Math Resources

Supplemental Resources For Math Units (Math Expressions)

These presentations were built to either be used on our interactive whiteboards, projected on a screen or whiteboard, or printed and made into overheads. Each lesson included two slides. The first is the problem of the day (with room to show work), and the second shows the learning targets to be learned that day and important content vocabulary. If you are an interactive whiteboard user you could run the pages directly from the PDF files, save the Powerpoint to your desktop, or open the embedded presentation, then students could teach their strategy and annotate on the Interwrite Board; I left room on the Problem of the day page for that purpose. The same could be done if you choose to print the slides for use with an overhead projector. Print the slides in either black and white or gray-scale on paper to create a master set, then transfer them to transparency sheets (or print them on transparency sheets if you have some). Students could come up to the overhead to demonstrate their method of solving the problem. If you have suggestions for how I can improve these presentations (or if you find typos), please join the wiki and start a discussion or message me. I created these files to make things easier for myself, but hope others find them valuable as well.

*In hindsight, I realized I created the PowerPoints using a custom font I had downloaded. In order for the PowerPoints to format correctly (the PDFs and embedded presentations will work fine without this step), you'll need to download and install the font from this link (if you don't already know how to do this, click here for a quick tutorial)

Games for increasing Math Fact Fluency:
  • Math Mahjong Really fun math game for practicing basic facts with all operations. Can be played collaboratively at Interactive Whiteboard, or used in computer lab.
  • Arcademic Skill Builder Fun, arcade style learning games.
  • Tutpup Student favorite. Practice math facts, math skills, and spelling while competing against other classes and students around the world. Students earn achievement badges for their accomplishments.

Collaborative Games and Practice Activities:

Interactive Games:

  • Shepherd Software Interactive Math Games Fun, interactive games (covering most math standards) for either interactive whiteboard use or for use in computer lab. Games I use most frequently are: Math Mahjong (choose operation), Multiplication Station, and Scooter Quest (place value) but most games are very usable and engaging for students (and teachers!).
  • Tutpup Definitely a classroom favorite. Students are truly enjoying competing against their global peers while practicing their computation and spelling skills.
  • Freerice Practice basic skills across the curriculum while helping others. For each correct answer, freerice gives 10 grains of rice through the UN World Food Program to help end hunger.
  • Ghost Blasters

Interactive Lessons:

  • Discovery Education Math Homework Help This is a great resource for students that need a quick review of fundamental skills. On this page, you will find resources to help students master the basics of mathematics of numbers and number operations. Videos and tutorials explain basic operations and help with the mastery of math skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division--essential building blocks for success in mathematics. Parents may also find this site useful when helping their kids.

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