The Amazing Math Toolbox Handout

Educational Strategies & Student Engagement Institute
September 21-23, 2015
David Davis - david@tlc-mtss.com
http://www.tlc-mtss.com

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Getting Ready
  1. Florida Standards http://www.cpalms.org . always start by analyzing the standards to see what the student needs to know
  2. Unpacking Standards http://bit.ly/1F9etSg . pdf handout on how to unpack the Florida Standards, using a math example
  3. Puffin Browser https://www.puffinbrowser.com/index.php . a mobile browser for iPad, iPhone, and Android devices that runs Flash, enabling many online math supports to work on a mobile device
  4. Natural Reader (Win) http://www.naturalreaders.com/index.html . a free text to speech reader
  5. Text to Speech on Mac https://support.apple.com/kb/PH14230?locale=en_US
  6. Text to Speech on iOS http://osxdaily.com/2012/05/30/text-to-speech-iphone-ipad/

Math Basics
  1. Classroom Suite https://www.ablenetinc.com/technology/apps-software/classroom-suite . includes animation, manipulatives, text-to-speech, and multimedia to demonstrate basic math concepts with multiple access options. there is a 30 day trial version and a collection of teacher made activities http://aex.ablenetinc.com/home.php?ref=%2Fmain.php
  2. Math 180 http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/math180/ . software that targets the development of fluency in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
  3. Go Solve http://teacher.scholastic.com/graphic-organizers/go-solve/index.html . uses graphic organizers to help students plan for solving word problems in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
  4. Kahn Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/ . free extensive online learning environment with personal online dashboard
  5. GCFLearnFree http://www.gcflearnfree.org/math . free elementary math lessons, part of a more extensive set of learning activities
  6. MathBoard (iOS Mac) http://www.palasoftware.com/Home.html . interactive math and fraction pay software
  7. DragonBox Algebra (iOS) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dragonbox+/id522069155?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 . pay app that introduces algebra concepts in a game format
  8. Sumdog http://www.sumdog.com/ . online basic math games, mostly free, with some games available for pay

Virtual Manipulatives/Simulations
  1. Visual Fractions - http://www.visualfractions.com/ . includes online tools for learning fractions
  2. Conceptua Math http://www.conceptuamath.com/ . great free and pay online tools to help students master fractions
  3. Interactive Sites for Math http://interactivesites.weebly.com/math.html . great collection of interactive activities in a variety of curriculum areas, including mathematics
  4. Glencoe Virtual Manipulatives Math http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/mathematics/ebook_assets/vmf/VMF-Interface.html . online virtual math manipulative lab with backgrounds, objects, rulers, protractors, and other tools
  5. GeoGebra https://www.geogebra.org/ . desktop and mobile interactive geometry tools
  6. Illuminations http://illuminations.nctm.org/ . a collection of online, standard-based virtual manipulatives and lessons
  7. Sketchometry http://en.sketchometry.org/index.html . free online tool for drawing and creating geometric shapes
  8. NLVM http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html . collection of online manipulatives and visualizations for all grade levels
  9. Whiteboard Resources http://www.k-5mathteachingresources.com/Geometry-Interactive-Whiteboard-Resources.html . Collection of online manipulatives suitable for interactive whiteboards and touch screens
  10. Math Studio http://mathstud.io/welcome/ . free online math tools with interactive graphs
  11. Explore Learning http://www.explorelearning.com . extensive online set of mathematic simulations and visualizations
  12. Cinderella (Win Mac) http://www.cinderella.de/tiki-index.php . free geometry software with extensive features
  13. Desmos https://www.desmos.com/ . interactive graphing calculator with teacher created lessons
  14. Geoboard (Win) http://www.tlc-mtss.com/assets/cd2014/data/GeoBoard/win95/geo95.exe . free digital geoboard with area and perimeter tools

Calculators
  1. Big Calculator (Win) http://www.tlc-mtss.com/assets/cd2014/data/setupBigCalculator.exe . a free basic calculator that can be adjusted for really big buttons. recommend Windows XP Service Pack 3 or higher
  2. Metacalc http://www.metacalc.com/simple.html . free online calculator in various sizes
  3. MoffSoft FreeCalc (Win) http://www.moffsoft.com/freecalc.htm . a great basic calculator with adjustable size and color schemes, and a simulated paper tape display
  4. Fraction Calculator (iOS Mac) http://www.palasoftware.com/Fraction_Calculator.html . inexpensive fraction calculator
  5. Calculatoria http://www.calculatoria.com/simple-online-calculator/ . online basic and advanced calculators with printable paper tape display and comments
  6. Alcula Calculators http://www.alcula.com/calculators/ . extensive collection of online calculators
  7. CalcTape (Win Mac Mobile) http://www.sfr-software.com/en/sfr-apps/calctape/windows . calculator with “paper” display that includes commenting features. there is a free and a pay desktop version and pay mobile versions
  8. CCCalc http://cccalc.excelsior-usa.com/en/index.html . free calculator with editable tape
  9. SpeedCrunch (Win Mac) http://speedcrunch.org/ . a free scientific calculator
  10. Calculator Collection (Win) http://www.tlc-mtss.com/assets/cd2014/data/calculator_collection/calculator_collection_setup.exe . free simple utility that includes four types of calculators
  11. Adding Machine http://www.calculatorsoup.com/calculators/financial/adding-machine-calculator.php . very basic online adding machine with printable paper display

Printables
  1. Free Online Graph Paper http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/ . free online PDFs of various graph papers. includes an online generator so you can create customized graph paper and print it out
  2. Popular Math Graphic Organizers https://www.teachervision.com/math/graphic-organizers/53511.html
  3. Dynamic Paper http://illuminations.nctm.org/Activity.aspx?id=3509 . create and print math activity handouts
  4. Math Charts http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/mathsCharts.html . free printable math handouts

Graphing
  1. Create a Graph http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createAgraph/default.aspx . online tool for making bar, line, area, pie, and other graphs
  2. ChartGo http://www.chartgo.com/ . easy online tool for making data charts
  3. Online Graphing Calculators http://www.meta-calculator.com . free set of online calculators
  4. Algebra Graphing Calculator http://my.hrw.com/math06_07/
    nsmedia/tools/Graph_Calculator/graphCalc.html . free online algebra graphing calculator

Reference
  1. A Math Dictionary for Kids http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/
  2. Illustrated Mathematics Dictionary http://www.mathsisfun.com/definitions/
  3. Math Ref (iOS app) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/math-ref/id301384057?mt=8 . over 1,400 formulas, figures, and examples to help you with math, physics, chemistry and more
  4. WolframAlpha (iOS app) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wolframalpha/id334989259?mt=8 . a definitive source for instant expert knowledge and computation in a wide range of topics, including mathematics, statistics, and data analysis
  5. Math TV http://mathtv.com/ . online math instruction videos
  6. Kahn Academy - https://www.khanacademy.org/ . free extensive online learning environment with personal online dashboard

Problem Solvers
  1. Acqualia http://www.acqualia.com/soulver/ . interesting pay problem solver that allows text in the problems
    1. Video how to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR5tyhPmawE
  2. Mathway https://mathway.com/ . online math problem solver. free to just see the answer with a pay version to show the steps
  3. WebMath http://www.webmath.com/ . online tool that helps students solve math problems. from general math through calculus
  4. FastFig https://www.fastfig.com/?a=1 . a free math word processor
  5. Microsoft Math (Win) http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=15702 . great tool to help tackle math and science problems. includes tool to show the steps in solving an equation, a graphing calculator, and more. teacher's guide and basic how-to

Virtual Worlds
  1. Jumpstart http://www.jumpstart.com/ . educational activities in virtual worlds
  2. TropicMind http://tropicmind.com/index.php . a virtual world of educational activities
  3. MathBlaster http://www.mathblaster.com/ . virtual world math games
  4. Zula World http://www.zulaworld.com/# . science and math activities
  5. Mathbreakers (Win Mac) https://www.mathbreakers.com/ . virtual world filled with math activities
  6. MInecraft https://minecraft.net/ . popular virtual world
    1. Ideas for basic math in Minecraft
      1. http://theeducationscientist.blogspot.com/2013/08/teaching-math-with-minecraft-impromptu.html#.VgC_xiBVikq
      2. http://gamebased.tumblr.com/post/11914923036/minecraft-maths
  7. Blocksworld http://play.blocksworld.com/ . lego style virtual world
  8. Opensim http://opensimulator.org/wiki/Main_Page . open source virtual world where students manipulate geometric shapes to create buildings and environments. here are some resources for getting started with Opensim
    1. List of Opensim Hosting Services http://www.hypergridbusiness.com/category/vendors/opensim-hosting-vendors/
    2. Opensim School Quick Start Guide
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