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K-12 Learning at home during COVID-19

This library guide outlines resources used to support BC K-12 curriculum-focused learning in home settings.

Online maths learning

There are many online math education websites and many are game-based.  Most have quite a bit of free content and many require that you sign up for an account, even to get free content.  The ones below are some of the resources I hear the most about from teachers and parents, and there are many more listed on We Are Teachers' website.

  • The Khan Academy has lots of excellent free content and I like how they have organized their content by grade level and math topic.  Most topics also include short video lessons that can be watched before attempting each exercise.
  • IXL math is another online resource that provides many practice opportunities.  Also, this resource has the option to see how math exercises align to BC's curriculum by grade level
  • MathAntics YouTube channel has tonnes of great instruction on math concepts for learners across grades
  • The Western Canadian Learning Network is a consortia of school districts from BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.  Their YouTube channel has some great content on a variety of curricular topics.   
  • Math Storytime is a story based method for introducing primary learners to math concepts, you will need to download the app
  • TVO (Ontario's public television network) has excellent online videos on their TVOKids youtube channel specific to math concepts and these are appropriate for multiple grade levels 
  • Prodigy math focuses mostly on K-8 learners and has lots of free content
  • Mathletics has a free trial, but most of the content is fee-based.  This resource goes into quite a bit of detail for each subtopic. 
  • Scholastic, the large educational publisher, has made lots of their content free during the pandemic and some of this includes math topics.  They have even structured their content into day-by-day lessons.
  • YouCubed Stanford University's K-12 online math resource
  • TumbleMath story books about math (public libraries often have subscriptions and you can set up a free individual trial)
  • Oxford Owl--Learning at Home has lots of great content divided into topics such as:
  • The Ye’yumnuts Project is an excellent educational and cultural collaboration between the Cowichan Nation, School District 79 (Cowichan Valley), and UVic's Department of Anthropology.  Delve into the many wonderful resources within this project website to learn more about traditional knowledge and perspectives.  Their curriculum pages relate directly to BC's science, language arts, math, social studies, and French curriculum.
  • Junior Achievement of BC (JABC) has come great content on their Online Learning pages focusing on financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness.  Check out their resources for elementary and middle school learners such as 'More Than Money' and 'Dollars With Sense.' 
  • Dealhack Canada's Guide to Free Online Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic is a compilation of online courses, software, academic journals, and apps that you can access for free during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Online maths videos

Both TVOKids Mathematics and CBeebies (the BBC's children's platform) have playlists of their programs such as Numberblocks, OddSquad, and LOOK COOL

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