 Place Value  Math Forum, Teacher2Teacher FAQ
Answers to a frequently asked question: How do I provide my students with practice on their place value skills?
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 Place Value (SMILE)  Dwayne Belle, Fuller School
A lesson designed to teach students to identify the value of numerals through 10 digits. From the Arithmetic section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement.
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 PNC Christmas Price Index  PNC Bank
PNC calculates the Christmas Price Index each year as a fun, lighthearted way to look at the increasing cost of goods and services in the song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas." Areas of their site include a video presentation, an interactive chart, and
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 Polyedergarten  U. Mikloweit
Photographs of paper models of uniform polyhedra, prisms and compounds. Versions of the site also exist in German and French.
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 Polymorf  Rick Engel
A math manipulative, construction set toy, model building kit, and 3D puzzle all in one, used for modeling polyhedra and the structure of molecules and crystals. Build lifelike geometric models of creatures, vehicles, and structures. For all ages.
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 Portion Distortion  National Institutes of Health (NIH)
How do the portions served in today's fast food restaurants compare to those available 20 years ago? Take the "Portion Distortion" quizzes to learn exactly how much portions have "super sized," as well as the amount of physical activity required to burn
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 PreAlgebra Problem of the Week  Math Forum
Math problems for students learning algebraic reasoning, identifying and applying patterns, ratio and proportion, and geometric ideas such as similarity. The goal is to challenge students with nonroutine problems and encourage them to put their solutions
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 Primary Understanding and Use of Place Value (SMILE)  Eleanor Brzozowski, Hanson Park School
A lesson designed to teach students about some of the peoples that have
contributed to the development of modern arithmetic (number systems); to provide a better understanding of our base 10 number system and its application to real life problems; and
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 PrimeNumbers.net  John Barth
Answers to commonly asked questions about primality: What are prime numbers? What are composite numbers? How do I find prime numbers? What are some types of prime numbers? What is the biggest prime number? Other resources include original worksheets available
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 Probability Explorer  Hollylynne Stohl
An openended learning environment for Windows for representing data in multiple ways, engaging students in designing, simulating, and analyzing results of probability experiments. The software environment can be used for activities from upper elementary
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 Probability (SMILE)  Emily Turner, Joplin Elementary School
A lesson designed to teach students to understand the concept of probability and the basic probability formula; and to predict the possible outcomes of an event. From the Probability and Statistics section of a collection of almost 200 single concept
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 Problem of the Week  Richard Mann
A new word problem, math challenge, or other puzzle posted each week since November, 2008, by a Saint Ann's School teacher, with student acknowledgements to follow.
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 Problem Pictures  Richard Phillips
A CDROM of 184 attractive, unusual, or puzzling color photographs accompanied by activities for mathematics teaching. Images may defy explanation, motivate investigation, or inspire the viewer to answer a question. Other pictures may be the starting
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 The Problem Site  Douglas Twitchell
Math puzzles, brainteasers, strategy games, web quizzes, and informational pages. Flashpowered math games include Adders, Zap (slide tiles to move digits and add up to a specified sum), Side By Side (number rearrangement), One To Ten (given four numbers,
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 Problem Solving Island  Samuel A. Rebelsky
Challenging openended word problems on the topics of games, such as Blockade, Finger Multiplication, and The Word Pyramid; puzzles such as Error Correction, Error Detection, The Fake Coin, Friday the 13th, and Leap Birthdays; and problems based on figures,
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 Problem Solving  Jenine Newman
See how one fifth grade class explains different ways to solve word problems. Their strategies include making a table or chart; drawing a picture; acting it out; looking for a pattern; and working backwards. With examples and handdrawn illustrations.
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 Problems with a Point  Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
A collection of problems designed to help students in grades 612 learn new mathematical ideas by building on old ones. Varying in difficulty and approaches, these problems are useful for teachers, students, parents, math clubs, homeschoolers, and others.
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 Project SEED
A nonprofit math consulting organization whose goal is to increase the number of minority and educationally disadvantaged youth majoring and pursuing careers in mathematics and related fields. It uses a nonlecture Socratic group style of instruction,
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 Putting the Pieces Together (Making a Fractional Quilt) (SMILE)  Demetria E. McKnight, Bateman Elementary School
An lesson designed to motivate students to develop a sense of equivalent fractions; explore addition of fractions with unlike denominators; and learn to divide a whole number into specified equal parts. From the Arithmetic section of a collection of almost
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 Puzzle Choice
A wide choice of puzzles and games for all ages, including crosswords, wordsearches, brainteasers, number puzzles (a calculator is provided), logics, teacher resources and other online games, including mazes.
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 Quite BASIC  Nikko Strom
A JavaScript environment for coding in the classic BASIC programming language. Math projects include the Fibonacci Sequence, Fibonacci Squares, the Sieve of Eratosthenes, and Mandelbrot; puzzles include the Towers of Hanoi and variations of the Eight
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 Quiz Hub  Schmidel & Wojcik: Educational Web Weavers
A collection of online interactive learning quizzes that help K12 students enhance their core knowledge of English, languages, math, science, and social studies. Subscription required.
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 Ratio and Proportion (SMILE)  Valesta Cobbs, John Fiske Elementary School
A lesson designed to teach students to calculate ratios and proportions and compare and contrast group data with class data. From the Arithmetic section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative for
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 Ratio, Percent & Proportions (SMILE)  Rosalyn Winston, Walt Disney Magnet School
A lesson on fractions as percents, designed to teach 7th graders to find the percent of a number; find percents using proportions; calculate the weight of objects (beads) in grams given specific percents; and verify the weight of objects (beads) on a
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 Reassessing U.S. International Mathematics Performance: New Findings from the 2003 TIMSS and PISA  American Institutes for Research
"Despite a widely held belief that U.S. students do well in mathematics in grade school but decline precipitously in high school, a new study comparing the math skills of students in industrialized nations finds that U.S. students in 4th and
8th grade
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 Rebecca Newburn
Links to this California teacher's Math 7 blog, and to her professional blog, a "fusion of best teaching practices, integrating technology and increasing compassion in and outside of the classroom." See also Newburn's select compilation of explanations,
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 Record E  Ernest Kuch, President
Digital teaching and learning resources in mathematics, aligned to the NCTM Standards, from a Canadian publishing company. Math Support and Resource Base, tutorials, Testbanks, and workbooks on the Web.
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 Reflex  ExploreLearning
This gamebased system helps students develop instant recall of basic math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), continuously monitoring performance for individualized instruction. Download a trial, take tours of the software package,
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 RekenTest  Hendrik Jan Runhaar
Freeware for the Windows platform, intended to help students with drillandpractice arithmetic facts.
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 Resource Room: Math  Sue Jones, Team Prairie, LLC
Resources, links, and articles for elementary+ math, including multisensory techniques, online times tables practice, concreteoriented lesson plans for teaching integers, and more. Useful resources, especially for people who learn differently or who
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 Rhymin' Times Tables
A multimedia software game to purchase for the PC (Windows 95 or later) that uses cartoon characters, musical tunes, and rhymes to teach the times tables, multiplication, and division. A free download is available.
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 The Ri Christmas Lectures  The Royal Institution of Great Britain
Register to watch the demonstrationpacked, funfilled videos that have formed a part of the British Christmas tradition for generations: "The natural history of a sunbeam," by George Porter; "Mathematics into pictures," by Christopher Zeeman; "Crystals
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 Riverdeep  Mathematics  Riverdeep Interactive Learning Limited
Online resources for students, educators, and parents, that build on Riverdeep Interactive Learning's courseware and interactive simulations. Read about or demo Destination Math, a curriculum on CDROM in Basic Mathematics, PreAlgebra, and Algebra I
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 SACNAS Biography Project  Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
Highlights of the life stories and professional contributions of Native American, Chicano and Latino scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. The Project was created so that K12 students could see themselves reflected in the stories of the lives that
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 SAMMO  Sinclair, Nathalie; Murphy, Pat; et al.
Tools for exploring, creating, and doing mathematics. Sinclair's Java applets let middle school students explore appealing mathematical situations not normally included in school curricula while using fractions, ratios, decimal numbers, and other concepts
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 SATs Papers  Ian Skinner
Almost a thousand free SATs past papers, Mental Maths audio listening tests, teacher's marking schemes and other SATs test papers, including Key Stage 1 (KS1), Key Stage 2 (KS2) and Key Stage 3 (KS3), Maths and Science SATs past papers; and more than
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 School Maths  Gurov Boris
Free Russianlanguage math lessons, with examples of solving tasks and pictures.
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 Science News for Kids  Science Service
Science articles written for kids, along with activities for kids to try on their own and ways for kids to comment, ask questions, or submit their own work through the site. Also includes: brain teasers and Javabased games; science fiction discussions
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 Scolasoft Edutainment  Guy Berthiaume
Educational shareware company, offering Math Flight (a basic operations drill game) and an educational software CD. Products for Windows platforms only.
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 Septangle  Paul Nahay
Play the game, Septangle, online! Septangle is copyrighted by Dr. Paul Nahay, (DMA, Stanford University 1983).
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 The Shikaku Room  Paul Hutchinson
Given a few numbered squares in a larger grid, block out rectangular and square sections so that each component piece contains the one number that represents its area. Randomly generate or create your own grids — from 4 × 4 up to 20 ×
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 Signing Science  National Technical Institute for the Deaf, TERC, Vcom3D
Along with the animated sign translator Sign Smith Player, SigningAvatar signs text in American Sign Language (ASL) or Signed English (SE). This research project plans to evaluate the extent to which the addition of signing promotes achievement of specific
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 Simply Numbers
A Windows 95/98 program designed to improve children's arithmetic skills while making math fun. The game drills players in addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division questions at four levels.
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 Sketchpad Activities for Young Learners: Grades 35  Nathalie Sinclair
This collection of activities for grades 35 offers examples of the ways in which Sketchpad can be used across the range of mathematical subject areas in the elementary curriculum.
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 SliderMath Equations  WhiteAcres Media
Windows software designed to introduce linear equations and basic algebra, bringing together many of the requirements of the grades 710 math curriculum or providing a review of fundamentals for adults. Levels 12 include addition, subtraction, multiplication,
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 SMILE Program Mathematics Index  Science and Mathematics Initiatives for Learning Enhancement
Over 200 singleconcept lesson plans in the following categories: Geometry and Measurement, Patterns and Logic, Probability and Statistics, Recreational and Creative Math, Practical and Applied Math, Arithmetic, Graphs and Visuals, Algebra and Trigonometry,
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 Snowflakes  Kenneth G. Libbrecht
"Your online guide to snowflakes, snow crystals, and other ice phenomena." Snow activities include instructions for using everday objects and dry ice to make your own snowflakes; for using glue to make plastic snowflake replicas ("snowflake fossils")
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 Society of Young Mathematicians  SYMs
A UK organization that motivates and encourages "all young people who enjoy mathematics." SYMS publishes articles, news, "things to do," calculator hints, book reviews, games, puzzles, and competitions in its newsletter, SymmetryPlus, and termly journal,
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 SolvingMathProblems
Type up your math questions for free help or see stepbystep instructions on solving problems that involve sets, equations, exponents, roots, or real numbers, such using the number line to compare two decimals or using direct comparison (equivalence)
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 Soroban in Various Number Systems  Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles, Alexander Bogomolny
A Java simulation of Sorobanthe Japanese analogue of the traditional abacus and the Chinese Suan Pan. This is the most economical tool of the three.
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