Grades4 to 12
In the ClassroomThis is one of those sites that you have see to appreciate. Share the site on an interactive whiteboard. In more advanced classes, project a number on the screen as students walk in. Have students try to figure out what might make this number "special." Have students share their responses. This is a great "number of the day/mind-stretcher of the day" activity.
Or have students work on individual computers. Choose several of the numbers that relate to a topic that you are teaching (such as the square root), and have individual students learn about the number and then teach the class what they learned. Extend the idea by having students create "what's special" PowerPoint slides or wiki pages about favorite numbers. What better way to develop true number sense and excitement about math as a mental game.
Grades7 to 12
tag(s): equations (154)
In the ClassroomUse the flashcards and learning center information to reinforce material taught in class. Students can also look at the examples to make a class hint list of "how to avoid mistakes in our math class." Students can use this information to review incorrect homework and test questions. Have students take turns presenting the most commonly missed questions and how to find the correct answers. Have students correct their own mistakes from a test or homework assignment by using the site. Have students analyze the mistakes first before they roll over to view the hints and the corrections. If you use an interactive whiteboard, the rollovers will not appear as easily, so you can ask students to find them first.
Grades2 to 10
In the ClassroomThe possibilities at this website abound. The website offers both audio and visual descriptions for each math topic, thus enabling you to reach your visual and audio learners. Use your interactive whiteboard or projector to share a specific topic with your students. Or make the videos a learning center for students to explore independently, and view the videos that relate to their individual needs. Be sure to provide this link for home use via your class newsletter or on your website.
Grades6 to 10
In the ClassroomWhy not print a pattern onto cardstock or other thick paper. Then project the image (that you printed for your students) onto a projection screen or interactive whiteboard, while students work independently at their seats. Before you pass out the paper copies, have them view the projected image and predict what it will be.
These shapes can also serve as creative study aids for all subject areas, especially for students who need engaging ways to review. Have students write key terms and questions on the "faces" before assembling the figures, then "roll" them as a study game, testing each other to define or explain terms.
Grades1 to 8
tag(s): vocabulary (315)
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.
Grades5 to 9
In the ClassroomGet your interactive whiteboards (or projectors) ready for this intriguing website. The website introduction page activates students' schema by explaining how we live in a three-dimensional world. Have your students add to the website's list of 3D shapes in their classroom. Complete the web activities as a class (on a projection screen), or have your students team up and research the website in pairs. At the conclusion of the activity, have your students divide into two teams to complete the interactive quiz. Project the questions on the screen, and have the teams discuss the math problem and determine the best answers.
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 (15)
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.
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.
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.
Grades5 to 9
In the ClassroomGet an interactive whiteboard and project the math investigations on a screen. Be sure to check out the "constructionary." Allow the students to try to figure out the answers independently at their desks or have them work on individual or partner computers.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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