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Math Resources for All Grades - TeachersFirst

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Find an extensive collection of resources for math. Curated lists are based on NCTM standards and divided by grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Topics include Numbers & Operations, Algebra,...more
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Find an extensive collection of resources for math. Curated lists are based on NCTM standards and divided by grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Topics include Numbers & Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, and Data & Probability. Each reviewed resource includes a description and technology integration ideas for your classroom.

tag(s): charts and graphs (199), data (158), equations (148), geometric shapes (172), measurement (171), number lines (32), number sense (98), numbers (195), operations (124), order of operations (40), probability (137)

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Save this list for when teaching any math class in grades K-12. Many of the resources would work in a BYOD environment. Share these lists on your class website for students to access for additional practice.

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Data Analysis and Probability Resources - Grades 9-12 - TeachersFirst

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9 to 12
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This is your one-stop resource if you are a high school statistics teacher! Peruse this collection of data and probability resources for grades 9-12. Use these resources to meet the...more
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This is your one-stop resource if you are a high school statistics teacher! Peruse this collection of data and probability resources for grades 9-12. Use these resources to meet the NCTM standards. Many of these tools are ideal for use on your interactive whiteboard or in your BYOD (or 1:1) classroom. Find topics that relate to the content being taught in your classroom. Read each reviewed resource to find a thorough description and classroom ideas.

tag(s): charts and graphs (199), data (158), probability (137)

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Share these resources with students on your class website. Use these tools for remediation and review with all students. Share these tools with families for at-home practice. Have students work independently or with a partner on laptops or other devices.

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Data Analysis and Probability Resources - Grades 6-8 - TeachersFirst

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If you are a middle school math teacher, this is a must see collection. Use these resources to meet the NCTM Data Analysis and Probability Standards for grades 6-8. Many ...more
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If you are a middle school math teacher, this is a must see collection. Use these resources to meet the NCTM Data Analysis and Probability Standards for grades 6-8. Many of these tools are ideal for use on your interactive whiteboard or in your BYOD (or 1:1) classroom. Find topics that relate to the content being taught in your classroom. Use these resources to explain statistics, probability, graphs, polls, and data.

tag(s): charts and graphs (199), data (158), probability (137)

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Share with gifted students for additional enrichment and advancement opportunities. Share these resources with students on your class website. Use these tools for remediation and review with all students. Share these tools with families for at-home practice. Find specific classroom use ideas within each review.

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Data Analysis and Probability Resources - Grades 3-5 - TeachersFirst

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Explore this curated list of resources ideal for grades 3-5. Use these resources to meet the NCTM standards in the area of Probability and Data Analysis. Many of these tools ...more
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Explore this curated list of resources ideal for grades 3-5. Use these resources to meet the NCTM standards in the area of Probability and Data Analysis. Many of these tools would be useful on your interactive whiteboard or in your BYOD classroom. Topics include line plots, graphs, surveys, numerical data, and more.

tag(s): charts and graphs (199), data (158), probability (137)

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Share the resources with students for additional practice, remediation, enrichment, or advancement. Display resources on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Use these tools in your BYOD classroom to differentiate for math class.

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Data Analysis and Probability Resources - Grades K-2 - TeachersFirst

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K to 2
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Peruse this collection of resources to help your youngest students to start to learn the basics of probability and data analysis. Navigate this collection of resources specifically...more
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Peruse this collection of resources to help your youngest students to start to learn the basics of probability and data analysis. Navigate this collection of resources specifically for grades K-2. Use these resources to meet the NCTM standards. Find topics that you are currently teaching in your math class.

tag(s): data (158), operations (124), probability (137)

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Share these resources on your interactive whiteboard or projector for group instruction. Put a link to these resources on your website for student and parent use at home. Create computer learning stations or allow students to work on individual laptops or devices using these resources. Share these tools with other teachers of K-2 students in your building and district.

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Twitter Chat Archives - TeachersFirst

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View and explore this collection of all of the TeachersFirst archived Twitter chats. Topics range from flexible seating to music resources to personalized learning and more. New archives...more
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View and explore this collection of all of the TeachersFirst archived Twitter chats. Topics range from flexible seating to music resources to personalized learning and more. New archives are added frequently, so check back often.

tag(s): PLN (8), professional development (162)

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Explore the Twitter chat archives for ideas to add to your professional learning. Learn about new tools for your classroom and new educational trends.

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Math Resources for Geometry - Grades 9-12 - TeachersFirst

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9 to 12
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Peruse this collection of geometry resources for grades 9-12. Use these resources to meet the NCTM standards. Many of these tools are ideal for use on your interactive whiteboard or...more
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Peruse this collection of geometry resources for grades 9-12. Use these resources to meet the NCTM standards. Many of these tools are ideal for use on your interactive whiteboard or in your BYOD (or 1:1) classroom. Find topics that relate to the content being taught in your classroom. Share these resources with students on your class website.

tag(s): geometric shapes (172)

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Use these tools for remediation and review with all students. Use these resources in beginner through AP geometry classes.

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Math Resources for Geometry - Grades 6-8 - TeachersFirst

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Explore this collection of resources for grades 6-8, related to geometry. Use these resources to meet the NCTM standards. Many of these tools are ideal for use on your interactive ...more
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Explore this collection of resources for grades 6-8, related to geometry. Use these resources to meet the NCTM standards. Many of these tools are ideal for use on your interactive whiteboard or in your BYOD classroom. Find topics that relate to the content being taught in your middle school classroom.

tag(s): geometric shapes (172)

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Share these resources with students on your class website for additional help or enrichment in geometry. Have partners explore the sites together on laptops.

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Math Resources for Geometry - Grades 3-5 - TeachersFirst

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Explore this collection of geometry resources specifically for grades 3-5. Start geometry instruction during the elementary years. Find tech integration ideas within each review. Use...more
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Explore this collection of geometry resources specifically for grades 3-5. Start geometry instruction during the elementary years. Find tech integration ideas within each review. Use these tools to meet the NCTM standards for geometry. Find topics that relate to the content being taught in your classroom.

tag(s): geometric shapes (172)

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Many of these tools are ideal for use on your interactive whiteboard for group instruction. Some resources are also appropriate for learning stations or individual devices. Use these tools for acceleration of your gifted students. Share these resources with students on your class website.

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Math Resources for Geometry - Grades K-2 - TeachersFirst

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Help your youngest students to understand the basics of geometry. Navigate this collection of resources specifically for grades K-2. Use these resources to meet the NCTM standards....more
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Help your youngest students to understand the basics of geometry. Navigate this collection of resources specifically for grades K-2. Use these resources to meet the NCTM standards. Many of these tools are ideal for use on your interactive whiteboard for group instruction. Find topics that relate to the content being taught in your classroom.

tag(s): geometric shapes (172)

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Share these resources with students on your class website. Share these tools with families for at-home practice. Find resources to use for remediation, enrichment, or acceleration.

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Math Resources for Measurement - Grades 9-12 - TeachersFirst

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This curated list includes measurement resources for grades 9-12. Use these resources to meet the NCTM standards. Many of these tools are ideal for use on your interactive whiteboard...more
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This curated list includes measurement resources for grades 9-12. Use these resources to meet the NCTM standards. Many of these tools are ideal for use on your interactive whiteboard or in your BYOD (or 1:1) classroom. Find topics that relate to the content being taught in your classroom.

tag(s): measurement (171), volume (52)

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Math Resources for Measurement - Grades 6-8 - TeachersFirst

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Explore this curated list for middle school students, all related to measurement. Use these resources to meet the NCTM Measurement Standards. Many of these tools are ideal for use on...more
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Explore this curated list for middle school students, all related to measurement. Use these resources to meet the NCTM Measurement Standards. Many of these tools are ideal for use on your interactive whiteboard or in your BYOD (or 1:1) classroom. Find topics that relate to the content being taught in your classroom. Use these resources to explain the metric and customary systems of measurement.

tag(s): area (73), measurement (171), perimeter (31), volume (52)

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Explore and share information about angles, area, perimeter, and volume. Share these resources with students on your class website. Use these tools for remediation and review with all students. Share with gifted students for additional enrichment and advancement opportunities. Share these tools with families for at-home practice.

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Math Resources for Measurement - Grades 3-5 - TeachersFirst

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Explore this collection of resources for grades 3-5. Use these resources to meet the NCTM standards in the area of Measurement. Many of these tools are ideal for use on ...more
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Explore this collection of resources for grades 3-5. Use these resources to meet the NCTM standards in the area of Measurement. Many of these tools are ideal for use on your interactive whiteboard or in your BYOD classroom. Share these resources for remediation or acceleration for all students.

tag(s): area (73), measurement (171), perimeter (31), volume (52)

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Demonstrate these tools on your interactive whiteboard for group instruction. Share these resources with students on your class website. Share these tools with families for at-home practice. Have students work on individual laptops or devices.

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Math Resources for Measurement - Grades K-2 - TeachersFirst

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Explore this curated list to help your youngest students to start to learn the basics of measurement. Navigate this collection of resources specifically for grades K-2. Use these resources...more
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Explore this curated list to help your youngest students to start to learn the basics of measurement. Navigate this collection of resources specifically for grades K-2. Use these resources to meet the NCTM standards. Find topics that you are currently teaching in your math class. Explore length, volume, weight, area, and time.

tag(s): area (73), measurement (171), time (139), volume (52)

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Display one of these tools on an interactive whiteboard or with a projector for group instruction. Put a link to these resources on your website for student and parent use at home. Share these tools with other teachers of K-2 students in your building and district. Create computer learning stations or allow students to work on individual laptops or devices using these resources.

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Digital Storytelling Resources - TeachersFirst

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This editor's choice curated list of reviewed resources focuses on digital storytelling. Engage and excite students to get writing. Many of the tools shared are device agnostic and...more
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This editor's choice curated list of reviewed resources focuses on digital storytelling. Engage and excite students to get writing. Many of the tools shared are device agnostic and will work on all devices in both web browsers and apps. Find tools ideal for all grades. Use digital storytelling in all subject areas to assess, collaborate, share results, and more. Find options in the resources for student projects. View and learn from the professional resources shared.

tag(s): digital storytelling (151), writing (368)

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Find an abundance of digital writing tools to use in your classroom. Share sites on your interactive whiteboard. Challenge students to create their own projects using tools on this list. Rather than a unit test, have students create a book demonstrating their understanding of concepts. Bring out creativity with these engaging tools!

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Math Resources for Algebra - Grades K-2 - TeachersFirst

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Explore these tools to help your youngest students to start to learn the basics of algebra. Navigate this collection of algebra resources specifically for grades K-2. Use these resources...more
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Explore these tools to help your youngest students to start to learn the basics of algebra. Navigate this collection of algebra resources specifically for grades K-2. Use these resources to meet the NCTM standards. Find topics that you are currently teaching in your math class.

tag(s): number lines (32), number sense (98), operations (124), order of operations (40)

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Many of these tools are ideal for use on your interactive whiteboard for group instruction. Share these resources with students on your class website. Share these tools with families for at-home practice.

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Math Resources for Algebra - Grade 3-5 - TeachersFirst

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The intermediate grades of elementary school are the perfect time to introduce algebraic concepts to your class. Explore this collection of algebra resources specifically for grades...more
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The intermediate grades of elementary school are the perfect time to introduce algebraic concepts to your class. Explore this collection of algebra resources specifically for grades 3-5. Use these tools to meet the NCTM standards for algebra.

tag(s): data (158), number lines (32), number sense (98), order of operations (40)

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Share these resources on your interactive whiteboard (or projector) for group instruction. Some tools are also ideal for learning stations or individual devices. Use these tools for acceleration of your gifted students. Share these resources with students on your class website. Share these tools with families for at-home practice.

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TeachersFirst's Math Resources for Algebra - Grade 6-8 - TeachersFirst

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Peruse our collection of algebra resources for grades 6-8. Use these resources to meet the NCTM standards for Algebra. Find topics that relate to the content being taught in your ...more
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Peruse our collection of algebra resources for grades 6-8. Use these resources to meet the NCTM standards for Algebra. Find topics that relate to the content being taught in your classroom. Find tools to use in pre-algebra and algebra class.

tag(s): data (158), number lines (32), order of operations (40), percent (81), pi (30)

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Introduce these resources on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Share the resources on your class website for students to use for remediation or review. Share tools on your interactive whiteboard or in your BYOD classroom. Use these sites to differentiate for students in pre-algebra and algebra.

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Math Resources for Algebra - Grades 9-12 - TeachersFirst

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Explore this curated list of algebra resources for grades 9-12, chosen as the BEST by our editors. Use these resources to meet the NCTM standards for Algebra. Find topics ...more
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Explore this curated list of algebra resources for grades 9-12, chosen as the BEST by our editors. Use these resources to meet the NCTM standards for Algebra. Find topics that relate to the content being taught in your classroom.

tag(s): data (158), number lines (32), percent (81), pi (30), quadratics (32), ratios (62)

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Memorial Day Resources - TeachersFirst

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Explore these resources for ideas you can use to connect classroom curriculum to Memorial Day. Whether you choose to focus on Memorial Day and its history for one class period ...more
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Explore these resources for ideas you can use to connect classroom curriculum to Memorial Day. Whether you choose to focus on Memorial Day and its history for one class period or to include a special curriculum project in honor of veterans, these ideas and resources will get you started.

tag(s): memorial day (13)

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Share these resources with your students as you learn about Memorial Day. Create a cross-curricular project by having students research the history of the holiday and then write a letter or poem.

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