Digital Teaching and Learning

Easel Algebra I Lite

Algebra multiple choice questions with whiteboard space to write. Includes tutorial. Only 30 problems in the Lite version.

  • Cost: Free
  • Skills Taught: Number Sense & Algebra
  • Offline functionality: 90%
  • Accessibility Issues: This app was used with the various Accessibility features of the iPad turned on. The following issues/concerns or attributes of these features were found: Voice Over: When the voice over is turned on, the user cannot open the sample test booklet. Also, there is no way to open the booklet and then turn on the voice over. The math problems have a show me feature video of prerecorded teacher explanations of each problem. This allows the user to hear and see the problems. However, without the voice over, the actual problem and choices are not read to the student. Zoom: The zoom works well with this app but the student does need to scroll around the screen to see all of the text. Layout: The layout is clean, uncluttered and easy to read. The Whiteboard space for students to work out problems themselves has plenty of room to work out the problem. When the user plays the "show me" tutorial video, the problem is written in different colors and is easy to read and follow. The directions are simple and easy to follow. It would be nice for the voice over to work so the actual problem and choices are read to the student.
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  • Keywords: algebra, factoring, propoerties, slope, expressions
  • Requirements:
  • Type: software
  • Device(s): iPad
  • Subject Area: Math
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  • Grade Level: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Date Added: Mar 9, 2011
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