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:

Math Links: Math Internet Sites

Check out the Math Quote slide show:

Free Web 2.0 Tools for Math Instruction:


Examples of Using Powerpoint for Flash Cards on I-pods:

Writing In Math:


    • 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.

  • Bio Cube Writing Activity:
    • Read, Write & Think Bio Cube Web Site:
      Sample Bio Cube
    • 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 Curse by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
    • How Big is a Foot? by Rolf Mylle
    • MATH-terpieces by Greg Tang
    • Math Potatoes by Greg Tang
    • Math Fables by by Greg Tang
    • Math Appeal by Greg Tang
    • The Grapes of Math by Greg Tang

Free Tools to Download:toolbox.jpg

SmartBoard Math Examples to Share:

Some of My Favorite Math Gaming/Drill & Practice Sites
21st Century Skills: (7Cs & 3 Rs = 21)
3 R's: Reading, wRiting, aRithmetic
  • Critical thinking and Problem solving
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Collaboration, Teamwork & Leadership
  • Cross-cultural Understanding
  • Communication & Media Literacy
  • Computing & ICT Literacy
  • Career & Learning Self-reliance