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Leonardo da Vinci Activity

Variables (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
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Students answer the question: Is the ratio of our arm span to our height really equal to 1? If an emphasis is given to a/h = 1, this can be an engaging activity using variables. Use a spreadsheet to w...
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Lo Shu Magic Square

Operations with numbers (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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Magic squares have been around for over 3,000 years. They are descendants of the oldest known number mystery, the legend of Lo Shu, found in China in a book entitled Yih King.
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Locker Problem Activity

Patterns and sequences (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
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A classroom activity (also called 1000 Lockers) to be explored through the use of manipulatives and a ClarisWorks spreadsheet. Students then look for patterns and write the answer algebraically.
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Make a Shape Jacket

Polyhedra (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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The fifth of five activities for use with the "Exploring Geometric Solids and Their Properties" tool from NCTM.
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Modular Arithmetic Lesson

Operations with numbers (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
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Clock (or modular) arithmetic is arithmetic you do on a clock instead of a number line. Investigate arithmetic using a 12hour, 10hour, and 2hour clock.
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Mosaic Problem

Adding fractions (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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This problem deals with basic addition of fractions. In addition, the second question brings up basic ideas of calculus, i.e. using smaller and smaller rectangles to approximate an irregular shape. Th...
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No Matter What Shape Your Frac...

Fractions (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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Students use pattern blocks to investigate and build relations among fractions.
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Patterns, Relations, and Funct...

Patterns and sequences (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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This eModule presents sequences of geometric patterns and encourages students to generate rules and functions describing relationships between the pattern number and characteristics of the pattern. S...
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Perimeter and Area

Perimeter (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
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Guided, interactive activities with geoboards help students understand the concepts of perimeter and area, with practice in calculating the areas of rectangles, triangles, and irregular polygons.
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Polyrhythm Problem

Least common multiple (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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Students investigate different rhythms, both aurally and visually, using the applet. They then quantify these rhythms based on the accented beats.
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Regular Tessellations

Symmetry (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
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Students understand why equilateral triangles, squares, and regular hexagons tessellate regularly in the Euclidean plane.
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Scale 'n Pop Problem

Fractions (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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This problem allows students to investigate the properties of fractions. The applet allows a visual representations of basic properties of fractions, and makes it easier to see things like the fact th...
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Study the Shapes

Polyhedra (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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The second of five activities for use with the "Exploring Geometric Solids and Their Properties" tool from NCTM.
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The Hispaniola Water Shortage ...

Number theory (Math 5)+ 
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Gives students an introduction to number theory by emphasizing the significance of starting with containers of different parity, as compared to containers of the same parity. Some implied work with mo...
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Traffic Jam Activity

Algebra and expressions (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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A classroom activity, to be explored through large movement experience, manipulatives, and an interactive Java applet. Students then revisit the activity, look for patterns, and write the answer algeb...
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Types of Triangles

Triangles (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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This activity is available in Word, PDF, or HTML format and at two different levels (an introduction to types of triangles, and a more advanced version). Students use a GSP sketch or interactive web ...
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Working with Place Value

Base ten, place value (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
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Guided, interactive activities help students understand the concept of place value, using the number line, base blocks, and place value charts.
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Estimating the Size of Fractio...

Rounding (Math 5)+ 
JavaScript 
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This activity helps students to understand when to round fractions to 0, 1/2 or 1. By sliding a lever, students create visual models to represent fractions. Students decide whether the fractions are c...
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Exploring Tessellations (Homew...

Tessellations (Math 5) 
JavaScript 
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This worksheet follows up on the classwork activity. (see link below in Resource Connections)
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When Gas Was a Quarter!

Writing percentages (Math 5)+ 
JavaScript 
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This is the student page that goes with the When Gas Was a Quarter! lesson plan. In this exercise, students explore the following questions: Why does everything cost so much more now, compared to when...
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Geometry Activities for Middle...

Geometry in the plane (Math 5) 
Sketchpad 
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These activities provide students with the opportunity to explore geometric concepts such as symmetry, transformations, and even fractal geometry in a way no other teaching tool can. The dynamic ca...
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Wait for a Date

Probability (Math 5) 
Sketchpad 
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Students use Sketchpad to simulate a probability problem and then calculate a precise probability by reasoning about their model. The link to the activity itself is to a zip file that contains bo...
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Integrating Handheld Technolog...

General (Math 5) 
TI10 
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This book is unique in its appeal and assistance to preservice and inservice teachers of elementary level mathematics. That is, the book attempts to have teachers reflect on themselves as learners ...
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Uncovering Math with Manipulat...

General (Math 5) 
TI10 
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Designed for intermediate grades, the activities for the TI10 and the TI15 Explorer use the calculator as a datagenerating device to support exploration of mathematical ideas. Each activity cons...
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A World of Mathematics: Activi...

General (Math 5) 
TI15 
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This book uses the calculator as a problemsolving tool. In each activity, the basic problem could be solved without the calculator; however, the mathematics involved makes the calculator the appropri...
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