Grades1 to 10
In the ClassroomThese activities are perfect for an interactive whiteboard (or projector). You could also provide a link to this website in your class newsletter or on your class web page. Many of the activities would provide excellent at-home practice and/or enrichment. Challenge your students to answer a question of the week for extra credit.
Grades4 to 12
In the ClassroomThis tool is amazing on interactive whiteboard. Teach simple concepts, such as area,on the board or have students at computers create their own floor plans or maps to reinforce concepts of proportion, direction, and more. Students can even collaborate from home or continue over several days, since the files can be saved on the system. If you wish to save drawings on Project//Draw, create a single class log-in using an "extra" teacher email account and have all students use that log-in, as well. [We recommend that every teacher keep a secondary email account just for memberships.] Make sure you specify some standard ways for students to name files so you know who created them!
Students who log in and venture throughout the support site behind this will eventually find some bulletin boards where people are discussing features of the program. These discussions are largely technical and do not involve "social networking," but you should be aware of them.
Grades5 to 9
In the ClassroomGet an interactive whiteboard and project the math investigations on a screen. Be sure to check out the "constructionary." Allow the students to try to figure out the answers independently at their desks or have them work on individual or partner computers.
GradesK to 12
In the ClassroomProvide this link in your class newsletter or share the link on your class web page for students to use this resource for additional practice at home. Use selected activities as a center on your single classroom computer or for whole-class practice.
Grades1 to 4
tag(s): tangrams (14)
In the ClassroomUse an interactive whiteboard to demonstrate this website to your students. Then allow students to work on individual computers or at a center to try their hands at the tangrams. Remind them to stay within the blue Tangram workspace to avoid accidental clicks on ads. Students will probably want to create some of their own designs, as well.
Grades5 to 10
In the ClassroomInclude a link to this website on your classroom newsletter or from your teacher web page for student help at home.
GradesK to 12
In the ClassroomIf you want ready-to-go lessons guaranteed to work well on your interactive whiteboard, this collection is a winner. You simply open the activity on the whiteboard and have students tap and drag their way through as you talk with the class. (Invite your most "active" student to be "Vanna White" for a great behavior management solution). Many lessons would work well on laptops or on a computer cluster center, as well.
Grades2 to 6
In the ClassroomUse an interactive whiteboard to introduce your class to this site's activities. Then differentiate your math lessons by allowing students to work independently on the math skills they are currently acquiring. Even if you have only a single classroom computer, you can provide practice and challenge at all levels. This is also a wonderful site to share as a link from your teacher home page or in your classroom newsletter.
GradesK to 5
In the ClassroomThis website would be an excellent resource to use with an interactive whiteboard. You may also want to provide this link on your teacher web page for parents to use at home. Nearly all subject areas (and topics) are included. Do yourself a favor - and utilize this excellent resource! Learning support teachers will love the opportunities for their students to get extra practice.
Grades4 to 12
In the ClassroomMany of these activities would work well with an interactive whiteboard. Read the desciptions of the interactives to see the specific curriculum topics. Many have step-by step lessons included. There is truly something for everyone.
GradesK to 6
tag(s): snow (22)
In the ClassroomShare this link in your class newsletter or web site for fun things for parents to do on a snow day! Try it on an interactive whiteboard and project these large snowflakes and discuss the science behind the snow. You can draw over them on the board to analyze the geometry.
Grades3 to 8
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In the ClassroomTry this one on an interactive whiteboard, then follow up with individual students practicing at a computer or on laptops. Definitely include the link on your teacher web page for additional practice before a quiz or test.
Grades2 to 6
In the ClassroomThis is an excellent review site on polygons and quadrilaterals. Use an interactive whiteboard and award points to opposing teams.
Grades2 to 8
Another wonderful portion of the site is a new section titled Math Charts. Search this portion by choosing from areas such as numbers, operations, decimals, or much more then choose one of the sub-topics. Each chart includes a visual description of the topic and is specifically created to be printed for classroom use, choose the print button at the bottom of the page and the content will enlarge to fill the most it can in whatever size paper is chosen. Be sure not to miss the blackline masters located at the bottom of this section that contain many printables for classroom use such as fraction strips, hundreds charts, and much more.
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In the ClassroomThe math charts are a wonderful resource for classroom bulletin boards, wall decorations, and more - simply laminate for increased durability. Print onto standard sized paper for use in math notebooks or journals. Create a scavenger hunt for students to perform to find words in the math dictionary, have students write definitions and illustrations in math notebooks. View the site using your interactive whiteboard when discussing, introducing, or reviewing math concepts. Share this site through your classroom website or newsletter for reference at home. Share with ESL/ELL and Special Education teachers as a resource to use with students.
Grades1 to 8
In the ClassroomShare the one or more of the interactive activities with your interactive whiteboard or projector. Then set up a computer station for students to rotate through and practice the activities on their own.
GradesK to 12
In the ClassroomKeep this one in your professional favorites to find supporting technology for any math concept. As you find practice or extension ideas for student use or at home reinforcement, share specific links on your class web page or classroom computer center for students to access independently or as you assign them for needed practice. The full site is overwhelming for most parents, so share the specific areas that fit your curriculum.
Grades6 to 12
In the ClassroomMany of these "applets" (mini programs) would work well on interactive whiteboard or student computers to see what happens as you make changes in a mathematical function, for example. Presented "without comment" it would take students a bit of time to figure out the utility of these applets on their own.
Grades4 to 12
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In the ClassroomBookmark this site as a reference site for finding further material. Under each subject find a varity of formats from forums and articles, to videos, interactives, podcasts, experiments and more. Some of the resources on this site may lead to a starting point for individual or group projects. Use parts of this site at a center. Share this site with staff (especially new teachers) and parents looking to extend science and math activities at home.
Grades9 to 12
In the ClassroomThis site includes simple definitions of physics terminology and a game to demonstrate momentum. It has a good array of mathematical content useful for students in or out of class. It could be useful for student review or supplemental material. Be sure to link this site to your class web page or bookmark on a classroom computer for easy access.
Grades9 to 12
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