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Algebra Balance Scales  Negat...

Equations and functions (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Solve simple linear equations using a balance beam representation. Coefficients and constants may be positive or negative.
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Algebraic Reasoning

Equations and functions (Math 7) 
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 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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A series of balance applets of increasing difficulty.
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Zoom Algebra

Equations and functions (Math 7) 
TI83/TI84 
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Zoom Algebra is a Computer Algebra System App for TI83 Plus and TI84 Plus graphing calculators. Its patentpending interface is visual and easy to use, with many little shortcuts. For example, ...
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Traffic Jam Activity

Equations and functions (Math 7) 
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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Pan Balance  Number

Equations and functions (Math 7) 
Computer 
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Use this tool to strengthen understanding and computation of numerical expressions and equality. In understanding equality, one of the first things students must realize is that equality is a relation...
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XP Math: Solving TwoStep Equa...

Equations and functions (Math 7) 
Flash 
Tool 

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In this game, students race the clock to solve simple twostep equations.
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Positive Linear Function Machi...

Deriving a function (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This activity allows the user to explore simple linear functions; the function is determined by looking for patterns in the outputs.
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WebGrapher

Graph functions (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This is a Java graphing applet that can be used online or downloaded. The purpose it to construct dynamic graphs with parameters controlled by user defined sliders that can be saved as web pages or em...
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Mellow Yellow: Interpreting Gr...

Representations (Math 7) 
Sketchpad 
Tool 

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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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Million Dollar Mission

Setting up an equation (Math 7)+ 
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 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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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Algebra Balance Scales

Equations and functions (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This mathlet allows you to solve simple linear equations through the use of a balance beam. Unit blocks (representing 1s) and Xboxes (for the unknown, X), are placed on the pans of a balance beam.
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Traffic Jam  Teacher Lesson P...

Equations and functions (Math 7) 
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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Thinking Blocks  Ratio Word P...

Setting up an equation (Math 7)+ 
Flash 
Tool 

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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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Grapher

Equations and functions (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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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Math911

Equations and functions (Math 7) 
Computer 
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Tutorial feebased software for PCs that must be downloaded to the user's computer. It covers topics from prealgebra through precalculus, including trigonometry and some statistics. The software pos...
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Graphs and Functions

Deriving a function (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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This lesson is designed to introduce students to graphing functions.
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Pan Balance  Shapes (Fixed Va...

Representations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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 7) 
JavaScript 
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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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Data Flyer

Deriving a function (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This activity allows the user to plot a set of (x,y) ordered pairs and graph a function on the same coordinate plane. The applet allows the manipulation of a function of the form y = f(x).
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Lulu Information for Teachers

Equations and functions (Math 7) 
Computer 
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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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The Double Operation Function ...

Functions (Math 7) 
Flash 
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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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Absolute Value Problems

Equations and functions (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Students are given an absolute value equation, and then given boxes to fill in step by step. After each step is complete, there is feedback, with help if the answer is wrong. This continues until the ...
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Online Grapher

Equations and functions (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This Java applet can be used to graph functions using function notation. It allows zooming and rescaling.
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