I. LOVE. MATH.
Of course, I love technology integration (so much!), but my first love was teaching math. For many years, here in EB, I taught 6th-grade math and science. I’m lucky because a few of my best pals still let me come in when I get a hankering for teaching math again. They get some new techy math ideas, and I get to scratch an itch; win win for all.
This summer I took a course through Framingham titled “Technology in Math.” It was taught by a digital learning specialist from Medfield Public Schools who, like me, started in 6th-grade math. Throughout the course, I was delighted to learn new resources each week that I had not worked with prior. For your viewing, and MATH pleasure, I have included these resources below. I also stuck in a few classic favorites of mine!
Industrial Mathematics Project for High School Students – Projects created by WPI, this has some interesting project-based math activities. Some include tech, and some do not. I thought the Super Soaker project was pretty interesting. Although titled for High School, there are a few projects that could be modified for 6th grade and up.
DeltaMath – “DeltaMath allows teachers to create free online accounts and assign their students automatically-graded, interactive problems from a long list of modules sorted by level – from middle school Common-Core-aligned math to AP Calculus.” This is a pretty cool site. Nothing flashy, no games, nothing to be won – just FREE, online math questions that cover a range of topics. There is a re-teaching component and in the settings, you can set it to have it ask the student again until the problem is correct. It has some great data tracking options. It includes a graphing and statistics calculator in the program.
Seeing Math – This site is great for upper grades and High School math if you are looking for FREE graphing manipulatives. It contains a linear transformer tool, quadratic transformer, system solver and more!
3-Act-Lessons – I encourage you to look at this site if you’re a K-7 math teacher. It’s pretty interesting. It’s a variety of lessons that contain a big idea, and three parts. Each lesson is different. The author of the site is a math specialist and former math teacher.
Math Forum Library – Be careful with this one! It’s an ENDLESS OCEAN of resources. It is very easy to get lost on this site because there is just so much. It’s is a place to look when you just feel the need to find something new, that “great catch.” It’s a site created by teachers and contains many puzzle-type problems.
You can check out a few of my other math favorites by clicking on my math doc found here! Have fun!
What’s your favorite math tech tool? Comment below!