# Discover Mathlanding: Resources and Tools for Elementary Specialists and Teachers

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Discover Mathlanding: Resources and Tools for Elementary Specialists and Teachers. Betsy Peisach and Gail Vesely. About Mathlanding. Free! Funded through the National Science Foundation Part of the National Service for Distributed Learning - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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• Betsy Peisach and Gail Vesely

• Free!Funded through the National Science FoundationPart of the National Service for Distributed LearningElementary math focus with emphasis on supporting K-5 math specialists

• The Math Forum at Drexel University International Society for Technology in Education

ICF Macro International

• To support elementary educators with the knowledge and instructional resources they need to teach math effectively and build a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge in students.

• Illuminations and NCTM lessons, appletsAnnenberg Learner courses, videos, Teaching Channel videosInside Mathematics PD videos and moreDoing What Works PD videos and moreMillenium Mathematics Project (NRICH) articles, problems, suggestions, and more

• Shodor Java appletsThe Math Forum @ Drexel Teacher2TeacherNational Library of Virtual ManipulativesThinking Blocks (Math Playground)Edutopia videos, articles, etc.GeoGebra Java-based software with appletsPBS Learning Media interactive media, etc.

• Thinking Blocks http://mathplayground.com/ThinkingBlocks/thinking_blocks_modeling%20_tool.html Interactive flash tool; for grades 1-6+; includes video demonstrations

Third Grade Math Routines http://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/third-grade-math-routines?fd=0 Introductory video in set of five; shows the routines used by Jennifer Saul; for grades K-5

Wooden Legs Videoshttp://mathforum.org/blogs/suzanne/2011/12/01/wooden-legs-videos/ Problem of the Week from the Math Forum

• Keep It Simple http://nrich.maths.org/6540 An interesting problem using addition of fractions; for grades 5-6+Triplets: A Game of Equivalent Fractions http://www.mathplayground.com/Triplets/Triplets.html Students group equivalent fractions and visual representations; for grades 3-6+Melvins Make a Match http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/games/equivalentfractions/ Interactive game from Cyberchase; students match equivalent fractions; for grades 3-5

Thinking Blocks: Fractionshttp://www.thinkingblocks.com/tb_fractions/fractions.htmlSimilar to Thinking Blocks, with tool and problem sets for teacher use.

• Locate resources aligned to specific CCSS and NCTM standards.

• Limit your search criteria and find resources aligned to the Mathematical Practice Standards.

• PD Collection Topics

CCSS Practice Standard #3CCSS Practice Standard #7CCSS Practice Standard #8Measurement K-2Measurement 3-5Geometric ConceptsBuilding Classroom CultureIntroducing FractionsDeveloping Fact FluencyProblem SolvingPlace ValueUnderstanding Math Learning DisabilitiesHelping Struggling LearnersRectangular ArraysCommunication

• Classroom Collections

CCSS Practice Standard 3CCSS Practice Standard 7CCSS Practice Standard 8K-2 Algebraic ThinkingInteractive PuzzlesMeasurementFact FluencyGeometry ConceptsEquivalent FractionsOperations with FractionsConversation StartersUseful Tech ToolsSources of ProblemsSites for Real DataBasic Operations

• Betsy Peisach: bpeisach@mpt.org