Grades8 to 12
In the ClassroomUse as a search engine for mathematics students. Sort results to find explanations of how to solve an equation, what an equation is used for, as well as videos and examples of an equation in use. IN chemistry class, search for examples of chemical equations and places where they are used.
GradesK to 2
In the ClassroomShare this site (video or activity) on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Use at a center to provide self-directed explorations. Offer on your class website as a resource for home use. Assign different areas to students based on their strengths and weaknesses. Provide this website as a guide to parents to practice necessary skills for young students.
GradesK to 7
tag(s): addition (239), alphabetical order (19), capitalization (18), compasses (4), decimals (131), division (169), earth (231), fractions (235), geometric shapes (165), homophones (16), keyboarding (37), map skills (81), maps (292), money (188), multiplication (221), number sense (95), reading comprehension (119), sign language (8), spelling (167), subtraction (199), synonyms (38), time (139), vocabulary (324)
In the ClassroomCreate a link to activities and tests on classroom computers to use for review. Share a link to the site on your class website or blog for practice at home. Assign the "tests" for homework practice.
GradesK to 4
tag(s): addition (239), division (169), geometric shapes (165), logic (239), multiplication (221), number sense (95), numbers (199), origami (17), patterns (85), problem solving (274), substitutes (21)
In the ClassroomBookmark this site to use as a resource for great hands-on (or feet on!) math activities. Share activities with parents as suggestions to promote math talk at home. Use ideas from the site for math centers, homework, math fairs, and more! Create a math GAME DAY using ideas from this site. Share videos on the site with parents embedded in your website or blog or during an open house. Challenge your students to create their own "everyday math" videos and/or activities to share with the class. Share the videos using a tool such as SchoolTube reviewed here. Have a Math Fun Day and share the videos and activities. If able, invite parents in to participate.
Grades8 to 12
In the ClassroomUse activities, lessons, and homework available here to supplement current classroom materials. Share the short parent section with parents to explain the philosophy behind activities. Use these lessons to help integrate Common Core Standards into your classroom.
Grades4 to 8
In the ClassroomUse this site on your interactive whiteboard (or projector) to demonstrate different kinds of triangles and angle measurements. Change triangle dimensions and ask students to define the category they fall into. Have volunteers come up to the whiteboard and change the measurements of a triangle, while the rest of the class guesses what type of triangle is now created. Create a work station using this site and allow students to explore the different measurements on their own.
Grades3 to 12
tag(s): problem solving (274)
In the ClassroomThere are a variety of projects presented at different grade levels. Don't hesitate to look at one that seems beyond or below your grade level. They are easily adaptable. For instance, the one by Biz World created for third through fifth grade students to experience entrepreneurship can easily be adapted to a product that high school students might be interested in such as earrings, designing a class ring, or a video explaining how to conquer levels in a video game.
Grades4 to 7
In the ClassroomShare activities on your interactive whiteboard or projector to complete as a class or as a math center. Create a link on classroom computers to use as a math center. Share this site with parents through your classroom website or newsletter as a resource for math practice at home.
Grades2 to 12
In the ClassroomBookmark this site for use when looking up math terms. Have some fun with the Hawaiian translations provided. Give students the Hawaiian word and see if they can find the word and definition it goes with! Share this site through your classroom newsletter, website, or blog for students to use at home. Challenge students to create a talking avatar using a photo or other image (legally permitted to be reproduced). The avatars can be used to explain a term defined on the site. Use a site such as Blabberize (reviewed here). Post these avatars on your classroom website to have your own talking math dictionary!
Grades6 to 12
tag(s): angles (86), area (68), assessment (105), charts and graphs (195), decimals (131), equations (153), estimation (46), measurement (159), negative numbers (22), percent (83), pythagorean theorem (33)
In the ClassroomBookmark and save this site as a resource for classroom activities and assessments relating to Common Core standards. Share this site with others in your department as a resource for developing and implementing activity based lessons. View videos as part of your (and your department's) professional development sessions. This is an excellent site for any Math department head or curriculum leader to use when leading fellow teachers.
Grades3 to 12
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tag(s): division (169), equations (153), exponents (42), fractions (235), logic (239), mixed numbers (14), multiplication (221), operations (123), polynomials (30), probability (131), problem solving (274), pythagorean theorem (33), sequences (16), square roots (23)
In the ClassroomShare portions of the site as needed on your interactive whiteboard. Use the Problem Solver applications to demonstrate and share any problems you want to work out as a class. Have students use the Problem Solver and then write a journal entry describing the steps used in solving the problem. Assign different portions of the Math History section of the site to students to use when learning math history or as a backdrop to put concepts into context. Share this site on your website or blog as a resource for students to use at home. Use discussion topics from the site's forum in your classroom. An example would be to discuss the topic if math is the most boring or difficult subject and why.
GradesK to 5
tag(s): addition (239), classroom management (148), decimals (131), differentiation (50), division (169), fractions (235), measurement (159), multiplication (221), number sense (95), numbers (199), place value (55), subtraction (199)
In the ClassroomBookmark and save this site for use when implementing math centers or guided math activities. This site offers many ideas for math games, use these as a resource for your classroom. Modify activities as needed for your own use. Differentiate for multiple skill levels using the management tips shared here. Looking for specific content ideas? Choose from the Quick Clicks on the right side of the page to find ideas that have been posted on the blog.
Grades8 to 12
In the ClassroomShare activities on your interactive whiteboard (or projector) to complete as a class or allow students to explore on their own. Share this site with parents and students through your classroom website or newsletter as a resource for math practice at home.
GradesK to 12
In the ClassroomPresentation materials on this site would be excellent to use when sharing ideas for teaching vocabulary skills with fellow teachers. Bookmark and share this site as a resource for math vocabulary teaching materials for use on word walls, flashcards, lessons, and more. Print out key vocabulary words for your students to learn. Or simply put the URL for a specific list or section on your website for students to access both in and out of the classroom.
Grades1 to 8
In the ClassroomCreate games for any subject for review before testing or practice throughout the year. Share your educational games on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Assign games for homework or use on classroom computers as centers. If possible, allow cooperative learning groups to create their own educational review games to share with the class. Learning support or ELL teachers could work together with small groups to create games, reinforcing learning both in making and playing the games.
GradesK to 5
tag(s): addition (239), charts and graphs (195), data (151), division (169), fractions (235), geometric shapes (165), measurement (159), money (188), multiplication (221), place value (55), problem solving (274), subtraction (199), variables (21)
In the ClassroomBookmark this site and explore as you begin new units throughout the year. Search by grade level and content to find lessons, practice items, and more specific to your needs. Share the link to activities for students to practice at home for homework, test review, or end of year practice.
Grades6 to 12
In the ClassroomChoose a video or create your own videos for students to use for review. After students view a video that has the questions, show one that doesn't, and have students generate questions for it. Assign videos for students to view at home or in the computer lab. Use them as a springboard for engaging writing prompts or to spark a discussion connected with a unit of study. Challenge students to do a compare/contrast activity using an online Venn Diagram tool reviewed here. Most of the videos are less than twenty minutes, which makes it realistic to use them in a one-period class lesson.
Show a video or two with your class and discuss the set up of the lesson. Discuss the difference between basic comprehension questions and open-ended questions. Show your students an inspirational video or two from TED reviewed here. As a class, pick out eight or ten of the TED videos and allow students to sign up to work on one of the videos. Have cooperative learning groups develop a TED Ed video lesson. You will need to proofread all work using a word processor, before allowing students to upload their questions on TED Ed.