TeachersFirst's Math Resources for Measurement - Grades 6-8
If you are teaching measurement or just middle school math, this is a must see collection. Use these resources to meet the NCTM Measurement Standards for grades 6-8. Many of these tools are ideal for use on your interactive whiteboard or in your BYOD (or 1:1) classroom. Find topics that relate to the content being taught in your classroom. Use these resources to explain the metric and customary systems of measurement. Explore and share information about angles, area, perimeter, and volume. Share these resources with students on your class website. Use these tools for remediation and review with all students. Share with gifted students for additional enrichment and advancement opportunities. Share these tools with families for at-home practice.
Grades5 to 9
In the ClassroomAlthough created for English Language Learners, take advantage of these geometric tasks for use with all students. Use the Sentence Starters and Story Frames as models for incorporating writing into any math lesson. If you are beginning the process of integrating technology, have students create blogs sharing their sharing their mathematical thinking and understanding using Pen.io, reviewed here. This blog creator requires no registration. If you are teaching younger students and looking for an easy way to integrate technology and check for understanding, challenge your students to create a blog using EasyBlog, reviewed here.
Grades8 to 12
In the ClassroomCreate a link to TrianCal on your class web page or blog for students to use at home when working with triangles. The calculator is perfect for use on your interactive whiteboard to show representations of different triangles and the effect of changing inputs. Have students create an annotated image of different triangles including text boxes and related links using a tool such as Thinglink, reviewed here.
Grades5 to 8
In the ClassroomAlthough there are only a few activities, this site provides an interesting starting point for creating inquiry-based lessons. Use ideas from this site as examples and have students make their own Agree or Disagree activities. Challenge small groups of students to find (and cite correctly) videos they could use for an activity like the ones presented here. Use a tool like Shotclip, reviewed here, to upload images, video, audio, add effects, and edit the chosen video as desired, if necessary. Once students have finished this project, have students post their videos on TeacherTube, reviewed here, and present them to the class.
Grades6 to 12
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In the ClassroomLook at the various metrics based on your age to gain perspective on many science and history topics. Look at the impact of human behavior on the environment or at the "big picture" of what one human can do in a lifetime. Consider comparing the changes on Earth based on a student's age versus a teacher's age (if you're brave enough to tell!). You can also dial back the clock 100 years, but choose times in modern history for the comparison. Don't forget to use the dropdown menus on each chart for more information. For example, pick any planet to see how old you'd be there. Small groups of students could discuss and analyze different components of the site and present their findings to the larger class. Include this in math class as a way to apply multiplication formulas or conversions. Use observations on this site to spark blog posts of evidence-based writing. Have students make visual representations of their life on Earth as an infographic. To learn more about infographics in the classroom, see TeachersFirst's Now I See!.
Grades5 to 9
In the ClassroomIntroduce this site (and video clip) on your interactive whiteboard or projector during units on measurement, volume, and perimeter. Then have students explore this site independently or in small groups. Use this site as the starting point for individual or group projects. Have students make concrete representations of candy and packaging to demonstrate responses. Before solving this activity, create a quick poll using Survey Anyplace, reviewed here, to see how much students know. Extend the challenge by having students write packaging/measurement challenges for their classmates to solve, perhaps for a product they especially like!
Can't wait to use this for morning meeting! Diane will be so proud of me!Patricia, NJ, Grades: 6 - 12
GradesK to 12
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In the ClassroomShare this site on your class website or blog for students to practice math concepts at home. Share with parents through your class website or newsletter as a great resource for review and reinforcement of math concepts. Share activities on an interactive whiteboard or projector. Use problems on the site to present new concepts or review information before end-of-unit assessments. Provide links to lessons on the class website or blog for students to review at home. Have students create their own lessons modeled on this site. Then have students create blogs to practice writing about their math solutions. If you are beginning the process of integrating technology, have students create blogs sharing their learning and understanding using Loose Leaves, reviewed here. This blog creator requires no registration.
GradesK to 12
tag(s): addition (225), commoncore (96), DAT device agnostic tool (173), decimals (125), division (160), equations (149), fractions (228), functions (70), integers (40), measurement (164), multiples (35), multiplication (211), number sense (98), numbers (195), operations (123), order of operations (39), polynomials (30), pythagorean theorem (32), statistics (126), subtraction (185), time (139)
In the ClassroomAdd a link to classroom computers for use during math centers. Be sure to share a link with parents on your class website or newsletter for math practice at home. Differentiate content based on individual student's needs. If you wish, encourage parents to create individual student accounts to track progress and share with you throughout the school year. Have them email reports or print them out and send to school with younger ones. If you and the parent wish to "share" a login, you could work together to support struggling students. Learning support teachers and ESL/ELL teachers will find this simple tool a great asset in the classroom.
This website is now, out of beta and they have added a lot of new content. Editor's Note - Thank you, we will update our information.ise, , Grades: 0 - 12
Great website for math-practiceise, , Grades: 0 - 12
Grades4 to 8
In the ClassroomUse this site on your interactive whiteboard (or projector) to demonstrate different kinds of triangles and angle measurements. Change triangle dimensions and ask students to define the category they fall into. Have volunteers come up to the whiteboard and change the measurements of a triangle, while the rest of the class guesses what type of triangle is now created. Create a work station using this site and allow students to explore the different measurements on their own.
Grades6 to 12
tag(s): angles (88), area (72), assessment (109), charts and graphs (192), decimals (125), equations (149), estimation (47), measurement (164), negative numbers (21), percent (80), pythagorean theorem (32)
In the ClassroomBookmark and save this site as a resource for classroom activities and assessments relating to Common Core standards. Share this site with others in your department as a resource for developing and implementing activity based lessons. View videos as part of your (and your department's) professional development sessions. This is an excellent site for any Math department head or curriculum leader to use when leading fellow teachers.
Grades5 to 12
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