As I was making my rounds this morning at Kennedy Elementary, I was snagged by Beth Kerber and asked some LearnPad questions. She was understandably shocked at the less than ideal performance by some of her fourth graders on a basic subtraction facts quiz. Chalk it up to summer brain-drain, a full moon, or any number of other excuses, but the bottom line was that these students needed a solid fact foundation to build upon. Right now, we needed a way to address this concern.
I described how LearnPads could be used to differentiate and allow all students to practice the facts that are most meaningful to their development. After leaving her classroom, I came back to my office (that little room off of the library - come find me and say hello) and built a basic Fact Practice lesson for the LearnPads.
Within this lesson (QR Code below) there are six categories.
Addition, subtraction, place value, multiplication, division, and videos. These categories are populated with resources to address the needs of students in those areas. Or, in the case of the video tutorials, it will provide a chance to learn something new.
This lesson is available for everyone to use when ever you would like to use it. To check it out, grab a LearnPad and scan away! If you have an area of concern with your students, please talk with me about it. Perhaps, working together, we can find some resources that will be both helpful and fun for the child to learn.
Andrew G. Leiser