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I'm in the process of putting together a presentation for a break-out session at our Math Districtwide Meeting. The goal of my session is to introduce teachers to the wealth of resources that are available on the internet. It's hard for us bloggers to believe, but there are lots of teachers out there that are very flustered by computers and the internet.
I plan to tell them about Pinterest, Teacher Blogs, TPTand TN. They are ALL fabulous. But I'd also like to include some sites that aren't so mainstream.
For example, I love Xtra Math, a fact-fluency practice program. It is free and easy to set up. It is also very challenging. Out of the 44 students I had last year in 4th grade, I only had 8 that completely mastered all 4 operations. It also sends the teacher a brief report on each student's progress.
Another great website is Mr. Nale's Virtual Classroom. He has lots of resources by subject and grade. His Math section has interactive games, homework and unit reviews. Although he uses Everyday Math, it can all be adapted to your classroom.
I would love for you, my talented teacher-blogger friends (yes, I'm buttering you up!), to share a web-based math or math-related resource that you can't live without. Here's the best part....if you contribute, I will send you a copy of the resource directory I will be giving out during my training session. Just leave a comment following this post with your suggestion.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!