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Visually Demonstrate Math Concepts with SMART™ Notebook Math Tools

SMART Notebook Math ToolsCreate, explore, evaluate and solve with SMART Notebook Math Tools. As an add-on to the award-winning SMART Notebook software, this exciting program combines all the tools needed to teach math in a single application. Gone are the days of switching between multiple software applications for tools to make math engaging and understandable. The software’s customizable toolbar is built into SMART Notebook software, so it’s quick and easy for you to access and incorporate dynamic resources into your lessons.

With this software, teachers have an easy way to demonstrate math concepts visually, and make their lessons more interactive and easier to comprehend. SMART Notebook Math Tools provides teachers all the tools they need to progress through an entire math concept – from lesson preparation to graphing and solving complex equations.

The large selection of dynamic and intuitive tools includes an advanced equation editor, Texas Instruments™ emulator launcher, custom graph builder, shape divider, advanced measurement tools, and table and graphing tools. Teachers can easily demonstrate changes and relationships in math concepts using these flexible resources. The software also offers handwriting recognition for mathematical equations. Teachers and students can simplify, solve and graph handwritten equations, making SMART Notebook Math Tools ideal for use on a SMART Board™ interactive whiteboard.

SMART Math is now available for order. Call your AVI-SPL sales representative for more details (800) 282-6733 or email us at .

SMART Board with StarrMatica Means No More Boring Lessons!

StarrMatica logoStarrMatica is a collection of virtual manipulatives, instructional animations, practice activities and games which are designed for use with an interactive whiteboard, LCD projector or personal computer. If you have students who need some extra practice, or students that require more of a challenge, StarrMatica’s engaging content can be used at home. With StarrMatica, their progress can easily be tracked by teachers and parents!

With a subscription to StarrMatica, you can search over 2,000 resources by grade, topic and state standard. Whether you need to demonstrate the concept of rounding, differentiate instruction for fractions, or provide an intervention for summarizing, StarrMatica helps you find the right resource for your students.

A subscription to StarrMatica includes:

  • Animated instructional examples with voiceovers, which can be used as a lesson introduction or review.
  • Virtual manipulative that help you visually demonstrate difficult concepts during class instruction.
  • Practice activities and games, which can be used as guided practice problems or as a motivational learning tool for individual students.
  • Assessments that can be used to prepare for a test and to make data based decisions.

StarrMatica helps you get the most out of your interactive whiteboard investment by providing thousands of standards-based interactive resources that make it easy and practical for teachers to use their interactive whiteboards during daily classroom instruction. With optional individual student accounts to measure progress at home, StarrMatica gives you the resources you need to help your students become stars!

AVI-SPL would like to invite you to take an online tour of StarrMatica’s content, and then try StarrMatica for a week, free of charge. Please contact us at (800) 282-6733 or email us at