TeachersFirst's Math Resources for Algebra - Grades K-2

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Even the youngest students can start to learn the basics of algebra. Navigate this collection of algebra resources specifically for grades K-2. Use these resources to meet the NCTM standards. Many of these tools are ideal for use on your interactive whiteboard for group instruction. Find topics that relate to the content being taught in your classroom. Share these resources with students on your class website. Share these tools with families for at-home practice.

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Education Unboxed - Rosie

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K to 7
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Education Unboxed is a site put together by a homeschooling mom to help explain math concepts primarily through the use of Cuisinaire rods. Topics include preschool and kindergarten...more
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Education Unboxed is a site put together by a homeschooling mom to help explain math concepts primarily through the use of Cuisinaire rods. Topics include preschool and kindergarten concepts all the way through algebra. Short videos demonstrate and explain each topic. Many topics include explanations of games and activities for practice. Although simple in look, this site is a rich resource for any elementary or middle school classroom.
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tag(s): addition (239), decimals (131), division (169), equations (153), fractions (235), mental math (29), multiplication (221), number sense (95), numbers (199), place value (55), preK (289), square roots (23), subtraction (199), whole numbers (16)

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View videos as a class on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Use code provided with videos to embed on your classroom blog or website or share using urls provided. Use videos as a model and challenge cooperative learning groups to create videos on math topics learned in class. Share the videos on a site such as TeacherTube reviewed here.
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Super Maths World - supermathsworld.com

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K to 12
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Super Maths World offers a few free games for all levels K-12. Although most of the games are not free, there are a few (2-4) at each level that are ...more
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Super Maths World offers a few free games for all levels K-12. Although most of the games are not free, there are a few (2-4) at each level that are free. Login as Guest to choose a concept (such as algebra or addition) or choose from an age range. Hovering over concepts will show age ranges covered in that concept. Free activities are indicated with a green check mark. Choose a game to begin play. Many contain different levels allowing for practice with a broad range of skills. You may want to check back occasionally to see if new free games are being offered.
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tag(s): angles (86), area (68), charts and graphs (195), fractions (235), geometric shapes (165), perimeter (30), rotation (12), venn diagrams (14)

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Super Maths Games make great computer center activities. Create a link to games desired and have students play at their own pace. Share a link to games on your classroom website or blog. Some activities are multi-player. These would make fun games to play on your interactive whiteboard either with several players or by splitting your class into teams.
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Learning Today Math Curriculum - Learning Today

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K to 5
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Learning Today offers tutorials, practice, and assessment activities sorted by five math concepts - number and operations, measurement, geometry, algebra, and data analysis & probability....more
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Learning Today offers tutorials, practice, and assessment activities sorted by five math concepts - number and operations, measurement, geometry, algebra, and data analysis & probability. Choose a concept then choose from grade levels kindergarten through 5th grade. Each grade level includes one interactive tutorial, practice, and assessment for the concept. Each activity begins with a statement of learning objectives addressed along with directions for completing the activity. There is a large portion of the site that is fee-based; however, these activities are worth exploring for classroom use and review.
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tag(s): addition (239), data (151), division (169), measurement (159), multiplication (221), numbers (199), operations (123), preK (289), probability (131), subtraction (199)

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Include links to tutorials, practice, and assessment activities on classroom computers for students to complete independently. Create a link to activities on your classroom website or blog for students to access at home for independent practice.
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Rick's Math - Ricks Math

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K to 12
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This site contains more than 4,800 (at the time of this review) math problems for students pre-kindergarten to high school. There are activities/math problems learning to count, write...more
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This site contains more than 4,800 (at the time of this review) math problems for students pre-kindergarten to high school. There are activities/math problems learning to count, write numbers, understand place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, prime numbers, composite numbers, least common multiples, greatest common factors, factoring whole numbers, fractions and lots more. The site is divided into topics such as word problems, geometry, telling time, and others. Each portion contains a section on tips and tricks section that explains the concept including vocabulary and illustrations. Be sure to also check out the resources section for printable graph paper, number lines, and an assignment measure graph for keeping track of student progress. This site has some interactive activities and many printable pages.
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tag(s): charts and graphs (195), data (151), division (169), factoring (31), fractions (235), multiplication (221), operations (123), prime numbers (33), problem solving (274), time (139), worksheets (62)

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Use your interactive whiteboard (or projector) to display tips and tricks for concepts taught and to review or introduce vocabulary. Copy and print worksheets for homework or additional practice. Share this site through your class website or blog for students to practice at home. This site offers so many topics, that it would make differentiating much easier!

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Counter Square - Ambleside Primary

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K to 5
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This online 100 chart is more than just a static chart. You can click and drag counters onto the chart to display patterns, multiples, odd and even numbers, and much ...more
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This online 100 chart is more than just a static chart. You can click and drag counters onto the chart to display patterns, multiples, odd and even numbers, and much more. Six different counters are available to use in demonstrating math concepts.

tag(s): multiplication (221), number sense (95)

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Have students add up sums of counters placed onto the 100 chart. Use this site to teach younger students HOW to count to 100 and the value/idea of 100. Demonstrate multiples of factors when teaching multiplication facts. Use on the interactive whiteboard or projector when teaching number sense to highlight odd and even numbers. Highlight prime numbers when learning prime and composite. Make this an interactive whiteboard center for students to practice or challenge each other with multiples questions. Visual and tactile learners can get "in touch" with numbers!
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Space Rocks - SmartTutor

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3 to 5
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Aliens collect space rocks containing factors of given numbers in this multiplication practice activity. A demonstration is given showing you how to use the game, click on all rocks...more
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Aliens collect space rocks containing factors of given numbers in this multiplication practice activity. A demonstration is given showing you how to use the game, click on all rocks with given factors of a given number. When you feel that you have found all factors, click on done. If correct, positive feedback is given and a new number is provided. After 2 incorrect choices, the correct answers will be shown. Players can click on a book which also offers definitions of factor and products.

tag(s): factors (40), multiplication (221)

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Use this game as a math center to practice multiplication facts. Play as a class on the interactive whiteboard or projector. Share this site on your class webpage for students to utilize both in the classroom and out.
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Math Play - Doina Popovici

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K to 8
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Math Play offers a wide variety of fun (and educational) interactives. Most activities are suitable for elementary and middle grades. They are organized by grade level, content, and...more
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Math Play offers a wide variety of fun (and educational) interactives. Most activities are suitable for elementary and middle grades. They are organized by grade level, content, and game type. In addition to being kid-friendly and engaging, kids will enjoy the animation and bright colors. The advertisements are a bit of a distraction.

tag(s): addition (239), decimals (131), fractions (235), subtraction (199)

In the Classroom

A great website for a math game day due to the variety of concepts and levels. Use these activities as an informal assessment by observing students as they engage. Try using an interactive whiteboard to encourage friendly competition when students individual laptops are not available.
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Virtual Manipulatives - Glencoe.com

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K to 8
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Looking for a great site that offers simple shapes and tools to manipulate to learn math concepts? Looking for a great site to play simple games? Find both here. Use ...more
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Looking for a great site that offers simple shapes and tools to manipulate to learn math concepts? Looking for a great site to play simple games? Find both here. Use this site on single computers with individuals or groups of students or with a whole class on an interactive whiteboard or projector. Select a grade and then add backgrounds such as coordinates or other grids. Add manipulatives such as algebra tiles, currency, cubes, or counters. As you scroll through the options, a preview window shows what the selection will look like. Use other tools such as pens, compasses, and rulers with all of the manipulatives. Bring your lessons to life interactively using these manipulatives. Choose "Game boards" or "Story boards" under "Backgrounds" for other great options for any class! Use the print function to print the finished screen.

tag(s): counting (120), equations (153), money (190), time (139)

In the Classroom

In Science or Math, use the backgrounds to create a large graph paper screen on an interactive whiteboard or projector to explain how to complete an activity. In Math, find a number of backgrounds or manipulatives to illustrate math concepts. For example, use the Equation Charts background to learn solving equations. Allow students to enter the numbers into the equation and solve then in front of the class. Use Base Ten blocks to illustrate area, volume, and other concepts in Math. Follow with actual manipulatives such as blocks that can be stacked for additional reinforcement. Use story boards for any class as ways to brainstorm ideas, solving problems, and creating flowcharts. Use the storyboard pictures as writing prompts or to frame math or science questions for better understanding. After demonstrating any activity with the whole class, use this site as a perpetual math center with different assignments for students to work with manipulatives on their own or in pairs. Post screenshots at the center for the tools students should use for that week's center. No clean up and no lost pieces! Share this site on your class web page for at-home practice, as well.
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This is a great tool for young students to learn shapes. Melissa, , Grades: 0 - 5

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Math Applets - Learning Today

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1 to 10
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This interactive and entertaining site offers many opportunities for students to learn and discover a variety of math concepts including higher- level thinking skills. The visuals aide...more
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This interactive and entertaining site offers many opportunities for students to learn and discover a variety of math concepts including higher- level thinking skills. The visuals aide in teaching skills in a real-life way. Topics include equalities and inequalities, patterns relationships and functions, tessellation, Venn diagram, fractal tool, basic addition, estimation, transformations, and several others. Even the youngest of students will be able to do Algebra, follow multi-step directions and more. Instructions for each game are clearly given and students can progress in levels as they complete different stages. All games are research-based and are developed to teach math in fun and engaging ways. Most games also include learning objectives as the game is loading.

tag(s): angles (86), counting (120), critical thinking (111), problem solving (274)

In the Classroom

When introducing the concepts of Algebra, display the "Pan Game" on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Challenge students to see if they can solve the problems. After students become comfortable with balancing the pan, introduce the term variables and apply this to what has already been learned through the activity. Reinforce math vocabulary through the use of the activities. After introducing the term "multiple" allow students to try "Sleeboz" to help develop speed with recognition of multiples and to reinforce the definition of multiple. Save this site in your favorites. You may also want to provide this link on your class website for students to use at home.
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iPlay Math Games - IPMG Publishing

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K to 12
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This website has a comprehensive collection of printable math games for all grade levels. Some require common items such as dice and playing cards. Activities are organized by grade...more
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This website has a comprehensive collection of printable math games for all grade levels. Some require common items such as dice and playing cards. Activities are organized by grade level and skills. A wide variety of math skills include: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals and percents, algebra and long division, measurement, graphing and exponents, problem solving, geometry, probability, logic and reasoning, numeration, counting and patterns.

tag(s): logic (239), manipulatives (36), patterns (85), percent (84), probability (131)

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This site will give you a bevy of activity options for your students to try in the classroom to support their learning. Use these activities to plan a Math Night for parents, homework help, embed a link in your classroom website, or send out as an attachment with electronic class newsletters.
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Visual Math Learning - visualmathlearning.com

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2 to 8
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Use these easy lessons to understand math concepts in Elementary Algebra and Pre-Algebra that many students find difficult to grasp. Use a variety of interactives to bring the concepts...more
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Use these easy lessons to understand math concepts in Elementary Algebra and Pre-Algebra that many students find difficult to grasp. Use a variety of interactives to bring the concepts to life and provide real practice. Practice exercises include topics such as Numeral Tree, Less or Greater, Equivalent Fractions, and several others. Puzzles and Games include Shapeology, Primary Colors, Equivalence Rings, and more. This site has a lot to explore! Use additional puzzles and activities for extra practice. There are some unobtrusive advertisements at this site.

tag(s): equations (153), factors (40), integers (41)

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Many students feel inadequate with math concepts. Use these simple lessons and activities to teach concepts in a meaningful and easy to understand manner. Share the activities on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Or have students work on individual computers and use this site to differentiate instruction to meet each student's current math level. After understanding, provide additional practice on paper or with other manipulatives.
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Game Classroom - Big Purple Hippos LLC

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K to 6
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Find free interactives in Math, Logic, and Language Arts using this colorful site. Choose your grade level (K-6) and then your specific topic. Some examples of topics include: Time...more
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Find free interactives in Math, Logic, and Language Arts using this colorful site. Choose your grade level (K-6) and then your specific topic. Some examples of topics include: Time and Money, Problem Solving, Reading and Comprehension, Range, Mean, Median, and Mode, Grammar, Literature, and countless others. Find help in the homework help section along the right side of the site. You may also do a more generalized search by using the links for "Popular," "Math," or "Language Arts." Many of the activities have been created by other sites or educators (you may even notice some familiar characters, such as Big Bird). Some activities may have ads appearing beside them. Students should be advised to ignore these ads.

tag(s): equations (153), fractions (235), homework (45), keyboarding (37), measurement (159), poetry (224), probability (131), statistics (124)

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Share this site on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Make it a kinesthetic "center" for students to explore using your interactive whiteboard. Use these activities to strengthen skills, provide practice, and identify weaknesses. For example, use math games that teach graphing, analyzing, and counting. There is a wide variety of topics here, so be sure to peruse this site before your new unit or lesson! Using examples on this site, students can create their own homework help using a wiki, blog, or other site to help others. Allow students to "rate" the games using stars or smiley faces and comment on how the game helps them learn. Play a variety of word and other language arts games. Be sure to list this link on your class website or wiki for students to access both in and out of the classroom.
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