New Product: Mentoring Minds ThinkUp! Math for TEKS

Do you need a product to support student mastery of the TEKS for math? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Mentoring Minds ThinkUp! Math.

Mentoring Minds ThinkUp! Math is a comprehensive mathematics product that supports TEKS-based instruction in grades 1 through 8. Content is available in print with an online pre-assessment. ThinkUp! Math is designed to help students develop critical thinking skills and connect math to real world situations.  The material  also supports instruction in the 9 Traits of Critical Thinking™ as defined by Mentoring Minds.

New Product Review: Investigations 3

Are your elementary mathematics teachers looking for a multi-faceted product? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Savvas’s Investigations 3.

Savvas’s Investigations 3 is a set of comprehensive mathematics materials for students in grades K-5. Materials are available in print or digital formats. This inquiry-based program is designed to help students make sense of mathematical ideas.  Lessons focus on developing mathematical thinking, computational fluency, and mathematical reasoning.

New Product Review: TeachTransform Master Fractions

Learning List has reviewed TeachTransform’s Master Fractions. This is a supplemental product that supports mathematics instruction in grades 2-5. Resources are available in print format and are designed for teachers. The text’s blackline masters must be copied for student use. Instruction focuses solely on fractions; other math content is not addressed. At each grade level, Master Fractions provides a variety of activities that help students develop the conceptual understanding needed to master the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) related to fractions.

At each grade level, Master Fractions is organized in sections, or units, made up of lessons that address specific concepts related to fractions. For example, at grade 4, sections address (1) representing and iterating fractions, (2) equivalent fractions, (3) comparing fractions, and (4) adding and subtracting fractions. Instruction emphasizes the use of visual models and simple manipulatives. Content is presented simply in black and white print and is designed for teacher use. [Read more…]

New Product Review: Amazon TenMarks Math

Amazon’s TenMarks Math is a comprehensive online product that supports mathematics instruction in grades K-12. Content addresses the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the California CCSS. TenMarks Math includes interactive whiteboard (IWB) lessons, inquiry-based learning games (i.e., “Labs”), practice assignments, and short video tutorials on specific concepts. Learning List recently reviewed of materials for kindergarten. [Read more…]