I am excited to link up for Jivey's Workshop Wednesday for Math sites. (I love her new button by the way.)
I teach in a blended learning environment, which means we use a vartiety of actual teacher/student interaction and online learning. All of my students use laptops, so I have tried out all sorts of sites this year. I have a small grade 4-5 class, but for Math they span from 4th grade Math through 7th grade Math. I have had to use a lot of sites to help practice, teach, and reinforce math concepts to help them all work at different paces and levels. During Math, I am all over my classroom helping my students.
Some of these have already been mentioned, but here are my favorite sites for different reasons:
1) Xtramath - Many of my students have struggled with their Math Facts, so we have used Xtramath to improve their math fact fluency. (This reminds me we haven't used it since coming back from Spring Break. I need to make them start logging in again every morning.) It takes about 5 minutes per day. They have to master addition at 90% accuracy before moving on to subtraction and then they move on to subtraction, multiplication, and division as they master them.
2) Sumdog is one of their favorites. It is a fun way to spiral review without making copies. You can assign grade levels or topics to individual students. They create avatars, earn levels, and can play lots of different games against each other. They love when I play, too. Sumdog has a free subscription. If you pay, you can get Sumdog English as well.
3) IXL - My students love doing IXL practice to unlock extra rewards. It takes a subscription, but honestly IXL has been of the best ways for me to give all my students extra practice for so many concepts at so many levels with immediate feedback.
4) Math Playground - Math Playground is a new one we have been experimenting with lately. They seem to really enjoy it.
I like the idea of these weekly linkies. I think I would like to do a weekly post/linky on text suggestions for the Content Areas (Science and Social Studies), especially Nonfiction with the Common Core emphasis on Informational Text. I am trying to think of a name. So far I have Thinking Through Texts Thursday, Common Core Texts for the Content Areas, Informational Text Thursday, or Nonfiction Thursday. What do you think? Any name suggestions? Would you be interested or participate in a linky focusing on text suggestions for Science and Social Studies?