- Plop It! This is an excellent tool for interacting with mean, median, and mode. (It should work on an iPad ;-)
- NCTM Mean and Median applet - similar to Plop It!
- Textbook pages on Mean, Median, and Mode. Included are exercises and Always-Sometimes-or-Never questions.
- Color version of
**Ways to Represent Fractions**. - Electronic Book:
- If you have an access code you bought at the bookstore go to http://www.pearsonetext.com/ and click
**Register**. You will need to have (or create) a Pearson account. - If you want to buy the e-book online (with a credit card) go to http://www.mypearsonstore.com/bookstore/elementary-and-middle-school-mathematics-teaching-developmentally-9780134046952
- For Pearson customer support, call: 800-677-6337.

- If you have an access code you bought at the bookstore go to http://www.pearsonetext.com/ and click
*Free***GrowthMindset posters**(for your walls ;-) from YouCubed.com at https://www.youcubed.org/resource/posters/.- My office hours have changed slightly. See office-n-teaching.
**Basic Assumptions:**I'm assuming you (1) can use thein Word (see YouTube or drop by my office, if you have questions); (2) have ready access to the*Equation Editor***edTPA handbook**for Elementary Math using WesternOnline (if not, contact your adviser or drop by my office); (3) have ready access to, and have bookmarked the CCSSM (also linked below). Drop by my office if you have questions.*Welcome to the course!*I look forward to working with you in Math 364. We use two websites for this course. This one (for announcements and links) and**Westernonline**.- Note that the
**edTPA Handbook**for elementary math should be in**Westernonline**. Download it. If it is*not*there, contact your advisor or Dr. Olsen. - Good article on the importance of conceptual understanding: https://education.good.is/articles/math-about-more-than-tests-memorization
- Technical support for Pearson (for the e-textbook) is 800-677-6337. (We use an electronic textbook, but be do not use MyMathLab, in Math 364.)
**Brain Rules**-*12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School.*By Dr. John J. Medina. Lots of short videos.

Lesson plan template (.docx) from the Curriculum and Instruction Department (please notify Dr. Olsen if you know that a newer version has been released).

**Powerpoint file**- we will be doing these in class. Answers should be recorded in the Mental Math/Just Do It section of your notebook. You may use this file*outside of class, for practice, or if you are absent*. JustDoIt(mentally)-MS-Methods.pptx

- Practice Games Here
- Fraction Review ~ Yellow Pages - covers most all the basics of fractions, decimals, and percents. (PDF form)
- Math Fundamentals Site

- many games and resources to choose from--organized by grade level.

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) (PDF)How to cite the CCSSM in a list of references: You may use the form on page R-12 of our text book or

National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, & Council of Chief State School Officers. (2010).

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.Retrieved from http://www.corestandards.org.You may also include the content area or grade level as indicated here.

Teaching Resources- (by Jim Olsen ;-)

Glencoe Virtual Manipulatives- http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/mathematics/ebook_assets/vmf/VMF-Interface.html

Illustrative Mathematics- great source for CCSSM-linked tasks.Universal Design for Learning - My PDF; www.cast.org; www.udlcenter.org.

Number Line Generator- http://www.oliverboorman.biz/projects/tools/number_lines.php

Our Math 260 page- (by Jim Olsen)

Common Core Math Standards: Information, Links, and Resources- (by Jim Olsen)

NCTM- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Powerpointon how to get the area formula for a trapezoid.

NCTM Illuninations- numerous lesson ideas and interactive applets

Math Playground- http://www.mathplayground.com/

Adapted Mind- http://www.adaptedmind.com/

Explore Learning Gizmos- https://www.explorelearning.com/(Withoutan account, you can use Gizmo's for 5 minutes each day.)

Learning Farm- http://www.learningfarm.com/

Place Value Chart- iPad app (Tip:shake the screen to clear it.)

Pattern Shapes- iPad app

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James R. Olsen, Western Illinois University

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