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Awesome and Helpful Links You Can Use

Here are some great links that really smart teachers have found and shared.  
 
They are listed in no particular order, you just have to check them out.
 
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If you have a link that you think would be a great addition to this site, email Amy at akinseth.lomaportal@gmail.com and she'll add them to the list.  Also, feel free to share them on our Facebook page here.
 
Links you Can Use 
 
 
*Bridges in Math
Cool resources and assessment checklist
 

 Lots and lots of free math posters

*Domino Parking Lot

 Lots of math games using dominos

*Inside Mathematics

Provides activities for each strand.  Suggested to do the “tasks” and not “problem of the month”
for grades 2, 3, and 4
 

 can look at examples of math by domain or grade level

*Georgia Math

every grade, every domain, all prompts, assessments, activities

*National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

 Anything you could want for the board

 Tons of CCSS activities

Everything you could possibly need for math instruction 
 
A gigantic list of books to use during math instruction 
 
 common core pretty 2
 
 
dr nicki    An amazing wealth of riches and information.  All research-based and really helpful.
 
 
All you could ever need or want for math resources 

*Kid Friendly Standards

Both for ELA and math 

*Common Core Math Lessons 

You'll have to pay, but they're good lessons 
 
Sample questions and performance tasks 
 
videos of great instruction 
 
lots of links, including enVision pacing guides 
 
Amazing brain breaks that are goofy and a lot of fun.  Use these to help focus your kids, or give them a little mental break.
 
Florida's official standards website.  TONS of information! 
 
Two literacy specialists.  Their website has many different literacy resources and PowerPoints with tons of information.
 
 teacher-designed writing prompts.  Very cool!!
 
Holy cow!  These are so cool!!  I love the fraction wall and the fractals creator.
 
Lots of ready to use worksheets
 
 
really great articles on Common Core.  The rest of the site looks great, too! 
 
so many resources!  I haven't explored them all, but in time I will.  Let me know if you find something cool! 
 
 
 
 
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Newest links from our most recent workshop with Dr. Nicki Newton (if you don't know her, get to know her.  Check out her blog here.) 
 
*Dr. Nicki's CCSS Resource Page
OMG!  This is so rich with resources.  She's got so much to offer.  Check it out!!
 
This link is to their CCSS Toolkit.  4 pages of online resources! I like the videos page.
 
These videos were created by the writers of the CCSS walking you through different CCSS topics.
 
Very long, but worth the 17 minutes.  Very inspiring!!  Get rid of "clutter in the curriculum".  LOVE it!
 
A great set of videos that explain how the fraction standards are organized and what they entail.
 
A clear explanation of CCSS fractions 
 
What an amazing collection of assessments by standard.  Really well thought out, really interesting.  Check them out--it's worth your time.  This link is for 4th grade (duh, I'm a 4th grade teacher!) but you can use the tabs on the right side of the page to find your grade level. 
 
The Critical Areas came first, then they created these Major Clusters.  Use them to help design your school year.  Your students should have 100% mastery of the "green  bucket" items.
 
 
*Core Progressions Website:  The Handbook to the Common Core
From the Institute for Mathematics and Education from U of A.  Looks at the articulation of concepts through the grade levels. 
 
Really fun math games.  Check out this Mathematic Reasoning game.  It's so fun! 
 
The Magic Math Machine for real.  What a fun game!!
 
Tape diagrams (or bar diagrams) is a strategy specifically called out in the standards.  This is a great way for the kids to show their thinking in math.
 
A super-fun game to practice measuring angles.  It's totally like the 4th grade SBAC angle question on the practice test.  Try it out!
 
HUNDREDS of interactive activities and lessons.  I'm blown away with how cool this site is.  (Found by one of my students during math today, by the way.  He was looking for geometry vocabulary, and chanced upon this site.  GREAT JOB, PORTER!)  :) 
 
*Tutoring Resources from School on Wheels
Lots of links for literacy, math, and CCSS-specific sites.  I'm a fan of the "Common Core Writing Samples" from Oregon Department of Education.
 
math and literacy games aligned with CCSS.
 
The website from the George Lucas Educational Foundation.
 
Math games are arranged by topic and by grade level.  Great resource for CCSS math games.
 
Jo Boaler's amazing website for both parents, teachers, and students.  It's amazing!!!  Full of resources, activities, and research on both CCSS and Mindset.
 
youcubed  
 
Links for math vocabulary:
 
A comprehensive collection of math vocabulary lists
 
Vocabulary cards, activities, website links, etc.
 
*Virginia Illustrated Word Wall                                                                          math vocab cards
Super-duper really cool math vocabulary cards by grade level 
 
Lots of graphic organizers for vocabualry
 
A pretty cool interactive math dictionary 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Thank you to 4th Grade Loma Portal teacher, Amy Kinseth, for creating this page of Teacher Common Core Materials. Please email her with questions or comments at akinseth.lomaportal@gmail.com.