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Exploration: Factor Trees, Pri...

Factor (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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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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Patterns, Relations, and Funct...

Sequences & series (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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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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Polyrhythm Problem

Least common multiple (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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Students investigate different rhythms, both aurally and visually, using the applet. They then quantify these rhythms based on the accented beats.
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The Hispaniola Water Shortage ...

Number theory (Math 7) 
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Gives students an introduction to number theory by emphasizing the significance of starting with containers of different parity, as compared to containers of the same parity. Some implied work with mo...
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Logic Ladder Activities

Number theory (Math 7) 
TI73 Explorer 
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Stepbystep directions on how to use the Logic Ladder App. One activity, Play Factor, involves filling in the prime factorization of a given number. The second activity, Play Classic, involves orderi...
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Play with Spirals Information ...

Number theory (Math 7) 
Computer 
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Suggestions of question prompts to provide students as they use Play with Spirals, one of the Alive Maths microworlds.
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An Introduction to Arithmetic ...

Sequences & series (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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This lesson is designed to introduce students to the idea of an arithmetic sequence.
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Graphical Representations for ...

Least common multiple (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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Finding a rule for the number of hits is only the first step in exploring the Paper Pool game. Students can gain a deeper understanding of the patterns by considering graphical representations of the ...
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How Many Hits?

Least common multiple (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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Students will continue their investigation of the Paper Pool game by exploring more tables and organizing the results. Using the data that they collect, they will attempt to find a relationship betwee...
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Learn the Game

Least common multiple (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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In the following lessons of this unit, students will have an opportunity to fully explore the patterns that result from the Paper Pool game. In this lesson, however, students will only spend time lear...
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Pascal's Triangle Lesson

Pascal's triangle (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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The following discussions and activities are designed to lead the students to explore the number patterns and fractal properties of Pascal's Triangle. Basic arithmetic operations of multiplication and...
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Pascal's Triangle Lessons

Pascal's triangle (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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A Web unit designed to support workshops given by the Math Forum for the Urban Systemic Initiative (Philadephia and San Diego). Read about the history of Pascal's triangle and learn to construct it; v...
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Patterns in Pascal's Triangle

Pascal's triangle (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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This lesson is designed to show students that patterns exist in the Pascal's Triangle, and to reinforce student's ability to identify patterns.
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Patterns, Relations, and Funct...

Sequences & series (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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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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Polyrhythm Teacher Support

Least common multiple (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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Links to NCTM Standards, related activities, lessons, Ask Dr. Math archives, vocabulary, and other resources.
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The Factor Game

Prime (Math 7)+ 
Java Applet 
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The Factor Game engages students in a friendly contest in which winning strategies involve distinguishing between numbers with many factors and numbers with few factors. Students are then guided throu...
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The Hispaniola Water Shortage ...

Number theory (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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Links to Standards, activities, lessons, Ask Dr. Math archives, vocabulary, other resources.
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Understanding Algebraic Factor...

Factor (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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Students use algebra tiles to explore algebraic factoring.
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Understanding Factoring throug...

Factor (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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Understanding factoring through geometry: students work cooperatively to display a numeral as the area of a rectangle, and make as many rectangular arrangements as possible for each numeral given.
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Which Pocket?

Least common multiple (Math 7) 
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In this lesson, students continue their investigation by discovering a rule to predict the pocket in which the ball will land. As an extension, students can also consider the number of squares that a ...
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Wrapping It Up

Least common multiple (Math 7) 
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In the first four lessons of this unit, students investigated the Paper Pool game, collected data, identified patterns, and made predictions about the number of hits, the pocket in which the ball land...
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Red vs. Blue

Prime (Math 7)+ 
Presentation software 
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Give students practice with multiplication, factoring, and prime and composite numbers through an exciting game  a game that exposes students to one of the great unsolved problems of mathematics.
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Factor Pair Generator

Factor (Math 7) 
JavaScript 
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Jeff LeMieux, writes about how he uses the JavaScript page, Factor Pair Generator, with his students.
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Factors and Prime Factors Stor...

Factor (Math 7) 
JavaScript 
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Jeff LeMieux, writes about how he uses the javascript page, Factors and Prime Factors, with his students.
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Randomness of Prime Numbers

Prime (Math 7) 
JavaScript 
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Jeff LeMieux, writes about how he uses the JavaScript page, Randomness of Prime Numbers, with his students.
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