## Differentiation Resources
Learner Accommodations and Instructional Modifications in the Mathematics Classroom for students with Learning Disabilities http://www.k8accesscenter.org/training_resources/math.asp#contentareas Provides teachers with strategies to effectively teach mathematics concepts to students experiencing difficulty learning mathematics. Teachers consider the characteristics of each student and may select appropriate accommodations and instructional modifications presented in a series of charts.
This article discusses the use of graphic organizers in the middle school math classroom. It gives examples of different types of organizers and strategies about using them.Enhance Learning with Technology
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## Assessment Resources
How to Plan for Differentiated Instruction - includes info on behavioral management, instructional strategies, ways to identify a variety of instructional strategies, and ways to assess or evaluate student progress.
Assessment in Math & Science - What's the point? A series of 8 streaming videos from Annenberg Media cover current assessment issues and strategies in K-12 Math. Through video segments of real classrooms interspersed with lively discussions of practicing teachers and content experts, teachers see how others deal with common issues and discover ways to use assessment to improve teaching and learning. Math Performance Assessment Tasks (K-8) -Performance assessments are designed to require students effectively and thoughtfully to construct solutions to questions, problems or tasks. The tasks frequently involve manipulatives and are scored using a rubric. These performance assessments were developed by the Mathematics Assessment Project (WA State) to support classroom instruction and help improve student learning. They could be edited and adopted to meet local needs. Alternative Instruction and Assessment Methods - different assessment methods with descriptions and procedures. Classroom Assessment Techniques: Mathematical Thinking - This page describes five ways to assess mathematical thinking skills. The assessment tool is one of a series of Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) provided by the Field-tested Learning Assessment Guide (FLAG) website. Balanced Assessments offers over 300 mathematics assessment tasks for grades K-12. Topics and activities include averages, addition, area, batting orders, bicycle rides, chance of rain, chance of survival, cheetah's lunch, classroom groups, cost of living, dart boards, detective stories, Fermi estimates, genetic codes, gestation and longevity, graphing, gravity, intersections, logarithms, oil consumption, rectangles, rising prices, squares and circles, stock market, triangles, volume, and more. There are 24 assessments for middle school grades. (The Concord Consortium, supported by National Science Foundation)
Prentice Hall Algebra 1 - Prentice Hall’s math series includes a complete set of diagnostic and placement tests. Select a chapter from the table of contents, then click on Self-Test in the blue margin. Prentice Hall Algebra 2 - Prentice Hall’s math series includes a complete set of diagnostic and placement tests. Select a chapter from the table of contents, then click on Self-Test in the blue margin.
Pre-Algebra Practice Placement Tests and Tutorials on order of operations, simplifying and reducing fractions, changing fractions to decimals, perimeter and area, percents and operations with signed numbers.
Quia - Create review games and assessment activities for your students - or use ready-mades contributed by others. Subscription fee. 30-day free trial available. Includes templates for 16 types of games and learning activities. Classroom management tools.
Classic Math Rubric - A Rubric for assessing mathematical understanding from Exemplars Standards-based Assessment & Instruction. Tiered Curriculum Project from Indiana Dept of Education with differentiation by readiness, interest and learning styles. Includes a rubric. Rubistar - free tool (4teachers.org) to help teachers create quality rubrics.
Journaling in the Math Classroom - tips and strategies. Math Journal prompts - submitted by teachers. Integrating Writing into the Mathematics Classroom - guidelines and ideas from Glencoe Publishers. Writing in the Mathematics Curriculum - includes a downloadable journal form and 25 writing prompts for each of three categories:
Learning Styles Inventory - Free learning styles inventory, including graphical results. CAPSOL styles of Learning -The fast affordable teaching aid for assessment of learning styles. Diagnosis of learning strengths and prescriptions for individual learner accommodation. Available for addressing school-based student learning strengths and adult learning strengths for corporate-based training. LdPride.net - Take a free test. Learning styles - find out in two minutes. (Authored by an educator with learning disabilities).
Creating A Differentiated Math Classroom Measuring What Counts - Memorization vs Understanding - from Edutopia. This article does a great job making the case for a problem-solving approach to math. It points out the importance of understanding research and understanding what is being measured.Last Updated (Thursday, 17 February 2011 13:36) ## Soptlight 2009
Educational math game - Lure of the Labyrinth Much has been written recently about the use of educational games in classrooms. Recent research is showing positive results in achievement when students engage in good educational games. Lure of the Labyrinth is a FREE pre-Algebra game created by game designers at MIT's Education Arcade, the Art Design Company Fablevision, and the Maryland Department of Education. There are wonderful resources for teachers, as well as ideas for using the game or the "puzzles" in the classroom environment. Definitely worth a 'play'!
There are 80 one-half hour programs available from the program's seven seasons. All of the series episodes and teacher/parent support documents can be viewed online at: http://www.pbskidsgo.org/cyberchase
March/April 2009 Math Focal Points Grade 8 - The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) recommends that students in grade 8 analyze linear function in various ways. Here are resources from the Nationsl Science Digital Library and Ohio University with tutorials, games, lessons and online simulations on this topic. Last Updated (Thursday, 17 February 2011 13:38) |
## Math Web 2.0The purpose of this section is to share web 2.0 tools and resources being used by middle school math teachers and coaches. The section will include such tools as wikis, podcasts, videos, blogs, Google tools, and other resources available on the read/write web. A. - 7th grade math wiki from Alabama - http://7math.wikispaces.com/
- Mathematical Association information on math: http://www.maa.org/students/middle_high/
- GeoGeBra Wiki – includes Algebra and geometry for middle school : http://www.geogebra.org/en/wiki/index.php/English#Algebra
- Algebra 1 wiki page - http://robertfant.com/PMWiki/pmwiki.php/Algebra1/HomePage
- Question Point homework help - http://wiki.questionpoint.org/Homework+by+Subject
- Mathcasts and ExamView Wiki (Math247) - http://math247.pbwiki.com/
B. Blogs - Reflections of a techie - http://teachingtechie.typepad.com/learning/mathematics_for_my_students/
- Math video blog - http://www.math-videos-online.com/free-math-videos-online-blog.html
- Future of math blogs - http://futureofmath.misterteacher.com/blogs2.html
- A seventh grade math blog - http://verity7math.blogspot.com/
- Homeschool Blog - http://homeschoolmath.blogspot.com/
- Let’s play math - http://letsplaymath.wordpress.com/
- Math Goodies - http://mathgoodies.blogspot.com/
- National Science Digital Library - http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/middle-school-math-science/
C. Video - Mathtrain.TV is a free educational "kids teaching kids" project from Mr. Marcos & his students at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica, CA. - http://www.mathtrain.tv/
- Screencasts (screen movies of writing with voice) that focus on mathematics. There are a large selection of screencasts organized by topic, type and course. - http://www.mathcasts.org/
D. Social network groups - Middle school math teacher community - http://www.classroom20.com/group/middleschoolmath
E. Diigo - Digest of Internet Information, Groups and Other stuff. Diigo is both a research and collaborative research tool and a knowledge-sharing community; search for math - http://www.diigo.com/ F. Podcasts - You can go to the iTunes stores and do a search, under podcasts, for middle school math. The podcasts are free. There are many middle school math series.
- The Education Podcast Network is an effort to bring together into one place, the wide range of podcast programming that may be helpful to teachers looking for content to teach with and about, and to explore issues of teaching and learning in the 21st century - http://epnweb.org/
G. Other Web 2.0 resources - Real World Math - This website is designed for educators who wish to extend the concepts of the math curriculum beyond the pages of the text. Google Earth is the dynamic tool that is used to accomplish this.
http://realworldmath.org/iWeb/Real%20World%20Math/About%20the%20site.html - TOOL: WordPress Math publisher - Allows a blogger to publish math equations.
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/44421/ - Bilingual mathematics Dictionary - Diccionario Bilingüe de Mátematicas
This is an English-Spanish dictionary that lists English terms with their corresponding Spanish translations. http://nw.pima.edu/dmeeks/spandict/ - FREE MATH HOMEWORK HELP GRADES K - 12
Math teachers are waiting to help you! You have to do the work yourself, but you don't have to do it alone. Math mentor is a television program produced by the Santa Clara County Office of Education that assists students with their math homework. Students receive assistance from credentialed math teachers either live during the broadcast or off air. Visit on-line at http://www.mathmentor.tv Watch the show on KMTP Ch 32. ITFS SCCOE Ch. 3. Streaming live at http://www.mathmentor.tv Monday-Friday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm. Call Homework Hotline: 866 511-6284 toll free; Monday - Friday 3:30 - 5:00 pm E-mail http://www.mathmentor.tv
Last Updated (Tuesday, 18 May 2010 12:05) ## Spotlight 2008
The purpose of this section is to share web 2.0 tools and resources being used by middle school math teachers and coaches. The section will include such tools as wikis, podcasts, videos, blogs, Google tools, and other resources available on the read/write web. A. - 7th grade math wiki from Alabama - http://7math.wikispaces.com/
- Mathematical Association information on math club http://www.maa.org/students/middle_high/
- GeoGeBra Wiki – includes Algebra and geometry for middle school http://www.geogebra.org/en/wiki/index.php/English#Algebra
- Algebra 1 wiki page -http://robertfant.com/PMWiki/pmwiki.php/Algebra1/HomePage
- Question Point homework help - http://wiki.questionpoint.org/Homework+by+Subject
- Mathcasts and ExamView Wiki (Math247) - http://math247.pbwiki.com/
B. Blogs - Reflections of a techie - http://teachingtechie.typepad.com/learning/mathematics_for_my_students/
- Math video blog - http://www.math-videos-online.com/free-math-videos-online-blog.html
- Future of math blogs - http://futureofmath.misterteacher.com/blogs2.html
- A seventh grade math blog - http://verity7math.blogspot.com/
- Homeschool Blog - http://homeschoolmath.blogspot.com/
- Let’s play math -http://letsplaymath.wordpress.com/
- Math Goodies - http://mathgoodies.blogspot.com/
- National Science Digital Library - http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/middle-school-math-science/
C. Video - Mathtrain.TV is a free educational "kids teaching kids" project from Mr. Marcos & his students at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica, CA. - http://www.mathtrain.tv/
- Screencasts (screen movies of writing with voice) that focus on mathematics. There are a large selection of screencasts organized by topic, type and course. - http://www.mathcasts.org/
D. Social network groups - Middle school math teacher community - http://www.classroom20.com/group/middleschoolmath
E. Diigo - Digest of Internet Information, Groups and Other stuff. Diigo is both a research and collaborative research tool and a knowledge-sharing community; search for math - http://www.diigo.com/ F. Podcasts - You can go to the iTunes stores and do a search, under podcasts, for middle school math. The podcasts are free. There are many middle school math series.
- The Education Podcast Network is an effort to bring together into one place, the wide range of podcast programming that may be helpful to teachers looking for content to teach with and about, and to explore issues of teaching and learning in the 21st century - http://epnweb.org/
G. Other Web 2.0 resources - Real World Math - This website is designed for educators who wish to extend the concepts of the math curriculum beyond the pages of the text. Google Earth is the dynamic tool that is used to accomplish this.
http://realworldmath.org/iWeb/Real%20World%20Math/About%20the%20site.html - TOOL: WordPress Math publisher - Allows a blogger to publish math equations.
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/44421/ - Bilingual mathematics Dictionary - Diccionario Bilingüe de Mátematicas
This is an English-Spanish dictionary that lists English terms with their corresponding Spanish translations. http://nw.pima.edu/dmeeks/spandict/ - FREE MATH HOMEWORK HELP GRADES K - 12
Math teachers are waiting to help you! You have to do the work yourself, but you don't have to do it alone. Math mentor is a television program produced by the Santa Clara County Office of Education that assists students with their math homework. Students receive assistance from credentialed math teachers either live during the broadcast or off air. Visit on-line at http://www.mathmentor.tv Watch the show on KMTP Ch 32. ITFS SCCOE Ch. 3. Streaming live at http://www.mathmentor.tv Monday-Friday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm. Call Homework Hotline: 866 511-6284 toll free; Monday - Friday 3:30 - 5:00 pm E-mail http://www.mathmentor.tv
October 2008 - CLRN If you are looking for software to enhance your math program, visit the California Learning Resource Network (CLRN), one of the four California Statewide Educational Technology Services (SETS) projects. CLRN makes it easy for you to find the standards-aligned software, video and Internet learning resources you need. CLRN experts have identified, reviewed and organized hundreds of Electronic Learning Resources (ELRs) in a searchable database that allows you to compare key features of selected resources. The Web Information Links (WILs) let you search or browse hundreds of free primary, secondary and reference resources.
April 2008 - Test Prep - Visit the test resources page - with blueprints and released questions for grades 6, 7 , Algebra .
- CST review suggested sites from the MSM matrices: Grade 6 (.doc), Grade 7 (.doc) , Algebra (.doc) , including videos, games, puzzles, and other engaging activities.
- CST PowerPoint games, created by Micheline LeBlanc from the CST released questions:
- Oswego NY test prep questions - Each subtopic contains a lesson page, an interactive student practice page, and a
teacher resource page. - From Math teacher, Angie Gallacher in Palm Springs USD, a CST
*Who Wants to be a Millionaire*game.
March 2008 - Pi Day in celebration of March 14th, Pi Day. Links to various resources about Pi and fun activities for students.
Pi Day Resources -
Differentiation of Instruction (DI) - If you are looking for articles and books that address this topic, this site has links to relevant and current information on the DI topic. It also includes resources for DI with English Language Learners.
January 2008 - Assessment Resources Among the many web pages that comprise the Middle School Math are those that focus on differentiation of Instruction. The assessment section contains articles about classroom data collection and methodology. It also houses links to pre-assessment tools, quiz sites, rubrics, math journals, identifying learning styles and much more. Last Updated (Tuesday, 02 March 2010 11:09) |

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