Category Archives: Math

Differentiating Instruction Through Interactive Games

This is a fantastic video from a second grade teacher showing how he uses computer games to differentiate his math instruction.


Assessing Student Progress Using Blog-Based Portfolios

A Great Tool to Continuously Assess Progress

by Kathy Cassidy

This is a wonderful article about using blogs for assessing students who are as young as first grade.  Blogs are a great way to find out if a student has mastered a concept of skill and is ready to move. on.  Really fabulous authentic assessment ideas here!

More Math Games

My second graders love the website  It is loaded with fun math games and logic games.  The website has a dark background with bright neon colors.  Very appealing to kids.  The current favorite game of the boys in my class is “Sticky Ninja Academy”.  How can you go wrong with a name like that?



My New Favorite

Have I mentioned how much I love ?!  This is a great place to start when looking for games to play on  your interactive whiteboard or student computers.  Everything is broken down by grade level, skill, or common core standard.  Instead of doing a random internet search, start your search on this website.

Common Core

If your school is adopting Common Core Standards, be sure to check out these great resources!

I love this website.  There are different categories for grade levels and subject matter.  If you go to the common core section, select your grade and then select the specific standard you are working on.  You will then get a list of several internet games and resources that correlate to the standard.  What a great time saver!

Another fantastic place to look for Common Core resources is  Just enter what you are looking for in the search box and you are sure to have several ideas in just a matter of seconds. is one of my favorite resources.  There are things here for everyone from preschool teachers through high school.  The items are created by teachers.  Many are free and others are offered for a small fee.  Save yourself some time and support your fellow teachers by purchasing their products.  I have never been disappointed after a visit to this website!


Mastery Connect has a free common core app that is available in the iTunes store ass well as Android Market and Windows Store.  Their website, is dedicated to helping teachers with formative common core assessments as well as tracking individual student mastery of standards.

Math Apps

Here are some math apps that you may be able to use with your iPad or cell phone.



Websites for Math Games- Correlates with MAP

This website will take you to dozens of math games that correlate with students’ RIT Scores!

I use this one all the time- great resource!