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Middle School Math Resources

September 21, 2020
Monday

Desmos Classroom Activities  

  • Grade Levels:  6-12
  • Audience:  Teachers, Students, Parents
  • Access Code:  Free
  • Description:  A collection of unique and engaging digital activities, which are free for your and your secondary students.

Desmos Free Graphing Calculator  

  • Grade Levels:  6-12
  • Audience:  Teachers, Students, Parents
  • Access Code:  Free
  • Description:  Free online graphing calculator.  There is also a four function and a scientific version available.  Desmos has free apps for every platform, including mobile phones and tablets.

Desmos Distance Learning  

  • Grade Levels:  6-12
  • Audience:  Teachers
  • Access Code:  Free
  • Description:  Desmos is hosting free webinars to help math teachers incorporate their platform into distance learning opportunities.  They are also providing free assistance on learning how to use the activities.

Texas Instruments  

  • Grade Levels:  6-12
  • Audience:  Teachers, Students, Parents
  • Access Code:  Free
  • Description:  Software - Texas Instruments is offering all students and teachers free, six-month software licenses for: TI-SmartView™ CE emulator software for the TI-84 Plus graphing family
    TI-SmartView™ for MathPrint™ calculators (TI-30XS/TI-34-Multiview™ scientific calculators)
    TI-Nspire™ CX and TI-Nspire™ CX CAS Student Software
    TI-Nspire™ CX Premium Teacher Software.  Activities - Math Activities that can be used with TI Technology.

Get More Math  

  • Grade Levels:  4-8, Alg. 1
  • Audience:  Teachers, Students
  • Access Code:  Complimentary Use, may contact Shelly Pelton at spelton@getmoremath.com for assistance if needed.
  • Description:   Teachers can assign work, monitor students in real time, send personal messages to kids as they are working online, and keep track of progress. They are TEKS aligned grades 4 through 8, Algebra 1 and Geometry. Although alignment for grade 3 and Algebra 2 is not complete, there is quite a bit of content already available.

Khan Academy Lessons       

  • Grade Levels:  K-12
  • Audience:  Teachers, Students, Parents
  • Access Code:  Free 
  • Description:  Khan Academy houses instructional videos that explain concepts in mathematics.  Review all parts of these lessons to ensure alignment to your grade level TEKS.  

Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics  

  • Grade Levels:  K-12
  • Audience:  Teachers, Students, Parents
  • Access Code:  Free
  • Description:  This folder houses lessons, problems for problem solving, practice activities, digital resources, and much more separated by grade bands.

StudyJams  

  • Grade Levels:  K-12
  • Audience:  Teachers, Students, Parents
  • Access Code:  Free
  • Description:  This easy to use teaching tool will help you introduce and reinforce more than 200 important topics in math and science through fun, interactive activities. Many sing along songs to reinforce learning are available.

Glencoe (virtual manipulatives)  

  • Grade Levels:  K-12
  • Audience:  Teachers, Students, Parents
  • Access Code:  Free
  • Description:  This site has several virtual manipulatives that students can use to understand mathematical concepts.

Didax (virtual manipulatives)  

  • Grade Levels:  K-12
  • Audience:  Teachers, Students, Parents
  • Access Code:  Free
  • Description:  This site has several virtual manipulatives that students can use to understand mathematical concepts.

Whiteboard 13 (ESC13)  

  • Grade Levels:  K-12
  • Audience:  Teachers, Parents
  • Access Code:  Free
  • Description:  Coaching support for parents, teachers and coaches. This site was especially designed to assist in the monumental task of accessible, equitable and engaging remote and Home learning opportunities. Together we're best.

TEA (Texas Education Agency)  

  

  • Grade Levels:  K-12
  • Audience:  Teachers, Students, Parents, Districts
  • Access Code:  Free
  • Description:  TXHL - The Texas Home Learning Model supports quality at-home learning for students by providing daily and weekly learning plans in all grades that can be started immediately in a student’s home environment.  ICPF - The purpose of Instructional Continuity planning is to help districts launch “at-home Schools” that maximize the amount of instructional time for students this school year and support student mastery of grade level standards.

Code.Org  

  • Grade Levels:  K-12
  • Audience:  Teachers, Students, Parents
  • Access Code:  Free
  • Description:  Code.org is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools. Their vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra. They have a dedicated page with resources for parents, students, and teachers to use while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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National Library of Virtual Manipulatives  

  • Virtual math manipulatives K12

                                                                                   

Open Middle 

  • Online challenge problem organized by mathematical concept K12
  • Multiple solutions to focus on strategies and perserverance
  • Build number sense

                                                                                                                                                      

Would You Rather 

  • Open ended challenge problems K12
  • Focus on justifying solutions to increase math talk & math writing

                                                                                                                                                       

The Math Learning Center 

  • Lessons and activities that are print friendly K12
  • Math Manipulatives

                                                                                                                                                       

Math Playground Thinking Blocks 

  • Interactive practice grades 18
  • Virtual math manipulatives

                                                                                                                                                        

GeoGebra 

  • Online math tools and manipulatives for graphing, geometry, 3D, and more (K-12)

                                                                                                                                                        

Edmentum (Study Island)  

  • Grade Levels:  K-12
  • Audience:  Teachers, Students, Parents
  • Access Code:  Two Months Free
  • Description:  Need access to quality online programming due to school closures? Edmentum would like to provide free program access to Study Island for Home, two free months of access to Study Island, or two free courses in EdOptions Academy to any school or district who has shut down due to this virus.

Resources to Download

Research

IES Practice Guide from the What Works Clearinghouse

"Intervention at all grade levels should devote about 10 minutes in each session to building fluent retrieval of basic arithmetic facts."

--Recommendation 6 of 8 made by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) reagarding Tiers 2 and 3 interventions for students in elementary and middle schools.

Access a summary of all 8 recommendations here.

Read the full IES practice guide here.

Activities

Quizlet Flashcards: Adding and Subtracting Integers

https://quizlet.com/2281751/adding-and-subtracting-integers-flash-cards/

Quizlet Flashcards: Fractions to Decimals

https://quizlet.com/170491255/fractions-to-decimals-and-decimals-to-fractions-flash-cards/

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