Mental Math- My Quest

One of the biggest challenges I have been facing in my Math classroom this term, is to get my students thinking.  Many of my students are having difficulty with mental math activities.  I have started to implement a quick practice/review/lesson in this area daily to help reinforce and support this classroom need.

This practice/review/lesson can range from videos of a strategy , card /dice /circle /place value games, board games, internet activities/games, or classroom contests.

Some of the internet sites that I have found to be useful in my quest to help my students become more fluent with mental math include:

http://thinkmath.edc.org/index.php/Practice#Addition.2Fsubtraction

http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/62

http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson339.shtml

http://math.about.com/od/multiplication/a/Multiplication-Tricks.htm

http://ca.ixl.com/math/grades

http://www.mathsisfun.com/multiplication-tips-tricks.html

http://multiplication.com/teach.htm

http://www.angelfire.com/me/marmalade/mathtips.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfQOB9a47TI

http://video.about.com/math/How-to-Add-Doubles.htm

If anyone has any great sites they use, I would love to hear from you!!!!

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About musingsofamathteacher

I am presently employed at New Sarepta Elementary School as a grade five teacher. During my career I have taught Grades 12 - 2. The past three years I was fortunate to work part-time as Math Lead for my school district, Black Gold Regional Schools, and have just recently accepted a part-time secondment with Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium. I have always had a passion for mathematics and am excited about implementing Alberta's "new" mathematics curriculum.
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2 Responses to Mental Math- My Quest

  1. Keith says:

    Hi,

    If you students have Android phones or access to Android tablets you could try out the ‘maths bug’ app – covers simple addition and subtraction all the way through to algebra with hints, tips and tricks built in… See my link for more details, its free to use.

  2. Thanks, Keith. I will have to check out this app!

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