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Dec 062016
 

One of the most common questions we are asked is how our library of digital content supports the Common Core.  The easy answer is that our entire library has been aligned to the Common Core standards, so teachers can find resources related to each standard.  The more complex answer is that there are many pieces of content that can be used in flexible ways to support each individual standard, and it is up to teachers to choose the content that best supports their lesson and their students.

Here are five pieces of digital content a teacher might choose from StarrMatica’s library to support and enhance the teaching of: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.D.10 Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph.

30Create a Bar Graph

Students can create and print a bar graph of data they have collected.

 

 


animal-islandAnimal Island Bar Graph

Select Hard to help Molly read a bar graph. Choose Really Hard to help Molly answer questions about a bar graph.

 

 

32Create a Picture Graph

Students can create and print a picture graph of data they have collected.

 

bugsBugs in the System

Help the Cybersquad clean up the infection of nasty bugs by using the bugs to create a bar graph.

 

 

34The Data Bank

Students gather data, organize data, and display data while working for a business in this realistic game.

Nov 152016
 

One of the most common questions we are asked is how our library of digital content supports the Common Core.  The easy answer is that our entire library has been aligned to the Common Core standards, so teachers can find resources related to each standard.  The more complex answer is that there are many pieces of content that can be used in flexible ways to support each individual standard, and it is up to teachers to choose the content that best supports their lesson and their students.

Here are five pieces of digital content a teacher might choose from StarrMatica’s library to support and enhance the teaching of: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.MD.C.4 Measure volumes by counting unit cubes, using cubic cm, cubic in, cubic ft, and improvised units.

55

Volume Animation

Students learn the meaning of volume and how to calculate it with cubes and numbers.

 

 

56Volume Explorer

Students find the volume of a rectangular prism using cubes with the help of an animation.

 

 

57Surface Area and Volume

Students create a cube with a chosen width, depth, and height.  They can then reveal or hide its volume.

 

 

58Create With Cubes

Use this isometric drawing tool to create shapes with different volumes.

 

 

59Feeding in Volumes

Students use calculation to find the volume of food boxes for animals.

 

Oct 182016
 

One of the most common questions we are asked is how our library of digital content supports the Common Core.  The easy answer is that our entire library has been aligned to the Common Core standards, so teachers can find resources related to each standard.  The more complex answer is that there are many pieces of content that can be used in flexible ways to support each individual standard, and it is up to teachers to choose the content that best supports their lesson and their students.

Here are five pieces of digital content a teacher might choose from StarrMatica’s library to support and enhance the teaching of: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.OA.C.5 Generate a number or shape pattern that follows a given rule. Identify apparent features of the pattern that were not explicit in the rule itself. For example, given the rule “Add 3″ and the starting number 1, generate terms in the resulting sequence and observe that the terms appear to alternate between odd and even numbers. Explain informally why the numbers will continue to alternate in this way.

50Patterns Animation

Students learn how to find the core of a pattern and how to solve, shape, picture, symbol, and number patterns with this animated tutorial.

 

51Pattern Generator

Challenge yourself to complete each pattern of numbers or shapes.

 

52Number Patterns Tutorial

Students learn how to identify and extend a number pattern with an interactive tutorial.

 

53Mission 2110 Patterns

Students use their number pattern know-how to crack the Mission 2110 codes.

 

54Crack Hacker’s Safe

Help Digit open the safe by choosing the correct number, color and shape to continue the pattern.

Sep 202016
 

One of the most common questions we are asked is how our library of digital content supports the Common Core.  The easy answer is that our entire library has been aligned to the Common Core standards, so teachers can find resources related to each standard.  The more complex answer is that there are many pieces of content that can be used in flexible ways to support each individual standard, and it is up to teachers to choose the content that best supports their lesson and their students.

Here are five pieces of digital content a teacher might choose from StarrMatica’s library to support and enhance the teaching of: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.MD.B.3 Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks.

16Virtual Clock

Students can move the analog clock hands. Then show or reveal the digital time. AM and PM are demonstrated by the screen becoming darker and lighter with a sun and a moon moving across the screen.

 

17Time to the Nearest Hour

Time to the Nearest Half Hour

Students can watch these tutorials to learn to tell time to the nearest hour and half hour.

 

20Tick-Tock Analog Clock

Tick-Tock Analog Clock II

Students practice telling time to the nearest hour and half hour on an analog clock.

 

23Tick-Tock Digital Clock

Tick-Tock Digital Clock II

Students practice telling time to the nearest hour and half hour on a digital clock.

 

 

24Stop the Clock

Students race to match each digital and analog time as quickly as they can.

 

Aug 302016
 

One of the most common questions we are asked is how our library of digital content supports the Common Core.  The easy answer is that our entire library has been aligned to the Common Core standards, so teachers can find resources related to each standard.  The more complex answer is that there are many pieces of content that can be used in flexible ways to support each individual standard, and it is up to teachers to choose the content that best supports their lesson and their students.

Here are four pieces of digital content a teacher might choose from StarrMatica’s library to support and enhance the teaching of: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.C.6 Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies.

6Comparing Numbers

Students learn how to compare numbers and objects to learn to identify which is more than, greater than, less than, and equal to.

 

7Comparison Counting

Students learn to pair two groups of objects to comparison count.

 

8Who’s Hungry Comparing Treats

Students help feed pets by choosing the group of food that is more than less than, smaller than, larger than, or greater than.

 

9Who’s Hungry Comparing Treats II

Students help feed pets by choosing the correct symbol (<, >, =) to compare two groups of food.

 

 

May 102016
 

One of the most common questions we are asked is how our library of digital content supports the Common Core.  The easy answer is that our entire library has been aligned to the Common Core standards, so teachers can find resources related to each standard.  The more complex answer is that there are many pieces of content that can be used in flexible ways to support each individual standard, and it is up to teachers to choose the content that best supports their lesson and their students.

Here are five pieces of digital content a teacher might choose from StarrMatica’s library to support and enhance the teaching of: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.G.B.3 Understand that attributes belonging to a category of two-dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category. 

60Quadrilaterals Animation

Students learn the attributes of several shapes, and where they can be found in real life. They then learn how to categorize shapes as parallelograms and quadrilaterals with this animated tutorial.

 

61Shape Shifter

Share part of a shape with students and ask them to determine all of the categories and subcategories the shape would belong to based on the attribute shown.

 

 

62Carroll Diagram Shape Sort

Students sort shapes into a Carroll diagram based on their individual and shared attributes.

 

 

63Venn Diagram Shape Sort

Students choose a Venn diagram and then sort shapes into it based on their individual and shared attributes.

64

Flaming Cannonballs

Students use a cannon to short shapes according to a specific characteristic.  A higher order thinking question is asked at the end of each round to help the students draw a conclusion about the relationship between the two groups of shapes.

Apr 122016
 

One of the most common questions we are asked is how our library of digital content supports the Common Core.  The easy answer is that our entire library has been aligned to the Common Core standards, so teachers can find resources related to each standard.  The more complex answer is that there are many pieces of content that can be used in flexible ways to support each individual standard, and it is up to teachers to choose the content that best supports their lesson and their students.

Here are five pieces of digital content a teacher might choose from StarrMatica’s library to support and enhance the teaching of: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.OA.B.4 Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1-100. Recognize that a whole number is a multiple of each of its factors. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1-100 is a multiple of a given one-digit number. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1-100 is prime or composite.

45The Mystery of the Million Dollar Muffins

Students choose the ingredients marked with multiples of the number mentioned in the recipe for the item they are to bake

 

46The Bunratty Manor Mystery

Students use a magnifying glass to identify objects that are marked with number prints showing factors, multiples, the greatest common factor, or the least common multiple of the given number(s).

 

47The Factor Game

Students select a number and their opponent must find the factors. Then, they switch roles.  They can play against the computer or a friend.

 

48The Mystery of the Mixed Up Multiples

Students choose the cup marked with the number that does not belong with the rest of the group to uncover the hidden ball.

 

49Factor Trees

Students learn about prime factorization. Then, use what you have learned to replace missing photos in an album by completing factor trees.

Mar 152016
 

One of the most common questions we are asked is how our library of digital content supports the Common Core.  The easy answer is that our entire library has been aligned to the Common Core standards, so teachers can find resources related to each standard.  The more complex answer is that there are many pieces of content that can be used in flexible ways to support each individual standard, and it is up to teachers to choose the content that best supports their lesson and their students.

Here are five pieces of digital content a teacher might choose from StarrMatica’s library to support and enhance the teaching of: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.NBT.B.8 Mentally add 10 or 100 to a given number 100-900, and mentally subtract 10 or 100 from a given number 100-900.

252525Picking Apples

Help Farmers Wink and Blink pack apples to send to the farmer’s market by adding a group of ten or taking away a group of ten presented in a ten frame.

 

Hundreds Chart Hay Bales

Help Farmers Wink and Blink keep track of their hay bales so the animals have enough food for the winter by adding or subtracting 10 bales or 1 bale on the hundreds chart.

 

10 Less Shoot Out

Students kick the soccer ball that is labeled with the number that is 10 less than the given number.

 

28More Than the Octopus

Students choose the shell that is labeled with the number that is 10 more than the given number.

 

29100 Hunt

Students see how quickly they can add 10 to the target number.

 

Feb 112016
 

One of the most common questions we are asked is how our library of digital content supports the Common Core.  The easy answer is that our entire library has been aligned to the Common Core standards, so teachers can find resources related to each standard.  The more complex answer is that there are many pieces of content that can be used in flexible ways to support each individual standard, and it is up to teachers to choose the content that best supports their lesson and their students.

Here are five pieces of digital content a teacher might choose from StarrMatica’s library to support and enhance the teaching of: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.MD.A.2 Express the length of an object as a whole number of length units, by laying multiple copies of a shorter object (the length unit) end to end; understand that the length measurement of an object is the number of same-size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps. 

12How Tall

Students estimate and then measure how tall objects are with non-standard measuring tools.

 

13Estimate and Measure with Chef Pierre

Students estimate and measure the length of Chef Pierre’s pans using cinnamon rolls.

 

14How Big Are You?

Students estimate how many of a non-standard measuring tool it takes to measure a larger dinosaur. Then measure to check your estimate.

 

15Measuring Crystals

Students estimate and then measure crystals with non-standard measuring tools.

 

Read the following books with your students to explore non-standard measuring. In the first book, Several small worms use their varying lengths to measure the vegetables in a garden.  In the second book, three friends–Laura, Juan, and Sarah–compete in a sand castle building contest and measure their castles with spoons, shovels, and bare feet.

Inchworm and A Half  By: Elinor J. Pinczes

Super Sand Castle Saturday  By: Stuart J. Murphy

Jan 192016
 

One of the most common questions we are asked is how our library of digital content supports the Common Core.  The easy answer is that our entire library has been aligned to the Common Core standards, so teachers can find resources related to each standard.  The more complex answer is that there are many pieces of content that can be used in flexible ways to support each individual standard, and it is up to teachers to choose the content that best supports their lesson and their students.

Here are five pieces of digital content a teacher might choose from StarrMatica’s library to support and enhance the teaching of: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.5 Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.

1Counting Objects

Students learn how to count objects with this animated tutorial.

 

 

2Counters to Show Numbers

Use the objects as counters and arrange them in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration.  Or ask your students to choose an object and place a number from 1-20 of them on the mat.

 

 

3Animal Count

Students count the number of each identified animal in the picture and can immediately check their answers.

 

4Counting with Lecky

Students help Lecky catch a given number of balloons and can immediately check their answers.

 

5Counting Balloons

Students count the number of a given color of balloon as they float around the screen and can immediately check their answers.