A kindergarten teacher at one of my elementary schools signed up to do a quick lesson focused on measurement using the iPads. I really had to think long and hard about which app we should use to make this lesson meaningful. Suddenly, it hit me that we should use one of my FAVORITE (and FREE!) math manipulative apps, SchoolKit Math!
SchoolKit Math is a powerhouse of virtual manipulatives. If I were still in the classroom then I would suggest that my students' parents download this app if they have a tablet at home. Look at all of the manipulatives that are included when you launch the app:
This lesson was SUPER easy and the kids were fully engaged. They used their math skills from start to finish. It is a great alternative to use the manipluatives on the iPad if you don't have enough real manipulatives for each child or if you need to do a quick lesson that involves minimal clean-up :) I am confident that YOU could attempt to carry this lesson out on your own! Give it a try and let me know how it goes :)