Slice of the Pi

Special Edition

I hope this finds you well! Many of us are currently hunkered down at home for a yet to be determined amount of time. Once all the closets get sorted, nooks and crannies get cleaned, and yards get a spring makeover you may be looking for a way to pass the time. I thought you might enjoy a list of math resources to share with your own children, family, and friends. Enjoy and stay safe!

You never know what's around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain.

Tom Hiddlestone

For the "Littles" in your life...

Bridges Family Support- Select a a grade level to see the major areas of focus, an overview of each unit including sample strategies and FAQ’s, and several games and activities.

Loop de Loop- Addicting play with spiraling number patterns- like a meditation!

Dice Games - No dice at home? Click here!

Mystery Science is offering free lessons because... STEM ya’ll.

SFUSD- ten days of k-5 math lessons.

Games for Young Minds

Newsela- Check out math related articles, like, How Percentages are Used in Sports. They are currently offering free subscriptions.

Region 15 Resources - A choice board for each grade compiled by administrators, coaches & interventionists

K-2 Estimation Tasks Power Point with video explanations

Recorded Math Lessons- Starting 3/18 recorded daily k-12 lessons from Eureka Math.

Dreambox- Adaptive math learning platform with great reviews- free for 90 days

Math Before Bed- All digital resources to allow families to facilitate math discussions are currently free.

PreK-5 Resource List- compiled by Kentucky Center for Math and Lesley University Center for Math Achievement.

Fraction Talks- Images and questions to guide conversations around fractions.

Cross Number Puzzles - For Cross Word fans!

Riddles- A series of Ted Ed logic puzzles by Dan Finkel.

Collection of Which One Doesn’t Belong Great one for promoting the Math Practices!

Math Anywhere- Ideas for families for ‘doing math anywhere’ including printables for scavenger hunts.

Virtual Models- Free manipulatives that students can use on i-Pads, computers, etc.

Math For Love- Games, puzzles, lessons.

Math Pickle- Lots of math games, organized by grade.

And math fun for you!

Better Explained- their philosophy is, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” Sophisticated math ideas ‘better explained’.

New York Times blog series- The Elements of Math

3blue1brown- Cool YouTube videos of varied math concepts.

Numberphile - Hundreds of videos sponsored by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

What If? Mathematical and scientific answers to absurd questions, like, If you carry a penny in your coin tray, how long would it take for that penny to cost you more than a cent in extra gas?

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