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Algebraic Reasoning

Equations and functions (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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Balance applets

Equations and functions (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

[3]

A series of balance applets of increasing difficulty.
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Traffic Jam Activity

Equations and functions (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

[2]

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 
Tool 

[1]

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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Million Dollar Mission

Setting up an equation (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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Traffic Jam Applet

Equations and functions (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

[13]

Equal numbers of people face each other with one open slot between them. Everybody faces the open slot. If there are 6 people there will be 7 slots, 6 of which must always have people in them. People ...
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Traffic Jam  Teacher Lesson P...

Equations and functions (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

[6]

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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Thinking Blocks  Ratio Word P...

Setting up an equation (Math 6)+ 
Flash 
Tool 

[6]

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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Grapher

Equations and functions (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

[6]

Using this virtual manipulative you may: graph a function; trace a point along the graph; dynamically vary function parameters; change the range of values displayed in the graph; graph multiple functi...
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Pan Balance  Shapes (Fixed Va...

Representations (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

[3]

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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Lulu

Equations and functions (Math 6) 
JavaScript 
Tool 

[3]

Lulu, one of the Alive Maths microworlds, is primarily a problemposing and problemsolving environment where students are invited to look for numerical relationships and spatial patterns on the coord...
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Lulu Information for Teachers

Equations and functions (Math 6) 
Computer 
Lesson Plan 

[1]

Suggestions of question prompts to provide students as they use Lulu, one of the Alive Maths microworlds.
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The Double Operation Function ...

Equations and functions (Math 6) 
Flash 
Tool 

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A function machine with two operations, and options to hide or reveal numbers and set all operations and numbers. A notepad is available for recording inputs and outputs, and a loop function takes the...
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Function Machine

Equations and functions (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This virtual manipulative is designed to teach the concept of a function. It does so by allowing you experiment with various functions.
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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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In the Dark with an Elephant P...

Representations (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

[1]

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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Patterns, Relations, and Funct...

Representations (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

[1]

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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MultiStep Functions Discussio...

Setting up an equation (Math 6) 
Calculator 
Support Material 

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Discusses the notion of composite functions as several "number machines" with the output of one machine becoming the input of another.
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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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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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Rational Number Relationships

Equations and functions (Math 6) 
Excel 
Lesson Plan 

[0]

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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