Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Control Alt Achieve Math

Control Alt Achieve
Eric Curts

TWITTER: @ericcurts

If you know me at all, you know I hold Eric Curts in very high regard. I learned about him several years ago and I am blown away - on a regular basis - with his creativity and his ease at making learning accessible to all. I share his stuff all the time and I definitely want to highlight some of his amazing math resources. 

I only have so much space, so please do NOT limit yourself to these particular resources. Go to his website (linked above) and for math resources, scroll down on the right side and find his "math" label. You'll end up getting lost in all his resources!!!
  • 11 Ways to Teach Math with Google Drawings Google's Drawing app provides so many possibilities for the math classroom. Eric shares 11: lines of symmetry, pictographs, line plots, fractions, shapes, and so much more! [He also lists common core standards each activity can link to!]
  • Interactive Clock Face with Google Drawings Again, using Google's Drawing app a clock face become interactive. Learning time and how the hands move becomes a fun activity. I shared this with my daughter's 1st grade teacher two years ago and it quickly became a class favorite on the SMARTboard! The students were super excited to "tell" time on the giant clock! 
  • Pattern Block Templates and Activities with Google Drawings Can you tell Google Drawings is a must for the math classroom?? This activity provides limitless pattern blocks for hours of fun. No worries about losing the tiles, or not having enough sets for the number of students ... give each student their own copy of the Drawing and step back! Eric even includes the template AND directions easy enough for even the littlest learners.
  • Solving Story Problems with the Highlight Tool Add-on in Google Docs A big part of any math class is reading - we have to be mindful of that. How cool is the thought that Google Docs can enter the picture and using the highlighting tool add-on to assist with students visually seeing the various parts of the problem. (Or a lower-tech thought ... simply have the students use the traditional highlighter on digital word problems.)
I could go on and on ... Eric's resources are amazing and extremely helpful. And, as a bonus, he has FAR MORE than math resources! Bookmark his website for sure!!!

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