Online Field Trip Comprised of

The “Figure This: Math Challenges for Families” website, was a simple, bilingual website, that provided challenges and resources for families to work with together. The website employed cartoon characters, annotated solutions and real world applications to make mathematics attractive for the entire family. A challenge index and math index, juxtaposed the challenge with the relevant math concept.

The final website visited was the “Circle 21” website. This website made use of a series of overlapping circles to engage logic and addition skills. The site was not very colorful, and provided moderate explanation of the approach being used for the teaching of math. There were links to the number and operation standards for grades three to five, help to play the “game,” and assistance to parents or teachers.

References

Eather J. (2010). A maths dictionary for kids. Retrieved August, 2010, from http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/dictionary.html

Figure this: Math challenges for families. (2004). Retrieved August, 2010, from http://www.figurethis.org/index.html

Illuminations: Resources for teaching math. (2010). Retrieved August, 2010, from http://illuminations.nctm.org

Make every circle add up to 21. (2010). Retrieved August, 2010, from http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_188_g_2_t_1.html?open=teacher&from=vlibrary.html

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (2010). Retrieved August, 2010, from http://www.nctm.org.

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