Teacher Corner–Math-Drills.com

This month’s Teacher Corner site is one I just used today with my 5th grade Special Education students. It’s called Math-Drills.com. This site is rich with worksheets and interactive activities for all manner of math concepts. From telling time to working with fractions to geometry, this site has it all. And it’s all FREE!!!

My kiddos today used the flash cards. I added my initials, checked both Addition and Subtraction, and chose the number of problems, application shared (remember, I teach online), and hit “Start” and we were off to the races. The only thing I did not like about it was the timer. We just did our best to ignore it, but if your student is working on fluency, it’s a good tool.

Here’s a screenshot to show you just a few of the available topics. Clicking the picture will take you to the site. 🙂

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As you can see, the worksheets and activities are ordered according to topic in the center of the page and also down the left-hand side. At the bottom of that left-hand sidebar are some help topics and a link to ways to support the site.

I love this website, and I bet you will, too!

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Teacher Corner–Sheppard Software

This month’s featured teacher and parent resource is www.sheppardsoftware.com.

I use this site A LOT with my students! One of my favorite games is Fruit Splat Multiplication. But they have more than math games on their site. As you can see from the screen shot below, they have Language Arts games and Science games and all kinds of stuff!!

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I hope you will give it a try, as well. If you do, drop me a line and let me know what you think!

Until next time…

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Teacher Corner–ABCya!

This month’s featured teacher and parent resource is ABCya! This site is very colorful, as so many sites for kids are. It’s FREE!! (YAY!!!) It is organized by grade (Pre-K through 5), and has both Language Arts and Math games. Below is a screenshot of the Grade 2 landing page:

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The tabs are hard to see, but there is a section for letters, numbers, holidays, strategy, and skills. When I clicked on skills, there were games for the months of the year, days of the week, keyboarding….thirty-three of them!!

I plan to use this site with my students this school year, and I hope you will give it a try, as well. If you do, drop me a line and let me know what you think!

Until next time…

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Teacher Corner–McGraw-Hill Virtual Manipulatives

From the Teacher’s Corner this month is one of my favorite sites to use with students: the McGraw-Hill Virtual Manipulatives site. This site can be sorted by grade level and type of skill (money, telling time, fractions, etc.), and has all kinds of tools, like a protractor, a writing tool, and more. Students and parents can manipulate the items on the screen. For example, click grade five then clock, and a yellow analog clock populates the left bar. Click and hold on the clock to drag it to the white area. You can change the clock to a digital one if you like. On the analog clock, the hands can be moved to show any time you like. Anyway…this is one of my favorite sites, and I hope you can use it. too!

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Teacher’s Corner-Khan Academy

This month’s Teacher’s Corner shares a site you have probably already heard about–Khan Academy. I decided to share it anyway, because it is such a good site, with all manner of educational videos. It doesn’t matter if you are a student trying to learn, a parent helping with homework, or a homeschool mom, there is something there to help you. I have heard many of the parents I meet at school outings mention the site. I hope you enjoy what you find there!

 

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