Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

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Explore & Play with Pyramids

Explore the properties of four pyramids. Change the direction and speed of each pyramid's rotation and highlight the numbers of faces, vertices and edges for each one.

Explore a Classroom

A well-organized classroom supported by purposeful reading routines helps children develop their literacy skills. Explore a classroom environment and observe the effective use of classroom space and related routines.

Explore Platonic Solids and Input Values

Observe five platonic solids. Input the number of faces, vertices, edges and the number of faces meeting at each vortex in the table provided.

Exploring the Cultural Framework

Use the triangle model of the cultural framework to explore how products, practices and perspectives are interrelated. Compare two different products, practices and perspectives and see sample answers for each from two different cultures.

Exploring Zero and Infinity on a Graph

Explore the number line and its elements through a graphic representation of an equation. Move along the curve of the graph of xy=12 to see how the values change as you vary x or y and consider what happens for negative values of x and y.


Listen to an explanation about exposition in Cinderella. Select the text that provides background information on the story’s setting and characters.


Explore the factors of numbers 2 to 36. Show how many factors each number has and identify which one are prime.

Factors of 24

Build rectangles that have an area of 24 square units and compile a list all possible factors of 24. Explain how you know that you have found all the possible factors.

Falling Objects

Explore the mathematics of a ball dropped from a height of 10 feet. Collect data on the height of the ball with respect to time and plot the curve representing the data.

Federalism Approaches Activity

The U.S. has a federal system of government where the states and national government exercise separate powers within their own spheres of authority and the lines of power change over time. Explore how the balance of power has shifted over time.

Ferris Wheel

Observe as the students diagram the facts of the problem. They then identify and graph the relevant functions to represent the motion around a Ferris wheel.

Figurate Numbers

Observe the geometric structure of numbers. Play with square and triangular figurate numbers on a graph and see the shapes that representative dot patterns can take.

Find the Feature

Examine a map of the United States and correctly identify major geographic features such as mountains, rivers and oceans. There are 20 questions and you have 30 seconds to answer each one.

Find the Surface Area of a Cylinder

Watch the net animation of a cylinder. Then calculate the cylinder’s surface area using the formula provided.

Find the Surface Area of a Rectangular Prism

Watch the net of a rectangular prism fold up into a three-dimensional object. Then calculate and add the value for each face of the prism to get the total surface area.

Find the Unfamiliar Words

Read an excerpt from <em>My Name is Mar&#237;a Isabel</em> by Alma Flor Ada and highlight words based on how you would teach them to English language learners.

Find the Volume of a Cylinder

Determine the volume of a cylinder. Learn the formula for the volume of a cylinder.

Find the Volume of a Rectangular Prism

Determine the volume of a rectangular cube. Learn the formula for the volume of a cube.

Finding Pentominos

Pentominos are figures made from five squares where each square must touch at least one other square from corner to corner and side to side. How many pentominos can you make?

Finding the Area of Dot-Paper Shapes

Practice two different methods to calculate the area of complex shapes. As you work, think about how you are approaching it, what difficulties you are encountering, and how you would communicate your thinking to others.

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