Math

Splash Learn

General Overview

Splash Learn is an online mathematic platform for children. The site hosts math concepts for preschool aged children all the way through fifth grade. Students can find games, worksheets, courses, and online tutoring. Math topics include counting, numbers, number sense, measurement, addition, subtraction, and geometry. On this site, children can use practical math skills while playing games, this can be in the form of counting dots, adding animals, and identifying objects by their color. Splash Learn makes abstract math concepts easy to follow in an enjoyable presentation. Membership is free, parents will just need to establish the account for their children.

Authentic Learning Experienced

Math is a skill that is used in our daily lives. Splash Learn helps children with their foundational mathematic skills. Children will learn how to count, add, and subtract; these skills will be useful throughout their education, career, and daily life. While on this site, children will also practice basic geometry, shape recognition. Learning about shapes helps children identify and organize visual information, understand spatial relationships, and will help them to build their problem-solving skills (sorting shapes). As children go through each lesson, they use helpful thinking skills identifying and sorting objects, quantifying, and comparing. Children can pick out the games that they would like to work on, this allows them to direct their own learning.

Developmentally Appropriate Practices

Early mathematic skills are exceedingly important for young children, learning basic number sense is the first math skill that children need to move forward with mathematics; it is the foundation for all future math skills.  Number recognition, one-to-one correspondence, comparisons, patterns, shapes (geometry), addition, and subtraction are all within the realm of developmentally appropriate practices for preschool children. Individually, Splash Learn separates each mathematic skill by category, allowing children to spend extra time on the concepts that are more difficult to them or individually interesting.

Teaching Strategies Gold Objectives

Cognitive

11. Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

            a. Attends and engages

            b. Persists

            c. Solves Problems

14. Uses symbols and images to represent something not present

            a. Things symbolically

Mathematics

20. Uses number concepts and operations

            a. Counts

            b. Quantifies

            c. Connects numerals with their quantities

21. Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes

            a. Understands spatial relationships

            b. Understands shapes

22. Compares and measures

23. Demonstrates knowledge of patterns

Science and Technology

28. Uses tools and other technology to perform tasks

Unusual Measurements

Compares and Measures