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 Math Resources 
 STEM The information in this packet is meant to provide parents with more details about local STEM activities. You will find resources, summer programs and school activities available in Maryland, DC, and Virginia.
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Math Video Walkthroughs and Reinforcing Math Worksheets Based on the National Common Core State Standards and Singapore Methods.
For Teachers, Students, Parents and Home Schoolers, Grades 3-5.


National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Illuminations - From the NCTM Web site. A comprehensive organization of math investigations, lessons, tools, and resources


Math Archives, "Topics in Mathematics" - Dozens of basic and advanced math topics with links to related sites and lessons    


Education Place, "Brain Teasers" - Provided by Houghton Mifflin Company, this site contains a weekly word problem and solution for Grades 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8

 Figure This!

Figure This - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation. Go to "Math Index". The site provides puzzle-type applications in a variety of algebra, geometry, measurement, number, and statistics/probability subtopics, and includes answers. Each item features a note on where the math can be applied in the real world.

 The Math Forum

Math Forum at Drexel - Drexel University. A large site with a useful arithmetic/early mathematics link of activities and problems related to basic operations and other basic mathematical topics. Provides a vast selection of resources.


The parents page provides multiple strategies for teaching the times tables. Also includes games, flashcards, worksheets, other activities, and other resources. The site employs two instructional strategies - traditional and interactive/innovative techniques with pictures, rhymes, and stories.


Children’s Literature Related to Math Concepts Math. Find Books related to the math concepts your child is learning in school


 This second edition of Helping Your Child Learn Math is for parents of children in kindergarten through fifth grade. It has been revised to include a variety of activities that will help children learn and apply mathematical concepts the home, at the grocery store, while traveling, or just for the fun of it.

Reading Resources:


A parents' guide to understanding end of the year reading benchmarks.

This document provides information about reading targets and how they are reported on the standards-based report card

Gives a variety of information about the reading process

download brochures, browse resources.

ABCs of the Writing Process - Supported and funded by the Telus Learning Connection (Canada) and Canada's Schoolnet Grassroots Program. Elaborates on the five-step writing process (prewriting, writing, revising, editing, publishing). Each phase is clearly outlined with links to more sources on the Web


Helping Your Child Become a Reader - Fun activities parents can use to build children's language skills. Includes a reading checklist, typical language accomplishments for different age groups, book suggestions, and resources for children with reading problems or learning disabilities

 A Compact for Reading and School-Home Links - USDE project for K-3. Multiple topics in indicator form (e.g., "Knows the parts of a book and their functions") that provide activities that address each specific indicator
  Guide to Grammar and Writing, Capital Community College, Hartford, Conn. - This site contains an extensive collection of grammar, mechanics, language, usage, and writing topics, easily accessed by multiple indexes. This very comprehensive site addresses rules, examples, exercises, and quizzes


Read, Write, Now! Activities for Reading and Writing Fun - Produced by the U.S. Department of Education in collaboration with the International Reading Association and Reading is Fundamental. This site includes reading activities and reading lists for children through Gr. 6

Our mission is to transform boys into lifelong readers. We are an organization of parents, educators, librarians, mentors, authors, and booksellers. Periodically, we offer a workshop that helps educators, parents, and guardians to transform boys into lifelong readers. 


Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States.Their mission is to motivate young children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life. RIF's highest priority is reaching underserved children from birth to age 8 

  A bilingual site for families and educators of English language learners. This section was created just for parents and families to provide you with the information you need to help your child become a good reader and a successful student