Click on a fraction and match it with its equivalent picture. What great fun for those learning the beginning steps for fractions. This interactive game allows students to play in a relaxed mode or challenge their learning against a timer. Students are sure to have fun all while developing an understanding of equivalent fractions.
Practice forensics science as you
investigate an automobile crash. You’ll need to print out the crash scene document so you can record the information as you compile it. First you’ll need to gather information. Math skills are important in assessing the details you gather. You’ll also learn to interview witnesses. Figure the speed the cars were traveling after the collision based on the formula provided. After all the data have been collected, you draw conclusions as to what caused the collision, and who was at fault. This is an extensive look at how to gather and interpret evidence, a great introduction to forensics.
Get on this great interactive site that inspires algebraic thinking even in young students. Experiment by balancing weights and moving different shapes to the balance pans and achieve equilibrium! There are six sets of weights which include four shapes that can be manipulated on the pans or removed if you need a different arrangement of shapes. Reset the balance, reset the table showing the shapes you've used, and guess the weights of each shape. Related resources on the Illuminations site offer lesson plans that use this interactive.
If you're planning on home decorating then you need to be a bit knowledgeable with geometry.This interactive site shows how geometry is used in different aspects of home decorating. If you need to figure out how much carpet you’ll need, it’s not daunting task if you understand a few basic formulas. Just multiply the length times the width of the area you want to cover. If your floor plan has some circular areas, it’s a little trickier. Use the information here to calculate how much floor covering to buy.
lluminations is a website from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. You'll find terrific lesson plans for pre-K through high school. This particular one uses buttons to teach the concepts of before, after, and between for lower elementary children. It also can be used as a review of ordinal and cardinal numbers. The lesson begins with students singing and playing London Bridge practicing using positional words. You’ll need to provide bags of buttons for the students to place on a 10 Strip activity sheet which you can print off from the site. Lots of suggestions are given on different ways to use the buttons for counting, and also for color recognition.
Here's a great interactive game
from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. It's a great way for students to work with fractions by combining like pairs. Students move markers across the board based on the cards that are flipped over. The goal is to move all the markers from one side to the other using the fewest amount of cards. The instructions are clear and offer good examples. The exploration section asks questions about what the player discovers after playing several rounds. You can also find a lesson plan for using a fractional clothesline for enrichment.
Got a mole on your back causing you the inability to understand stoichiometry? Then click on this site to enable a better understanding of Avogadro's Number (6.02 x 10^23). Watch this brief video to grasp general information about the mole and how its use is. Included are the text of the movie to run off and practice questions.
SOS Math is a great site that offers quite a bit mathematical enrichment questions. Solving Equations is a must have in your favorite file! If you need a quick glance concerning algebraic problems or solutions, you'll find each step carefully laid out. You can then work through another example or ask for more problems to solve, each of which will have the solution explained. Practice solving linear equations, equations containing radicals, equations with absolute values, quadratic equations, equations with fractions, exponential equations, logarithmic equations, and trigonometric equations is included.
Statistics can be an intimidating field of study. One area that needs a bit of enrichment is descriptive statistics which shows central tendency when summarizing hundreds of pieces of data. Learn how to figure the mean, mode, and median when locating central tendency. Here you will also learn about range, and how it is calculated to find variation in the sample. Practice what you know by clicking on the link to a BBC game. Finally check out the review questions to ensure you've mastered the content.
Not quite understanding linear functions? Here's a website that utilizes a simple process to explain a more complicated process simply. To begin, click on the “learner” tab so you understand you determine the function by looking for patterns in the outputs. Once you glace the examples, the activity will be a breeze. If you you are still uncertain the “Help” tab will walk you through some concrete examples for using the number cruncher machine. The “Instructor” tab indicates how to use this activity to teach the properties of linear function and problem solving skills.
Valerie Bourbour is a certified educator and past Co-Director of The Academy of Ormond Beach. Ms. Bourbour has experience in online learning platforms and aims for student success.