# Fifth Grade Math Technology Tools

### Bryant Voncannon

## On-line Math Support for Students

__Variety of Interactive Games and Manipulatives:__

The Wall Multiply-Multiplication Game

http://notjustsums.com/TheWallMultiply.html

The Wall Divide-Division Game

http://notjustsums.com/TheWallDivide.html (division practice)

Digit Work-out (addition, subtraction, multiplication), Number Balance

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1numeracy.html

Ordering Fractions, Decimals, Division, Times Table Quiz, Algebra Quiz

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy.html

Math Magician

http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/mathmagician/cathymath.html

Illuminations from NCTM

(Includes interactive games, math lessons, and web links)

http://illuminations.nctm.org/

- Equivalent fractions

- Factorize

- Fraction models

- Pan Balance – numbers and shapes

- Factor Game

- Patch Tool

- Product Game

- Times Table

http://calculationnation.nctm.org/

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

(interactive manipulatives and tools)

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html

Some favorites include fraction bars, fractions, transformations, percentages

Shodor Education Foundation

(interactive manipulatives and tools)

http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/

Some favorites include Arithmetic Four, Venn Diagram Shape Sorter, the Fraction tools, Clockwise, and the Adjustable Spinner.

Cool Math

Lessons, math dictionary, games, and interactive learning tools

PBS Cyberchase

http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/ (Over 40 interactive games and puzzles)

http://www.pbs.org/parents/earlymath/index.html (variety of math games on different concepts)

http://www.pbs.org/parents/cyberchase (For parents and teachers)

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skills-5th-mathbuilders.htm

http://www.mathsisfun.com/games/mathionaire-multiplication-quiz.html

(similar to the millionaire game show)

http://aespanthers.wikispaces.com/Fifth+Grade+Math (arranged by goal)

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www.topmarks.co.uk (browse whiteboard resources)

www.softschools.com (games and worksheets)

http://www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org/aunty/index.html (weekly math problems for students to solve)

http://www.globalclassroom.org/ecell00/javamath.html

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/math.html (math plus other subjects)

** Online Games and Activities for Grade 4-5:** (Investigations websites)

http://investigations.terc.edu/library/Games_45.cfm

http://investigations.terc.edu/library/Games_K12345.cfm

__Practice of Fifth Grade Math Skills:__

www.ixl.com (look under 5th grade)

http://www.mathisfun.com/ (search within the different topics)

http://www.321know.com/grade5.htm (search within the different 5th grade math topics)

__Math Resources:__

www.mathwire.com (Math Resources – search by topic)

www.primaryresources.co.uk (PowerPoints, SMART interactives, PDF’s etc….)

http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/index.html (blackline masters)

Interactive Math Dictionary:

www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com

http://www.mathplayground.com/common_core_state_standards_for_mathematics_grade_5.html OUTSTANDING website that breaks down students virtual activities for each of the Common Core strands...Operations and Algebraic thinking, Number & Operations in Base 10, Number and Operations-Fractions, Measurement and Data, Geometry. [Electronic]

http://www.mathplayground.com/common_core_state_standards_for_mathematics.html

Math games aligned with the Common Core by grade levels.

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Be sure to scroll down to the "Quantile Tools" section, which contains differentiation skill development activities, along with a wealth of resources that are FREE for student engaged learning opportunities that are aligned with the Common Core related to math.

Create a free account at Learn Zillion for Common Core lesson plans, video lessons and resources for English Language Arts and Mathematics.

**Reference**

Floyd, A. (2015). (personal communication, March 5, 2015)

## Best Practices

*Note: When logging into the below hyperlinks with respect to the research articles, please provide your UNCG log-in information and password.*

**"Tips for Teaching Math to Elementary Students"**~Gary Scarpello

Scarpello (2010) acknowledged that math can be intimidating for students and even teachers alike. It is crucial that teachers dialogue with colleagues when internalizing, planning, and polishing their instructional practice with regard to math content and understanding multiple ways of problem solving. The below link will offer ten tips in teaching your students. [Electronic]

**"Why the Common Core Changes Math Instruction"**~Valerie Faulkner

Faulkner (2013) advised there has to be a shift in terms of explanation, application, and linking mathematical concepts in a broader sense of understanding. How do you go about this? Faulkner (2013) provided a reflective stance when defining, planning and providing rationalizations in presenting a shift in mathematical pedagogy. [Electronic]

**"What Does Good Math Instruction Look Like"**~Nancy Protheroe

While this research article dates back to the Pre-Common Core Era, Protheroe (2007) acknowledged key components of classroom instruction and student engagement centered upon math that coincides with sound instructional practice.

**"Are You Ready for Common Core Math?"**~Alan Dessoff

The Common Core places a great deal of emphasis on the component of writing. Thus, students must consistently work to craft their oral and written communication skills in preparing for assessments that surpasses multiple choice testing to open ended questions that continue to infuse multiple step problems with an added focus on real world application. Dessoff (2012) stated, open ended questions will demand students to be able to clearly define and articulate their thought processes. Be sure to check out the resources at the bottom of the article for added resources in preparing students for Common Core math assessments.

**"Go Figure Math and the Common Core"**~Marilyn Burns

Burns (2012) recounted the importance of mental math as a very important life-long skill that can be used on a daily basis. This article takes a closer look and the thought processes of students when solving a single math problem and the importance of understanding the thinking of all students. Burns (2012) explained the conceptual use of "The Math Reasoning Inventory" (p. 46). Burns (2012) stated, "The Math Reasoning Inventory (MRI) is an online tool that helps teachers assess their students' numerical proficiency" (p.46). Clink on the below link for more information.

**At the time of this research, it appears the website for the Math Reasoning Inventory is nonexistent. However, information may be gleaned from ****http://mathsolutions.com/about-us/marilyn-burns/. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the webpage under the category of Free Resources for a wealth of resources.**

**"Meaningful Engaged Learning"**~B. Jones, G. Valdez, J. Nowakowski, C. Rasmussen

This article presents eight indicators that are needed within a classroom environment when building engaged learning for students.

http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/engaged.htm

**"Common Core: Integrating Web 2.0 Technology"**

**"Ways to Keep Students Engaged"**

**http://www.teachertube.com/video/keeping-students-engaged-170328**

Burns, M. (2012). "Go figure: math and the common core." *Educational Leadership*, *70*(4), 42-46.

Dessoff, A. (2012). "Are you ready for common core math?." *District Administration*, *48*(3), 53-60.

Faulkner, V. N. (2013). "Why the common core changes math instruction." *Phi Delta Kappan*, *95*(2), 59-63.

Protheroe, N. (2007). What does good math instruction look like?." *Principal*, *87*(1), 51-54.

Jones, B., Valdez, G., Nowakowski, J., & Rasmussen, C. (1994). *Designing Learning and Technology for Educational Reform*. Oak Brook, IL: North Central Regional Educational Laboratory.

Scarpello, G. (2010). "Tips for teaching math to elementary students." *Education Digest*, *76*(1), 59-60.

## Structure of Support Centered on Students through Research

"Research Brief: Multi-tier System of Support (MTSS) Introduction: From RTI and PBIS to MTSS"~Orla Higgins Averill & Claudia Rinaldo

What kind of support is there for the struggling math students within a classroom? This article explains the renaming of the Response to Intervention (RtI) to the

Multi-Tier System of Support (MTSS) when providing researched based strategies to use within the classroom for students at promise who may have deficient areas that demand specific intervention in growing toward proficiency within content areas. Be sure to checkout the resources provided in developing strategic measures of meeting the needs of all students.

"Classroom Cognitive and Meta-cognitive Strategies for Teachers"-Florida Dept. of Edu.

This article provides a detailed plan of methodology in guiding students through a researched based approach to problem solving when arriving upon solutions.

**Websites for Academic Interventions for Content Areas:**

http://www.interventioncentral.org/response-to-intervention

http://www.interventioncentral.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/pdfs_blog/self_management_math_SAFI.pdf -----Math facts

http://www.jimwrightonline.com/php/rti/rti_wire.php

http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/MathHome.aspx

## "High Quality Math Resources"

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**Resource Books:**

· __Young Mathematicians at Work__ Series by Fosnot & Dolk

· __Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics__ by John Van de Walle

· __Navigations__ Series by NCTM

· __Extending Children’s Mathematics: Fractions and Decimals: Innovations in CGI__ by Empson & Levi

· __Math by All Means__ Series by Marilyn Burns

· __Good Questions for Math Teaching K-6__ by Sullivan & Lilburn

· __Good Questions for Math Teaching 5-8__ by Schuster & Anderson

· __Uncovering Student Thinking in Mathematics Grades K-5__ by Tobey & Minton

· __Uncovering Student Thinking About Mathematics in the Common Core, Grades K-2: 20 Formative Assessment Probes__ by Tobey & Fagan

· __Uncovering Student Thinking About Mathematics in the Common Core, Grades 3-5: 25 Formative Assessment Probes__ by Tobey & Fagan

· __NCSM Great Tasks for Mathematics K-5__ by Schrock, Norris, Pugalee, Seitz, & Hollingshead

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**Online Resources:**

DPI Math Wiki: (K-2/3-5 CCSS Assessment Tasks, AIG Problem-Based Lessons)

http://maccss.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/Home

NCTM Illuminations Lessons:

http://illuminations.nctm.org/Lessons.aspx

NCTM Investigations:

http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=9310

NCTM Weekly Problems:

http://www.nctm.org/resources/archive.aspx?id=3604&journalid=4

Illustrative Mathematics:

http://illustrativemathematics.org/standards/k8

K-5 Math Teaching Resources:

http://www.k-5mathteachingresources.com/

Georgia Standards:

https://www.georgiastandards.org/Common-Core/Pages/Math-K-5.aspx

3-5 Smarter Balanced Sample Assessment Tasks:

http://sampleitems.smarterbalanced.org/itempreview/sbac/index.htm

3-5 PARRC Sample Assessment Tasks:

Inside Mathematics: (Problems of the Month)

http://www.insidemathematics.org/

Core Academy in Mathematics: (Teacher Created Tasks)

http://ccak52012.wikispaces.com/home

NYC Department of Education:

http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/CommonCoreLibrary/TasksUnitsStudentWork/default.htm

BPS K-6 Common Core Math Website:

https://sites.google.com/a/billingsschools.org/bpsccmath/resources/math-tasks

Better Lesson:

http://cc.betterlesson.com/common_core

Biting Into the Common Core:

http://www.bitingintothecore.com/learning-and-assessment-tasks.html

Engage NY:

The Teaching Channel:

https://www.teachingchannel.org/

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**Common Core Resources**

__Essential Websites__

NC Public Schools (DPI)

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/

ACRE: Accountability and Curriculum Reform Effort

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/

ACRE: Essential Standards

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/standards/

Timeline for Standards and Assessments

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/timeline/

Common Core Standards

NC Standard Course of Study

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/

Testing & Accountability

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/

End-of-Grade Tests

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/testing/eog/

Released Tests (2008-2009)

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/testing/releasedforms

Sample Test Items

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/testing/eog/sampleitems/math

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/testing/eog/sampleitems/reading

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/testing/eog/sampleitems/science

Assessment Briefs

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/testing/shared/abriefs/eogreadmath

DPI Curriculum and Instruction

LEARN NC

NC FALCON (North Carolina's Formative Assessment Learning Community's Online Network)

http://center.ncsu.edu/falcon/

EVAAS Log In Page

https://ncdpi.sas.com/evaas/signin.jsf

ClassScape

http://www.classscape.org/ClassScape3/

Piedmont Triad Education Consortium

__Essential Math Websites__

__Math__

**Curriculum and Instruction:**

Math Curriculum

http://math.ncwiseowl.org/curriculum___instruction/standard_course_of_study_2003__current_/

Math Instructional Resources

http://math.ncwiseowl.org/resources/instructional_resources/

US Department of Education

**Testing and Accountability:**

Math End-of-Grade Tests

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/testing/eog/math/

Released Tests (2008-2009)

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/testing/releasedforms

Sample Test Items

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/testing/eog/sampleitems/math

Assessment Briefs

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/testing/shared/abriefs/eogreadmath

**Investigations Websites:**

http://investigations.terc.edu/

www.pearsonschool.com/investigations

Professional Development and Tutorials

http://mypearsontraining.com/products/investigations/2008/tutorials.asp

State Specific Website

Parents

http://investigations.terc.edu/families/

**Professional Organizations:**

NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

NCCTM (North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

NCSM (National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics)

http://www.mathedleadership.org/

**NC Math Manipulative Kits:**

http://mathlearnnc.sharpschool.com/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4507283&pageId=5856319

**Math Materials:**

Pearson Investigations

Pearson (manipulatives)

ETA/Cuisenaire

http://www.etacuisenaire.com/catalog/department?deptId=MATH

EAI

http://www.eaieducation.com/math.html

Didax

http://www.didax.com/manipulatives/

Educator’s Outlet

http://www.educatorsoutlet.com/static.php?dynamic=allproducts

AIMS (Activities Integrating Math & Science)

Marcy Cook Materials

Marilyn Burns Materials

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**Interactive Tools and Virtual Manipulatives:**

Illuminations by NCTM

http://illuminations.nctm.org/

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html

Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.

**Math & Literature Resources:**

S.M.A.R.T. Books!

**Math Dictionary:**

Math Dictionary for Kids

www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com

Glossary of Mathematical Terms for Parents and Teachers

http://mathlearnnc.sharpschool.com/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4507283&pageId=5144741

**Resources for Parents:**

www.ed.gov/pubs/parents/Math/index.html

www.ed.gov/pubs/parents/Math/resources.html

http://www2.ed.gov/parents/landing.jhtml

**Extras:**

Bingo template and other resources for teachers.

Create puzzles online.

Cool Math – Lessons, games, and interactive learning tools

Rainforest Math – Fun, colorful, interactive math activities

PBS Cyberchase Website – Interactive games and puzzles

http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/

Auntie Math – Offers weekly problems for students to solve

www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org/aunty/

Lists of Interactive Resources for Math, Reading, Science, and more

www.globalclassroom.org/ecell00/javamath.html

Links to interactive sites that reinforce math skills in each math strand

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/math_elem_index.htm

Kids Know It Network

http://www.kidsknowit.com/index.php

SMART Exchange – Smartboard lessons

http://exchange.smarttech.com/index.html#tab=0

Lisa Garrison’s Wiki Page

http://aespanthers.wikispaces.com/

Math Wire – Standards-based math activities

**Reference**

Floyd, A. (2015). (personal communication, March 5, 2015)

## 'Considerations for the Future...'

Xtramath is a free website centered upon helping students develop mastery of math facts with respect to addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Tenmarks.com is a free/paid website that allows teachers to create student rosters, assign math content in grades 2-6 based upon Common Core State Standards that is maximized upon differentiation, provides teachers with individualized student report data, and offers incentives for students by earning certificates of achievement when they score at eighty percent proficiency. Moreover, after completing assignments successfully, they are able to unlock a game to play as a reward.

Success Maker7 is a personalized learning approach for student learning focused on the content areas of math and reading.

http://www.pearsonschool.com/index.cfm?locator=PSZk99

Renaissance Learning is a 'standards' based tool of math instruction when supporting the differentiation of student learning. Assessment tools and multiple forms of data allow for optimal results leading to student mastery of math concepts.

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