I went out for Dim Sum today and here's my fortune from my fortune cookie - you know I only keep the good fortunes!
It's a keeper!
I was introduced to this Ipad app Thinking Blocks recently, which is also available online.
It reinforces building models to go with word problems along with labeling items correctly. I find from working with students that a lot of the time they aren't even reading the problem at all.
I'm hoping that now that October is around the corner some cooler weather will soon follow!