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Alive Maths/Maths à Vivre

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Author:Nathalie Sinclair
Description: Hands-on, interactive "microworlds," in which students investigate patterns and relationships, pose questions, play with the variables, and solve problems: Play with Lulu on a grid; practice triangle reflections; play with fractions and decimal patterns in color; try the leaping frogs applet; send hundreds of bees flying in different directions; and create shapes and designs in a spiral microworld using iteration. Every microworld leads students through an investigative process via "what if?" questions at the bottom of each page. If registered with the site (for free), students can save their work on a personal Web page, add text notes to a page, and see a record of where they've been and how recently. The site also includes teacher support pages, including teaching suggestions, tales from the classroom, and correlations to Canadian curricula. Created and maintained for SchoolNet by Nathalie Sinclair, Alive Maths/Maths Vivre is available in both English and French.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English, French
Resource Types: Lesson Plans and Activities, Collections, Problems/Puzzles, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Basic Algebra, Fractions/Decimals/Percents, Number Sense/About Numbers, Patterns/Relationships, Problem-Solving, Euclidean Plane Geometry
Math Ed Topics: Specific Math Concepts/Techniques, The Web and Pedagogy, Standards

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