Gizmos are online simulations that power inquiry and understanding. Our classroom was one of the chosen few in the building to receive a laptop cart and wireless Internet. We are so excited for some awesome new opportunities to explore this year! Gizmos is one of the programs we will be using to explore on the laptops.
Your child has a log-in and password for Gizmos (as of 9-8-10) in the back of his/her planner. We have selected several introductory math simulations for students to use. These include:
1. Cannonball Clowns (estimation)
2. Rounding Whole Numbers
3. Target Sum Card Game (Close to 100)
4. Number Line Frog Hop (Addition and Subtraction)
As we explore more Gizmos in class, we will make them available on your child's account. In order to access your child's account, use the navigation bar on the right side of this blog. Under the heading "Our Favorite Math Sites," the first choice is Gizmos. This will be available for the remainder of this school year.
What is your favorite Gizmos so far? :)