Can I Use This Wesbite?
was designed as a math resource to assist parents and teachers with helping
students acquire a strong understanding of various math concepts taught
in the early grades. How one goes about using the site is a personal choice,
but we have outline several suggestions below for teachers.
Parents can find more information at Just
For use in the classroom
Centres | Extension-Enrichment-Support
| Using a Digital Projector |
Lab Environment |Parent Resource
site can be used in the classroom as a computer station (a great
way to use the classroom computer or mini lab). Consider setting up a
centre based approach to learning a new concept. Set up stations with
various activities that students rotate through.
1: Print off one of our game
boards for use at this centre or create your own.
2: Using flash cards, have students lay 30 face up in
a row. Students start at one end, roll a dice, move the number
on the dice forward, solve the flash card (if correct they stay
there, if not, back to start). The first one to the end wins.
Use our connection to literature lists
in a reading centre. Consider adding math journal here as well
and have students write a response to the book or an explanation
of what math concept was covered in the literature.
Manipulatives - have students create and solve problems using
5: Computer - Have the students use any of the online
activites (for the concept you are studying) at the computer
station or access to virtual
manipulatives and exploration activities.
/ Enrichment / Support
you have students who are completed assigned work and ask, "Now what
can I do?" Send them to the site to explore math related activities.
Also, consider printing off some of our resources to have on hand for
the child who needs enrichment or extra work to master the concept and
a Digital Projector
forget that if you have a computer and a digital projector, you can
use the virtual manipulatives (fraction
exploration) projected on the screen to demonstrate how to use "real"
manipulatives. This is a great way to have students test drive
the technology and aspects of the resources. You can also do activities
as an entire class. With a few minutes left to spare you could use a
virtual board game like the Candy
Stand to go head to head with your students (teacher vs. students).
a Computer Lab
- You can
walk your students through any aspect of the site as an entire class
in a lab environment. Also, consider using care partners to assist with
this type of activity.
a Parent Resource
parents are asking for assistance with resources for home, direct them
to this website! (Great for a sick child, a traveling child, and so forth).
Also, you can highlight specific links to direct activities (ie: the activites
on fractions, or addition, the lists of literature) by listing the link
in classroom newsletters. If students are traveling, they
can access these resources from anywhere with an internet connection!