PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia is a website with instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos and interactives perfect for the Interactive Whiteboard, plus audio and photos, and even in-depth lesson plans. You can search, save, and share with ease. Best of all, PBS LearningMedia is FREE for educators!

I like the options to search by keywords, grade level, subject, and coming soon: standards.  A couple of my favorite activities and videos are linked below.

Reroofing Your Uncle’s House In this interactive activity adapted from the Wisconsin Online Resource Center, students use mathematics and measuring skills to solve a construction problem by playing a game using tools (including a tape measure, notepad, and calculator) to determine how many shingles are needed to reroof a house. Students also learn the importance of proper planning and how miscalculating the amount of materials necessary can add to the cost and time spent on a project. Grades 3-9

Cake Designer Math made delicious! In this video, a cake designer describes how she uses math with her recipes and designs. Students can relate the importance of mathematics to the field of cake designing. Grades 3–9

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