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Regular Tessellations

Symmetry (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
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A middle school lesson to help students understand why equilateral triangles, squares, and regular hexagons tessellate regularly in the Euclidean plane. In addition to alignment to NCTM Standards and ...
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Scale 'n Pop Teacher Support

Fractions (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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Links to NCTM Standards, related activities, lessons, Ask Dr. Math archives, vocabulary, and other resources.
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Sets and the Venn Diagram

Venn diagrams (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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This lesson is designed to introduce students to the idea of a set and what it means to be contained in a set. Students will experiment with sets in conjunction with the Venn Diagram.
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Single Runner

Rates (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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Students use a software simulation of one runner along a track. This activity helps students understand, describe, and compare situations involving constant rate of change.
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The Bread Basket

Data collection (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
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In this lesson, students conduct a survey and create bar graphs.
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The Factor Game

Prime (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
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The Factor Game engages students in a friendly contest in which winning strategies involve distinguishing between numbers with many factors and numbers with few factors. Students are then guided throu...
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The Hispaniola Water Shortage ...

Number theory (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
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Links to Standards, activities, lessons, Ask Dr. Math archives, vocabulary, other resources.
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The Pizza Palace

Data collection (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
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Students will construct box plots independently and with a computer after collecting data from the class.
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Traffic Jam  Teacher Lesson P...

Algebra and expressions (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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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. Studen...
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Two Runners

Rates (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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While moving runners along a line, and changing their step size and starting position, the students will identify and describe situations with constant rates of change and compare them.
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What is Your Favorite?

Data analysis (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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In this lesson, students will make human line plots and circle graphs, then draw them on paper and use a Web site to generate them. Posing and answering questions using the graphs will give the studen...
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What's My Order?

Comparing & ordering (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
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Lesson plan accompanying Jacobo Bulaevsky's Fraction Bars applet. The lesson teaches students to see how fractions are related to a unit whole, to use a model to compare fractional parts of a whole, a...
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Which Pocket?

Least common multiple (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
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In this lesson, students continue their investigation by discovering a rule to predict the pocket in which the ball will land. As an extension, students can also consider the number of squares that a ...
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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. Teacher information includes a list of targeted objectiv...
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Wrapping It Up

Least common multiple (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
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In the first four lessons of this unit, students investigated the Paper Pool game, collected data, identified patterns, and made predictions about the number of hits, the pocket in which the ball land...
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Inch by Inch: Discovering Frac...

Writing fractions (Math 5)+ 
JavaScript 
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In this lesson, students use an actual ruler to represent various fractions as lengths. This lesson builds on the work done in the previous lesson with nonstandard measurement as students use a standa...
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When Gas Was a Quarter

Finding percentages (Math 5)+ 
JavaScript 
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Why do things cost so much more now than they used to? Students will find out about inflation in the United States.
With this lesson, students will use the Consumer Price Index and explore inflation ...
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Red vs. Blue

Multiplication (Math 5)+ 
Presentation software 
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Give students practice with multiplication, factoring, and prime and composite numbers through an exciting game  a game that exposes students to one of the great unsolved problems of mathematics.
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Sketchpad Activities for Young...

General (Math 5) 
Sketchpad 
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This collection of activities for grades 35 offers examples of the ways in which Geometer's Sketchpad can be used across the range of mathematical subject areas in the elementary curriculum. In ad...
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In Round Numbers, TI15

Rounding (Math 5) 
TI15 
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Students will follow a guided discovery lesson to develop and test rules for rounding whole numbers and decimal fractions. They will use the information to solve a realworld problem.
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Lifting a Lion, TI15

Ratio and proportion (Math 5)+ 
TI15 
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An activity designed to take advantage of the features of the TI15 calculator. Using a toy lion and a lever, students will discover how much work is needed to raise the toy lion. They will use propor...
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Water, Water, TI15

Operations with numbers (Math 5)+ 
TI15 
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An activity designed to take advantage of the features of the TI15 calculator. Students will work in cooperative groups to solve a realworld problem involving water consumption.
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#NoticeWonder Love

General (Math 5) 
Computer 
Story 

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Annie tells the story of using Game About Squares to help students develop and strengthen their mathematical habits of mind. After they had played the game for a while, she had them reflect on the str...
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Generate Division Worksheets S...

Operations with numbers (Math 5) 
Computer 
Story 

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Middle school teacher, Jeff LeMieux, writes about how he uses the perl script application, Generate Division Worksheets.
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Generate Fraction Worksheets S...

Fractions (Math 5) 
Computer 
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Jeff LeMieux, writes about how he uses the perl script application, Generate Fraction Worksheets.
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