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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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Leonardo da Vinci Lesson Plan

Ratio and proportion (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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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 work with the data.
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Which Pocket?

Ratios (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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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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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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All About Ratios

Ratios (Math 5) 
Computer 
Tool 

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The "All About Ratios" activities are designed to introduce ratios in a conceptbuilding way. The activities can be done on computers with Internet access or be printed. The author suggests that pairs...
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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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Fish Farm, Part II Teacher Sup...

Ratios (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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Links to Standards, activities, lessons, student resources, and other resources.
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Graphical Representations for ...

Ratios (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

[1]

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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Ratio and Proportion

Ratio and proportion (Math 5) 
Flash 
Tool 

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This module's aim is to remind learners about simple ratio and direct proportion, using factsheets, worksheets, an activity, a game, and a quiz at multiple difficulty levels.
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Fish Farm I

Ratios (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Students try to place male and female fish in different ponds such as to satisfy certain restrictions on the ratios of male to female fish.
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Tangrams

Ratio and proportion (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.
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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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Paper Pool Tool

Ratios (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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Thinking Blocks  Ratio Word P...

Ratios (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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Galactic Exchange

Ratio and proportion (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Students are asked to discover the exchange rates among different types of alien currency, and use this information to find out the amount of money needed to "buy" certain types of food.
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Ameba

Ratio and proportion (Math 5) 
Flash 
Tool 

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Ameba is designed to help students gain a better understanding of ratios and proportions. Students are asked to eat a given amount of dots in reference to the total number of dots on the board. The to...
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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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Pan Balance  Shapes (Fixed Va...

Ratio and proportion (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This double pan balance, created for use by participants in the PreK‑2 Algebra E‑Workshop, is a special version of the Pan Balance  Shapes applet. It uses numbers that are friendly for pr...
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All About Ratios: A Learning T...

Ratios (Math 5) 
Flash 
Tool 

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The "All About Ratios" activities are designed to introduce ratios in a conceptbuilding way. Activities include both practice exercises and a quiz.
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How Many Hits?

Ratios (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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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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Fish Farm, Part II

Ratios (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Students collect data on randomly chosen fish from a pond. Using this data, they try to determine the ratio of male fish to female fish in the pond.
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Galactic Exchange II

Ratio and proportion (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Technology PoW 

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By using the vending machine (Java applet) to buy food, determine the relative values of the coins.
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Free Ride

Ratio and proportion (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This applet allows you to vary the gear ratio of a bike. The distance traveled by a halfpedal is determined by the ratio of gears. Can you capture all five flags on a course?
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Fish Farm Problem

Ratios (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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Depending on the student's approach to this problem, many types of math can be incorporated to solve this problem. The concept of ratio is used throughout, and students can solve the problem by experi...
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How fast can you run?

Rates (Math 5) 
Excel 
Tool 

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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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