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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 Connections in Your Teaching

Connect teaching goals with strategies that enhance learning. Select teaching goals, review the tips provided, then brainstorm and list strategies you would use to help students make connections. Compare your answers to other teachers' answers.

Measuring Ant Tunnels

Students have used three non-standard measuring tools to estimate the length of an ant tunnel. Think about the problem-solving aspect of this activity as you compare their estimates.

Measuring Short-Term Recall

Compare your recall of a list of non-words versus a list of words in timed sessions. Consider whether or not there might be bias in your experimental design.

Measuring Steepness

Does the ratio of height to distance and the angle of elevation change as you move a ladder? Identify any patterns that exist between the height-to-distance ratios and the angles.

The Median

Determine the median of eleven noodles. Consider what you would or would not be able to tell about the other noodles if you could only see the median noodle.

The Midline Cut

You can cut geometric figures into pieces that you can rearrange to form different geometric figures. Show how the midline cut of any triangle can be used to form a parallelogram. View non-Flash version.

MiniMouseLab

Use a simulation to operate an elevator and see its motion. Examine the graphs that describe the motion you produce.

Modeling Fractions With Cuisenaire Rods

Learn how to represent fractions with Cuisenaire Rods. Use these rods to perform operations with fractions.

Monarch Butterflies

Observe monarch butterflies and report their sightings online. Share and review the sightings with other students/classrooms to track hemispheric migratory patterns.

Ms. Anwar's Backyard

Use the slider on the graph to see all possible shapes of Ms. Anwar’s 2,000 sq. ft. backyard. Come up with an equation relating the length (x) and the width (y).

Multiplication with Manipulatives

Area models can be used for many types of multiplication problems. Work with manipulatives to create area models for some multi-digit multiplication.

Music Mentor

Detect musical errors and strengthen music-reading skills. Taking on the role of a mentor, students listen to a peer perform musical phrases shown on screen, and must offer feedback to help improve the performance.

Mystery Operations

The computer makes up a mystery operation and you have to figure out what it is. Keep entering pairs of numbers for the computer to calculate and try to find the pattern in the answers the computer gives until you think you know what's going on.

Name That Function

Chart graphs of three equations. State whether each graph is quadratic, exponential or linear and explain your reasoning.

A New Identity

Students have written one-paragraph self-descriptions to send to other citizens of the new state they are creating. Read one of the paragraphs and work backwards through a series of prompts to determine the paragraph's audience, purpose, genre and theme.

Nonstandard Units

Use the set of three triangles to build each of the outlined polygons. Then use the triangles to determine the area and perimeter of each polygon.

Noteflight

Compose and arrange scores. In the Noteflight online community, musicians and educators create, adapt, find, and share music for their musical needs and the needs of their students.

Operations in Base Four

Strengthen your understanding of place value by looking at systems based on numbers other than 10. Work with manipulatives to calculate base four addition and subtraction problems.

Ordering a Stem and Leaf Plot

Stem and leaf plots are a method for showing the frequency with which certain classes of values occur. You will create an ordered stem and leaf plot.

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