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Polypad
David Poras
Head of Content, MS Math Teacher
Asked a question 5 months ago

What new type of manipulative or tool would you most like to see on Polypad?

Where am I?

In Mathigon you can ask and answer questions and share your experience with others!

I'd love to be able to resize the polygons.

Minoli Dediwalage
Teacher, Acting Maths Learning Specialist and PhD student

Digital and Analogue clocks

Steve Phelps
Instructional Technology Consultant, Mathematics Consultant - HCESC

Since I am always thinking of probability simulations, it would be cool to be able to keep track of what is rolled or flipped or chosen in a table automatically for you. Dot plot on a number line, too.

Heather O'Brien
Associate Professor of Mathematics

I am going to give more than one.  ;-)

  1. For Numbers I would like Place  Value Discs with the bundling and un-bundling capability, as well as division representation
  2. For Geometry I would like a compass.
  3. For Geometry a Geoboard.  Although there are many other good Geoboard Apps available it would be nice if teachers did not have to send elementary students to another location.

I would love to have an abacus -- Japanese-style (Soroban) would be great. (1 five-bead and 4 one-beads for each place value.)

I would like an additional vertical bar (for =) to use for solving equations with algebra tiles (i.e equation mat).  

 

It would be great if, on Polypad, when you click on a drawn line's settings, something like "turn into a dashed line" would be an option. This would be for graphing inequalities or system of inequalities. Thank you!