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  1. Cereal Box - Beverly Farahani
    This activity allows students to develop and carry out a simulation, and analyze results in terms of mean and median. It uses an open-ended problem, and could involve use of a graphing calculator or Fathom II software (optional). ...more>>

  2. Discovering Geometry Newsletter - Key Curriculum Press
    A free biannual publication providing information and teaching techniques for The Geometer's Sketchpad software package, the Discovering Geometry Newsletter is a resource for those interested in geometry and technology education. Download PDFs of past ...more>>

  3. ESCOT (Educational Software Components of Tomorrow) Problems of the Week - Math Forum
    An interactive problem of the week service offered from 1999 until 2001. ESCOT is an NSF-funded research grant that developed interactive Java applets to help middle school learners understand typically difficult math concepts, for example, fractions ...more>>

  4. Fractals in Science: Simulations - Center for Polymer Studies, Boston University
    Hands-on activities, laboratory experiments, and interactive visualization programs that encourage students to explore how fundamentally random microscopic events can give rise to fractal macroscopic patterns. An image gallery and fractal related software ...more>>

  5. Just Tell Me the Answer | "Never!" - Matt Owen
    Blog by an algebra and physics teacher who believes students "have a real chance at understanding if I'm just willing to let them struggle." Posts, which date back to August, 2012, have included "Answering 'the Question,'" "Flipclass Reflections So Far," ...more>>

  6. Loci - Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
    Loci is a peer-reviewed journal publishing articles, modules, applets, and reviews continuously as they are ready to be posted. Loci takes advantage of the World Wide Web as a publication medium for materials containing dynamic, full-color graphics; ...more>>

  7. Locker Problem - Suzanne Alejandre
    A classroom activity (also called 1000 Lockers) aligned to the NCTM and California Standards, to be explored through the use of manipulatives and a ClarisWorks spreadsheet. Students then look for patterns and write the answer algebraically. The problem: ...more>>

  8. MASTER Tools: Modeling And Simulation Tools for Education Reform - Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.
    Interactive models and curricular materials, including: a galaxy simulation, fractal modelling tools, an energy minimization program using simulated annealing, biomedical and environmental models, a graphing tool with animation option, and a simulation ...more>>

  9. Math Apprentice - Colleen King
    This rich, multimedia site provides students an opportunity to try various real-world professions that use math. Students can be scientists, engineers, computer animators, video game programmers, and more. Math Apprentice provides areas of free exploration ...more>>

  10. Math Education Page - Henri Picciotto
    Math education articles by the author, with an emphasis on algebra. A New Algebra: Tools, Themes, Concepts, an article that summarizes the pedagogical and curricular thinking behind ATTC; Early Mathematics: A Proposal for New Directions, a chapter in ...more>>

  11. MOTIVATE - Univ. of Cambridge, UK
    MOTIVATE is a project incorporating a series of videoconferences, run by the Millennium Mathematics Project at Cambridge. The objectives of MOTIVATE are: to enrich the mathematical experience of school students, to broaden their mathematical horizons, ...more>>

  12. Online Math Applications - Leung, Jiang, Jiang, Chiu, Klopfer, Chiu; ThinkQuest Junior
    Activities, examples, problems, and online quizzes about math applied to real world situations in investing (a stock market simulation game), music (classical MIDI files), history (biographies and anecdotes), science (astronomy, computers, 'math in the ...more>>

  13. R. S. Schaeffer - Randy S. Schaeffer, Math & Computer Science, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
    Schaeffer teaches a course called "Methods of Teaching Secondary Mathematics." Download the lessons created by his students that call on Geometer's Sketchpad, graphing calculators, and Microsoft Excel. Lesson topics address parallel lines, box and whisker ...more>>

  14. Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.
    A non-profit research and education organization dedicated to the advancement of science and math education, specifically through the use of modeling and simulation technologies. Interactive middle school lessons aligned with curricula are available through ...more>>

  15. Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center
    The Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC) researches spatial learning and develops educational programs and technologies. Every month, the SILC showcase highlights research by different members, who include cognitive scientists, psychologists, ...more>>

  16. Star Voyagers: A galactic mathematical adventure - Beth Andrews
    A math simulation for teachers and parents, reinforcing basic math skills through a space simulation where only daily practice keeps students alive. Students work as a team while independently mastering all of the basic skills for their grade level. The ...more>>

  17. Table-Top Earthquakes - John C. Lahr
    A demonstration of seismology for middle-school teachers and students that can be used to augment lessons in earth science (faulting, elastic rebound, plate motions), physics (forms of energy, elasticity, friction, magnetism, waves), math (graphing, logarithms, ...more>>

  18. Traffic Jam Activity - Suzanne Alejandre
    A classroom activity (also called Hop, Skip, Jump) aligned to the NCTM and California Standards, to be explored through large movement experience, manipulatives, and an interactive Java applet. Students then revisit the activity, look for patterns, and ...more>>

  19. VisualMath - Software And Engineering Co.
    A graphic language for solving all types of problems, providing over 80 components, all of which are capable of using matrix input. Many dialogs are used to define properties. A special 3D plotter and table viewer show the results of the solution. VisualMath ...more>>


 
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