I’ll be honest with you – I was a student who REALLY struggled with math in school. I couldn’t see how it applied to every-day life or other learning subjects. I know that if my teachers had provided me with this tool growing up, it would have been a GAME-CHANGER. I created this math tool with my younger self and students in mind!
All teachers have their favorite go-to methods for teaching math to their students. If students are struggling with memorizing math concepts, you may want to try this fun, interactive method!
Interactive VocAPPulary™ is a simple, yet effective way for students to learn vocabulary on a specific topic! What is unique about Interactive VocAPPulary™ is that it combines the use of illustration, word walls, and flashcards in a trendy, student-friendly package.
Creating drawings for each vocabulary word is not only creative fun, but it also allows students to create a visual that they can reference when trying to memorize a new word or concept. The innovative process of coming up with an image that represents the word, will further ingrain that concept into the student’s mind.
Flashcards have been around forever! That’s because they work! They are so effective because they utilize active recall. The repetitive process of actively trying to remember a definition allows information to move from short term memory to long term memory. Eventually, you can close your eyes and picture the words without having to flip the flashcard over to view the definition or answer. Interactive VocAPPulary™ is, well, interactive! Students can flip the image up to reveal a definition. Each “Smartphone” contains essentially 16 flashcards on each unit!
Interactive VocAPPulary™ is essentially a hand-held word wall! Students can group that information together, decorating their Smartphones and viewing the images and vocabulary words together. It takes the fun concept of Smartphones and has students designing their own unique apps. Each “Smartphone” has a theme or unit – such as “Ecosystems” -with 16 apps reflecting that theme.
Interactive VocAPPulary™ combines the very best strategies for learning vocabulary and presents them in a fun way your students will simply LOVE! They can put their Smartphones on a ring, combining the units for the entire year!
So far I have designed a Math Bundle, a Vocabulary Builder, and Earth Science VocAPPulary™, but there will be many more units to come! Follow StudentSavvy on TpT to receive updates for the next set of Interactive VocAPPulary!
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Other features of VocAPPulary™:
-The bundle contains an EDITABLE file so you can edit all the text on the “Smartphone”.
-Each unit file has an optional pre-illustrated (line art) version for students to color in if needed
-Each unit file has a sample projects (with an answer key) and instructions included.
Find the Math Bundle Interactive VocAPPulary™ here! (Contains Ratios, Fractions, Algebraic Expressions, Geometry, Statistics)
Other Interactive VocAppulary™ Resources:
Upper Elementary Vocabulary Builder (Prefixes and Suffixes)
Earth Science Bundle (Includes Ecosystems, Biomes, Weather, Photosynthesis, Rocks and Minerals, The Rock Cycle, Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes, and More!)