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Order of operations (Math 5) 
Calculator 
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Calculator activity involving order of operations.
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A Fractals Unit for Elementary...

Fractals (Math 5) 
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A teaching unit on fractals for students and teachers in grades 4 to 8, that adults are free to enjoy, designed to introduce students to fractals and the underlying mathematics. It focuses on fractals...
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Instant Solution of a Maze

Geometry in the plane (Math 5) 
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A quick way to find solutions to complicated mazes. The author writes: "While doing a maze activity with a group of elementary school homeschoolers, I started exploring mazes as systems of walls rathe...
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Introduction to Probability

Probability of event (Math 5) 
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A series of experiments with guiding questions. A spinner and dice are included on the page. The page concludes with followup exercises to check your understanding.
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Number Sequences: III

Addition (Math 5)+ 
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Alterable worksheet in which students fill in the missing numbers in sequences, counting forwards and backwards in 6's, 7's, 8's, 9's, 10's, 11's, 15's, 19's, 21's, and 25's. Fee required to print; s...
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Using Kali

Symmetry (Math 5) 
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An exercise (in English and Spanish) in using an interactive 2D Euclidean symmetry pattern editor. This activity was originally written as one of the stations in Frisbie Middle School's Multicultural ...
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MathThink  Activity Dice Diff...

Probability (Math 5) 
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This an applet for determining the expectation of winning if differences of 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 are used to set up a dice game. For instance, if Player A has 1, 2, and 3 as differences, does he have an ...
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Bricks Activity

Patterns and sequences (Math 5)+ 
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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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Construct a Solid

Polyhedra (Math 5) 
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The fourth of five activities for use with the "Exploring Geometric Solids and Their Properties" tool from NCTM.
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Domino Activity

Patterns and sequences (Math 5)+ 
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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 5) 
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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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Explore More Tables

Least common multiple (Math 5)+ 
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The interactive paper pool game in this iMath investigation provides an opportunity for students to further develop their understanding of ratio, proportion, and least common multiple.
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Exploring Distance, Rate, and ...

Rates (Math 5) 
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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 5) 
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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 Tessellations

Tessellations (Math 5) 
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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 ...

Volume (Math 5) 
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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 5) 
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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 5)+ 
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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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Fractals: Koch Snowflake

Fractals (Math 5) 
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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 5) 
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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 Concepts

Writing fractions (Math 5)+ 
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These interactive activities develop the concept of fractions as parts of a whole, and provide practice in writing and comparing fractions. The activities prompt students to answer questions by fillin...
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Fraction Darts

Fractions (Math 5) 
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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 5) 
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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 5) 
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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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Getting to Know the Shapes

Polyhedra (Math 5) 
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The first of five activities for use with the "Exploring Geometric Solids and Their Properties" tool from NCTM.
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