OVERVIEW: This program provides a great way to help you implement the ideals of UDL into your classroom. It provides multiple means of representation and engagement for your students. It is a comprehensive package that you can install on your computer for a fee that allows you to make your teaching more visual and relateable to your students.
SMART Notebook Math Tools includes tools for displaying geometric shapes, graphs, equations, and measurements. Rather than having several different programs for each of these topics, this allows you to have everything you need in one place.
This program allows you to make topics like fractions interactive and visually stimulating for students. By incorporating pictures from real life, such as a picture of a pizza, you can use the virtual tools to divide the pizza into equal slices to teach about fractions. Using real-life applications in your teaching of math is imperative for student engagement. The visual aspect of this program is great, not only for students with disabilities, but for EVERY student in your class. Using this tool would help you implement the ideals behind Universal Design for Learning since your method of delivering the information would contain several modes of representation.
Please watch this tutorial of how to incorporate SMART Notebook Math Tools in your classroom for a brief description of everything Smart Notebook Math Tools has to offer.