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**June Update**** **

__Customized Writing Pieces__

Piece One- Persuasive Essay Due June 9th

Piece Two- Letter to 5th Grade Teacher

__Science__

Rocks & Minerals- Properties of Rocks and Minerals

__Social Studies__

Tasty States In-Class Project

__Mathematics__

Large Number Multiplication & Division

Large Number Addition & Subtraction

__PARENTS: Websites with Math Games__ (Please ask your parents before using the internet)

**Basketball Interactive** - http://www.scienceacademy.com/BI/index.html

Select a math topic from the list, then answer BasketMath's questions for feedback. Answer incorrrectly, and it shows the correct answer; answer correctly, and it runs an animation of a basketball player shooting hoops. Each question is created randomly with variability

**Click on Bricks** - http://library.thinkquest.org/3896/index2.htm -

Click on Bricks lets students use Lego blocks as manipulatives to learn multiplication facts 1 to 4. There’s an instruction page on the theory behind this skill, problems to complete, and a printable multiplication table

**Geometry Terms** - http://www.math.okstate.edu/taxonomy/term/

**The Math Forum** **(Drexel)** http://mathforum.org/library/levels/highSelected Internet links for high school students: projects, activities, sites, and software to help make math fun! Selected Internet resources for high school teachers: lessons, activities, sites, and software for your classroom

**Jeopardy** http://www.centennial.k12.mn.us/gle/Jeopardy/Games.htm Various topics, including math concepts, in the form of Jeopardy game.

**Global Classroom** - http://www.globalclassroom.org/authors/florida/math/interactive.html - Interactive Activities in Math gives kids practice using pattern blocks, integer bars, and base-10 blocks to reinforce understanding of perimeter, area, division, and geometry. Great for visual learners.

**Graphing** - http://score.kings.k12.ca.us/lessons/mandm.html

“M&M’s” Candies, Line Plots, and Graphing is a lesson plan designed to get students practicing estimation, sorting, counting, graphing, plotting, fractions, percentage, and calculating mean, median, and mode.

**Illuminations **– http://illuminations.nctm.org/NCTM website that contains resources for teachers and an online component for students.

**Interactive games for multiplication practice** - http://www.multiplication.com/interactive_games.htm** **

**Math Challenge - Math Mystery Daily Brains** http://www.mathmastery.com/dailybrains/index.cfm

Put on your thinking caps and then visit this online math challenge site, where a new word problem needs to be solved each day.

MathSlice - http://mathslice.com/

Math jeopardy, money worksheets, time worksheets and more.

**Mighty Math Club** - http://www.mathclub.com/

A website for kids that's devoted to math fun and learning

**Multiflyer** - http://www.gdbdp.com/multiflyer/

Multiflyer is a fun online game developed to help anyone who is learning multiplication tables. It takes place in space and even sprinkles in learning about the planets. You can play it online, or register and receive a full downloadable version as well as downloadable interactive support tools. The game lets you figure out the answers, or you can turn off the table and wing it on your own. Simple, fun diversion to help reinforce multiplication skills.

National Library of Virtual Mathematics - http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html

The National Library of Virtual Mathematics, with K-12 activities in operations, geometry, algebra, measurement, data analysis, and probability.

Primary Grades Activities - http://www.sln.org/pieces/knox/onlineactiv.htm

Primary-grades activities and quizzes to help reinforce concepts about addition and money; the activities give immediate feedback and allow kids to keep trying until they get the right answer.

Revise Wide Maths - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/revisewise/maths/

ReviseWide Maths is a British website that has activity pages, fact sheets, worksheets, and quizzes in numbers, data handling, shape, space, and measure, mental maths, and games.

Speed Math - http://education.jlab.org/smdeluxe/index.html

SpeedMath Deluxe from Jefferson Lab challenges kids to take four digits and quickly create an equation using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Upper Grade Math Activities - http://www.cut-the-knot.org

Upper-grade activities in math, including fast arithmetic tips, card magic, and the Taylor series for cosine.

**Who Wants Pizza?** - http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/fractions/index.html

Who Wants Pizza? provides a fun way to learn about fractions – instruction, practice, and immediate feedback, also teachers’ notes.

Word Problems for Kids for grades 5-12, a more traditional approach to improving problem-solving skills. ·

**8**- http://www.aaamath.com/B/grade8.htm

^{th}grade math topics**Using a Protractor**

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**Slides Flips Turns**- http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/icy_slides_flips_turns/

**Practice angle measurements**- http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/protractor.html

**Using a Protractor. How to make and measure an angle**- http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/protractor-using.html

**Using a protractor to measure**- http://www.kidport.com/Grade6/Math/MeasureGeo/MeasuringAngles.htm

**Math Tutorials:**

AAA Math - http://www.aaamath.com/

Explanations for hundreds of math skills with interactive practice pages

Ask Dr. Math - http://mathforum.org/dr.math/

An archive of math questions submitted by students and answered by Dr. Math

BasketMath - http://www.scienceacademy.com/BI/

Basketball-themed game that tests math for grades 4 through 10

Create A Graph - http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/graphing/

An online tool for creating bar, line, pie, and x-y graphs

**Fraction Fun** - http://www.laf121.net/bensmanh/fractionfun1/

Fun interactive animations on the basics of fractions

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

Having trouble with Pythagorean theorems? Can't prove that a parallelogram shape is within a quadrilateral? Looking for a visual representation of trisecting angles? Interactive Geometry can help! Here you'll find more than two dozen Java applets that make learning the fundamental principles of geometry a breeze.

**THE GEOMETRY PAGES - **http://www.punahou.edu/acad/sanders/geometrypages/

Lines, numbers, curves, and solids. Sanders' love of geometry comes through on these additional pages.

**CONNECTING GEOMETRY - **http://www.punahou.edu/acad/sanders/connectinggeometry/

Cathi Sanders wrote a series of pages to help her students "... discover geometry and its many connections with the world, in science, art, navigation, and architecture...."

**Hot Math** - www.hotmath.org

This site provides step by step tutorials to odd numbered problems in math texts of many publishers.

**MathWorld** - http://mathworld.wolfram.com/

A comprehensive and interactive mathematics encyclopedia.

**Numerical Mathematical Utilities** - http://www.akiti.ca/Mathfxns.html

Several numerical mathematical utilities. For example, utilities for solving the Quadratic, Cubic, and Quartic Equations; solving N Equations in N Unknowns; Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors; and more.

**ON-Math - Online Journal of Mathematics** - http://my.nctm.org/eresources/journal_home.asp?journal_id=6

**PYTHAGORGRAMS** - http://thejuniverse.org/Mathdesign/widgets/Pythagoras/

June Lester has developed a simple tangram-type learning widget, accompanied by nine questions, to help students understand Pythagoras' theorem. Pythagorgrams require a Flash 6 plug-in.

**Seeing Math - **http://seeingmath.concord.org/sms_interactives.html

Seeing Math has developed interactive software Java tools to clarify key mathematical ideas in middle and high school mathematics. Each interactive provides a real-time connection between representations of the mathematics (symbolic, graphical, etc.), so that changes in one representation instantly cause changes in the other.

**VIRTUAL MATH LAB **- http://www.wtamu.edu/academic/anns/mps/math/mathlab/index.htm

Online tutorials covering algebra that include definitions, formulas, illustrations and step-by-step examples.

**Algebra**:

**Factoring with Mr. Yang and Mosley the alien** - http://www.geneyang.com/factoring/index.html

A comics based lesson for Algebra students.

National Library of Virtual Mathematics - http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html

The National Library of Virtual Mathematics, with K-12 activities in operations, geometry, algebra, measurement, data analysis, and probability.

**Purplemath** - http://purplemath.com/

Online algebra resource.

**The Math Forum Home Page** - http://mathforum.org

This site can be searched by resource type (lesson plan), math topics, grade levels, and key sites.

**RI Mathematics Teacher Association** - http://www.ri.net/RIMTA/index.htm You can join RIMTA's listserv, learn about math standards, apply for grants, and obtain information about their annual conference.

**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.

**Seeing Math - **http://seeingmath.concord.org/sms_interactives.html

Seeing Math has developed interactive software Java tools to clarify key mathematical ideas in middle and high school mathematics. Each interactive provides a real-time connection between representations of the mathematics (symbolic, graphical, etc.), so that changes in one representation instantly cause changes in the other.

**Mathcasts.org** - http://math247.jot.com/WikiHome

Educational technologies continue to press onwards and upwards, and screencasts would seem to be one of the latest trends in this area. Screencasts basically combine narration with on-screen writing in order to demonstrate various procedures, principles, and processes. This website brings together a number of screencasts designed to teach various mathematical endeavors, and it will be quite helpful for teachers and those students who find themselves confounded by such matters as graphing points on a grid and the dreaded quadratic formula. Visitors can browse these “mathcasts” by topic or by specific subject matter. Additionally, the site contains information on how to use these devices in the classroom and how interested parties might create their own mathcasts.

**Enjoy Mathematics in 3D** - http://www.schoolmath3d.org/e/index.htm

This site, created by the Department of Mathematics Education, Faculty of Education, Shinshu University, welcomes users to the three-dimensional mathematics world described as "the world of space figures learned with the three-dimensional dynamic geometry software."

**Math Slice** - http://www.mathslice.com/

These math games (including Math Jeopardy and Math Millionaire) are complemented by a wide selection of online multiple choice activities that test class knowledge of math concepts from basic counting to algebra and statistics.

**The Educator's Reference Desk** - http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/lessons.cgi/Mathematics

Hundreds of mathematics lesson plans organized by subject and grade level.

**Geometry and its Applications (GeoMAP) - **http://www.comap.com/highschool/projects/geomap.htmlEight complete high school geometry units created by the Consortium of Mathematics and its Applications.

**MathStories** - http://www.mathstories.com/

A library of math word problems for elementary and middle school students.

**Mudd Math Fun Facts - **http://www.math.hmc.edu/funfacts/

Fun math facts created by the Harvey Mudd College math department that teachers can use to enrich their lessons.

**PBS TeacherSource - **http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/math.htm

Math lessons and activities organized by grade and topic.

**Scholastic Teachers - **http://teacher.scholastic.com/ilp/index.asp?SubjectID=3

Lessons, activities, and tools.

**Teacher2Teacher** - http://mathforum.org/t2t/

A forum for teachers and parents to exchange questions about math.

**Feed the Pig** - http://feedthepig.org/tweens/

A fun, hands-on financial literacy program for grades 4-6 from the American Institute for Certified Public Accountants. Feed the Pig helps children learn about the urgency of saving while building important math skills in a fun and engaging way.

**Johnny Money** - http://www.johnnymoney.com

Now available from the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation, Johnny Money Online Game is a FREE Internet-based small business simulation game that engages students as they explore the risks and rewards of business ownership. Johnny Money is the newest of the Entrepreneur-in-the-Classroom programs, which are designed to enable educators to talk about entrepreneurship in their classrooms.

**www.mathforum.com**. This online community includes teachers, students, researchers, parents and educators who have an interest in math and math education. The site includes Ask Dr. Math, Problems of the Week, discussion groups and much more.

**www.AAAmath.com.** Customized by grade level and topic, AAA Math features explanations of various mathematical topics, practice problems and fun, challenging games.

**www.coolmath.com.** This fully interactive site and allows the user to sharpen basic math skills, play games and explore new math concepts.

**www.figurethis.org.** Created by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, this site helps families enjoy mathematics outside school through a series of fun and engaging challenges.

**www.mathcats.com.** Math Cats provides playful explorations of important math concepts through games, crafts and interactive projects. Includes a magic chalkboard and an art gallery.

**www.easymaths.org.** This South African Community website for teachers, parents and students is complete with lessons, tests, exams, worksheets, study skills and much more.

**www.bbc.co.uk/education/megamaths/tables.html**. This lively, interactive Web site, based on the popular BBC Schools Television series “Megamaths,” is for practicing and testing times tables.

**www.mathleague.com.** The Math League, designed for students in fourth grade through high school, specializes in math contests, books and computer software. The “Help Facility” is handy reference guide for math topics complete with examples, definitions and explanations.

**www.fleetkids.com.** FleetKids games teach elementary children several different aspect of money management. Games include Windfall, where a child can run an imaginary business and BuyLo/SellHi, where children can play the stock market. Students can sign up as an individual or as part of an elementary school team.

**www.funbrain.com/numbers.html.** This site includes 17 original games based on soccer, car racing and much more Other games include Math Baseball, where a child can score runs with correct answers and Operation Order, where students can build pyramids with their knowledge of algebra.

**The Math Dude ** http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/itv/mathdude/ Tutorials on various mathematical concepts. Videos are downloadable.

**www.teachertube.com** Math videos and podcasts.

**www.mrduey.com** Teacher who created a website that has various math concepts set to rap music. Check out “Fractions!”.