Glencoe manipulatives has many manipulatives, which can be sorted by grade and topics. The spinner is a common manipulative I use. You can spin 10 times in one click and the summary chart shows the amount of times the spinner lands on a number, but also the percent in relation to the other numbers. This is a tool that can be used throughout all of grades 4-6.
LearnAlberta has many resources, and here is a highlight of one spatial reasoning application. The ability to analyze different views of a cluster of blocks can be difficult, so ample practice is helpful. Students are able to work at their own pace throughout these questions, and are working with many visuals, not only blocks.
This activity plays like a scavenger hunt. Students have to code the directions to get the frog to the pond. The directions can be around 90 degree increments, or 15 degree increments. There can also be a clear field, or roadblocks that students have to code around and the course is constantly changing.
mPower is an interactive online based math program. It was developed and is aligned to connect with the Ontario curriculum, which I think is always a nice feature. It is a resource that is known to “build problem solving, critical thinking and math skills” and gives them an engaging game experience.
This website has 1 hour tutorials of different coding activities to support STEM learning and computer science. There is a ‘beginner’ level or ‘comfortable’ for students to choose from. The website is split up so that you can select based on your grade or interests, for example, popular movies. Almost all games involve mathematical thinking.
Estimation 180 is a website that promotes building number sense. I use this resource in my classroom at least once a week to get students to discuss what a reasonable answer is. We talk about ‘too high’ of an answer and ‘too low’. Each question shows math in a real life context, for example estimating how many almonds are in the cup
The University of Waterloo has a really cool website and email option, in which teachers subscribe and they are given weekly “problems” for students to solve. Problem of the Week is geared towards students from Grade 3-8 and feature different strands of Math. The website keeps all the old problems, so if you miss one in your email, you can always go to the website and check them out. Or if you are looking for a specific type of problem (something for 3D Geometry for example), you can find it on the website.
I use this resource as a large group math game with my students. I will often choose a number, write it on a piece of paper and hide it. Students will have turns coming up to the Smartboard and will ask questions such as, “does your number have a 2 in it?” with a yes or no response, students will have to “splat” the numbers my number isn’t or is. I love that this game can be adapted to any student level since the questions asked can vary. Such as “is it more than…less than?”, “is it a multiple of 3?” etc.
This website provides pictures and math questions that can start conversations about math at home or at school. Being able to speak with family at home about math is an important tool to help students grow. While many adults have anxiety about helping students with math, showing children that thinking out loud about a concept, and trying out ideas which may prove to be wrong is okay and actually helpful in gaining a deeper understanding in mathematics.
Youcubed is an online math resource that is constantly recommended from junior teachers. Many teachers use the apps & games throughout the year, and the Week of Inspirational Math during the first weeks of school. The resources from this page really encourage deeper thinking in mathematics, looking for patterns, and realistic, reptitive practice of math concepts.