Maths Games Using Minecraft to teach Math Literacy You’ve probably heard of the game Minecraft – millions of children around the world play it – but did you know that it can help teach math skills? I didn’t. When my 7-year-old asked me to download Minecraft for him, I checked it out online first, and what I read astounded me. Minecraft is a game in which players can use 3D blocks to build simple things like houses, as well as complex things like programmable computers! (see video) It can be used in the classroom to teach math concepts; from beginning multiplication tables to advanced physics. Mitch Brotherton teaches 6th and 7th grade Literacy Math at Otwell Middle school in Cumming, Georgia. If you can imagine it, you can build it “Minecraft is what gamers refer to as a "sandbox" game, in which the player does whatever he or she chooses to do. His course incorporates many of the common core standards required in math and literacy classes. Encouraging creativity Minecraft promotes creativity in both students and teachers. Fun Factor

NKC Addition Blast Off Skip to main content NKC Addition Blast Off › Text Only Site 10 Useful Math Practice Apps for Elementary Students April 4, 2015 Looking for some good iPad apps to help elementary students with their Math? The list below features some of the most popular iPad apps in this category. These apps have been endorsed by a larger base of teachers and educators and are ideal for classroom inclusion. Using these apps, kids will get to practice and develop different mathematical skills through a variety of games, activities, and interactive lessons. Some of these apps also integrate speech functionalities to help students with sight problems. 1- Math Puppy From toddlers to grade school, for Children of all ages – Math Puppy is the perfect way to build up your math skills. 2- My Math Flashcards My Math Flash Card App is for mastering basic elementary math facts. 3- MathBoard MathBoard is a highly configurable math app appropriate for all school aged children. 4- Motion Math Feed your fish and play with numbers! 5- Pizza Fractions 6- Picture Math 7- Everyday Mathematics 8- Mathmateer 9- Geoboard

Math Games/Center Ideas What’s Here Learn how to create and implement math games quickly and inexpensively! On this page, you’ll find photos of math games and free printable directions for several of them. Teacher-Made Math Games for Grades 2-4 Remember, even if you don’t use math partner games, you can still use the activities below as centers, in small groups, or as whole class games! Division Memory Facto: Basic Math Fact Practice Pass Out (Multiplication Practice) Speed (basic fact practice, any operations students know) Three In A Row (A game of logic and strategy) Battle (basic fact practice, any operations) Add ‘Em Up (multiplication/division facts) Dice 1000 (3 digit addition and 3 digit multiplication) Division Go Fish (division fact practice) Timed 5 Card Operations (all math operations students know/ fact families) There is also an untimed version. Printable Math Partner Games for Common Core I am in the process of creating printable directions for the games above and many, many more! Free 1st Grade Geometry

Math Play Academics / Eight Mathematical Practices Explanation of the Eight Mathematical Practices The Standards for Mathematical Practice describe varieties of expertise that mathematics educators at all levels should seek to develop in their students. These practices rest on important “processes and proficiencies” with longstanding importance in mathematics education. The first of these are the NCTM process standards of problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, representation, and connections. The Eight Practices are: Websites for explanations Check out this list for a specific description of each. Here's another website with great resources. But my favorite website for the Eight MPs? Posters to put in your classroom But really. So, what are the MPs? Let’s say I, Amy, ask Shaun to go get me a sandwich for lunch. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. What a good friend! Checklist to keep records A Really Clear Video to Explain the Eight MPs To get information about MP 1, go to 3:16 in the video. MPs in Kid Friendly Language Classroom Sneak Peeks:

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