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Graphical Representations for ...

Proportions (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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Finding a rule for the number of hits is only the first step in exploring the Paper Pool game. Students can gain a deeper understanding of the patterns by considering graphical representations of the ...
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How Many Hits?

Proportions (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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Students will continue their investigation of the Paper Pool game by exploring more tables and organizing the results. Using the data that they collect, they will attempt to find a relationship betwee...
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Which Pocket?

Proportions (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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Wrapping It Up

Proportions (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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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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Thinking Blocks  Ratio Word P...

Proportions (Math 5) 
Flash 
Tool 

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Thinking Blocks teaches students in grades 4  6 how to model and solve multistep word problems dealing with ratio and proportion. Using brightly colored blocks, students model the relationships among...
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Paper Pool Tool

Proportions (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This applet allows users to explore the game of Paper Pool in which a ball leaves a corner at 45 degrees and continues on until landing in a pocket.
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Distance, Rate, and Time

Proportions (Math 5) 
JavaScript 
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The user learns about rates and how to use formulas for solving word problems. After viewing examples, users can interactively practice problems using proportions or the distance formula to find the m...
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Proportions

Proportions (Math 5) 
JavaScript 
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The user reviews the definition of proportions and how to take the cross product. After viewing examples, users can practice finding the cross product to solve for the missing number in the proportion...
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Similar Figures

Proportions (Math 5) 
JavaScript 
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The user learns what similar figures are and how to determine if two figures are similar. After viewing examples, users can interactively practice determining the length of the missing side of two sim...
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Exploring Distance, Rate, and ...

Rates (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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This lesson involves the Runners' applet from the NCTM website. The applet uses two runners, and allows for a variety of parameters. Changing the parameters on the applet helps students develop an und...
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Exploring Distance, Rate, and ...

Rates (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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This worksheet follows up on the classwork activity. Although the homework can be done without having access to the web, it is more beneficial for students to use the applet to check their answers.
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When Gas Was a Quarter!

Rates (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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Single Runner

Rates (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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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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Two Runners

Rates (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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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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When Gas Was a Quarter

Rates (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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How fast can you run?

Rates (Math 5) 
Excel 
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Students determine how fast they can run in ft/s, mi/hr, m/s, and km/hr.
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Rate

Rates (Math 5) 
Flash 
Tool 

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Understand that rate compares two quantities of different kinds of units and learn how to express rates as unit rates. This online lesson includes an interactive activity and assessment question set.
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Changing Cost per Minute

Rates (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Users learn how modifications in the rate affect the linear graph displaying accumulation (the total cost of calls).
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Constant Cost per Minute

Rates (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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Users examine and try to understand the relationship between a constant rate and how it affects the cost over time.
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Understanding Distance, Speed,...

Rates (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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In this activity, students investigate how changing starting position and step size affect the graph of time versus distance.
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Distance, Rate, and Time

Rates (Math 5) 
JavaScript 
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The user learns about rates and how to use formulas for solving word problems. After viewing examples, users can interactively practice problems using proportions or the distance formula to find the m...
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Runners

Rates (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Technology PoW 

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Tell how a runner's step size predicts the time it takes
to run from the building to the tree. A link to a Java applet from NCTM's Electronic Examples, Principles and Standards for School Mathe...
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Galactic Exchange Problem

Ratio and proportion (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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This problem allows students to investigate ratio and proportion, by discovering the exchange rate between different alien currencies (i.e. 7 circles have the same value as 3 triangles, etc.) By manip...
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Leonardo da Vinci Activity

Ratio and proportion (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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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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Balance Applet Teacher Introdu...

Ratio and proportion (Math 5) 

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The Balance Applet is a game. There is a balance and 3 different shapes. The weight of one shape is given. The player is asked to find the other shapes' weights using the balance.
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