Description: Ideas and web sites to use in the elementary math classroom were presented at this session. You should walk away with ideas on how to integrate technology into your 21st Century math curriculum.

Description: By imitating the format of The Important Book, students write and create an illustrated paragraph on a particular math topic. Students create pages similar to those in The Important Book comparing their knowledge before and after learning a topic.

If the World Were a Village Activity Descriptor: During this activity, students will utilize a math writing activity the book, "If the World Were a Village" using six pages where each person uses the page to create a math problem & solution. The focus of this activity is on Math Writing.

Description: Students create a bio cube that describes the characteristics of a unit of measurement, a specific polygon, etc. The web site walks students through the steps to create the cube but it must be completed in one session and printed out. There is no save feature :( You can follow the "guide" for what should be typed on each side of the biocube or simply ignore the titles and type characteristics on each side.

Here is an example (see at right) that a student did for a triangle: Triangle-biocube.pdf

Other Books to Consider Using Writing in the Math Curriculum & Activities

How Tall, How Short, How Faraway? By David A. Adler

Everyone Counts A Citizen's Number Book by Elissa Grodin

## Math & Technology Ideafest!

Description:Ideas and web sites to use in the elementary math classroom were presented at this session. You should walk away with ideas on how to integrate technology into your 21st Century math curriculum.Math Career Database:http://www.xpmath.com/careers/intro.php

Math Links: Math Internet Sites

Check out the Math Quote slide show:http://www.slideshare.net/pkrambeck/math-quotes-jokes-2Free Web 2.0 Tools for Math Instruction:Wordlehttp://www.wordle.net Generator of word clouds for various usesWall Wisher for Math:http://www.wallwisher.comBit Stripshttp://www.bitstrips.com ~ Handout on Comic Creators Comics in Math.pdfGoogle Docs, Forms & Spreadsheet:http://docs.google.comGoogle as a Calculator:http://www.google.com/help/calculator.htmDefine: | Rphonebook: | Time: | 2 liters = ? |

Google Images--Coordinate axis, Cartesian Coordinate System, etc. searchesGraphing:Hippocampus For Nebraska(Thank the Partnership for Innovation!): http://www.hippocampus.org/myHippo/?user=myPFIExamples of Using Powerpoint for Flash Cards on I-pods:Angles Presentation Example.ppt~Demo Template for PowerPoint:PPT-Template.pptHandout:Ipod flash cards.pdfWriting In Math:The Writing Fix Based Lesson:http://www.writingfix.com/WAC/NumberFix/Important_Book1.htmDescription:By imitating the format ofThe Important Book, students write and create an illustrated paragraph on a particular math topic. Students create pages similar to those inThe Important Bookcomparing their knowledge before and after learning a topic.If the World Were a Village Activity Descriptor:During this activity, students will utilize a math writing activity the book, "If the World Were a Village" using six pages where each person uses the page to create a math problem & solution. The focus of this activity is on Math Writing.Web Site:If the World Were a Village Companion SiteShare the Writing in Google Docs.Here is an exampleMath Images/Picture Links for Writing Inspiration:Bio Cube Writing Activity:Read, Write & Think Bio Cube Web Site:http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/inDescription:Students create a bio cube that describes the characteristics of a unit of measurement, a specific polygon, etc. The web site walks students through the steps to create the cube but it must be completed in one session and printed out. There is no save feature :( You can follow the "guide" for what should be typed on each side of the biocube or simply ignore the titles and type characteristics on each side.Here is an example (see at right) that a student did for a triangle: Triangle-biocube.pdfOther Books to Consider Using Writing in the Math Curriculum & ActivitiesBy David A. AdlerHow Tall, How Short, How Faraway?by Elissa GrodinEveryone Counts A Citizen's Number Bookby Jon Scieszka and Lane SmithMath Curseby Rolf MylleHow Big is a Foot?by Greg TangMATH-terpiecesby Greg TangMath Potatoesby by Greg TangMath Fablesby Greg TangMath Appealby Greg TangThe Grapes of MathFree Tools to Download:Little Geometry:web site linkSmartBoard Math Examples to Share:Primary file--contains some math, as well as other areas: 1 Primary Samples.notebookSome of My Favorite Math Gaming/Drill & Practice SitesThat Quiz:http://www.thatquiz.org/Multiplication.com:http://www.multiplication.com/interactive_games.htmAcademic Skill Builder:http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/games/Primary Math Games:http://www.primarygames.com/math.htmSheppard Math Games:http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htmIlluminations:http://illuminations.nctm.org/Math Playground:http://www.mathplayground.com/index.html21st Century Skills: (7Cs & 3 Rs = 21)3 R's: Reading, wRiting, aRithmetic7C's:Criticalthinking and Problem solvingCreativityand innovationCollaboration, Teamwork & LeadershipCross-culturalUnderstandingCommunication& Media LiteracyComputing& ICT LiteracyCareer& Learning Self-reliance