Friday, March 27, 2015

Family Math Day 2015

The handout given on Family Math Day includes links to many math websites. The list below is the same as the one in the handout, but allows you to click on the links for easy access. Enjoy!

INTERNET BASED MATH PRACTICE:  To find these websites from any device that can access the internet just go to the Spooner Area School District home page.  www.spooner.k12.wi.us. Click the link for STUDENTS > SES STUDENTS > ELEMENTARY LINKS AND FAVORITES

MATH EXPRESSIONS. Look here to access games, online textbooks, definitions and manipulatives that match our Math series. www.eduplace.com/kids/mthexp/

Also related to the classroom math units is MEGA MATH, sorted by grade. It helps to know what unit students are working on, or they can explore and try something new.  Many of these activities require sound, but some can be figured out without sound. Lots of choices.

https://www.ixl.com/signin/spooner  :  iXL is a site that our district subscribes to for students. For the Username, type the first letter of their first name and their entire last name. The password is usually their lunch number. Some teachers have assigned a different password that students should know.  iXL keeps track of what students work on, generates a report for teachers and awards ribbons and stickers as students complete math activities. Pre-readers can click to listen to the problem.

http://www.brainpopjr.com/math/ : Another subscription site for our district students. There are Measurement games for Meters, Cups, Grams, Ounces, Perimeter and Temperature that can all be done without sound.   See the computer lab helpers for USERNAME and PASSWORD.

Additional websites that 1st through 4th graders may want to explore:  
 

·         www.hoodamath.com : Math Games on HoodaMath.com have integrated Common Core State Standards. They also have a nice list of apps for iPad, iPod and Android.

·         www.Mathplayground.com : Math Playground is a popular learning site filled with math games, logic puzzles, step-by-step instructional videos, math practice, and a variety of problem solving activities. A favorite of parents and teachers, Math Playground provides a very safe place for kids to learn and explore math concepts online at their own pace.

·      www.Coolmath4Kids.com : For ages 12 and under, Coolmath4Kids is an amusement park of math, games, and more, designed to teach math and make it FUN
·         http://www.funbrain.com/brain/MathBrain/MathBrain.html  - Students select Boy or Girl and a grade level then they work their way through math activities to move their playing piece. The website generates a code to save their progress and  is used next time the student logs in.
·        http://www.fuelthebrain.com/games/ -This site has a number of fun math activities. Horseracing, basketball practice and other sports help kids to review their math facts.


·         INTERNET FOR CLASSROOMS has indexed a number of helpful links to other websites categorized by grade level and subject.  There is a lot of content here to explore.  -  http://www.internet4classrooms.com/grade_level_help.htm

o   http://www.internet4classrooms.com/assistance.htm  - Here you will find Practice Math Tests sorted by grade level.  This Grade 2 link for instance goes to the review questions from our math textbooks.  http://www.eduplace.com/kids/mhm/testprep/gr2/
 

·         http://www.abc.net.au/countusin/default.htm  COUNT US IN:  Games designed to help children understand basic number concepts.


·         http://www.mathchimp.com/  -- When you click on a grade level you will see a sample screenshot of the activity and a short description.  Links take students to other websites which are all Common Core aligned.


·         http://www.aplusmath.com/Flashcards/Addition.html  This clean and simple website has flashcards that students can choose what type of operation to work on, and limit the number of facts (10 to 100). When they are done, the score is listed below the card. Next they can make changes and Restart.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Practice test

 

Before you start the practice you might want to watch this 15 minute video tutorial about how to use the tools in the exam.

https://wdpibadger.caltesting.org/docs/studentTutorial/


3rd and 4th grade students, please click this link to sign in to the practice test.

https://wdpibadger-tss.caltesting.org/inbrowser/