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Top 5 Math Reinforcement Sites

01 Jul

This past year, I taught math intervention to 6th and 7th grade students. The biggest challenge for my students was with automaticity or fact fluency. My  students struggled with multiplication facts, addition fact families and the concept of subtraction. To augment the daily math skill lessons, students used a variety of sites as they worked on developing their math fluency skills

 Here is the list in order of student enthusiasm :

1. sign-in-logo Moby Max   

This affordable site offers a full differentiated and integrated K-8 math and ELA curriculum . The math component not only teaches students new skills but finds and fixes the missing math skills. in addition their is a fact fluency piece. The application has built in motivational components and students earn rewards including: math based game time, badges, and certificates. The class management piece is easy to administer and reports are easy to generate and are data rich.

2. pic_rice_3Free Rice

This site is free. It offers questions in the following subject areas: humanities, English, math, chemistry, foreign languages, geography, human anatomy, and SAT prep. Each correctly answered question results in 10 grains of rice donated to the World Food Programme. No account is necessary to use the site, however, teachers can register a class or people can signup for individual accounts to track progress.

3.mathmagiclogo Math Magician

Created by Mark Cogen for the Oswego School District in New York, this is a fluency building application. Students build both accuracy and speed in basic math facts. Additional games are available on the Oswego District website.

4. multiplication-logo

The focus of this site is for teaching and learning multiplication. The site offers drill and practice, quizzes, and tests for students, along with resources for parents and teachers to teach students to multiply. The available games focus on addition, subtraction, and multiplication to enrich student fluency and motivate them.

5. lg_logo.com

This site offers math practice for Pre-K through Geometry and Algebra 2, and grades 2-6 Language arts skills. Each grade level has an array of skills based on standards for students to work on, and games to motivate them as a incentive. The free version limits your daily usage, but paid versions are available for families and schools. With a subscription parents and teachers have a wide variety of reports to monitor student progress.

With the exception of Math Magician, these sites offer other subjects. Occasionally we used Khan Academy, students like the videos but weren’t as thrilled with the interactive piece.

Another resource that many students benefited from was the National Library of Manipulatives

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10 Comments

Posted by on July 1, 2014 in 537

 

10 responses to “Top 5 Math Reinforcement Sites

  1. mbender37

    July 3, 2014 at 9:29 am

    This is a great list of resources. I am currently teaching 2nd/3rd summer school math, and am currently using TenMarks (tenmarks.com) free summer program with them. It’s quite challenging so I’ve had to adjust the curriculum/assignments to make it work. Thanks for this list, I will be looking into these to further support the kiddos I work with!

     
    • cedwardsbms

      July 3, 2014 at 11:42 am

      I haven’t heard of TenMarks, I will have to give it a whirl. Hopefully, it will be another tool I can use with the students.

       
  2. Michael Barbour

    July 4, 2014 at 6:13 am

    Cheronne, nice entry. While not a requirement for lists or links entries, a good habit to get into is to always annotate your lists or your links. It gives the reader a sense for why things were chosen, like a little window into your thinking.

     
    • cedwardsbms

      July 4, 2014 at 8:48 am

      Thank you for the feedback, I will go back and enhance the list with a brief description of each application.

       
  3. Michael Barbour

    July 4, 2014 at 9:08 am

    No need to change the entry, as it is just a good habit to know about moving forward for the next time you post one.

     
  4. David Mato

    July 4, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Good list Cheronne,
    Students love to get the award when they score higher tan 92% in Math Magician.
    They have developed an Spanish version of Khan Academy in case you have Spanish native speakers and want to use it with them.
    This past year our school has use http://www.ixl.com with our math intervention students and it worked pretty well. A membership is needed but the website also lets you practice for 15 minutes everyday for free.

    David

     
    • cedwardsbms

      July 4, 2014 at 10:29 am

      I hear you about the built in rewards as a motivator! Students just beam when they earn one.

      I learned about most of the sites from students. They would ask can we use this one or that one and have to show me and tell me why they felt it was of value. While they like Cool Math, it really is more games than skill reinforcement so it is not on the list. I used an IXL subscription with my long-term ISS students the year before last and with math intervention this year. It worked well and the data from the reports was very insightful. However, I am with the students…I prefer Moby Max, and it is only $79 a year! Overall, what I like the most with these sites you can differentiate without singling students out.

       
  5. Stacie Barker

    July 5, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    I have heard of Moby math, but not the others. I will have to look into them.

    On a side note, I like how you added images. It makes your post stand out more than if there weren’t any. I need to remember this in the future and add some images to my posts.

     
    • cedwardsbms

      July 6, 2014 at 8:57 am

      Thanks for the feedback on the images! We have class competitions with Free Rice, the students are helping a good cause, learning, and having friendly fun doing it.

       
  6. bobbyletter

    July 10, 2014 at 7:12 am

    Great list. I love the look of this post. Very professional. I’m going to utilize a few of these for my students!

     

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