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 All Those Advertising Dollars! - Kent Anderson; SCORE Mathematics After getting information from advertising statistics available on the Internet, students calculate percent increases (or decreases) for the top 25 companies in terms of advertising dollars spent during a year. At the end of the activity students will ...more>> Amsterdam Tessellation Projects - M. Hos-McGrane Student tessellations created using the software program Tesselmania, inspired by a class trip to the Escher Exhibition in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. ...more>> Arithmetic for Home Schooling - Bill Hemmer; Hemmer Publishing Company A traditional program covering math from basic arithmetic through pre-algebra, for grades 3-7, focusing on six subject areas: whole number, fractions, decimals, percents, measurement, and pre-algebra. The order and format of the topics allow flexibility ...more>> Averaging (SMILE) - Sharon Thomas, Emmanuel Christian School A 6th grade lesson designed to teach students to identify a range; recognize the score that occurs most frequently in a distribution; locate the middle point in a distribution; and find the average of a given set of numbers. From the Probability and Statistics ...more>> The Bigger They Are... - Jared Sliger; SCORE Mathematics "Man, he really put his weight into that one!" "The only reason he gets more rebounds is because he is so tall!" "They don't cover him any more because he is so old, that is why he catches so many passes!" Are any of these statements legitimate? Students ...more>> Bridges to Math Comprehension - Jan Rottner; SCORE Mathematics Collect statistics about 2-4 famous bridges to use in calculating geometric computations of area, and parallel and intersecting lines. Compare your results using less than, greater than or equal to skills. Extensions include exploring other Web sites ...more>> California Here We Come! - Jeanine Hill; SCORE Mathematics A trip across the USA. Each team will choose any state capital on the east coast as their starting point. They will travel west stopping at each state capital along the way and record miles traveled. Each student group will create a chart or table showing ...more>> College Fund From Great Aunt Betty - Nancy Roeban; SCORE Mathematics Great Aunt Betty left you \$1,000 to go towards your college fund. Now, you will be investing your new found money into a 30 month CD. The account will be automatic, since it will be done through the Web site. Your job will be to calculate the growth of ...more>> Common Core Ratios and Proportions Wiki for Sixth Grade - Mary Dooms Instructional videos, manipulatives, samples of levels of mastery, and other resources on ratios and proportions. See also Dooms' Common Core State Standards (CCSS) wiki for sixth grade geometry. ...more>> Company is Coming - Nancy Roeban; SCORE Mathematics Grandma is coming for a visit tomorrow, and her doctor has put her on a fat free diet. You have found a fat free recipe for pancakes, which serves eight. Since Grandma can't eat eight pancakes, you'll need to find 1/2 of the recipe. Mom found out about ...more>> Counting Triangles (SMILE) - Mamie P. Scott, Coles School A lesson for grade 6 designed to teach students to organize, summarize, and record information; and to discover a rule or formula that will find the total number of triangles in a figure. From the Patterns and Logic section of a collection of almost 200 ...more>> Does More Wins Mean More Fans at the Ballpark? - Kent Anderson; SCORE Mathematics After getting information from the past baseball season off the Internet, students will calculate an attendance-to-win ratio for each of the 28 major league teams and then study the results to see if winning always leads to good attendance. Aligned to ...more>> Eating on a Budget - Nancy Roeban; SCORE Mathematics You have won a \$25.00 gift certificate to the Grist Mill Resturant and Bow Mills Pub for a dinner. You will choose an appetizer, salad, and beef or seafood for your dinner. The catch is, you'll need to stay within the \$25.00 budget. Aligned to the California ...more>> Elementary Thoughts: A Collection of Gail's Responses - Gail Englert A collection of Gail Englert's responses to questions from elementary and middle school teachers, parents, and students, in the Teacher2Teacher service. Covers a wide range of elementary mathematics topics, as well as teaching points. ...more>> Every Day Counts with PFK Consultants - Pasty F. Kanter An elementary math education company offering staff development workshops based on author Patsy F. Kanter's "Every Day Counts" family of products (published by Great Source Education Group). The workshops focus on making math a daily activity, encouraging ...more>> Everyday Mathematics Center - University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP) An NSF-funded center established to support educators, parents and students who are using, or will soon be using, Everyday Mathematics, a comprehensive K-6 mathematics curriculum developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project and published ...more>> Everyday Mathematics Glossary - Ann Arbor Public Schools Terms used in the Everyday Mathematics program and essential to the program. To find the proper definition of a term, choose the letter it begins with. ...more>> Exclusive Educational Products - Exclusive Educational Products Order math resources and manipulatives for the curriculum of Ontario, Canada, as listed by grade or by the strands of number sense, measurement, patterning and algebra, geometry, data management, and assessment. Virtual workshops include samples from ...more>> Exquisite Excursions - Julie Higginbotham; SCORE Mathematics Students locate 6 cities, one on each of the 6 major continents. They find distance for each leg of their journey, convert to percents, use a time zone map, and convert to foreign currencies. They estimate the circumference of the earth and find the range, ...more>> Factors (SMILE) - Edwina R. Justice, Gunsaulus Scholastic Academy A lesson for grades 5-7 designed to teach students to find and record groups formed by using pennies; define factor, product, prime, and composite; write related number sentences; find the factors of whole numbers; classify numbers as prime or composite; ...more>> Fermi Off-the-Wall Math League - Karen Newell, Intermediate District 287, Plymouth, Minnesota A Fermi question is posed with limited information given, and requires that students ask many more questions; for example, "How many water balloons would it take fill the school gymnasium?" ("What are the approximate dimensions of the gym?") Register ...more>> The Fizz & Martina Math Series (Grades 1-6) - Tom Snyder Software Each of the 4 titles of Fizz & Martina Math teaches students the process of "talking math." There are cooperative learning activities, student materials, and follow-up activities. Students work in teams to solve the problems, sifting through numbers ...more>> Fractions and Decimals (Highline Advanced Math Program) - Don and Jerre McQuinn; Highline Council PTSA, Seattle, WA Introductions to fractions and decimals, for grades 5-6. Addition, subtraction, division, factoring; mixed numbers. ...more>> funschool.com A site the goal of which is to make learning fun, and to communicate educational concepts in an effective manner, offering over 700 educational games and activities, many of them math-related. See also funschool's sister site, http://www.kaboose.com/. ...more>> Geometry and the Geoboard (SMILE) - Jacqueline Darling, Simmye Anderson Community Academy A 6th grade lesson designed to teach students to use geoboards: visualizing the concepts of squares, rectangles, triangles and polygons; exploring line segments, areas, and perimeters; demonstrating the phenomenological approach in learning geometry; ...more>> Grades 6-7: Lesson Plans (The Lesson Plans Page) - Kyle Yamnitz, Univ. of Missouri A searchable archive of lesson plans for arithmetic, patterns, estimation, graphs, place value, fractions, measurement, number sense, geometry, and many more. Includes suggestions for games, manipulatives, calculators, and spreadsheets. ...more>> Grade Six Problems - The Canadian School Math Page A variety of word problems at the Canadian 6th grade level, with hints and answers. ...more>> Graphing the Weather - Ric Cooley; SCORE Mathematics Students use the Internet to find a 5-day forecast and use a graphing page to graph that forecast. Aligned to the California State Standards. From the Schools of California Online Resources for Educators SCORE Mathematics Lessons. ...more>> Hands-On Math Activities for Grades 4-6 - Wendy Sawatzky Designed for a grade 5 class, but adaptable for grades 4 or 6. Teacher notes and ready-made task cards are available for each activity. Topics include numbers and operations, geometry, problem solving, measurement, data management and analysis. ...more>> Hands-on Math: Activities for the Elementary Classroom - Janine Parker Lesson plans for children in grades one through six about topology, number patterns, and geometry. Handouts for each lesson may be downloaded in PostScript form or as GIF files, and a zipped DOS program to display Platonic solids, Archimedean solids, ...more>> Highline Advanced Math Program - Don and Jerre McQuinn; Highline Council PTSA, Seattle, WA A math enrichment program for students in grades 5-7. Lessons (first and second year) and a homework helper; Math Quizzer; definitions, and unit conversions. Also practice quizzes for the Olympiads. ...more>> Illusions of Depth (Elementary Art Lessons, Arts Wire) - Michael Delahunt A 3rd grade lesson plan on "Seeing Near and Far": students learn how overlapping and size differences show perspective, and that on a level surface, the lowest part of a near subject is lower in a picture than the lowest part of a farther subject, recognizing ...more>> Incorporating Word Problems into Basic Skills Development - Gerald A. Baldino; Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute Teaching word problems and methods of solution: a unit concerned with practical approaches to problem solving at the elementary mathematical level. It presents concepts and ideas calculated to encourage educators to concentrate on and deal with everyday ...more>> Interior Design (SMILE) - Sally Hill, Horatio May Community Academy A lesson for grades 4-6 designed to teach students to calculate area and perimeter in inches. From the Geometry and Measurement section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement. ...more>> An Introduction to Area and Perimeter (SMILE) - Edwina R. Justice, Gunsaulus Scholastic Academy A lesson for grades 4-7 designed to use a phenomenological approach to teach students to measure, record, discover, and apply rules for area and perimeter. From the Geometry and Measurement section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons ...more>> An Introduction to Pi and the Area of a Circle (SMILE) - Edwina R. Justice, Gunsaulus Scholastic Academy A lesson for grades 5-7 that uses a phenomenological approach to observe and discuss the relation between circumference and diameter and how that relation, called pi, is used in the formula for the area of a circle. From the Geometry and Measurement section ...more>> Karismath - CLSO Learning Systems, Inc. Math topics, including Algebra, are presented visually, through lessons (Flash animations that explain a target concept), demos (Flash animations that explain every exercise template to be used) and worksheets (PDF format) that can be downloaded. Each ...more>> Kids SyvumBook Series - Syvum Technologies, Inc. Interactive educational software for English, Knowledge, and Math, targeted for kids ages 6-12. Each Kids SyvumBook offers multimedia strips and main activity frames. Four levels of Math SyvumBooks help improve arithmetic, algebra, and basic number skills ...more>> Learning Planet - Michael Schipper A site that offers online interactive learning games, in Shockwave, stressing basic math (and other) skills for preschool to sixth grade. Games include Number Train, 123 Order, Count Your Chickens (all number learning games); Spacey Math (four basic operations); ...more>> Magic Mountain Coaster Computation - Stephanie Loopstra, Ed Avery; SCORE Mathematics You are going to Magic Mountain. Everyone has a favorite roller coaster. Some are fast, or loopy, or crazy. You will discover the highest, and fastest coaster in Magic Mountain. Aligned to the California State Standards. An activity guide from the Energy ...more>> Math and Logic Contests - Mike Coulter Contests for teams of students in each of grades 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. Sample problems are provided onsite, along with current contest standings. Problems range from those most students should be able to solve independently to complex, multi-step problems ...more>> Math Crosswords - Cheryl Harrigan; SCORE Mathematics Students create crossword puzzles that use the definitions of math terms as clues. The terms are the answers that go into the puzzle. Aligned to the California State Standards. From the Schools of California Online Resources for Educators SCORE Mathematics ...more>> Math Curriculum - Educational Explorers A computer program for third grade, fourth grade, fifth grade, and sixth grade students to study mathematics, language and geography skills. The program contains 200 problems and their answer in English and Spanish, some of which can be accessed free ...more>> Mathematics Pentathlon - Pentathlon Institute A program of interactive problem-solving games, supportive curricular and instructional activities, and assessment tools for students in grades K-7. This motivational program strengthens basic math concepts and skills, aligns with national and state mathematics ...more>> MathGen: Math Worksheet Generator for Educators - Garner Systems A Windows program that generates K-6 math worksheets to your specifications: choose font size (small or large), type of problem (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division), range of numbers, and whether the problem arrangement should be separate ...more>> Math Playground - Math Advantage Learning Center A mathematics learning site for students in grades K-6. Math Playground is a teacher created learning site that features interactive word problems, Flash movies, games, quizzes, thinking blocks, flashcards, math worksheets, and manipulatives. ...more>> Math Reasoning Inventory - Scholastic An online formative assessment tool for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) math domains of number and operations. Watch Math Reasoning Inventory (MRI) clips of face-to-face interviews of students as they reason and explain their strategies, demonstrate ...more>> Math Stories.com: House of Math Word Problems for Children - MathStories.com, Inc. Word problems for grades 1-6, singly and in interactive or printable worksheets. Problems cover all five major math strands, and include open-ended and critical thinking problems. Problems are aligned to state and NCTM standards, and available in English ...more>> Math Tools Grade 6 - Math Forum A community library of software tools for sixth grade math students (11-12 year-olds) and their teachers. Math6 is one section in the Math Forum's Math Tools digital library of software for computers, calculators, PDAs, and other handheld devices, with ...more>> Math Web-Linked Lesson Plans (grades 1-6) - McGraw-Hill School Division Web-linked activities and lesson plans related to chapter themes in McGraw-Hill's mathematics program Math in My World, providing directed explorations of Web sites, with student project sheets to print, and teacher answer keys. ...more>>
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