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Interactive Digital Math Activities for Distance Learning

This is a long post jam-packed with information on making math digital for 1 to 1 and blended learning classrooms. It has digital links to math activities in Google Slides, Forms and how to send these to students. In this post I show you how to send GOOGLE Slides and GOOGLE Forms to students, link you to updated math task cards that now have Google versions in their files, what the updated partner scavenger hunts look like on Google Slides and what solve 'n check! math tasks look like on Google Forms. I also link to my store's new GOOGLE math section and where you can find digital activities specifically for algebra.

This is a long post jam-packed with information on making math digital. It has links to digital math activities and how to send these to students who are distance learning. I also highlight some of the digital updated I have added to printable resources to meet the needs of distance learning.

Solving Equations Mix Match Activity - print & GOOGLE Slides
Solving equations mix-match

In the last few months, I've updated 100+ of my math activities to now also include links to interactive digital versions. Because the list is now so long, I also created a digital math bundles section in my tpt to make the resources easier to find. The vast majority of the digital resources there and in this post come in both print and digital within the same file so that you will be ready for distance or face-to-face learning. 

Slope 4 Ways Puzzle - print and digital

In this post I show you how to send GOOGLE Slides and GOOGLE Forms to students, link you to updated math task cards that now have digital versions in their files, what the updated partner scavenger hunts look like on Google Slides and what solve 'n check! math tasks look like on Google Forms. I also link to my store's digital math section and where you can find digital activities specifically for algebra.



1: Math Task Card Updates


It was long overdue that I updated all of my math tasks with digital links. This is something I should have done a ling time ago and am so happy to finally mark this giant task complete. 

multiplying polynomials tasks - print and digital

If you have any of my math task cards please check them for updates. My favorite thing about tpt is that all updates are always free and I am happy to say this includes all the Google updates I have recently added. 

percent change tasks - print and digital



2: Partner Scavenger Hunts


This is what the Google Slides version of a digital partner scavenger hunt looks like with the update. 


The printable versions are still in all of the files, and links have been added to the files for the online versions. Now all of my partner scavenger hunt math activities include links to interactive Google Slides versions.


How the new Google Slides versions work:



But wait, what IS a partner scavenger hunt?

Partner Scavenger Hunts were designed for pairs of students to work together but they can also be used as independent work. The nice thing about the activities is that they are self-checking either way.

Both partners place their start slips at 1 o'clock. They then solve their unique problems on that slip. Problems are different but answers are the same, encouraging lots of math conversations especially when their answers differ!

Once students arrive at a solution, they then place the slip with this solution on it into the next blank space and solve its problem.

The activity continues like this until all slips are placed. If all problems were solved correctly, the answer on the start slip will match the problem that was placed on the slip placed at 11 o'clock. Here is a video explaining how partner scavenger hunts work. You can see all of my Partner Scavenger hunts here:

PARTNER SCAVENGER HUNT MATH ACTIVITIES

(*If you already own any of these activities, please re-download to find the new Google Slides links.)



3: Solve 'n Check! Math Tasks


Every one of my Solve 'n Check math tasks is now also on Google Forms. The original files were updated with the new links so you'll still have the printable paper versions along with the new Google Forms.

I want to do my part to support your efforts in finding ways to send interactive math activities to your students from afar. So I have been building a library of Google math activities, which are all updates to existing printable math activities.    In this post I show what the updated partner scavenger hunts look like on Google Slides and solve 'n check! math tasks look like on Google Forms.

The added links inside will bring you to a Google Form that you can edit, although is good to go as is. When you are ready, click "SEND" in the top right corner to send the Form to students to complete the cards activity. You do not have to have a Google Classroom for this; you can send the Form to students via email. Above is what the form looks like from the teacher side. Below is what the form looks like to students. 

When you send the Form to students to complete their activity, they will first see this screen reminding them how solve 'n check cards work and to grab some  scrap paper and a pencil. They'll enter their name on the bottom and push "Next".

I want to do my part to support your efforts in finding ways to send interactive math activities to your students from afar. So I have been building a library of Google math activities, which are all updates to existing printable math activities.    In this post I show what the updated partner scavenger hunts look like on Google Slides and solve 'n check! math tasks look like on Google Forms.

What is a solve 'n check math task?

These cards are self-checking, even with the printable version. Students solve both equations on the card then check their answers with the check equation in the bottom right corner.

There are 20 cards in each solve 'n check activity. I also linked with the update a shorter activity of just the first 10 cards if you'd rather send that one to students. Students do their work on scrap paper and enter their answers in the two spaces provided.

At the end of the activity when students submit their answers, you can see them by toggling to the "Responses" tab on your form. You can see all of my updated Solve 'n Check math tasks here:




4: "Shop The!" Digital Activities


My family thought I was a little nuts carrying fruit and other food items into the basement to photograph. To be honest, I felt a little nuts! But I enjoyed taking the photos and creating a few "Shop the!" math activities to help students with percents.

Shop the Grocery Store! Digital Google Form math activities
Shop the grocery store! digital math activity

I also took photos of toys and other things around the house for a Shop the Thrift Store digital math activity.

Shop the thrift store! digital math activity



5: Digital Math Escape Rooms!


To meet the needs of distance learning and classrooms with technology, I have started making super-engaging digital math escape roomsEach is an answer-validated Google Form where students generate five 4-letter codes to open all locks. 

Digital Math Escape Rooms

All of the algebra digital escape rooms will be added to my Algebra Activities bundle w/ digital updates. 



6: Digital Algebra


Most of my algebra activities are now available in print and digital form in the same files. If you teach algebra or algebra 2, I have a couple discounted bundles of printable + digital activities and resources:

Algebra Activities Bundle with digital updates for distance learning

Algebra Activities Bundle w/ digital updates


Algebra 2 Bundle w/ digital updates



7: Sending Google Forms and Slides


If you have never sent Google activities to students, I wrote two posts that easily walk you through both processes:


How to send GOOGLE Slides


How to send GOOGLE Forms



8: Blended math activities - print + digital


It has been important to me to update my paper math activities with digital links so that you have what you need when you need it, no matter what school looks like. To date, I have updated over 100 math activities to now include interactive digital links. This way, you can keep using the same math activities, even online.

Parallel Lines Cut By a Transversal Poster - print and digital

The digital poster above is a Google update to my parallel lines cut by a transversal poster. You can use this digital version to teach students online or as a student practice activity. 


This slope sorting activity is a digital update to a paper activity that I have had on my site for a while.

Linear Equations Puzzle - print and digital

This linear equations puzzle comes in both print and digital in the same file. 


I updated this domain and range matching activity with a digital version on Google Slides. On each slide are 4 relations and and 5 slips to match. Once all are matched, students will have one slip left over. This ups the difficulty just a bit while also being mindful of those kids who are working at home alone.


As I figure out the best ways to update each print resource to include digital links, I will update the original files so that they will include both versions. 



9: Virtual word walls


I have updated all of my math word walls to now include both print and interactive digital versions. The digital word walls were built in Google Slides and can also be downloaded as PowerPoint files and still be interactive.


Here is the digital update to the 6th Grade Math Word Wall. The Slides are changing because I am using the mouse to click on each image from the home screen. You can add to the whiteboards on each slide to deliver instruction to your kids working online. Or, students can use as-is. All virtual word walls can be found here:



virtual math classroom decor

I also created a free pack of virtual math classroom decor to hang in your virtual classroom, if you have one. This "Why I Can Do Math" virtual bulletin board image is included as a way to boost student confidence. 



10: Digital Math Downloads


All of my digital math activities and word walls can be found here: 




4 comments:

  1. Thank you for sending this resource. I am working on building my online instruction and my 5th graders love it when I throw something different at them!

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  2. Thank you very much for this great resource!!!

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  3. Thank you very much for this great resource!!!

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