"The aim of Active Maths is to provide interactive resources that will enhance and enrich the teaching and learning of maths. The activities can be used either by individual pupils, small groups or with the whole class using a projector or an interactive whiteboard."
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July 2010

*teaching tools, tests, games & much more including programs

*elementary school website
"At Ambleside we involve children in all parts of the process of designing and creating content for our website. Many of these games have been designed by, or with children."
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From the BBC: 'Why do numbers and formulas matter? In this section see how knowing about sums, averages, shapes, graphs and measurements can help you out with many tasks."

Developed at MIT,
ocmprehensive coverage of K-12 math & science

Students progress at their own pace.

Just-in-time learning on 4,000+ skills

Watch videos tutorials to easily understand new concepts

Practice online to get immediate feedback and solutions

Oct.2011
Edmodo

Comprehensive math resources

Students can register to ask and answer questions.

Email me here for sign in information if you want to take a look.

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June 2010

bar, line, pie, area graphs

"Our goal is simple; allow users to create charts online quickly. Create bar charts, line charts or pie charts. Simply paste your data in the chart data area and hit the create chart button. "

June 2010

"an amusement park of math -- designed for the furstrated, the confused, the bored students of the world who hate math".
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links to other sites:
Coolmath4kids; games; FinanceFREAK; TotallyStressedOut; ScienceMonster

Sept. 09

make graphs & charts: bar. line, area, pie, XY

"Sometimes, complicated information is difficult to understand and needs an illustration. Graphs or charts can help impress people by getting your point across quickly and visually."
*Designed for students to use

For data type graphs

*Can enter data for up to 50 points.
*Has a tutorial students can follow

will do a scatter plot, but does not seem to add a line of best fit

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June09

NOT WORKING A PRESENT

interactive applets embedded in lessons for students

"I strongly believe that learning can be significantly enhanced when the student learner can be actively engaged in the learning process through discovery and exploration. This tied together with hands-on activities that motivate and challenge the student. This is sometimes referred to as self-directed or student-centered learning, where the student is responsible for his or her learning. Where the student gains knowledge by doing, constructing, inventing..."
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Some of these need better indexing so that you can know what they're about without having to listen.
*If they won't open in Firefox try IE and instead of clicking the link, right click and open in a new tab. These will load slowly in my school but I can download and use that way.
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Apr.09

*2D & 3D design tool to create and share interactive floor plans

"Using point-and-click, drag-and-drop tools, you can make your house plan in minutes, and rearrange it as often as you want. Then you can save, send, and print your designs to share them, or place them on your own website."
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Sept.09 from Karen Ceh

on the SqoolTools website

From basic addition to geometry and fractions, from virtual manipulates to interactive games, from online calculators and converters to graphing tools.
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Oct. 2010
(K-6)

Gamequarium (math.arithmetic)
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100's of online resources arranged by math topic

Also find videos, e-books printables, IWB resources and teacher resources

"GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that joins arithmetic, geometry, algebra and calculus. It offers multiple representations of objects in its graphics, algebra, and spreadsheet views that are all dynamically linked. You can do constructions with points, vectors, lines, conic sections as well as functions and change them dynamically afterwards. Furthermore, GeoGebra allows you to directly enter and manipulate equations and coordinates. Thus you can easily plot functions, work with sliders to investigate parameters, find symbolic derivatives, and use powerful commands like Root or Sequence."
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Oct. 09

interactive online simulations -- use free for 4 minutes without the free trial

"We call them Gizmos because virtual manipulatives is too difficult to say! All kidding aside, the use of the word Gizmo to describe our simulations goes back to the origins of ExploreLearning.

fun, easy to use, and help students develop a deep understanding of challenging concepts through inquiry and exploration.

research-based, flexible tools used by teachers across all 50 states in a wide variety of ways. Gizmos are ideal for small group work, individual exploration, and whole class instruction using an LCD projector or interactive whiteboard."

*middle school
*over 100 interactive actitvities
*over 70 lesson plans
*generic tools: graphing utilities, fr/dec. converters, etc.
*dictionary of math terms
*authentic use of technology
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The materials for Project Interactivate fall into three main categories: activities, discussions, and lessons. The site has portals for students and for teachers.

Sept.09

math podacsts done using Voicethread
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"Goal: Create a library of 500+ mathcasts for K-7 math using many student & educator voices."

July 09

huge collection of videos and learning activities for all levels

math

science

more

"Use the "practice" (at the top of the page). Kids love it and earn badges. You can be their "coach" and track their progress."

The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere. All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.
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from basic math facts through algebra and geometry

"KidsNumbers.com is the absolutely free math resource designed by teachers, specifically for students and children of all ages. A place where students can practice all aspects of math, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, in a fun and pressure free way."

This website has changed to make finding the interactives more difficult. There are 88 results on this page.

June 2010

*gives students a chance to actually think like mathematicians
*students can play at home and online with each other
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"a mythological game for middle-school pre-algebra students. It includes a wealth of intriguing math-based puzzles wrapped into an exciting narrative game in which students work to find their lost pet - and save the world from monsters!"

Marcus du Sautoy " At Mangahigh, we've been working hard to bring out the playful side of maths while ensuring that students get the essential skills to master this important subject."

the headings are not really descriptive but you may find a few that meet a specific need

June 2010

*About the history of math
"The site does not deal with the historical aspect of mathematical sciences in an anecdotal way, but is instead seeking to reinvigorate the creative search for mathematical truth through giving the tools and examples from the history of mathematics."

Sept.2011
John Sharp
(mathfutures)
Ages 11-18

*homework help
*practice
*calculators & tools
*games

*also has links for teachers to: lesson plans, classroom resources, & more
heavy on the Google ads; teach the kids how to id them if you want them to keep out

Sept.09

Reads math text aloud from web pages (in IE)
FREE

This is the mathematical equivalent to (Read Aloud).

See also MathDaisy -- which enables you to save Word documents with math text in them to a 'readable' form for visually impaired students. There is a great deal on this one for educators

Oct. 2010
(to help visually impaired students)

*interactive lessons that put students in various real world jobs to solve typical problems that occur

LOVE THIS ONE!!

"The site connects math to real world careers by allowing students to be apprentices at various companies, applying their math skills to real world challenges. It introduces students to more advanced mathematical ideas as they read about additional math concepts used in each showcased career .... and answers the question 'When are we ever going to use this in the real world?'"

"This multimedia resource includes interactive math activities, print activities, learning strategies, and videos that illustrate how math is used in everyday life. The resource addresses the following mathematics topics: Fractions; Integers; Percentages; Rate/Ratio/Proportion; Square Roots; Exponents; Patterns; Algebra; Linear Equations; Polynomials; Angles; Circles; Surface Area and Volume; Area and Perimeter; Triangles; Pythagoras; Trigonometry; Similarity and Congruence; Transformations; Shape Classification; Data Display and Graphs; Central Tendency and Distribution; and Probability."
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June 2010

LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TO COLLABORATE AND CONTRIBUTE
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Beautifully organised -- reply to Kevin Roberts in CR2.0

List of virtual manipulatives (online, used to solve math problems)

Especially fun

May 2010 from Jessie Nicholson

*learning games for grades 6-8
*available on iphone

Math Snacks are short animations and mini–games designed to help learners "get it". Each snack presents a mathematical concept, particularly those addressed in grades 6, 7 and 8. Ideal for use in a classroom or on your own, they can even be placed on mobile devices for "homework". The accompanying print materials can assist learners in applying their conceptual understanding to math problems.

June 2010

challenges to prove puzzling concepts

Good FAQ that actually answers basic math questions

June 2010

from Drexel

"A community library of technology tools, lessons, activities, and support materials for teaching and learning mathematics."

Feb.10

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student made videos -- a great example of how you can involve students in creating their own resources

"All of us that teach know that we understand a topic better after we have taught it. I know that I never really understood calculus until I taught it two or three times. So it makes sense that my students would become better math students after presenting topics on video.

June 2010

Screen recorded math examples made by kids for kids.

Mathtrain.TV is a free educational "kids teaching kids" project from Mr. Marcos & his students at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica, CA.

We invite students, teachers, parents and educators to join us and help contribute to this global collaborate effort. We are especially interested in student-created mathcasts, hence the "kids teaching kids" motto.
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The Millennium Mathematics Project (MMP) is a maths education initiative for ages 5 to 19 and the general public, that aims to support maths education and promote the development of mathematical skills and understanding, particularly through enrichment activities. More broadly, we want to help everyone share in the excitement and understand the importance of mathematics.
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Sept2011
John Sharp
(mathfutures)

decrease size

*Pre-K to college
*songs, videos, games
*math provides worked solutions as well
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"loads of materials here for teaching and learning. Find interesting and fun stuff to help your kids, students and children to enjoy, appreciate and learn numbers, counting, arithmetic, fractions, computation, geometry, statistics, set theory, trigonometry and even algebra and matrices! Check out our **Interactive Zone** for dynamic online worksheets, exercises and other simulations."

June 2010

"a library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials, mostly in the form of Java applets, for mathematics instruction (K-12 emphasis)"
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*free online version has activities for: number & operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and data analysis & probability
*see also the e-learning division for: emodules and tools for tracking, adapting their existing lessons, collaboration with other teachers

Sept.09

a new "theme" every month

Part of Millenium Math Project (above)

"On this website you will find thousands of our free mathematics enrichment materials (problems, articles and games) for teachers and learners from ages 5 to 19 years. All the resources are designed to develop subject knowledge, problem-solving and mathematical thinking skills."

Students can have their problem solutions published online.
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Some of the interactives have QR codes and mobile versions.

Use a pro-d day and work as a team to find them all!!

Oct.09

secondary

"enough math can make anyone nutty"
*an interactive math textbook *each page is followed by two interactive practice areas
*immediate feedback to the students
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June09

*interactive games for younger children

"This is one place where students will be eager to spend time investigating concepts and practicing skills. Among the
dozens of games, the Cyber-Pattern Player is a particularly
addictive (and tuneful!) introduction to pattern recognition and algebraic thinking. The tool makes it easy for students to create and modify their own drum patterns using a variety of funky sounds. As a follow-up, ask students to describe their patterns using words and symbols." (from Classroom Connected Newsletter 14/9, Summer 2009)
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Sept.09

*organised by grade: classroom resources, discussion forum (register) & pro-d ($)
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*Link toMath Resources from PBS
*Also has cool widgets to add to your school website or wiki

Sept.09

Help with algebra
Secondary

Also a collection of website sources for quiz and worksheet items and for topics related to math

These lessons emphasize the practicalities rather than the technicalities, demonstrating dependable techniques, warning of likely "trick" questions, and pointing out common mistakes. The lessons are cross-referenced to help you find related material, and a "search" box is on every page to help you find what you're looking for."

Nov.2011
Edmodo

Using Google Earth -- lessons, instructions, community blog

Concept lessons will use Google Earth to present math topics, such as rates or scientific notation in unique ways.

Project-Based Learning activities will include lessons that will require the collaborative efforts of students in pairs or groups. These lessons may be of a longer duration and require additional outsource materials.

Measurement lessons will make extensive use of the ruler tool in Google Earth to accomplish problem solving activities.

Exploratory lessons will follow non-traditional math topics such as fractals, topology, or modern geometry.

Seeing Statistics ® is a new approach to teaching statistics using the World Wide Web. This webbook is based on three premises:

The important principles of statistics are remarkably easy if they can be seen.

Active involvement of the student facilitates learning.

Statistics can be fun!

Most of the graphs and figures in this textbook are dynamic and under the introExample.gif (900 bytes) control of the reader. Interacting with the graphs allows you to see the important statistical principles in action.

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June 2010

short, easy-to-understand explanations of questions about everything from fractions to higher level math for high school, college, and adult learners
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~"a free open-source mathematics software system licensed under the GPL. It combines the power of many existing open-source packages into a common Python-based interface."
~"an open-source alternative to Mathematica"
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"The user interface is a notebook in a web browser or the command line. Using the notebook, Sage connects either locally to your own Sage installation or to a Sage server on the network. Inside the Sage notebook you can create embedded graphics, beautifully typeset mathematical expressions, add and delete input, and share your work across the network."

"Choose a subject area that interests you, and then browse through thousands of learning activities. All of these games and quizzes were created by educators using Quia's tools and templates."

Sept.09

Pre-Algebra & Basic Algebra skills (exercises and puzzles/games)

"This program is designed to provide parents and classroom teachers with the means to better employ visual imagery. It is designed as a supplementary resource to help students in their mastery of mathematics. It is also designed to help parents to better understand mathematical concepts as they work to assist their children in home learning."
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Online Manipulatives -- click on the Applets tab at the top

"WisWeb is Freudenthal Institute's website for secondary math education (students of 12 to 18 years old). The main focus of the site is **applets**; small computer programs that run over the internet."

"Great website for students to practice fact fluency. It's free and very user friendly. Minutes per day to practice to increase speed."

Gives progress reports to teachers or parents.

Oct.2011
Edmodo

Utilities

assessment and tracking

K-8

The math assessments available on easyCBM are based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Curriculum Focal Point Standards in Mathematics. In each grade you'll find a total of 30 progress monitoring measures: 10 aligned to each of the 3 main Focal Point standards for each grade level.

The regular easyCBM progress monitoring assessment system (this website) is available for free, for teachers to use world-wide.

Nov.2011
Edmodo

The BEST website for online practice

Completely free for teachers

There are also vocab, geography, and science connections.

"You can create and assign assignments of any length & level from 1st grade to college. Once you set up your classes, students log on with the test codes (each assignment has a code) It will grade it for you, track the time, answers given, everything. I use it in my remedial class to allow students to work on their weak areas, as well as progress further than the class. From the main page you can also just choose your topic, set your own level and practice forever. I have never seen a repeat of problems like I do on other sites."

Selecting topics and levels has been made easy -- just click the buttons to get to what you need.

Oct.2011
Mrs. McVey in
Edmodo

Blogs & Collections

MY FAVOURITE MATH BLOG (SO i PUT IT AT THE TOP OF THE LIST)

he's leaving the classroom -- what a loss to those kids. They really taught him a lot!!!

Great posts:

Blogroll of teachers interested in math2.0 tools

A open wiki so you can add your own math blog or your favourites to the list.

Nov.09

*instructions on how class blogging

If you click on his logo in the upper left, it will take you to the home page. EXAMPLES OF SCRIBE POSTS

"The Math 2.0 Interest Group is an international network of researchers, educators, families, community leaders and technology enablers. We are collaborating on a variety of research and development projects and conversation threads about social media as it relates to mathematics and mathematics education."

Quick links to online and printable resources for Math teachers (graph paper, calculators, graph programs, dictionalsy, timers, dice, games, other collections, etc.)

Nov.09

MrT68's websites most of which have nice instructional videos

" I discovered a little while ago that the Flash movies that I have been making can be downloaded and inserted into a SmartBoard Notebook file. With this discovery, I decided on to start creating what I call mini-movies and offering them to teachers along with all the other resources, free of charge." .

*Algebraic Thinking
*Probability
*Circles
*Data Analysis
*Conncetions to other content areas
*Geometry in 3D
*Measurement

Oct. 09

links to resources for Math teachers and leaders

CANADIAN -- ONTARIO

Oct. 201

for students and teachers

although the site looks like it's for young kids, don't be deceived

Sept. 09

Sabine Parish School District
Teachers' Lounge -- Math Page

Interesting collection of links to resources for use by teachers and students

Sept. 09

several teachers share 1 blog for their classes
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EXAMPLES OF SCRIBEPOSTS -- look at the individual class blogs on the right

June 2010

shamblesguru does math

This fellow has created a database of over 25000 websites recommended and used by teachers.

June09

"The Internet has many resources available for math teachers and students. The following sites are just a few Web 2.0 resources that support the math classroom."

Category/Uses## APP?

*immediate feedback

*CD ($)

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"At Ambleside we involve children in all parts of the process of designing and creating content for our website. Many of these games have been designed by, or with children."

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*games

*homework helper

*worksheets

Edmodo

Braingenie

ocmprehensive coverage of K-12 math & science

Edmodo

Students can register to ask and answer questions.

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Coolmath4kids; games; FinanceFREAK; TotallyStressedOut; ScienceMonster

*Designed for students to use

- For data type graphs

*Can enter data for up to 50 points.*Has a tutorial students can follow

- will do a scatter plot, but does not seem to add a line of best fit

.NOT WORKING A PRESENT

.

*sample

*sample

*If they won't open in Firefox try IE and instead of clicking the link, right click and open in a new tab. These will load slowly in my school but I can download and use that way.

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(K-6)

Gamequarium (math.arithmetic)

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elementary

middle

Loads of HELP

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virtual manipulativesis too difficult to say! All kidding aside, the use of the word Gizmo to describe our simulations goes back to the origins of ExploreLearning.- fun, easy to use, and help students develop a deep understanding of challenging concepts through inquiry and exploration.
- research-based, flexible tools used by teachers across all 50 states in a wide variety of ways. Gizmos are ideal for small group work, individual exploration, and whole class instruction using an LCD projector or interactive whiteboard."

..

from Jessie Nicholson

interactive games and hands-on learning activities

Transformation Golf

interactive game

Interactive game

Edmodo

Number and Operations

Algebra

Geometry

Measurement

Data Analysis & Probability

*Students challenge opponents from anywhere in the world.

*Link to teacher corner (The old Family Math on steroids)

Recommended games for Algebra (from Patrick Vennebush in Mathfuture Google Group):

- Ker-Splash at Calculation Nation (kids can play as a guest) -- pecifically about multi-variable expressions and combining like terms
- Pan Balance – Shapes: http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=33
- Pan Balance – Expressions:
- Chairs:http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?id=144
- Algebra Tiles: http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=216
- Square Graphs: http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=121
- Interactive algebra lessons. http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonsList.aspx?grade=3&grade=4&standard=2
- Barbie Bungee at http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?id=L646.

.http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?id=10

*over 100 interactive actitvities

*over 70 lesson plans

*generic tools: graphing utilities, fr/dec. converters, etc.

*dictionary of math terms

*authentic use of technology

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.

"Goal:Create a library of 500+ mathcasts for K-7 math using many student & educator voices."The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere. All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.

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KhanAPP

Jonathan Wylie

elementary

middle sch.

*students can play at home and online with each other

.

"a mythological game for middle-school pre-algebra students. It includes a wealth of intriguing math-based puzzles wrapped into an exciting narrative game in which students work to find their lost pet - and save the world from monsters!".

*$20/yr to disable ads, printable exercises & answer sheets

Edmodo

"The site does not deal with the historical aspect of mathematical sciences in an anecdotal way, but is instead seeking to reinvigorate the creative search for mathematical truth through giving the tools and examples from the history of mathematics."

John Sharp

(mathfutures)

Ages 11-18

*practice

*calculators & tools

*games

heavy on the Google ads; teach the kids how to id them if you want them to keep out

FREE

See also MathDaisy -- which enables you to save Word documents with math text in them to a 'readable' form for visually impaired students. There is a great deal on this one for educators

(to help visually impaired students)

LOVE THIS ONE!!

*check out the Guide for classroom use

(English, French, & Spanish)

*from University of Regina

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*quandries and queries *math beyond school

*math with a human face

*teachers' bulletin board

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I love the interactive on real numbers. Play it as far as the Universe Game. It really makes the number sets clear -- very quickly.

Here's another one on solving rate problems. It starts with a review of systems

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*secondary

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*secondary

Jonathan Wylie

*available on iphone

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We invite students, teachers, parents and educators to join us and help contribute to this global collaborate effort. We are especially interested in student-created mathcasts, hence the

"kids teaching kids"motto..

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John Sharp

(mathfutures)

*songs, videos, games

*math provides worked solutions as well

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*see also the e-learning division for: emodules and tools for tracking, adapting their existing lessons, collaboration with other teachers

Part of Millenium Math Project (above)

Students can have their problem solutions published online.

.

Use a pro-d day and work as a team to find them all!!

secondary

*an interactive math textbook *each page is followed by two interactive practice areas

*immediate feedback to the students

.

dozens of games, the Cyber-Pattern Player is a particularly

addictive (and tuneful!) introduction to pattern recognition and algebraic thinking. The tool makes it easy for students to create and modify their own drum patterns using a variety of funky sounds. As a follow-up, ask students to describe their patterns using words and symbols." (from Classroom Connected Newsletter 14/9, Summer 2009)

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*Also has cool widgets to add to your school website or wiki

Secondary

Also a collection of website sources for quiz and worksheet items and for topics related to math

Edmodo

- Concept lessons will use Google Earth to present math topics, such as rates or scientific notation in unique ways.
- Project-Based Learning activities will include lessons that will require the collaborative efforts of students in pairs or groups. These lessons may be of a longer duration and require additional outsource materials.
- Measurement lessons will make extensive use of the ruler tool in Google Earth to accomplish problem solving activities.
- Exploratory lessons will follow non-traditional math topics such as fractals, topology, or modern geometry.

.from Darren Kuropatwa

Hybrid Classrooms.

- The important principles of statistics are remarkably easy if they can be seen.
- Active involvement of the student facilitates learning.
- Statistics can be fun!

Most of the graphs and figures in this textbook are dynamic and under the introExample.gif (900 bytes) control of the reader. Interacting with the graphs allows you to see the important statistical principles in action..

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Maria Andersen

~"an open-source alternative to Mathematica"

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cprofitt

*problem of the week

*Dr. Math

*Mathtools

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-skill builder

Gives progress reports to teachers or parents.

Edmodo

UtilitiesK-8

The regular easyCBM progress monitoring assessment system (this website) is available for

free, for teachers to use world-wide.Edmodo

Completely free for teachers

There are also vocab, geography, and science connections.

Selecting topics and levels has been made easy -- just click the buttons to get to what you need.

Mrs. McVey in

Edmodo

Blogs & CollectionsGreat posts:

Also connect to video student projects -- go online tohis blog and give his students some feedback

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secondary

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See the Webinars page for weekly events.

secondary

(high School)

secondary

- Solving Systems of Equations
- Basic Exponent Properties
- Solving Algebraic Inequalities
- Polynomials
- Linear Inequalities
- Simplifying Square Roots
- Solving Quadratic Equations
- Learning to Learn Math

.-interactive mini-movies

- web-based activities

-printable worksheets

" I discovered a little while ago that the Flash movies that I have been making can be downloaded and inserted into a SmartBoard Notebook file. With this discovery, I decided on to start creating what I call mini-movies and offering them to teachers along with all the other resources, free of charge."

.

John Dalziel

Math & Science Pathways

Online Social Network

- Focal Points for grades 5-8

*Algebraic Thinking*Probability

*Circles

*Data Analysis

*Conncetions to other content areas

*Geometry in 3D

*Measurement

Teachers' Lounge -- Math Page

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- online calculators
- spreadsheets
- blogs
- wikis
- podcasts
- visual/audio support for Math
- videos\online productivity applications
- open source courseware
- support apps
- screencasts
- support websites such as animation

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