# Monthly Archives: October 2009

## Math Maven Mysteries

Here is a site that combines literacy and numeracy. It is from Scholastic. Basically there are little math stories, which can be read aloud (there are audio links, so this is optional, not a necessity).

## National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

Here is a neat website that i may or may not have shared already. It is full of virtual manipulatives that students can use when working in math or just looking for something fun to do. Obviously you need to have the computer handy, so it could be good as an assistive device for the few hands-on learners in your class OR a way for students to explore math problems at home, WITH MANIPULATIVES, where there normally aren’t manipulatives on hand.

## Interactive Hundreds Chart

Here is a helpful site to have kids learn patterns and other number concepts (prime vs. composite, etc.) in an interactive way. Give it a try!!

## Illuminations Math Site

Here’s another website to try. There are lessons from K to 8, with some games that might be good to try with younger students. It is from NCTM.

## Caribou Contest Results

Congratulations to our grade five and six students who competed in the Brock University Caribou Mathematics Competition. We had 9 students compete amongst 384 students in all of Ontario. Here is how the nine students ranked:

**72nd, 87th, 93rd, 124th, 151st, 187th, 210th, 257th, and 273rd.**

## Tracking the Caribou

Today i am travelling around the district and helping teachers who had students selected to try the Brock Math Caribou contest. So far i’ve been with Jamieson and ECG. The grade 5 and 6 students have been working really hard on answering these challenging questions. It’s great to see the wonderful math minds and thinkers that exist in our district. Results will be available tomorrow.

## Caribou Contest Tomorrow

## Marilyn Burns Quotes

For the next little while i will be adding quotes from Marilyn Burns (Super Math Solution Teacher Extraordinaire). Please feel free to add your own comment or discussion tidbit in response to the quotes.

*why*requires that teachers themselves have thought deeply about multiplying fractions.”