Basic math skill are the foundation for upper-level math. Students often struggle with advanced concepts because they simply don't know their basic addition or multiplication facts. So, what better way to ensure they know these skills than to challenge them with a fun game to practice those skills? Balloon Pop Math offers the students a way to practice their basic multiplication facts by popping the balloon with the correct answer to the problem given. Students pop the problems in order from the least to the greatest product. They can earn points for the speed of their response and their correct answers. Balloon Pop provides teachers a fun and interactive way to encourage students to learn those basic skills that are so needed for math in the Common Core.
Need an easy way to explore three dimensional shapes? Use this interactive website to explore what defines a shape as three dimensional and what are polyhedras, prisms, and pyramids. Once you have explored what makes a shape 3D, explore polyhedras with a description alongside pictures that explain them. Then click prisms to get an up close look at different prisms as well as the nets that create those prisms. When finished with prisms, click pyramids to explore the different pyramids and their nets. You will also explore what a face, edge, and vertice of a shape is and how many of those each given shape contains.
Telling time is a skill that many students struggle with. With the increased use of digital clocks, students have been losing the skill of reading analog clocks. On this site students practice telling time using both a digital and analog clock. There are four different levels they can practice. On each level the student selects either digital or analog clock and then sets the time on the clock to the time given in the problem.
Try this hands-on approach to solving algebra problems with this interactive website. Here you are able to solve equations, substitute in variable expressions, expand, and factor. Constants and variables are represented as tiles so that you can manipulate them to solve the problem. By manipulating the tiles, you can get a hands-on approach that may allow you to have a better understanding of algebra. The site has four modes for all to use: solve, substitute, expand and factor. You can also challenge themselves by using the exploration tab of the interactive site.
One of the keys to success in mathematics is mastering the basic skills. ABCya is a site that helps students learn and practice those basic skills. On this particular site students can practice basic subtraction facts. Students are given a subtraction problem in which balloons appear as the total number. They have to use a bee to pop the number of balloons that are supposed to be subtracted from the total.
Are you ready for some football? With this interactive game students can score field goals while learning how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals. Students can choose the level of play as well as challenge themselves from easy all the way to super brain. They can even incorporate variables by choosing to play algebra style. By changing from easy to super brain students are challenged in a variety of ways. This is the perfect way to engage students in learning how to use the operations to solve decimals.
Here's a great site to teach kids how to find the probability of independent events. Braingenie is a site that allows students to do just that. Teachers can select very specific standards based practice; students can then watch an overview video and attempt practice problems that are aligned to that standard. As students answer each question correct, their percentage increases. After several problems answered correctly, students the conquer that skill. This particular lesson has students exploring and practicing finding the probability of independent events.
Did you know that football includes more than just players hitting each other and passing around a ball? The ten videos found on this page will explore the science and math behind the game. Learn how the Pythagorean Theorem, center of mass, Newton’s Laws of Motion, vectors, and many more concepts can be applied to the game of football. Videos are short clips that review the concepts and their application to football.
Do you need a way to make learning fractions more enjoyable? Look no further! Students fulfill orders at the ice cream parlor based upon what the customer is asking for. When given the fractions of each flavor, students are to create an ice cream cone with the exact fraction of each flavor. Once students create the ice cream cone, they are to hit the send button to see if they have correctly fulfilled the order. Not only do students learn about fractions they also deal with money. For each fraction of ice cream used there is a total for that amount. Students will see how the price of the cone changes based upon the amount of each flavor that is asked for.
Arguing for Change is a web-based literacy experience for young writers. Students are presented with a scenario of bullying and are asked to write an "argument for change" as a way to get classmates to stop bullying. It guides students through a process of researching, organizing information, and writing an argument about a specific topic or idea through the lens of a particular kind of writing. In preparing their argumentative piece, students are guided to examine fiction and nonfiction resources, videos, web interactives, and artwork and photography. They are also given a self-evaluating rubric and research questions to help guide their writing.
Valerie Bourbour is a certified educator and past Co-Director of The Academy of Ormond Beach. Ms. Bourbour has experience in online learning platforms and aims for student success.