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Adding Integers Lab  Discover...

Integer operations (Math 7)+ 
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This activity uses virtual color chips from the Library of Virtual Manipulatives. The NLVM applet helps students understand zero pairs. Students will be able to derive the rules for adding integers.
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Aggregation: Growing Fractal S...

Fractals (Math 7) 
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Students investigate the models by which fractal patterns aggregate. Several questions are posed and different activities are suggested to go along with the DiffusionLimited Aggregation applet.
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Algebraic Equations

Equations and functions (Math 7) 
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This lesson involves a useful applet from the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NLVM). It is a good introduction to solving twostep equations for grade 6 or 7 or an effective review lesson f...
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Bricks Activity

Vertical line test (Math 7) 
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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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Comparing Measures with the Pr...

Making comparisons (Math 7)+ 
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In these activities, you’ll predict and compare various dimensions of objects on a theatre stage, using the Proportioner tool.
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Comparing Motion to Trajectory...

Graph functions (Math 7) 
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Use this activity yourself or with students, to guide them through online math experiments. In the process, you'll get comfortable interpreting graphs
of time vs. distance, and gain insight into your...
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Converting Units and Rates

Converting between units (Math 7) 
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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

Vertical line test (Math 7) 
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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 7) 
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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 7) 
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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 7) 
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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 7) 
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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 7) 
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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 ...

Prisms (Math 7)+ 
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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 7) 
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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 7)+ 
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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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Forest Fires and Percolation

Probability of event (Math 7)+ 
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This activity explains and helps students understand probability and chaos by having them work with the Blaze applet.
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Fractals: Koch Snowflake

Fractals (Math 7) 
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This activity shows how to make the Koch Snowflake fractal handson, stepbystep by using triangle grid paper which is provided.
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Fractals: Sierpinski Triangle

Fractals (Math 7) 
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This activity shows how to make a Sierpinski Triangle handson, stepbystep by using triangle grid paper which is provided.
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Fraction Darts

Fractions (Math 7) 
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Fraction Darts is a Microworlds Applet activity that challenges students to pop a balloon situated on a number line from 0 to 1 by throwing fractional darts. The student sets a numerator and denomi...
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Fractris Problem

Adding fractions (Math 7) 
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This problem deals with basic addition of fractions. However, some of the questions also encourage students to investigate different ways to get the fractions to add up to 1. By multiplying all the fr...
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Galactic Exchange Problem

Ratio and proportion (Math 7) 
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This problem allows students to investigate ratio and proportion, by discovering the exchange rate between different alien currencies (i.e. 7 circles have the same value as 3 triangles, etc.) By manip...
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Geometric Transformations

Quadrilateral properties (Math 7)+ 
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These guided, interactive activities use figures, interactive diagrams, pattern blocks, geoboards, graphs, programmable turtles, and coordinate systems to help students learn what it means to perform ...
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Got a Plan? (PDF file)

Functions (Math 7)+ 
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Use this sample activity with the Piecewise Linear Function Grapher to explore different cell phone plans and find out what works best for different situations.
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Graph Zooming Problem

Scale (Math 7)+ 
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By asking students about the intersection between two lines, this problem involves solving two linear equations graphically. However, the main purpose of the problem is to investigate what happens whe...
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