 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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 Pathfinder Services, Inc.
An Indianabased nonprofit which, among other projects, creates mathematics teaching aids, including Recycled Math Manipulatives, Fraction Islands, Pattern Blocks Plus, and Polyhedra Plus. Full descriptions and ordering information are provided. They
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 PBS Mathline: Math at the Movies
Math concepts, challenges, and more, from the movies. For kids: solve puzzles from the movies; explore movie math concepts; and learn about a movie career involving math. Teachers, there are teaching and assessment tips here as well, not directly connected
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 Percentage Calculator  Chris Misenheimer
JavaScript percentage calculator; percentage calculator in common phrases; percent calculator; add or subtract a percentage (tips, percent off, sales price, tax); percent change; percent error; and percent difference.
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 Percentage Increase/Decrease  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math Common Question
A selection of answers to questions about percentage increase and decrease, such as "Why doesn't a decrease of 15%, followed by an increase of 15%, get you back to where you started?" and "If I increase an initial amount by P percent, by what percentage
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 Percentages (SMILE)  Emma Taylor, Douglass Math and Science Academy
A lesson for grades 56 designed to introduce students to percents; demonstrate how to change fractions to decimals; and show how to change decimals to percents. From the Arithmetic section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science
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 Percent  David Giordano
For Win95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP, or for Pocket PC/Windows CE: calculate the percentage of any number out of any number. Free trial download; shareware program.
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 Percents: (An application to real life problems) (SMILE)  Lucille H. Chambers, Trumbull School
A lesson for grade 7 designed to teach students to find a percent of a number by multiplying by a fraction or a decimal equivalent to that percent. From the Practical and Applied Math section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the
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 Percents (SMILE)  Albert Michael, Robert Fulton Elementary School
A lesson for grades 35 designed to teach students to rename ratios, decimals, and fractions as percents; change ratios into percents; weigh items on a scale; and multiply decimals. From the Practical and Applied Math section of a collection of almost
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 PhotoMath  Martha Jean Barrett; Kodak
A project where students created their own mathematical board games for use with younger or less advanced students, for grades 48. Working in teams, advanced students covered seven math categories: whole numbers, decimals, fractions, measurement, geometry,
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 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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 PlaneMath  InfoUse, in cooperation with NASA
Materials for elementary school students about math and aeronautics, designed to stimulate and motivate students with physical disabilities in grades 47 to pursue aeronauticsrelated careers via the development and delivery of accessible math education
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 Play Ball (SMILE)  Roslyn N. Matthews, South Shore High School
A baseball lesson designed to teach students to compute batting and earned run averages; given general dimensions of the playing field and some equipment, change the units to the metric system; find the diagonal distance from 3rd base to 1st base; and
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 Polymath Love  Gary Smith
Free and lowcost Macintosh software for middle school mathematics: over
200 programs written by a classroom teacher. Program descriptions and some free programs are available to download from the Web, or order the CDROM for $100 U.S., which includes
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 PreAlgebra (Middle School Math)  Homeworkhelp.com, Inc.
Free prealgebra lessons on: types of numbers (numbers and their properties, negative numbers); fractions (reducing, multiplying, dividing, adding and subtracting, mixed numbers, comparing fractions, ratios & proportions, percentages, decimals, scientific
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 Printables: Student Handouts  The Learning Network
PDF format printable handouts. Browse by grade or subject; check out the featured handouts; or search for a topic of your choice. Other resources also available through the Lesson Planning Center links on the site.
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 Problem Solving Using Percentages (SMILE)  Thelma A. Rex, Rosa L. Parks Middle School
A lesson designed to teach students to recognize three basic percentage problems: using M&Ms to find what percent one number is of another; find a percentage of a number; and find a number when the percent is known. From the Practical and Applied Math
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 Professor Freedman's Math Help  Ellen Freedman
A mixture of sound, animation, humor and personal advice dealing with math anxiety for the adult student and community college learner. The site includes tutorial lessons, math assignments, study skills tips, information on learning styles, an online
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 The Professor in a Syllabus: Elementary Algebra  Vision Alpha Products
Selfinstructional elementary algebra and arithmetic. Learn at your own pace from dozens of brief, animated, independent, selfteaching modules. Watch videos of TPIAS in action for distance learning, and its demo, before subscribing. Also available at
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 Prof. McFarland's Help Center for Mathematics Students  Thomas McFarland, Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin System
McFarland's handouts for courses such as Finite Mathematics, Basic Algebra, Calculus, and The Logic of Chess. Interactive (JavaScript) selftests or explorations cover integer and fractional exponents; factoring; reducing, adding, multiplying, and dividing
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 Project IMPULS  Tokyo Gakugei University
Project IMPULS (Project for International Mathteacher Professionalization Using Lesson Study) offers opportunities and ideas for mathematics teachers using lesson study. The library includes lesson study about positive and negative numbers; division;
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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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 ProTeacher  ProTeacher
A teachercreated resource site for elementary schoolteachers, offering lessons and materials, education news, links for finding schools, news and weather, and a reference desk. An index of links to information on various academic subjects includes Mathematics
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 Purplemath  Your Algebra Resource  Elizabeth Stapel
Algebra modules provide lessons, practical tips, hints, worked examples, and point out common mistakes in basic triangle length (trigonometry) values, calculators (what model to buy), canceling units, domain and range, exponents, factoring quadratics,
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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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 Quia!  The Learning Group
Create your own Javaenabled quizzes, home pages, and learning games to play over the Internet: enter your material into a form, select a few options, and press a button. Games have been created and are available for browsing in mathematics, as well as:
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 Quiz Me  D. Kell and Mercer County Community College
Interactive quizzes constructed using software provided by Addison Wesley Longman Publishers. Autoscoring, multiple choice selftests on whole numbers (place value, operations, applications, rounding, roots and order of operations); fractions (equivalencies,
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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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 Ratios and Proportions (SMILE)  Mamie P. Scott, Edward Coles Elementary School
A 7th grade lesson designed to review ratios and proportions and to teach students to determine the relation between individual height and reach; find equal ratios; solve word problems using ratios by trial and error; and practice finding pictorial expressions
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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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 Reducing/Simplifying Fractions  Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math Common Question
A selection of answers to questions about reducing and simplifying fractions, such as "How do you know when a fraction is in its simplest form?" and "What is the easiest method of reducing fractions to lowest terms?" and "Should fractions always be reduced
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 The Remarkable Number 1/89  Robert Miner
An overview of the Fibonacci series, interesting facts about it, and a sketch of the proof of why the decimal expansion of the fraction 1/89 contains all the Fibonacci numbers expressed as a sequence of decimal fractions, a fact discovered by Cody Birsner.
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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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 Rick's Math Web  Rick Schauer
Math curriculum geared toward special education learners with math disabilities and for learners preparing for the State of Minnesota's 8th Grade Basic Skills Test, with over 4,000 practice problems and stepbystep solutions for learners prekindergarten
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 The RightAngle Triangle Solver  Steve Ayers
Input two sides of a right triangle, or one of its sides and one of its angles, and this site calculates the remaining sidelengths and angles. Also, convert decimals and fractions, and imperial and metric units of measure. Requires JavaScript.
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 Rolf's Calculator  Rolf Howarth
A fully featured JavaScript scientific calculator that includes trig functions and logarithms, factorials, 12 levels of parentheses, logs to base 2, bitwise logical operators, hex, octal, binary and ascii display.
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 Rolling and Learning® with trisquare dice  Creative Enterprises, Inc.
A book describing math games to be played with 14sided dice, suitable for grades K6 or 8. Order form available on the web.
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 Rounding a Decimal  NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
Round 12.5861 to the nearest hundredth. A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test.
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 Sales Tax and Discounts (SMILE)  Denise Folk, Richard E. Byrd Academy
A lesson for grades 68 designed to teach students that sales tax is an additional charge on products purchased; how to compute sales tax on different items using register tapes; that discount means to take a certain amount off the price of something;
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 Sales Tax (SMILE)  Allen Batts, Jr., Jane A. Neil School
A lesson for grades 68 designed to teach students to understand and calculate sales tax on merchandise and food. From the Practical and Applied Math section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative
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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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 Scholastic Online Activities  Math  Scholastic, Inc.
Lessons and activities for grades PreK3 or 48, with sources listed: Kids USA Survey; Max's Math Adventures of interactive whiteboardready rhyming math activities, audio support, and printables; Math Maven's Mysteries; I Spy Oops Hoops; Math Hunt; and
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 SCORE! Educational Centers
An educational and entertaining site for parents and educators, with helpful articles on motivating and communicating with K8 kids, questions and answers, handson activities, interactive message boards, and a store.
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 SeeMath.com  Tal Greengard
Free animations of mathematical concepts, with explanations: whole numbers, negative numbers, fractions, cups and counters, operations, carrying tens using base ten blocks, and more.
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 SelfInstructional Mathematics Tutorials  Center for Support of Teaching and Learning, Syracuse University
Selfinstructional material for university students of chemistry, economics, political science and/or psychology. Math topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, tables, bar graphs, circle graphs, the visual display of information,
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 Share Six Cookies with Seven People  Don Cohen (The Mathman)
Young children (ages 67) discover fractions by dividing cookies  3 cookies with 2 people, 2 cookies with 3 people, etc.. A sample problem with answers from Chapter 2 of Don Cohen's worksheet book.
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 Shelley's Mathematics Articles  Shelley Walsh
"Little selfcontained articles [that] write up more than you can normally fit in a lecture, and ... hopefully put together enough explanation so that there's something for a great variety of different ways of thinking." Organized into Geometry; Analytic
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 Significant Digits  R. H. Logan, Instructor of Chemistry, El Centro College
An explanation of significant digits, with sections on: Measured Values; Computed Values; Rules for Determining the Number of Significant Digits In Numbers With Indicated Decimals; Significant Digits In Numbers Not Having an Indicated Decimal; Significant
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 Significant Figures and Rounding Rules  Christopher Mulliss
A site dedicated to the discussion of issues relating to the proper teaching of
significant figures and rounding rules in high school and college science courses. Includes a link to a detailed study "On the Standard Rounding Rule for Multiplication and
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 Skill in Algebra  Lawrence Spector
An introduction to algebra, with questions that, when moused over, reveal their answers: algebraic expressions, signed numbers, adding and subtracting signed numbers, multiplying and dividing signed numbers, reciprocals and zero, removing grouping symbols,
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