first thing students need to understand about math is… IT IS USED EVERYDAY!This
is a great site for ideas to help students understand the connection from skills learned in the classroom to daily life.
The National Council of
Teachers of Mathematics created this a great interactive tool allowing students to understand size and equivalence of fractions.The site also provides suggestions for collaborative work.
These are brain teasers obtained
when digits in numerical calculations have been replaced by letters.Cryptarithms
are a great way to reinforce or introduce concepts of problem solving while promoting group collaboration between peers.Some of these are also available in Spanish.