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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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Instant Solution of a Maze

Geometry in the plane (Math 5) 
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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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Using Kali

Symmetry (Math 5) 
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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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Exploring Tessellations

Tessellations (Math 5) 
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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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Fractals: Koch Snowflake

Fractals (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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This activity shows how to make the Koch Snowflake fractal handson, stepbystep by using triangle grid paper which is provided.
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Fractals: Sierpinski Triangle

Fractals (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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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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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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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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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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Geometry Activities for Middle...

Geometry in the plane (Math 5) 
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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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Area of an Equilateral Triangl...

Geometry in the plane (Math 5) 
TI73 Explorer 
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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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Graphing and the Coordinate Pl...

Geometry in the plane (Math 5) 
Calculator 
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This lesson is designed to introduce students to graphing ordered pairs of numbers on the coordinate plane.
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Investigating Tessellations Us...

Symmetry (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
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Students create tessellations using triangles, squares, trapezoids, hexagons, and parallelograms.
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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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Geometry, Section 1

Geometry in the plane (Math 5) 
Computer 
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A collection of illustrated concepts, including problems for students to work out, and standalone word problems. Includes automated feedback. Pre and posttests, answer sheets, additional help, tools...
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PolygonBased Words

Geometry in the plane (Math 5) 
Computer 
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Provides interesting words that contain the names of polygons.
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The Names of Polygons

Geometry in the plane (Math 5) 
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Provides the names of the different polygons.
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Color in Tessellations Dialogu...

Tessellations (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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Explains the effect that color has on the patterns we see in tessellations.
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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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Optical Illusions Discussion

Tessellations (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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Looks at several optical illusions.
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Parallelograms Dialogue

Geometry in the plane (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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Introduces students to parallelograms and rombuses and defines the characteristics necessary to determine each shape.
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Quadrilaterals Dialogue

Geometry in the plane (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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Introduces students to quadrilaterals and defines the characteristics of the polygon.
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Rectangles Dialogue

Geometry in the plane (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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Introduces students to rectangles and squares and defines the characteristics necessary to determine each shape.
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Symmetry in Tessellations Dial...

Symmetry (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
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Defines symmetry and demonstrates different types of plane symmetry.
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Tessellations in the World Dia...

Tessellations (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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Looks at the history of tessellations, why they are important and examines some patterns in nature and art.
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