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Exploring Distance, Rate, and ...

Rates (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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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 
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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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Fish Farm Problem

Ratios (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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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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Fish Farm, Part II Problem

Ratios (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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This problem allows students to investigate different data collection methods. Students realize that they get different data depending on whether they have a small sample size, but a large number of t...
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Galactic Exchange Problem

Ratio and proportion (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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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 
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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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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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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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Fish Farm Teacher Support

Ratios (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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Links to Standards, activities, lessons, other resources.
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Fish Farm, Part II Teacher Sup...

Ratios (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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Galactic Exchange Teacher Reso...

Ratio and proportion (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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Graphical Representations for ...

Ratios (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?

Ratios (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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Leonardo da Vinci Lesson Plan

Ratio and proportion (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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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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Single Runner

Rates (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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While moving a runner along a line, changing the step size and starting position, the students will identify and describe situations with constant rates of change and compare them.
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Two Runners

Rates (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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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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Which Pocket?

Ratios (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

Ratios (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
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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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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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Lifting a Lion, TI15

Ratio and proportion (Math 5) 
TI15 
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An activity designed to take advantage of the features of the TI15 calculator. Using a toy lion and a lever, students will discover how much work is needed to raise the toy lion. They will use propor...
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All About Ratios

Ratios (Math 5) 
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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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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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All About Ratios: A Learning T...

Ratios (Math 5) 
Flash 
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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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Ameba

Ratio and proportion (Math 5) 
Flash 
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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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Personal Shopper

Ratio and proportion (Math 5) 
Flash 
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The Personal Shopper game uses shopping and moneyhandling in order to reinforce the idea of proportional reasoning. The gameplay involves the player being given a certain amount of money, and a perc...
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