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Great Links

This section is currently being organized into a more useful format.  However, here's the links from our previous site.

These pages contain on-line games for you to do with your students as a guided activity or for your students to complete in small groups or independently.  We surfed the web for hundreds of hours and found ones that link directly to our curriculum.

  

Click on the Grade that interests you.

Tally Marks – this game connects identifying tally marks to the numerical value.  This game is like concentration.  Students will click on a card.  The card will display either a numeral or a set of tally marks.  The object of the game is to match the set of tally marks to the numeral.

Data Picks – This site allows students to create a tally chart.  Students will click on a student.  The students will tell them what sport they like the best.  The students will then place a mark in the tally chart.  Continue until all students have indicated their favourite sport. 

Interpreting Data – This site allows students to create a tally chart.  Students will click on a student.  The students will say what their favourite hobby is.  The tally chart is completed automatically.  Students will then need to type in the numeric value that each set of tally marks represent.  If you hit the “reset” button. The students can try the activity again with a new set of data.

Tally Chart – This is an interactive worksheet that you can do with your students on the whiteboard.  You can turn on the tool for a pencil and students can fill in the answers on the worksheet.  The first part of the worksheet has the students looking at a tally chart and answer questions.  The second part of the worksheet has the students create a tally chart based on data.

Tally Chart Lets students collect firsthand data by doing an experiment, and record it on tally charts.


To use Probability, start by selecting the dice. Choose the number of spins - 1, 5, or 10. Click the “Spin” button. A tally chart records the results of each spin. Press the “Clear Tally” button to clear the results and start again. Select the “Make Dice” button and click in the radio buttons to choose the numbers of each face of the dice. Select the “New Dice” button to choose different set amounts on the face of the dice. Students may want to experiment with the spinners. To use the spinners, select one and choose the number of spins. Click the “Spin” button. A tally chart records the results of each spin. Press the “Clear Tally” button to clear the results and start again.


Bar Graph Sorter  - Students practice sorting shapes by shape or colour to create a bar graph and a tally chart.

To use the bar graph sorter, scroll down the list of activities and click on “Bar Graph Sorter” under the Statistics heading, about ¾ of the way down. Click on “Make Own or Random Shape” to make your own set or to generate a random set. Then click on “Shape” or “Colour” under the Sort by heading and click on “Horizontal” or “Vertical” to select the type of graph you wish to use. Click on a shape and drag it to either the corresponding shape or colour on the graph. The chart to the right of the graph generates a Tally Chart as each shape is places in the graph.  

Virtual Manipulative Link 

1.  http://nrich.maths.org/public/viewer.php?obj_id=5468 - This is a game for two players. You will need a 100 square which you can download here or you can use the interactivity below. The first player chooses a positive even number that is less than 50, and crosses it out on the grid. The second player chooses a number to cross out. The number must be a factor or multiple of the first number. Players continue to take it in turns to cross out numbers, at each stage choosing a number that is a factor or multiple of the number just crossed out by the other player.

 

 To play the interactive, alternatively, click on a number in the left hand grid and it will transport to the earliest empty location in the right hand grid. You can rearrange the numbers in the right hand grid by dragging and dropping them in position. The integer in the top right hand corner grows with the number of factors/multiples you have in a row.

 

2.  http://wallofgame.com/free-online-games/arcade/988/Number_Munchers.html - Using the arrow key, land on a multiple of the listed number.  Click the space bar to eat the number.  Eat up all the multiples before the ghost eats you!

  •  Determine all the whole number factors of a given number, using arrays.

3.  Side by Side Factors
This is a simple little math game which may not be quite as easy as it looks at first glance! Some puzzles are easy, others are harder.

The object of Side By Side is to rearrange the seven numbers shown above, so that all the numbers which are not relatively prime are separated by one or more other numbers. For example, since four and six have a common factor (two), they cannot be placed next to one another. Likewise, if you have two fives, they cannot be placed side by side because five is a common factor of...well, five and five!

  • Click an arrow underneath a number to move that number either left or right in the row. When you believe you have arranged the numbers so no two side by side numbers have a common factor, click the "Check Solution" button to find out if you have correctly solved the puzzle.

 

4.  http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/FactorizeTwo/ - How Do I Use This Activity:

This activity allows the user to visually explore the concept of factors by creating rectangular arrays on a grid whose area is equal to the product of the factors.

Controls and Output:

A number between 0 and 50 is randomly selected. The user can either determine the factors of that number, randomly select another number by using the Get New # button, or specify a number by inputting a number next to the UseThis # button and then clicking the button.

Choose whether or not you wish the applet to use the commutative property by either clicking on the "Show Commutative property" or "Do not show Commutative property" bubble.

If you choose "Do not show Commutative property" then you do not need to enter the expression b x a if you've entered a x b.

If you choose "Show Commutative property" then you need to enter both forms of the expression: a x b and b x a.

Click and drag across the grid to color a rectangle with the dimensions of a factorization whose area (i.e. product) is equal to the number shown. The resulting rectangle must have the same area as the product of the factors.

  • Identify the factors for a given number, and explain the strategy used; e.g., concrete or visual representations, repeated division by prime numbers, factor trees.

 

5.  http://www.ixl.com/math/practice/grade-5-prime-factorization - students will determine the prime factorization of a given number

 

6.  http://www.mathgoodies.com/factors/factor_tree.asp - students will see a factor tree and fill in the missing factors of the composite number into the factor tree.

 

7.  Roast Turkeys – This is an interactive game where you roast the correct turkey and learn about factors.  Students will be shown a group of turkeys.  Each turkey contains a number.  You will need to shoot the turkey that is NOT a factor of the composite number shown.

 

8.  Factors & Multiples
This is like jeopardy.  You pick a category on either:  prime factorization, multiples or factors and score points.  You can play either one or two player.  Score points and see who wins.

9.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/mathsfile/shockwave/games/gridgame.html - Have students select level one.  Students will be given a number and will need to find the factors of the numbers from a set of numbers.  This is good because it tells the students how many factors they are looking for.

10.  Math Lines xFactor 12  - Aim and shoot the ball that will give you a product of 12 with the bullet ball.  You need to look at the amount your bullet is worth.  Shoot at a number when multiplied together will give you 12 or the target number you pick.

11.  http://illuminations.nctm.org/activitydetail.aspx?id=12 - Player A chooses a number on the game board by clicking on it. The square will be colored blue, as shown for 12. Player A receives 12 points for this choice.  Player B then clicks on all the proper factors of Player A’s number. The proper factors of a number are all the factors of that number, except the number itself. For example, the proper factors of 12 are 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6. Although 12 is also a factor of 12, it is not considered a proper factor. All of the proper factors that Player B selects will be colored green, as shown to the left. Player B will receive 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 6 = 16 points for selecting all of the proper factors.  Players reverse roles. On the next turn, Player B colors a new number and gets that many points, and Player A colors all the factors of the number that are not already colored and receives the sum of those numbers in points.  The players take turns choosing numbers and coloring factors.  If a player chooses a number with no uncolored factors remaining, that player loses a turn and does not get the points for the number selected.  The game ends when there are no numbers remaining with uncolored factors.  The player with the greater total when the game ends is the winner.

  •  Sort a given set of numbers as prime and composite.

12.  http://www.ixl.com/math/practice/grade-5-prime-and-composite-numbers - students are shown a number and will determine if the number is prime or composite.

7. Demonstrate an understanding of integers, concretely, pictorially and symbolically.

Achievement Indicators

  • Place given integers on a number line, and explain how integers are ordered.

13.  http://www.ixl.com/math/practice/grade-6-number-lines-with-integers - students will fill in an integer that is missing from a given numberline.

  •  Describe contexts in which integers are used; e.g., on a thermometer.

14.  http://www.ixl.com/math/practice/grade-6-understanding-integers - gives the students a situation.  Students need to determine if this represents a positive or a negative integer.

 

  •  Compare two integers; represent their relationship using the symbols <, > and =; and verify the relationship, using a number line.

 

15.  http://www.ixl.com/math/practice/grade-6-compare-and-order-integers - using a numberline, students will determine if an integer is greater than, less than or equal to another integer

 

  •  Order given integers in ascending or descending order.

 

16.  http://www.mathplayground.com/numberballs.html - click on start.  Place the integers balls in order either ascending or descending.  The computer will let the player know.

 

17.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/wholenumbers/whatarenumbers/negativenumbers/flash1.shtml - Students are shown a set of numbers.  Click on the number and drag to place the integers in order.  Click on check to see if your responses are correct.

Art

Smart Board Links

http://www.sandlotscience.com/Guided_Tours/Tour1/Tour_1.htm - optical illusions

http://www.vrview.com/exhibits/exhibits-feature.html - Virtual art gallery, when studying different artists, click on the painting and the painting will become a panorama.  Click on the artists and you can find different paintings that have been created.

http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/Acadie/index_e.html - interactive museums that are on-line

Misc. Good Stuff

Brain Teasers - this is a power point presentation that you can display on your Smartboard.  The first slide asks the students a brain teaser questions and the next one in the sequence tells the answer.  This is good for a warm-up or filler activity.

Smart Board Links

www.pocketmod.com - for those of you who love using foldables in your classroom, this site has a video to show students step-by-step how to create a sequence book.  You can also download templates for the sequence book.  It's a fantastic resource.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/ - grade 7-12.  In teacher guides section there are many different activities you can to related to the curriculum.

http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/music/piano/index.htm - virtual keyboard

http://www.panoramas.dk/ - Travel the World for free. Visit Paris - London - Rome - New York etc. Fly in a minute to Australia and Brazil by 360 degree panoramas.

http://www.songsforteaching.com/index.html - This is site full of songs to use in your teaching.  You can listen to parts of songs for free, download lyrics and purchase the song. 

http://www.attention-getters.net/ - This is an on-line attention getter to quickly gather student’s attention.  Kind of cool!

http://www.polleverywhere.com/my/polls/new – This is a site where students can create questions and gather data.

Literacy Links

Read Alouds, Short Films and Animated Clips

http://www.amazingadventure.com/index_fl.asp - This will soon be one of your favorite sites. Amazing Adventures has short films for children that will help them to understand the elements of storytelling. The site also has read alouds as well. Look for the audio icon to get the full effect.

http://www.storylineonline.net/storyline/ - Storyline on Line or Book Pals is sponsored by the Screen Actors Guild. This is an amazing site and one of the best on the web. Here you will find famous actors reading books to children. (K-5)

http://www.wingedsandals.com/ - For upper grades, try Winged Sandals. This site is has short animated stories about Greek Mythology.

http://www.pixar.com/shorts/index.html - For great story telling try this site by Pixar. Although not a read aloud site, this is story telling at its best! (k-5)

http://www.starfall.com/ - Starfall.is for primary grades, this site is jammed pack with read alouds and reading activities (Mostly for Primary, but also has stories appropriate for intermediate)

http://pbskids.org/lions/ - Between the Lions is a large site full of reading games, songs, read alouds and short clips from the show. Suitable for primary grades.

http://www.candlelightstories.com/DefaultNewMain.asp - Candlelight is a site that has a lot of free stuff on it and there is also a minimal charge to upgrade the service. This site has a wonderful pirate unit with free ebooks to go along with the unit. There are many read alouds appropriate for primary and for intermediate. (k-5)

http://getreadytoread.org/ - Get Ready to Read is a good site for reluctant readers.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/ - From Jolly Ole England comes this Fantastic site, bbc schools, for literacy. Here you will find word games, animated stories for read alouds, and much, much more. There is even a spot that has a Spanish Component. This site is a favorite, but take your time because this site is HUGE! (k-5)

http://www.classicfairytales.com/en/main - This is every thing you would ever want in a website for reading. It is magical, animated, colorful and fun! Each story has follow-up activities. If you love teaching with folk and fairytales, this one’s for you. (k-5)

http://www.childrencanada.com/- This site from Canada has terrific animated and narrated stories for children. The stories are folk and fairy tales. This site will fast become a favorite of yours and your students! (k-5)

http://www.web-pop.com/flashindex.html - Book Pop is a read aloud site for grades k-5. This site reads books to children. Each book is set to music. The stories are enchanting. There is plenty of opportunity to build vocabulary.

Cute read alouds for primary

http://www.antbee.com/default.asp

http://www.dreambook.com

http://www.beartime.com

http://wiredforbooks.org/kids.htm

 

Reading Materials Online

http://www.readingconnects.org.uk/index.php?option=content&task=section&id=12&Itemid=59 - From the UK! Looking for ways to encourage parents to read with their childen. Look no more. This site will do the trick. Reading Connects is a DfES-funded National Reading Campaign initiative that supports schools in using reading for pleasure to enhance achievement. It offers a free web-based support network to help get the whole school reading by connecting families, children and all members of the school community to a culture where reading is accessible and acceptable to all.

 http://www.saskschools.ca/~ebooks/ - Saskschools is fantastic! This site will help you make your own ebook and will let you print them out to make a copy for your own library! (k-5)

Home-School Link (Good for K-3) is an incredible site for Kindergarten through Third Grade teachers. Here you will find fabulous resources that go home to parents so that they can assist their child with reading. You will be amazed! By far one of the best teacher helpers I have yet to find!!!!

http://www.ed.gov/pubs/CompactforReading/tablek.html

http://www.dltk-teach.com/

http://www.LearningPage.com

 

 

Professional Websites Concerning Literacy

http://www.rif.org/ - RIF or Reading is Fundamental is a slightly overwhelming site jam-packed with reading activities for students. Take your time to really learn about this site and see how it will ignite your teaching and help you to bust out of a rut. Enjoy!

http://www.readinglady.com/ - The Reading Lady is an enormous site for teachers. Here you'll find just about anything you can imagine for teaching reading. This site takes plenty of time to explore but it is so worth it! (k-5)

http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/ - Hubbard’s Cupboard is a site that will help you to teach reading, give plenty of ideas for literacy centers, and will help you to create morning messages. From environmental print to guided reading to shared reading, this site is plentiful.(k-5)

http://www.reading.org/Library/Retrieve.cfm?D=10.1598/0872075370.4&F=bk537-4-Kletzien.pdf - Feeling a little uneasy about reading aloud non-fiction text? Then site is for you. For information about reading aloud non-fiction text this site will give the philosophy and practical application. Good food for thought and something every teacher should consider.(k-5)

http://www.reading.org/ - The IRA or International Reading Association is an excellent site that addresses many issues concerning teaching students to read. Keep this site on in your favorites for easy assess. You will want to visit it often.

http://www.readingrockets.org/ - Here is another overwhelming educator’s site so full of ideas, articles, and fun stuff; a teacher could blow her/his entire Sunday having way too much fun and falling back in love with teaching… a “Can’t wait till Monday” site. (k-5)

http://gpn.unl.edu/rainbow/ - Reading Rainbow’s website is well organized, has a parent component and Spanish materials. (k-5)

http://www.readingrecovery.org/ - Interested in knowing more about Reading Recovery. Then this site is for you. There are wonderful downloads and major info about intervention.

http://www.readwritethink.org/index.asp - Read Write Thinks is a very large teacher resource site for reading. language arts, language and research. (k-5)

http://www.fictionteachers.com/index.html - Here is a site dedicated to fiction. This site has great ideas for teaching reading and writing fiction. This site is especially helpful for grades 3-5 but can also be used by primary teachers.

http://comsewogue.k12.ny.us/~rstewart/k2003/Teachers/Literacy/litindex.htm - Want a website just about Balanced Literacy? This is very good site that speaks to most of the components.

Assessments

Running Records-Philadelphia's model

Running Records-another great resource!

Road to Reading

Running Record recording sheet

Comprehension Rubrics-It's not just about accuracy!!

Reading Tests and Assessments-includes running record calculator

Cognitive Foundations of Learning to Read

Spelling

Dolch word inventory checklist - Here's a great way to check and see how many words you students can read

High Frequency Words

Musical Spelling Rules and other fun sites for spelling high frequency words

http://www.education.tas.gov.au/english/stages.htm - Strategies for spelling development

Letter and Punctuation Tiles - Here is a website that can help you make word and punctuation tiles on magnetic paper

Dolch (High Frequency Words) Bingo Card - Use these cards to create a high frequency word bingo center

Dolch Site Word Lists for grade levels 1-3, word cards, and word cards that can be cut up into individual words for word sorts.

Moveable Alphabet with red letter vowels and punctuation cards

Phonics Sounds A - For Alphabet or Word Center use these cards to create a fun center for students


http://web.mac.com/meant2be/iWeb/Site%204/Home.html - A colleagues site...it's wonderful!