April 19, 2020
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Math Collections for All Ages
Whether you’re looking for a math tutorial or an interactive tool to use for review, find the perfect resource to share with students learning math in the classroom or at home.
TeachersFirst's Math Resources for All Grades
Peruse our extensive collection of math resources for both distance learning and the classroom, divided by grade range and aligned with NCTM Standards. Topics include numbers & operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and data & probability.
Study Jams—math and science concepts turned into songs—are the perfect way to engage students, whether you’re teaching remotely, in the classroom, or in a blended format. Topics include place value, number lines, algebra, and more.
Sheppard Software: Free Online Learning Games
Click the link for Math to access countless interactives and review games on topics like basic operations, mixed operations, fractions, money, and probability. Share the direct links with students for easy access.
Engage Your Youngest Learners
Teaching young students remotely can be a challenge, especially for subjects like math. Use these resources to help students engage with the material and provide meaningful assessments to keep them on track.
Gamify your math instruction with this ready-to-go curriculum that allows students to complete activities and lessons while earning coins to use toward the purchase of virtual pets. You can assign material to individual students who need more practice.
NCTM Illuminations Numbers & Operations Resources PreK-2nd Grade
Each interactive in this collection includes instructions, learning objectives, and standard alignments. Don't miss Dynamic Paper, a tool to create math manipulatives, such as pentagonal pyramid, a set of pattern blocks, or a number line.
e-learning for kids - Math
Share this collection of over 300 math e-lessons, many of which include a review game. Topics include number sense, geometry, time, and money. Share direct links with students to make remote learning easier.
April is National Financial Literacy Month, and we’ve curated a list of resources for a wide range of grade levels to help you teach students about spending, saving, and investing.
TV411 - Finance
Share these web lessons, videos, and downloads about credit card financing, hidden costs, paychecks, and other finance topics. Each lesson begins with an introduction to the activity and includes engagement questions and built-in assessments.
Send your students to this virtual world to explore how money is earned, what money is worth, and how to prioritize spending and saving. Students perform jobs and make decisions that can impact their finances for the year.
Bizkids, based on the TV show of the same name, was created to teach kids about money, business, and entrepreneurship. There are five lessons (available in Spanish and English), and students can sign up to receive a newsletter with money tips.
This Week at TeachersFirst
Join us on Tuesday for our next virtual workshop on advanced searches on Google, read our blog post and Twitter chat archive about teaching math remotely, and don’t forget to give your input in our weekly poll!
Tuesday, 4/21, 7 pm ET
OK2Ask®: Using Google Search
Join us on Tuesday at 7 PM ET for our new virtual workshop session, “Around the World Using Google Search Tips & Tricks.” Understand how effective search strategies help students conduct research and introduce advanced search approaches to the classroom.
New strategies & ideas for the digital classroom
Twitter Chat Archive: Fostering Reading and Math Engagement Online
If you missed last week's Twitter chat about fostering reading and math engagement online, check out the archive for some innovative ways to incorporate technology in your lessons.
Discover new tech tools to support remote reading and math instruction »
Infusing Technology Blog
Using Technology for Virtual and In-School Math Groups
In a recent blog post, we talked about using technology for virtual and in-school math groups. Read all about these timely math solutions to use in remote learning situations or adapt them for in-school use.
Share your thoughts
This week our poll asks: Are you required to teach online during school closures? This could mean online meetings, virtual office hours, or offering content asynchronously using the Internet to connect with students.
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