Elementary and Middle School
Thousands of interactive math lessons organized across grade levels from kindergarten through grade 8. Great for review and extra practice.
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Students in Grades K-5 can access their text, interactive games, videos, tasks that have been assigned by their teacher, and digital math tools by:
1. Going to the HPS Launchpad
2. Clicking on the Pearson Easy Bridge icon
3. Signing in using their HPS username & password
Figure This! mathematical challenges for families provide interesting math problems that middle-school students can do at home with their families.
Each challenge features:
- a description of the important math involved
- a note on where the math is used in the real world
- a hint to get started
- complete solutions
- a “Try This” section
- additional related problems with answers
- questions to think about
- fun facts related to the math
- resources for further exploration
Elementary > College
Provides an excellent way to support your child at home to improve your achievement in mathematics. Explore interactive lessons and videos in mathematics, as well as a variety of other topics. Includes self-paced practice exercises, as well as assessments, on elementary to college level math topics.
The goal is to develop math patterning skills by analyzing visual images. First, students should describe what they see changing from one picture to the next. Next, students answer, “What would the next term (picture) look like?” “What about the 6th term (picture)? The 7th? As the number in each term is determined, students should record this in a table. What would the 43rd term look like? How many items are in the 43rd term? What is the nth term equation for this pattern? Can you represent this with an equation?
WHICH ONE DOESN’T BELONG?
4 “mathy”-type images or numbers are presented on the screen and the students come up with reasons why one of them doesn’t belong. However, there’s a catch … the goal is to try to come up with a reason why each of the 4 images could be considered as the one that doesn’t belong.
WOULD YOU RATHER?
There is a large collection of “either/or” situations where students need to choose an option and justify their choice using math reasoning.
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K-12 resources for teachers, students, and parents to help change thinking and practices about math instruction and learning. Includes lots of low floor/high ceiling tasks.
Under the “COURSES” tab, there is a free online course for students of all levels of math. It’s called: How to Learn Math.There are 6 sessions, the first three are approximately 10 minutes long and the last three approximately 20 mins long. It combines really important information on the brain and learning with new evidence on the best ways to approach and learn math effectively.
Math MCAS Resources to Help Prepare Students for the Test
These resources are designed to familiarize students with the format of the test and help them to become comfortable navigating through the test.
Math Released Items
These digital practice tests include 2019, 2018, and 2017. They allow students to complete a test consisting of the released items. When finished, a score is provided for those items that can be scored automatically.
Released Items from the Paper-Based Tests
This link provides access to any released items from the paper-based tests … another way for students to practice for the MCAS.Programming for kids, made with love. Easy to follow lessons focused on student outcomes so you can teach your students to code.www.kodable.comMy students cannot get enough of Typing.com! The themes and interactive lessons keep the students engaged all class. I love that it does absolutely everything for me and makes my life so much easier!www.typing.comEducational games for grades PreK through 6 that will keep kids engaged and having fun. Topics include math, reading, typing, just-for-fun logic games… and more!www.abcya.comTally Charts and Bar Graphs, Internet SafetyInteractive Learning Sites for Education – These activities work great on your interactive whiteboard, computer, laptop, or Chromebook for whole group or small group instruction or use in the computer lab or at home for individual learning.PLEASE NOTE: These interactive games, sites, and activities were not created by the owner(s) of this site. The content of the linked resources are the property of their respective creators.interactivesites.weebly.com