Elementary Mathematics & Technology Resources

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Reports & Research

  1. The Interactive STEM Briefs list has multiple evidence-based Research + Practice Briefs related to early math learning, including Supporting Mathematical Discourse in the Early Grades, Mathematics in the Early Grades: Counting & Cardinality, and Productive Struggle in Mathematics
  2. IES Practice Guides
  3. Mathematics Learning Trajectories
  4. NCTM's Position Statement on the Strategic Use of Technology in Teaching and Learning Mathematics

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Communication & Critique

  1. The Interactive STEM Communication & Critique in Early Mathematics Classrooms collection has a set of related resources (some are listed here also)
  2. Supporting Mathematical Discourse in the Early Grades Research + Practice Brief
  3. Supporting Mathematics Discourse with Sentence Starters & Sentence Frames
  4. Student & Classroom Videos
    1. Interactive STEM YouTube Channel (multiple videos, including the ones linked below)
    2. RPC Auburn Introduction
    3. Making 8 Screencast (grade 1 student)
    4. Making 100 Screencast
    5. Making Teen Numbers (movie file)

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Creating and Managing Digital Artifacts

  1. Interactive Technology Screen Recording Checklists for Students
  2. Seesaw
            create and manage screen recordings, images & more (Web and mobile devices)
  3. Showbie
            create and manage recordings (Web and iPad devices)
  4. Explain EverythingTM
            screen recording and collaboration app (mobile devices, Chromebooks, Windows 8.1 & 10 computers)
    1. Explain Everything Web site (paid app; the free "Interactive Whiteboard" app creates recordings for a trial period then becomes a viewer; the "Classic" version for iPad has an initial cost and you can continue to create recordings)
    2. Explain Everything Help Center
    3. Explain EverythingTM Simple Interface Introduction
    4. Video tutorial: Explain EverythingTM Simple Interface Introduction
    5. Move Explain EverythingTM Projects to an Apple Computer

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Open Tasks

  1. The Interactive STEM Open Tasks collection has a set of related resources (some are listed here)
    1. What are Open Tasks?
    2. Example Open Tasks (.docx; adapted from Marion Small)
  2. What is an empty number line? (K-5 Math Teaching Resources; this site also has example activities if you click on the topics near the top)
  3. Selected tasks for grades K-2
  4. Selected tasks for grades 3-6
  5. Web sites with tasks for multiple grades
            (some are not open tasks)

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Math Apps

  1. The PreK-6 Math Apps list was developed for previous professional development; it has descriptive information for many of the apps linked below. See also a related notes sheet (.docx).
  2. Early Math Gracie and Friends (grades preK-2, iPad only; scroll down the page to "Early Math"; a piece of paper with Earth in the lower leftrelated research brief)
  3. The Math Learning Center - Free Math Apps (open apps for problem solving; Web, Chromebook, & mobile versions)
  4. Classroom Focused Software - All Apps (grades K-6; includes apps for individual practice; some are paid apps; iPad only)
  5. EDC in Maine GeoGebra Apps (grades K-12; use in a browser on all devices)
    related sets of apps
    1. Visualizing Fractions Tools (grades K-6; related formative assessment, .docx)
    2. Visual Access to Mathematics Tools (visual tools and problems for rational number & ratio; grades 3+)
  6. NCTM Interactives (grades preK-5 shown; some will not work on mobile devices or load in some browsers without a security override [require Java])
  7. Math Playground Thinking Blocks Interactive Tutorials
  8. Splat Square (a 100 chart app that can be used for many activities; will not work on mobile devices [requires Flash])
  9. Sieve of Eratosthenes

Lesson Planning

  1. Activity Planning Form (.docx, .pages) is a general template for planning activities that may include digital tools
  2. Strategy Planning Form (.docx, .pages) can be used for lessons that include student recordings & digital tools
  3. Purposeful Integration of Technology in Mathematics Strategic Planning Form (.docx, .pages) is a template for multi-year school or district initiatives focused on high quality mathematics instruction that includes the purposeful integration of technology
  4. Developing Efficient Computation with Mini Lessons: Addition & Subtraction
  5. Developing Efficient Computation with Mini Lessons: Multiplication
  6. 3 Reads Strategy Organizer (.docx) outlines a structured process that students can use to help them understand and start work on a math word problem
  7. Curriculum Mapping
            includes templates with example lesson connections from teachers for 5 curriculums
    1. Curriculum Mapping template (.docx, Google doc)
    2. Crosswalk for CCSS and Contexts for Learning Mathematics curriculum
    3. Bridges in Mathematics
      1. Bridges Grade K(example entries for routines)
      2. Bridges Grade 1(blank template)
      3. Bridges Grade 2(example entry for unit 1)
      4. Bridges Grade 3(example entries for unit 1)
    4. Eureka Math
      1. Eureka Grade K(blank template)
      2. Eureka Grade 1(example entries for routines and unit 1)
      3. Eureka Grade 2(blank template)
      4. Eureka Grade 3(blank template)
    5. Everyday Math
      1. EDM Grade K(example entries for routines and units 1 & 3)
      2. EDM Grade 1(example entries for unit 1)
      3. EDM Grade 2(example entries for units 1, 2, & 3)
      4. EDM Grade 3(example entries for units 1 & 2)
    6. Investigations in Number, Data, and Space
      1. Investigations Grade K(blank template)
      2. Investigations Grade 1(blank template)
      3. Investigations Grade 2(blank template)
      4. Investigations Grade 3(blank template)
    7. Origo Math
      1. Origo Grade K(blank template)
      2. Origo Grade 1(blank template)
      3. Origo Grade 2(blank template)
      4. Origo Grade 3(example entries for unit 1)

Additional Resources

  1. The Video/Artifact Reflection template (.docx) can structure analysis of student work
  2. The Reading Reflection template (.docx) can organize your thinking while reading an article or report
  3. The Supporting Equity Through Co-Investigation article described the rationale, process, and tips for using student videos during educator meetings
  4. The Sharing Protocol with Notes Template (.docx) can help formalize the process of sharing and discussing student artifacts
  5. Standards for Mathematical Practice: Commentary and Elaborations for K–5 (Illustrative Mathematics)
  6. Young Mathematicians at Work books
    by Fosnot and Dolk have information related to the strategies and tasks included on this page; they were read by teachers as part of professional development that included many of these resources.
  7. Presentation slides from workshops in September, 2017 (also used in the overview videos)