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Study Ladder - Study Ladder

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K to 12
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Studyladder offers a sequential learning program with videos, interactive activities, worksheets and assessments for reporting to teachers and to parents. Activities are highly engaging...more
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Studyladder offers a sequential learning program with videos, interactive activities, worksheets and assessments for reporting to teachers and to parents. Activities are highly engaging and motivating. You can create classes, have unlimited access to all features on the site, and students can access homework features from home. Topics included on the site are Math, Literacy, Numeracy, Spelling Bee, and Interactive Whiteboard activities. Each section provides many activities categorized in several ways such as topic, type of activity, grade levels, and extras. Registration also allows access to progress reports on school and homework results, 2000 printable worksheets, and student rewards such as certificates, special avatars, and access to reward rooms. The site is free for teachers and for limited homework use with one student after registration. However, there is also a paid portion of the site if desired.
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tag(s): factoring (31), fractions (234), homework (45), iwb (32), literacy (107), negative numbers (21), number sense (98), numbers (203), prime numbers (33)

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This site is perfect for use with interactive whiteboards, download and use activities to supplement current classroom curriculum. Create an account and set up student accounts for students to use on classroom or computer lab computers. Take advantage of the progress reports to track and monitor student progress within the site.
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Rick's Math - Ricks Math

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K to 12
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This site contains more than 4,800 (at the time of this review) math problems for students pre-kindergarten to high school. There are activities/math problems learning to count, write...more
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This site contains more than 4,800 (at the time of this review) math problems for students pre-kindergarten to high school. There are activities/math problems learning to count, write numbers, understand place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, prime numbers, composite numbers, least common multiples, greatest common factors, factoring whole numbers, fractions and lots more. The site is divided into topics such as word problems, geometry, telling time, and others. Each portion contains a section on tips and tricks section that explains the concept including vocabulary and illustrations. Be sure to also check out the resources section for printable graph paper, number lines, and an assignment measure graph for keeping track of student progress. This site has some interactive activities and many printable pages.
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tag(s): charts and graphs (198), data (153), division (168), factoring (31), fractions (234), multiplication (222), operations (126), prime numbers (33), problem solving (277), time (142), worksheets (62)

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Use your interactive whiteboard (or projector) to display tips and tricks for concepts taught and to review or introduce vocabulary. Copy and print worksheets for homework or additional practice. Share this site through your class website or blog for students to practice at home. This site offers so many topics, that it would make differentiating much easier!

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Mr. P's Math Page - Mr. P

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6 to 12
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Mr. P offers a site loaded with Math humor, facts, problems, songs, videos, quotes, puzzles, games, poems, and lesson plans. Especially helpful are the math videos (which require QuickTime)....more
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Mr. P offers a site loaded with Math humor, facts, problems, songs, videos, quotes, puzzles, games, poems, and lesson plans. Especially helpful are the math videos (which require QuickTime). The Math Poems and Songs are great for your more auditory learners. The problem of the month is offered with the solution provided at the end of the month; however, previous problems, with their solutions, are archived and available to use.

tag(s): equations (154), humor (15), polynomials (30), puzzles (207)

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Introduce this site on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Then have students explore this site independently or in small groups. Use the Problem of the Month as homework or extra credit for students. Use resources from the site such as poems, riddles, and articles to supplement current topics being taught in class. Encourage students to try and make up some of their own poems, songs, or puzzles.

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Pitara Magazine - Pitara Kids Network

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3 to 6
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Short stories, biographies, riddles, games and other appealing activities make this an attractive way to introduce students to magazine reading. With both academic and just-for-fun...more
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Short stories, biographies, riddles, games and other appealing activities make this an attractive way to introduce students to magazine reading. With both academic and just-for-fun features, the site fills the need students have after Highlights Magazine and other similar publications get too old. Students are using their reading skills as they try to solve riddles, tell jokes, and practice tongue-twisters.
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tag(s): biographies (91), crafts (43), holidays (151), riddles (16), short stories (25)

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Keep this site in mind to recommend to parents for use during summer vacation. Be sure to list this link on your class website. Take a few moments in class to display the various parts to show the wide range of reading activities (and writing activities, using these articles as models) students can enjoy.

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Learn With Math Games - Learn With Math Games

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K to 9
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This site was created for teachers to help students see the fun and creative side of Math! There are many games here to be used in the classroom. Some activities ...more
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This site was created for teachers to help students see the fun and creative side of Math! There are many games here to be used in the classroom. Some activities include printables. Activities are categorized by math topic and grade level. Be sure to check out the Math Tricks for fun shortcuts and tricks to amaze students! Some worksheets are available on the site; however, most activities are hands-on practice for students. Teachers and parents can sign up to receive a monthly newsletter with tips and ideas.
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tag(s): addition (239), counting (120), division (168), multiplication (222), printables (38), subtraction (198), worksheets (62)

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Use the site as a resource to find fun activities to supplement Math topics being taught in class. Create a link to games on classroom computers. Share the Math Tricks with students to help with learning basic Math facts or to use tricks during Open House or Math Nights at school.
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Sqworl - Caleb Brown

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K to 12
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Sqworl is a site for combining multiple links into one single link. Registration is required; however, it is very easy. You create a username and password, add your email and ...more
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Sqworl is a site for combining multiple links into one single link. Registration is required; however, it is very easy. You create a username and password, add your email and it is done. After registering, a personal homepage is created, this is where the magic can begin! The homepage is where groups will be created to combine url's. Then adding some groups of link begins the process of creating groups. At this point a title is given to the group being created (examples might be Math sites, American History, etc.). The final step is to add a short description. After choosing start, simply copy and paste the url you want to use and add a short description and click finish. Once a group is created, it can be shared through the url shown on the page. Sqworl also has a bookmarklet that can be added to the browser toolbar making it easier to add items to your groups without having to open the homepage. There is also a mobile app for iPhone.
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tag(s): bookmarks (65)

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In the classroom use this site to combine url's of online class projects into one group. Create a group of resources for students or parents for different subjects and share the url through your classroom website or newsletter. Create a group with videos relating to classroom content. Create a classroom account and let students add resources they have found to groups to share with others. Show students how to follow other groups on Sqworl and share resources by creating their own groups. Share this site with others in your building or district as an easy way to save and share online resources.

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Mr. R's World of Math - Mr. R

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K to 12
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"I decided to put together Mathstory.com to keep students smiling and engaged as they mastered mathematical concepts," is Mr. R's explanation for this site that includes many resources...more
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"I decided to put together Mathstory.com to keep students smiling and engaged as they mastered mathematical concepts," is Mr. R's explanation for this site that includes many resources for elementary teachers along with a few lessons for Jr High and High School teachers. Be sure to check out the Math Videos page which includes 20 homemade videos created for learning strategies for counting and multiplying (the page may be slow to load because of the number of videos included). The Math Story link currently leads you to the online book, Fourth Grade and the Evil Wizard of Math. Each chapter contains math problems. There are many math lessons included for all grade levels. Don't miss the interesting math poems to learn geometric shapes. There is A LOT here to explore!
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tag(s): geometric shapes (170), interactive stories (31), poetry (225), video (276)

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Share a Math Poem a day from the site with your class on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Challenge students to create their own Math Poems. Math videos on the site are perfect to share on your interactive whiteboard, or create a link on classroom computers and allow students to explore the videos on their own. Share the Math Story as a read-aloud during Math class. Put this link on your class website for students to access both in and out of the classroom.
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MathEbook - MathEbook

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K to 12
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Mathebook.net has Online Tutorials as well as Downloadable pdf tutorials which you can save on a computer and use later. It can be used by teachers for home work purpose. ...more
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Mathebook.net has Online Tutorials as well as Downloadable pdf tutorials which you can save on a computer and use later. It can be used by teachers for home work purpose. The pdf is editable and students can e-mail the homework tutorials by e-mail back to teachers. To begin using the site, you simple choose from kindergarten, elementary, middle school, or high school levels. Within each of those sections is a list of topics, and then a choice of virtual or ebook. Virtual activities are those done on the computer and cannot be saved. These are items such as fact practice where feedback will be given as to the correctness of answers. eWorkbook items are PDF documents that can be printed and used as worksheets. You can either print and use them, or the answers can be inputted online, saved, then emailed to the instructor. The site also includes a math dictionary, video tutorials, and downloadable worksheets.
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tag(s): addition (239), decimals (131), division (168), factors (42), fractions (234), measurement (160), multiplication (222), number sense (98), subtraction (198), time (142), video (276), worksheets (62)

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Save this site as a link on classroom or computer lab computers for math practice. Share this site on your classroom website or blog for students to practice at home. Share the video tutorials on your interactive whiteboard or projector to introduce or review concepts taught in class.
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Erich's Puzzle Page - Erich Friedman

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6 to 12
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If you are looking for puzzles, this site offers hundreds of choices in many different forms. Try solving weight puzzles, color sum puzzles, or pyramid puzzles. If unsure, puzzles are...more
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If you are looking for puzzles, this site offers hundreds of choices in many different forms. Try solving weight puzzles, color sum puzzles, or pyramid puzzles. If unsure, puzzles are also sorted by easy, medium, or hard levels. Solutions are available for all puzzles.

tag(s): logic (243), puzzles (207)

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Choose a puzzle for a quick class starter for students to solve when entering class. Display a puzzle on your interactive whiteboard (or projector) to use as a problem-solving activity. Challenge students to create their own puzzles to share with the class. Create a link on classroom computers for students to use during extra class time.
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Math Bits - Frederick and Donna Roberts

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7 to 12
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This site offers practice in secondary mathematics topics using fun activities such as games, and Math With the Movies, and a cool activity called "MathCaching." "MathCaching" uses...more
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This site offers practice in secondary mathematics topics using fun activities such as games, and Math With the Movies, and a cool activity called "MathCaching." "MathCaching" uses the internet to find hidden boxes to reveal clues to the games. Your success at "MathCaching" is dependent upon your skills at solving mathematical problems. Answers to caching activities can only be retrieved through email - teachers must email the site administrator from an educational email address, parents need to register on the site then email the administrators. Explanations for all activities are available onsite. Junior Math Resources has a section with free samples for teacher use. The printables and multimedia materials covers sixth grade math through Pre Algebra with the intent of to energize students' mathematical experiences. And, there is much more to explore!

tag(s): logic (243), problem solving (277), puzzles (207)

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Introduce the site on your interactive whiteboard or projector, then allow students to explore activities on their own on classroom computers or the computer lab. Assign one of the "MathCaching" activities as a weekly homework problem. Challenge students to create their own caching activity for other students to solve.
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Symmetry - It's All Around You! - Adrian Bruce

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1 to 6
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This site contains many examples of symmetry found in the world around us. Examples include images of animals, masks, ink blots, faces, and more. In addition to all of the ...more
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This site contains many examples of symmetry found in the world around us. Examples include images of animals, masks, ink blots, faces, and more. In addition to all of the activities, be sure to check out the information at the bottom of page under "teacher stuff." A PowerPoint presentation is available for download, but even better is the information available at "Construct Your Own Symmetry Learning Quest." This link provides questions and challenges to use with students for each of the symmetry images on the site. Also included are activities categorized by Blooms Taxonomy Levels to be used in the classroom. Build visual thinking!
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tag(s): flips (6), geometric shapes (170), slides (65), symmetry (54), turns (4)

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Introduce this site on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Then have students explore this site independently or in small groups. Use this site as an anticipatory set or "activator" to introduce a unit or lesson on symmetry on a projector or interactive whiteboard. Create a class book or webpage showing examples of symmetry found around your classroom or school.

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Bricks Activity - Math Forum

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6 to 8
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Use the Brick Activity to challenge students to build the strongest wall they can using as few fault lines as possible. The student page identifies the problem, displays some images...more
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Use the Brick Activity to challenge students to build the strongest wall they can using as few fault lines as possible. The student page identifies the problem, displays some images to help explain the construction activity, and offers a hint as needed. Check out the Teacher's link which includes links to standards, the manipulatives needed, and links to possible solutions.

tag(s): careers (140), critical thinking (112), earth (231), earthquakes (50), problem solving (277), puzzles (207)

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Introduce the activity on your interactive whiteboard (or projector) then allow students to work with partners to solve the brick problem. This activity would work well when studying earthquakes, careers (architects, civil engineers), as well as problem-solving.

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SNAP Math Fair - SNAP Mathematics Foundation

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2 to 6
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This site offers information about how to organize and assess a math fair, but more importantly, provides puzzles and resources to use. SNAP is an acronym for student-centered, non-competitive,...more
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This site offers information about how to organize and assess a math fair, but more importantly, provides puzzles and resources to use. SNAP is an acronym for student-centered, non-competitive, all-inclusive, and problem-based. The purpose of a SNAP math fair is to provide a meaningful, problem-solving experience for all students. Puzzles are offered in 2 levels, plus there are river-crossing, and Sodoku puzzles. Each puzzle is explained and illustrated with the problem. One dilemma for the site creators was in how to provide the solutions as they realize that there are several methods for solving each puzzle. Answers are not provided; however you can email the site creators for answers.

tag(s): critical thinking (112), logic (243), problem solving (277), puzzles (207)

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Use puzzles as a center activity or challenge activity for students. Challenge students to complete the puzzles and explain the problem solving process to their classmates. Have them use use the puzzles and create your own Math fair, Math Fun Day, or Family Math night. Provide a puzzle of the week throughout the year for students to solve. Be sure to allow students time to solve puzzles on their own without any hints or tips!

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ThatQuiz - ThatQuiz

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3 to 12
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ThatQuiz is an online assessment tool for teachers of all subjects and grade levels. Create an account to gain access to record keeping tools. You can make your own tests ...more
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ThatQuiz is an online assessment tool for teachers of all subjects and grade levels. Create an account to gain access to record keeping tools. You can make your own tests using questions within the site. Students do not need to register since additional features are only for teachers. After choosing a category, different options are available within each of the quizzes to increase difficulty and add features. Quizzes can be timed or completed at the students' own pace. There is also an option to create a url for an individual quiz that can be linked to Facebook or Twitter accounts.

tag(s): africa (175), angles (89), asia (71), cells (105), charts and graphs (198), conversions (24), europe (74), exponents (42), factors (42), fractions (234), french (92), geometric shapes (170), german (67), human body (130), inequalities (27), measurement (160), money (186), north america (18), place value (55), probability (133), quiz (90), quizzes (102), spanish (110), time (142)

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Assign quizzes to students to complete on classroom computers or in computer labs. Modify activities for different student levels. Create a teacher account and modify quizzes to meet your own needs. Challenge students to complete quizzes and then increase the difficulty level. Share this link on your classroom website for students to access (to practice skills) while both in and out of the classroom. Consider allowing students to create quizzes for each other using a class account during review times or in small groups. It is much more fun to "study" by creating a quiz!
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Science Buddies: Pure Mathematics Project Ideas - Science Buddies

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K to 10
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This excellent site consists of ideas for projects to use in Math fairs; however, there are many other uses for the ideas presented on this site. Titles and subjects such ...more
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This excellent site consists of ideas for projects to use in Math fairs; however, there are many other uses for the ideas presented on this site. Titles and subjects such as Juice Box Geometry, Play-Doh Math, and more, are intriguing and sure to capture students' interest. Topics include geometry, estimation, measurement, and probability. Each project contains detailed directions including background knowledge required, materials, and variations to try. General grade level suggestions are also provided (for grades 1-10.) One activity includes a video to help understand the directions. Perhaps most interesting is the section at the end of each project that is composed of links to careers in mathematics that tie-in to the activities.

tag(s): estimation (47), experiments (73), probability (133)

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Choose a project to use as a center activity to complement current units being taught. Assign gifted students a project and then challenge them to share their findings with other classmates. Assign a project as homework or for extra credit. Allow students to videotape and present their project to the class then share on your website or class blog (with parental permission of course). Use a tool such as SchoolTube reviewed here or Prezi reviewed herefor students to present their findings to the classs.
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Enercities - EnerCities

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8 to 12
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EnerCities is an educational interactive about energy, co-funded by the European Commission. This activity is about energy sources and the balance between people, planet, and profit....more
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EnerCities is an educational interactive about energy, co-funded by the European Commission. This activity is about energy sources and the balance between people, planet, and profit. The goal of the activity is to create and expand virtual cities dealing with pollution, energy shortages, renewable energy. etc. And then you attempt to create a metropolis that stands the test of time. You can sign up if you wish to record high scores, but otherwise sign up isn't necessary. A small download of Unity WebPlayer is required to play the game (free).

tag(s): data (153), energy (203), environment (319), planets (128), pollution (66)

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You may need to request installation of the Unity player if your schools computer prevent downloads. Try the activity at home to decide whether you want to use it in class. Share the site on your interactive whiteboard or projector. If individual computers are available, have students work with a partner. Ask students to write about the effects of various decisions they make on the environment and their city. Provide the link to students to create individual games to compare/contrast effects of game decisions. Create a class wiki to discuss the effects of game decisions. Not familiar with wikis? Check out the TeachersFirst Wiki Walk-Through. Math teachers can have students create charts and graphs comparing data from different decisions within each game. Have students use a site such as Daytum reviewed here to analyze the data.

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Vi Hart's Blog - Vi Hart

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5 to 12
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Vi Hart's math videos, featured on this blog, have become very popular. They have even been featured on various cable shows. She also includes her Twitter information, so you can ...more
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Vi Hart's math videos, featured on this blog, have become very popular. They have even been featured on various cable shows. She also includes her Twitter information, so you can follow her. In the link, "Math Doodling," are several videos on doodling in the math classroom sure to entertain Math teachers and students alike. Each video also includes a written transcript. Titles include Stop-Motion Silly Band Fight, Sick Number Games, Snakes + Graphs, Stars, Binary Trees, and others. Be sure to also check out the link to Mathematical Food which contains demonstrations of slicing apples into Platonic Solids, slicing a cubic apple to find a regular hexagon, and how to arrange candy corn into Sierpinski's Triangle. Another wonderful resource is the link on balloons. Directions for making tetrahedrons, icosahedrons, and other shapes are all included.

tag(s): geometric shapes (170), humor (15)

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This site is perfect for a Math fun day! Share the video clips on your interactive whiteboard or projector or set them up as stations on laptops. After catching students doodling during Math class, show one of the doodling videos to show students how their doodles can really be productive! Your visual learners will love it. Have fun with balloons creating shapes demonstrated on the balloon page. Challenge students to create the shapes after being shown a picture -- but before seeing directions. Use some of the topics when researching ideas for Math Fairs or Math Nights at school. Provide this link for student to explore outside of the classroom. Even girls may find they like math presented in such humorous ways.

The videos are hosted on YouTube. If your district blocks YouTube, then they may not be viewable. You could always view that at home and bring them to class "on a stick" to share. Use a tool such as KeepVid reviewed here to download the videos from YouTube.
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Regifting Robin - Regiftable.com

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4 to 8
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This is a simple, but highly engaging math trick that would be great for a problem-solving activity or class starter. To play, choose a 2-digit number, then subtract each of ...more
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This is a simple, but highly engaging math trick that would be great for a problem-solving activity or class starter. To play, choose a 2-digit number, then subtract each of the digits from the original number (25 - 2- 5 = 18). Once that is done, go to next, find your original number and identify the gift associated with the number, at the next screen Robin will be able to tell you what the gift is. Students will enjoy experimenting with different numbers and solving for why this will work. The key is that all answers will be multiples of 9 and all of those multiples contain the same gift item!

tag(s): critical thinking (112), multiples (36), problem solving (277), puzzles (207)

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Display on your interactive whiteboard or projector and allow students to experiment with different 2-digit choices. Ask students to explore different options on how this works, then journal their solutions.
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Amazing Mathematical Object Factory - Frank Ruskey

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8 to 12
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This site offers the opportunity to experiment with, learn about, and create combinatorial objects. Each object type is listed along with a link to information about the object. There...more
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This site offers the opportunity to experiment with, learn about, and create combinatorial objects. Each object type is listed along with a link to information about the object. There is another link to generate the object based on your inputted information. Object categories include permutations, partitions, magic squares, Fibonacci sequences, and more. Explanations are quite detailed and include a definition, images, and examples of problems. Also included are classroom uses and links to other resources.

tag(s): gifted (92), logic (243), manipulatives (36), sequences (16), test prep (96)

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Share the site on your interactive whiteboard or projector when introducing combinatorial objects. Create a link to the site on classroom computers and allow students to explore the site and generate their own creations then discuss findings in math journals.
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Free Puzzles - Jimmie Dean

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6 to 12
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This site offers many puzzles and math logic activities in an easy to use format. Puzzles are sorted by difficulty level and topic such as logic, geometry, or math. New ...more
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This site offers many puzzles and math logic activities in an easy to use format. Puzzles are sorted by difficulty level and topic such as logic, geometry, or math. New puzzles are indicated on the home page and is updated often. There is also a quiz of the day and that solution can be accessed without registration. Puzzles can be accessed without registering to the site; however, to receive solutions, you must register then solutions will be sent via email. You may want to consider setting up a separate email account (gmail) specifically for the site so that each student doesn't have to register individually.
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tag(s): logic (243), puzzles (207)

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Consider setting up a class email account so that students can use the site then have solutions emailed. If you plan to have students register individually, read tips for safely managing email registrations here. Use the problems for a problem of the week or day. Have students write problem-solving methods used in their math journals and share with other students.

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