Online Math Activities and Reference Sources ACTIVITY AND EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES Public Broadcasting System http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/math/ Math page has activities to do with children, including how to incorporate math into your every day lives, math milestones, a glossary of math terms and a piece called "Instill a Love of Math." Figure This!: Math Challenges for Families http://figurethis.nctm.org/ The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), in cooperation with the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Widmeyer Communications, and the Learning First Alliance, launched Figure This!, which demonstrates challenging middle school mathematics and emphasizes the importance of high-quality math education for all students. Federal Government http://kids.usa.gov/math Kids.usa.gov's math section includes pages for kids, teens and parents with sample problems, games, videos and answers to some common math questions. http://kids.usa.gov/teens-home/math/index.shtml Federal government site with sections on math basics, math careers, math games, and math videos. Aimed toward teens. NASA (National Aeronautics and Science Administration) http://spacemath.gsfc.nasa.gov/ [email protected] introduces students to the use of mathematics in today’s scientific discoveries. The site explores the many kinds of math skills that come together in exploring the universe. California Math Council http://cmc-math.org/for-families/ This website shares the Math at Home program, written expressly for parents and guardians of Pre-K and K-12 children, and presents straightforward information and suggestions and resources for those who wish to better understand the importance of mathematics and the role it can play in children’s lives. Has materials in Spanish. The Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/ Free online video lessons in several academic areas, including many math and science topics, and SAT test preparation. Sections for students, teachers, and parents. REFERENCE WEBSITES CDE: Math Frameworks Chapters http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ma/cf/draft2mathfwchapters.asp California Department of Education's page on Math Framework Chapters include pdf sections for each grade level, instructional strategies and materials, assessment, course placement and sequencing. CDE: Common Core State Standards http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/ California Department of Education's page on the Common Core State Standards. Includes a link to the entire mathematics common core standards. Common Core State Standards Initiative http://www.corestandards.org/ This website will help parents understand more about Common Core, including how and why it was created and how it will help your child. California State PTA: STEM http://capta.org/focusareas/education/stem/ Information on the STEM resolution and additional resources. California State PTA: Common Core http://capta.org/focus-areas/education/common-core/ This section explains common core, and includes a video, FAQ, additional resource and articles. Also included are the Parents' Guide To Student Success for each grade level, which summarize the curriculum content of the grade level and give hints to parents on helping their children succeed. Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium http://www.smarterbalanced.org/parents-students/ This site will help parents understand this nextgeneration assessment system that will accurately measure student progress toward college and career readiness.
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