Grades1 to 8
tag(s): vocabulary (325)
In the ClassroomMake a shortcut to this site on your desktop for students to reference as needed during school hours. Be sure to provide this link on your class web page and in your class newsletter, so students can access the information from home.
GradesK to 12
In the ClassroomWhat a perfect tool to help your visual learners connect the dots in math class. All activities are perfect for an interactive whiteboard or projector. This is also an excellent resource to use for re-teaching skills, additional practice, enrichment activities, or even advanced activities for your gifted students. Learning support teachers will appreciate the alternative way to present math topics in a "hands-on" format. Be sure to include this website as a link on your classroom web page.
Grades3 to 9
In the ClassroomThis site is an excellent resource for educational activities both in and out of the classroom. Be sure to visit the "Games" link. There you will find numerous educational math activities that are ready for your interactive whiteboards or projection screens. Share the link on your teacher web page for parents and students to access from home, as well.
GradesK to 8
In the ClassroomWhat a fantastic website to include in your classroom web page and newsletter. All of these activities are perfect for an interactive whiteboard or projector. This is an excellent resource for gifted students. The activities could also be used for enrichment, additional practice, and re-teaching skills. So turn up the volume and treat your class to a mind-bending challenge.
Grades3 to 9
tag(s): origami (17)
In the ClassroomThe activities at this website would be perfect for a geometry class (reinforcing various shapes)or as part of cultural study of Japan. It could also be used to accompany story-reading (keep hands and eyes busy). The videos are ideal for an interactive whiteboard; students can follow (and fold) along with the videos. The videos could also be used as a learning center on your classroom computer. Just put a stack of paper with the computer, and students can practice along with the videos.
GradesK to 5
In the ClassroomTreat your students to these wonderful, ready-to-go activities. All are perfect for an interactive whiteboard or projector. This is also an excellent resource to use for additional practice, re-teaching skills, enrichment activities, or even advanced activities for your gifted students. Be sure to include this website as a link on your classroom web page.
Grades2 to 8
In the ClassroomThis website provides excellent resources to use for additional practice, re-teaching skills, enrichment activities, or even advanced activities for your gifted students. All of the math activities are perfect for an interactive whiteboard (or projector). Treat your class to these fabulous resources.
Be sure to include this link on your classroom web page, blog and/or newsletter.
Grades2 to 4
Specific lesson plans include, "Expanded Form and Place Value," "Subtraction - There's Got to be an Easier Way," "Tricky Triangles," and several others. All lesson plans are extremely detailed and provide standards, material lists, step-by-step instructions, interactive elements, links, printable pages, and more. Some of the links require JAVA. Get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page..
In the ClassroomAre you looking to spice up your lesson plans? If you are teaching whole numbers up to 10,000, place value, symbolic notation, base-ten models, and other math topics - check out this free resource.
Grades1 to 10
In the ClassroomThese activities are perfect for an interactive whiteboard (or projector). You could also provide a link to this website in your class newsletter or on your class web page. Many of the activities would provide excellent at-home practice and/or enrichment. Challenge your students to answer a question of the week for extra credit.
Grades4 to 12
In the ClassroomThis tool is amazing on interactive whiteboard. Teach simple concepts, such as area,on the board or have students at computers create their own floor plans or maps to reinforce concepts of proportion, direction, and more. Students can even collaborate from home or continue over several days, since the files can be saved on the system. If you wish to save drawings on Project//Draw, create a single class log-in using an "extra" teacher email account and have all students use that log-in, as well. [We recommend that every teacher keep a secondary email account just for memberships.] Make sure you specify some standard ways for students to name files so you know who created them!
Students who log in and venture throughout the support site behind this will eventually find some bulletin boards where people are discussing features of the program. These discussions are largely technical and do not involve "social networking," but you should be aware of them.
GradesK to 12
In the ClassroomProvide this link in your class newsletter or share the link on your class web page for students to use this resource for additional practice at home. Use selected activities as a center on your single classroom computer or for whole-class practice.
Grades1 to 4
tag(s): tangrams (13)
In the ClassroomUse an interactive whiteboard to demonstrate this website to your students. Then allow students to work on individual computers or at a center to try their hands at the tangrams. Remind them to stay within the blue Tangram workspace to avoid accidental clicks on ads. Students will probably want to create some of their own designs, as well.
GradesK to 12
In the ClassroomIf you want ready-to-go lessons guaranteed to work well on your interactive whiteboard, this collection is a winner. You simply open the activity on the whiteboard and have students tap and drag their way through as you talk with the class. (Invite your most "active" student to be "Vanna White" for a great behavior management solution). Many lessons would work well on laptops or on a computer cluster center, as well.
Grades2 to 6
In the ClassroomUse an interactive whiteboard to introduce your class to this site's activities. Then differentiate your math lessons by allowing students to work independently on the math skills they are currently acquiring. Even if you have only a single classroom computer, you can provide practice and challenge at all levels. This is also a wonderful site to share as a link from your teacher home page or in your classroom newsletter.
GradesK to 5
In the ClassroomThis website would be an excellent resource to use with an interactive whiteboard. You may also want to provide this link on your teacher web page for parents to use at home. Nearly all subject areas (and topics) are included. Do yourself a favor - and utilize this excellent resource! Learning support teachers will love the opportunities for their students to get extra practice.
Grades4 to 12
In the ClassroomMany of these activities would work well with an interactive whiteboard. Read the desciptions of the interactives to see the specific curriculum topics. Many have step-by step lessons included. There is truly something for everyone.
GradesK to 6
tag(s): snow (22)
In the ClassroomShare this link in your class newsletter or web site for fun things for parents to do on a snow day! Try it on an interactive whiteboard and project these large snowflakes and discuss the science behind the snow. You can draw over them on the board to analyze the geometry.
Grades3 to 8
tag(s): angles (87)
In the ClassroomTry this one on an interactive whiteboard, then follow up with individual students practicing at a computer or on laptops. Definitely include the link on your teacher web page for additional practice before a quiz or test.
Grades2 to 6
In the ClassroomThis is an excellent review site on polygons and quadrilaterals. Use an interactive whiteboard and award points to opposing teams.
Grades2 to 8
Another wonderful portion of the site is a new section titled Math Charts. Search this portion by choosing from areas such as numbers, operations, decimals, or much more then choose one of the sub-topics. Each chart includes a visual description of the topic and is specifically created to be printed for classroom use, choose the print button at the bottom of the page and the content will enlarge to fill the most it can in whatever size paper is chosen. Be sure not to miss the blackline masters located at the bottom of this section that contain many printables for classroom use such as fraction strips, hundreds charts, and much more.
tag(s): addition (239), charts and graphs (196), data (149), decimals (132), division (169), fractions (236), measurement (159), money (190), multiplication (222), order of operations (36), percent (83), ratios (56), subtraction (199), time (140)