Student Tool Box

Hello Arizona Student! Welcome to the tool box designed to provide you with information about Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards, which are intended to prepare you to be college and career ready. Please use the information on this page along with resources provided at your school.

My Road Trip to College and Career K-12 Readiness Checklist Adobe PDF document Note: You may need a later version of Adobe Reader to access and save the checklist.
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English Language Arts Tools

Library of Congress
Explore New Worlds. Read. The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress invites people of all ages to discover the fascinating people, places and events that await you whenever you read.
Vocabahead Vocabahead is an online resource to learn, practice, and apply academic vocabulary.
Many Books This online resource includes more than 29,000 eBooks available for Kindle, Nook, iPad, and most other eReaders, and they’re all free!
Starfall is a free public service to teach children to read with phonics. uses a systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, and is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.
Purdue Online Writing Lab The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) offers offer over 200 free resources including: Writing and Teaching Writing, Research, Grammar and Mechanics, Style Guides, ESL (English as a Second Language), Job Search, and Professional Writing.
Thinkquest ThinkQuest is an online learning platform that helps students develop important 21st century skills, including communication, critical thinking, and technology skills.
Intel® Visual Ranking Tool Students identify and refine criteria as they assign rankings to a list. This tool can help them better organize ideas, debate differences, and reach a consensus. Ask your teacher to set up this tool for you to use. It’s free!
Intel® Seeing Reason Tool Students understand the cause-and-effect relationships of complex systems. This tool allows them to create visual maps that organize their ideas and build their collaborative reasoning skills. Ask your teacher to set up this tool for you to use. It’s free!
Intel® Showing Evidence Tool Students how to use a visual framework to construct a well-reasoned argument and prove their case with credible evidence. Ask your teacher to set up this tool for you to use. It’s free!

Mathematics Tools

Core Math Tools Core Math Tools is a downloadable suite of interactive software tools for algebra and functions, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, and probability. The tools are appropriate for use with any high school mathematics curriculum and compatible with Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards in mathematics in terms of content and mathematical practices. Java is required.
Thinking Blocks This site includes activities with bar models/tape diagrams through problem solving for grades 1-6. Students are exposed to addition and subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, and fractions. Ratio problems are also presented through visual models.
Math Playground From the makers of Thinking Blocks. The activities on this site are aligned to Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards in mathematics. Grades 1 through 6 are addressed and includes logic games and word problems.
Meta Calculator This site provides Graphing, Scientific, Matrix and Statistics calculators in multiple languages.
Basic and Advanced Graphing Calculator This site includes graphing calculators and discussion forums.
Rekenrek – Math Rack This site includes an online math rack or rekenrek that students can use to work with 1-100.

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