Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Playing with Math

Say what?  Playing with Math? 

Yes, students are more engaged in math activities that are visual and hands-on rather than by solving problems on a worksheet. When was the last time you, as a professional, completed a worksheet?  Yes, you may have done the actual calculations on paper, with or without a calculator, but words on a sheet are not as relevant to a student as something they can see.  

One of our math teachers. Mrs. Lauffer, has introduced a new website into the 6th grade curriculum. It's by a company called Sheppard Software and the website is of the same name. They provide a wide variety of educational games and activities for many subject areas, including math. The image below shows only a partial list of their offerings. Try it out by clicking on this link.  You have permission to play some math!

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