So I went to a PD last week and it was for online Math resources for 8th grade. Well, the website that I want to share with you guys works for any subject or grade level, so long as you’re in Texas, that is.
Okay so right now, open up a new tab and go to www.texasgateway.org
- Click the blue Sign Up button on the top right
- Enter your Name, district info, and email
- I think you might have to go to your email and confirm the address, and then you’re good!
Once you’ve created your account, click on search at the top. On the left side there’s some boxes that you can check to narrow down your search to grade level and subject area. Select Math, and as long as you teach K-8, then what I want you to find will work for you!
You are going to be looking for the Interactive Math Glossary. Click the link, and on the right there’s a green plus sign that says “Add to list” do that and add it to your favorites. When you click on “Dashboard” at the top right later, it’ll be there waiting for you. You are going to have to click on the blue “Interactive Math Glossary” link that will open the glossary in a new tab. But once you’re there feel free to search around and click the list of words on the left.
I love, love, love the interactive glossary, because it has a definition, key characteristics, an example and a non-example. Sometimes there are even some quick videos put in there to help explain things (hence the interactive).
Have some fun with it, play around, and let your students know about it!