# Ed Tech Ideas

Tech Integration for Busy Teachers

## Fraction Monkeys

Monkey Math (Great for IWBs)

## Gamequarium

Tutorials, games and learning activities to help with fractions.

## Math Fractions from Jefferson County Schools

Not an exciting site, aesthetically speaking, but with links to 90 different fraction games and activities, this is a great resource!

## Funbrain Soccer Shootout

Learn fractions by taking penalty kicks. Old-school graphics, but there are 4 different levels to keep it interesting.

## Visual Fractions Games

Interesting choice of characters for these games, but if you’re into helping Grampy and Grammy using fractions, these games are for you. Check out the more recent platform scales.

## Sheppard Software

Lots of fun, free games here to help students learn about all types of fractions.

## Conceptua Math

Videos and lesson plans for students and teachers to help get a better understanding of difficult concepts.

## FunSchool Action Fraction

Race a car around a track by solving fraction problems in Action Fraction.

## Melvin’s Make a Match

Fun game for learning about equivalent fractions.

## Fresh Baked Fractions

More equivalent fraction practice.

## Matching Fractions

Great matching game for IWBs or individual practice.

## Cool Tools for Math

This is part II of a series of posts dedicated to free, online math sites to help students learn their basic facts, and to help teachers help their students. You can view part I here.

## Create a Graph

Create A Graph helps students graph all sorts of data in either a bar, line, area, pie, or xy graph. To create a graph, you choose a type of graph you want to produce, enter your data, change the font and colors (optional) and then either print or save after previewing it. Students are able to save in a variety of formats including pdf, jpg, png, and others. I use this site to help my students graph data they gather when we are researching about developing countries. You can read about this unit here.

## Cool Math for Kids

I couldn’t have a post called “Cool Math Tools” without including Cool Math for Kids.  This site has so many great games, activities, lessons, and even flash cards for math learners ages 3-12 (older students can check out Coolmath.com). There is a Teacher Section with ideas on how to use the site in your classroom, as well as continued education, resources, and a few extras.

## Multiplication.com

Multiplication.com has some really fun games to help students master their basic facts. Most of the games would go well with IWBs or stand-alone computer stations, so they would be good to use as individual or group practice.  Some of my favorites include:  Math Wash Up, Space Race, Flight of the KnightSketch’s World, Castle Quests, and Grand Prix, but there are tons more on the site, so check it out!

## 3 Cool Tools for Individual Math Practice

All three of the following sites would be great to use with an IWB or at a stand-alone computer station for basic math practice.

## 1. Fraction Monkeys

The goal of Fraction Monkeys is to simply hang the fraction monkey into the correct loop on the number line. The game starts out easy and progresses to greater difficulty the longer you play.

## 2. Speed Grid

Speed Grid challenges a Player (or players) to answer a set amount of questions in a pre-selected amount of time.

## 3. Practice Fish

Chose a factor to work on and then solve the math problem by clicking on the correct sea creature swimming by. If you’re using this on an IWB remind students not to hit the board too hard, as they tend to get a little excited:).