Number and Operation Resources
Picture books and Literacy resources
MathPlayground - Thinking Blocks
Thinking Blocks are a strategy from Singapore Math that encourages students to draw out pictures to work through problems. It is a great way to help make an abstract problem more concrete. This site has hundreds of problems that students can solve as well as a blank canvas that they can use to work on if they don't want to or can't draw the blocks on paper.
Estimation 180 is a site that provides a picture a day that can be used a warm-up or end of the day activity to allow students, especially upper elementary students, opportunities to develop a sense of number and quantity. It provides feedback on their estimations and allows them to "compete" with others to see if they are close to the actual answer.
Apps for Mobile Devices
ITunes App: theGames: Kindergarten math Standards
This format encourages delayed gratification and critical thinking skills such as strategic competence, adaptive reasoning, spatial reasoning and a sense of independence. All excellent life-learning skills.
PARENT and TEACHER FEATURES
*Up to 50 customizable player accounts
*Two levels to begin at, progressively harder problems
*Set practice topics
*Check-in to monitor progress
*Reset individual topics or entire player
*Directly reference which CCSS topics are covered
The young learners will be actively engaging in these topics at an appropriate academic development level, moving towards a conceptual understanding of key ideas and structures within the study of mathematics.
NUMBER SENSE: (CCSS K.CC.1-2,4-7, K.NBT, K.MD.2, K.OA.1-5)
GEOMETRY SENSE: (CCSS K.G.1-6, K.MD.1-3)
*Symmetry and Direction
*Data and Measurement
ITunes App: Monkey Math School Sunshine $1.99