GradesK to 6
tag(s): snow (20)
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 (89)
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 (226), charts and graphs (199), data (162), decimals (124), division (160), fractions (229), measurement (178), money (187), multiplication (211), order of operations (40), percent (81), ratios (63), subtraction (186), time (140)
In the ClassroomThe math charts are a wonderful resource for classroom bulletin boards, wall decorations, and more - simply laminate for increased durability. Print onto standard sized paper for use in math notebooks or journals. Create a scavenger hunt for students to perform to find words in the math dictionary, have students write definitions and illustrations in math notebooks. View the site using your interactive whiteboard when discussing, introducing, or reviewing math concepts. Share this site through your classroom website or newsletter for reference at home. Share with ESL/ELL and Special Education teachers as a resource to use with students.
Grades1 to 8
In the ClassroomShare the one or more of the interactive activities with your interactive whiteboard or projector. Then set up a computer station for students to rotate through and practice the activities on their own.
GradesK to 12
In the ClassroomKeep this one in your professional favorites to find supporting technology for any math concept. As you find practice or extension ideas for student use or at home reinforcement, share specific links on your class web page or classroom computer center for students to access independently or as you assign them for needed practice. The full site is overwhelming for most parents, so share the specific areas that fit your curriculum.
Grades6 to 12
In the ClassroomMany of these "applets" (mini programs) would work well on interactive whiteboard or student computers to see what happens as you make changes in a mathematical function, for example. Presented "without comment" it would take students a bit of time to figure out the utility of these applets on their own.
Grades4 to 12
tag(s): antarctica (29), arctic (46), biomes (140), chemicals (45), computers (101), cultures (107), earth (224), engineering (133), environment (323), fractions (229), geometric shapes (173), numbers (196), origami (16), planets (129), robotics (27), space (225), symmetry (51)
In the ClassroomBookmark this site as a reference site for finding further material. Under each subject find a varity of formats from forums and articles, to videos, interactives, podcasts, experiments and more. Some of the resources on this site may lead to a starting point for individual or group projects. Use parts of this site at a center. Share this site with staff (especially new teachers) and parents looking to extend science and math activities at home.
Grades9 to 12
In the ClassroomThis site includes simple definitions of physics terminology and a game to demonstrate momentum. It has a good array of mathematical content useful for students in or out of class. It could be useful for student review or supplemental material. Be sure to link this site to your class web page or bookmark on a classroom computer for easy access.
Grades9 to 12
tag(s): mental math (30)
GradesK to 12
tag(s): angles (89), blogs (83), charts and graphs (199), civil war (144), digital storytelling (153), dna (65), energy (210), grammar (210), harlem (8), internet safety (118), main idea (8), mars (39), martin luther king (36), nutrition (158), shakespeare (111), stock market (14), women (96)
In the ClassroomUse this tool to find lessons and/or animations in a variety of topic areas. There are "ready to go" movies and more in health, social studies, art & music, engineering & technology, and other topics. Share the sites on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Provide this link on your class website for students to access both in and out of the class. Save this link in your favorites and check back to see "what's new."
GradesK to 12
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tag(s): charts and graphs (199)
In the ClassroomSave the site as a link for quick printing of graph paper when needed. Provide the link to students and parents to use at home when graph paper is needed. Quickly print graphs onto transparency film to use on overhead projectors.
Grades4 to 12
In the ClassroomMake a shortcut to this site on classroom computers and use it as a center. Have students try out this site on individual computers, or as a learning center. Challenge students to complete the Investigations in the site, then write about their thinking process in Math journals or on the class wiki. Not comfortable with wikis? Check out the TeachersFirst's Wiki Walk-Through.
Grades7 to 12
tag(s): pi (28)