Exploring Online Math Resources that Support the Common Core Standards

  1. Discuss Common Core Math Standards
  2. Identify how technology tools (apps and websites can support instruction and learning of math)
  3. Evaluate which resources are most appropriate for various levels of learners

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How fast is the world’s fastest train?
How many jelly beans would fill up a soccer ball?
In what year was the cell phone invented?
Questimate! (for iPad and iPad mini) has thousands of fascinating
questions for you to create, estimate, and share.
Fun and challenging for the whole family.
Questimate! will apply to Common Core math standards on measurement,
units, and orders of magnitude, such as 2.MD.3, 2.MD.8, 3.MD.2, 3.MD.6, 4.MD.2, 5.MD.4, 6.RP.3c, 6.RP.3d

Questimate! (Estimation, Ages 9+)

iTooch Math

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With more than 18,000 exercises, iTooch Elementary is a new and fun way of practicing and learning Math, Language Arts and Science for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th Graders. It is, by far, the largest collection of educational activities based on the US National Common
Core Standards on the App Store.
Used by more than 2,000,000 users, iTooch apps provide comprehensive learning solutions which help parents, teachers and students to identify and address learning needs in a fun and motivating way. (Also available for Language Arts!)

iTooch Math


Web Resources

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LearnZillion.com offers a free and growing set of Math and English Language resources for grades 2-12 that have been developed by expert teachers directly from the Common Core State Standards. LearnZillion’s premium participatory curriculum platform enables schools and districts to accelerate the successful implementation of the Common Core, augment the efficacy of their coaches, create classtime capacity to address differentiation needs, and build teacher leaders. (Users need to create an account of log in with google.)


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This site provides an extensive collection of free resources, math games, and hands-on math activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Our math printables are suitable for use in math centers, small group or whole class settings. Instructions for each activity are presented in large print on a task card in child-friendly language to enable students to work on tasks independently after a brief introduction to the task.


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Get the Math combines video and web interactivity to help middle and high school students develop algebraic thinking skills for solving real-world problems. Drawing on conventions of popular reality TV shows, video segments begin with profiles of young professionals, who then pose challenges connected to their jobs to two teams of teens. Viewers are encouraged to try the challenges themselves using interactive tools provided on the Get the Math website before returning to the video to see the teams’ solutions. Students can further explore the same, as well as extended, algebraic concepts through additional interactive challenges on the website. (Common Core alignments available via lesson overview under Teacher tab)


Additional Resources for Teachers



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The advent of the Common Core has heaped new pressures and concerns onto teachers' overstuffed plates, bringing educators everywhere close to the toppling point! BetterLesson and the NEA have teamed up to help. This summer, we partnered to create the NEA Master Teacher Project, a revolutionary effort to highlight and share the best teaching practices around the Common Core. Our new product, is designed to showcase the results of this audacious effort. (You need to create a free account.)

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Share My Lesson is a place where educators can come together to create and share their very best teaching resources. Developed by teachers for teachers, this free platform gives access to high-quality teaching resources and provides an online community where teachers can collaborate with, encourage and inspire each other. Share My Lesson has a significant resource bank for Common Core State Standards, covering all aspects of the standards, from advice and guides to help with dedicated resources that support the standards. (Teachers must create a free account)

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Studyjams has videos explaining a variety of math topics for students in grades 3-8. Although it is not aligned to Common Core, the site is appropriate for either introducing or for individual support to students.