I'm linking up to one of my favorite weekly linkies again this week. Workshop Wednesday from Ideas by Jivey! The topic this week is all about sharing math websites we love.
My district was generous enough for the last two years to buy all of the students a subscription to IXL.com. I love the features of the site. It spans all the grade levels and provides tons of diverse practice for the kids. If I don't have "normal' math homework to assign, I usually ask the kids to work on IXL. Kids can use the site for a limited time each day for free, without tracking.
I also am a fan of Sumdog.com. This site is full of fun math games and is free to use! A subscription is available which adds things like student progress tracking. I mostly just use it for free!
The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives has some great tools. Especially for teachers with projectors in their rooms.
Finally, as much as we might hate it...sometimes you just need a worksheet. http://www.algebra4children.com/printables.html
This site is FULL of them. All free to download!
In other news...
I hit 50 followers! Woohoo! I'm so excited about it! I'm starting to feel slightly successful at this whole blogging thing now! To celebrate I'm giving away a copy of my "50 States - I have, who has" game. I figured a state per follower was appropriate!
The winner of my last giveaway let me know that she was able to get some books for her class today and I'm excited to think that I was able to spread a little joy to a 2nd grade classroom out there!
Let me know in the comments how you teach the States in your classroom!
Time to watch some mindless TV and veg out for a change!