Number Corner Resource & Tech Links – Grade 5

The following resources extend beyond the current Bridges program and complement specific months of Number Corner. These resources may be used to provide students additional challenge or support or teachers may decide to share some of them with families so students can review content at home.

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September

Link Session Type Math Topic Notes
XtraMath - free, web-based, math fact fluency program. Sept-June
Fact Fluency
Support Activities
Program Fact Fluency Program includes addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Student accounts can be accessed from computers at home or school. Progress reports available. Could be used with Fact Fluency & Support Activities.
Geometry Transformations - cartoon host invites players to move shapes in sequence of steps intended to review translation, rotation, and reflection. Calendar Grid Activity Geometry - Transformations  
TranStar - reflect, rotate, and translate in order to move a shape through outer space. Calendar Grid Game Geometry - Transformations Bridges Blog review.
Flip-n-Slide - players build a transformation--a series of slides, turns, and flips--that will allow them to capture the most insects. Calendar Grid Game Geometry - Transformations Use "guest pass" to enter game list & play against the computer. Students need instructional support to get started. Bridges Blog review.
Reflections with Kat - a 7th grader gives a brief tutorial on how to make a reflection on a coordinate grid. Calendar Grid Video Geometry - Transformations Bridges Blog review.
Transformation Handprints - students make handprint posters to demonstrate rotation, reflection, and translation. Calendar Grid Activity Geometry - Transformations Contribution from a teacher.
Mental Maths - save world from robots by solving addition, subtraction, division, multiplication & more with mental math. Computational Fluency Game Mental Math - Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division Mental math strategies are suggested. Includes questions on perimeter and other assorted concepts.

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October

Link Session Type Math Topic Notes
Looking for the Top Quark! - hide six quarks on a grid and try to find your opponent's hidden quarks. Computational Fluency Game Coordinate Grids Bridges Blog review.
Maze Game - move a robot through a mine field to a target by specifying coordinates. Uses 4 quandrants. Computational Fluency Game

Coordinate Grids

Students need instructional support to get started. Try Simple Maze Game to work with only one quadrant.
Billy Bug & His Quest for Grub - help the bug to locate his food on a coordinate grid. Computational Fluency Game Coordinate Grids Simple game. Good practice with coordinates.
The Jeweller of Memphis - collect materials for making jewelry in Ancient Egypt by searching a map with coordinate grids. Computational Fluency Game Coordinate Grids Short tutorial at the bottom of the page gives map reading instructions.
The Fly on the Ceiling - humorous story of Rene' Descartes' invention of the Cartesian coordinate system. Computational Fluency Book Coordinate Grids Don't let the "Step into Reading" designation discourage you. This is a quick, humorous introduction to the history of the coordinate system.
2D Shapes with Dick & Dom - explore a castle to find the perfect potion bottle by recognizing various 2D shapes. Calendar Grid Game Geometry - 2D Shapes Reviews geometric vocabulary including: equilateral triangle, parallelogram, similar shapes, perimeter, trapezoid & hexagon.

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November

Link Session Type Math Topic Notes
Order & Compare Fractions with Dick & Dom - cross the bridge and get past a witch by ordering & comparing fractions. Calendar Grid Game Fractions - Order & Compare Offended by terms like "poo?" Avoid this game. Like Monty-Pythonesque shows? Visit all the Dick & Dom BBC Maths games.
Fraction Tracks - 2 player game in which students race from 0-1 by moving across a series of tracks marked with different fractions. Calendar Grid Game Fractions Add, compare, and find equivalent fractions.
Dirt Bike Tug Team - compare fractions faster than your opponent (another student or the computer) to pull your dirt bike in a tug-o-war. Calendar Grid Game Fractions - Compare  
Bamzooki Place Value Headings - variety of challenges in which players multiply and divide by 10 and multiples of 10. Computational Fluency Game Multiplication & Division First activity is an easy review of place value. Later activities require multiplication & division by multiples of 10.

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December

Link Session Type Math Topic Notes
Chasing Vermeer - sixth grade students set out to decipher a crime using pentomino clues. Calendar Grid Book Pentominoes On the Scholastic website, access hints and solutions for the book's puzzles. Also, watch a Chasing Vermeer booktalk, learn more about the artist, Johannes Vermeer, and choose from several games and activities including an online pentominoes game.

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January

Link Session Type Math Topic Notes
Building Houses with Side Views - view plans for a structure from top, front, and right views. Calendar Grid Activity Geometry Natural extension to build on the Calendar Grid activity.
Point Out the View - Cyberchase game in which the player builds each character's view of a structure. Calendar Grid Game Geometry Another natural extension to the Calendar Grid.

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February

Link Session Type Math Topic Notes
Decimals with Dick & Dom - watch a humorous video and find the biggest decimal in this game from BBC Maths. Calendar Grid Game Decimals, Fractions & Percents To help Dick & Dom, players must add and order decimals, convert grams to kilograms, convert percents and fractions to decimals, and find the biggest decimal.
Matching Fractions Decimals Percentages - matching game in which players try to find two cards with the same value. Calendar Grid Game Decimals, Fractions & Percents Excellent but simple matching game.

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March

Link Session Type Math Topic Notes
Elapsed Time - given a starting and ending time, determine elapsed time. 3 levels of difficulty. Calendar Collector Activity Elapsed Time Students need instructional support to get started. Also try Elapsed Time Two in which players are given the starting time and the elapsed time and asked to find the end time.
Time - use analog & digital time to earn bio-rods in this futuristic mission. Calendar Collector Game Time Missions range from simple analog to digital time conversions and finding time equivalents (hours, days, years) to more complex calculations with elapsed time. Fairly simple game.
One Riddle, One Answer - a princess will marry the suitor who correctly answers her riddle. Problem Solving Book Number Riddles Optional number riddle read aloud. Look for this out-of-print title in your library.
Decimals with Dick & Dom - watch a humorous video and find the biggest decimal in this game from BBC Maths. Computational Fluency Game Decimals, Fractions & Percents To help Dick & Dom, players must add and order decimals, convert grams to kilograms, convert percents and fractions to decimals, and find the biggest decimal.
Numberline App - player drags fractions, percents, and decimals into the correct order on a 0-1 numberline. Computational Fluency Game - iApp Fractions & Decimals Free app for the iPhone and iPod touch.
Fraction Factory - order fractions and decimals on a numberline. Computational Fluency Game - iApp Fractions & Decimals Free app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Freddy Fraction - guide an alien home by recognizing equivalence among fractions, decimals, and percents. Computational Fluency Game - iApp Fractions, Decimals, Percents Free app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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April

Link Session Type Math Topic Notes
Fraction Cafe - explore fractions as you cut, add toppings, and serve pizzas. Computational Fluency Game Fractions Site includes advertisements. Players are asked to calculate amount of leftovers using first improper and then proper fractions.

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May/June

Link Session Type Math Topic Notes
Alien Angles - position a ray to estimate different angles in order to rescue lost space aliens. Calendar Grid Game Geometry - Angles  
Angles - conduct a variety of missions using knowledge of angles to control & defeat Roboidz. Calendar Grid Game Geometry - Angles Measure various angles including angles of triangles. Correctly identify angles by: acute, right, obtuse, reflex.
Geometry Transformations - cartoon host invites players to move shapes in sequence of steps intended to review translation, rotation, and reflection. Calendar Collector Activity Geometry - Transformations  
TranStar - reflect, rotate, and translate in order to move a shape through outer space. Calendar Collector Game Geometry - Transformations Bridges Blog review.
Flip-n-Slide - players build a transformation--a series of slides, turns, and flips--that will allow them to capture the most insects. Calendar Collector Game Geometry - Transformations Use "guest pass" to enter game list & play against the computer. Students need instructional support to get started. Bridges Blog review.
Reflections with Kat - a 7th grader gives a brief tutorial on how to make a reflection on a coordinate grid. Calendar Collector Video Geometry - Transformations Bridges Blog review.
Transformation Handprints - students make handprint posters to demonstrate rotation, reflection, and translation. Calendar Collector Activity Geometry - Transformations Contribution from a teacher.