Sunday, June 2, 2013

Math - 6 (not 60!) most popular posts- videos, lesson plans & more!

Here's a compilation of some popular math posts done in the last couple months. We hope it helps you when you're in thoughtful, more relaxed planning mode this summer. Enjoy!

If you have a favorite we missed, let us know!

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives This free site supports K-12 math students - tons of online exercises in Number and Operations, Geometry, Measurement & more! Each major concept is organized by grade (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 8-12); once you click the appropriate tile, a long list of applicable practice items from which to choose will be listed. This is a MUST see!

NSDL - Phenomenal site. Another must see! Plan on spending some quality time at the National Science Digital Library. The site has a stunning array of easy to find resources and online tools that are directly linked to CC Math standards.

Interactivate - Common Core aligned lessons plus. Interactivate (part of includes activities (online practice) and lessons (a series of well-defined and understandable chunks that do seem to be a complete lesson).

SEDL - CCSS Math Videos for Better Understanding: The SEDL site is an amazing resource for teacher education. They now have a detailed set of videos describing key standards of the CCSS in math (ELA coming soon), by grade level and free to view. Video purpose: clarify the meaning of the standard, not how to teach it.

LearnZillion - Common Core Aligned Lesson Plans Plus LearnZillion has a growing compilation of Common Core aligned lesson plans and other resources. It appears they start in earnest at 3rd grade and up. LearnZillion about 2000 lessons, with more coming, supporting both ELA and Math. 

Numberphile - Engaging Math Videos Numberphile is a collection of videos dedicated to math, numbers and other related areas. Teachers can use these to brush up on topics or post as a “flipped” learning opportunity. There are explanations of laws, theorems, and such. "Real world" math is also included.

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