Number Sense (7-9)

Number Sense

  1. AC Math – Each area of focus is organized into “Activity Objects” including videos, animations, problems, assessments and printable worksheets. Teachers have access to a dashboard that tracks academic growth and the entire library of Activity Objects. Outside resources to lessons from the internet (e.g. Khan Academy) can be added.
  2. A-Plus Math (Varsity Tutors) – Interactive math resources for teachers, parents, and students featuring free math worksheets, math games, math flashcards, and more. (The interactive worksheets also have a print option.)
  3. BetterLesson – Lesson ideas in the section called “Number Sense and Operations”.
  4. Dad’s Worksheets – The worksheets below concentrate on number sense in some way.
  5. Formative Loop – Provide Gr. 1-8 students with five-minute math drills each day. Daily exercises are generated for each day of the week and are based on individual student progress. View the reports to find out if any kids are struggling, and provide remedial instruction as needed.
  6. Gizmos – Find the perfect Gizmo to get your students ready for success. Manage your classes and assess your grade 3-12 students in one place. Make planning easy with customizable, expert lesson materials.
  7. Help Teaching – Quickly generate printable arithmetic worksheets for drilling and practice! Just set the difficulty, problem type, and number of questions desired, and generate a worksheet that can be downloaded or printed.
  8. – Use these Smart Board games, activities and lessons to learn about Integers, Decimals, Fractions, Mixed Numbers, Improper Fractions, Reducing, Exponents, Square Roots, Math Properties, Converting Decimals, Fractions, Percents, Ratio and Order of Operations. The first section is dedicated to number sense activities and games. Note: Lots of ads to deal with on the page.
  9. Khan Academy – The most fundamental branch of math is having a clear idea on number sense and numeration. It consists of understanding place values and basic operations. 
  10. Mathsframe – There are both worksheets and games available for each section involving number sense below:
  11. Math Snacks – Smart educational animations, games, and interactive tools that help Gr. 6-8 students better understand math concepts.
    • Pearl Diver – Teaches properties of numbers, how to plot numbers, how to visualize quantity on the number line, how to order numbers, and how to use the number line as a visual model for mathematical operations.
    • Monster School Bus – Numbers and operations.
    • Ratio Rumble – Ratios and equivalent ratios.
    • Ratey the Math Cat – (Animation) Ratey pops up when you least expect him. And he can’t resist pointing out the rates and “purrportions” in daily life. You’ll never again overlook how everyday decisions rely on mathematical reasoning about rates.
  12. National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics – The materials below are specifically for teachers dealing with older grades.
  13. NumberSense Mathematics Programme – It has been created to support children’s development of a robust sense of number and deep understanding of mathematics. The K – 7 programme is responsive to the developmental needs of children, informed by current research on how children learn mathematics and provides a comprehensive mathematics solution. Most of it is free to use but some material is available for purchase only.
  14. Numeracy Ninjas – A whole-school numeracy intervention run in Key Stage 3 (Gr. 7-9) mathematics lessons. Students complete a 5 min. skills test including: 30 questions – 10 each of mental numeracy calculation strategies, times tables and key numeracy skills. There was a minor interruption with downloading resources on the website so they set up a temporary folder through Facebook.
  15. PBS Learning Media – K-8 Mathematics ranges from counting cardinal numbers to linear equations and functions. Students can review the calculation of area, find the area of combined shapes and can be assessed on their understanding using Khan Academy. Similar units can be created on topics such as lines and angles, probability models, and the multiplication and division of fractions. Make sure to use the filter to isolate the right grade.
  16. The Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing – This course covers the topics typically taught in Canadian Grade 7 and 8 Mathematics curricula and, in some instances, extends ideas beyond grade level.
    • Representing and Comparing NumbersPart A (Lessons 1–7): Topics include representing and comparing positive rational numbers (integers, fractions, and decimals), finding multiples and factors of positive integers, and determining the least common multiple (LCM) and the greatest common factor (GCF) of a pair of positive integers. Part B (Lessons 8–12): Topics include representing negative fractions and negative decimals, comparing the values of any two rational numbers, exponential notation, and using factor trees and prime factorizations to find the LCM or the GCF of a pair of positive integers.
    • OperationsPart A (Lessons 1–11): Topics include adding and subtracting rational numbers, multiplying and dividing a whole number by a positive rational number, and evaluating expressions using the order of operations. Part B (Lessons 12–19): Topics include multiplying, and dividing integers, fractions and decimal numbers, approximating square roots of positive integers, and evaluating expressions that include exponents using the order of operations.
    • Ratios, Rates and ProportionsPart A (Lessons 1–5): Topics include writing and interpreting ratios; finding equivalent ratios; converting between fractions, decimals, and percents; converting between units of measurement; and solving problems involving unit rates. Part B (Lessons 6–10): Topics include recognizing proportional situations in word problems, tables and graphs; connecting unit relates to proportional relationships and their representations in tables, graphs and equations; and fractional percents and percents greater than 100 percent.
    • Interactive Library – Includes “Explore This” guided explorations to manipulate mathematical objects and “Check Your Understanding” questions to answer with feedback. Perform a keyword search and/or display only the applications from a given strand, unit or lesson.
  17. The Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing – This course covers the topics typically taught in Canadian Grade 9 Mathematics curricula and, in some instances, extends ideas beyond grade level.
  18. Times Tables Rock Stars – It can be used in the classroom as whole-group instruction, a math center, or homework.  Multiplication facts can be assigned to the whole class or individual students and adjustments can be made in the student setup section. Both print worksheets or online interactions are available.
    Although there is a charge to use the actual program, the interactive tools tab is free
    and can be very useful in the classroom.
  19. Transmath – A comprehensive math intervention curriculum that targets Gr. 5-10 students who lack the foundational skills necessary for entry into algebra and/or who are two or more years below grade level in math. Using a dual-topic approach, TransMath improves math skills by emphasizing fewer topics in greater depth while accelerating students to more advanced math, from number sense to rational numbers, to understanding algebra.
  20. Visual Fractions – Designed to help students learn about fractions and how to understand them using interactive visual tools. They have expanded to become an online reference – covering fraction and math calculators, percentages, unit conversions, and more.
  21. Worksheet Genius – Ready-made worksheets in different areas of number sense:
  22. Xtra Math – An online math fact fluency program that helps students develop quick recall and automaticity of their basic math facts. Students with a strong foundation of basic math facts will have an easier time when they begin to tackle more advanced math, like fractions or algebra.

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