Here are some math activities and resources that I use regularly in my class.
I project these onscreen to quickly review and/or preview the concepts we are developing in class.
- Daily Number Sense
- TouchMath Practice
- Gruzzles (puzzles on a 0-99 chart to develop number fluency)
- Comparing Money(from Harcourt School website)
- I-tools Geometry (from Houghton Mifflin ThinkCentral site)
- I-tools Probability (from Houghton Mifflin ThinkCentral site)
- I-tools Algebra (and Coordinate Planes) (from Houghton Mifflin ThinkCentral site)
- Number Lines (quickly draw blank number lines to explore number sense)
Pages and sites to produce printed hardcopies of activity sheets, note pages, etc.
- Making (Number) Sense PARENT INFORMATION (WORK IN PROGRESS). This is a printable document that can be shared with parents. It has ideas and activities for parents to help them develop number sense in their children. I usually print the first half (the activities) and only send home the second half (explanation of number sense) if they request it.
- Elementary Math Page Generator WORK IN PROGRESS. Creates pages of homework for grades 2 and up. Choose the types of problems/concepts to include and indicate options. Concepts lean heavily on those that develop more number sense as reflected in the new Common Core State Standards (though I started this project about three years before my state adopted the new standards). While technically it is still a "beta" version, I have spent a lot of time smoothing out the rough edges and I use it every week to generate homework for our second grade team at my school.
- Secret Message Math! A simple math practice generator. Choose the operation, set some options, enter a "secret message" or an answer to a riddle, and print up a page.
- Facts Practice As students pass timed facts test, they progress at different rates. I wrote this little program to print individualized facts practice pages, which I send home for homework.
- I-tools Graphing Can be used to record and print (but not save) kid-friendly graphs. (From Houghton Mifflin ThinkCentral site, until I can get around to designing my own.)
- Upside-Down 0-99 Chart A PDF of a chart I created and use in my classroom. For more information as to the why, see my Upside-Down Hundreds Chart? article on the main site.