Does anyone else feel like they have language arts/reading homework under control? Reading homework that ties to guided reading is something that I really feel is "all together". I have even switched to giving my leveled reading homework via online books and the kids/parents love it! But...I have always struggled with what to give my kinder kiddos for math homework. I want them to practice their math skills at home but I also want them using hands on activities. I send home alot activities from Building Number Sense and other resources but I wanted to incorporate some digital options for my little digital natives. I also wanted them to have a resource that didn't need too much help from mom and dad. Enter.... the nctm website! I love their online math activities. I use them constantly. I have linked them to my smartboard calendar lessons, I have used them for whole group teaching, small group teaching, and now, I use them as homework practice. I send the link to my parents and some of the games such as Concentration and Okta's rescue can be downloaded as android or iphone apps! Both of the games that I mention practice subitizing and recognizing numbers in a variety of formats (ten frame, word, numeral, pips (dot/dice formation). Other games such as five and ten frame are great for teaching composing/decomposing number!
Illuminations/ NCTM math games
I love this website and I hope that others will find it useful. If you use some of these activities or have other resources, please feel free to share!
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