Number Sense: Rethinking Arithmetic Instruction for Students with Mathematical Disabilities By: Russell Gersten and David J. Chard (2001) Abstract We describe the concept of number sense, an analog as important to mathematics learning as phonemic awareness has been to the reading research field. Penguin Math Games Capture the Penguins Gameuses the outcome of two-dice toss to form a coordinate pair. Students toss two dice (one regular and one A-F) in this fun game that introduces students to coordinate graphing in the spaces. Students form a coordinate pair based on the dice toss and capture a penguin, if possible. Word Problems This page contains links to free math worksheets for Word Problems problems. Click one of the buttons below to view a worksheet and its answer key. You can also use the 'Worksheets' menu on the side of this page to find worksheets on other math topics.
Tools for the Common Core Standards Phil Daro, Bill McCallum, Jason Zimba A Grecian urn You have just purchased an expensive Grecian urn and asked the dealer to ship it to your house. He picks up a hammer, shatters it into pieces, and explains that he will send one piece a day in an envelope for the next year. You object; he says “don’t worry, I’ll make sure that you get every single piece, and the markings are clear, so you’ll be able to glue them all back together. Multistep Problems Worksheets Multistep Problems Worksheets Determining Correct Equation Example (Hover to Enlarge) Description Download Solving Mixed Problems 4oa3ShareEach worksheet contains 20 problems determining how to solve each problem.
50 Important Links for Common Core Educators Educators across the nation are working hard this summer to begin developing updated curricula that will fit into the new Common Core State Standards, which will be fully applied in 45 U.S. states (Texas, Alaska, Nebraska, Virginia, and Minnesota have opted out of statewide participation) by 2015. Yet despite the hubbub about the new standards, which were created as a means of better equipping students with the knowledge they need to be competitive in the modern world, many teachers still have a lot of unanswered questions about what Common Core will mean for them, their students, and their schools. Luckily, the Internet abounds with helpful resources that can explain the intricacies of Common Core, offer resources for curriculum development, and even let teachers keep up with the latest news on the subject. We’ve collected just a few of those great resources here, which are essential reads for any K-12 educator in a Common Core-adopting state. Groups and Organizations Useful Resources
Math Teaching Videos Math Teaching VideosEach math problem comes with a step by step video solution, follow up problems, an online calculator and sketch pad. advertisement Jenn's Fish Tank Weighing Oranges The Boston Marathon Teacher Guide Below is a guide to using the NRICH website on Desktops and tablets, a mobile phone guide will be available soon. At NRICH we believe that: Our activities can provoke mathematical thinking.Students can learn by exploring, noticing and discussing.This can lead to conjecturing, explaining, generalising, convincing and proof.In a classroom, the students' role is to focus on the mathematics while the teacher focusses on the learners.The teacher should aim to do for students only what they cannot yet do for themselves. Problems and resources linked to the Primary Curriculum, with support for teachers, can be found here. Problems and resources linked to the Secondary Curriculum, with support for teachers, can be found here. This is what a typical teacher's home page looks like. Mouse over the boxed areas for further explanation.
Addition & Subtraction Games Students place markers on the numbers 2-12. Students toss two 6-sided dice, find the sum and remove a marker from that number, if there is still one. The first player to remove all markers wins the game.