Number Sense (4-6)

Developing a Sense of Quantity (Place Value):

  1. Curriculum Expectations (Decimals)
  2. Representing Decimals on Geoboards (NCTM, 2009)
  3. Up to a Million (Grade 6)

Developing a Sense of Quantity (Fractions):

Visit the NCTM website to view classroom vingettes and learn more about:

  1. Teaching, Learning, & Communicating About Fractions:  http://illuminations.nctm.org/Reflections_3-5.html; and
  2. Learning About Area, Perimeter, and Fractions, with and from Peers at http://illuminations.nctm.org/Reflections_6-8.html

Fractions:

  1. Creating Fraction Strips
  2. Exploring Fractions-Handout
  3. Fractions_Resources_A Few Technology Connections_2011
  4. Exploring Fractions using Various Manipulatives (sample activities)
  5. Gr4-6_Expectations_Fractions
  6. Comparing Fractions_Gr.3_NCTM 2010
  7. Set Model_Fractions_Gr. 3-5_AIMS 2010
  8. Fractional Equivalents – NCTM – 2001
  9. Oil & Water fractions – NCTM – Nov.2000
  10. Representing Fractions – NCTM April 2002
  11. Dividing Brownies_Marilyn Burns
  12. Life lines & fractions – 2001
  13. Cuisennaire Rod Activity_NCTM

Fractions: Technology Resources

  1. Equivalent Fractions_Flash File
  2. Ordering Fractions_Interactive Tool
  3. Interactive Program: Fraction strips (explanation)
  4. Interactive Program: Fraction strips (itp)

Developing Operational Sense:

Addition / Subtraction:

  1. Addition / Subtraction Strategies (NCTM, 2004)
  2. Children’s Subtraction Strategies (NCTM, 2003)
  3. Computational Fluency (NCTM, 2003)

Multiplication / Division:

  1. Curriculum Expectations (Multiplication & Division)
  2. Sample Multiplication Problems (eworkshop)
  3. Sample Division Problems (eworkshop) 
  4. Modeling Multiplication & Division
  5. Invented algorithms for Muliplication & Division (NCTM, 2000)
  6. Teaching Mental Math

Interactive Learning Tools:

  1. ITP: Place Value with ITP: Place Value (description)
  2. ITP: Division (Grouping) with ITP: Division (Grouping) description

Financial Literacy: Although Financial Literacy is not a strand within the Math Curriculm, it must be integrated into teaching math K-12. So, when you explore decimals, money, algebraic growth patterns, data management, and basic operations try to integrate some of the resources already developed for use in the elementary classroom (e.g, lesson plans, interactive games, on-line stock market investment games, etc.)

  1.  http://www.tdbank.com/wowzone/educators/
  2. http://virtualstockmarket.tdbank.com/