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Five Best YouTube Math Channels for Teachers and Students: There are never enough quality resources to support teaching and learning in math. Students span the spectrum of attitudes and abilities. The following are quality math videos as assessed by Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. These videos provide students and teachers with access to rousources that support learning in math across all grade levels.
Mr. Robb's Math Videos: This channel originally started out as a means for students to remember their lessons after class has been dismissed, but grew into an exceptionally comprehensive resource on almost all things mathematical.
Ten Marks: Ten Marks' web-based math program is used by students across 25,000 schools and 7,000 districts. Each day, students in all 50 states use TenMarks to solve millions of math problems, improving their math skills and confidence.
Mathademics: Mathademics is a community learning tool based out of Northern Illinois. Mathademics video tutorials are created by certified teachers who are dedicated to improving and making learning accessible to all students.
Khan Academy: This is one of the most popular YouTube channels that offer free video lessons and tutorials on a wide range of subject including math. You can also access more Math content, activities, and exercises on their website.
The Video Math Tutor: This is a useful channel that provides several tutoring math bideos covering different topics including basic math lessons, calculator tips, and brain teasers.
Top FREE Primary Source Apps:
Search America's Historic Newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690 to present.
Life Photo Archive is a good platform to search for millions of photographs stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.
Fabulous Math Five: The following free (and not so free) apps have been recognized as most useful in teaching, enriching and reinforcing math skills. These are not listed in order of preference; explainations represent developers' descriptions.
Probability Tools allows students to perform probability trials with spinners, dice and coins. This application is ideal for classroom use. With the interactive spinner, students can modify the number of sections. They can also alter the size of each section. $1.99
3D Geometry is a free app designed for observing and manipulating geometrical figures in three dimensional space.
Math with Your Friends (MWYF) is a free new game and a different kind of challenge. Instead of letters, tiles show numbers (0-9) and operators (+ - x ÷ =). Instead of words, players make equations to score points. Increase your score by taking advantage of multipliers on the game board. Math is the universal language, play with friends or random players around the world.
Elevated Math provides initial instruction or intervention on math topics that cover place value, estimation and large digit addition, all the way through Algebra 1.
4 Dice is a fraction game that hones the many concepts of fractions including adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing through a series of game mode options. The game also enhances analytical thinking by providing the answer and requiring students to determine the appropriate equation.
FREE Apps for Learning: The following free apps have been recognized as most useful in fostering Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Pre-K through grade 12. These are not listed in order of preference; explanations in quotes represent developers' descriptions.
Google Earth: Fly around the planet with a swipe of your finger with Google Earth for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Explore distant lands, search for cities, places, and businesses. Visit the Earth Gallery to find exciting maps such as real-time earthquakes, planes in flight, hiking trails, city tours, and more.
iBooks: iBooks converts the iPad into an ebook reader, so that users may enjoy near-immediate access to thousands of free and paid publications both popular and obscure.
Hubble Space Telescope Discoveries: Soar through the universe with the Hubble Space Telescope, exploring discoveries from dark energy to colliding galaxies. This highly interactive eBook features video, image galleries and more to reveal the record of scientific breakthroughs behind Hubble's stunning images of the cosmos.
History Line: This is a collaborative learning game for the iPad focusing on U.S. History. The game can be played by 1-6 players. As a single player game, a series of historical events are presented on the screen and the goal of the game is to p-lace the events onto a timeline at the bottom of the screen in the correct sequence. When the event placed on the line is correct the date appears below.
Nova Elements: This is an extremely well-produced science show, typical for NOVA and their other media.
Exoplanet: This app is a highly visual and interactive catalogue of all known exoplanets. Exoplanets are planets orbiting stars beyond our own Solar System. It is frequently updated whenever new discoveries are confirmed. An amazing model of the Milky Way lets you explore our universe all the way from the Solar System to the cosmic microwave background.
ABS Magic Phonics: This app will help students learn the sounds of the letters of the alphabet, which gives emerging readers the tools for reading and helps them become better readers.
Motion Math Zoom: This app's zoomable, stretchable number line is missing some numbers - it's up to the student to put the numbers back where they belong. The new game uses concrete objects to represent abstract numbers, from dinosaurs in the thousands down to amoebas in the thousandths. Fun animal animations and sound effects help elementary school children master the number line.
Orbit Architecture: Orbit Architect allows you to interactively design and explore satellite orbital geometry through the multi-touch interface of the iPad. You can manipulate a satellite orbit using pinch and rotate multi-touch gestures, see the effects on the orbit and its ground track in real-time, and animate the results.
Google Maps: View 360-degree panoramas of places aound the globe with street view; view high resolution satellite imagery of locations around the world.
Adobe Inspire: Adobe Inspire Magazine is a free publication that contains original content geared toward informing, enlightening and inspiring creative professionals and hobbyists. Documenting the best of web and interaction design practices for over 10 years, each bimonthly issue features articles, tutorials, and videos by experts about new and emerging technologies as well as best practices.
Teaching with Technology Video Library: The video library is a collection of actual classrooms, enriched by additional material such as lesson context, teacher handouts and even student work, accessible alongside the video.
Phrasal Verb Machine: Cambridge University Press recognizes that phrasal verbs (action verbs) are complicated for non-native English speakers to learn and use. However, they are essential for natural writing and speaking.
SkyORB: SkyORB features many functions as a 3D real-time representation of the plants position around the sun; the ability to hold your device and point toward a visible star and planet is worth the observation.
Duolingo: Duolingo enables students to learn a language completely free, without ads or hidden charges. Students will have the opportunity to translate real-world texts int the language they are learning.
Virtual Manipulatives: Worth trying! These manipulatives present math with visual, digital objects that provide hands on understanding to math.
Alphabet Projector: This site is great for letter recognition practice for pre-school and kindergarten.
Fill the Cup: Four math games allow children to experience math concepts through manipulation. Rods is an addition/subtraction game that uses different sized rods side by side to show how two numbers make up another one.