This site has math fact worksheets, place value problems, addition without carrying, subtraction without borrowing, suites of multiplication tests using various methodologies, fractions and more. It’s done wonders for my kids. I hope it does the same for yours.
Teach your students the right way to Google
In the age of the split-second Google search, it’s more critical than ever to train students to distinguish between primary and secondary sources.
How to get more girls to code: Use Frozen’s Elsa
If you want to lure young girls into computer coding, go straight to the heart — which these days is likely to inhabit the magical snowy landscape of Frozen. Code.org announced Wednesday that it had teamed up with Disney Interactive on a tutorial that lets young programmers help Frozen sisters Anna and Elsa make ice fractals and skating patterns using basic coding skills.
Special education communication apps
These apps are intended to help special-needs students build communication skills
Blended Learning: It’s Not the Tech, It’s How the Tech is Used
Since the 1970s we’ve known of Moore’s Law, which states the processing power of computers will double every two years. Forty years later, computers are presumably a million times more powerful. The education world is finally beginning to harness this power, taking us far beyond the origins of computer labs where students clicked away at the Oregon Trail and practiced word processing. Finally, we’re starting to reach a point where adaptive online programs engage students with rigorous academic content at their exact level while providing teachers with detailed data, allowing us to better group students and meet their unique needs.
PBS launches math series for kids in ‘Odd Squad’
Consider this math problem: PBS leaves the train station headed west under a full head of steam to find a new series to teach math to youngsters. Tim McKeon and Adam Peltzman leave a train station at top speed headed east with an idea for a show…
Make the math connection with four interactive online learning adventures for middle school classrooms. Students will enjoy these brain-boosting explorations that use digital media in innovative and creative ways. Virtual environments, simulations, videos and interactive math activities challenge and motivate students to actively engage in learning. Choose one, two or all of these great web resources; then watch your students’ knowledge soar.
A great lesson plan that needs no resources apart from cooperative students!
As a result of this activity, students will be able to recognize and extend patterns made out of physical objects.”
Students will be creating patterns out of people, and extending patterns created by others. Either pick students as needed or form groups ahead of time–groups should be big enough to form relatively complex patterns, about 4-6 people. One group at a time will create a pattern using the members of their group.
Space Race is a multi-player racing game for multiplication. Students race against each other in space answering multiplication problems. How quickly the student correctly answers the multiplication problem determines how quickly the spaceship will go. The student with the fastest rate of correct answers will win the race. Hits and misses are recorded and displayed at the end of the game, along with the student’s rate. 1-4 players can play at once.
Picture Arithmetic is freeware that allows pupils to practice the four rules of arithmetic. Ten questions are set and marked with each correct answer causing part of a mystery picture to be revealed. By editing the teacher’s control pages, the teacher can control the degree of difficulty of the questions set and/or select a particular number to add, subtract, multiply or divide by
Get the link from Pivotal Magazine
Some fast food restaurants have nutrition calculators that let you build a meal and see the fat grams go up as you add more food. Although I shy away from corporate web sites normally (and am in no way endorsing a restaurant or commenting about the value of fast food), I think the math is interesting:
– A “running total” is a good concept for kids who are learning about addition. They learn that you can add more than two numbers, and that you don’t have to start over with a new problem each time.
– Kids will use their chart reading skills to process the information.
– Many incorporate “Percent of Daily Values” which gives you a chance to talk about percentages.
– The exercise is a good application of math to nutrition.