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Play with Shapes


It’s time for the Wednesday Website suggestion!! For two years, I was the Technology Specialist at a school in Georgia. During that time, I amassed a large collection of websites that I use with my students. If you want to search through some of them, you can check out my IKeepBookmarks site. Or, you can check back here each week for the Wednesday Website suggestion.

 

3-dshapesMy students are currently studying 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes.  We have been using this cool website from Primary Resources to help them identify 3-dimensional shapes even when they see them from different angles or without the entire shape.  This concept can be hard for my students, but this great website that shows partially buried and angled 3-dimensional shapes really helped.  shapebook

Another way we’ve worked on this concept is with our shape booklet.  Students took the booklet home and searched for items in their house that were certain 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes.  It’s been a great way for them to see that a can of green beans is also a cylinder!  Grab a free copy of the booklet from Google Docs to use with your class if you’d like.  

 

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Best Math Website Ever


It’s time for the Wednesday Website suggestion!! For two years, I was the Technology Specialist at a school in Georgia. During that time, I amassed a large collection of websites that I use with my students. If you want to search through some of them, you can check out my IKeepBookmarks site. Or, you can check back here each week for the Wednesday Website suggestion.

 

It’s hard to say I have a favorite website, because there are so vm1many that I love to use with my students.  However, this week’s website is WAY up there on my list.  It’s pretty much my go-to math site, especially when I have access to a projector (or even better an interactive board).  It’s called Virtual Manipulatives.  It is sponsored by Utah State University and it shows so many concepts in so many great ways.  It is also able to be translated into Spanish or French, so it’s a great one to send home with your English Language Learners who have these home languages (as well as your other students) because their parents will have more access to the directions.

Here are the three sections that I use the most, but there is so much more to this website than even this.

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Base Block Subtraction – Drag the red blocks to the blue blocks to make them disappear.  When you don’t have enough ones, drag a ten’s block to the one’s section and watch it separate!

 

 

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Comparing FractionsSee equivalent fractions side by side, play with denominators, just overall a great visual for this concept.

 

 

 

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Analog and Digital Clocks – Make the digital clock match the analog clock.  Simple and easy, view both side by side, great visual for students.

 

 

 

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Measuring Words on the Computer


It’s time for the Wednesday Website suggestion!! For two years, I was the Technology Specialist at a school in Georgia. During that time, I amassed a large collection of websites that I use with my students. If you want to search through some of them, you can check out my IKeepBookmarks site. Or, you can check back here each week for the Wednesday Website suggestion.

 

It’s a new month, which means it’s time for a new math topic! This month, my class is working on measurement. Luckily, I teach first grade, so we are only measuring with non-standard units! Unluckily, it is hard to find computer games that focus on this topic. I was about to give up and let this month’s computer center simply cliffordmeasurementfocus on addition ( a skill we can always use practice in!), and then I came across a great PBS game that works on the language that goes along with measurement. You know: longer, shorter, higher, lower, heavier, lighter. For my English Language Learners, this will be a great way to work on that vocabulary that we as teachers “assume” that all of our students know! Here’s a link to the game, which uses Clifford to get kids thinking about those comparison vocabulary words.

 

Hope you enjoyed this Wednesday’s Website suggestion – check back each Wednesday for a new Wednesday’s Website suggestion. Also, feel free to check out some of my previous Wednesday Website suggestions including: Science Kids, Find the Dog’s Bone, Storybird, Counting Money, Presidential Biographies and Math Magician.

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Fast Fact Practice


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This week’s Wednesday Website suggestion is from Oswego Math Games (whichmathmagician could be a Wednesday Website suggestion all in itself!)  It’s called Math Magician, and it’s one of the best ways I’ve found for kids to practice their facts.  It has addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, so it works for grades 1-5.  Plus, each operation has 14 different levels, so it’s a great way for kids to progress through fast fact learning.  It’s also timed, which is great for my one computer computer station!  I’m using the addition section right now, in coordination with my addition quizzes, and it’s helping my kids a lot!

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