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Sheppard Software Math - Sheppard Software

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K to 12
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This math site is a MUST SEE for teachers of all grade levels. Much of this site is designed for K-8 teachers, but there are a few activities for the ...more
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This math site is a MUST SEE for teachers of all grade levels. Much of this site is designed for K-8 teachers, but there are a few activities for the high school grades. Although the site is mainly a drill and practice, it offers such an array of topics and levels that there is something for everyone here (and it is terrific for differentiating lessons in the classroom). Sample topics include roman numerals, Algebra II, pre-algebra, measurement, absolute value, early childhood math, telling time, money, place value, fractions, decimals, mixed operations, and more! And did we mention, each topic include rich, colorful interactives for students to practice skills! Most topics also include options to specify content (for example, choosing to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division).

tag(s): decimals (125), fractions (229), money (184), place value (54), preK (284), roman numerals (9), time (138)

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Introduce this site on your interactive whiteboard, then allow students to explore on their own. This is a great site to use as a learning station or center. Be sure to list this link on your class website for extra practice or advanced materials for gifted students. Save this site in your favorites, since there are so many topics you are sure to find materials throughout the entire school year.
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IXL Math - IXL

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K to 7
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Practice math skills with these quick, timed games. View games according to grade levels and content skill. There are a large number of activities and skills for each grade level, ...more
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Practice math skills with these quick, timed games. View games according to grade levels and content skill. There are a large number of activities and skills for each grade level, ranging from 41 skills for Pre-K through 241 skills for sixth-grade! Race against the clock and watch your score for total correct answers. This site also includes some other features for a fee. But this part of this site free, This site also allows you to view the State Standards for each state in the US. Tip: many games have students typing answers. They do not need to click "submit" with the mouse. Pressing Enter works, too, and your students may not know this.

tag(s): addition (224), decimals (125), fractions (229), mixed numbers (14), money (184), multiplication (209), numbers (194), percent (81), preK (284), probability (137), subtraction (186)

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Create student groups to work on various games for speed and accuracy. Strengthen your students' ability to use and understand math concepts with the vast variety of activities and skills on this site. These games would be exceptional on a projector or interactive whiteboard for class team activity. List this site on your class website for students to use both in and out of the classroom.

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TEMATH - Adam O. Hausknecht and Robert E. Kowalczyk

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10 to 12
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This website is a portal to a graphing application. The application can be downloaded for free. (see suggestions below). There are programs for calculus, linear algebra, and many others....more
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This website is a portal to a graphing application. The application can be downloaded for free. (see suggestions below). There are programs for calculus, linear algebra, and many others. Data can be analyzed and manipulated. This site gives a great tool to bring math to life in a laboratory type setting. View the tutorial and examples to learn more about this fascinating tool.

tag(s): charts and graphs (196), equations (154), functions (69)

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If your school computers are locked to prevent downloads, it is worth sending this link to your curriculum supervisor along with a request that the tech dept permit the download. Be sure to demonstrate this site (share the tutorial) on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Students could use this application in a laptop lab to discover the graphs behind different mathematical equations. Students could also apply different tools to help with homework if it is posted to the class wiki. Not familiar with wikis? Have no wiki worries - check out the TeachersFirst's Wiki Walk-Through.
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Math Apprentice - mathapprentice.com

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4 to 12
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"When will we ever use this math stuff?" Answer this question using Math Apprentice. Choose a character and then begin the journey. Walk (or skateboard) to different work sites, buildings,...more
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"When will we ever use this math stuff?" Answer this question using Math Apprentice. Choose a character and then begin the journey. Walk (or skateboard) to different work sites, buildings, or businesses. Learn how math is used every day in these work places: architecture, bike and toy makers, cafes, and more! Listen to a brief introduction of the concept. Solve problems or free play to identify math concepts in real life. No account or login is required.

tag(s): business (58), careers (145), equations (154), measurement (177), ratios (63), STEM (191)

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This site is a terrific example of STEM integrated learning. This is a great site to share on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Have cooperative learning groups explore different careers or buildings and share how math is used at their locations. Why not have groups create a video using a tool such as Teachers.TV (reviewed here) or a podcast using PodOmatic (reviewed here), to share their mathematical discoveries! At the end of an introduction of a concept, use this site for specific math practice using a real life concept. For example, visit the bike shop to use math to determine pedal gear to wheel gear ratios and resultant bike speeds. Use as an individual activity, a team activity, or with the entire class using an interactive whiteboard. Follow up with a personal problem to solve. In this example, students can measure the two gears on their bikes (or their teachers bike brought into the classroom) to use the information for further understanding.
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Dan's Math - Dan Bach

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5 to 12
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This math website is a resource for basic information on math concepts. Although it is rather "plain vanilla" in design, it provides some valuable information. Concepts include: Basic...more
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This math website is a resource for basic information on math concepts. Although it is rather "plain vanilla" in design, it provides some valuable information. Concepts include: Basic Math Skills, Pre-calculus, Calculus, Beyond Calculus, and Other Stuff. Dan also provides links to neat math extras like paradoxes and riddles.

tag(s): decimals (125), exponents (44), fractions (229), numbers (194), operations (122), order of operations (40), percent (81), prime numbers (31), square roots (20)

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The basic information on the concepts of math could easily be used in online teaching as an option to a formal textbook. The reading is easy to understand, and to-the-point. The problem of the week section of the site could be used as a challenge activity for students once a week in different math classes. Provide this link on your class website for help to struggling students or for your math lovers to explore on their own.

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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 (154), factors (40), integers (40)

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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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Maths Frame - Design and Online Ltd.

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2 to 6
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This site, created in the United Kingdom, offers some engaging FREE math resources. Click on the FREE RESOURCES CLICK HERE button on the top of the page. Use these free ...more
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This site, created in the United Kingdom, offers some engaging FREE math resources. Click on the FREE RESOURCES CLICK HERE button on the top of the page. Use these free activities for counting, calculating, bar charts, number lines, multiples, money, and more. Choose from activities such as "Matching Pairs" and "Missing Digits" Beneath each activity are primary framework objectives.

tag(s): money (184), multiples (31), multiplication (209), numbers (194), sequences (15)

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Use these activities as drill exercises in class or at home. These activities are perfect for interactive whiteboards or projectors. Use these activities with groups of students and provide the opportunity for them to explain the concept or solution. Save this site in your favorites, so students can visit often. Consider sharing this link on your class website or wiki.
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Using the Smartboard to support Math - Kenton County School District

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K to 12
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Interested in learning how to use your interactive Smartboard (or any brand of whiteboard) to support good math instruction? View interactive activities by Kentucky Math standards,...more
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Interested in learning how to use your interactive Smartboard (or any brand of whiteboard) to support good math instruction? View interactive activities by Kentucky Math standards, grade level, or content. Preview the resource or download (SMART Notebook format only) for use in the classroom. SMARTboard software is required for using downloaded files. Other activities feature activities using content from another site and a description for using the resource. Many of the outside sites are interactive (and fantastic).

The activities are divided up by grade level. There is something here for all grade levels. You can also search activities by name: clock templates, Pythagorean theorem, graphing coordinate pairs, spinners, and many others.

tag(s): charts and graphs (196), counting (111), fractions (229), iwb (33), numbers (194), patterns (86), volume (53)

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Unlock the power of the interactive whiteboard by using these activities to introduce or reinforce concepts in a variety of Math subjects. For example, teach geometry using the "Geometry in Action" activity which uses architecture to teach geometric concepts or use "Cubic Volume" to fill a rectangular prism with cubes to determine the volume. Be sure to check out the external sites also, there are some gems! If you have a different brand of whiteboard, preview the ideas for the downloadable files, then check your company's software for an equivalent activity. Many offer very similar resources.
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Calculation Nation - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

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4 to 9
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Online games CAN help students learn! Use this free site to play math games against other opponents or a computer. Learn about fractions, factors, multiples, and symmetry among others....more
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Online games CAN help students learn! Use this free site to play math games against other opponents or a computer. Learn about fractions, factors, multiples, and symmetry among others. Practice important skills using basic multiplication and have fun learning math. In order to play all games, a log in is required. However, you can do some of the activities using a "Guest Pass." Just click on the "Guest Pass" link to begin. With this option, you can't play against other players - only the computer. At the time of this review, all five interactives were available to guests. Log in to play against others in and out of your class. Registering with the site also allows you to save your game.

Specific activities include "Square Off," "Factor Dazzle," "Fraction Feud," "Times Square," and "Slam Ball". Click on the "For Parents and Educators" tab to learn more about each game and the content area being addressed.

tag(s): decimals (125), fractions (229), multiples (31)

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Students can create a login to save their game play as well as challenge others in their class or elsewhere. Students must have individual accounts (email required). Check your school policies about accessing/sharing student email on school computers. You may want to create your own Gmail account with up to 20 subaccounts for each group of students (by code name or number) within your classes. If your students do not have their own emails follow the Gmail subaccount directions explained here.
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Advanced Algebra II - Kenny M. Felder

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9 to 12
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Use this site for great content, activities, and worksheets for Algebra II. Choose a variety of resources in this module that can be downloaded. View various topics in the Table...more
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Use this site for great content, activities, and worksheets for Algebra II. Choose a variety of resources in this module that can be downloaded. View various topics in the Table of Contents. When using any of the content, follow the directions for citing and attributing. Be sure to click on the links to uncover the philosophy of the coursework as well as how to use the coursework. Also use with the Conceptual Explanations content and the Teacher's Guide. This site requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. Get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): equations (154), inequalities (25)

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Use the content in this course that does a great job of providing activities and homework for an algebra class. For example, click on the functions link in the content. Additional links to the "Function game," "Function game homework," and "Functions in the Real World" appear. Clicking on any of these links brings other related content links forward as well. Find great ideas and content resources here. Be sure to list this site on your class website or wiki for students to access both in and out of the classroom.
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Educational Videos for kids - NeoK12

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K to 12
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This incredible site is a database of videos on an abundance of topics! They are arranged by topic and very easy to access. The general subjects include physical science, life ...more
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This incredible site is a database of videos on an abundance of topics! They are arranged by topic and very easy to access. The general subjects include physical science, life science, earth and space, social studies, math, English, and the human body. Each of the subjects includes 10+ topics. And each of the topics includes countless videos. You truly have to see this collection to believe it! There are lessons "ready to go" on video: Civil Rights Movement, Ice Age, Allergies, Subtracting Negative Numbers, Electricity, and MANY others.

NOTE: Although the videos are listed on this site, they actually "live" elsewhere on the Internet, so some videos may be blocked in your school (those on YouTube, for example). Always pretest to be sure the video you hope to use is accessible at school!

tag(s): ecosystems (91), insects (72), phonics (69), probability (137), solar system (121), speaking (24), statistics (126), writing (363)

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Share these videos on your interactive whiteboard or projector. This is a great site to use when planning for substitute teachers, as an introduction to a new unit, or even as additional information on a specific topic.

Challenge cooperative learning groups to create their own videos about topics being studied in social studies, science, math, or nearly any other topic. Include this link on your class web page for students to access outside of schools for reinforcement and further exploration of concepts.
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Lure of the labyrinth - Maryland Public Television

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6 to 9
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Use this free learning tool that combines the best research of game theory to learn about pre-algebra. A compelling story is woven through multi-level puzzle play to build pre-algebra...more
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Use this free learning tool that combines the best research of game theory to learn about pre-algebra. A compelling story is woven through multi-level puzzle play to build pre-algebra skills in proportions, fractions, ratios, variables, equations, and operations. Lure of the labyrinth is an underground world inhabited with monsters and really gross food and slimy materials sure to make a middle school student smile. Students operate in this activity as a monster avatar in a shadowy factory. The mission is to rescue and save their missing pet as well as others. Play this game individually or in teams. Players can communicate online to exchange ideas and strategies which encourage collaboration. Click on the "educator's guide" for great ideas and suggestions for integrating the game into your curriculum and the "quick start" for learning the basic ins and outs of the game. Videos are also available for learning the basic skills. Most students, however, know how to approach games and learn as they go. Registration with an email address for this site is required. Teachers should record student logins and passwords for students who may forget. Be sure to read the recommendations on the site for login creations as well as your district recommendations for student registrations. You may want to create your own Gmail account with up to 20 subaccounts for each group of students (by code name or number) within your classes. Here is a blog post that tells how to set up GMail subaccounts to use for any online membership service.

tag(s): equations (154), fractions (229), puzzles (204)

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Share this site on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Use this site to sharpen and advance pre-algebra skills using problem sets in this fun filled activity. Students groups can work collaboratively on solving problems. You may want to provide this link on your class website for additional enrichment at home (even if you don't have the time to do the activities during class).
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Math Interactives - Alberta Education

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3 to 12
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Looking for interactive math resources and their use in everyday life? Math Interactives provide a variety of topics with interactive options for each. View "Use it" to access guided...more
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Looking for interactive math resources and their use in everyday life? Math Interactives provide a variety of topics with interactive options for each. View "Use it" to access guided practice for students or "Explore it" for activities that can be used as a teacher demo or practice activities. Additional quicktime videos about the topic and support materials are included. Example topics in the "Number" category include Fractions, Integers, and Exponents. Other categories include "Patterns and Relations," "Shape and Space," and "Statistics and Probability."

tag(s): data (157), equations (154), exponents (44), integers (40), numbers (194), square roots (20)

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Use these great activities with an interactive whiteboard or projector to engage students and identify underlying math rules. Students can work individually or in groups on the "Use It" activities for guided practice in understanding the math concepts. Use the "Explore it" activities for additional practice or to uncover the math concepts. Students can create their own interactive directions using wikis, video or photo tutorials, or podcast which can be shared with others. Not sure where to begin with the multimedia projects? Not comfortable with wikis? Have no wiki worries - check out the TeachersFirst's Wiki Walk-Through. Having students create a video? Use a video sharing site such as Teachers.TV reviewed here. Looking to narrate an image? Try ThingLink, reviewed here. Not sure where to create Podcasts? Try a site such as PodOmatic (reviewed here).
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This is a great resource. I will use it during our Exponents unit. Nancy, GA, Grades: 6 - 12

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Graph sketch - lardbucket.org

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9 to 12
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Need a simple way to graph equations? Enter an equation (up to six per graph,) choose some settings, and graph it. There are a number of functions you can use ...more
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Need a simple way to graph equations? Enter an equation (up to six per graph,) choose some settings, and graph it. There are a number of functions you can use to plot with examples for formatting. Save the graphs to use later in your documents or worksheets. Create a permanent link to share them with others. Ability to format equations for use with this graph is needed, but some examples are given. Easily change the settings of the graph and few common functions for formatting.

tag(s): charts and graphs (196), equations (154)

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Demonstrate how to use this site on an interactive whiteboard or projector. Use as a simple graphing calculator for all students. Students can verify math rules through the use of graphing of various equations. Be sure to list this site on your class website for students to access outside of the classroom!

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Maths online - Actis

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K to 12
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Use these free math activities for learning math concepts from number grids to Algebra. There is something here for all grade levels. Examples include "Millennium Bug Racing" for mental...more
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Use these free math activities for learning math concepts from number grids to Algebra. There is something here for all grade levels. Examples include "Millennium Bug Racing" for mental math games between players and "Transformation Golf" for a great way to learn spatial relationships. At the time of this review, this site included eight interactive math activities.

tag(s): counting (111)

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Use the Interactive whiteboard or projector to introduce this site and the activities. Create a station as a learning center for concept introduction, review, or practice. Use many of these activities and give students the opportunity to explain the math concept behind it to check for understanding. List this site on your class website or wiki for use both in and out of the classroom.
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Math Tool Chest - Macmillan

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K to 5
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Learn basic math skills with this exciting site. Each chest offers and experience with a math concept: tables, coin toss, spinner, counter, graphs, fractions, attributes, place value,...more
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Learn basic math skills with this exciting site. Each chest offers and experience with a math concept: tables, coin toss, spinner, counter, graphs, fractions, attributes, place value, money, and pattern blocks. Tools for each game include "Erase," "Start Over," "Camera," "Paint," "Set Up," and "Hide Data." The character in the lower right hand corner offers help to the player. Speakers are required to hear the help prompts. You are able to turn the sound ON or OFF. There is a calculator available at the bottom of the screen. This site is available in both English and Spanish. Use the print function to share results.

tag(s): money (184), numbers (194), patterns (86), probability (137)

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Use these great games to teach or reinforce various math functions. This is definitely one to save in your favorites and list on your class website or blog. Share this site on an interactive whiteboard or projector as an introduction to a math unit or as review.
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Flash Card Flash - Flash Card Flash

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K to 12
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Everyone needs time savers. This site just made your life easier. Find pre-made flash cards using a search engine (powered by Google) from the best flash card sites on the ...more
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Everyone needs time savers. This site just made your life easier. Find pre-made flash cards using a search engine (powered by Google) from the best flash card sites on the web. Simply type in your topic in the search line and in seconds, you will have a list of flash card sites that feature your topic. Click on the links, and you have pre-made electronic flash cards at your fingertips. You do not need to be signed in with the flash card sites to enjoy the benefits. Some sites are easier to navigate than others. This tool may require some time "digging" for the best! Many of the sites require Flash and/or Adobe Acrobat. You can get both from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): flash cards (45)

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Share the online vocabulary words on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Students can work in pairs at a computer to enhance the flashcard learning. GED and placement test learners will find this feature most useful. Foreign language learners will find all their flash card needs are met with this site. Share this site on your class website for students to use to practice both in and out of the classroom. Use this tool with ESL/ELL students. Use this site for students to practice new science vocabulary words. Imagine the possibilities!
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Mathematical Fiction - Alex Kasman

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K to 12
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This site provides countless books, films, plays, and television shows that all relate to specific math concepts. What a fabulous way to integrate math, language arts, history, and...more
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This site provides countless books, films, plays, and television shows that all relate to specific math concepts. What a fabulous way to integrate math, language arts, history, and more! The site includes the title, year, and brief description. Teachers can browse by genre, medium, motif, and/or topic. Media include everything from comic books to plays to television series. Genres include historical fiction, children's literature, adventure/espionage, fantasy, science fiction, and more. Sixty-three fiction offerings are even available FREE (in their entirety) online! The site is still developing and frequently adds additional fiction titles. Students who enjoy fantasy will also enjoy choosing books from this site, since the author admits that not all math mentioned in all the books is "real" math!! The site allows teachers to search by keyword and also to browse new offerings in the compilation of titles.

tag(s): logic (244), probability (137), statistics (126)

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Use this site to find extra reading choices for reluctant readers who are interested in technology and math. Use it also to show students that math processes are inherent in a lot of life's experiences. Search the site for your current math topics. Share this link on your class website for students (and parents) to use at home. Share it with your school librarian for a featured reading shelf. Challenge your more verbal/linguistic gifted students to write similar stories that feature a math concept and create an online book using a tool such as Bookemon, reviewed here.

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emathematics - Emathmatics.net

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5 to 12
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Looking for extra practice and better ways to track student progress? Use this free site for explanations of concepts, see example problems, and answer a practice problem. The English...more
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Looking for extra practice and better ways to track student progress? Use this free site for explanations of concepts, see example problems, and answer a practice problem. The English is British style, so remember that "revise" on this site means the same as "review" to Americans. Teachers can register their students to follow their progress. Registration is free, but does require an email address. If you plan to have students register individually, you may want to create your own Gmail account with up to 20 subaccounts for each group of students (by code name or number) within your classes. Here is a blog post that tells how to set up GMail subaccounts to use for any online membership service.

Data on correct and incorrect answers as well as strengths and weaknesses are kept for students. This site does include some minor advertisements. Watch out for a link to "essay paper" buried at the far bottom right on the home page: a place to purchase essays online!

tag(s): coordinates (30), exponents (44), fractions (229), integers (40), percent (81)

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Use this site for extra practice or answering a problem after initial teaching. Identify strengths and weaknesses for grouping students in solving problems. Share this link on your class website for students to use for extra practice and as a resource outside of the classroom.

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Tutpup - Mind Candy

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K to 6
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Tutpup allows students to practice math skills and spelling skills with students from around the world. Users can choose from the following categories: Spelling, Maths 101, Maths Mix,...more
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Tutpup allows students to practice math skills and spelling skills with students from around the world. Users can choose from the following categories: Spelling, Maths 101, Maths Mix, Algebra, and Time Tables. Topics include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, algebra, spelling (by listening to the word), and more. Students can also choose a skill level from very easy to very difficult. Results are posted at the end of the game. Teachers can sign up for free under a class name that tags students to that id number.

Caution: this site is still in beta, so you may notice some slight changes as it grows. The site does offer you the option to "Join," you can access all activities (at this point) without registering. The site was created in the UK, so some of the pronunciations and spellings may differ than in American English. Also, this site requires Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): addition (224), division (159), listening (86), multiplication (209), spelling (166), subtraction (186), vision (79)

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What a great site for those competitive-spirited math junkies as well as for students who may need remediation on particular skill areas. This is an all-around great practice site. Share this site on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Set up learning stations for students to try out the activities. If individual computers are available, have students work at their own math or spelling levels. Have students keep a log of activities they complete and how well they do, since you will not be able to monitor a center. List this site on your class website for students to access both in and out of your classroom, to practice both math and language arts.
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