Classroom math projects that use the Internet, many from the Kidsphere or Classroom Connect mailing lists.
Teachers may register for a project to use it in their classrooms, suggest projects, or look for other classes to work with. Online projects may be publicized by emailing a description to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1997-98 projects include:
- Tidal Passages - Nation of Weatherwatchers - What Frightens You? - Off to a Flying Start
For subjects other than math, see Houghton Mifflin's PROJECT CENTER:
Web presentations of science and related projects (math, architecture, time, measurement...) for primary and middle-school grades, and special subjects (music, libraries, Web research), have been developed by teachers at Philadelphia's Levering School in cooperation with the Franklin Institute Science Museum.
The pages include lesson plans, journals, pictures, movies, and results, as well as standards addressed and links to related Web sites.
Examples of math used in projects include measuring and calculating (making working kites; finding the circumference of an orange, weighing the orange with and without the peel, then finding the edible percentage of the orange); probability in math (die-tossing and other puzzles) and music (Mozart's Musical Dice); logic (toothpick puzzles, Geoboard Rectangles); and many more.