Providing virtual mathematics instruction to students can be challenging. However, there are several resources available to support teachers, parents, and students who are teaching and learning in an environment outside of school, or learning in place. A few of them are outlined below.
Virginia Department of Education Resources
The Virginia Department of Education has organized many resources to support teachers, parents, and students while learning in place.
Below is a summary of resources that can be found on the VDOE’s COVID-19 Mathematics Resources webpage:
Mathematics Tracking Logs:
The SOL Mathematics Tracking Logs are a resource to aid teachers with identifying standards that were taught prior to the COVID-19 school closure in March 2020, and to “make decisions regarding when and how experience with new standards might occur moving forward” (VDOE, 2020). Each log has a space for teachers to check off standards that had already been taught prior to the closure, standards that were taught during the school closure, and standards that have not been taught. Mathematics Tracking Logs are available for all levels of math from Kindergarten through Mathematical Analysis.
Below are links to access the tracking logs:
Grades 6-8 Mathematics Tracking Logs
High School Math Tracking Logs
Online Resources:
The VDOE mathematics department has also created a list of online resources that are free for teachers, parents, and students to utilize. The table below is a sample of the resources listed. The complete list is available on the VDOE Mathematics Webpage.
Online Mathematics Resource |
Grades K-2 |
Grades 3-5 | Grades 6-8 |
Grades 9-12 |
GregTangMath – provides games, puzzles, and other resources for problem-solving and math centers. |
Yes |
Yes | No |
No |
CK-12 – Online textbook, adaptive practice, and video examples |
Yes |
Yes | Yes |
Yes |
Open Middle – presents mathematics problems that end with the same answer, but have multiple ways to approach and solve the problem. |
Yes |
Yes | Yes |
Yes |
PBS Learning Media – includes free interactives, videos, and lesson plans. The site also includes PreK-12 resources for emergency closings. |
Yes |
Yes | Yes |
Yes |
Khan Academy Math – provides free online lessons. |
Yes |
Yes | Yes |
Yes |
Would You Rather Math – prompts students to construct a mathematical argument for choosing between two or more options. |
Yes |
Yes | Yes |
Yes |
Additional Learning In Place Resources
The Hand2mind teach@home webpage provides daily mathematics lessons and activities for grades K-5 teachers and students. The following resources are available:
- Weekly lesson and activity schedules (for up to 12 weeks)
- Daily lessons by grade level
- Videos with teachers providing instruction on concepts
- Printable mathematics manipulatives
- Additional resources for parents
The Math Perspectives Developing Number Concepts webpage provides number sense activities that are easy to implement by both teachers and parents. The activities are separated into categories by concept:
Counting Activities:
Addition and Subtraction Activities:
Place Value Activities:
Comparing Quantities Activities:
Ten and Some More Activities:
Multiplication and Division Activities:
The National Center for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics has also created a series of interactive video lessons and teacher guides focused on elementary multiplication and fractions concepts. The 15-20 minute video lessons have accompanying suggested follow-up tasks.
In search of more mathematics activities? Additional mathematics instructional resources are available on the T-TAC ODU Mathematics page; just click the Instructional Resources tab.