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2D Shapes

Geometry in the plane (Math 5) 
Flash 
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This module is about how to work with 2D shapes. It covers regular shapes, tessellation, symmetry and also touches on plans drawn on squared paper, using factsheets, worksheets, and a quiz at three le...
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A Fractals Unit for Elementary...

Fractals (Math 5) 
Computer 
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A teaching unit on fractals for students and teachers in grades 4 to 8, that adults are free to enjoy, designed to introduce students to fractals and the underlying mathematics. It focuses on fractals...
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Alphabet Geometry

Transformations (Math 5)+ 
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Being able to visualize the movement of a shape is very important. The Flash movies on this webpage show a letter, or a polygon (after all, block letters are really just polygons), in their origina...
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Angle Game for Kids

Geometry in the plane (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
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Users follow the instructions and try to squirt a number of different objects on the screen. They are asked to determine how far to rotate the water hose to hit their targets.
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Angle: An Illustrated Classifi...

Geometry in the plane (Math 5) 
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An interactive Java applet that displays the degree measure of userdefined angles along with the labels according to the common classification: acute, right, etc. An option is to show negative as wel...
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Area and Perimeter  PDA versi...

Geometry in the plane (Math 5) 
Flash 
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This activity is designed to support the understanding of perimeter and area, and to run on PDAs.
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Area and perimeter of a rectan...

Reflections (Math 5) 
Flash 
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A web page and interactive (Flash) applet demonstrating the reflection transformation. Drag the vertices of a triangle and reposition the line of reflection. The reflected image of the triangl...
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Area of a Circle Calculator

Geometry in the plane (Math 5) 
JavaScript 
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This is a calculator for area of a circle, which allows students to enter the radius or diameter. It then shows the solution steps to solve the entered problem.
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Area of a Triangle

Triangles (Math 5) 
Flash 
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Flashbased introduction to finding the area of a triangle, given the base and height. College Cram charges access fees by the month or by the semester for most resources. To get a preview of thei...
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Area of an Equilateral Triangl...

Geometry in the plane (Math 5) 
TI73 Explorer 
Activity 

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Stepbystep directions on how to use the GeoBoard App to construct objects of various sizes on circular or square boards.
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Classifying Quadrilaterals Vis...

Geometry in the plane (Math 5) 
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In this activity, you will visually explore the relationship between several different quadrilaterals and eventually classify them in the form of a 'family tree'. After an introduction to a square and...
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Color in Tessellations Dialogu...

Tessellations (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Support Material 

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Explains the effect that color has on the patterns we see in tessellations.
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Composing Reflections

Reflections (Math 5) 
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Users can examine the result of reflecting a shape successively through two different lines.
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Composing Transformations

Transformations (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
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The users are challenged to compose equivalent transformations in two different ways.
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Congruent Triangles

Triangles (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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This manipulative allows you to construct two triangles from various combinations of sides and angles. You can choose to work with any one of four different cases: SSS, SAS, ASA, and SSA
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Cutting Corners

Geometry in the plane (Math 5) 
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This tool provides an excellent opportunity for users to talk about the names and attributes of shapes they do not regularly meet.
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Egg Puzzle Geometric Activity

Geometry in the plane (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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Scramble the egg shell pieces then put them back together.
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Exploring Properties of Rectan...

Similarity (Math 5) 
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Students manipulate a rectangle and a parallelogram in this applet to explore their respective properties. The surrounding page gives teachers some ideas of reflection questions to ask their students,...
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Exploring Tessellations

Tessellations (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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Although it could be argued that the best way for students to explore tessellations is by using pattern blocks, the virtual pattern blocks in this NLVM applet will engage your students, too. In this a...
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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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Floor Tiles

Tessellations (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This activity allows the user to create a figure that can be tessellated.
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Four Types of Symmetry in the ...

Symmetry (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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An overview of rotation, translation, reflection, and glide reflection including diagrams illustrating the four symmetries and questions that could be used with students.
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Fractal Dimensions

Fractals (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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This activity allows the user to calculate the fractal dimension of a series of regular fractals without access to a calculator.
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Fractal Tool

Fractals (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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This applet performs iteration defined graphically. Try the preset fractals and press play to get a sense of how the applet creates fractals.
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Fractals  Iterative

Fractals (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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Generate six different fractals.
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