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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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  1. WOW, Pam! I will need to use this. I really like Illuminations especially after seeing that number bond tree. I will have to add these to my online resource book! Thanks for sharing =)

    A LoveLi Class

    1. I am so glad you stopped by and found these resources helpful! May all students be mathematicians!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing these resources! I like how you can search by CC strand to find quality materials. I can share these websites in my PLC meeting. Our leader teacher is always looking for resources in ELA and Math, but Math especially.

    Buzzing With Mrs. McClain

    1. Thanks for stopping by Pam's Place. It is wonderful to hear that you found these resources helpful! I, too, like how you can search in different ways, especially by CC strand/standard. Happy mathing :)!