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Balance Applet Teacher Introdu...

Algebra and expressions (Math 6) 

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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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Algebra, Section 1

Algebra and expressions (Math 6) 
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A collection of illustrated concepts including problems for students to work out, and standalone word problems. Includes automated feedback. Pre and posttests, answer sheets, additional help, tools,...
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Classroom narrative: Frogs

Algebra and expressions (Math 6) 
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A story from the middle school classroom: the mathematical ideas and questions encountered by one group of students worked with the Frogs microworld.
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How Many Squares on a Checker ...

Algebra and expressions (Math 6) 
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This problem could be used in varying degrees with 6th graders through high school. It encourages students to use good problemsolving heuristics. Logo is used to extend this problem and to encourage ...
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Play with Frogs Information fo...

Algebra and expressions (Math 6) 
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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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The Eight Queens Problem

Patterns and sequences (Math 6) 
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Place 8 queens on the chess board in such a way so that no queen can attack another. One solution provided.
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Three Scientists and Three Ban...

Patterns and sequences (Math 6) 
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A rivercrossing problem in which the goal is to get both scientists and bandits across without having the bandits outnumber the scientists on either side of the river during the process.
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A Closer Look at Earth, from S...

Patterns and sequences (Math 6) 
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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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Algebraic Reasoning

Algebra and expressions (Math 6) 
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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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Alginon's Algebra

Algebra and expressions (Math 6) 
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Hide and reveal elements in twostep algebraic equations, as a basis for discussion of the ideas term, expression, and equation. Also includes an assessment activity.
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Diagonal Differences

Algebra and expressions (Math 6) 
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This tool arranges the numbers 1 to 64 in an 8x8 grid, then outlines a 3x3 square within that grid. Multiply the diagonal corners, then take the difference of your results. Is that difference the same...
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Leapfrog

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Slide and jump the frogs to move each group to the opposite side. Can you find a pattern to get them there in the smallest number of moves? Can you predict how many moves it will take different number...
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Loopy Snooker

Algebra and expressions (Math 6) 
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See how many bounces it takes to get the ball to a pocket on this special snooker table. (Snooker in Britain is similar to pool in America.) Change the size of the table and see what difference it mak...
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Magic Number Cauldron

Algebra and expressions (Math 6) 
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Using a Macbeth style backdrop, ingredients are added to the witches' cauldron to make a number spell. The activity needs supporting via teacher questioning but the basic objective is to work out the ...
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Math Doodles: Double Traits

Patterns and sequences (Math 6) 
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Each figure is made up of three traits: shape, number, and color. Click on any two figures to trade their locations. Rearrange the figures in the grid so that figures bordering each other share at lea...
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Math Doodles: Hydro Maze

Patterns and sequences (Math 6) 
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Guide the ball through all eight golden tunnels. Click on two sections of the maze to transfer water from one section of the maze to the other. Clicking on a red valve will open and close a section.
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Mathionaire

Algebra and expressions (Math 6) 
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Play a mathbased version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" including help from the audience and a lifeline.
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Maths Hangman

Algebra and expressions (Math 6) 
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Guess the words in this hangman game using vocabulary from geometry, algebra, number, and statistics.
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Number Stairs

Algebra and expressions (Math 6) 
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This tools helps you investigate the pattern of the sums of numbers within a stair shape drawn on a 10x10 grid. What happens if you change the position of the stair? ...the size of the grid? the size ...
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Resources for Interactive Whit...

Algebra and expressions (Math 6)+ 
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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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Thinking Blocks  Ratio Word P...

Variables (Math 6) 
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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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Algebra Tiles

Algebra and expressions (Math 6) 
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Visualize multiplying and factoring algebraic expressions using tiles.
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Balance

Algebra and expressions (Math 6) 
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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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Balance Applet

Algebra and expressions (Math 6) 
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The weight of one of three shapes is shown in a box below that shape. Try to figure out the weight of the other two objects by using the balance.
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Bricks Activity

Patterns and sequences (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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Classroom activity (also called the Masonry Problem; a variation on polyominoes) to be explored through manipulatives (dominoes). Students explore different possibilities of making brick walls with an...
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