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I was excited about math this year because I spent so much time writing curriculum last year and read these two great books:
I wanted to work through some of the new concepts in our curriculum through the use of our Promethean Board. I found 2 great sites with virtual manipulatives. Check them out to see if they are helpful to you.
The first is from the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives. It wasn’t exactly what I was looking for, but had some neat features.
The site below is fantastic. It is through McGraw-Hill and you can change to all sorts of manipulatives. I took a screen shot of some that I tried. Love it! I think this will really help me out.
Some how, despite all of my excitement and new understandings, I have just gotten a bit stuck teaching math this year. We have a new series: GoMath. It is great, but I am just having a hard time working with a textbook. It is the first time our students have worked with a textbook of any kind. We used to start with patterns and graphing and now begin with adding and subtracting. HUGE difference. I am also finding that my little ones who are still working on kindergarten concepts are not eased into the first grade material anymore. They are dumped into adding and subtracting.
I think next year will be much better, but teaching math is a challenge right now. I’ll keep plugging away and trying to make heads or tails of the new and different concepts I am teaching. I hope to have some great things to share as my brain gets wrapped around the new curriculum and all of my new resources.