Resources

Singapore Math resources:

Multiplication Activity Lesson – Free download by Susan Midlarsky. Related: Tips for Times Tables and Dividing

Pi Day Activities: Blog entry, lesson plan on TeachersPayTeachers.com, and free pi poster download

singaporemath.com – Curriculum materials from Singapore

Math in Focus curriculum – a new Singapore Math designed against the Core Frameworks

Online courses, including training in Singapore Math through SDE and ed2go

Weekly model drawing practice problems from SDE

This website from a tutor in Singapore shows the part-whole concept, how to draw a basic model, and how to teach addition and subtraction using it. Many more modeling examples and links are on the left, as well as information about Singapore Math.

One emphasis in Singapore Math is on mental math. This site has wonderful videos that show all kinds of mental math tips and tricks.

Video: Parent training in Singapore Math.

This is not free, but it’s a great tool for learning math facts: Flashmaster.

Online math software:

Software for modeling fraction problems and more: conceptuamath.com

Software for model drawing: thinkingblocks.com

SET daily puzzle

Software for children with dyscalculia: The Number Race – files to download and developer’s site. Research article about its efficacy can be found here. Read blog entry about dyscalculia.

Mathplayground.com has a number of Flash-based math games on it, including Thinking Blocks. These games, unlike some others, seem to have solid pedagogy behind them so they reinforce learning. Plus they are fun to play! Their computerized Mancala opponent is also better than some I’ve found, though I was still able to beat it on the first try.

Khan Academy is a feature-rich site for learning and practicing math skills. View my review of the site here.

Articles about Singapore Math:

Summary report about a longitudinal study of a Massachusetts school district that adopted Singapore Math, including analyses of before and after test results.

Achieve.org report showing how Singapore Math is aligned to the Common Core State Standards

Reviews by parents who have been using Singapore math as part of homeschooling, showing how it works for all different learners

Singapore Math Adds Up for St. Edward’s School in Vero Beach – article describing how the method leads to the feeling and achievement of success in math

Solving the Problem of Math Education, in The Statement Magazine of WSC

Abstract of article titled, “Singapore Math: Challenging and Relevant Curriculum for the Gifted Learner

NaNoWriMo/Literacy Resources:

The Young Writers’ Program – how to inspire young writers to have confidence and write

Script Frenzy– Write a screenplay in a month!

Story Board Game – Original game to inspire story-writing ideas (free download)

Rory’s Story Cubes: Nouns

Rory’s Story Cubes: Verbs

Other Resources:

Charles Ames Fischer’s website – a valuable resource for learning about Socratic Seminar, learning by inquiry, metacognition, and nature hikes.

Math sentences frames wiki based on California standards.

        
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