts of...
Patrick Vennebush, Chief Learning Officer
Kim Markworth, Director of Content Development

## Place Value Activities and The Number Pieces App

The Number Pieces app is an excellent tool for teaching and learning place value. Here are a few activities that you can use with kids in grades 1–2. These activities explore base ten concepts and models within 1,000 that will help lay the foundation for learning double-digit computation. Activity 1: Ask the child to show a certain number using the base ten pieces. For example, 3 tens, 7 ones, and...
Jami Smith

Jami Smith

## The Number Rack App

Watch a short video on how to download and use the Number Rack App. Jami Smith is a media specialist for MLC.
Jami Smith

## The Number Line App

Watch a short video on how to download and use the Number Line App. Jami Smith is a media specialist for MLC.
Jami Smith

## MLC at NCTM Louisville

MLC will showcase our new edition of Bridges in Mathematics as well as our growing collection of free virtual manipulatives at the NCTM regional conference November 6-8 in Louisville, Kentucky. On Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 Pia Hansen, director of professional development, will present an Introduction to Bridges Second Edition. We hope all who attend will join us to learn more about work...
Jami Smith

## The Number Pieces App

Watch a short video on how to download and use the Number Pieces App. For examples of the Number Pieces App in the classroom, check out our pinterest board. Jami Smith is a graphic designer and social media manager for MLC.
Jami Smith

## The Geoboard App

Watch this short video to learn how to download and use the geoboard app. For examples of the Geoboard App in action, check out our youtube playlist and our pinterest board.
Jami Smith