Monday, January 21, 2013

Ten Marks

A four day week awaits! I hope you are enjoying your MLK day.
I'm sharing with you today a fabulous math resource I use with my students called TenMarks.
If you haven't heard of this, it is a free online program that can be customized by teachers for their class based on math standards and lessons you teach. There is an option for premium features, but I just signed up for a basic account. The great thing about it is students can review or reinforce math concepts at home too. Teachers can even assign lessons as homework.



To get started sign up for an account and then you can customize assignments to meet your class needs.

Here's a screen snapshot of my most recent assignments I set up:


 I love  the "Hints" and "Video" feature options. As students practice each problem the option to get hints and view a reteach video is available.


Video example:


Report features are available for each student. You can see the time spent on each task, the number of hints a student used, and if videos were viewed.

Are there supplemental math resources you can't live without in your classroom?
Leave a comment and share!

~Denise


10 comments:

  1. I have actually played around with this site before. It is a pretty amazing resource- FOR SURE!
    Thanks for reminding me to go and use it again. :)
    An Educator's Life

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    1. Isn't that so true? It never fails that I can forget about great resources unless they stare me right in the face.

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  2. This looks awesome! We used to have Study Island, which I loved. I won't get my hopes up that it can compete with a paid site like that, but it looks like a great cost effective alternative. I'll give it a try and hopefully have it set up and introduced to my class by February vacation.

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    1. My school also utilizes Study Island, so I just use the free resources through Ten Marks (althought they have premium paid features similar to how Spelling City works).

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  3. Hi Denise!
    I love TenMarks :) I'm currently using it with my 4th graders. I've incorporated it into the school day through math stations and part of their homework is to complete one assignment at home for the week. I love the tutorial feature and the option for differentiation (TenMarks allows you up to 3 tracks other than your grade level!)

    --jen

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    1. Jen,
      I too like the ability to add tracks/classes. For my challenge group I put them in to a whole other grade level.

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  4. I'm learning to use TenMarks, also. It's an amazing resource! Pat

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  5. Pat,
    Technology has sure changed the way of teaching. I think back to my first years of teaching, when technology the way it is now was not even on the radar. Thanks for stopping by All Things Upper Elementary.

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  6. So glad you posted about TenMarks! It is on my list to explore, and you just reminded me why I need to move it to the top of my to-do list!

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