Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Some Math resources from Maria's Math Newsletter

I always enjoy receiving Maria's Math Newsletter.  You can sign up for yourself here.  I wanted to share a few of her tidbits from this month's newsletter.

Math Stars Newsletters (Grades 1-8)

"These newsletters have different kinds of puzzles and good word problems, including challenging ones. I'm currently using them with both of my girls as a once-a-week math enrichment material, and I can highly recommend them!"
This really looks cool.  If it weren't so late in the year, I'd definitely try them out.  I guess I'll have to wait until fall!

Decimal Videos
Maria makes great videos.  This entry from her blog had videos of adding and subtracting decimals, multiply decimals by whole numbers, and divide decimals using mental math.  If you want to check out some of her other math videos, you can go to her Youtube page at Math Mammoth Youtube channel
I've personally mentioned Spelling City before.  Here's Maria's thoughts on it...
Would you like to help children with their math vocabulary? SpellingCity has built a resource to address this: Math vocabulary spelling lists.
If you don't know SpellingCity, no matter what kind of spelling list you use, you can always practice the words in many ways: either just simple practice AND with several different games: MatchIt Sentences, Which Word (find which word correctly completes the sentence), sentence unscramble, hang mouse, word search, word unscramble, etc. Can't even list them all.

I did get a warning from one user that the definitions for high school math vocabulary were not up-to-par (for example, listing an ellipse as "a shape resembling an oval").


BBat50 said...

Hi, I work on the VocabSpellingCity math words so I was mortified to hear that someone is calling out one of our definitions. We have them written and then edited by a very professional staff. Yet we did goof on that one. Sorry. In our defense, there was a much more appropriate definition in our database but the wrong one had been chosen for that list. Thanks for pointing it out.

Check out the high school math vocabulary list.

mrspriceisright said...

Thanks for the update! I'll make sure to forward this to Maria.

Oh, I'll be doing my updated review for Spelling City soon, so be on the look out!


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