 Air Pollution: A Local and Global Problem  Karen Bardeen
Students investigate the problem of air pollution in a given location and research possible solutions using a variety of tools (laboratory technology, Internet resources, multimedia technology, etc.). Mathematics goals include estimating, making, and
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 At Home with Math/Diez Actividades Cotidianas para Padres y Ninos  TERC, Inc, and Ceridian Corporation
Ten activities designed to engage children in arithmetic, estimation, measurement, problemsolving, and other important math skills in the context of ordinary life at home. These activities are designed for children ages 511 and their parents, and are
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 BasketMath Interactive  Robert Cummings, Science Academy Software
Science Academy Software's BasketMath online interactive application drill and practice site offers autoscoring questions in arithmetic, rounding and writing numbers, order of operations, factoring, adding or multiplying signed numbers, calculating perimeter
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 Boomerang (SMILE)  Wilhelm L. Lilly, Kenwood Academy High School
A lesson for grades 412 designed to teach students to estimate angles in degrees and distances in feet or meters; collect data and analyze a histogram; and (optionally) study gyroscopic precession and aerodynamics. From the Recreational and Creative
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 Bowland Maths  Bowland Charitable Trust
Case study problems and lessons designed to develop thinking, reasoning and problem solving skills in UK math pupils ages 1114. In particular, download series of standalone assessment items that challenge students to estimate the number of descendants
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 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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 CubeIt  Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
A math group activity: you will need fifty cubes per group. Gather sugar cubes, wooden cubes, units from Dienes blocks or Cusinaire rods, or any manipulative that has a cubical shape. Students will: estimate the dimensions of the largest cube that can
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 Cuisenaire Math  ETA/Cuisenaire
From the makers of Cuisenaire Rods: Connecting Cuisenaire Rods, Cuisenaire Roddles (board games and puzzles that emphasize spatial reasoning skills), Cuisenaire Rods for the Overhead, Magnetic Cuisenaire Rods, and other manipulatives. Publications include
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 Daniel Willingham
From the author of Why Don't Students Like School? and When Can You Trust the Experts? (subtitled: "How to tell good science from bad in education"). See, in particular, Willingham's articles, such as "Why transfer is hard," "Why students remember or
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 Digital Math  Santa Barbara County Education Office
A site to assist Algebra I, Grade 7, and Grade 6 students, their parents, and educators with the California State Mathematics Content Standards. Log in for Quicktime that provides stepbystep instruction to solve problems aligned with the mathematics
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 DLK MathsWork Software
Selfdifferentiating, topicspecific math software for Windows 3.1 and above, on number, shape and space, and data handling. All of the practice modules have on screen monitoring at three levels. Six problem modules designed to improve users' application
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 Dr. Freemath  Bob Pawloski, Office of Internet Studies, University of Nebraska  Omaha
Archives of a project where elementary classes asked mathematics questions of the Omaha FreeNet, Project TEAM Internet (UNO), and the Technology Task Force of the Eastern Region Math and Science Coalition. Questions and answers range from "At the speed
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 Dyscalculator  Pind, Pernille; and Bjerre, Erik
A calculator app to help dyscalculics by showing quantities in multiple representations: as digits, as words, and (for comparisons) graphically. Dyscalculator also speaks figures aloud and rounds numbers. Developed for iPhone, iPad, and Android with the
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 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.
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 emGames  Wright Group/McGrawHill
Twelve Shockwave games aligned to the Everyday Math curriculum for the early grades. Game topics include the basic operations (including angle addition), place value, money, estimation, factoring, and choosing the larger of two numbers. Many games involve
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 Encarta Online  Microsoft Corporation
Browse or search for math lessons and activities for K12 students and teachers, from problem solving to probability and more.
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 Estimating and Counting Money (SMILE)  Omega L. MinorClark, R. Nathaniel Dett Elementary School
A lesson designed to review estimating and rounding to the nearest dollar; teach skills and practice in counting money; and give students experience in estimating sums and products. From the Practical and Applied Math section of a collection of almost
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 Estimation Contest (SMILE)  Sandra A. KingBryson, Saucedo Magnet School
A lesson that uses breakfast cereal to give students a concrete understanding of the subtle difference between a guess and an estimate. From the Practical and Applied Math section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and
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 Estimation (SMILE)  Iona Greenfield, Carnegie Elementary School
A K1 lesson designed to teach students to solve problems by guessing and checking; to identify length by using informal units to estimate; and to guess and write an addition and subtraction sentence for the number of peas in a pod. From the Geometry
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 Estimation (SMILE)  Theresa W. Akpan, Wells Community Academy
A lesson for grades 58 designed to teach students to estimate numbers of objects by sampling; and to contrast and compare sampling with guessing. From the Practical and Applied Math section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the
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 The Excellent Adventure  Shawsheen Valley Technical High School, Billerica, MA
A mathbased crosscurricular site where students take a trip from Philadelphia down the East coast to Disney World, with several required stops and activities along the way. A teacher's guide, worksheets, and activities are provided: students figure
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 Excel Math  AnsMar Publishers, Inc.
Excel Math is a mathematics curriculum for Kindergarten through Sixth grade students. Students are repeatedly given practice in the use of the concepts, following their introduction, so that they retain them and develop a solid foundation on which to
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 Fast Arithmetic Tips  Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles, Alexander Bogomolny
Specific tips for three broad categories of rapid math: offensive (for the purpose of getting a result fast), defensive (for the purpose of discounting a result fast), or entertaining (for stunning your friends with math magic!). The entertaining category
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 Fermi Questions  Sheila Talamo
Fermi questions emphasize estimation, numerical reasoning, communicating in mathematics, and questioning skills. Students often believe that "word problems" have one exact answer and that the answer is derived in a unique manner. Fermi questions encourage
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 Figure This! Math Challenges for Families  National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Elementarylevel problems with hints, information about when and why answers matter in the real world, suggestions for getting started, and answers with explanations. A Challenge Index lists problems by topic. Examples include: Line Up! (How long do you
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 The Fizz & Martina Math Series (Grades 16)  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 followup activities. Students work in teams to solve the problems, sifting through numbers
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 Fractals in Science: Simulations  Center for Polymer Studies, Boston University
Handson activities, laboratory experiments, and interactive visualization programs that encourage students to explore how fundamentally random microscopic events can give rise to fractal macroscopic patterns. An image gallery and fractal related software
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 Gamco Education Materials: Educational Software for K12
Programs for Macintosh and Windows, with downloadable demo versions. Math programs include: Skillbuilders (perimeter, area, volume, whole numbers, fractions); Paws and Pyramids (perimeter/area/volume game); Word Problem Square Off Series; Touchdown Math
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 GED Math Instruction  Myrna Manly; The Math Forum
A recommendation that calculator use be integrated into GED mathematics instruction. Implicit in this recommendation is the mandate to use calculators properly and intelligently. The ability to "bestimate" is the key ingredient that separates an intelligent
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 Hope's Mathematics Books for Teachers  Hope Martin
A collection of math activity books to order for elementary, middle school, and high school students, written by Hope Martin: What Year am I?: A Math Warmup a Day, Multiple Intelligences in the Mathematics Classroom, 730 Daily Math Warmups, Integrating
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 How do You Stack Up? Revisited (SMILE)  Robert Foote, Walt Disney Magnet School
A lesson designed to teach students to estimate the number of pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters in plastic bags; build stacks of each type of coin; find the thickness of a penny, nickel, dime and quarter after measuring their stacks; measure to the
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 How Much is a Million? (SMILE)  Sharon Simmons, Joseph Stockton Elementary School
A lesson for grades 78 designed to teach students to estimate how much a
million of something weighs. From the Recreational and Creative Math section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative for
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 Humanity's Life Span (Math Chat)  Frank Morgan, MAA Online
Challenge: Estimate the life span of the human race. Answer: Al Zimmermann says with 80% confidence that we have between 100,000 and 10 million years to go.
Perhaps another million years is the best guess. (By comparison, the dinosaurs reigned for over
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 Interactive Games  Cathleen J. Chamberlain and Mark Cogan, Oswego City School District
Design matching games and quizzes. Premade games include Ghost Blasters and Sum Sense, for practicing arithmetic; Banana Hunt, for estimating angle measures; Bang on Time, Class Clock, and Stop the Clock; Billy Bug, for learning coordinates; Fraction
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 An Introduction to Data Reading and Computations (SMILE)  Christeen Brown, Robert Fulton Elementary School
A lesson for grades 35 designed to teach students to identify data on the horizontal (x) axis and vertical (y) axis; read numbered pounds on a weight scale; estimate pounds upon sight before being given a known weight; identify actual weight; understand
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 An Introduction to Estimation and Measurements (SMILE)  Christeen Brown, Robert Fulton Elementary
A lesson for grades 35 designed to teach students to convert ounces to pounds; measure liquids; describe measurements in sizes; measure volumes; understand the importance of knowing and using the measurements; observe shapes and sizes in measurements;
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 Invest Smart  David Leung, George Lee, and Andy Kim
Learn about the stock market and investment techniques. A Market Simulation lets classes, clubs, or individuals invest an imaginary $100,000 and track the results; includes a separate mutual funds simulation. Site also contains information about saving
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 Junk Food Math (SMILE)  Sharon Ross, DeWitt Clinton School
A lesson for grades 34 designed to teach students estimation and to introduce percentage. From the Graphs and Visuals section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement.
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 KS3 Maths Homework Series  Stafford Burndred; Pearson Publishing (U.K.)
A series of 6 homework packs providing 180 different homework sheets covering levels 38 of the UK National Curriculum (ages 1114). Each pack addresses a separate level, and exercises use a speed marking system so that a full class can be marked in about
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 Lesson Plan Search  Google
Free math lesson plans that make use of Google Earth, Google Calendar, Exploring Computational Thinking, and other products and projects of the search engine company: Telling time & Google Calendar; Human Dimensions Project; Median of Latitude Data;
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 Mangahigh.com Math Games  Blue Duck Education Ltd
A gamesbased math learning environment built around the UK's national curriculum. Mangahigh.com's online quiz game, Prodigi, adaptively coaches students aged 1016 with worked examples, full hints, and solutions. Other interactive games include "Save
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 Math Around Us  Williams, Buccola, Moderators; KIDPROJ/KIDLINK
Students participating in the Math Around Us project will explore different ways to look at math in the real world. A new activity is introduced each month from October through May; you can register and participate in all or part of the project. Math
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 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
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 Mathematical Thinking  Swan, Malcolm; and Ridgway, Jim
Selfcontained, selfinstructional modules that "promote and assess thinking skills in mathematics." Mathematical Thinking Classroom Assessment Techniques (Math CATs) tasks from the Fieldtested Learning Assessment Guide (FLAG) include "Fault Finding
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 Math Movement  Tim Chartier
Blog that focuses on mathematics and the "progress or movement" that occurs in Chartier's teaching, research, writing, and performing. An Associate Professor of Mathematics at Davidson College, Chartier has trained at Le Centre du Silence mime school
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 Math Moves!
Experiential installations that "stimulate mathematical imaginations and build the mathematical abilities" of interest, confidence, and skills. Museum exhibits have included "Balance and Imbalance," "Comparing Frequencies," "Shadow Fractions," "Scaling
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 Math  PhET Simulations  University of Colorado
Dozens of free interactive, researchbased simulations of mathematical phenomena, from arithmetic, estimation, graphing lines, and Plinko probability, to projectile motion, wave on a string, Fourier (making waves), and blackbody spectrum. PhET's Java
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 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 facetoface interviews of students as they reason and explain their strategies, demonstrate
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 Maths Concept Maps  New Zealand Council for Educational Research
This is a series of framework statements that have been developed in significant areas of mathematics. They provide information about the key mathematical ideas involved, link to relevant ARB resources, and
suggest some ideas on the teaching and assessing
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 Maths Outdoors  Juliet Robertson
Blog posts from an education consultant "passionate about getting children outside." Posts on learning math outside with a kinesthetic emphasis, which date back to September, 2008, have included "Leaf Logic," "Investigating Right Angles with Sticks,"
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