Teachers will explore and identify the use of virtual manipulatives and teacher tools including Math Toolkit pieces, Exploratories, Boxer Math resources, Virtual Flashcards, and Handbooks.

Math Toolkit

There are math toolkits available in both the students' and teachers' login screens. Each is viewed slightly differently, but contains exactly the same virtual manipulatives. The students can view their own math toolkit by clicking the icon on the left of their launch screen with a picture of a screwdriver and wrench and then the MATH button in the window that opens. The teachers can view their math toolkit by clicking on CONTENT and RESOURCES, then looking in the center section of the window for the words "Math Toolkit". The student's math toolkit has pictures that identify each different manipulative. The teacher's math toolkit lists the manipulatives by name. Every tool in the math toolkit, except Algebra Tiles, has a tutorial and can be printed.

The following virtual manipulatives are available in the Math Toolkits.

Algebra Tiles

Base Ten Blocks

Calculator

Coordinate Graphing Tool

Counters

Data Representation Tool

Fraction Tool

Geoboard Tool

Number Line Tool

Probability Tool

Solid Shaper Tool

Transformation Tool

With many classrooms in our district using the model classroom equipment, it would be very easy to use the Math Toolkit manipulatives to lead the students while they use real manipulatives. They would be great for modeling how to use them so students can use them while they work their activities during their math center time.

Exploratories

Math exploratories are additional great teaching tools that is available within CompassLearning Math. You can find a list below. List of available Math Exploraties in PDF

More tools that are available, yet not obvious, are virtual math flashcards that come with their own timer. The math flash cards can be as simple as ones for basic addition and subtraction facts. They can be as challenging as dividing a number by a 3-digit number or multiplying two numbers containing decimals. They are not as easy to find as the Math Toolkit. Each does have an activity number. They can be found using the teacher login.To Find the Math Flashcards...

Click on CURRICULUM INDEX from the drop-down menu.

Select Math from the SUBJECT menu. (You may also click to select a grade level, but it is optional.)

In the Search box on the right, type "flash cards".

Click the Arrow button to search.

A list of activities that function as digital flash cards will appear on the screen. If you have the model classroom equipment, you could use it during transitions, as reviews, or for warm-ups. The more students correctly practice their math facts, the more they become second nature and the less they have to struggle to know them.

Teachers will create lesson plans that take advantage of the Math Tools available in CompassLearning Math and are designed to be used in a small math group setting.

CompassLearning - Small Group Use and Teacher ToolsCompass Math - Plain and Simple (Timeline and Checklist) Updated 5-17-11
Math Tools
Math Toolkit
Exploratories
Boxer Math/Tutorials
Virtual Flashcards
Handbooks
Small Math Group Instruction
Teacher-Created Small Group Lesson Plans
Mathematical Processes
Number and Operations
Algebra
Geometry and Measurement
Data, Probability, and Statistics
Reports and Student Data for Teachers

## Table of Contents

## Math Tools

Teachers will explore and identify the use of virtual manipulatives and teacher tools including Math Toolkit pieces, Exploratories, Boxer Math resources, Virtual Flashcards, and Handbooks.## Math Toolkit

There are math toolkits available in both the students' and teachers' login screens. Each is viewed slightly differently, but contains exactly the same virtual manipulatives. The students can view their own math toolkit by clicking the icon on the left of their launch screen with a picture of a screwdriver and wrench and then the MATH button in the window that opens. The teachers can view their math toolkit by clicking on CONTENT and RESOURCES, then looking in the center section of the window for the words "Math Toolkit". The student's math toolkit has pictures that identify each different manipulative. The teacher's math toolkit lists the manipulatives by name. Every tool in the math toolkit, except Algebra Tiles, has a tutorial and can be printed.

The following virtual manipulatives are available in the Math Toolkits.

With many classrooms in our district using the model classroom equipment, it would be very easy to use the Math Toolkit manipulatives to lead the students while they use real manipulatives. They would be great for modeling how to use them so students can use them while they work their activities during their math center time.

## Exploratories

## Boxer Math/Tutorials

View the document now below.

## Virtual Flashcards

To Find the Math Flashcards...## Handbooks

View the document now below.

## Small Math Group Instruction

Teachers will create lesson plans that take advantage of the Math Tools available in CompassLearning Math and are designed to be used in a small math group setting.## Teacher-Created Small Group Lesson Plans

## Mathematical Processes

Modeling Numbers to 100

Modeling Numbers to 25

## Number and Operations

Boxer Math

Math Toolkit

3B011

Number Line

MathToolkit

Flashcards

BaseTen

3B005

Boxer Math

Exploratory

4B003 with printed Work Along

40926

Flash Cards

4B039

## Algebra

## Geometry and Measurement

Boxer Math

5B055

5B056

## Data, Probability, and Statistics

## Reports and Student Data for Teachers

Teachers will learn best practices and reports for monitoring student progress and usage of time in CompassLearning Math stations.