# Math at JJIS

**Math Specialist, Bette Leisten e-mail: bleisten@colchesterct.org**

**Math Teacher, Patty Tedford ****e-mail: ptedf511****@colchesterct.org**

**Math Teacher, Julie Putnam e-mail: jputn408@colchesterct.org**

**SUMMER MATH IS HERE!**

**Summer Break Math Challenge:** Greg Tang’s summer break math challenge is here!

Commissioner's Summer Math Challenge Information

Message to Grades 1-8 Parents and Students

Math Log

Grade 3 - Math Calendar

Grade 4 - Math Calendar

Grade 5 - Math Calendar

**Dear Parents/Guardians**:** Please read the Newsletter About JJIS Math here!**

** 6/3/16: Fastt Math is Available for Tablets here!**

**LEARN EUREKA MATH WITH JJIS STUDENTS!** Watch these videos to see students solving and explaining their math application problems. Just watching will make you smarter! View the Links to videos of kids doing their math work! Click on the links below:

** Parent Guides to our Math Modules**

## Math Modules created to give parents and students a better understanding of the math concepts found in Eureka Math.

** ** 9/9/16**: **Math Module 1: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

10/17/16: Math Module 2: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

12/19/16: Math Module 3: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

03/22/17: Math Module 4: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

03/22/17: Math Module 5: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

03/22/17: Math Module 6: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

## The JJIS math lab provides students with opportunities to practice math and learn at their own pace. We use many online programs that can also be accessed from home if your child would like to work on math!

**Kakooma (new!)**

**Deep Sea Dual (new!)**

Figure This Challenges from NCTM

**Cool Math** Skills lessons and activities

**Fun Brain** Skills games (for practice, not teaching the concepts)

__Learn Zillion:__ A website that has video lessons to help parents and students understand math concepts or how math concepts are being taught. Videos are often appropriate for students to watch as well. Search for your grade-level and topic on the left or input a video quick code. Example: If you want to learn how to plot a unit fraction on a number line input this quick code: LZ1727

__NCTM Illuminations__ (interactives) Lessons, interactive activities and resources for teachers and parents. Scroll over to the right to choose interactives that are appropriate for a certain grade level.

__National Library of Virtual Manipulatives__ Concept building activities. These require some instruction for students using it (help found in upper right of each activity) but really help students understand how math works!

**Apps for iPads/iPhones**

**Deep Sea Flow**

Sushi Monster- A Scholastic app for math fact fluency, increase speed and accuracy as you feed sushi to the monster!

**Meteor Math**- Practice fluency for all four operations.

**Pizza Fractions**- A simple visually-based __introduction__ to fractions.

**Divisibility Dash**- Practice recognizing multiples of a number and applying divisibility tests.

**Madagascar Math**- Solve mathematical problems to free the Zoosters!

**Hands On Equations 1:**

__Hands On Equations 2: __

**Let's Play**** Games!**

Blockus, The Allowance Game, Shut the Box, Yatzee, Gobble It, Set, Q-Bitz, and Backgammon. These games should be played over and over so kids begin to see patterns, build understanding, and develop strategies over time.