K-5 Math Links

1. Math Links: Adding/Multiplication/Subtraction/Division
2. Math Links: Place Value
3. Math Links: Measurement
4. Math Links: Kindergarten
6. Math Links: Data/Graphing/Probability
5. Math Links: Geometry
7. Math Links: Fractions


General
  • Art of Math - Math is learned through repetition, which can be taught here at the Art of Math. You customize the math tests. Your children learn math. It's that easy.Whether your child needs help with adding, subtracting, or multiplying, the Art of Math can help. By customizing your own challenges you can focus on the exact skillset your child needs help with. You will see an improvement within the first 3 tests - guaranteed. Each math test is randomly generated based on the values you provide. This allows each math test to be unique, providing all users with and endless number of challenges. Your child will gain confidence as each challenge gradually increases in difficulty.
  • FASTTMATH Home - The FASTT Math intervention program uses the research-validated FASTT system (Fluency and Automaticity through Systematic Teaching with Technology) to help all students develop fluency with basic math facts. FASTT Math automatically differentiates instruction based on each student’s individual fluency levels in customized,10-minute daily sessions.
  • Math Fact Fluency w/ Skills Tutor - DEMO - Prescriptive: Assign a Placement Test and the computer does the rest! Adaptive: Individualized lessons give students practice where they need it most. Data-driven: Monitor progress by strategy or individual fact for the whole class and the individual student. Internet-based: Students can practice at school AND at home.
  • Mathematics SCORE (Schools of California Online Resources for Education) - The Internet provides a multitude of online mathematics resources. This page is a guide to the resources evaluated by the SCORE Mathematics Team.
  • **FUNBRAIN.COM** - Game oriented format to practice number facts, coins, matching.
  • Math Glossary - Multimedia math glossary for grades 1 through 8.
  • **Ask Dr. Math** - is a question and answer service for K-12 math students and their teachers. A searchable archive is available by level and topic, together with a FAQ. Everything from addition and multiplication to square roots and word problems is explained here in easy to understand language.
  • Math Investigations - Math Investigations is a website for teachers, parents and students in grades K-5.
  • Math Fact Cafe - Free printable math worksheets for elementary school and home use. This includes generators for math drills, flashcards, time, and money!
  • Family Math Links - This page includes links for teachers and for parents to use as resources.
  • Differentiated Links for Elementary Math - Fun Math resources for teachers and parents.
  • http://www.kids.gov/k_5/k_5_math.shtml - Kids.gov Math Resource Website for grades K-5.
  • That QUIZ! - Math test activities for students and teachers of all grade levels.
  • Count Us In! - Games designed to help children understand basic number concepts.
  • Math at Enchanted Learning - Lots and lots of math resources for multiple grade levels.
  • Math Worksheets - Math related worksheets for multiple grade levels.
  • Math eBooks - Full texts of several Math texts and resources.
  • Money Lesson - Lesson on Kids and Cash at Discovery Education.
  • GeoCleo - describing 3-dimensional shapes and objects.


Numbers
  • **Math Baseball** - Score runs with your math skills - Baseball game format to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts.
  • **Change Maker: The Cash Register Game** - Never get short-changed. All you do is figure out how many of each bill or coin that you expect to get back when you pay for something.
  • The Math Forum's Calculation Tips - Learn strategies for making rapid-fire calculations (addition, multiplication, division) in your head.
  • **SCORE Mathematics Lessons** - Lessons have been written by teachers selected to participate in SCORE Mathematics workshops.
  • All Aboard!Have you ever wanted to take a train trip to another city in California? What would you do when you got there? You are going to take a "train trip" to a city of your choice. You will then tell us about your trip when you return.
  • Buying My First CarYou will soon be in the position of getting your driver's license and looking for a car. In all of the excitement, you are faced with a number of decisions which need to be made before you actually purchase your car. Through this unit you will research every aspect that a person goes through when purchasing a car.
  • California Here We Come!A trip across the USA. Each team will choose any state capital on the east coast as their starting point. They will travel west stopping at each state capital along the way and record miles traveled. Each student group will create a chart or table showing the number of miles traveled from state capital to state capital and then total number of miles driven. Be the team to reach Sacramento, California with the fewest number of miles traveled to win the prize.
  • Coaster ConnectionsWhat science and math exist in a roller coaster? You will enter the world of roller coasters via hands-on activities, Internet information, online experts, and computer simulations.
  • College Fund from Great Aunt BettyGreat Aunt Betty left you $1,000 to go towards your college fund. Now, you will be investing your new found money into a 30 month CD. The account will be automatic, since it will be done through the Web site. Your job will be to calculate the growth of your CD for seven years.
  • Company is ComingGrandma is coming for a visit tomorrow, and her doctor has put her on a fat free diet. You have found a fat free recipe for pancakes, which serves eight. Since Grandma can't eat eight pancakes, you'll need to find 1/2 of the recipe. Mom found out about your neat idea and wanted to taste your creation, so now you need to find 3/4 of the recipe.
  • DINOSAUR MATH web pageUse the Internet to learn more about dinosaurs. Calculate average weights and heights. Also included are lines to dinosaur bibliographies.
  • Dream Car MathCollect price statistics on the Internet for purchasing 2 "dream cars" and calculate profits, differences in base price compared to manufacturers suggested resale price. Calculate monthly payments and compare calculated results using greater than, less than and equal to. Extensions include visiting a classic car web site and compare your cars to older "collector" versions.
  • Eating on a BudgetYou have won a $25.00 gift certificate to the Grist Mill Restaurant and Bow Mills Pub for a dinner. You will choose an appetizer, salad, and beef or seafood for your dinner. The catch is, you'll need to stay within the $25.00 budget.
  • Exquisite ExcursionsStudents will locate 6 cities, one on each of the 6 major continents. They will find distance for each leg of their journey, convert to percents, use a time zone map, and convert to foreign currencies. The class will estimate the circumference of the earth and find the range, mean, median, mode(s) and possible outliers for the estimates.
  • Extreme ElevationsStudents use highest and lowest points of land elevation around the world to find the differences. Sea level is zero, so students will be operating with positive and negative numbers. After the students find the information on the Internet, they record the elevations on a chart and on pictures, and do the subtractions. Other problems using positives and negatives are then done.
  • Go the DistanceWho needs math? Pilots do. This lesson applies math functions to convert kilometers to miles and calculate travel time for different fighter aircraft.
  • The Greedy DogThis lesson is an introduction to the concepts of more than/less than. The lesson includes a whole class activity in which the children will be representing the number of items that the dog ate and also a worksheet activity. The children will also gain some experience with using a graph.
  • Hollywood's Top TenStudents will gather data on the top 10 highest grossing movies, and make a bar graph and a pictogram.
  • It's Your LifeThis is a 3 part lesson utilizing census data of the mean income of workers 18 years and older by education attainment levels. The data is also broken into gender and 3 ethnic groups - white, black, and Hispanic. Students will analyze census data to create graphs and take part in a simulation using this same data as a starting point to make financial decisions and budgets. Some familiarity with line and bar graphs is helpful.
  • Math, Calories and YouDon't we all like to eat and exercise? This lesson makes students aware of how many calories they burn in relation to their own body weight and they get to practice their multiplication skills at the same time.
  • Math CrosswordsYou and your classmates will create crossword puzzles that use the definitions of math terms you use as clues. The terms will be the answers which go into the puzzle.
  • Math for a Better LifeThis lesson provides students an opportunity to practice math skills while learning about how to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Happy Trails!
  • Math Review/GeographyThis is a lesson designed to help review 7th and 8th grade math skills. In addition, map skills are also reviewed. Hopefully, geographic knowledge of Europe is improved. To complete this lesson a basic knowledge of percents, area, map reading, estimating, and rounding will be used. A three inch strip of paper will be needed.
  • Monthly Cost of Living - FoodStudents will determine how much they would need to feed a family for a month. Students will plan meals and use Internet grocery stores to find the cost of individual food items.
  • Place Value Population - Rounding OffStudents start by collecting and rounding data about their school. They move on to gathering and rounding larger numbers from the Internet.
  • Planning a TripStudents will plan a trip to from 3 to 5 cities of their choice. The main assignment is to make a brochure to travel to the chosen cities. It should be of a quality that it could be used by a customer to decide if they would like to take this trip. It should include fares for planes, trains, rental cars etc., cost of housing and meals, points of interest to visit in the cities.
  • Population RatiosAn interdisciplinary project (mathematics, social studies) where students choose a county in the United States and using ratios convert the statistics into meaningful numbers.
  • The Probability of PintailsMany things are possible, but the chances of something's are even better than that. They are probable. Students use percentages to calculate the probability and probable number of various types of ducks in a wildlife refuge.
  • Pumpkin Pie for All!Let's make pumpkin pie for the whole class! Imagine making enough pie so that everyone could have a piece. How about enough pie to take one home. The only problem is that the recipe you have makes 1 pie at a time which only has 8 pieces.
  • School Clothes BudgetThe lesson is a problem for students to learn about buying on a budget. It gives students an opportunity to use math in a practical life application problem.
  • Shopping for ToysYou have just won a $100 gift certificate to buy some toys! You must try to spend as much of it as you can without going over. Let's go shopping and have some fun!
  • Sports Teams & MathHow many of you like sports? How many of you would like to see how your favorite NFL football team is doing? Today we are going to look up NFL sports teams on the web and analyze their statistics.
  • Surf's Up!!!Looking for a way to introduce the web to your students? Sneak in some math skills at the same time? Maybe even a little math reasoning? This just may be the lesson for you to use. Students will surf the web to complete a student worksheet. The lesson may be used in a lab setting or one computer station. It is for 2nd grade last quarter or 1st quarter 3rd grade
  • Weather MathCollect data about weather statistics in your own location and another geographical location to use in calculating averages and comparing your results using less than, greater than or equal to skills. Skills of calculating the differences between highs and lows will also be explored.
  • What Are We Listening To?Students will gather data from a web site on number of music albums sold by genre for the last two years. They will convert these figures to fractions, decimals, and percents. They will then display the results in bar graphs and pie charts. Finally, they will answer questions about their graphs.
  • What In The World Would You Have?Students will use the Internet to calculate rates of exchange from US currency to other countries. This activity will help in understanding conversion techniques.
  • What's My Number?Students will be on an information quest using the Internet to find facts needed to arrive at a number on the 100 board, known only to the author of the quest. Students will use the information to work math problems using the 100 board. This lesson plan may be adapted to any grade level and maybe integrated with other subject areas. This is dependent on the teacher and the skills targeted for the student.
  • Zeros and Blackbirds Do you yearn to be high in the sky and far far away? this math lesson allows students to convert kilometers to miles and calculate the range that historical aircraft can travel.



Measurement & Geometry
  • All Aboard!
    Have you ever wanted to take a train trip to another city in California? What would you do when you got there? You are going to take a "train trip" to a city of your choice. You will then tell us about your trip when you return.
  • Assorted Sports
    (by area) You have played games all your life. You know some playing fields are larger than others. (Imagine playing football on a tennis court) You will discover the dimensions of the different sports and compute the area of the playing fields.
  • Bridges to Math Comprehension
    Collect statistics about 2-4 famous bridges to use in calculating geometric computations of area, parallel and intersecting lines. Compare your results using less than, greater than or equal to skills. Extensions include exploring other web sites to see student works and illustrations, projects done with toothpicks and other materials to build bridges and more.
  • California Here We Come!
    A trip across the USA. Each team will choose any state capital on the east coast as their starting point. They will travel west stopping at each state capital along the way and record miles traveled. Each student group will create a chart or table showing the number of miles traveled from state capital to state capital and then total number of miles driven. Be the team to reach Sacramento, California with the fewest number of miles traveled to win the prize.
  • Coaster Connections
    What science and math exist in a roller coaster? You will enter the world of roller coasters via hands-on activities, Internet information, online experts, and computer simulations.
  • Coordinate Graphing
    In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to learn the basics of coordinate graphing and practice plotting points on the coordinate axis.
  • The Greedy Dog
    This lesson is an introduction to the concepts of more than/less than. The lesson includes a whole class activity in which the children will be representing the number of items that the dog ate and also a worksheet activity. The children will also gain some experience with using a graph.
  • Magic Mountain Coaster Computation
    You are going to Magic Mountain! Everyone has a favorite roller coaster. Some are fast, or loopy, or crazy. You will discover the highest, and fastest coaster in Magic Mountain.
  • Perimeter, Area and Pythagorus
    This is an example of a third grade teacher trying to review a lesson on perimeter, while presenting a new lesson on area. There was a problem with a square and two adjacent halves, cut diagonally, slanting away from the top corners of the square. It was designed to show two square units. The teacher also wanted them to find the perimeter, forgetting that the hypotenuse would be longer. Then he came up with a way to solve the problem using LOGO and a large monitor as a way of presenting the proof to the whole class.
  • Pumpkin Pie for All!
    Let's make pumpkin pie for the whole class! Imagine making enough pie so that everyone could have a piece. How about enough pie to take one home. The only problem is that the recipe you have makes 1 pie at a time which only has 8 pieces.
  • Pythagorean Theorem
    The Really Rich Architecture Association is offering a million dollar reward for the first pair of engineers to determine the span between Monstrous Mesa and Cataclysmic Cliff over Ransacked River. This area is where they are planning to build an automobile bridge to reduce traffic fatalities and reduce commuter times for residents on both sides of the river. To these residents you will become a living legend. This lesson will provide you with the skills to solve the problem, win the reward and be the recipient of the undying adoration of thousands of people.
  • State Internet Search: A Mathematical Introduction To State Reports
    As a mathematical beginning to their state reports students complete a 2 day assignment which involves critical thinking, reasoning, graphing, and locating information on Web sites.
  • What on Earth is Greater Than?
    Students will use deductive reasoning skills to compare and place in order planets according to size.


Functions, Patterns & Relationships
  • SCORE Mathematics Lessons - Lessons have been written by teachers selected to participate in SCORE Mathematics workshops.
  • The Bigger They Are . . ."Man, he really put his weight into that one!", "The only reason he gets more rebounds is because he is so tall!", "They don't cover him anymore because he is so old, that is why he catches so many passes! "Are any of these statements legitimate? The students will examine the league leaders in each of these categories to see if there is any truth to those statements.
  • Buying My First CarYou will soon be in the position of getting your driver's license and looking for a car. In all of the excitement, you are faced with a number of decisions which need to be made before you actually purchase your car. Through this unit you will research every aspect that a person goes through when purchasing a car.
  • California Here We Come!A trip across the USA. Each team will choose any state capital on the east coast as their starting point. They will travel west stopping at each state capital along the way and record miles traveled. Each student group will create a chart or table showing the number of miles traveled from state capital to state capital and then total number of miles driven. Be the team to reach Sacramento, California with the fewest number of miles traveled to win the prize.
  • Coaster ConnectionsWhat science and math exist in a roller coaster? You will enter the world of roller coasters via hands-on activities, Internet information, online experts, and computer simulations.
  • Coordinate GraphingIn this lesson, students will have the opportunity to learn the basics of coordinate graphing and practice plotting points on the coordinate axis.
  • Curve Fitting and the TI-85 calculatorThis is a step-by-step guide for using the TI-85 Graphing Calculator to do scatter plots using data obtained from sources on the Internet. Some information will model linear functions and some will be models of exponential functions.
  • Discovering Growth PatternsThe differences between linear and exponential growth functions is emphasized in this lesson. A student page instructs students to locate four specified sites on the Internet. After data is collected on the student worksheet, pattern predictions are made. Graphing the collected data is done using ClarisWorks spreadsheet or by using pencil and grid paper. Student description and analysis concludes the lesson.
  • How Popular Is Your Favorite Site?Keep track of the counter at you favorite site for several months. Is it increasing, decreasing, or staying the same in popularity? Can you find an equation that will allow you to predict the amount of visitors your site will have in the months to come?
  • It's Your LifeThis is a 3 part lesson utilizing census data of the mean income of workers 18 years and older by education attainment levels. The data is also broken into gender and 3 ethnic groups - white, black, and Hispanic. Students will analyze census data to create graphs and take part in a simulation using this same data as a starting point to make financial decisions and budgets. Some familiarity with line and bar graphs is helpful.
  • I want a credit card--or do I?Credit cards seem like a great way to pay for things. It only takes a small payment each month to buy whatever your heart desires. You can charge $1000.00 for the paltry sum of $25.00 per month. But, will you still be paying when the thrill is gone?
  • Math CrosswordsYou and your classmates will create crossword puzzles that use the definitions of math terms you use as clues. The terms will be the answers which go into the puzzle.
  • Noon Project Revisited2200 years ago, Eratosthenes calculated the circumference of the Earth from the measurements of two shadows (in a well and from a pole). The Noon Project is an annual Internet event for schools to team up and make their own measurements. Using the reported 1995 shadow measurements, you can perform the calculations to determine the diameter of the Earth.
  • Olympic Records Through TimeAre we faster, stronger, better than we used to be? Compare the records of gold medal Olympic winners for the last 100 years and decide.
  • Place Value Population - Rounding OffStudents start by collecting and rounding data about their school. They move on to gathering and rounding larger numbers from the Internet.
  • Population RatiosAn interdisciplinary project (mathematics, social studies) where students choose a county in the United States and using ratios convert the statistics into meaningful numbers.
  • The Probability of PintailsMany things are possible, but the chances of something's are even better than that. They are probable. Students use percentages to calculate the probability and probable number of various types of ducks in a wildlife refuge.
  • State Internet Search: A Mathematical Introduction To State ReportsAs a mathematical beginning to their state reports students complete a 2 day assignment which involves critical thinking, reasoning, graphing, and locating information on Web sites.
  • What's My Number?Students will be on an information quest using the Internet to find facts needed to arrive at a number on the 100 board, known only to the author of the quest. Students will use the information to work math problems using the 100 board. This lesson plan may be adapted to any grade level and may be integrated with other subject areas. This is dependent on the teacher and the skills targeted for the student.

Logic and Language

  • The Bigger they Are . . . "Man, he really put his weight into that one!", "The only reason he gets more rebounds is because he is so tall!", "They don't cover him anymore because he is so old, that is why he catches so many passes! "Are any of these statements legitimate? The students will examine the league leaders in each of these categories to see if there is any truth to those statements.
  • Bridges to Math Comprehension Collect statistics about 2-4 famous bridges to use in calculating geometric computations of area, parallel and intersecting lines. Compare your results using less than, greater than or equal to skills. Extensions include exploring other web sites to see student works and illustrations, projects done with toothpicks and other materials to build bridges and more.
  • Buying My First Car You will soon be in the position of getting your driver's license and looking for a car. In all of the excitement, you are faced with a number of decisions which need to be made before you actually purchase your car. Through this unit you will research every aspect that a person goes through when purchasing a car.
  • Calculating Free-throw Percentages Time has run out in the big basketball game, and the score is tied. However, Up-State College has the ball with time out. You're the coach. Which players should you put into the game to give you the best chance of winning? This is one in a series of on-line interactive pages exploring probability and statistics in real life. These lessons utilize on-line simulations to generate data.
  • California Here We Come! A trip across the USA. Each team will choose any state capital on the east coast as their starting point. They will travel west stopping at each state capital along the way and record miles traveled. Each student group will create a chart or table showing the number of miles traveled from state capital to state capital and then total number of miles driven. Be the team to reach Sacramento, California with the fewest number of miles traveled to win the prize.
  • Coaster Connections What science and math exist in a roller coaster? You will enter the world of roller coasters via hands-on activities, Internet information, online experts, and computer simulations.
  • Curve Fitting and the TI-85 calculator This is a step-by-step guide for using the TI-85 Graphing Calculator to do scatter plots using data obtained from sources on the Internet. Some information will model linear functions and some will be models of exponential functions.
  • Discovering Growth Patterns The differences between linear and exponential growth functions is emphasized in this lesson. A student page instructs students to locate four specified sites on the Internet. After data is collected on the student worksheet, pattern predictions are made. Graphing the collected data is done using ClarisWorks spreadsheet or by using pencil and grid paper. Student description and analysis concludes the lesson.
  • Does More Wins Mean More Fans At The Ballpark? After getting information from the past baseball season off the Internet, students will calculate an attendance-to-win ratio for each of the 28 major league teams and then study the results to see if winning always leads to good attendance.
  • Dream Car Math Collect price statistics on the Internet for purchasing 2 "dream cars" and calculate profits, differences in base price compared to manufacturers suggested resale price. Calculate monthly payments and compare calculated results using greater than, less than and equal to. Extensions include visiting a classic car web site and compare your cars to older "collector" versions.
  • Extreme Elevations Students use highest and lowest points of land elevation around the world to find the differences. Sea level is zero, so students will be operating with positive and negative numbers. After the students find the information on the Internet, they record the elevations on a chart and on pictures, and do the subtractions. Other problems using positives and negatives are then done.
  • Go the Distance Who needs math? Pilots do. This lesson applies math functions to convert kilometers to miles and calculate travel time for different fighter aircraft.
  • The Greedy Dog This lesson is an introduction to the concepts of more than/less than. The lesson includes a whole class activity in which the children will be representing the number of items that the dog ate and also a worksheet activity. The children will also gain some experience with using a graph.
  • Hollywood's Top Ten Students will gather data on the top 10 highest grossing movies, and make a bar graph and a pictogram.
  • How Many Different Ways "How Many Different Ways" is a Discrete Mathematics Lesson where you will ultimately work on your addition and multiplication skills. Not only will there be a connection with counting, adding, and multiplying, but there will also be a connection made with Pascal's Triangle.
  • It's Your Life This is a 3 part lesson utilizing census data of the mean income of workers 18 years and older by education attainment levels. The data is also broken into gender and 3 ethnic groups - white, black, and Hispanic. Students will analyze census data to create and take part in a simulation using this same data as a starting point to make financial decisions and budgets. Some familiarity with line and bar graphs is helpful.
  • Magic Mountain Coaster Computation You are going to Magic Mountain! Everyone has a favorite roller coaster. Some are fast, or loopy, or crazy. You will discover the highest, and fastest coaster in Magic Mountain.
  • Math, Calories and You Don't we all like to eat and exercise? This lesson makes students aware of how many calories they burn in relation to their own body weight and they get to practice their multiplication skills at the same time.
  • Math Crosswords You and your classmates will create crossword puzzles that use the definitions of math terms you use as clues. The terms will be the answers which go into the puzzle.
  • Math for a Better Life This lesson provides students an opportunity to practice math skills while learning about how to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Happy Trails!
  • Monthly Cost of Living - Food Students will determine how much they would need to feed a family for a month. Students will plan meals and use Internet grocery stores to find the cost of individual food items.
  • Olympic Records Through Time Are we faster, stronger, better than we used to be? Compare the records of gold medal Olympic winners for the last 100 years and decide.
  • Place Value Population - Rounding Off Students start by collecting and rounding data about their school. They move on to gathering and rounding larger numbers from the Internet.
  • Planning a Trip Students will plan a trip to from 3 to 5 cities of their choice. The main assignment is to make a brochure to travel to the chosen cities. It should be of a quality that it could be used by a customer to decide if they would like to take this trip. It should include fares for planes, trains, rental cars etc., cost of housing and meals, points of interest to visit in the cities.
  • The Pony Express In the movement West, the Pony Express was a major influence in communications during its short life. Many students may be intrigued by the story of the Pony Express, and the following activities will help them discover a little about the route, and some of the problems they encountered.
  • Population Ratios An interdisciplinary project (mathematics, social studies) where students choose a county in the United States and using ratios convert the statistics into meaningful numbers.
  • The Probability of Pintails Many things are possible, but the chances of something's are even better than that. They are probable. Students use percentages to calculate the probability and probable number of various types of ducks in a wildlife refuge.
  • Pumpkin Pie for All! Let's make pumpkin pie for the whole class! Imagine making enough pie so that everyone could have a piece. How about enough pie to take one home. The only problem is that the recipe you have makes 1 pie at a time which only has 8 pieces.
  • School Clothes Budget The lesson is a problem for students to learn about buying on a budget. It gives students an opportunity to use math in a practical life application problem.
  • Sharing Your Birthday This is a writing assignment in which the student uses the Internet to locate a famous mathematician that shares his or her own birthday.
  • Shopping for Toys You have just won a $100 gift certificate to buy some toys! You must try to spend as much of it as you can without going over. Let's go shopping and have some fun!
  • Sorting Through Spiders Children need extensive opportunities to think about, question, discuss and manipulate data in order to learn how to ask and answer the whys in mathematics. In this activity, children will utilize their own drawings of spiders to analyze and sort the attributes that each child drew. I leave it very open-ended for the students to choose the categories from which to sort.
  • Sports Teams & Math How many of you like sports? How many of you would like to see how your favorite NFL football team is doing? Today we are going to look up NFL sports teams on the web and analyze their statistics.
  • State Internet Search: A Mathematical Introduction To State Reports As a mathematical beginning to their state reports students complete a 2 day assignment which involves critical thinking, reasoning, graphing, and locating information on Web sites.
  • Surf's Up!!! Looking for a way to introduce the web to your students? Sneak in some math skills at the same time? Maybe even a little math reasoning? This just may be the lesson for you to use. Students will surf the web to complete a student worksheet. The lesson may be used in a lab setting or one computer station. It is for 2nd grade last quarter or 1st quarter 3rd grade
  • What Are We Listening To? Students will gather data from a web site on number of music albums sold by genre for the last two years. They will convert these figures to fractions, decimals, and percents. They will then display the results in bar graphs and pie charts. Finally, they will answer questions about their graphs.
  • What on Earth is Greater Than? Students will use deductive reasoning skills to compare and place in order planets according to size.
  • What's My Number? Students will be on an information quest using the Internet to find facts needed to arrive at a number on the 100 board, known only to the author of the quest. Students will use the information to work math problems using the 100 board. This lesson plan may be adapted to any grade level and maybe integrated with other subject areas. This is dependent on the teacher and the skills targeted for the student.
  • Zeros and Blackbirds Do you yearn to be high in the sky and far far away? This math lesson allows students to convert kilometers to miles and calculate the range that historical aircraft can travel.