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Identifying Reading Strategies

In this activity, annotate a primary source using three historical reading strategies: sourcing, contextualizing, and close reading

Inscribed Angles

Study inscribed angles in semicircles and quarter-circles. What conjectures can you make about the measure of an inscribed angle in semi- or quarter-circles? View non-Flash version.

Interactive Strategy Workbook

Read two poems and reflect on the numerous teaching strategies featured in "Teaching Multicultural Literature." Choose strategies to explore, and consider how you might adapt them for these poems and your students. Then compile and print your notes.

Interpreting Stories and Graphs

Read a story and draw a graph that tells the same story. Next look at a graph and write a story to match.

Israel Development Timeline

This timeline shows the development of Israel throughout the 20th century to the present. Follow Israel from the British control of the region in 1917, to its founding in 1948, to events immediately following September 11.

Konversion Kingdom Mania (British and Metric Conversions)

Visit an amusement park and try to solve six conversion problems as fast as you can.

La Gavia

Practice some of the vocabulary and grammar covered in the La Gavia episodes of Destinos.

The Largest Container

Observe as a sheet of letter-sized paper is cut and assembled to form a rectangular prism, a triangular prism and a cylinder. Which object would contain the greatest volume?

Learning About Language Through Cognates

This activity highlights examples of conceptually related Spanish and English cognates that share Latin root words, which can be used to help students develop their vocabulary.

Learning Temperature Units and Their Symbols

Did you know that there are other temperature scales besides Fahrenheit and Celsius? Read the descriptions of all the scales and then match the scale to the correct thermometer.

Length Symbols

Study the names and abbreviations of length units in both the metric and British systems. Then play a game to see how well you remember them.

Limerick Factory

A limerick is a very funny piece of nonsense verse with its own special pattern of rhyme and rhythm. Use this tool to choose phrases to create your own limerick that follows the pattern.

Line Plot Representations

Create line plots that have a mean of 5 but different deviations from the mean. Notice that the total deviation above the mean must equal the total deviation below the mean.

Locate the State

How many states can you identify?. There are 20 questions and you have 30 seconds to answer each one.

Location Graphs

Consider two graphs representing the number of people present at two different locations over the course of the day. Interpret the graphs to guess the locations.

Made from Dots

Notice how magazines print photos using dots made up of percentages of only three colors and black. Try your hand at using percentages of cyan, magenta and yellow to match the magazine color displayed.

Making a Line Plot

Practice creating a line plot. Use raisin counts for 17 boxes of raisins to graph the distribution of raisins per box.

Making a Stem and Leaf Plot

A line plot may not be a useful graph for investigating variation so we must come up with a new representation based on groups of data. Construct a stem and leaf plot from a set of 26 data values.

Making a Tree Diagram

A tree diagram is a helpful tool for determining theoretical or mathematical probabilities. Toss a coin and watch as branches represent a toss of either head or tails.

Making Sense of Mathematics Text

In this activity, explore different protocols for making sense of mathematical text that meet the needs of your students.

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