The Resource Room
As with reading, there
are many, many sites about math. Here
are some with a multisensory flavor!
National LIbrary of
Virtual Manipulatives - many
*excellent* manipulatives and
activities... in need of integration
and connection to language.
Conceptua math -
a product, but with some interesting
visual tools and free resources for
understanding the f-word - fractions,
Khalsa has this nifty youtube about
music and fractions.
another product, for K-3, but also has
online games and some very
for a long time, just about the
*only* website about math
Make your own
manipulatives - how to make them
and some fun activities at various
Lots and lots of practice with
immediate feedback for many, many math
- this is FUN! Uses the round cereal
of your choice to teach the rounding
Multiplication Tips - a great
way to introduce and systematically
teach the times tables so they will
stick. The rest of this site is also
worth exploring :-)
How To Remember
Multiplication and Division Facts: A
workbook for adults Description
of this book, available from New Wind
Adventure in Number Sense - explanation of math
facts and how they can be memorized
more easily by understanding them.
Lots of good tricks here!
Number Place Value Properties -
a good explanation of the challenges
of comprehending place value; ways
to explain it and ways students can
misinterpret the concept.
The Number Line -
These explanations of integers and
absolute value are very verbal but
lively and interesting. Could make
the concepts "click" for some!
Lots of math games here.
- this company provides many
different kinds of manipulatives
including Alge-tiles. The
"workshops" are short and move
quickly - much more quickly than the
ideas would actually be taught, but
there is enough information for the
the principles behind the
Understanding "A resource
guide for extending mathematical
understanding in secondary schools."
A Difficult Child"
This anecdote by a mathematics
professor does not, sadly, describe
an isolated phenomenon. He describes
the essay as "a sad, true story of
the consequences of math education
in a local school system."
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