Saturday, October 25, 2014

You Oughta Know About: A Blog Hop ~ Resources for Teaching Math


So glad you stopped by. I am linking up today with some other bloggers for the You Oughta Know Blog Hop hosted by Buzzing with Mrs. McClain.

I wanted to share a snapshot of  some math resources that you oughta know about. What I really like about these resources is that they have resources for many grade levels. So please check them out. You may find something you can use in your classroom next week.

The first resource I share with you is Illuminations by NCTM ~ Resources for Teaching Math (K-HS).

http://illuminations.nctm.org/

If you visit this site you can search for activities based on a grade range of activities or the following math strands: numbers & operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and data analysis & probability.

Once you sort by grade band, you can skim and scan the activities to find an activity that fits your goals and objectives.


With Common Core, the number line is the math tool of choice. Check out this activity: Hopping on the Number Line.

http://illuminations.nctm.org/Lesson.aspx?id=355

Once here, you get an instructional plan, the standards, the materials needed, questions that can be asked, and related resources to extend/recycle learning. You have the option to print off what you need to use the activity in your classroom.

Might you find an Illumination's activity that might work with your students?

Another resource I wanted to share is Inside Mathematics (K-HS). If you click in the box in the upper right hand corner, shortcuts by grade or strand, you could narrow your search to what would be most beneficial to you and your students.

http://www.insidemathematics.org/

Here you can see I did a search for numbers and operations in base ten. Then I clicked on second and third grade. Here you can find different problems of the month and performance assessment tasks. Use these activities to encourage math talk in your classroom. Adapt the activities to fit the needs of your students.


There are video resources available also at Inside Math that can be helpful as well to the teaching of mathematics.

The final resource I am going to share is K-5 Math Resources. Here you can search for activities by grade level band and strand: number, geometry, and measurement/data.

http://www.k-5mathteachingresources.com/

As you can see here, I searched third grade activities in the number strand. The standard comes up along with possible activities. If you click on the link, you can print off a pdf to use with your students.

http://www.k-5mathteachingresources.com/3rd-grade-number-activities.html

Here is another example if I searched second grade activities in the measurement and data activities.

http://www.k-5mathteachingresources.com/2nd-grade-measurement-and-data.html

As with any resource, you have to evaluate the activities based on the needs of your students and the goals you hope to accomplish.

I would love to hear what math resources you use for your students. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope  you can add some ideas you found on these sites to  your math toolbox.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Spooktacular Halloween Bash ~ Blog Hop


So glad you stopped by for a spell to join in on the fun! To begin with...check out this spooktacular fraction FREEBIE. Have students design ghosts with certain features while practicing multiplying a whole number by a fraction (4.NF.4). Click on the image to download your FREEBIE!

https://app.box.com/s/a2wzvz2gg00zgz44bwoy

Looking for some monsterific activities?
 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/MONSTER-MANIA-HalloweenBash2014-1361663

Monster Mania can be used as part of a center, as an anchor activity, or as a whole group activity. Students do not have to complete all the activities. Teachers can differentiate according to students’ readiness levels and interest. Monster Mania is a perfect complement for October fun, but it also can be used any time your students need some monsterific activities.

Writing Task Cards There are 6 writing task cards with a monster theme. The writing tasks are intended to be short writing pieces that can easily be further developed by students if time permits. Students can work independently or with a cowriter. The following types of writing are included: friendly letter poetry: quatrain jingle summary: The Important Thing About… movie review recipe

Roll-a-Cube and Booklet Roll-a-Cube is a way to engage students in reviewing 6 literacy/language skills and applying these skills to short tasks with a monster theme. Review target words found on the Roll-a-Cube using the Monster Anchor Mat included in this download. Copy and assemble the Roll-a-Cube and have an activity you can use in a writing center, during group work, or as a quick review during transitions. Have 5 minutes during the day use Roll-a-Cube and have students generate ideas orally to review key skills!

Check out this product, MONSTER MANIA, writing center activities and tasks.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Monster-Mania-Writing-Task-Cards-Activites-for-LiteracyLanguage-Skills-1361663

Trick or Treat! Smell my feet. Give me something good to eat! Hooo doesn't like a tasty treat? What is your favorite candy? Does it make the list of Top 10 Halloween Candy  (Kidzworld 2014)?

1.   Kit Kat
2.   Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
3.   Smarties
4.   Starburst
5.   Nerds
6.   Twix
7.   Sour Patch Kids
8.   Whoppers
9.   Skittles
10. Tootsie Roll

Bats all folks! Thank you for stopping by Pam's Place and joining The Teaching 2 Step Halloween Hop.


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