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Instructional Resources


Guided Math


 Math instruction at Frost is based on Guided Math.  It is a hands-on approach with focused warm-ups, problem solving daily, mini-lessons, small group instruction and math workstations.

Guided Math

 

Math at Home

Math is a part of all of our daily lives.  Parents can make math fun in multiple ways.  Expose your children to math in the car, at the store or at home.

Think Through Math

Students in 3rd-5th grades will have unlimited access to Think Through Math at home and school.  This program will provide differentiation according to each child’s needs and engages, inspires and motivates learners.  The program deepens students’ understanding of critical mathematical concepts, improves higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills and readies students for future learning.

 Think Through Math

 

STAAR Resources

 In order to prepare our math students for the rigor of STAAR, Frost utilizes EPSE to encourage problem-solving skills at a higher level of thinking.  The state of Texas now embeds processing skills in 75% of STAAR questions, thus the need for EPSE.

 EPSE

 Click here for other STAAR resources from the state.

Math Websites for All Kids

  1. www.AAAmath.com - Customized by grade level and topic, AAA Math features explanations of various mathematical topics, practice problems and fun, challenging games.
  2. www.coolmath.com - This fully interactive site and allows the user to sharpen basic math skills, play games and explore new math concepts.
  3. www.figurethis.org - Created by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, this site helps families enjoy mathematics outside school through a series of fun and engaging challenges.
  4. www.mathcats.com - Math Cats provides playful explorations of important math concepts through games, crafts and interactive projects. Includes a magic chalkboard and an art gallery.
  5. www.funbrain.com/numbers.html - This site includes 17 original games based on soccer, car racing and much more. Other games include Math Baseball, where a child can score runs with correct answers and Operation Order, where students can build pyramids with their knowledge of algebra.
  6. www.mathplayground.com - Action packed math site for elementary and middle school students featuring math games, math word problems, math worksheets, logic puzzles, and math fun!
  7. www.aplusmath.com - Interactive educational math activities for grades K-12. Includes math games, worksheets, flashcards and more.
  8. www.primarygames.com/math.php - Play free online math games for kids with our huge collection of learning games. Play educational math games like Skater Math, Pizza Party, What Time is It?
  9. www.ixl.com - Games and activities for students of all ages!
  10. www.kidsites.com/sites-edu/math.htm - More sites listed!

Balanced Literacy Approach

Literacy instruction at Frost Elementary is based on a Balance Literacy approach which includes guided reading and writing, shared reading and writing, independent reading and writing, literature discussion, interactive read aloud, and word study. We differentiate instruction to meet students’ individual literacy needs.

Home Reading

Students should read at home for a minimum of 20 minutes a day. We encourage kids to read daily to develop experiences that allow them to grow their network of knowledge, to improve listening skills, to build early literacy skills, and to improve academic performance. Read to find out more about why your child shouldn’t miss his 20 minutes of reading. - Benefits of Home Reading

Ideas for Building Literacy Skills at Home 

Phonemic Awareness

Phonics

Fluency

Comprehension K-2

Comprehension 3-5

Vocabulary

 

Istation Reading

3rd-5th grade students will have free and unlimited access to IStation Reading from school and home! This interactive computer-based reading program provides practice with fluency and comprehension and it maximizes students’ retention and academic success. Computer-adaptive assessments and curriculum present reading and writing in a fun, interactive way that motivates students to participate. Contact your child’s 3rd-5th grade teacher for login information.

STAAR Resources

We encourage students to use our campus developed STAAR Test-Taking strategies for reading assignments and assessments in grades 3-5.  STAAR Reading Test-Taking Strategies.

For STAAR resources from the state, visit http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar/

Helpful Websites

www.scholastic.com/teachers/student-activities

www.readingrockets.org

www.pbskids.org/games/reading

www.starfall.com

www.bookadventure.com

www.reading.ecb.org