• Listed below are some exciting, fun, and challenging math sites.  Have fun and learn math as you explore these sites.  If you find a site that allows you to solve math problems and print-out your score, you may submit the printout to me for extra credit, providing that you are working on fifth grade skills being taught for the current nine week period and your parent/guardian sign stating that you completed most of the activities on your own.  I will only accept two of these printouts per nine weeks grading period for extra credit.

Resources for teaching math - fractions etc…

Multiplying Fractions- This link is just one page and it is more of a drill/practice than a game.  You can modify the instructions by seeing how many they can get correct in a certain amount of time or see how many they can get correct before they miss one.  This is the multiplying fractions drill page

Another site you might want to use before they start this one is

This site helps to review fractions and multiplying fractions and could be used for remediation if a student is not ready for the drill page

Soccer Shoutout- This is a very simple game that focuses on multiplication of fractions.  It goes a little beyond the basic multiplication of fractions because the player has to reduce the answer to simplest form in order to score.  This is for those that understand basic multiplication, but need more practice with multiplying fractions and simplifying the answer.

Who wants pizza?-  This site may seem simple but it is a great one for 6th graders.  It has 6 different sections that go from reviewing what fractions are to multiplying fractions.  The first four parts should be review for 6th graders but most likely a much needed review.  Then parts 5 and 6 take you through the new material they need to be learning.  This would be something that you could work through over a couple of days or even leave for a substitute since it really works through the topic and then gives practice problems.

Fresh baked fractions- This link takes you through finding different equivalent fractions.  You get four fractions and choose the one that is not equivalent.  You earn pieces of pie for each correct answer.  This is not timed but as kids get better at seeing/computing equivalent fractions you could add that as a component if there are multiple computers.

http://mrnussbaum.com/fractions-workshop-2/

Tony Fraction’s Pizza Shop- This site is a game where kids make pizzas according to the order.  They have to fill the pizza with the correct portion of ingredients.  Often the fraction is out of the whole pizza but sometimes it is simplified and they have to figure out how many pieces they need to make it equivalent.

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Math Textbook Online

Math Activities /Games

An amazing site full of Math designed for fun!

Math challenges for families (NTCM)

Join the Math Cats in a land of creative, open-ended math explorations.  Created by Wendy A. Petti

Examples are given for how to do basic math using text and diagrams.

This is a help resource for grades 4–8.

Math Playground is an educational site for elementary and middle school students where you can practice your math skills, play a logic game, and have some fun!

An animated, interactive dictionary for students which explains over 500 common mathematical terms using simple language and visual examples.

Play online math games like Math Wheel (math terms), Jeopardy (addition), and Finding Nemo (direction) or generate custom math worksheets on topics such as telling time, fractions, money, and many more!

Interactive math tutorials and challenges including algebra, geometry, measurement, and probability, as well as lesson plans in Spanish and English.

Online tools students can assess to get help with assignments and projects.  Build self-confidence in your ability to learn independently.

Interactive math activities

Give your brain a workout with these math games and activities.

Math Quiz using the four operations with whole numbers and intergers.

Math Game to be played with a partner to increase computational skills.

Educational resources

http://janus.astro.umd.edu/

http://www.chempractice.com/drills/java_sci_notation.shtml

http://www.edinformatics.com/math_science/scinot.htm

http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/accountability/testing/eog/sampleitems/math6