Are you using these 5 awesome websites for free math worksheets?

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Are you using these 5 awesome websites for free math worksheets?

If you’re like most math teachers, you pride yourself on creating your own materials. But every now and then, especially when time is limited, you need to use outside resources.

Having access to unlimited educational math content online can be both empowering and overwhelming at the same time. You want to find resources that will enrich your lessons and benefit your kids without wasting tons of time and energy surfing the web.

So, to make your life easier, here are 5 reliable websites that share useful, high quality, engaging, and easily printable math worksheets and activities for all grade levels:

1.) Engage NY Learning Modules

 
 

EngageNY shares a ton of printable, standards-based Pre-K through Pre-Calculus learning modules that you can use to structure entire lessons, differentiate existing ones, and to give your students extra practice. Another great feature of EngageNY is that all of their resources include scaffolding instructions for English Language Learners.

2.) Education.com/Resources

 
 

Education.com shares resources covering topics including arithmetic, geometry, money, time and measurement. Their learning resources are colorful, creative, and extremely popular with elementary and middle school math teachers 

3.) Kuta Software

When it comes to mastering math topics, practice is important. And while you're probably not a fan of teaching math exclusively through the use of high-volume, repetitive problem-solving, your students certainly need opportunities apply their skills. This need for practice is where Kuta Software's extensive library of K-12 topic-based math worksheets will save you lots of time and energy.

4.) HomeSchoolMath.net

Homeschool math resources are useful in your house and your classroom too. The site hosts a library of free math worksheets, lessons, online math games, ebooks, curriculum guides, and reviews for every K-12 math topic. 

5.) Eureka Math by GreatMinds.org

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Eureka Math is more than just a library of math resources and activities, it's a free, comprehensive K-12 math curriculum that is quickly becoming top-rated and widely used nationally. You can download your free PDF version of the Eureka Math basic curriculum, which includes over 20,000 pages and features sequenced lessons, formative assessments, and fully integrated professional development for Grades PK—12 by clicking here.

Do you have any suggestions, insights, and/or websites that could be added to this list? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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By Anthony Persico

Anthony is the content crafter and head educator for YouTube's MashUp Math and an advisor to Amazon Education's 'With Math I Can' Campaign. You can often find me happily developing animated math lessons to share on my YouTube channel . Or spending way too much time at the gym or playing on my phone.

 
 

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7 Mind-Blowing VR Videos for Engaging Students Today

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7 Mind-Blowing VR Videos for Engaging Students Today

The future is now!

Virtual reality and 360-degree video experiences are no longer reserved to the world of video games and science fiction.

The commonness of smart phones and inexpensive VR headsets (including Google Cardboard and Fiit) and a growing library of educational VR content now allows you to create lessons that transport your kids to vivid new worlds, without ever leaving your classroom.

If you are ready to enter this new educational frontier, but are not sure where to start, here are 7 truly mind-blowing, multi-subject 360-degree VR videos that you can use to energize your lessons today!

*Note that you do not need a VR headset to view 360-degree videos. You can navigate the environment on a desktop computer by dragging-and-clicking with your mouse.

1.) Explore the Solar System in 3D by Crash Course

 

2.) Surrounded by Wild Elephants in 4K by IM360

 

3.) Plank World 360° | Physics Simulations in VR by Moby Motion

 

4.) Can You Solve this VR Math Puzzle? by Mashup Math

 

5.) What Happens Inside the Human Body? by VR360

 

6.) Arctic Field Science Experience by Digital Explorer

 

7.) 360° VR Cockpit View in a Fighter Jet by Blick

YouTube continues to add new VR video content every day. You can explore their full library of 360-degree VR content from channels including Time Magazine, Discovery, Disney, and GoPro by clicking here.

Do you have any questions or great ideas for using VR in your classroom? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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By Anthony Persico

Anthony is the content crafter and head educator for YouTube's MashUp Math and an advisor to Amazon Education's 'With Math I Can' Campaign. You can often find me happily developing animated math lessons to share on my YouTube channel . Or spending way too much time at the gym or playing on my phone.

 
 

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Teaching Your Kids How to Use a Ruler

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Teaching Your Kids How to Use a Ruler

Every student needs to know how to measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tape.

And many of them need visual and concrete examples of how to use a measurement tool, like a ruler, before they become comfortable using them.

If you are looking to teach kids how to use a ruler (or how to read a ruler) to measure inches, you can start with a fun, visual introduction that explains how to measure objects.

 

The following how to use a ruler video lesson is an introduction to using a ruler to measure inches and it includes whole numbers and fractions. 

The lesson also includes a free ruler practice PDF worksheet that corresponds with the video. You can download yours here.

(Learning Standard: Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tape.)

If you find the video helpful, please give it a thumbs-up on YouTube, leave a comment, and subscribe to our channel. Your support is greatly appreciated :)

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Anthony is the content crafter and head educator for YouTube's MashUp Math and an advisor to Amazon Education's 'With Math I Can' Campaign. You can often find me happily developing animated math lessons to share on my YouTube channel . Or spending way too much time at the gym or playing on my phone.

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Are You Ready for 17 Awesome New Math Challenges?

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Are You Ready for 17 Awesome New Math Challenges?

Winter vacation is over and teachers are taking on the challenge of engaging students and getting them refocused and thinking mathematically again.

Many teachers utilize engaging activities to kickstart the new year and get their kids excited about learning math.

So, in the spirit of getting students excited (and feeling challenged), I have created the following collection of free New Years Math Challenges for you to share with your kids!

Each printable math worksheet shares a challenge question (answers are included) appropriate for all elementary and middle school grade levels.

Parents can also share these fun challenge questions with your kids to keep them engaged and thinking mathematically outside of school.

Now let's get problem-solving!


1.) Day 1 of 17

(Hint: Start with the chicks!)

Koala Bear = 7

Camel = 3

Chick = 11

Gorilla = 4


2.) Day 2 of 17

(Hint: Start with the grapes!)

Pineapple = 4

Strawberry = 12

Grape = 12

Watermelon = 2

? = 26


3.) Day 3 of 17

(Hint: The racket and the arrow both represent the same value!)

Bowling = 50

Basketball = 25

Arrow = 5

Racket = 5


4.) Day 4 of 17

(Hint: Start with the blue cars!)

Blue Car = 9

Scooter = 7

Helicopter = 8

Jet = 4


5.) Day 5 of 17

(Hint: 8 minus what number is that same number?)

T.V. = 4

Camera = 8

iPhone = 4

Microscope = 6

? = 6


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6.) Day 6 of 17

(Hint: You have to crawl before you can walk!)

Baby = 6

Hard Hat = 1

Old Man = 2

Police Officer = 6

The baby and the police officer both represent a value of 6. They are interchangeable. 



7.) Day 7 of 17

(Hint: Equivalent emojis are interchangeable!)

Yellow Face = 10

Green Face = 10

Red Face = 17

? = 17


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8.) Day 8 of 17

(Hint: Even if you can't find the snail and the alligator individually, you know what their sum is.)

Turtle = 5

Alligator = 7 and Snail = 0, or

Snail = 7 and Alligator = 0

? = 12

One of the pair (alligator and snail) is 7 and the other is 0, but it is not possible to tell which is which.


9.) Day 9 of 17

(Hint: Start with the best food--pizza!)

Cheeseburger = 2

Taco = 8

Pizza = 3

? = 24

If the value of the cheeseburger was zero, then the value of the pizza and the taco would also become zero.


10.) Day 10 of 17

(Hint: Any nonzero value divided by itself equals one!)

Saxophone = 4

Guitar = 4

Keyboard = 4

? = 12

The value of the guitar and the value of the saxophone must be equal (and not zero), since their quotient is one! 


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11.) Day 11 of 17

(Hint: Handle that volcano right away!)

Volcano = 1

Statue of Liberty = 3

Rocket = 6

Race Car = 2

Ferris Wheel = 18


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12.) Day 12 of 17

(Hint: Patterns, my friend...patterns!)

Pig = 2

Tiger = 3

Mouse = 4



13.) Day 13 of 17

(Hint: Think about what happens when you multiply values by zero and by one)

Avacado = 1

Pancakes = 4

Banana = 6

Donut = 8

Coffee = 0

French Fries = 16


14.) Day 14 of 17

(Hint: The whole diagram represents 182 and the two given sections represent 112. How can you distribute the difference of 70 between the two unknown sections?)

Clown Fish = 4

Octopus = 10

Shark = 40

Crab = 30

Whale = 3

Area Model: 14 x 13


15.) Day 15 of 17

(Hint: This is like a hundreds chart...kinda)

Neon Green = 510

Neon Pink = 80

Neon Blue = 220

Neon Orange = 190

Each box equals 10.


16.) Day 16 of 17

(Hint: Look for patterns within the patterns!)

Case 1: Increases by 2, then 3, then 4...

? = 17

Case 2: Each value is twice the previous value

? = 48

Case 3: Each value is one more than thrice the previous value 

? = 283


17.) Day 17 of 17

(Hint: Just play around with this one until you get it!)

Cow = 3

Fox & Boar = 6 and 7

Monkey & Frog = 8 and 4

Brown Bear & Panda = 9 and 5


Do you and your kids love our daily math challenges and puzzles? Have thoughts? Please share them in the comments below!

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By Anthony Persico

Anthony is the content crafter and head educator for YouTube's MashUp Math and an advisor to Amazon Education's 'With Math I Can' Campaign. You can often find me happily developing animated math lessons to share on my YouTube channel . Or spending way too much time at the gym or playing on my phone.

 
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How to Teach Negative Exponents to Students

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How to Teach Negative Exponents to Students

Students often struggle to grasp a firm conceptual understanding of exponents, especially when negative values are involved. 

And memorizing rules and procedures will only take you so far. You have to understand topics like negative exponents if you want to excel at high levels of mathematics.

The following negative exponent video lesson is an introduction to working with negative exponents. The lesson focuses on the role of inverse operations on the different ways that you can express a negative exponent (the video includes negative exponent practice questions).

The lesson also includes a free negative exponents PDF worksheet that corresponds with the video. You can download yours here.

(Learning Standard: Know and apply the properties of zero and negative exponents (8th Grade)).

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Anthony is the content crafter and head educator for YouTube's MashUp Math and an advisor to Amazon Education's 'With Math I Can' Campaign. You can often find me happily developing animated math lessons to share on my YouTube channel . Or spending way too much time at the gym or playing on my phone.

 

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