Thursday, August 2, 2012

SMART Board Resources Blog Hop

I'm joining with Margaret at Kinder Journey for her first time hosting a blog hop.

I've started a technology series focusing on test prep that I'm still working on that you can find {here}. For the blog hop, the resource I would like to share is The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives. I found this thanks to my wonderful colleague.

This site is broken down into the subject like algebra and geometry and by grade level.

For third graders, I usually start with the virtual manipulative page that shows addition and subtraction using base ten. I usually keep going to the next problem until it gets to double or triple digit. The problems get progressively harder as you go along.

For each problem you use the SMART board (or mouse) you move the cube down to make ten. When you make ten you can circle the ten cubes and it will turn into a rod (or click and draw a square around the cubes).  Make sure you go around ALL of the cubes to make ten or it won't work.
Now that it is turned into a rod, you can move it to the tens column and it will show the answer.

This site has nearly every kind of manipulative you can think of, as well as ways you've never thought of to teach a particular topic!

I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!

P.S. Am I breaking bloggy rules by posting twice in a day if I didn't post yesterday? :)


  1. Having just got my SMARTboard at the end of the school year, this linky party is timely. Looking forward to seeing everyone's ideas about using the SB. :)

    Classroom Capers

  2. That's great! I've never heard of The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives! What a wonderful resource! Thanks for linking up and sharing!

    Kinder Journey

  3. It looks very cool--and it looks a lot quieter than the real ones!


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