In a recent post by Edutech for Teachers, Jamie Forshey writes about the the Halloween Magnetic board created and shared by Kasey Bell. Before going any further, let me suggest that you follow both of these outstanding, educational blogs.
The board is created with Google Drawings and is an excellent way for students to practice copying Kasey’s template to their own Google Drive. This will require them to sign in to their gmail accounts. By using the tools of Google Drawings, they can make their Halloween Magnetic story as elaborate as their imagination allows.
Click here to make your very own copy of the template.
Here is a fun game for practicing your multiplication facts called Candy Capers. Teachers can select the particular fact families that students need to practice. This game is a fun and addictive way to become fluent with those multiplication facts.
Here’s a fun activity that students can use to practice their understanding of 2D Geometric shapes. On this interactive site, students can use trackpad manipulation skills to draw any shape to design their own Jack-O-Lantern. Teachers can set the criteria to include a minimum number of different shapes or even require students to use all six shown above. When the students are finished, they click done and see what their creation will look like when lit up by an internal candle.
Take a screenshot and write a story using the names of these geometric shapes. Learning should be fun!
Click on the image above to play Shikaku. This is a math strategy game will help students understand arrays. After they have completed each puzzle, teachers can have the students write the perimeter, area, or the multiplication fact for each array. I will warn you that it is highly addictive as well as challenging.
“Practice counting money and collect fish for the aquarium!” This game has 3 variations: count to 99 cents, count to 10 dollars, and count to 100 dollars. Additionally, each variation can be played at a beginner or expert level. Scroll down below the game to see three more money games (Dolphin Feed, Learning Coins and Money Bingo.)
Students can practice on a grid using a compass rose to learn about directions with this interactive game. It takes a little while for the game to load, but just be patient. Answer a few short questions as the activity loads, and then follow directions to locate items on the grid. You will be a map wizard in no time at all!
In this featured game on TeachersFirst, a group of friends decide to enter a school raft race competition. Students will need to use their math skills to collect the four items that they will need in order to build a raft. The more activities that are completed, the better the quality of the raft.
Practice your skills with basic operations, symmetry, time, equations, diagrams, and more. When finished, watch what happens when the race begins!