Math resources can be hard to come by. As a result, I put together this collection of FREE math resources for teaching math for grades Kindergarten through High School. Whether you are a classroom teacher or a homeschooling parent, teaching in-person or teaching online (distance learning), I have some FREE math resources for everyone.
I LOVE spiral review, and I spent years making all of my spiral review math resources digital with Google Forms! As a result, teachers can now provide a quality daily review for their students without all of the grading. Google Forms are the perfect digital resource because they are digital (obviously), they automatically grade themselves, and they provide tons of data and feedback. In fact, if you are deep in distance learning or using Google Classroom, this resource is a MUST!
One of the biggest questions I get from teachers is \"How do you manage your daily homework system without eating up too much time\" The struggle is real! Teachers are already on a time crunch every read more
As a teacher, I always made it my goal to make sure everything I did, or made my students do, was meaningful. Whether it be reading homework, math centers, or morning work, I didn't like wasting time; read more
Managing homework is definitely something that many teachers struggle with. Whether your issue is \"How much should I give\", \"What is the best way to correct it\", or \"How can I make it more read more
When teaching math, we teach our students new skills, give them practice opportunities in class, and send them home with even more practice for homework. This makes me wonder....\"Why don't we do the read more
@tmercer is right Elementary is trickier! What we tell our Elementary teachers when we train them that their main audience are the parents. So we have them create a homepage but \"buttons/images\" that link to pages where the content lies. They have basic content in those pages like homework rules, supplies needed, meet the teacher, links and stuff like that and we stress to them the importance of using the Calendar!
Our students lead very busy lives. Finding time to study and prepare for classes is always difficult. Apartments are often small. Many of them share their space with teenagers or relatives; it can be noisy. I have talked before about going to the library or to class early to find some quiet time. Try finding a \"study buddy\", someone from your class, a friend or a neighbor with whom you can exchange ideas, try out your written assignments, and practice your math.Two of my distance learning students also take a Saturday morning class. They sit together and go over homework at a nearby coffee shop. They tell me that learning this way is fun! I never have time in the day to study.Never be without something to read. In and around your work and home and school obligations, there is lots of opportunity to open a book or quality newspaper. When you are waiting for the train or bus and when you are on public transportation, you can read. If you are sitting in the waiting room of your doctor or dentist, you can be reading. The material can be related to your class assignments or a novel or biography from the public library. The essential here is for you to get into a habit that will help you with your studies and become a lifetime source of satisfaction. The more you read, the more you will know.
A good curriculum should incorporate parents, teachers, and students to align what teachers do and what students learn (Curriculum and Expected Learning Outcomes Unesco IIEP Learning Portal, n.d.). Instructional materials are the supports used to teach the curriculum. Textbooks, workbooks, homework, quizzes, and tests are examples of instructional materials supporting student learning. Curriculum alignment is a process that seeks to ensure that the curriculum has coherence and consistency between the intended outcomes through teaching methods, assessments, and learning activities (Özpolat, Esen & Bay, 2020). The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires each school district within a state to develop and implement an accountability model that includes indicators of success, addressing subgroups, provides interim measures of progress, and meets long term-goals. States are mandated to submit accountability plans to receive federal funding. Every state board of education submits the ESSA plan to DoEd for review and approval. At the district level, instructional materials must be aligned to the adopted state academic standards. The approved accountability model within states helps ensure districts meets this requirement. In 45 states, the state board of education adopts learning standards that all students are expected to achieve (National Association of State Boards of Education, n.d). Local school districts are expected to choose curriculum and instructional materials that align with the state-adopted education standards. Every 3 years, state boards of education must use data from their accountability system and identify schools in need of improvement (lowest 5 percent). States can intervene and request improvement actions if the district continues to fall behind, and they must set aside 7 percent of Title I funds for school improvement purposes (Mann, 2017).
Since the creation of CCSS, most states aligned their math and ELA education standards with CCSS. A recent study estimates the effects of CCSS adoption on student achievement in the other areas of science and social studies. They found that CCSS decreased student achievement in these non-CCSS subject areas. The study found that CCSS harmed student achievement in non-targeted subjects of science and social studies. They discovered that underprivileged students were negatively affected the most by the implementation of CCSS. The authors explain that these findings imply that CCSS increased racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic student achievement gaps in science and social studies (Arold and Shakeel, 2021). Since teachers were so focused on math and ELA, they likely neglected other subject areas that contributed to the adverse outcomes of students most in need. Overall, the researchers concluded that CCSS caused a reduction of focus on science, social studies, and the arts have a negative impact on student learning outcomes. As stated above, student outcomes are declining for our most vulnerable students. CCSS has failed, and it is critical to allow states the freedom to choose curricula consistent with effective teaching research.
MonTAGe is the Electronic Journal of the TAGFAM Mailing list. MonTAGeis written by and for the families of gifted and talented individuals.Editor: Valorie J. King (firstname.lastname@example.org)Permission is hereby given for noncommercial electronic or printformat redistribution of intact articles from MonTAGe. Please cite\"MonTAGe: The TAGFAM E-Journal (c) 1996 Valorie J. King.\"The opinions expressed herein are strictly those of the individual authors.In This Issue:From The Editor's DeskResources For Beginning HomeschoolersForever ChangedTaking Charge Of Your Child's EducationA Typical Day ...A Homeschooler's Guide To The LibraryProblem Solving 101: Planning Your CurriculumProblem Solving 102: Planning Theme UnitsProblem Solving 103: Starting In The MiddleFrom The Editor's Desk by Valorie King (email@example.com)Rather than compete with the hundreds of authors who have written books and magazine articles about the basics of homeschooling, this issue of MonTAGe is devoted to my own peculiar opinions about the education of intellectually gifted children. I hope you enjoy reading it. I'd like to encourage you to comment on the articles both to the TAGFAM mailing list and to me personally. Starting with this issue, July 1996, we're going to move to a monthly publication schedule. This change will give others in the TAGFAM community time to polish their prose and contribute to our E-Journal. Please considerwriting an article or book review for an upcoming issue: Issue Date Copy Due Topics8/5/96 7/22/96 Back To School: Understanding Public Education9/9/96 8/29/96 Back-to-school: tips for helping your child settle in with a new teacher.10/7/96 9/30/96 Distance Education: Options for the gifted (under-challenged) learner.-- Valorie --Resources for Beginning Homeschoolers by Valorie King (firstname.lastname@example.org)When you're ready to seriously think about homeschooling -- visit your public library or local bookseller. If they don't stock books on homeschooling you can order books via the Internet ( or ) At the library, the books you want are shelved in the 300's (How & what to teach) and the 600's (parenting which includes homeschooling as a subtopic). You'll find useful books in both the children's department and the general collection. Summer time is a good time to go looking for many of these books since, around here, the shelves empty in late August as the teachers prepare to go back to school. The increasing numbers of families choosing to educate their children at home have created a large market for books and magazine articles abouthomeschooling. Booksellers and librarians, following this trend arestocking their shelves with newly issued titles and the old stand-bys.The magazine racks are loaded with magazines that offer both content(e.g. Odyssey or Cobblestone) and how-to (The Teaching Home, Instructor).A quick check of the shelves at a local bookseller's shows four or five\"getting started\" titles and another handful that cover the spectrum:record keeping, where to buy books and materials, what to teach, philosophyof homeschooling, successful support groups, cooperative learning groups.At the bookstore, books on homeschooling tend to be shelved under \"education\" or \"parenting/special-needs-children.\" Books on \"how and what to teach\" tend to be with the children's books. If you haven't spent acouple of hours in a good children's bookstore lately -- take the timeto do so. Even if you have to drive an hour or two to find one, it's worththe dr