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Algebraic Reasoning

Algebra and expressions (Math 6) 
Flash 
Tool 

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This program introduces students to fundamental concepts in algebra. Using two or three weighing scales, students must determine the weight of a specific object or group of objects. The program provid...
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Towers of Hanoi

Patterns and sequences (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Solve the tower problem and test your theory by varying the number of disks.
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Leonardo da Vinci Lesson Plan

Variables (Math 6) 
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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Resources for Interactive Whit...

Algebra and expressions (Math 6)+ 
Flash 
Tool 

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These simple maths resources for interactive whiteboards emphasize student differentiation and progression. All activities are linked to a key objective/objectives from the UK's Primary Framework. ...
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Number Patterns

Patterns and sequences (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Arrange numbers to complete a pattern of numbers.
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Traffic Jam

Patterns and sequences (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Technology PoW 

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There are eleven stepping stones and ten people. On the five lefthand stones, facing the center, stand five of the people. The other five people stand on the five righthand stones, also facing the ...
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Play with Frogs Information fo...

Algebra and expressions (Math 6) 
Computer 
Lesson Plan 

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Suggestions of question prompts to provide students as they use Play with Frogs, one of the Alive Maths microworlds.
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A Closer Look at Earth, from S...

Patterns and sequences (Math 6) 
Flash 
Tool 

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There are two activities for students to try: the Seasons Activity and the Scavenger Hunt. In the Seasons activity users order strips of the earth by month. Hints and scaffolds are built into the to...
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Play with Frogs

Algebra and expressions (Math 6) 
JavaScript 
Tool 

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This is the Frogs microworld. Can you exchange sides with the other team of Frogs by jumping or sliding? Frogs provides a great way of getting acquainted with ideas in Algebra, Problem Solving, Reason...
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Mystery Sums 1

Algebra and expressions (Math 6)+ 
Sketchpad 
Tool 

[1]

Students use logic and early algebra reasoning skills to find the secret numerical values of four letters.
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Million Dollar Mission

Patterns and sequences (Math 6)+ 
Spreadsheet 
Tool 

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This is the famous "doubling pennies" problem. Students will study exponential growth. The activity is designed for students to work independently, or in groups with guidance from the teacher.
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TIPoW: Caliyah's Cart

Algebra and expressions (Math 6) 
TINspire 
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Use your TINspire to figure out the maximum number of items Caliyah can buy if she limits the total weight and cost of her purchase.
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Thinking Blocks  Ratio Word P...

Variables (Math 6) 
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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Miranda and the Rookie

Algebra and expressions (Math 6) 
Spreadsheet 
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Use a spreadsheet to compare salaries of the star basketball player and the rookie.
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Variables and Unknowns

Algebra and expressions (Math 6)+ 
PowerPoint 
Tool 

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This is a PowerPoint lesson on variables designed with the middle schooler in mind. The lesson uses color, sound, and animation to effectively illustrate necessary concepts and procedures. Students a...
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Pan Balance  Shapes (Fixed Va...

Algebra and expressions (Math 6) 
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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Squares in a Square

Patterns and sequences (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Technology PoW 

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If you have a checkerboard that is 50x50 with small squares inside it, how many squares will there be all together? Students use a Java applet from the Freudenthal Institute to think about the ques...
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Tower of Hanoi

Patterns and sequences (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Solve the Tower of Hanoi problem with different levels and see an explanation of the recursion relationship involved.
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Let's Do Math Checkerboard

Patterns and sequences (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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As a problem solving activity, students determine how many squares are on a checkerboard. Students drag highlighted squares of various sizes around the board to count the number of squares. They enter...
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Let's Do Math Checkerboard

Patterns and sequences (Math 6) 
JavaScript 
Tool 

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As a problem solving activity, students determine how many squares are on a checkerboard. Students draw various sized squares on grid paper (provided) to count the number of squares. They enter the va...
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Coin Problem

Algebra and expressions (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Use deduction to find the lighter coin.
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Algebra Tiles

Algebra and expressions (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Visualize multiplying and factoring algebraic expressions using tiles.
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Locker Problem Activity

Patterns and sequences (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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A classroom activity (also called 1000 Lockers) to be explored through the use of manipulatives and a ClarisWorks spreadsheet. Students then look for patterns and write the answer algebraically.
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Fifteen Puzzle

Patterns and sequences (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Solve this virtual version of the classical fifteen puzzle by arranging its tiles.
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Balance

Algebra and expressions (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This applet allows students to play with the concept of force and mass, and provides them with a great introduction to algebra as they attempt to formulate rules for balancing a teetertotter and for ...
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