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An Introduction to Cabri 3D

Geometry in space (Math 6) 
Cabri 
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This introduction is based on a workshop given by Eric Bainville at CabriWorld 2004. The first part introduces a few important features of Cabri 3D. This is followed by activities involving constructi...
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Baby, It's Cold Outside

Temperature (Math 6) 
Calculator 
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A calculator activity exploring temperature conversions.
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Modeling the Cereal Box Proble...

Probability (Math 6) 
Calculator 
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An activity using a die and a tally sheet to model the cereal box problem.
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Place Your Order

Order of operations (Math 6) 
Calculator 
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Calculator activity involving order of operations.
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Solving Problems Involving Per...

Finding percentages (Math 6) 
Calculator 
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Students can practice working problems involving percentages with a HewlettPackard 9g calculator. The activity sheets provide the instructions to use specific keys on this calculator to find the solu...
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A Fractals Unit for Elementary...

Fractals (Math 6) 
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 6) 
Computer 
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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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Introduction to Probability

Probability of event (Math 6) 
Computer 
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A series of experiments with guiding questions. A spinner and dice are included on the page. The page concludes with followup exercises to check your understanding.
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Tilings and Symmetry

Symmetry (Math 6)+ 
Computer 
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A set of questions for small group investigation on tilings and symmetry using the software KaleidoTile.
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Using Kali

Symmetry (Math 6) 
Computer 
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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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Investigating the Height of a ...

Length/height (Math 6)+ 
Excel 
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How do you get started at mathematical modeling? Here is an easy, quick, and engaging activity and a “just add data” interactive Excel spreadsheet to accomplish that first modeling task. The task ...
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MathThink  Activity Dice Diff...

Probability (Math 6) 
Flash 
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This an applet for determining the expectation of winning if differences of 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 are used to set up a dice game. For instance, if Player A has 1, 2, and 3 as differences, does he have an ...
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Strings

Probability (Math 6) 
Flash 
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Simulates the problem of the probability of n loops forming if the ends of 4 strings are tied together. Students see a "bag" with 8 string ends randomly dispersed. Clicking on two ends ties t...
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Bricks Activity

Patterns and sequences (Math 6)+ 
Java Applet 
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Student page for the classroom activity (also called the Masonry Problem; a variation on polyominoes) to be explored through manipulatives (dominoes). Students explore different possibilities of makin...
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Construct a Solid

Polyhedra (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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The fourth of five activities for use with the "Exploring Geometric Solids and Their Properties" tool from NCTM.
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Converting Units and Rates

Converting between units (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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This lesson puts some fun into dimensional analysis! I used to teach converting units/rates by demonstrating on the chalkboard (boring!), but my colleague created this lesson that is sure to spark stu...
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Domino Activity

Patterns and sequences (Math 6)+ 
Java Applet 
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Student page for the classroom activity (similar to Pentomino + 1 = Hexomino; a variation on polyominoes) to be explored through manipulatives (paper dominoes). Students explore whether it is possible...
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Exploration: Factor Trees, Pri...

Factor (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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What a treasure this NLVM applet is! This lesson has been successful with students of all ability levels in grades 5  8 (change the examples for lower grades). Many teachers are not aware of this eff...
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Exploring Distance, Rate, and ...

Rates (Math 6) 
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 6) 
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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Exploring Histograms

Histograms, freq. dist (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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The user will create their own set of data and then see how changes can occur in the mean, median, and mode and the shape of the histogram when changes are made in the data set in this activity.
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Exploring Tessellations

Tessellations (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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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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Exploring Volume with Virtual ...

Volume (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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This lesson was originally created for grade 5 math students in my building, but it is very suitable for grades 68. The lesson guides students to explore an applet by NCTM Illuminations. In the lesso...
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Fish Farm Problem

Ratios (Math 6) 
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 6)+ 
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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