MLC's Free Math Apps

Number Pieces App with share code
Mike Wallus, Director of Educator Support

In a remote environment, how can Bridges educators provide appropriate scaffolds and be responsive to student thinking? Sharing MLC apps with students can be a powerful approach, particularly when working with students in an asynchronous setting. 

What does it mean to share with an MLC app? Put simply, Bridges educators can build a “saved state” task that they share with their students by way of an 8-character share code or link. After completing the task, students can share their thinking with their teachers and classmates. 

For example, in the

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Tod Johnston & Kellie Petrick

Physical manipulatives are locked away in classrooms, so teachers, students, and families are turning to The Math Learning Center apps to support understanding of visual mathematics in a remote learning environment. Usage of these free virtual manipulatives and models has tripled over the last six weeks.

On Friday, May 1, more than 500 educators attended an MLC webinar on how the apps can be used to enrich learning. Participants became familiar with the apps by exploring a series of hands-on activities. Notably, participants learned how to produce share codes, eight-character codes that can be used to share a particular problem or activity within an app. Share codes were used with the Number Piece app to show how students might share ideas with their teacher.

Weren’t able to attend the webinar? Check out the recording.

Tod Johnston, Clarity Innovations Inc.

The Number Line app is the latest Math Learning Center app to be updated with the ability to share work between students and teachers. 

Collin Nelson

We’ve been talking with educators at conferences, in workshops, and online about how they use (and love) our apps. This feedback is critical to making sure our apps stay useful and relevant in your classroom. Earlier this summer we updated the Geoboard, Number Rack, and Number Pieces apps. Next on our to-do list was Number Line.

Jami Smith

The Math Learning Center is making updates to all of our free math apps. We’ve listened to your feedback, and we think you’re going to love the new features.

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