Counting (K) Winter
Counting (K) KidPix
Dice (K) 100th
Day of School (K) Number
In Kid Pix Studio, use stamps
to illustrate place value. Assign a number. Kids can
use a stamp for 1’s, hold control + stamp to make larger
for 10’s, hold shift + control + stamp to make giant 100’s.
In KidPix Deluxe 3, use the size tool.
Facts: KidPix: Addition
Sentences (1) Multiplication
Arrays (3) another example of multiplication
Have kids create a ‘flashcard’ slideshow in KidPix. The
1st slide is the problem, the 2nd
is the problem with the answer. Check the answers before
you use these with other students! To make it more challenging,
set the timer for each slide in the slideshow.
In Kid Pix, students can use numbers and picture
stamps to write number sentences.
Facts: Web: MathCar
Racing (2-6) Tic
Tac Toe Squares (2-6) A+Math
(math facts, square roots, & rounding) Math
Baseball (2-6) ChangeMaker–
Figure out the correct change. Multiplication
KidPix: Practice cutting Kid Pix shapes in half with
the cut tool. Draw and illustrate fractions.
Fractions (Identify, Rename, Compare, Add, Subtract,
Multiply, Divide) Fresh
and Composite Numbers | Factors
Tips: Introducing Technology & Whole Class Demonstration
KidPix – estimate how many of 1 kind of stamp will fit
in a large circle or square. Try this on a daily basis
and soon students should be fairly accurate.
– Spin the spinner, roll the die and more. Estimation
(1) Create patterns or create
a pattern with an error. Or start a pattern for kids to
20 different objects and save. Have kids use Moving
Van or Grab Tool to sort them in some way and use typewriter
to label each group.
Kid Pix, play Barrier Games. Student creates a picture
using outlined shapes, large, medium, and small sizes,
placed in varying positions. Print. Color in shapes.
Students practice giving and following directions by
describing their picture for another student to create
on the computer, then comparing pictures.
Kid Pix create a picture using only the circle tool,
one color, or
using 3 circles, 4 squares, 1 triangle or
have each student add 1 item to a drawing. The picture
would be complete when all students have contributed.
Fibonacci sequences (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34,
55...) in the petals of daisies, iris, lilies and asters.
Count the rows on pinecones, pineapples and artichokes.
Document examples of these numbers by taking pictures
with the digital camera.
students take digital pictures
of familiar objects (a chair, the playground, a
box of markers). Print or import into KidPix or any
drawing program. If printed, laminate & use vis
a vis markers. If using the computer, make sure
they save as a file under their own name before doing
anything on the picture.
& trace specific geometric shapes.
directions: Find all the triangles. Label
the geometric solids in this building.
pictures with other buildings.
shape sewing cards by printing out on cardstock,
punching holes around the shapes.
for more intricate shapes such as pentagons or
in lines of symmetry.
a slideshow of shapes or circles in our world.
and measure the angles in the photos.
photos of kids and measure the angles in their knees
Kid Pix, draw a large shape and save. Kids can find
out how many rabbits (or fish, or suns, etc.) stamps
fit around the perimeter. They can record this on
a class list. Later, graph this info. OR stamp and
count how many fit inside the shape (area).
pairs of students to go on a walk through the school
to find examples of geometric shapes (circles, triangles,
parallel lines, obtuse angles, etc).
Find examples of patterns and series. Collect
images and create a slideshow or print for a book.
– Which one is different? Fun
Match – Concentration game at varying levels and difficulties.
Blocks: Fractions – A Java site to create cool fractions
and patterns (or tesselations).
Meets Poetry (6-12) What's
Your Favorite Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem? (9-10)
Tip: One Computer Classroom Scheduling Ideas
Word Problems: Shopping
for Presents (3-4)
Camera & KidPix/PowerPoint:
a series of pictures showing how to add a column of
numbers or extend a pattern or create a graph. Students
can use a "storyboard" to plan their pictures.
pictures and have students sequence them. Place
pictures in KidPix or Powerpoint and add students' voices
explaining the process of adding/patterning, etc.
can create problem stories with KidPix. Have them select
a background to print out and use as the ‘setting’ for
Kid Pix, set up a Math story problem, and let kids
use stamps or draw an illustration for the problem.
OR illustrate a problem and let them write or record
a matching problem. OR have one child illustrate a
problem and let a partner create a problem to go with
pictures to illustrate a story problem and its solution.
to be Square – Create more squares than the computer.
Activities – Wow! This site will keep kids busy for
Internet Math Challenge
has a new problem each week. Better for the higher grades.
The Math Forum also has Problems
of the Week divided up by levels.
Worksheets to Go and Worksheet
Generator (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication,
for Solutions (3-8) Design
a Dream Vacation (6-8) Franchise
Coaster Statistics (6-8) Hockey
Salary Calculator (9-12) Yellowstone
Caldera (9-12) Call
Me (analysis of 10-10 numbers) (9)
Tips: Student Helpers
digital pictures of your students' faces. Transfer
the pictures to a word document. Resize each picture
to about 1" square. Print on cardstock, cut out, laminate,
and add a piece of magnet to the back. Use
for graphing, survey, Venn diagrams. Label
points to teach kids about coordinate graphs.
In KidPix Deluxe, select the Brush. Flip through the
selections on the bottom of the screen till you find a
picture of a die. Select, click on screen. Each time you
click your mouse, the die will randomly change. Now, you
can use the line tool to create a 6 column graph, save.
Kids can record the "rolls" of the die.
a graph grid? Pull out the overhead projector and use
a grid you’ve put on a transparency with permanent marker
(in case any of your helpers help a little too much!).
You can shine this grid on your chalkboard/whiteboard
and write away.
a Graph | m&m’s
Graphing | Jan Brett: online
interactive hat graphing activity based on The
Hat (works in Internet Explorer).
World Data Graph Examples:
World Data for Graphing
Tips: Lab Ideas
Money, & Measurement
Time (K) Counting
Pennies, Nickels, and Dimes (1) Assign each student
to write and illustrate what they would be doing at a
particular time of the day. Assemble into a SlideShow
labeled 24 Hours in a Day.
instruction can be enhanced by the techie teacher
Math is such
a large part of the school day – and technology can
enhance what you’re already doing. If you haven’t already
thought of some of these activities, you might want
to try one or two tomorrow morning.
and Learning about Whole Numbers Several short articles
and student examples are shown here for teaching students
to count, subtract, multiply and more. Choose at least
one of the articles. How can technology help teach or
reinforce these levels of learning? Note: Some of them
include short movies of students counting and working
math problems. You may need to install
QuickTime on your computer to view them.
the Numbers: A new generation of math software that
really adds up. (Software reviews from 2000.)
ISTE's NETS Standards for Students Lesson
Plans and Units. ISTE, the International Society
for Technology in Education, created the NETS: National
Educational Technology Standards. You will find some
useful lesson plans here! Check out the Math ones.
Movies for Math Concepts
This professional development web site is devoted to
the demonstration and support of effective mathematics
teaching methods. Through the use of cataloged video
clips and related support materials, teachers can explore
specific math concepts at their own pace.