Grades5 to 10
In the ClassroomIn the classroom, use Figure This to help differentiate instruction for all levels, especially the high-achievers and gifted students. Allow students to work independently, or work in pairs to solve challenges. Introduce the challenge on your interactive whiteboard projector. Then allow students to dive into the challenge! Use for gifted enrichment, or even a Math Challenge Day for a reward. Offer extra credit for the number of challenges solved. Use as a model to allow students to create their own challenges. Add to your website as a fun resource for students and families.
Grades2 to 12
In the ClassroomUse this site to explore symmetry with your students on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Watch what happens when you choose from the different available options. Discuss what emotions certain colors can induce. Have students create their own artwork then print and post to a class bulletin board display (or share on your class website or blog). Challenge students to identify the type or types of symmetry shown in each design. Use this site in both art and math class while learning about symmetry. Have students take screenshots and write about their creations.
GradesK to 8
In the ClassroomDisplay the virtual geoboard on your interactive whiteboard or projector to demonstrate what students create on their individual whiteboard. Younger students can use the online geoboards to practice creating squares, triangles, and more. Older students can use the geoboard to explore various triangle formations and angles. Create a link to this site on classroom computers for students to explore as a center. Use the print option on your computer to print creations formed with virtual geoboard for students to label and identify. Be sure to provide this link on your class website for students to access at home.
Grades6 to 12
In the ClassroomShare articles with students and replicate activities included in the article. Share the video demonstrations on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Challenge cooperative learning groups to create videos after reading articles and attempting activities. Share the videos on a site such as TeacherTube reviewed here. Use activities in the article as inspiration for Math night activities or Math Fair projects.
Grades3 to 7
In the ClassroomIntroduce math concepts in a unique way, using Cyberchase adventures on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Use this site at your centers/stations to practice, use, and apply math and science skills. Put a link on your class website for students to use for review, reinforcement, and enrichment.
Grades1 to 7
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In the ClassroomSongs on this site would be great to use to introduce and review concepts addressed in the songs: onomatopoeia, prime numbers, or plants. Share songs with students and challenge them to write their own songs. Share them using a tool such as SchoolTube reviewed here. Create a link on your class website for students to access from home.
Grades1 to 4
In the ClassroomShare these highly engaging videos on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Preview, present, and review literacy and math concepts. Use this site as a whole class activity or at learning centers. Encourage "homework" using this video game style. Extend the concepts presented into other subjects like writing. Create your own class adventures while students choose literacy superpowers to defeat the unknown!
GradesK to 3
In the ClassroomBookmark and save this site as a resource for math and literacy resources correlated to Common Core standards. Although geared toward the state of Tennessee, modify and use the guides for parents as a handout during open houses. Provide links to portions of the family section of the site on your classroom website to provide tips for helping students at home. Share videos and professional information from the site during staff development sessions.
GradesK to 12
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In the ClassroomSuper Maths Games make great computer center activities. Create a link to games desired and have students play at their own pace. Share a link to games on your classroom website or blog. Some activities are multi-player. These would make fun games to play on your interactive whiteboard either with several players or by splitting your class into teams.
GradesK to 5
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In the ClassroomInclude links to tutorials, practice, and assessment activities on classroom computers for students to complete independently. Create a link to activities on your classroom website or blog for students to access at home for independent practice.
Grades4 to 12
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In the ClassroomExplain how to use the Demonstrations on your interactive whiteboard (or projector). Allow students to explore on their own classroom computers. (Remember to download the CDF player onto each computer or request it in advance from your tech department.) Challenge students to create a talking avatar using a photo or other image (legally permitted for reproduction). Use avatars to explain activities performed using a Demonstration. Use a site such as Blabberize (reviewed here). The beauty of the demonstrations is that it allows students to manipulate and "play" to view the impact of changes made, allowing many opportunities for classroom discussion. Ask students to predict the impact of changes using the manipulate command; then discuss the actual impact as it occurs.
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
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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
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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
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