I have to be honest. As a former (recovering?) ELAR teacher, the study of math usually leaves me confused and with a headache. But, even I was able to enjoy the study of mathematics when I discovered a new collaborative math tool: Math Whiteboard.
What Is Math Whiteboard and Why Should I Care?
This website, Math Whiteboard, was designed by math educators to provide a collaborative way to experience mathematics principles. They looked at research on the best ways to learn math and applied them in creating their math tool. And did I mention that it’s completely free for teachers, tutors, and students, always and forever?
How Do You Use Math Whiteboard?
Math Whiteboard is web-based and runs on any browser. So there is no software to install. It has a keyboard interface for entering math notations on your computer keyboard or via the virtual keyboard, or you can use a touch screen.
The tool has these features:
- Math handwriting recognition
- Erase with a scribble
- Graph equations with ease
- Create a slider for different inputs into problems
- Drag and drop PDF files onto the board
- Computer algebra system for solving simple to complex equations
The teacher can create a collaborative whiteboard by selecting “Create a Whiteboard Now” and then share it with students by clicking “Copy Link.” You can then paste the link into an email, online document, website, LMS, etc.
Math Whiteboard Video Tutorial
If you want to learn more, the wonderful Eric Curts has one one-hour video tutorial on Math Whiteboard that will show you everything you need to know. I hope you enjoy trying out this new math tool. Let us know what you think in the comments!