Unit 3  Math
The use of interactive whiteboards to support math instruction elevates visual affordances. For instance, tools such as the virtual protractor are easier for many students to manipulate and use for measuring than the smaller, "real" protractor. A recent study in Ontario concluded that "the IWB’s facility in helping students to visualize key concepts and procedures on a much larger physical scale was noted by students as being helpful to their learning" (Bruce et al, 2011). A similar study in the UK also found positive results in student engagement "Pupils gained from the IAW because they
appreciated the visualization of structures more readily than through verbally dominated approaches" (Glover & Miller, 2004).
Another strength of IWB use is the enhancement of shared student reasoning. Tools, previous work, diagrams and webpages can be generated or accessed quickly on an IWB. This assists students in conveying their ideas, consolidating understanding and justifying problem solving methods (Bruce et al, 2011).
Another strength of IWB use is the enhancement of shared student reasoning. Tools, previous work, diagrams and webpages can be generated or accessed quickly on an IWB. This assists students in conveying their ideas, consolidating understanding and justifying problem solving methods (Bruce et al, 2011).

This short video provides the steps to creating a lesson to practice odd/even numbers for students in early elementary. It should be noted that SMART Notebook 2015 has been used and some of the features shown in the video are not available with older versions of the software.
This short video demonstrates some of the Math specific functionality available in the SMART Notebook software to determine the interior angles of polygons.
Promethean Boards also have a variety of math tools available. Watch this two minute video to learn how to use the protractor and ruler.


This next video will provide you with instructions on how to create a grid as a background on your Promethean Board.

Download this flipchart about the Pythagorean Theorem.


For a fun way to review math concepts, download this Math Jeopardy flipchart that reviews concepts such as square roots, prime and composite numbers, order of operations, and scientific notation and expanded form.

