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This list offers good places to begin looking for algebra lesson plan collections or materials on which to base them. For more sites, see our page of individual algebra lesson plans, browse all lesson plans, or search the Library.

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  1. The Geometer's Sketchpad: Classroom Resources - The Math Forum
    Sketchpad and JavaSketchpad dynamic interactive geometry resources on the Math Forum Site: sketches, activities, and tours; MAA meetings and groups with presentations and sample sketches; Forum Sketchpad Web Units (Algebra & Calculus; Vectors; Morphing in Sketchpad). See also the Math Forum's page of Sketchpad Resources on the Web. more>>

  2. GirlTECH - Cynthia Lanius; Center for Research on Parallel Computation (CRPC)
    GirlTECH was a teacher training and student council program that encouraged young women to pursue careers in mathematics and science, offering intensive technology training to explore innovative teaching strategies for gender equity in the classroom through a training period at The Rice School and Rice University in Houston, Texas. GirlTECH lesson plans were designed by participating teachers to take full advantage of Internet resources and teach standard concepts in mathematics and sciences in new and exciting ways. The site includes lessons and Internet projects from 1995-2006. more>>

  3. Internet Lessons - Susan Boone; GirlTECH '95, CRPC, RUSMP
    Lessons with an Internet component, developed for GirlTECH'95, a program funded by CRPC Rice University and the RUSMP. A Functional Housing Market asks students to search the Internet for housing prices and compare them to the area of a house, thus deriving a linear equation. The Internet Pizza Server lets students order pizzas, calculating their area and determine the better buy. With Pop Clock, students look at the census site, study data and make predictions on future populations. Find the mean and median speeds for racers in the INDY 500. Study rates and speeds by using the Real-Time Traffic Report. more>>

  4. K-12 Teaching Materials (Mathematics Archives) - University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)
    An extensive list of Internet sites with significant collections of materials that can be used in the teaching of mathematics at the K-12 level. Organized into categories: lesson plans, schools, software and other K-12 Internet math sites. more>>

  5. 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. more>>

  6. Mathematics - World Lecture Hall
    Links to pages created by faculty worldwide who are using the Web to deliver math class materials: course syllabi, assignments, lecture notes, exams, class calendars, multimedia textbooks, etc. Advanced Integer Programming, Advanced Linear Programming, Advanced Nonlinear Programming, Calculus I, Vector Calculus, and Differential Equations, Calculus II and III, Calculus of a Single Variable, College Algebra, Combinatorics Topics for K-8 Teachers; Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science Students; e-Calculus; Finite Mathematics; Higher Geometry I; History of Math; Interactive Graph Theory Tutorials; Introduction to College Algebra II; Introduction to Differential Equations; Linear Algebra, Probability, and Personal Finance; Linear Programming; Math Foundations of Artificial Intelligence; Mathematical Analysis I; Multivariable Calculus; Multivariable Calculus with Maple Online; Nonlinear Optimization; Numerical Methods for Engineers; Optimization Modeling; Senior Seminar; Statistics; Studies In Mathematics; Technology Tools for Secondary School Mathematics; and Trigonometry. more>>

  7. Math Lessons - Cynthia Lanius
    A variety of algebraic and geometric projects and puzzles that help students find mathematical patterns and formulas. The Million $ Mission explores exponential growth, a Fractal Geometry Unit teaches the secrets of fractals, the Mathematics of Cartography introduces students to the math underlying maps; Geometry Online illustrates Lanius' use of the Web in the classroom; Polyominoes challenges students to find patterns; Pattern Blocks build relations among fractions - and more. more>>

  8. Resource Room (Math Central) - University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    French version: Centre de ressources. A service of Math Central that allows mathematics educators to share resources having to do with math teaching. Submissions are stored in a database that can be browsed by educational level and curriculum strand, or searched by keyword. Also: mathematics glossaries, sites of particular interest to Saskatchewan teachers, and a CyberBibliography. Elementary, middle, and secondary level strands include: algebra, calculus, data management and analysis/consumer mathematics; equations and problem solving; functions; general; geometry; math history; measurement; numbers and operations; problem solving; ratio and proportion; subject integration; and trigonometry. more>>

  9. Secondary Math Units - Margaret Sinclair
    Units for grades 9-12. For grades 9-10: Data Collecting in the Classroom, Algebraic Problem-solving using Spreadsheets (a unit that emphasizes moving from numerical to symbolic representation), and a newspaper review unit on the Skydome. For grades 11-12: Three Days in the Lab (Sketchpad assignments for seniors when lab time is short); Linear Transformations using Spreadsheets; Show and Tell for Big Kids (investigating math using computers when you have limited lab time); and Investigating Functions Using Spreadsheets (with an emphasis on Microsoft Excel). more>>

  10. SMILE Program Mathematics Index - Science and Mathematics Initiatives for Learning Enhancement
    Over 200 single-concept 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, and Miscellaneous. These lessons may be freely copied and used in a classroom but they remain the copyright property of the author. more>>

  11. This is MegaMathematics! (MegaMath) - Nancy Casey; Los Alamos National Laboratory
    The frontier of mathematics is an exciting place, where mathematicians experiment and play with creative and imaginative ideas, many of them accessible to young children; others (infinity is a good example) whose profound mathematical importance is not widely known or understood. MegaMath is a project of the Computer Research and Applications Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory intended to bring unusual and important mathematical ideas to elementary school classrooms so that young people and their teachers can think about them together. more>>


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