 Tessellations: An Application Of Simple Regular Polygons (SMILE)  Mary Racky, Kenwood School
A lesson designed to develop basic skills making and identifying homogeneous
tessellations, both regular and semiregular. From the Patterns and Logic section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative
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 themathlab.com
Playful, interactive studentmade problems, games, drills, lesson ideas, tools, "magic," and more. Lessons include practice problems which, when solved correctly, generate passwords that grant access to "treasure rooms." Lesson ideas include Algebachee
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 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
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 Time Engineers  Software Kids
A CDROM game of interactive, openended engineering problems to solve by using math and science skills, designed to help middle and high school students explore and apply some of the fundamental principles of engineering. Time Engineers encourages trialanderror
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 Toads And Frogs Puzzle  Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles, Alexander Bogomolny
An interactive exploration of the Toads and Frogs puzzle, also known as Hares and Tortoise; Sheep and Goats; Hop, Skip, Jump; and Traffic Jam.
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 To Classify Beans And Peas (SMILE)  Gwendolyn Williams, Adam Clayton Powell School
A lesson designed to teach students to identify five different kinds of beans and three different kinds of peas, to record information on a bar graph, and to
interpret the information given. From the Patterns and Logic section of a collection of almost
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 Tower of Hanoi  Math Forum, a Classic Problem from the Ask Dr. Math FAQ
There are three posts. Disks of different sizes are placed on the lefthand post, arranged by size with the smallest on top. You are to transfer all the disks to the righthand post in the fewest possible moves, without ever placing a larger disk on a smaller
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 Tower of Hanoi on the Web  Miroslav Kolar
The legend: A group of Eastern monks are the keepers of three towers on which sit 64 golden rings. Originally all 64 rings were stacked on one tower with each ring smaller than the one beneath. The monks are to move the rings from this first tower to
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 Tower of Hanoi (SMILE)  Paul Eubanks, Washington High School
A lesson for grades 612 designed to teach students to discover a pattern and to evaluate an exponential expression. From the Patterns and Logic section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative for
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 Traffic Jam Activity  Suzanne Alejandre
A classroom activity (also called Hop, Skip, Jump) aligned to the NCTM and California Standards, to be explored through large movement experience, manipulatives, and an interactive Java applet. Students then revisit the activity, look for patterns, and
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 Traffic Jam  Math Forum
Equal numbers of people face each other with one open slot between them. Everybody faces the open slot. If there are 6 people there will be 7 slots, 6 of
which must always have people in them. People must attempt to exchange places without turning around.
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 Trioker  Triominoes Puzzle  J. Marc Genevey
Le jeu de Trioker a été inventé par Monsieur Odier et étudié par luimême et son compère Mr Roussel dans leur ouvrage Surprenant Triangles. Il est composé de l'ensemble des 24 pièces triangulaires
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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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 Using Symmetry to Create A Community Quilt (SMILE)  Beverly Brown, Hedges West
A lesson for grades 412 designed to teach students about line and reflectional symmetry through cooperative work on a quilt with four lines of symmetry. From the Patterns and Logic section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science
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 Using Virtual Manipulatives on the Web to Develop Number Sense  Margo Lynn Mankus
Java applets, activities, handmade manipulatives, and links related to the topic.
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 Villainy, Inc.: Thwarting World Supremacy through Mathematics  Maryland Public Television
To thwart the evil Dr. Wick, ID, middle grade students take on the role of an advisor to his company, Villainy, Inc.  while secretly using their math skills to make sure Wick never succeeds. As undercover double agents for the AntiVillainy Unit (the
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 Visiting Artlandia  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Have you ever admired any of the bold, colorful designs splashed across a variety of fabrics used for scarves, neckties, shirts, and other apparel? There's a chance that you may come across the work of a physicist. Igor Bakshee got into fabric design
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 Visual Patterns  Fawn Nguyen
Visual patterns to extend and express algebraically, following the prompts on an accompanying handout. Nguyen, who teaches middle school math in California, has posted graphic arrays since December, 2012.
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 Visuals Patterns in Pascal's Triangle (SMILE)  Ulysses Harrison, Dunbar Vocational High School
A lesson for grades 5 and up that uses a phenomenological approach to show students the many visual and number patterns present in the sequence of numbers in Pascal's Triangle, and to encourage them to explore the patterns on their own. From the Patterns
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 Wilder's Fourth Grade Math and Science  Jim Wilder
Wilder's blog, which dates back to July of 2008, has included posts such as "Pumpkin Investigation/Family Math Night," "Spuds, Velocity, & Central Tendency," "predict the pattern," "codes and the tricky elevens," and "thinking about patterns." Wilder
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 window into a math classroom  Sadie Estrella
A snapshotdriven blog subtitled "a glimpse into a math classroom once a day." Estrella's posts, enlivened with pictures of her students and of their work on classroom dryerase whiteboards, have included "Trying Math MetaCognition," "More Arguing about
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 The World of Trotter Math  Terry Trotter, Escuela Americana, San Salvador, El Salvador
A page of problems, problem sheets, and investigations, with links to image files of an inclass math newsletter, Trotter Math News. Of particular interest to the author are numbers: happy and dizzy numbers; palindromes; super squares; perfect, amicable,
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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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 www.GREGTANG.com  Greg Tang
Educational materials that combine problemsolving and arithmetic, and integrate math with language and art, from the author of The Grapes of Math, Math For All Seasons, The Best of Times, Math Appeal, Mathterpieces, Math Fables, and Math Potatoes. In
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 Zooba Island  Vrilliance Solutions
Free Flash games for children aged 7 to 12 which "inject fun and excitement into learning mathematics." Developed in consultation with Singapore's Ministry of Education Curriculum Planning Department around the Singapore mathematics curriculum, games
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