 Statistics, Measurement Uncertainty, and the Number of Galaxies in the Universe Lab  Dennis Zaritsky; Univ. of California at Santa Cruz
From a course in observational astronomy, a lab for exploring some basic issues regarding statistics in astronomy and measurement uncertainties, and finally
produceing an estimate of the number of galaxies in the Universe (with its associated uncertainty).
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 The STEM Collaborative  Maryland Public Television, Arkansas Educational Television Network, Alabama Public Television, and Kentucky Educational Television
The four online adventures Scale City, ProportionLand, Math by Design (architecture), and Rock 'n Roll Road Trip (music) engage students to use geometry, algebra, and proportional reasoning for skateboard ramps, cooking, amusement park roller coasters
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 StradivariSecrets.com  Dmitry Badiarov
Violin drawing tutorial and software based on application of early acoustics to violin making.
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 Student Activities from Jefferson Lab's BEAMS Program  Steve Gagnon
Middle school science and math activities from Jefferson Lab. Each activity includes a teacher overview, student and teacher materials which may be viewed online or downloaded in PDF format, and a list of the relevant Virginia State Standards of Learning.
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 Superfluous Accuracy  Jim Loy
Cases where measurement is claimed to be so exact its accuracy is "superfluous": The Great Pyramid, the age of the earth, to the minute...
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 The Surface Area of a Cylinder (SMILE)  Edwina R. Justice, Gunsaulus Academy
A lesson designed to teach students to relate the areas of one rectangle and two circles to the total surface area of a cylinder; relate the circumference of a circle to the base of the rectangular section of a cylinder; and to review the area of a circle.
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 The Surface Area of a Cylinder (Version 2.0) (SMILE)  Edwina R. Justice, Gunsaulus Academy
A grade 8 group activity that uses a phenomenological approach, teaching students to apply concepts to a problemsolving situation. From the Geometry and Measurement section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics
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 Teachers TryScience
Free lessons, teaching strategies, and resources to spark students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The Teachers TryScience site features collaboration tools for discussing and sharing effective instructional practices. Teachers
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 Teaching Math to Visually Impaired Students  Susan Osterhaus, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSVBI)
Questions and answers offering teaching strategies for improving the mathematical
understanding of visually impaired students. Challenges include solving quadratic equations; geometric constructions; transformations, line symmetry, and tessellations;
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 Teaching Pets  Andy Davis
See the math resources section of this collection of worksheets and related resources for the primary and middle grades teachers.
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 Team Umizoomi  Viacom International Inc.
Milli, Geo, and Bot solve everyday math problems with their "Umifriend" preschoolers. Get Mighty Math crafts, games, printables, and recipes. Download episodes of this animated liveaction series broadcast on Nickelodeon's Nick Jr. television show.
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 TestPrep Mathematics Table of Contents  Pamela Cohen, Walter Antoniotti
Free practice problems worksheets in whole numbers; fractions; decimals, ratios, rates, proportions, and percentages; exponents, roots, algebra, and geometry; using formulas to solve problems; multistep word problems; and graphs, signed numbers, statistics,
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 ThatQuiz  Andrew Lyczak
Practice integer and fraction arithmetic, inequalities, averages, exponents, factors, algebra, calculus, shapes, probability, place value, graphs, sets, trigonometry, and more. The site times and scores performance. Register for online administration
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 There Is No Place Like SPACE  Sharon White
Junior high students explore living in space through this interdisciplinary (art, language arts, math, reading, social studies and science) project. Site contains a summary, scenario, student pages, and Internet links, as well as a list of standards addressed.
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 TheXorb  Jagan Deb
Online calculators for the slope and yintercept of linear equations; standard deviations; mean, mode, and range; the Pythagorean Theorem; and properties of geometric figures such as triangles, squares, circles (circumference given area; area given diameter;
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 Tom Snyder Productions
Software for teachers who love to teach. Company information, free demos, catalog; free CD sampler; product descriptions, online classroom activities, professional development (including public seminars and onsite workshops), Technology Newsletter, and
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 Tools for Building Math Concepts  the Math Forum @ Drexel
An online workshop for exploring how technology can help students develop fundamental concepts of multiplication, fractions, division and area through the process of generating data and examining patterns. New cohorts are started as they fill, so register
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 Tostaky.Biz  Jerome Verstrynge
JavaScript utilities formatted for the smaller screens of tablets and smartphones: timer, stopwatch, world clocks, and other timekeeping tools; and unit converters for area, force, length, torque, weight, and more.
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 Travel Triangles (SMILE)  Sarah Barrett, Mars Hill School
A middle and high school geometry lesson designed to teach students to review and demonstrate an understanding of the three kinds of angles (by degrees). From the Geometry and Measurement section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by
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 Tricks for Learning Math  Math Forum, Teacher2Teacher FAQ
Answers to a frequently asked question: What are some math tricks and mnemonic devices I can use with my students?
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 Uncovering Mathematics with Manipulatives and Calculators  Texas Instruments, Inc.
A text that provides K6 activities emphasizing problem solving, reasoning, communications, and connections, clustered into four content strands: number sense; patterns, relations, and functions; measurement and geometry; and probability and statistics.
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 Understanding 'Rate' Word Problems  Rick Garlikov
A conceptual explanation of doing various kinds of math "rate" problems (e.g., "distance/speed/time" problems, problems involving combining work done by different agents working at different rates of speed, quantity/proportion problems, etc.).
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 UniformMotion Problems: Just Playing With Cars (SMILE)  David Drymiller, Morgan Park High School
A lesson that uses batteryoperated cars to teach students to solve uniform motion word problems using rate X time = distance; and gives them practice in measuring in the metric and English systems. From the Practical and Applied Math section of a collection
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 UnitConversion.org
Perform online unit conversions for volume, distance, temperature, time, speed, and more for a total of 2,100 kinds of units in 78 different categories.
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 Unit Converter
The converter works for units of area, energy, pressure, volume,
temperature, mass, length, numbers, velocity etc. You put in a number and
select a base unit and select a unit to convert to. The conversion result
will immediately appear in the output
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 Uniteasy: Scientific Unit Conversion and Dictionary
The site contains a variety of unit converters, including for space and time (angle, area, length, time, velocity, volume, solid angle, and astronomical distance), electricity, acoustics, chemical, mechanics, magnetism, IT, heat/energy, light, and radiation.
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 UnitJuggler: Online Unit Conversions  Pierre Di Marco
UnitJuggler offers free unit conversions, for distance and length, area, volume, weight and mass, temperature, time, and more.
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 Use A Chair To Teach Math (SMILE)  Laura B. Reed, Rosa L. Parks School
A lesson designed to teach students some basic operations of math through measuring a chair. Sample questions: What size box would it take to mail the chair? Could two chairs fit in the same box? How many chairs could fit in this room? What area of space
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 Using the Balance (SMILE)  Marie Davis, Marconi Community Academy
A lesson designed to teach students to use an equal arm balance to determine the mass of an object by comparing it with the mass of objects whose mass in grams
is known; and to use graph paper to construct a bar graph. From the Algebra and Trigonometry
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 Volume and Surface Area (SMILE)  Charlotte Goldwater, Kenwood Academy
A lesson for grades K12 designed to teach students to understand the difference between surface area and volume. From the Geometry and Measurement section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative
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 VulcanSoft
Win95/NT4 software. Includes a measurement converter with 15 categories and over 270 different measurement units, a financial calculator with 14 different financial calculations and table output, and a city distance calculator with over 1900 cities, which
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 Water Puzzle  Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles, Alexander Bogomolny
There are three glasses  3, 5, and 8 oz. The first two are empty, the last contains 8 oz of water. By pouring water from one glass to another make at least one of them contain exactly 4 oz of water. Investigation into this puzzle by experimentation,
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 Water Tidbits: Questions and Answers  U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Topics covered include: Water use in the United States, USGS water data and measurements; Water use in your home; Chemistry and water. Links to other sites about water.
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 Whales: A Thematic Web Unit  Kimberlye P. Joyce, Curry School
A thematic unit for cooperative learning across the K5 integrated curriculum; an interactive resource for teachers, students and parents. Teacher Resources (Bibliography, Book Reviews, Glossary, Homework Suggestions); Student Activities (Whale Research,
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 What is Chaos?  Matthew A. Trump; University of Texas at Austin
An interactive online physics course for everyone: a 5part nontechnical introduction to physics and chaotic motion in classical and quantum mechanics. Contents include: The Philosophy of Determinism (every cause has a unique effect, and vice versa);
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 What's My Area? (SMILE)  Karen L. Mickel, William Carter Elementary School
An elementary lesson designed to teach students to cover an area with uniform tiles and count the number of tiles needed; recognize rectangles, triangles and squares; and review basic colors. From the Geometry and Measurement section of a collection of
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 Whistler Alley Mathematics  Paul Kunkel
Kunkel's Geometer's Sketchpad lessons convey a conceptual understanding, usually without rigorous proof, with questions and suggestions for extensions: Buffon's Needle (an old probability exercise); Chinese Handcuffs (questions with applications for geometry,
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 Width, Diameter, and Geometric Inequalities (The Geometry Junkyard)  David Eppstein, Theory Group, ICS, UC Irvine
An extensive annotated list of links to material on width, diameter, and geometric inequalities.
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 Wired Math  Dean Murray, Soo Go, Jamie Pearson; University of Waterloo (Canada)
A free website created for students and teachers by a teacher for the University of Waterloo. The online games, drills, "follow up exercises," and answers
address topics common to middle grades on every continent. Also availalble from http://www.wiredmath.ca/
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 WisWeb  Freudenthal Institute
The Freudenthal Institute, a Dutch organization for secondary education, provides applets to support/extend the math instruction of students 12 years and older. For this site, WisWeb recommends versions 5 or higher of Internet Explorer, Netscape or Opera.
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 wNetSchool
A resource for K12 teachers, with some information for adult education teachers (i.e., the GED exam). Subscribing to the site is free, but one may also enter without subscribing. wNetSchool provides lesson plans centered around the Internet or educational
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 World's Fastest Man  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
The 1998 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records features an article about Donovan Bailey, billed as the fastest man alive. The article begins: "Canadian Donovan Bailey rocketed into the record books when he set a new world mark of 9.84 seconds
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 Writing to Develop Understanding: The Math Forum @ Drexel's PoWs  Suzanne Alejandre
What can we ask students about their problem solving that will help them the most? This article, originally published in the December, 2006, issue of the CMC ComMuniCator, journal of the California Mathematics Council, addresses that question by examining
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