Showing posts with label Common Core Math Standards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Common Core Math Standards. Show all posts

Thursday, October 27, 2016

OpenEd Helps You Find Resources to Share In Your LMS

OpenEd (formerly known as OpenEd.io) offers a huge index of educational games, videos, practice assessments, tutorials, and more. One of the strengths of OpenEd is that you can search for resources according to Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Another of OpenEd's strengths is its integration with multiple learning management systems including Google Classroom, Otus, and Schoology.

Within the Otus learning management system you can use OpenEd to search for materials to share with students through your online bookshelf of resources.

From the OpenEd catalog you can share resources to your Google Classroom classrooms. Watch the short video embedded below to learn how to do that.


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Thousands of Elementary School Math Practice Activities Aligned to Common Core Standards

MathGames.com sounds like it is just another website hosting math games for kids. Scroll down below the games and you will find dozens of practice exercises aligned to K-8 Common Core math standards. On each exercise page students will find a virtual scratch pad on which they can work out the answers to the problems presented to them. On some of the exercises students will be shown an explanation of the correct answer if they have answered incorrectly.


To access the practice activities on MathGames.com scroll past the games section and select a grade level. After choosing a grade you will be taken to a complete list of the Common Core math standards for that grade. Choose any of the standards and a set of ten practice problems for that standard will appear on your screen.

Applications for Education
MathGames.com offers a teacher dashboard service through which you can view students' progress. You can register for a teacher account through Edmodo, with your Google account, or you can create an account with your email address.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

TenMarks Adds New Free Features for Teachers

TenMarks is a service that offers an online mathematics program designed to supplement your in-classroom mathematics instruction. The service allows you to choose from a selection of more than 20,000 practice problems to assign to your students through your TenMarks online classroom. TenMarks has added some new free features for the 2014-2015 school year.

The TenMarks teacher dashboard has been updated to provide easier access to your students' performance data. From the dashboard you can view whole class summaries and individual student summaries. You can generate reports about specific standards and assignments while also viewing the amount of time a student spent on a particular assignment.

Middle school and high school teachers will be happy to note that TenMarks has expanded the content available for Algebra, Algebra II, and Geometry.

If you haven't seen or heard of TenMarks before today, watch the short video below for an overview of its core features.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

TenMarks Offers 20,000+ Math Practice Problems Aligned to Common Core Standards

TenMarks is a service that offers an online mathematics program designed to supplement your in-classroom mathematics instruction. I tried the service when it launched a couple of years ago. Today, I revisited it when I learned that they now align all of their practice activities to Common Core Standards.

Within TenMarks teachers create class rosters and accounts for their students. After creating rosters teachers can assign practice problems to students. Teachers can assign problems based on the Common Core Standards that their students are trying to reach.

Applications for Education
TenMarks could be an excellent resource for elementary school and middle school teachers. TenMarks provides an efficient way to provide practice problems and track students' progress. The information gathered about students' progress can be used to influence the creation of lesson plans tailored to students' specific needs.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Problem Attic Expands Again - More Practice Problems Than Ever

Problem Attic is a free service that allows you to quickly create practice tests and flashcards for social studies, language arts, mathematics, and science. I've featured it a couple of times since its launch last year. Problem Attic recently expanded again to include 4600 more practice questions from tests in Hawaii, Kentucky, Minnesota, Ohio, and New Jersey. Problem Attic also has a new set of 1700 math challenges from UNC Charlotte.

If you have been creating problem flashcards in Problem Attic you'll be happy to know that the interface has been tweaked to ensure that problem cards will always fit on the size screen that you're using.

In the next few weeks Problem Attic will add more services including support for free-response math questions aligned to Common Core standards.

Applications for Education
Years ago one of my colleagues used old exam questions as review activities with his students. Problem Attic takes that concept and makes it easy for any teacher to build review activities based on problems from actual tests that students have taken. Students can also use Problem Attic to find a big collection of questions that they can use to help them prepare for tests in mathematics, social studies, language arts, and science.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Opus - Sample Math Problems Aligned to Common Core

Opus is a new service that aims to help middle school mathematics teachers discover sample math problems aligned to Common Core standards. To find problems on Opus search by entering a topic and selecting a grade. You can also find problems by clicking the "browse the Core directly" link on the Opus homepage. Either way when you find a problem you can save it to your free Opus account where you can then generate a Word doc or Google Document of all of your saved problems. You can also create an answer sheet in your Opus account.


Applications for Education
Opus is still quite new so the collection of problems offered through it is limited, but the idea behind the service is good. If you're a middle school math teacher looking for some practice problems to use with your students, Opus could be useful to you.