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Elementary Teacher Resources, Issue #049 - SMath
July 22, 2010

SMath!

It isn’t very often that I find a website that I know from the first time I click on it that I will use it.


Today I discovered Where is the SMath? and it is just amazing, easy to use and, best of all, free!


This site takes the questions “Where is the Math?” and “Where is the Science?” about your curriculum and combines them both into SMath!


(If you say it really fast – it’s fun, too.)


Here are some fun examples of SMath…


Do you talk about composting with your kids? Do you want an easy visual for them?


Check out this page. It is all about how Sun Chips now has compostable bags and includes a video.


You can talk about: composting, environmental awareness, create a graph of how long it takes for the bag to “disappear”, compare the compostable bag to other bags… and much, much more.


There is even a comment section where you, or your students, can write comments on the discussion.


Ever wanted to know what “one million” looks like. Well, check this page out! It has wonderful visuals for different sizes – including 1,000,000,000.


It also has a free newsletter that you can sign up for.


I am planning to use this site as part of my science calendar and math journal time to help correlate the two.


I feel like Primary teachers can have the children brainstorm lists about each photo or video while Intermediate teachers can have the children “Find the Math” and “Find the Science” on their own.


I hope that you take a few minutes to check out http://www.whereisthesmath.com

Have a great summer!


Check out my podcasts on my podcast blog. They are fun and helpful!

I hope that you have enjoyed this newsletter. Please feel free to email it to friends and family who are teachers or homeschool moms!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

See you next month!







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