More Great Games!

Posted on September 29, 2014. Filed under: Common Core, Math Centers | Tags: , , , , |


Here is a site with great game links!

 

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Posted on March 28, 2014. Filed under: Digital Learners | Tags: , , , , |


MathFlix is a video resource library to illustrate how to do math.  Check it out! I would send this home as one of the links for parents/guardians to visit to help their students with math!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Here is another great site for math fact fluency!

Posted on December 5, 2013. Filed under: Assessment, Common Core, Common Math Errors, Differentiated Instruction, Math Centers, Math Workstations | Tags: , , , , , , , |


It is free!  It is printable!  It is also informative!  Check it out!

Paper and Pencil Assessments…

Online Assessments….

Remember that automaticity is only one element of fact fluency! Don’t forget about flexibility and efficiency.

Happy Mathing!

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Here is a great site for online math fluency practice!

Posted on December 4, 2013. Filed under: Common Core, Math Centers, Math Workstations | Tags: , , , , , , |


It is free!  It is informative!  It allows students to track their fluency levels!

Check it out!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

 

PS: Remember that automaticity is only one of the 3 components of fact fluency!  Don’t forget flexibility and efficiency!

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4 Must Have Math Workstations: # 3 The Digital Workstation

Posted on July 30, 2013. Filed under: Common Core, Digital Learners, Math Centers, Math Workstations, virtual manipulatives | Tags: , , , , |


July 30, 2013

The students that we teach are known as “Digital Natives” by Prensky (2001). We on the other hand, are referred to as the “Immigrants.” They were born in the 21st century.  We were born in the 20th century.  We teach the way we learned.  So, many of us are still using 20th century ways to teach in the 21st century.  I am not suggesting that we throw out all of those ways.  But, WE MUST add to them.  We must expand our own repertoires of teaching.  We must learn some new ways.  We must step into the 21st century.

I had the honor of working with Heidi Hayes Jacobs for years at Columbia during the summers. She would always tell teachers to upgrade just 1 thing in their classrooms-  Just 1.  I think that works.  That way, we don’t become overwhelmed and and simultaneously we don’t underwhelm our students with our teaching.  Learn just 1 new thing that reflects that we live, learn and teach in the 21st century.

Here are 5 great sites to get you started!

#1: Have the students watch or make a glog: (check out the glogopedia to get ideas)

#2: Have the students watch or make an animoto as a hook into a lesson.

#3: Play games on Math PlaygroundCyberchase, BBC, Johnnie’s Homepage,Harvey’s HomepageMath Play

#4: Use virtual manipulatives (NLVMGlencoeMath Playground)

#5: Show education video clips to teach a concept (teacher tubeschool tubelearn zillionMath Playground) 

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Math Videos: Use them for mini-lessons during Math Workshop and more

Posted on October 15, 2012. Filed under: Assessment, Common Core, Differentiated Instruction, Digital Learners, Mathematical Proficiency | Tags: , , , , , , , |


Math videos are an excellent resource for teaching mathematical knowledge.  Here is a good space to get started for grades 3-6!

Happy Mathing,

Dr.  Nicki

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Do you teach math in the 21st Century?

Posted on August 4, 2012. Filed under: Common Core, Elementary math | Tags: , , , , , , , , |


Here is a great site that will lead you to math in the 21st century! It discusses doing “mathcasts” with your students. I love their tagline “When students teach, they learn!”  How often do you give your students this opportunity?  In what ways?  Do any of them reflect the century we live in?

 

Happy Weekend and Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Factors and Multiples: Getting into the CCSS 4th Grade Standards (Math Centers and Guided Math Activities)

Posted on July 11, 2012. Filed under: Assessment, Common Core, Digital Learners, Graphic Organizers, Guided Math Introduction, Math Centers, Math is a Language | Tags: , , , , , , |


Factors and Multiples trip kids up!  Teach it throughout the year.  Integrate it into your daily routines…find the factors and the multiples of the number of the day… Also, set up some of the games in your computer center.  Furthermore, do different math activities. The activities listed below can be used in guided math lessons as well as guided math centers. Here are some ways to get started:

Game 1

Game 2

Game 3

Great Activities & Powerpoints  (Scroll Down)

More Activities

Another Activity

 *Great Unit

Anchor Chart

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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More Math Digital Centers

Posted on May 23, 2012. Filed under: Common Core, Digital Learners, Math Centers, Mathematical Proficiency | Tags: , , , , |


Tons of Fun

Here are some great math center digital games!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Teaching Mean Mode and Median in Digital Math Centers!

Posted on April 24, 2012. Filed under: Assessment, Common Core, Guided math, Math Centers, Math is a Language, Multiple Intelligences | Tags: , , , , |


Here is a great game for teaching mean, median and mode! It is created in a very student friendly way.  It grabs your attention, holds it and teaches at the same time. Check it out!

Here is another great game!

Here are some power points about mean, median and mode.

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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