Some ideas on when and how to use:
  • Demonstration to whole group for understanding a concept.
  • Great to send home to parents to do with their child at the computer
  • Learning center activity to build student understanding of a concept – as partners or individuals
Concentration:
Number sense using words, numbers and 10-frames
May use numbers 1-6 or numbers 1-10
http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=73
Five Frame:
Thinking about numbers using frames of 5 can be a helpful way to learn basic number facts. The four games that can be played with this applet help to develop counting and addition skills.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=74
Ten Frame:
Similar to Five Frame but with ten frames. Four activities included.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=75
Place Value help from AAAMath- 3rd Grade:
Scroll down the page to a list of several activities to support the learning and conceptual understanding of place value
http://www.aaamath.com/B/grade3.htm#topic3
Place Value help from AAAMath- 4th Grade:
Scroll down the page to a list of several activities to support the learning and conceptual understanding of place value
http://www.aaamath.com/B/grade4.htm#topic3
Times Table
Allows the practice of multiplication or to model how much the children already know and which ones they need to work on.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=155
Bobbie Bear
This allows students to determine how many different outfits Bobbie has based on the number of shirts and pants. You as the teacher can determine how many pants and how many shirts or the students can move up the levels until they can see a pattern, make a generalization, and eventually a rule to satisfy this problem. A great way to begin to understand multiplication.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=3
Factor Game:
May be played on paper with printed version or on computer in partners – great to learn multiplication facts, factors of numbers, prime numbers, factor pairs, and which numbers have the greatest number of factor pairs.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=12
Factorize:
This is another activity for finding the factors of numbers extending to building the factors on graph paper on the computer to see the rectangle formed by the factors.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=64
Product Game:
This is similar to paper clip tic tac toe that was shared at Thursday’s event only it is on the computer.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=29
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