22 Sep 2005 - 18:28
more online math resources
I came across all kinds of interesting-looking math web sites last night while looking for:
- integers worksheets
- downloadable number line worksheets
I didn't find either of the things I wanted (and almost spent $29.95 to join some teacher site linked to by FunBrain just
to be able to printout their number line sheet...).
But I found all of these:
- AAA Math (resources listed by grade thru gr8)
also has a potentially interesting page called World Education Levels. Unfortunately, I can't tell what 'world education levels' are without spending a lot more time on the site than I want to spend. LOTS of online quizzes that are corrected by the site, and they seem to be selling a software program on arithmetic.
- the aforementioned FunBrain Math Baseball is a classic.
- FunBrain's teacher site, the page that almost sold me a $30 sheet of number lines. Has articles on behaviormanagement in the classroom that look good.
- Harcourt School Publishers' number line express Blecch. But maybe little kids would enjoy it. There's a talking lion railroad engineer.
- Math Cats how-to for teachers Definitely worth looking at.
- math clip art! possibly for autistic kids (I was on a major clip art tear a few years ago, when Andrew was in his PECS genius phase...)
- Mathsurf teacher's site word problems from Pearson Scott Foresman. If you're looking for story problems with multiple answers, this is the spot. Possibly (probably?) a good site to visit for problems your child may encounter in constructivist math courses -- worthwhile problems, as far as I can tell on cursory inspection.
- Mathsurf telling time worksheet (to print)
- Room 108 Looks decent. You can create online Mad Minute pages (must be answered & graded online)
- odd & even numbers possibly good for autistic kids? this site speaks the directions, although I don't think the directions are also written out in words. But any time an autistic child can hear the same words spoken by the same recorded voice it's a good thing, I believe. Site is simple and graphically compelling. Has a HUGE cursor (also great for autistic kids.)
- Primary Games good for autism? I have a feeling this might work with Andrew at some point in the near future. Very simple, has ONE moving image--'Squigly,' a little worm inside one of 10 apples who pops out of his apple and then disappears back inside every couple of seconds. The child has to tell which apple Squigly is in (first, third, fifth, and so on). The only bad part is that there's a lot of advertising crud at the top and the bottom of the page.
- Primary Games fishy counting game good for autism? terrific. Very, very simple counting game (as nice as the counting game they used to have on the Barney web site....
- Primary Games Tetris bubbles Great! I've been meaning to post a TIME MAGAZINE article saying girls improve their spatial-visualization skills when they play Tetris. This is, I think, a somewhat slower version of a Tetris game. (Slower is always good for me....) Stupid music, though.
- Primary Games time clock Terrific! Very simple & cute. You have to be able to use a mouse (Andrew & Jimmy both have huge MOUSE difficulties, unfortunately.)
I will never, ever speak ill of the NCTM again.
They have FREE NUMBER LINES
, 8 to a page!
Unfortunately, all 8 number lines start at 0 and contain only positive numbers....
I take it back.
I will carry on saying bad things about the NCTM.
They do not appear to have posted a single number line on their web site that includes negative numbers as well as positive numbers and 0.
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Would it be helpful to you to have a sheet of number lines (with whatever arbitrary endpoints you wish) as a .jpg file? It might be as much as a 10-minute task for me to make one and send it to you (though I doubt it would take that long), and I'd be happy to be of assistance.
If so, let me know what you'd like (number of lines per page, end points, title, name line, file resolution, whatever), and I should be able to get to it in a day or two.
-- DougSundseth - 22 Sep 2005