Math@Home

This page features information for both homeschooling families and general support for math learning at home. I hope you find it helpful as a parent or as a teacher.

NEW for Home Learning Families
I now offer several Math Cut Ups options just for your needs:
  • Grade level Sampler Set = pre-printed activity stations that span a grade level
  • Grade level Printable Bundle = ready to print full versions of all grade-level activities bundled for one low price and they include digital formats too!
  • Grade level Digital Activity Bundle = only the digital activity versions for all activities in a grade level you can use and share through Google
  • Personal Financial Literacy Concept Activity Set 
    • Choose from the K-5 or 6-8 versions, each with 11 activities!
    • Pre-printed activity materials in color on cardstock = $50 w/ optional digital addon
  • Developing Decimals & Fractions Concept Activity Set (grades 2-6)
    • 11 Activities to visualize and develop decimal and fraction foundations
    • Pre-printed activity materials in color on cardstock = $80 w/ optional digital addon
  • Developing Operations Concept Activity Set (grades K-8)
    • 24 Activities to visualize and develop fluency with operations
    • Pre-printed activity materials in color on cardstock = $120 w/ optional digital addon
    https://integral-mathematics-inc.square.site/product/developing-operations-concept-activity-set/317?cs=true&cst=custom
    You can find the sampler and printable bundle sets in my online store when searching by grade level and the Concept Activity sets on the At Home Learning page
    Digital-only bundles must be purchased directly by families. Email me at integralmathematics@gmail.com if interested. 

    Reading Recommendations
    For Parents:

    For kids:
    Secrets, Lies, and Algebra by Wendy Lichtman - for teens as the main character is 8th gr.
    The Number Devil by Hans Magnus Enzensberger - recommended for ages 11+

    10 Nonfiction Children’s Books That Humanize Mathematics - online article

    Resources
    Looking for some awesome, pre-printed supplemental activities to fit with your current curriculum and help make practice feel more like a game? 
    Check out my grade level samplers and content centers. Click here!

    Did you know that families schooling at home can also use Google Classroom? What a great way to leverage the power of Google. Here's a document that tells you all about how to use Google Classroom to share and assign activities.  ALL of my activity materials include a digital version that uses a Google application, mostly slides. You can purchase these as a bundle for your grade level learner with or without the printable materials. Email me at integralmathematics@gmail.com to learn how to get them!

    Support Financial Literacy skills with your learners with ideas found in my free resource called Money 101: A Parents' Guide for Supporting Financial Literacy in Children.
    If you could also use ready-made activities that support these skills, check out my new Financial Literacy Concept Activity Sets for grades K-5 or 6-8 skills.


    We can all use some support for math learning at home. Check out my friend Glenna Tabor and her videos that support math learning at home. She has some great ideas! Subscribe to her YouTube channel by clicking the image below.
    Tabor YouTube Channel

    Could your student use another explanation of a concept or math idea? I highly encourage you to check out Khan Academy online. It is free and sometimes its good to have another person explaining. Plus students can watch as many times as needed and the video never gets tired lol.

    Games, Apps, Lessons, and More - NCTM Illuminations

    Lots of options at PBS Learning Media including video and game content to make math relevant, fun, and interesting.

    Family Learning
    Check out this fun Yahtzee idea on Place Value from Games4Gains.

    Looking for ways to involve the family in math learning. Figure This from our national math council (NCTM) has a great index of family math challenges for all levels.

    Personal financial literacy is a super important concept. While we include these topics in math curriculum, often it can be helpful to have more resources to teach kids about their financial health without math processes getting in the way. Check out my friend Keli who teaches kids all about personal finance. She has solutions for families with elementary and teenaged kids. The Smart Money Academy

    Are you on Facebook?
    If so, please follow my page for ideas and inspiration. 
    I'll also be soon starting a private group option where families or homeschooling parents can get special tips, ideas, or even help on-demand when you get stuck on a math concept and just need a little expert support. Plus everyone in the group can support each other with ideas of what's working (or not). 
    Email me if you would be interested in joining for a small membership fee. (integralmathematics@gmail.com)

    Who else to follow?
    Math Cuts - here's a great video too on dividing decimals using models
    Pam Harris - she's a guru at numeracy and numerical thinking

    Parent Support
    The Top 3 Facts Every Parent Needs to Know About Today's Math - YouTube video
    The Best Math Practices for Teachers - while this one is aimed at math teachers I think its helpful for parents to also hear the reasons why the way we teach math today (as opposed to how you likely learned it) is important to know.

    Websites of Interest
    Build Math Minds by The Recovering Traditionalist
    YouCubed by Jo Boaler and Stanford University
    MathBits - lots of resources plus graphing calculator cheat sheets to help your student

    Interesting other Tips
    • This is the shortcut in Word and PowerPoint to type in a fraction. When you press Alt = it brings up a box, then you type fraction as normal eg 3/8 and Word converts it to Numerator over Denominator and on a MAC I've just been told it's Control =.
    • Great for exponents too. Alt = then in the box 3^2 gives you the correct display of 3 squared


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