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We Use Math - BYU Mathematics Department

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6 to 12
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This site is a non-profit website dedicated to answering the question, "When Will I Use Math?" The site describes the importance of mathematics and many career opportunities available...more
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This site is a non-profit website dedicated to answering the question, "When Will I Use Math?" The site describes the importance of mathematics and many career opportunities available to students who discover mathematics. Although there is a store and social links on the site, it is worth the visit for the information provided. The Careers link provides an extensive list of careers that use mathematics along with the approximate salary scale. Clicking the title of the career leads you to a biography of someone with this career, their education, math required and used in this career, potential employers, and other facts. Other interesting sections of the site include How To Succeed (tips for being successful with math) and Did You Know? (tidbits and trivia related to math). There is also a link for teachers with a link to a forum, other math resources, and information about math competitions. A blog on the site offers other math problems and information.
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tag(s): biographies (86), careers (132), statistics (122)

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Challenge students to create a list of jobs requiring mathematics and see how many they can find that are provided on the site. Ask students to estimate average salaries of jobs listed on the site and compare to actual salaries. At Take Your Child to Work Day time, have students use this site to explore the connections between math and the careers they visit. Share this site with students when studying careers.

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Math Games - Kent ICT

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K to 5
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This site offers elementary math activities for use on your interactive whiteboard. Hovering over each image offers a description of the activity and the math concept taught. Activities...more
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This site offers elementary math activities for use on your interactive whiteboard. Hovering over each image offers a description of the activity and the math concept taught. Activities for the youngest students include adding spots to giraffes, subtraction to the 5 little ducks song, a countdown clock, and more or less practice. One especially interesting activity is the Magic Square which offers choices of puzzles and the ability to record information while solving the puzzle. Activities for older students provide practice with place value, multiplication, decimals, and negative numbers. Many of the activities can also be downloaded for later use by using the link toward the bottom of the page. Don't miss the Build a Snowman for wintertime fun counting eyes, hands, etc.

tag(s): addition (251), counting (120), decimals (133), iwb (31), logic (235), multiplication (227), negative numbers (22), number sense (97), operations (126), place value (56), preK (279), puzzles (208), subtraction (208), time (144)

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Use this site as an anticipatory set or "activator" to introduce a unit or lesson on a projector or interactive whiteboard. Use one of the activities on your interactive whiteboard as a math center. Share this link on your class website for students (and parents) to access at home. Selected activities could also serve as writing prompts after the math is done: tell about your giraffe or snowman!
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Mathispower4u - Video Tutorials - James Sousa

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4 to 12
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Math Video Tutorials offers 5,000 free math videos organized by course and topic. And the offerings are constantly growing. Videos are hosted on YouTube and SchoolTube and are all 10...more
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Math Video Tutorials offers 5,000 free math videos organized by course and topic. And the offerings are constantly growing. Videos are hosted on YouTube and SchoolTube and are all 10 minutes or less in length. Content includes arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, business calculus, and calculus. Each main topic includes links to the videos organized by more specific topics - for example, algebra videos are sorted by introduction to algebra, rational expressions, equations and functions, equations and percentages, exponential and logarithmic functions, graphing, linear equations, and more. If your district blocks YouTube, the videos may not be viewable. You could always view them at home and bring them to class "on a stick" to share. Use a tool such as Freemake Video Converter, reviewed here, to download the videos from YouTube.

tag(s): area (66), business (58), charts and graphs (195), equations (155), factoring (31), functions (70), integers (41), measurement (159), operations (126), order of operations (33), percent (82), place value (56), prime numbers (31), ratios (53), test prep (96), tutorials (47), volume (45)

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Share videos on your interactive whiteboard as in introduction to a new concept or as review. Embed the links to videos of weekly concepts on your class website or blog. Create a link on classroom computers to current content for students to use as a review resource. Ask students to rate the most helpful videos they find and share their recommendations on a class wiki. Share this site with parents to use as a resource when helping students at home. Challenge students to create their own how-to video of math concepts. Share the videos using a tool such as SchoolTube, reviewed here.

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RekenWeb Games - Freudenthal Institute

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K to 7
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This site offers several interesting interactives for practicing math concepts at the elementary level. Many games go beyond the standard rote-type practice and involve critical thinking...more
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This site offers several interesting interactives for practicing math concepts at the elementary level. Many games go beyond the standard rote-type practice and involve critical thinking skills. For example, Beads on a String asks you to create a bead necklace using a pattern, but then asks that bead number 102 be blue adding difficulty to the challenge. Other activities involve estimation, money, logic, and symmetry. Activities can be sorted by age (5-12). Parts of this site appear in Dutch and you may have to simply hit the "translate" button to see the instruction in English.

tag(s): critical thinking (108), estimation (46), logic (235), money (193), puzzles (208), symmetry (55), time (144)

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Create a link to this site on classroom computers for students to explore. Share a link to the site on your classroom website or blog for students to access at home. Display the site on your interactive whiteboard (or projector) to use as a math center. Be sure to explain how to translate the site into English (when necessary).
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Arcade Diner - Pomegranate Software

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K to 10
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Arcade Diner offers some interesting and unusual "edutainment" for practicing math, science, and problem-solving skills. "The irRegular Game of Life" leads you through 42 levels of...more
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Arcade Diner offers some interesting and unusual "edutainment" for practicing math, science, and problem-solving skills. "The irRegular Game of Life" leads you through 42 levels of cell-placing and evolving pattern placement. "Milo Physics" demonstrates concepts of physics by dropping objects and collecting stars to proceed to different levels. Also included are board games such as chess and mahjong, number games, and puzzle games. There are a great many logic activities and much more. Most activities include a visual tutorial. The site offers a sign-up for posting high scores; however, it isn't required to play games. Note: Some games play an approximately 30 second advertisement before loading.
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tag(s): atoms (55), cells (102), critical thinking (108), fractions (239), geometric shapes (163), logic (235), number sense (97), numbers (204), patterns (85), problem solving (272), puzzles (208), symmetry (55)

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Create a link to this site on classroom computers to use as a center. Share this site on your classroom website or blog for students to use at home. This is a fabulous site to provide to students/families to use over summer break!
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PHMS Podcasts: Math Minutes - Prairie Hills Middle School

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5 to 8
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Get involved with Math through podcasts. Each podcast is fairly short and to the point (approximately 1 minute in length). The podcasts feature vibrant pictures and are similar to videos....more
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Get involved with Math through podcasts. Each podcast is fairly short and to the point (approximately 1 minute in length). The podcasts feature vibrant pictures and are similar to videos. Students tackle topics such as using variables, expressions, and proportions and demonstrate how to solve a problem. Be sure to click on the archives link for other podcasts not shown on the main page of the site. This site is fairly new, so it is likely that new podcasts will be added. You may want to check back occasionally to see what's new.

tag(s): equations (155), operations (126), order of operations (33), podcasts (52), variables (22)

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Share podcasts on your interactive whiteboard or projector as a warm-up to class lessons. Use the podcasts as examples and have students create their own. Use a site such as PodOmatic (reviewed here). Share their work on your class website or blog. Include a link to the site on your class newsletter for parents to view.
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The U Games Summer Challenge - Tabula Digita, Inc.

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3 to 8
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The U Games Summer Challenge is a Multiplayer Video Game Tournament. Students can compete in 5 different rounds. They use math and literacy skills to compete for prizes. This enables...more
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The U Games Summer Challenge is a Multiplayer Video Game Tournament. Students can compete in 5 different rounds. They use math and literacy skills to compete for prizes. This enables students to continue learning all summer so they will be ready for the fall. The "games" remain on the site year-round for extra practice. Be sure to read the FAQ section to learn about how to use this site and the many resources.

tag(s): independent reading (126), mental math (27)

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Use this multi-year project as a way to keep your students sharp over the summer. This will be an excellent activity if you teach summer school to keep kids fresh. These educational resources are available all year (even when no competition is occurring). Be sure to save this site in your favorites and share this link on your class website.
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Free Math Help - Ted Wilcox

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8 to 12
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This site offers help for students in Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, and Statistics. Help is available in several forms - there are video tutorials, collections of lessons...more
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This site offers help for students in Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, and Statistics. Help is available in several forms - there are video tutorials, collections of lessons from textbooks, live online chat, and a message board for posting questions. Textbook lessons, divided into subjects, also have specific components of the lesson and include a written explanation with examples and images. The videos are portions of DVD's that aren't free, however, the video links are free and assessable to all. Caution: The online chat or message board needs monitoring when students post questions.
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tag(s): statistics (122), test prep (96), tutorials (47), video (253)

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View online lessons or videos on your interactive whiteboard as a supplement to class lessons, or as a review at the end of a unit. Share the link on your webpage for students and parents to access from home for help with homework.
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I think this would be great homework because students get to work on the computer. It would be a great lesson if they posted a question as well as answer a question. Thank you, Heather Heather, CA, Grades: 9 - 12

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Better Explained Archives - Kalid Azad

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9 to 12
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The main idea of the site is that one needs to understand math; it is not just learned or memorized, and the explanations form the basis of understanding. Topics include ...more
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The main idea of the site is that one needs to understand math; it is not just learned or memorized, and the explanations form the basis of understanding. Topics include Mental Math shortcuts, discovering pi, different bases, and much more. The founder of this site stated: "I want to share hard-won "a ha!" moments in clear and simple language. Even Math shortcuts are fun, I promise." Many of the explanations aren't quite as "clear and simple" as students may like; however, there are a great number of topics explored on the site and they are worth the time to break apart and discuss as a class.

tag(s): exponents (42), mental math (27), number sense (97), pi (22), problem solving (272), pythagorean theorem (35), square roots (24), statistics (122), vectors (25)

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Use this site as an anticipatory set or "activator" to introduce a unit or lesson on a projector or interactive whiteboard. Choose the appropriate topic, explore the explanation as a class, and then ask students to provide an explanation in their own words. Challenge students to create their own multimedia presentation of one of the topics presented on the site using one of the many TeachersFirst Edge tools reviewed here.

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Sophia - Sophia Learning, LLC

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5 to 12
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Join a community of online learners, teachers, experts, and parents, which provides variety and creativity in teaching and learning. Different areas of focus include Applied Sciences,...more
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Join a community of online learners, teachers, experts, and parents, which provides variety and creativity in teaching and learning. Different areas of focus include Applied Sciences, English/literature, Humanities, Learning Strategies, Mathematics, Sciences, Social/Behavioral Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts, and World Languages. Within the subject matter, learning packets focusing on specific educational objects is presented through a number of medias including; audio, video, PowerPoints, or written text. Opportunity to ask the creator of the packet specific questions follows the information. Suggested grade levels are included. By getting a free account, you may contribute learning packets, questions, or rate a packet.

tag(s): anthropology (11), arabic (20), archeology (32), architecture (83), business (58), chinese (48), dance (28), design (84), environment (317), greek (41), literature (275), organizational skills (122), portuguese (18), probability (130), psychology (64), religions (61), statistics (122)

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Provide your students with reinforcement or challenge into the many different areas listed. Allow time for students to choose their area of interest to study. Create an account and contribute your teaching materials. Be sure to list this site on your class website as a resource. Encourage parents to visit this site to brush up on their skills. Challenge students to create your own learning packets based on your areas of study. Include your own personalized packets on your class blog. You can create a private group, so only your students may access your materials.
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Curriki - EnterpriseDB Postgre SQL company

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K to 12
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Curriki is a nonprofit organization that encourages collaboration of teachers and learners in a global community of 211 different countries. Find resources by grade level, subject area,...more
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Curriki is a nonprofit organization that encourages collaboration of teachers and learners in a global community of 211 different countries. Find resources by grade level, subject area, or resource type (interactive, video, or podcast.) Usage type, or exercise, unit, lesson plan, or game, is another option for searching. Use the professional webinars for a better understanding of Curriki. Onsite training is another option listed. Join different groups for a more involved way to explore new areas in online learning, subject area interests, or focus questions. Be a peer reviewer offering comments or suggestions on submitted lessons, units, games, or exercises and give your input. Create collections of your resources to keep privately or share with others. Easily make lesson plans or web quests with the easy to use templates, which include graphic organizer and rubric options. Try a problem based learning unit. Join the challenge to create a video lesson for a chance at winning $5000. The focus of this site is to provide access to teachers, schools, students, or parents to many new creative ideas in a global community. Free membership includes monthly newsletters. Follow Curriki on Facebook, twitter, or blogs.
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tag(s): graphic organizers (43), literacy (103), operations (126), rubrics (32)

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Curriki has a number of ways to benefit teachers and students. Use Curriki as a resource listed on your website for parents and students to have extra opportunities for additional practice or enrichment. Use as a way to organize your digital resources. The lesson plan and webquest templates are user friendly and promote best practices. While growing in your professional development by connecting with teachers worldwide, let your class learn with other classes worldwide. Curriki encourages you to think critically of your own lessons, but also lessons suggested.

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Math Drill - MathDrill.com

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3 to 8
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This site offers practice with computation in several different areas of math. Math problems are organized into 86 levels (and increasing), ranging from simple ordering of numbers to...more
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This site offers practice with computation in several different areas of math. Math problems are organized into 86 levels (and increasing), ranging from simple ordering of numbers to addition and subtraction (with/without carrying, borrowing, word problems, using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and more). There is also multiplication, division (simple as well as long), fractions, time, algebra, geometry, etc. You can sign up and register your class to receive feedback on student progress. It will grade the submitted answers and you will get the scores for all your students.
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tag(s): addition (251), decimals (133), division (172), fractions (239), multiplication (227), numbers (204), problem solving (272), subtraction (208), time (144), whole numbers (16)

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Demonstrate the site on your interactive whiteboard or projector then create links on classroom or computer lab computers for students to use for fact practice. Share this site with parents through your classroom newsletter, website, or blog for practice at home.

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TuLyn Math for All - NySphere International

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1 to 12
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TuLyn provides over 2000 math video tutorial clips, hundreds of practice word problems, and printable worksheets for grades 1 through 12. Registration to the site is free and is required...more
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TuLyn provides over 2000 math video tutorial clips, hundreds of practice word problems, and printable worksheets for grades 1 through 12. Registration to the site is free and is required to fully view all video clips. Although previews can be viewed without registration. Available items can be viewed by searching by topic, grade level, or school level. After choosing a topic there is a short explanation, definitions, and links to available resources by format. Choices include video tutorials, worksheets, word problems, discussions, and books. All worksheets are in PDF format for easy saving and printing. Be aware, this site has many advertisements. You may want to peruse the site and get the video (or other activity) prepared ahead of time, to avoid the advertisements.
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tag(s): problem solving (272), tutorials (47), video (253), worksheets (59)

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Use this site as a resource for word problems or worksheets to support existing units. Show videos on your interactive whiteboard (or projector) as a supplement to classroom activities. Create a link to the site on classroom computers to be used as a center for students to view videos. You may want to have the exact URL already prepared/loaded on the computer, to avoid the advertisements. Share this site with students and parents through your classroom newsletter or website as a resource for additional practice with curriculum.
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Math 247 - Tim Fahlberg

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K to 12
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This site offers mathcasts provided by students and teachers of all ages and grade levels. Mathcasts are screencasts (screen movies of writing with voice) that focus on mathematics....more
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This site offers mathcasts provided by students and teachers of all ages and grade levels. Mathcasts are screencasts (screen movies of writing with voice) that focus on mathematics. The easiest way to get started on the site is to find the link to the mathcast library located on the left of the screen. When you open the link, there will be choices of mathcasts sorted by authors (children, students, teachers) and subject (Algebra and Calculus). In addition to the video mathcast, some presentations also include downloadable PDF tests and quizzes. For those interested in creating and sharing their own mathcast, there is information on how to do this by choosing the mathcasts link in the tree on the left of the screen, then choose to make your own mathcast. Suggested tools for creating mathcasts are Voicethread reviewed here and Jing Voicethread reviewed here.
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tag(s): numbers (204), operations (126), podcasts (52), probability (130), problem solving (272), social networking (112), test prep (96), tutorials (47), video (253)

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Share mathcasts on your interactive whiteboard as an introduction or review for classroom material. Use mathcasts as examples for students to create their own video presentations of mathematics concepts or as an example of how to explain math problem solutions. Challenge students to create their mathcast using sites such as Voicethread reviewed here and Jing Voicethread reviewed here. Share the link to videos for students to access at home for review or homework help.
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Mr. P's Math Page - Mr. P

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6 to 12
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Mr. P offers a site loaded with Math humor, facts, problems, songs, videos, quotes, puzzles, games, poems, and lesson plans. Especially helpful are the math videos (which require QuickTime)....more
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Mr. P offers a site loaded with Math humor, facts, problems, songs, videos, quotes, puzzles, games, poems, and lesson plans. Especially helpful are the math videos (which require QuickTime). The Math Poems and Songs are great for your more auditory learners. The problem of the month is offered with the solution provided at the end of the month; however, previous problems, with their solutions, are archived and available to use.

tag(s): equations (155), humor (15), polynomials (32), puzzles (208)

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Introduce this site on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Then have students explore this site independently or in small groups. Use the Problem of the Month as homework or extra credit for students. Use resources from the site such as poems, riddles, and articles to supplement current topics being taught in class. Encourage students to try and make up some of their own poems, songs, or puzzles.

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Learn With Math Games - Learn With Math Games

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K to 9
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This site was created for teachers to help students see the fun and creative side of Math! There are many games here to be used in the classroom. Some activities ...more
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This site was created for teachers to help students see the fun and creative side of Math! There are many games here to be used in the classroom. Some activities include printables. Activities are categorized by math topic and grade level. Be sure to check out the Math Tricks for fun shortcuts and tricks to amaze students! Some worksheets are available on the site; however, most activities are hands-on practice for students. Teachers and parents can sign up to receive a monthly newsletter with tips and ideas.
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tag(s): addition (251), counting (120), division (172), multiplication (227), printables (38), subtraction (208), worksheets (59)

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Use the site as a resource to find fun activities to supplement Math topics being taught in class. Create a link to games on classroom computers. Share the Math Tricks with students to help with learning basic Math facts or to use tricks during Open House or Math Nights at school.
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Sqworl - Caleb Brown

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K to 12
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Sqworl is a site for combining multiple links into one single link. Registration is required; however, it is very easy. You create a username and password, add your email and ...more
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Sqworl is a site for combining multiple links into one single link. Registration is required; however, it is very easy. You create a username and password, add your email and it is done. After registering, a personal homepage is created, this is where the magic can begin! The homepage is where groups will be created to combine url's. Then adding some groups of link begins the process of creating groups. At this point a title is given to the group being created (examples might be Math sites, American History, etc.). The final step is to add a short description. After choosing start, simply copy and paste the url you want to use and add a short description and click finish. Once a group is created, it can be shared through the url shown on the page. Sqworl also has a bookmarklet that can be added to the browser toolbar making it easier to add items to your groups without having to open the homepage. There is also a mobile app for iPhone.
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In the classroom use this site to combine url's of online class projects into one group. Create a group of resources for students or parents for different subjects and share the url through your classroom website or newsletter. Create a group with videos relating to classroom content. Create a classroom account and let students add resources they have found to groups to share with others. Show students how to follow other groups on Sqworl and share resources by creating their own groups. Share this site with others in your building or district as an easy way to save and share online resources.

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Stich - Stich.it

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K to 12
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Stich.it is a new link-shortening service that lets you combine several links into one and then plays them like a slideshow. View examples shown on the site. Some have descriptive ...more
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Stich.it is a new link-shortening service that lets you combine several links into one and then plays them like a slideshow. View examples shown on the site. Some have descriptive text found at the top of each slide and written by the user. Follow the helpful information along the side for using Stich.

tag(s): bookmarks (60)

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Use Stich.it for Internet scavenger hunts. Create a Stich with all the links needed to complete a project or for the entire unit. Students can create a Stich that showcases the websites that they used to complete an assignment or project. Use this with even the youngest students by sharing a Stich on your class website for students and parents to explore. Make a Stich of sites to learn to count, a stich for sites to learn the branches of government, a stich of sites to learn about tough biology concepts, a stich of sites to practice trigonometry, and pretty much anything else you can imagine!

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Hands On Math - The Futures Channel

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3 to 12
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This site offers many hands-on math activities and videos for different mathematical concepts. Topics include counting numbers, integers, fractions, geometry, measurement, reasoning,...more
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This site offers many hands-on math activities and videos for different mathematical concepts. Topics include counting numbers, integers, fractions, geometry, measurement, reasoning, statistics, and trigonometry. After choosing a topic, activities are offered such as learning circles with cookies, how much water would it take to fill a classroom, and make a box with a given volume. Most activities have an accompanying video that can be used to supplement the lesson. Lessons are in PDF form and some also include student activity sheets. Activities also include a suggested grade level for lessons. Be sure to visit the movies with mathematical activities portion of the site to view many movies that can be used to accompany any classroom mathematical instruction.
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tag(s): charts and graphs (195), data (148), fractions (239), integers (41), numbers (204), statistics (122), video (253), whole numbers (16)

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View movies on your interactive whiteboard or projector as a supplement to classroom lessons. Download and use PDF lessons for hands-on math lessons. Share this link on your class website or blog for students to use both in and out of the classroom.

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The Math Games - The Math Games

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4 to 9
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This site offers several interactives for students to practice fractions, decimals, expressions, and matching like terms. Choices are provided for difficulty levels within the activities....more
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This site offers several interactives for students to practice fractions, decimals, expressions, and matching like terms. Choices are provided for difficulty levels within the activities. Links are also included to fraction visualizers to demonstrate images and visualizations of self-created fractions. Registration to the site is available, but not necessary to use the site. Registration allows students to record high scores earned playing the games.
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tag(s): decimals (133), fractions (239), matching (24), numbers (204), operations (126)

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Introduce the site to students on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Allow students to explore the site on their own or with a partner. Create a link on classroom computers for students to practice during free time. Share the link on your classroom blog or website for students to practice at home.
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