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Types of Triangles

Triangles (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This JavaSketchpad applet accompanies the tPoW, Types of Triangles. Students are able to drag and manipulate four triangles and by noticing what happens they classify the triangles as either scalene, ...
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Tessellations

Tessellations (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Using this virtual manipulative you may: add a block to the workspace; rotate a block; change the color of a block; remove a block; group blocks; zoom in/out
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Virtual Paper Cut and Fold

Symmetry (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Learn how to make snowflake patterns and create a fivepointed star. The interactive site offers both a Flash tool and a faster, more fullyfeatured Java applet that allows you to save the snowflakes ...
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A Fractals Unit for Elementary...

Fractals (Math 5) 
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Activity 

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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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Using Kali

Symmetry (Math 5) 
Computer 
Activity 

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An exercise (in English and Spanish) in using an interactive 2D Euclidean symmetry pattern editor. This activity was originally written as one of the stations in Frisbie Middle School's Multicultural ...
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Fractals: Sierpinski Triangle

Fractals (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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This activity shows how to make a Sierpinski Triangle handson, stepbystep by using triangle grid paper which is provided.
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Tess

Symmetry (Math 5)+ 
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A shareware program for creating symmetric planar illustrations. With Tess, while you draw you can automatically maintain the symmetry group you have chosen; 11 rosette, all 7 frieze, and all 17 wallp...
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KaleidoTile

Symmetry (Math 5)+ 
Computer 
Tool 

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Explore tessellations of the sphere, Euclidean plane, and hyperbolic plane while creating colorful works of art. Decorate your tessellation with your own favorite images, or select images from the ...
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Area and perimeter of a rectan...

Reflections (Math 5) 
Flash 
Tool 

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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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Transformations  Composition

Transformations (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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With this virtual manipulative you can create objects with pattern block pieces and explore the effect of two transformations (Translations, Reflections, or Rotations) in any order. The product of two...
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Transformations  Dilation

Transformations (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Dynamically interact with and see the result of a dilation transformation.
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Java Kali

Symmetry (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Kali is a program that lets you draw symmetrical patterns based on any of the 17 wallpaper groups, as well as several frieze and rosette groups.
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Game of Chaos

Fractals (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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The chaos game is simple but very interesting. A single die is needed to play the game, and the vertices of an equilateral triangle. Assign two outcomes of the die to each of the 3 vertices. For ex...
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Making a Kaleidoscope

Reflections (Math 5)+ 
Sketchpad 
Tool 

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In this activity, students create their own Sketchpad kaleidoscopes. In the process, they learn about rotation and reflection, as well as gaining some skill using Sketchpad's transformation features.
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Tangrams

Geometry in the plane (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Technology PoW 

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Use an interactive applet to discover some of the relationships among the pieces in a set of Tangrams.
NOTE: A free login is required. Sign up using the link on the login page, or ...
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Kali

Symmetry (Math 5)+ 
Computer 
Tool 

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Kali lets you draw symmetrical patterns based on any of the 17 tiling groups. Kali does not assume the user knows how to read, so even the youngest children can enjoy it.
Older students c...
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Types of Triangles

Triangles (Math 5) 
Sketchpad 
Technology PoW 

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Students use a GSP sketch or an interactive web page to drag and manipulate four triangles. They identify one of each type: scalene, isosceles, equilateral, and right.
NOTE: A free...
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Instant Solution of a Maze

Geometry in the plane (Math 5) 
Computer 
Activity 

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A quick way to find solutions to complicated mazes. The author writes: "While doing a maze activity with a group of elementary school homeschoolers, I started exploring mazes as systems of walls rathe...
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Tight Weave

Fractals (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Visualize the creation of the Sierpinski Carpet, an iterative geometric pattern that resembles a woven mat.
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Types of Triangles

Triangles (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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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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Translations, Reflections, and...

Transformations (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Support Material 

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Dialogue between a mentor and a student about translations, reflections, and rotations.
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Pythagoras' Theorem

Triangles (Math 5) 
Flash 
Tool 

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Test yourself on the Pythagorean Theorem and its applications in these ten questions.
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Turtle Geometry

Geometry in the plane (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Move and turn a turtle.
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Geoboard

Geometry in the plane (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Use geoboard to illustrate area, perimeter, and rational number concepts.
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Transformations  Rotation

Rotations (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Dynamically interact with and see the result of a rotation transformation.
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