EDUCATIONAL APPS & WEBSITES
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We are learning about families, traditions and celebrations in families, and maps.
Some related sites:
We have been learning about seeds and new plants. Below are some links to find out more information on plants.
New York Botanical Garden
Below are some links to sites that have good ideas about reading in first grade.
PBS: Launching Young Readers
NEA: Helping Your Child Learn to Read
The National Council of Teachers of English
Scholastic Kids: Games, Contests and Books
Our new math program is called "Primary Mathematics"
Web Links for the Elementary Mathematics Program
The Official Singapore Math Website
NCTM Focal Points Website
Whatthe United States Can Learn from Singapore's World-Class MathematicsSystem (and What Singapore can learn from the United States) publishedby the American Institutes for Research
Article from LA Times
Using Model-Drawing to Help Students Understand Story Problems (article by Scarsdale teacher Bill Jackson)
Other fun math web sites:
NCTM: various online math games
FunBrain Math Games
Primary Math Games
Count On Games
Kids Domain Math Games
Math Facts Practice
Fun Ways to Help Your Child with Math Facts
1. Use playing cards to play the Game of Math War.Divide up the cards between the players. Each player turns up two cardsand determines the sum of the addends. The player with the greatestnumber wins the skirmish, placing his own and all captured cards intohis/her pile. Play until the cards run out.
Advanced Addition War—Turn up three (or four) cards for each skirmish and add them together.
SubtractionWar—Players turn up two cards and subtract the smaller number from thelarger. This time, the greatest difference wins the skirmish.
2. Playing Number Bingo can be a fun game – the following website shows you how:
3. Another great game is The Sum Dice Game:
- Give a playing strip to each player.
- Players take turns rolling two dice.
- Oneach turn the player may cover either the sum rolled on the dice or anytwo numbers that are still uncovered and that add to the sum rolled.
- For example, if a sum 9 is rolled first, the player may cover: 9, or 1 and 8, or 2 and 7, or 3 and 6, or 4 and 5.
- Laterin the game if the sum of 9 is rolled again and the 5 is alreadycovered, then the player cannot use the 4 and 5 combination and mustplay one of the other possibilities.
- When a player cannot play, he and she is out and has a score of the sum of the uncovered numbers.
- Play continues for everybody else until everyone is out.
- The last person to go out will not necessarily win; the person with the lowest score wins.
9Our new math program is called "Primary Mathematics"