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Math Links 2006-07

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This terrific site has lots of Java applets teachers and students can use for math learning and reinforcement from Basic Math through Calculus.

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    Math Links 2006-07

    David Cox,

    Instructional Technology Facilitator

    Region 6 TLTC

    (Apologies in advance for any repeated links. Also, remember that the Internet

    changes minute-by-minute, so what’s here right now may be gone before I finish typing.

    If a link no longer works, try pasting it into a Google search to see if the link has just

    changed.)

    g!)

WHO WANTS PIZZA? INTERACTIVE FRACTIONS:

    http://www.math.rice.edu/~lanius/fractions/index.html

    http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/fractions/spindex.html

Students can learn all about fractions with these colorful tutorials, and then put their

    concepts into practice immediately with interactive quizzes. This site is also

    available in Spanish; use the 2nd link above.

INTERACTIVE MATH LESSONS:

    http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Lessons/

Find numerous, excellent lesson plans included here on all aspects of math for grades

    four through nine, with student exercises included after tutorials.

FRACTION QUIZ:

    http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/fquiz/index.html

Practice conversion of decimals, fractions, and percentages online with this interactive

    skill challenge game. Choose your level of difficulty, the time limit for answering the

    questions, and the problem type before starting the game.

INTERACTIVE MATH:

    Site has a page of math sites, and the entire right hand side of the page lists good

    interactive sites. Here is a direct link to the math:

    http://www.mysciencesite.com/links_1.html

BUG SPLAT MATH:

    http://www.fekids.com/kln/games/bugsplat/

How well do your students know their fractions? Have them practice here, but watch out

    for those mosquitoes in this online and interactive math game.

ANOTHER INTERACTIVE MATH SITE:

    http://www.southfieldchristian.org/elem/learninglinks/html/linksmath.html

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    GETTING THE ANGLE DOWN:

    http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/angles/index.html

Try this online learning game to practice geometry with acute, alternate, and obtuse

    angles. Students will use the illustrations to choose the number of transversals,

    the relationships between the angles, and to practice angle vocabulary and concepts.

MULTIPLICATION BINGO & MATH GAMES:

    http://www.multiplication.com/classroom_games.htm http://www.multiplication.com/cmptrgames/bingo_card.htm

A template is included with the 2nd link above to create your own Multiplication Bingo

    cards. Find instructions on the 1st link, along with several other math games to help

    your students practice or review their skills.

ONLINE EQUIVALENT FRACTIONS:

    http://illuminations.nctm.org/tools/tool_detail.aspx?id=80

Your students will start off with a given fraction, from which they must create their own

    equivalent fractions. They can choose either a circle or a square, and increase or decrease

    the amount of lines to divide up their fraction. They click on their rows to fill in the

    appropriate amount, and check to see if they have achieved an equivalent fraction.

THE FACTOR GAME:

    http://illuminations.nctm.org/tools/tool_detail.aspx?id=12

Have your students practice factoring online with this Java game, where they will choose

    a number and then highlight all the factors of that number before submitting the answers.

SIX TIPS FOR ALGEBRA... AND LIFE:

    http://www.coolmath.com/algebra/success-algebra.html

You might want to print these six tips out as a poster for your classroom. They apply not

    only to successfully approaching algebra, but to dealing with life in general.

GEOMETRY GAMEBOARD:

    http://208.183.128.3/tutorials/geomgame.pdf http://208.183.128.3/tutorials/geomques.pdf

Students can use these geometry game boards for review, reinforcement, or challenges in

    geometric principles. The 1st link above provides a printable game board for you to

    laminate, while the 2nd link offers a series of possible game cards to print out on business

    card paper.

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    ALGEBRA SLOPE AND FORMULA GAMES:

    http://208.183.128.3/tutorials/wordgame/algebra-slope.pdf http://208.183.128.3/tutorials/wordgame/formulas.pdf

Create a basic bingo game board for using the above algebra review game cards. Print

    answers onto your bingo cards, then print your game cards for slope and formulas

    onto business card paper.

TURTLE POND MATH ONLINE:

    http://illuminations.nctm.org/tools/tool_detail.aspx?id=83 http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L396

Estimate length and angle measurements by successfully guiding a turtle along a path to

    the turtle pond. Students must also calculate the quickest path to the pond with this online

    Java math game. Use the 2nd link above for a lesson plan, questions, and extensions to

    accompany the online math game.

INTERACTIVE MATH LESSONS:

    http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Lessons/

Find numerous, excellent lesson plans included here on all aspects of math for grades

    four through nine, with student exercises included after tutorials.

FRACTION BINGO:

    http://www.col-ed.org/cur/math/math52.txt

Students will get plenty of practice converting fractions, percentages, and decimals with

    this incentive game, great for reinforcing conversion concepts, for practice, and for

    unit review in seventh and eight grades.

MATH REVIEW GAMES:

    http://www.mathguide.com/services/MathBaseball.html http://www.mathguide.com/services/MathFootball.html http://www.mathguide.com/services/MathJeopardy.html

Many of you have standardized testing coming up within the next several weeks. To help

    review in a games-oriented, but still effective manner, try the Math Jeopardy, Math

    Baseball, or Math Football described here.

MATH NIGHT ACTIVITIES:

    http://www.travisusd.k12.ca.us/cambridge/98_99/ScienceNight/

If you need suggestions for Math Night activities, try these various methods and means,

    in twenty-seven hands-on activities listed here.

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    MATH NIGHT MODULES:

    http://orion.math.iastate.edu/mathnight/activities/modules/

Try setting up activities with Math 'n Music Notes, Cake Walk Math, the Mathematics of

    Music, Secret Codes, Geometry Gems, and more in this resource for planning Math

    Nights.

ASSESSMENT IN MATH AND SCIENCE:

    http://www.learner.org/resources/series93.html

You can download streaming media presentations and workshops to help you develop

    teaching strategies and explore assessment in the maths and sciences. (Free registration is

    required.)

MATH NIGHT ACTIVITIES:

    http://www.travisusd.k12.ca.us/cambridge/98_99/ScienceNight/

If you need suggestions for Math Night activities, try these various methods and means,

    in twenty-seven hands-on activities listed here.

TEN TIPS FOR TEACHING PROBLEM SOLVING:

    http://www.oic.id.ucsb.edu/TA/tips/prob.html

Help students to take the steps needed to first clarify, then understand, and finally solve

    the problems they are working with, using the ten teaching tips offered here.

FRACTION CONVERSION UPDATE:

    http://ofcn.org/cyber.serv/academy/ace/math/cecmath/cecmath052.html

    Please note this new link for Fraction Conversion Bingo.

Elementary Math

    http://edweb.tusd.k12.az.us/ekowalcz/math/elementary_web_sites.htm

INTERACTIVE GEOMETRY:

    http://www.studyworksonline.com/cda/explorations/main/0,,NAV2-21,00.html

Build your own polygon, try to create a starburst, find congruent angles, areas, proofs,

    and more in these excellent interactive geometry learning tools.

MISSION: DEFINE YOUR FUTURE:

    http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonplans/engineering/

A series of seven lesson plans can be used independently or consecutively to explore and

    teach real world math and science skills. Topics include gravity, intelligent vehicles,

    global positioning systems, and perspectives on technology. Student resource sheets are

    included, along with teaching resources and printable posters.

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http://enlvm.usu.edu/ma/nav/bb_dlib.jsp

    Online Virtual Manipulatives for Math from National Library of Math Manipulatives

    http://standards.nctm.org/document/eexamples/index.htNational Council of Math Teachers virtual manipulatives

    http://www.ct4me.net/math_manipulatives.htm Computing Technology for Math Excellence virtual manipulatives

    http://www.sad6.k12.me.us/~dpeterson/GEOMETRY Pattern block virtual manipulatives

    http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/jcheek4/geometry.htm Good links to online virtual manipulatives may repeat links from other sites in this

    document

    http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/MathsP/Mgeometry/ Excellent geometry sites, many with virtual manipulatives

    http://mathforum.org/mathtools/cell/g,10.12.10,ALL,ALL/ Java applet driven for the most part, these are all solid aids.

    http://www.bcps.org/offices/lis/curric/elem/elemgeo.html Elementary geometry

    http://www.bama.ua.edu/~rmayben/tim/math.htm Technology integration in secondary math

    http://www.sitesforteachers.com/resources_sharp/math/math.html Integrating tech into math

READING GRAPHS:

    http://www.fodoweb.com/erfora/readtext.asp?txtfile=communications/charts/exercise03.t

    xt

In order to understand how graphs relate to real world situations and operations, students

    will answer budgeting, graduation, and temperature charts with both data and critical

    thinking questions.

FLASHY ALGEBRA:

    http://www.flashyapps.com/frameset/algebra/algebraframeset.htm

Explore roots, quadratic equations, Cartesian coordinates, and parabolas with these

    interactive and narrated algebra exhibitions.

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ONLINE QUILTING:

    http://www.museum.state.il.us/flashapps/clink/logcabin.swf

Students will manipulate online geometric quilt blocks to form one of the five common

    quilting themes displayed in the sidebar.

Arlys Peterson’s Great Math Site

    http://www.usiouxfalls.edu/~apeter/math_sites.htm This scholar has quite a lot of truly excellent math links laid out very simply for teachers

    to use quickly. I give it a very high rating.

THE METRIC SYSTEM WITH APPLES:

    http://www.eduref.org/cgi-

    bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Mathematics/Measurement/MEA0009.html

This is a pretty cool math lesson, perfect for crisp autumn days, where students actually

    get to eat their apples in class. They will be using estimation, percentage, measurements,

    observations, and data-recording in this lesson plan on metric conversion.

HALLOWEEN MATH:

    http://www.chemistrycoach.com/hallowee.htm

Usually, measurement conversions occur between metric and standard systems. Not so

    here, where Halloween themes make their way into mass, volume, and density. See if

    your students can solve the conversion riddles.

PUMPKIN COORDINATES & GRAPHING:

    http://www.theteacherscorner.net/seasonal/halloween/graphing.htm

Students will plot coordinate pairs on a number grid, and if done correctly, will end up

    with a jack-o-lantern. Perfect for an elementary fall math exercise.

PUMPKIN MATH RIDDLES:

    http://www.lessonplanspage.com/printables/POMathHalloweenPumpkinRiddles36.htm

    http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/halloween/games/jokes.html

This math lesson idea uses a Halloween theme, matching math puzzles, and riddles to get

    students to solve puzzles. Use the 2nd link above for Halloween riddles to include on

    your own puzzles, and consider including more complex math quest-

    ions for advanced students.

MATH WORKSHEETS & WORKSHEET GENERATOR:

    http://www.thecanadianteacher.com/tools/

    http://www.mathfactcafe.com/view/view.aspx?vid=340&t=P&g=4

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    Generate your own printable student worksheets to practice difficult math concepts, such as the greatest common factor here. You can choose your range of multiples, as well as adding a title and instructions. Use the 2nd link above for pre-made worksheets, including skills builders in fractions, conversions to decimals and percentages, working with money math, and more.

Algebasics

    http://www.algebasics.com/

    Algebasics is a fine online mathematics instructional resource that takes young and old alike through the basics of algebra. The breadth of the material is divided into sixteen sections, which begin with, "the basics," and proceed all the way to a section on applying algebra to real-world situations.

CTAP Region 4: Middle School Math Project http://www.ctap4.org/math/index.htm

    CA Technology Assisted Program Region 4 has developed this site for middle school math. Includes Math Matrices: A series of online tables of electronic and technology resources supporting California middle school math content standards for grades 6, 7, and Algebra 1.

    Unpackings: Guides that show teachers various ways some of the standards and textbook-aligned tools can be used within the classroom. Math Resources: A series of online or downloadable CST and CAHSEE resources, including blueprints, sample questions, student and teacher guides for all middle school grade levels; CTAP Region IV favorite online resources; and resources for differentiation of instruction. And, a Math Institute: This section contains the hand-outs and other resources presented to participants during the Middle School Math Institutes under the categories of Presentations, Differentiated Instruction, Spreadsheets, Video in the classroom, Online Manipulatives, and Graphing Calculators.

    PUMPKIN PICTURE GRAPH WORKSHEET

    Match the correct number of pumpkins to the corresponding name in this printable, Halloween-themed student worksheet.

    HALLOWEEN MATH WORD PROBLEMS

    (Link 2)

    Print these student math word problem worksheets for a themed treat this Halloween. The 2nd link yields several more similar worksheets, all based on addition and subtract- ion for early elementary classes.

    MathEmat

    http://www.mathemat.com

    MathEmat is a free online tutor and game for teaching mathematics using graded sets of David Cox, Instructional Technology Facilitator Region 6 TLTC

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    games, lessons and exercises. It features voiced words, lots of graded exercises to

    practice, hints, answers and a graded scoring system that's fun to use.

APPLE COUNTING BOOKS:

    http://www.bry-backmanor.org/actpag258.html

Print out enough copies of this fall preschool exercise so that each of your students can

    make his or her own mini counting book. Then cut some apples in half, giving half an

    apple to each student to count their own seeds.

    FILL THE WHEELBARROW:

    http://www.bry-backmanor.org/actpag9.html

Here is a perfect worksheet for preschool, with a fall theme. Students get to color, cut,

    and paste their leaves and a rake into their wheelbarrows with this printable activity

    worksheet. Ask them to count their leaves and add a big number on the top of their

    worksheet for the total sum of their leaves.

    APPLE COUNTING WORKSHEET:

    http://www.bry-backmanor.org/actpag256.html

Students will be counting out their apples after coloring them red, green, or gold, then

    cutting them out to put the correct number of apples into each basket.

    SNAKES AND LADDERS:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/numbertime/games/snakes.shtml

You probably remember this game as a board game you played as a child. The same

    game is online now, for one or two players to practice their counting skills. Watch out for

    that last snake just before reaching 100!

    Java Sketchpad for Geometry

    http://www.mathsnet.net/dynamic/javasketchpad.html

Learn about and manipulate geometric shapes.

The Lesson Plans Page

    http://www.lessonplanspage.com/index.html

You should register to get all the benefits of his site, which sends a good newsletter as

    well as having good and some great plans.

A COLLECTION OF GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS:

    http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hme/6_8/graphorg/index.html

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Whatever kind of printable graphic organizer you are looking for, chances are you will

    find it here. Idea wheels, fact and opinion charts, clusters, observation charts, planning

    charts, four column charts... they're all included.

BUTTER AND CORNBREAD MATH:

    http://www.theteacherscorner.net/seasonal/thanksgiving/feast.htm

Early elementary students will practice counting to one hundred while churning the butter

    for their cornbread. Add some pilgrim costumes (try using decorated and cut paper bags

    to simplify the procedure and to make sure everyone gets a costume) and celebrate your

    own classroom Thanksgiving feast.

THANKSGIVING MATH EXERCISE:

    http://www.theteacherscorner.net/seasonal/thanksgiving/dinner.htm

Collect your grocery store flyers for the month of November; you will be needing them

    for this Thanksgiving-themed math exercise, where students will be budgeting, creating

    a menu, and comparison "shopping" for the big meal and a given number of guests.

Paper Printouts of Famous Things

    http://papertoys.com/

    Paper toys, models, cut-outs, trains, airplanes, paper party gifts, party hats, paper cars,

    paper motorcycles, cards: all can be downloaded for class activities. Really cool!

    ILLUSTRATED MULTIPLICATION FLASHCARDS:

    http://www.janbrett.com/games/multiplication_flash_cards_main.htm

Each student can have his or her own set of multiplication flashcards with these easy

    printouts, beautifully illustrated by children's author/illustrator Jan Brett.

PLACE VALUE ACTIVITIES:

    http://rivapprod2.riverdeep.net/pls/portal/docs/PAGE/RVDP/ET/LP/DESTINATION_M

    ATH_TEACHER_SUPPORT/MATH_C2_NS2/MATH_COURSE2_1.2.PDF

These printable activities for elementary math classes use manipulatives and number

    cubes, with further exercises to explore inequalities. Correct answers on the

    interactive worksheets yield the answers to riddles.

ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION PUZZLES:

    http://www.janbrett.com/games/janbretts_addition_and_subtraction_main.htm

Download these gorgeously illustrated puzzle pieces for your students to practice

    addition and subtraction math facts in your math centers; for early elementary classes.

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    MATH IN DAILY LIFE:

    http://www.learner.org/exhibits/dailymath/

Follow along an interactive and online exhibit to understand how math concepts and

    applications are so important in everyday life. Students will explore activities in

    probability, population growth, savings and credit, home renovation, and cooking. They

    will be deciding whether it is better to buy or lease a car, and how to predict how much

    money they will need to put away for retirement. Ratios, proportion, interest, metric

    conversion, graphing, and geometry principles are all actively explored.

COORDINATES AND HAUNTED HOUSES:

    http://www.themathlab.com/Pre-Algebra/graphing/hauntedhouse.htm

Students will closely follow instructions in order to create a haunted house based on

    coordinates. They will then reduce coordinates by multiplying by one-third, graphing the

    results to morph their houses. Great for a last-minute middle to high school math activity

    for Halloween.

INTERACTIVE MATH TEACHING RESOURCES:

    http://www.aaamath.com/B/add.htm

Find several pages here to support your lessons in addition concepts, from kindergarten

    through eighth grade and covering basic addition facts, to the addition of positive and

    negative integers and fractions. Addition of money and estimating sums are also included.

    Each topic includes a background mini-lecture, then continues with online practice and

    math games.

ALGEBRA TUTORIALS:

    http://www.mathpower.com/tutorial.htm

Whether your students need help with inequalities, factoring, quadratic equations, or

    word problems, a large compendium of tutorials is available online here for practice,

    instruction, or study.

THANKSGIVING MATH PAGES:

    http://www.kidzone.ws/math/thanksgiving/index.htm

Choose your grade level and find a number of printable worksheets for your students, all

    with a Thanksgiving theme. Grades one through five are covered, along with a set of

    word problems.

    Mrs. Glosser’s Math Goodies http://www.mathgoodies.com/ A portal for online math help, the site provides free interactive lessons, worksheets

    and puzzles.

     David Cox, Instructional Technology Facilitator Region 6 TLTC

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