Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Numbers

While looking for something else today for a teacher 
I stumbled across the GREATEST math website, 

I love this site for so many reasons. 
Here are a few: 

1. Their motto is:
Driven by Pedagogy, Supported by Technology 
(and not vice versa)

2. The site is FREE.  

3. Instead of just focusing on memorization of facts, 
it focuses on students building a strong math foundation. 
And if they make a mistake? 
Students will be supported with visuals, animations, and targeted feedback.  

4. Did I mention that the site is FREE? 

5. Happy Numbers adjusts the learning experience based on student ability
 and allows teachers to differentiate instruction in a super easy way! 
Students are given immediate feedback and support tailored 
specifically to any errors they make during the exercises. 
Then they analyze student errors to adjust the 
number of exercises needed to demonstrate mastery of a given task. 
As result, every student in your class will be moving at his own pace 
and will receive as much practice as he needs to be confident in each skill. 
This targeted feedback and individualized pacing 
makes it easy for teachers to manage students working on different activities, 
since these features foster independence. 
Teachers can also differentiate by assigning students different topics based on ability.

6. Happy Numbers works on iDevices, with interactive whiteboards, and with PC's. 
You can display the activities for whole-group instruction and modeling,
or use as an easy and effective small-group center 
or have students work individually on their iDevices!

7. Did you notice that I said it's TOTALLY free? 

8. It's super easy to set up your class and then assign topics to 
the whole group or to individual students. 
Reports of student activity are easy to access and interpret. 

There are over 175 different activities and they are adding more all the time!
They are divided into the following categories: 
  • Numeration 1-10
  • Plus & Minus up to 5
  • Plus & Minus up to 10 (Part 1)
  • Plus & Minus up to 10 (Part 2)
  • Numeration 11-20
  • Plus & Minus 11-20 (Part 1)
  • Plus & Minus 11-20 (Part 2)
  • Counting by 10's
  • Numeration 21-100
  • Plus & Minus to 100 (Coming Soon)
  • Order of Operations (Coming Soon)
  • Solving for X (Coming Soon)
  • Column Addition (Experimental Version)
  • Column Subtraction (Experimental Version)
  • Equal Groups and Sharing (Coming Soon)
  • Multiplication Facts (Coming Soon)

Here are a few of my favorites: 


  1. This is awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing!! I'm going to sign up now!

    Smiles from Second Grade

  2. Wow, that looks like a great site! Thanks for sharing! :)

    First Grade Garden

  3. Thanks so much for sharing. I'm going to try it out with my class.




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