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Online Resources & Approved Software

All of the sites below have been recommended by Frontier Teachers. If you have a link that you wish to add to this list, contact Cara at Cara.Butler@frontiersd.mb.ca
 

Teaching Resources

  • NCTM: Lessons and Resources: The “National Council for Teachers of Mathematics” has a huge website designed to assist teachers in all areas of Math Education. This part of their website allows teachers to access reourses and lesson plans that have been prepared by seasoned teachers. http://www.nctm.org/resources/default.aspx?id=230
  • The Math Forum: A very organized website for all aspects of mathematics. Included: A problem of the week for different areas and grade levels. http://mathforum.org/students/
  • NZ Math: This site has built-in lesson plans, BLMs and plenty of resources to help you get started, Search for “Material Masters” to see some great starting points. http://nzmaths.co.nz/
  • Mathematics in the Kent School District: Designed for a School District from our southern neighbours. This website has tools for teachers, students and parents in all areas of the mathematics curriculum. Lessons and activities are available in the “Teachers” page. http://www1.kent.k12.wa.us/curriculum/math/
  • Math Dictionary for Kids: This website is a great resource for vocabulary for teachers and students. A very interactive page that allows you to find the correct definition with examples! http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/
  • Math Facts Pro: This site offers a very good program for students to practice math facts and provides good recorded feedback. http://mathfactspro.com/
  • Annenberg Learner: Need to sharpen your teaching skills? This site is a great Teacher PD site that offers among other things free online tutorials and courses on many aspects of teaching math. http://www.learner.org/
  • National Library of Virtual Manipulatives: This site is the gold standard of interactive white board activities on many aspects of math and understanding its concepts. http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html

 

Math Research & Questions

  • Ask Dr, Math: Ever wondered about why we do certain things in math? The Dr. Math forums provide an explanation of all facets of Mathematics on his website. http://mathforum.org/dr/math/
 

Canadian Math Contests

  • Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest: The 2011 Math Kangaroo contest is an international contest for students in grades 3-12. The main purpose of this competition is to introduce participants to math challenges in an enjoyable way, thus, inspiring their further interest and advancement in mathematics. http://www.math.concordia.ab.ca/kangaroo/
  • Canadian Mathematics Competition: The Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing aims to increase enjoyment, confidence and ability in mathematics and computer science among students and teachers in Canada and internationally. Through contests, face-to-face workshops, online resources, and publications, the CEMC provides curricular and enrichment support to elementary and secondary schools. http://www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/contests/contests.html

 

Manipulatives & Teaching Tools

  • Math.com: This website is a great tool for students who can work independently on a subject. Website offer teaching on topics and allows students to progress at their own pace. Also has a page dedicated to logic games and puzzles. http://www.math.com/

 

K-4 Web Resources

  • SenTeacher: This site has free customizable printables for your class. There are a lot of printable/downloadable games and resources here! http://www.senteacher.org/Home/
  • MathWire: A great resource for a themed classroom. Integrate mathematics easily into your “themes” with their multitude of resources! http://mathwire.com/
  • Teacher Planet: Lesson Plans! Rubrics! Units! Worksheets! Certificates! Themes! “Best for grades 5 and under but every so often there are resources for older students.” (Gr. 8 Frontier Teacher) http://www.teacherplanet.com
  • Mrs. Mitchell’s Virtual School: Mrs. Mitchell has most (if not all) of her classroom online. Look through her site to see how she uses “Math Manipulatives” amongst a TON of her lessons. http://www.kathimitchell.com/
  • Ontario Education: eWorkshop: Materials on implementing a solid numeracy program and lessons for Kindergarten – Grade 3. http://www.eworkshop.on.ca/
  • Oswego Interactive Games: This site allows students the opportunity to explore with some flash games. Additionally, this site allows students to create their own games! http://resources.oswego.org/games/

 

4-8 Web Resources

  • MathWire: A great resource for a themed classroom. Integrate mathematics easily into your “themes” with their multitude of resources! http://mathwire.com/
  • Teacher Planet: Lesson Plans! Rubrics! Units! Worksheets! Certificates! Themes! “Best for grades 5 and under but every so often there are resources for older students.” (Gr. 8 Frontier Teacher) http://www.teacherplanet.com
  • Mrs. Mitchell’s Virtual School: Mrs. Mitchell has most (if not all) of her classroom online. Look through her site to see how she uses “Math Manipulatives” amongst a TON of her lessons. http://www.kathimitchell.com/
  • Oswego Interactive Games: This site allows students the opportunity to explore with some flash games. Additionally, this site allows students to create their own games! http://resources.oswego.org/games/

 

9-12 Web Resources

  • Purple Math: A website for students to feel more confidant in Algebra and higher levels of mathematics. http://www.purplemath.com/
  • GapMinder World: A great website to discover statistics using real data concerning world issues. Downloadable or can just be used on the web. http://www.gapminder.org/

 

Just for Fun

 

Approved software:

The following computer programs/Software packages are approved for use by Schools/Teachers and Students for supplementing their Mathematics Programs. Some of them have costs via subscriptions associated with them and therefore their use should be made in consultation with the Area Math Consultant. They are not a substitute for best practice teaching, but may be used to further enhance student learning. Specific information about each program may be obtained by either visiting the appropriate website or in discussion with your Area Math Consultant. Additionally, many of these programs will allow students to access them on any computer including their own at home.
 
FX suite of Software
(Installed on Divisional computers, and due to current Divisional licensing in place, the efofex Suite of software can be downloaded on both Teacher and student personal devices. Please consult with your Area Math Consultant for any passwords.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
TI - (Texas Instruments) Smartview
TI Navigator & other TI software
http://education.ti.com/en/us/products#!product=computer-software
 
Should your school wish to use additional Software not listed here, please feel free to contact your Area Mathematics Consultant.  This list will be monitored and updated as Programs/Software continue to develop.