Illuminations

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Visit this site by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics for activities, lessons, web links, and apps to enhance mathematics teaching and learning.

Illuminations

Mathlanding

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Mathlanding offers two distinguished collections of teaching and learning resources, one for professional development and the other for use in the classroom with students. Classroom collections include first-rate interactives, games and videos. Educators are provided with additional materials to support and enhance classroom learning.

Mathlanding.org

Enrichment Activities

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Check out this site for enrichment activities designed for students of all grade levels.

http://nrich.maths.org/forstudents


SUM (Saskatchewan Understands Math) Conference

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SUM 2012 is being held May 4-5, 2012 at the University of Saskatchewan Education Building in Saskatoon, SK. Registration information available on the Saskatchewan Math Teachers Society (SMTS) website: 

http://www.smts.ca/sum-conference

This year's featured keynote - James Tanton!

James Tanton (PhD. Mathematics, Princeton University, 1994) is a research mathematician deeply interested in bridging the gap between the mathematics experienced by school students and the creative mathematics practiced and explored by mathematicians. He is now a full-time high school teacher and does all that he can to bring joy into mathematics learning and teaching.

James writes math books. He gives math talks and conducts math workshops. He teaches students and he teaches teachers. He publishes articles and papers, creating and doing new math. And he shares the mathematical experience with students of all ages, helping them publish research papers too!

MMS Kindergarten Assessment Rubrics

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These rubrics are based on the Math Makes Sense resource units and lesson plans. Rubrics may be used for individual student tracking and reporting of curriculum outcomes.

Kindergarten - Unit 1 Exploring Patterns.docx

Kindergarten - Unit 2 Exploring Number.docx

Kindergarten - Unit 3 Exploring Geometry and Measurement.docx

Kindergarten - Unit 4 Numbers to 10.docx

Drill and Thrill

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Whether one is learning soccer, piano, or mathematics, practice is necessary, but mindless practice is deadening. This session will give several concrete examples and video of highly focused, effective practice that children love and that build competence very quickly. How? Connect skill with thinking through mindful practice!

http://thinkmath.edc.org/index.php/Drill_and_thrill:_mindful_practice_that_connects_skill_with_understanding

XtraMath

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www.xtramath.org  is a free web-based math fact fluency program that teaches addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts which are critical to success in math.

Khan Academy

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Check out this incredible library of videos designed to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace. Math...and so much more!

http://www.khanacademy.org/

Math Fact Fluency

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Reflex Math

Math fact fluency - the next generation. Reflex is a revolutionary, game-based system that helps students of all ability levels to develop instant recall of their basic math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division). 

http://www.reflexmath.com/home

Multiplication Fact Learning

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In a presentation at SUM 2011, David McKillop of Pearson Education describes how one Ontario school board get serious about learning the facts! With a commitment to ensure all students will learn, this plan targeted for grade four students focusses on strategies and quick retrieval time. If you are interested in this presentation and trying it out contact Diana Sproat at dsproat@gscs.sk.ca.

Multiplication Facts Bloom Using Strategies SUM 2011.ppt

 

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