Visnos Virtual Math Manipulatives
Visnos is an interactive math website that provides many different math tools to allow teachers to show math visually and allow students to explore with the tools.
Visnos can be used with grades one-five as there are activities for telling time, fractions, multiplication tables, subtraction facts, angles, measurement using a protractor.
- Be able to select the appropriate tool and apply it to their current learning target in math.
- Launch: To launch is to set or start in motion.
To prepare for this lesson:
Go to the Visnos Maths Free Interactive website.
The teacher may choose to preview the selected tool for a video tutorial. This can be done by first launching the application. Next, click on the circle with the arrow in the upper right hand corner.
Watch the video The Fraction Wall for using fractions.
View the website Core Standards for Math
Choose which tutorials would be best suited for your students.
Note: Some apps within Visnos have connections to other apps within Visnos.
See Accommodations Page and Charts on the 21things4students.net site in the Teacher Resources.
Directions for this activity:
- The teacher will give the students a list of tutorials they should be using in Visnos.
- The student clicks on the selected math tool in Visnos. This can be done by first launching the application.
- If a tutorial is needed on how to use the tool, click on the circle with the arrow in the upper right-hand corner.
- By clicking the circle with the ( i ) a document with directions will be provided.
- The circle with the red x will close the app and bring you back to the start page.
- If needed have the students watch the video tutorial for using fractions.
Different options for assessing the students:
- Check for understanding
- Teacher checks that the students are using the common core math practices as they use Visnos.
MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.
1a. Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
1b. Students build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning process.
1c. Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
1d. Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.
Devices and Resources
CONTENT AREA RESOURCES
Students can write an explanation of how to solve using Visnos and share.
Students can draw a diagram of the math tool that they used.
The teacher can have students present a question connected to math and present how it is solved with Visnos to the class.
This task card was created by Julie Hoehing, Lake Shore Public Schools, April 2018.