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Geocadabra

Equations and functions (Math 6) 
Computer 
Tool 
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Geocadabra is dynamic geometry software that supports students learning 2D and 3D geometry, functions and curves (with analysis), and probability.
The software was developed in Holland, and is avai...
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DragonBox Algebra 12+

Equations and functions (Math 6) 
iPad 
Tool 
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DragonBox Algebra 12+ is based on the award winning game DragonBox Algebra 5+ but covers more advanced topics in mathematics and algebra: 
DragonBox Algebra 5+

Equations and functions (Math 6) 
iPad 
Tool 
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DragonBox introduces the main math elements in a playful and colorful world. The game features a gradual learning of fundamental algebraic elements (equal sign, zero, multiplication, division, parenth...
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HandsOn Equations 1

Equations and functions (Math 6) 
iPad 
Tool 
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Level I of HandsOn Equations consists of six lessons and one review lesson. The student learns to solve equations such as 8+2x+3x=2x+1 and 2(2x+1)=3x+8. There are more than 80 equations for the stud...
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Bricks Activity

Equations and functions (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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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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Domino Activity

Equations and functions (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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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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In the Dark with an Elephant P...

Representations (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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Gives students experience in manipulating graphs by changing domain and range values for the viewing window, which can easily be carried over to more powerful tools such as graphing calculators. Allow...
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Locker Problem Activity

Equations and functions (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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Patterns, Relations, and Funct...

Representations (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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This eModule presents sequences of geometric patterns and encourages students to generate rules and functions describing relationships between the pattern number and characteristics of the pattern. S...
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Traffic Jam Activity

Equations and functions (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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A classroom activity, to be explored through large movement experience, manipulatives, and an interactive Java applet. Students then revisit the activity, look for patterns, and write the answer algeb...
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Mellow Yellow: Interpreting Gr...

Equations and functions (Math 6)+ 
Sketchpad 
Activity 

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Compare different representations of motion: a story, a position graph, and the motion itself. Create a graph that matches a story, or write a story to match a graph, and check either by watching Mell...
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"Picking" Your Way through Are...

Setting up an equation (Math 6) 
TINspire 
Activity 

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In this activity, students will discover Pick’s Theorem by ﬁnding the relationship between area and the number of boundary points and interior points of a lattice polygon.
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Function Graphing

Representations (Math 6) 
TINspire 
Activity 

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This activity focuses on:
* graphing an ordered pair, (a, f(a)), for a function f
* the connection between a function, its table, and its graph
* the interpretation of the horizontal coordinate o...
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Lulu Information for Teachers

Equations and functions (Math 6) 
Computer 
Lesson Plan 

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Suggestions of question prompts to provide students as they use Lulu, one of the Alive Maths microworlds.
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Rational Number Relationships

Equations and functions (Math 6) 
Excel 
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In this activity, students use an interactive spreadsheet template to explore relationships and patterns in rational numbers. The students will also learn how to create the template. Students will exp...
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Bricks Activity

Equations and functions (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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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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Domino Activity

Equations and functions (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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A classroom activity (similar to Pentomino + 1 = Hexomino; a variation on polyominoes) to be explored through manipulatives (paper dominoes). Students explore whether it is possible to cover a 6x5 gri...
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In the Dark with an Elephant T...

Representations (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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Links to Standards, activities, lessons, Ask Dr. Math archives, vocabulary, other resources.
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Locker Problem

Equations and functions (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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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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Patterns, Relations, and Funct...

Representations (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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These guided, interactive activities present sequences of geometric patterns and encourage students to generate rules and functions describing relationships between the pattern number and characterist...
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Traffic Jam  Teacher Lesson P...

Equations and functions (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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A classroom activity (also called Hop, Skip, Jump) aligned to the NCTM and California Standards, to be explored through large movement experience, manipulatives, and an interactive Java applet. Studen...
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Math Forum Teacher Packet: TI...

Equations and functions (Math 6) 
TINspire 
Lesson Plan 

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This packet contains a copy of the original problem used to create the activity, rationale and explanation behind the “I Notice, I Wonder” focal activity, and some thoughts on why this activity works ...
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Math Forum Teacher Packet: TI...

Equations and functions (Math 6) 
TINspire 
Lesson Plan 

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This packet contains a copy of the original problem used to create the activity, rationale and explanation behind the “Doing it Wrong” focal activity, and some thoughts on why this activity works well...
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Classroom narrative: Lulu

Equations and functions (Math 6) 
Computer 
Story 

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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 Lulu microworld.
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Kathleen's Story

Equations and functions (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Story 

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A story related by a fourth grade Enrichment class teacher about how George Reese worked with two of her students on the Balance Applet tool.
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