Saturday, December 13, 2014


CueThink is an application (iPad) I would love to see get some serious math love in schools and the online math community. I had the good fortune of being introduced to CueThink by the wonderful people at The Math Forum (thank you Suzanne). I simply want to give you a glimpse in hopes you'll take a tour of the app and teacher dashboard.

*Look over CueThink and keep potential in the back of your mind. The app already has fantastic features, but think how it could potentially support students in being better problem solvers.

Download the app. Take the tour:

What do you Notice? What do you Wonder?
  • Highlight text and see where it goes.
  • Make an ESTIMATE (so cool).
Choose your strategies:

Show and record your solution:
  • Cool tools on the right
  • Record the audio explanation of your solution
Review everything before you submit:

I was giddy exploring this app for the first time; seeing how well it could support students through the problem-solving process, seeing the functionality for feedback, and having a teacher dashboard. I know there's more to come to make this app even better, but think of the potential.

Teacher side: give students feedback at specific points of their recorded solution:

Hungry for more? Check out the CueThink teacher dashboard!



  1. "Giddy" is exactly how I'd describe the way plowed through this app as well! I was immediately on Twitter asking folks if they've used it and to share about their experiences. Though I haven't given it a "go" with students yet, I think this blog post by Caryn Trautz is worth a read for some food-for-thought.

    1. Thanks Cathy! So glad word is getting out about how great CueThink can be for our math students' problem solving skills!

    2. Hi Cathy,

      Thanks for sharing Caryn's post. Love to see what you both have to share in the future.

  2. Andrew,

    I love your post! You mentioned how teachers can give students feedback, but think of the potential for students to give their peers feedback as well. The goal of CueThink is to #makemathsocial by having students communicate about math, discuss, critique, and discover new ways to solve the same problem. Let me know if you have any questions about using CueThink in the classroom, I'd love to help!

    1. Hi Caryn,

      I totally forgot about this feature and it's connection to the social math classroom. Thanks for your offer to help.

  3. Andrew,

    Thanks for the shout out! Ditto to Caryn's comment - any q's any time!