No, I'm not looking for you to pat Illuminations on the back. (Though feel free to do so, if you think one of our resources is worthy. )
What I'm looking for is the BEST resource you've found online... the one that kids love to you, and really helps you teach a concept. Is there one that's your favorite?
On the flip side, is there a resource that you WISH existed but haven't been able to find? As Illuminations continues to plan for the future, we'd love to hear what kinds of things would be most helpful to you.
I had never heard of this website until I read your post. There was a math folder that contained photos of polygons in the real world. I just had student who mentioned that he needed a review and help on recognizing polygons. Since most of my students have cameras on their phones, this would make a great assignment!
Has anyone used the site 101 Questions, created by Dan Meyer, that shares images and videos as prompts for developing math questions. Each image and video has a 140 character field in which you can enter your question. Questions are compiled and can be Tweeted. Take a look at the top 10 to get a feel for what you will find on 101 Questions.
If you need more background Dan Meyer, watch his TED Talk Math Class Needs a Makeover. He also has a blog post about 101 Questions: BLOGGER DESIGNS WEBSITE FOR SHARING NICHE CURRICULUM INTEREST.
What do you think of this novel method of teaching math?