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Visit this site: http://www.planemath.com/

Author:InfoUse, in cooperation with NASA
Description: Materials for elementary school students about math and aeronautics, designed to stimulate and motivate students with physical disabilities in grades 4-7 to pursue aeronautics-related careers via the development and delivery of accessible math education materials on the Internet. Recognizing that math curricula for students in these grades is most often built around the manipulation of tools such as pencils, compasses, and rulers, the designers of this site have endeavored to teach the same concepts without relying on the physical acuity of the student. Activities involve finding the shortest path between two cities or how many people can board your plane, flying a herd of buffalo to the prairies, learning to fly a rescue helicopter and how planes lift, knowing when an overcast sky is really overcast, flying a kite, and planning a flight around the country. Teachers are invited to register their classes.

Levels: Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade, Sixth Grade, Seventh Grade
Languages: English
Resource Types: Lesson Plans and Activities
Math Topics: Basic Algebra, Basic Operations, Estimation, Fractions/Decimals/Percents, Measurement, Number Sense/About Numbers, Patterns/Relationships, Euclidean Plane Geometry, Probability, Statistics, Astronomy
Math Ed Topics: Interdisciplinary/Thematic Studies, Disabled/Challenged, Curriculum/Materials Development

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