Monday, August 22, 2011

some of my fave math links.




1. Brainpop. The kids love the silly little characters Tim and Moby.  The topics are relevant to the 3-7th grade curriculums. The video is short and to the point (2-3 minutes) and reviews essential vocabulary.  At the end, you can use the interactive review quiz, which works great with the smart board or mimeo technology.  (They do offer a free 5-day trial and some free stuff if you aren't up for the $195 fee.)


2. Cyberchase Videos. To say that my 6th graders look forward to these each unit would be an understatement!  These episodes can be downloaded in full from United Streaming, in segments from YouTube using KickYouTube, or a select few can be purchased from Amazon on DVD.


Math-related episode clips (rather than the full episode) can be downloaded for free at  Teacher's Domain, AND, even better they come with a list of correlating state standards, related worksheets, and lesson plans. Check out a full list of episodes as well as correlating NCTM standards over here at PBS' parent page.


(Check out one of my favorite clips: here.  It is a clip from the end of the episode's "For Real" feature.)






3. Any and all games/activities that are interactive with the SMART board.  As for ALL my favorite math resources, I try to keep track of them over here at my delicious account.  (But as you can see, I haven't gotten the hang of tagging and organizing links ...so this is a work in progress. )   Check one out from BBC below!






2 comments:

Cindy said...

Thanks so much for posting on Math Monday. I LOVE the BBC videos/activities. They remind me of Monty Python movies. Glad to see a middle school blog posting about math. :)

Cindy @ love2learn2day

Courtney said...

No problem! Glad you liked them!

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