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# Udlmath

Making Math accessible to everyone.
Curated by Melissa Killam
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## Math Playground Activities Aligned to Common Core - Grades 1-6

If you are looking at a way to support the Common Core State Standards in Math, look no further that Math Playground that has aligned their engaging games and Thinking Blocks to the Common Core math standards.

Math Playground is an action packed math site for elementary and middle school students featuring math games, math word problems, math worksheets, logic puzzles, and math videos.  The perfect site to include when universally-designing your math lessons.

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## Times tables test

A simple multiplication practise site where learners can choose from 6 difficulty levels and answer all the questions as quickly as they can. Players answer the questions using changing buttons, which means no typing is needed, making it idea to use on interactive whiteboards. Because it is designed using html the site also works on most tablets and smart phones.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Maths

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## DreamBox Teacher Tools

A beautifully designed set of 20+ maths whiteboard resources aimed at primary aged students. There are resources about addition, multiplying fractions, number lines and more.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Maths

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Jiyoon Jane Kim's curator insight,

Dream box teacher tools- provides interactive fraction games and worksheets for teachers and students. Fractions on a number line is an abstract representation that pushes students from conventional area/discrete model of fractions. “Through this process students face difficulty in recognising fractions as “number” because they are used to part-whole relationship” (Wong, 2013, p.15). Therefore it is useful to use this game as Goodwin (2008) suggests that “multimedia learning through the provision of dynamic, visual representations allows more ludic depiction of mathematical concepts” (p.103) that are often hard to teach just using the whiteboard.

This scoop focuses on this particular game “Ordering fractions on a number line 0-2.” This game builds on the previous game “equivalence” as the number line goes beyond 1 and improper fractions are introduced. This aligns with the syllabus “place halves, thirds and quarters on number lines that extend beyond 1” (NSW BOS, 2012, p.142).

Since this games involves improper fractions it is suitable as a whole class game using the IWB however, competent students are welcome to play the game independently. Another reason for a whole class approach is that the teacher can ask questions such as “why did you place that fraction on that line?” and allow students to “recognise and explain the relationship between the value of a unit fraction and its denominator (Communicating, Reasoning)” (NSW BOS, 2012, p.142). Considering the pedagogy behind teaching fractions (i.e. identifying and recognising the relationship between numerator and denominator) this resource should be used under the teacher’s control to a certain extent.

References:

New South Wales Board of Studies. (2012). Mathematics K-10 Syllabus. Sydney: Author.

Wong, M. (2013). Identifying Fractions on a number line. APMC, 18(3), 13-19.

Brooke Alicia Culley's curator insight,

This allows teachers to introduce more technology resources in the classroom. Children can develop and build on existing digital skills.

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## Grade Six Teacher "Extraordinaire" : A Digital Math Story

On Monday, at a 21st Century workshop, I learned about the SAMR, a model for the use of technology in the classroom. But even before I saw this model, I had already decided that if I am going to be teaching with technology, ...
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