Math Forum Lesson Plan
Collections
This page offers good places to begin looking for collections of
elementarylevel lesson plans. For more sites, see our page of individual elementarylevel lesson plans,
or you can browse
all lesson plans, or search
the Forum's Internet Mathematics Library.
 Exploring Data 
Math Forum/USI
 Pages for finding and displaying data sets, designed to support workshops
on statistics given by the Math Forum for the Urban Systemic Initiative in
Philadephia and San Diego. Included are: links by level to relevant
statistics Standards (NCTM, California, Philadelphia); lesson plans for
collecting, analyzing, and/or displaying data; sources of data sets, general
information, courses, and statistics software on the Web; and an "Oceans of
Data" page with a data set (diving records) to download, instructions for
making a ClarisWorks graph, suggested questions for discussion, and related
'ocean links' (NOAA, SeaWifs, tide tables, etc.). more>>
 Introduction to Fractions
for Primary Students  Varnelle Moore
 A Web unit designed to introduce young children (K2) to beginning fraction
concepts. Each lesson includes an interactive,
manipulativebased project, technology, paper/pencil practice, and
literature connections. Helpful links and teacher support extension ideas
are also provided. more>>
 Introduction to Geometry
for Primary Students  Varnelle Moore
 A Web unit designed to introduce young children (K2) to beginning
concepts in geometry: describing shapes, making patterns, building shapes,
rotational symmetry, and line symmetry. Each lesson includes an interactive,
manipulativebased project, technology, paper/pencil practice, and
literature connections. Helpful links and teacher support extension ideas
are also provided. more>>
 Introduction to Measurement
for Primary Students  Varnelle Moore
 A Web unit designed to introduce young children (K2) to beginning
concepts in geometry: describing shapes, making patterns, building shapes,
rotational symmetry, and line symmetry. Each lesson includes an interactive,
manipulativebased project, technology, paper/pencil practice, and
literature connections. Helpful links and teacher support extension ideas
are also provided. more>>
 A Tour of Fractions  Math
Forum
 The Web often seems more like a maze than an organized set of resources.
To help you find what you need, the Math Forum presents a 'tour' of
fractions, offering links to lessons, activities, and materials, questions
and answers from Ask Dr. Math, and recommended software, grouped by level
(elementary, middle school, high school). Material on fractals is included.
more>>
 A Tour of Measurement 
Math Forum
 A central resource for people teaching and learning about measurement.
For teachers there are links to lessons and materials, questions and answers
from Ask Dr. Math, and recommended software, grouped by level (elementary,
middle school, high school). For students there are general reference
materials and questions and answers from the Dr. Math archives. more>>
Other Online Collections of
Lesson Plans
 Educator's Reference Desk Lesson Plans: Mathematics
 K12 lesson plans categorized by subject (Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Careers, Functions, Geometry, History, Measurement, Number Sense, Number Theory, Patterns, Probability, Process Skills, and Statistics), as well as links to internet sites featuring mathematics lessons. more>>
 Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
(FREE)
 A site for finding federallysupported educational resources. There are
subject listings (including Mathematics) and a search
engine, favorite sites (reviewed by users), more sites for students, comments
and feedback forms, and the opportunity to be a FREE partner in developing
Internetbased learning modules and communities. more>>
 K12 Teaching Materials (Mathematics
Archives)  University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)
 An extensive list of Internet sites with significant collections of
materials that can be used in the teaching of mathematics at the K12 level.
Organized into categories: lesson plans, schools, software and other K12
Internet math sites. more>>
 Mathematics Lesson Plans: Math 
Elementary (K5)  Columbia Education Center (CEC)
 K5 math minilessons, listing author, grade level, subject, overview and
purpose, objectives, materials needed, and activities and procedures,
including materials for learning basic operations, using manipulatives, and
studying fractions, place value, ratio, estimation, problemsolving,
measurement, positive and negative numbers, and more. more>>
 Mathematics Lessons
Database (MSTE)  University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign (UIUC)
 Search a database of Internetbased lessons in mathematics and
programs related to teaching mathematics. (The database contains only
lessons that use the Internet in some way. Because of this restriction,
the database is small, but you can search a new database being created
that searches
Lessons
made in graduate courses by mathematics teachers. more>>
 Montessori Math Album 
ShuChen Jenny Yen
 Montessorimethod lesson plans for children on numeration, the golden
beads, arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division), the
stamp game, the bead frame, fractions, and geometry. Also from the same
author: Language
Development, Practical Life,
and SensorialMotor
Development activities. more>>
 SMILE Program Mathematics Index 
Science and Mathematics Initiatives for Learning Enhancement
 Over 200 singleconcept lesson plans in the following categories:
Geometry and Measurement, Patterns and Logic, Probability and Statistics,
Recreational and Creative Math, Practical and Applied Math, Arithmetic,
Graphs and Visuals, Algebra and Trigonometry, and Miscellaneous. These
lessons may be freely copied and used in a classroom but they remain the
copyright property of the author. more>>
 This is
MegaMathematics! (MegaMath)  Nancy Casey; Los Alamos National Laboratory
 The frontier of mathematics is an exciting place, where mathematicians
experiment and play with creative and imaginative ideas, many of them
accessible to young children; others (infinity is a good example) whose
profound mathematical importance is not widely known or understood. MegaMath
is a project of the Computer Research and Applications Group at Los Alamos
National Laboratory intended to bring unusual and important mathematical
ideas to elementary school classrooms so that young people and their teachers
can think about them together. See also http://www.c3.lanl.gov/megamath/.
more>>
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