 Open Middle  Johnson, Nanette; and Kaplinsky, Robert
"Open middle" problems, hints, and answers, all aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Introduced by Dan Meyer, these kinds of math challenges have a "closed beginning," meaning that they all start with the same initial problem; a "closed
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 Paper Pool (SMILE)  Barbara Williams, Cook Elementary School
A lesson designed to teach students to recognize rectangles whose sides have the same ratio; use the concept of common factor to find rectangles with the smallest
area having a given ratio of sides; practice organizing data and looking for patterns;
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 Paper Toss Shootout (SMILE)  Edwina R. Justice, Gunsaulus Scholastic Academy
A lesson for grade 8 designed to teach students to use class data to calculate percentages; participate in a group activity; relate this activity to NBA (National Basketball Association) stats; and calculate select percentages for NBA Finals data. From
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 Passy's World of Mathematics
Lesson outlines by this Australianborn math teacher include Venn diagram word problems, combining like terms, translate word equations, and isometric drawing and 3d cubes; PowerPoint presentations include traversable networks, sharing using ratios, real
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 Pearson Learning  Dale Seymour Publications
A leading publisher of educational materials, emphasizing math, science, and the arts. The site contains: an online catalog; math curricula include: CMP (the Connected Mathematics Project) and Investigations (Investigations in Number, Data, and Space,
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 Phenomenological Probability (SMILE)  Robert Foote, Disney Magnet School
A lesson for grades 68 designed to find the difference between theoretical and experimental probability in three different experiments: rolling dice, using marbles and a spinner, and through a card trick. From the Probability and Statistics section of
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 Pick a number from 1 to 10 ... for SCIENCE!  Alec Perkins
"When asked 'pick a number from 1 to 10,' people tend to pick certain numbers more than others, in particular 7 and 4 over the extremes...." Participate by choosing your own number; see bar graphs and line plots of data submitted thus far according to
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 Pop Clock  Susan Boone
A lesson on data collection, problem solving, research skills, interpolation of data. Students review the Census Bureau's home page on the Internet and gather data regarding trends in population. They study these data and make predictions of future populations,
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 Potent Problems  Institute for Studies in Educational Mathematics
A database of problems that deepen understanding of mathematics through multiple answers, approaches to an answer, interpretations, extensions, perspectives on a mathematical idea, layers of complexity, or algorithms. Potent problem content topics include
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 The Power of One  Robert Matthews, The New Scientist
Benford's law demands that around 30 per cent of the numbers in a given data set will start with a 1, 18 per cent with a 2, right down to just 4.6 per cent starting with a 9. This essay provides a mathematical history behind the counterintuitive law,
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 Power Spreadsheets  Jorge A. Gomez
Illustrated tutorials for Microsoft Excel, with accompanying practical examples and sample workbooks: formulas and functions, data analysis, PivotTables, Visual Basic for
Application (VBA), and more.
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 A Practical Guide to Wavelet Analysis  Christopher Torrence and Gilbert P. Compo
Read an introduction to wavelet analysis and Monte Carlo methods, or download it in PDF or PostScript format. Use an interactive wavelet plotting form to investigate sample time series or your own data. Download wavelet software in Fortran, IDL, or
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 Probability of Childhood Games (SMILE)  Robert Foote, Disney Magnet School
A lesson for grades 68 designed to explore the probability of several different events theoretically and experimentally using spinners and a Monopoly game board. From the Probability and Statistics section of a collection of almost 200 single concept
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 Probability (SMILE)  Ana Timbers, Stockton School
A lesson for grades 68 designed to teach students the relation between theoretical probability and experimental results as they draw marbles from a bag and record the results. From the Probability and Statistics section of a collection of almost 200
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 Probability (SMILE)  Laura Willis Moss, South Shore Community Academy
A lesson designed to teach students to derive a general formula for the probability of a given event when each possible outcome is equally likely. From the Probability and Statistics section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the
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 Probability (SMILE)  Sandy Reed, Robert Fulton School
A lesson for grades 58 designed to help students learn, discover, explore and make a table of the number of times a specific event can occur, considering the results of two types of events: repeated sampling with replacement (events are independent)
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 Productive Struggle
Group blog, with most contributions by secondary math and science teachers, that aims to "push teachers to learn in the same way that we push our students to learn" and "work together to make our struggles productive." Posts, which date back to March,
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 Project Interactivate  Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.
Interactive middle school lessons on number and operations, geometry and measurement, functions and algebra, and probability and statistics. They feature: online activities (illustrative Java applets including: Venn diagrams; clock arithmetic; Pythagorean
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 QueryTree  D4 Software Ltd
Drag and drop this free tool to explore, analyze, and visualize data — without special code, formulas, or even software: QueryTree queries tabular information within your web browser.
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 Questionnaire Design and Surveys Sampling  Prof. Hossein Arsham; University of Baltimore
Course notes on basic statistical analyses of data from sample surveys, especially for marketing science.
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 Rainforest Realities  Furlano, Nelson, Rakes, Willis; Braceville Elementary School, Braceville, Illinois
A project for third and sixth graders, involving Internet research, data collection, and conservation efforts on behalf of the Brazilian rainforest. Site includes a summary of the project, scenario, sample student projects, and Internet reference links.
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 Real World  Lesson Ideas: Math; Teachnet.Com
Activities: Buy Groceries; Plan Christmas Vacation; Credit Cards for Kids; Who's Average?; Carpet Your Classroom; Division from a Printer's Viewpoint.
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 Real World Math  Thomas J. Petra
Lessons that use Google Earth to teach math include Oil Spill Estimates and Scientific Notations; Iditarod Challenge and Typhoon Project; Four Color Map and Mazes & Labyrinths; Crop Circles and Fractal Measurement; Lunar Sports and Rockets. Each lesson
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 Rebuilding an Empire  Mike Waechter
Blog by a middle school math teacher in northern California. Posts, which date back to March, 2015, have included "The Good, The Bad and A Moment"; "NBA Desmos Scatter Plots"; and "Barbie Zip Line."
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 Recent Earthquake Teachable Moments  Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) is a university consortium sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), dedicated to the operations of scientific facilities for the acquisition, management, and distribution of freely available
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 RegressIt  Robert Nau
This free Excel addin macro (xlam) performs multivariate descriptive data analysis, multiple linear regression (with forecasting), and variable transformations. Fitting models with up to 50 variables at one time and up to 32,000 rows of data, RegressIt
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 Relativity  Brian K. Wegley; Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, IL
Highenergy high school physics: an openended investigative study of relativity. Site contains a summary, scenario, student pages, and useful Internet links, as well as a list of standards addressed, and assessment rubrics. Part of the Handbook of Engaged
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 Resourceaholic  Joanne Morgan
Blog of teaching ideas and resources recommended by a Key Stage 5 Coordinator in a Greater London (UK) girls' grammar school. Posts, which date back to April, 2014, have included a recurring series of "math gems" as well as "Highest Common Factor and
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 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,
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 Resources for Spreadsheet Analysts  Thomas A. Grossman, University of San Francisco
Addins, templates, standalone software and resources that assist in building models, performing analysis, distributing models to other people, compliance, and managing spreadsheet information systems and spreadsheet model assets. Categories of resources
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 Retrosheet
Digitizing playbyplay accounts of Major League Baseball games from the past century through the present. Freely download event files, which detail "literally every play" in big league baseball; game logs; schedules; narratives, which provide text playbyplay
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 Revision Universe  Arnav Rawat
Downloadable worksheets with questions on cumulative frequency; line graphs; mean, mode, median and range; pie charts; curved graphs; expanding brackets; graphical solution of equations; ratio; trial and improvement; area and perimeter; density, mass
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 Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics  David M. Lane, Rice University
A comprehensive interactive resource for studying statistics, in four modules: HyperStat Onlinean introductorylevel hypertext statistics book, with links to other statistics resources on the Web; simulations/demonstrationsJava applets that display
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 Rich Maths Tasks to Engage  East Midlands Maths Network
These teachermade rich maths tasks in number, algebra, shape, and data handling emerged from a collaborative project run by Jon Stratford, Lead Practitioner for the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT): arrangements, clock face, chocolate dilemma,
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 Right Brained Math  Brandon Price
"Searching for divergence and creativity in all that mathy stuff." Price teaches algebra, geometry, statistics, and robotics at Austin's Khabele School, an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. His blog, which dates back to March, 2013, has
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 RiskLab Toronto
One of an international network of math laboratories in the field of risk
modelling. Originally intended to model financial risk, the field has grown
to encompass a number of other areas. Site provides summaries of the lab's
research (including
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 Rlab Computer Language  Ian Searle
An interactive, interpreted scientific programming environment for fast numerical prototyping and program development. With numerical solvers and functions from the Gnu Scientific Library (GSL) and the netlib, rlabplus lets you visualize data using gnuplot,
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 Rob Barry's Website
Recent stories by The Wall Street Journal investigative reporter who specializes in computerassisted reporting, which he describes as "the practice of wrestling large sets of data into compelling narratives." Barry's articles have ranged from insider
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 Robert Kaplinsky  Glenrock Consulting  Robert Kaplinsky
Lessons consist of "The Challenge(s)," "Question(s) To Ask," "Consider This," and alignments to Common Core State Standards (CCSS): "How Can We Water All Of The Grass?" and "How Much Money Should Dr. Evil Demand?" and "How Did They Make Ms. PacMan?"
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 Robert's Online Applications  Robert Lum
Java applets to assist with financial investments: commissions pricer, derivatives pricer, loan pricer, option pricer, option strategy visualizer, portfolio pricer, quote sheet, stock volatility charts, and tax pricer (1999, 1998, 1997, 1996 or 1995).
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 Rockin' the Standards
Musical recordings by a rock band led by a veteran elementary school teacher who takes the lyrics from common tunes and changes them to help kids remember what they've been taught in school. Each of the fourteen songs on the album "Rockin' the Standards
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 Rodney Carr's Home Page  Deakin University, Australia
Books and software on statistics and advanced spreadsheet design. Contact the author for passwords to access downloadable documents and executable Microsoft Excel workbooks such as XLStatistics, for statistical analysis of data; XLGenetics, for illustrating
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 The Roots of the Equation  James Cleveland
Blog by a high school algebra teacher in New York City "trying to figure out how it all fits together ... [and] creating interdisciplinary problems, projects, and thinking." A Math for America (MfA) fellow, Cleveland has blogged since June, 2011, with
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 Rossman/Chance Applet Collection  Franciso Garcia, Carlos Lima, and Beth Chance
Applets for simulating confidence intervals for population parameter, tintervals for different population shapes, behavior of regression line, histogram bin width, sampling Reeses Pieces, sampling 2002 U.S. Senators, sampling pennies, sampling words
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 ROSSMANCHANCE.COM  Allan J. Rossman & Beth L. Chance
Workshops and presentations, publications, and current projects by the authors of the Workshop Mathematics Project textbooks. See tables of contents, instructor guides, sample syllabi and exams, and answers to activities from books in the Workshop Statistics
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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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 Sabermetrics  The Baseball Archive
"The search for objective knowledge about baseball." Read a primer of Bill James' findings, or David Grabiner's manifesto on Sabermetrics. Studies address minor league equivalencies ("Are minor league stats a good precictor of major league performance?"),
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 Sabernomics: Economic Thinking about Baseball  JohnCharles Bradbury
A blog on the economics in, and of, the game of baseball. Original tools and studies includes salary estimators, research on age and hitting and pitching, antitrust and Major League Baseball, attendance and winning, Barry Bonds and walks, competition
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 SABER  The World Bank Group
An open data tool that provides comparative data on education policies around the world. The Systems Approach for Better Education Results (SABER) web tool aims to help countries collect and analyze information on their education policies, benchmark themselves
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 Salt Creek Investigation  LaceyAnderson, Provus; Carl Sandburg Jr. H.S., Rolling Meadows, IL
This interdisciplinary study of Salt Creek involves junior high students in the examination of authentic community problems. Through the use of technology and other community resources, students are introduced to water quality issues and develop proposals
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