UPDATED: This product has been re-posted as a Microsoft PowerPoint slideshow. There should now be no issues opening the file.
Let me explain the reason I decided to utilize this presentation in my classroom: The foundation of my classroom's math program is Singapore Math. I have embraced the program over the past 4 years and believe in the “Concrete, Pictorial, and Abstract” methodology. I do not have a curriculum in my classroom, but have many resources with which to write my lesson plans and make up any homework pages. I wanted something to add to the pictorial side of my teaching and so came my software. I wanted something that I could use to add variety to my lessons/reviews and assess my students' understanding of the material.
I want my children to know their numbers, both as numerals and words. They love the programs and they have really learned a lot from the practice. It does not take a lot of time and that is very important from my perspective. I can also easily diversify how I use them. My teenage son does the technical work, as I am not a very good computer person; and he has been able to meet my specifications, making the presentations look the way I have found best sustains my students' attention and accomplishes my teaching goals. I use my programs two or three times a week to review material. Once I teach something, I never “turn loose” of that material. My students review those areas regularly, because they learn just like me.
This program uses minimalistic colors and motion to help teach place values to elementary-level students. The slideshow begins with "twenty," followed by "thirty." The order continues up to "hundred," which is followed by "thousand," then "million," and so on until "quintillion" (while most students will never need to learn numbers this high, the idea is to expose students to new material).
At first, the name of the number is displayed. When the teacher clicks or touches the arrow at the bottom of the screen, the name moves off-screen to reveal the number itself.
The program runs as a slideshow, so teachers can display it with a projector and control the slideshow from their computers. The program is also touch-friendly for teachers with interactive whiteboards or tablet computers.
NOTE: In order to view this program properly, you must have one of the following installed on your system:
- Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010
- Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013 (recommended)
- Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer (free download from Microsoft)