

 Collaborative Maths Resources  Collaborative Learning Project
Freely downlaod PDFs of "talkforlearning" lesson plans such as "12 and 24 hour Card Sorting" (clock times), "Buy a Ted" (collect all the parts of a teddy bear, which introduces the concepts such as exact amounts and making change), "Factors Four in
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 Connecting Geometry  Cathleen V. Sanders
A fully credited high school distance learning geometry course offered via the Internet to students throughout the Hawaiian islands as part of a grantfunded pilot project through the Hawaii Department of Education. During this ESchool (electronic school)
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 Conteúdos Digitais em Matemática para o Ensino Médio  Kaleff, Ana Maria; and Humberto José Bortolossi  Universidade Federal Fluminense
Educational Java applets and lesson plans in Portuguese. Topics include real functions, algebra, permutations, polygons, tangrams, conic sections, solids of revolution, and other two and threedimensional geometry, which includes the Englishlanguage
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 Creative Geometry  Cathleen V. Sanders
Teachers and students will find creative and interesting "handson" projects for most topics in the geometry curriculum. Each project is designed to help students understand, remember, and find value in the concepts of geometry. The pages are organized
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 Demiregular Tessellations  Totally Tessellated
Color renditions and a real example of a demiregular tessellation. Templates allow you to print renditions of each tessellation suitable for coloring activities.
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 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
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 The Euler Characteristic of an Orbifold (Geometry and the Imagination)  Conway, Doyle, Gilman, Thurston; The Geometry Center
Suppose we have a symmetric pattern in the plane. We can make a symmetric map by subdividing the quotient orbifold into polygons, and then 'unrolling it' or 'unfolding it' to get a map in the plane...
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 The Futures Channel
Curriculum resources in math and science to help educators connect learning to the real world for their students. The Futures Channel also provides professional development resources with content from master teachers Kay Toliver and Jaime Escalante. Some
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 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;
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 Geometry Gallery of Imaginary Animals (TEAMS)  Jeannie Toshima; TEAMS Distance Learning, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Students choose geometry terms and create drawings of imaginary animals from those geometric shapes. In writing, they describe their appearances, behaviors, and habitats. They send their completed drawings and stories to Jeannie to include in her Geometry
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 Geometry in Motion  George Beck; MathSource
Mathematica notebooks. MapPoint is a geometry program that combines the traditional geometric constructions of classical Euclidean geometry with the more dynamic geometric transformations of modern geometry. Many examples are given showing how to create,
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 Geometry Online  Cynthia Lanius
Geometry activities from a geometry class at Milby High School in Houston, Texas. Topics include: History of Geometry (contributions of Egyptians, Babylonians, and Greeks, with links to biographies of major contributors to geometry); Hidden Polygons (locate
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 Geometry Web Page  Ephraim Fithian; Kutztown University
Sixteen geometry activities: Tangrams; Golden Ratio; Geoboard; Polygons; Symmetry; Constructions; Polyominoes and Polyiamonds; Star Polygons; Special Points in Polygons; Polygon Tessellations; Kaleidoscope Tessellations; Escher Tessellations; Space Cubes;
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 GoKidding  Sarveshwar Rao
Flash activities on counting, adding, subtracting, and naming shapes (polygons). Worksheets include circle mazes, fun with circles, and fun with triangles.
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 How Many Regular Polyhedrons Are There In This or Any Universe? (SMILE)  Lawrence E. Freeman, Kenwood Academy
A lesson designed to teach the idea of "regularity" in geometry, exploring regular polygons and polyhedra. From the Geometry and Measurement section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning
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 IMATH  Cathleen V. Sanders
A professional development course for teachers designed to help them integrate technology and the NCTM Standards into their teaching. Although this course is only available for credit to Hawaii teachers, teachers from other states may participate in the
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 Investigating Patterns: Symmetry and Tessellations  Jill Britton
Thirty activities from a variety of Web sites, coordinated with a forthcoming book by Jill Britton for Cuisenaire/Dale Seymour, Exploring Pattern: Symmetry and Tessellations (March 1999). Topics include an introduction to symmetry; symmetry in the alphabet,
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 Investigating Polygons  Margo Lynn Mankus
The lesson plan for What is the Sum of My Angles? has the objectives of investigating the sum of the measure of the interior angles of a triangle using several methods, and making a mathematical conjecture from observations. The lesson plan for Regular
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 JavaGSP!  Annie Fetter, the Math Forum
A short tutorial: everything you need to know to make your first JavaSketchpad page. A quick reference, then some other features, details, and considerations you might want to familiarize yourself with if you choose to incorporate Java GSP into some of
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 Maps (Geometry and the Imagination)  Conway, Doyle, Gilman, Thurston; The Geometry Center
A map in the plane is a collection of vertices and edges (possibly curved) joining the vertices such that if you cut along the edges the plane falls apart into polygons. These polygons are called the faces. A map on the sphere or any other surface is
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 Math Cats  Wendy Petti
A site for children that promotes openended and playful explorations of important math concepts, and more serious reflection on topics such as Hurricane Katrina. Start with the magic chalkboard, then enter Math Cats MicroWorlds (interactive projects);
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 Mathematical Circles Topics  Tom Davis
Mathematical Circles are for students of high school age or younger who want to increase their abilities to reason about mathematical problems. Students who study in circles learn to do mathematical olympiadstyle problems (essay or proofs, not quick
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 The Mathematics of Change  1993 Woodrow Wilson Leadership Program in Mathematics
Activities presented at a 1993 conference focused on change and reform, with notes on the type of technology represented and the level for which each is intended.
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 Polygons Made To Order (SMILE)  Loretta Malone, Washington High School
A lesson designed to teach students to construct a regular polygon inscribed in a circle by using isosceles triangles with vertex angles at the center of the circle and legs as radii; determine the values of the angles; and discover that as the number
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 Polyhedra (Geometry and the Imagination)  Conway, Doyle, Gilman, Thurston; The Geometry Center
A polyhedron is the threedimensional version of a polygon, a threedimensional figure made by gluing polygons together. This handout discusses polyhedra, presents explorative activities, and supplies a "homework" assignment. Includes the first 20 Greek
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 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
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 Semiregular Tessellations  Totally Tessellated
Color renditions and real examples of the semiregular tessellations. Templates allow you to print renditions of each tessellation suitable for coloring activities.
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 Similarity (SMILE)  Natalia Kee, Harlan Community Academy High School
A lesson designed to teach students to discover the factor of proportionality in similar polygons and relate this factor to the perimeters and areas of similar polygons. From the Geometry and Measurement section of a collection of almost 200 single concept
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 The Story of Pi  Project MATHEMATICS!, California Institute of Technology
A videotapeandworkbook module that explores a basic topic in high school mathematics in ways that cannot be done at the chalkboard or in a textbook. Although pi is the ratio of circumference to diameter of a circle, it appears in many formulas that
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 Studying Polyhedra  Suzanne Alejandre
What is a polyhedron? A definition and a Java applet to help in exploring the five regular polyhedra to find how many faces and vertices each has, and what polygons make up the faces. Also links to a page of information about buckyballs, stories written
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 Tangrams  Tom Scavo
Tangrams, a puzzle that helps develop spatialvisualization skills, may also be used to introduce or reinforce geometric concepts such as congruence, similarity, symmetry, etc. This unit for grades 4 through 6 uses tangrams to compute the area of polygons
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 Tessellations: An Application Of Simple Regular Polygons (SMILE)  Mary Racky, Kenwood School
A lesson designed to develop basic skills making and identifying homogeneous
tessellations, both regular and semiregular. From the Patterns and Logic section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative
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 Virtual Polyhedra  George W. Hart
A growing collection of over 1000 virtual reality polyhedra to explore, complementing Hart's Pavilion of Polyhedreality. Includes instructions for building paper models of polyhedra including modular origami, with ideas for classroom use. Each of the
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