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100 Square Jigsaw
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This interactive Flash puzzle helps children develop number sense and an understanding of our decimal number system. A 0-99 square has been cut into 11 irregular pieces which the user re-assembles. A printable (pdf) version is included along with questions for Getting Started and a Teachers' Resources page with implementation suggestions.

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Engineering
Education
Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Date Added:
11/05/2013
10 Advising Guidelines to Grow Your Undergraduate Program
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Advising guidelines put together at the University of Arkansas as the undergraduate program grew and developed. Presented at the 2012 SPIN-UP conference in Austin and the PhysTEC leadership meeting at the AAPT summer meeting in Edmonton.

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Education
Physics
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Art Hobson
Gay Stewart
Lin Oliver
Date Added:
06/14/2012
17. Choose a Method
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In this 15 minute video, Mary Holden and her 4th/5th grade class reason about the appropriateness of different computational methods (base-ten blocks, calculators, mental math, or paper and pencil) to specific problems. The video includes a description of how the teacher manages her multi-level class and encourages hands on exploration and discussion in small group learning sessions. At the conclusion of the video are reflection questions for professional development.

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Education
Life Science
Mathematics
Chemistry
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Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
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Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Annenberg/CPB
Date Added:
11/05/2013
1st Grade Content Standards
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This web page provides links to resources aligned to the CCSS that guide and support first grade mathematics teaching and learning. Tasks developed by the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS) and Problems of the Month, (POM home page is cataloged separately) developed by the Noyce Foundation are included. The activities were designed to measure students' ability to solve non-routine problems, explain and justify their solutions, and promote high level thinking skills. Resources are listed for specific grade 1 standards and are also organized by progression for an alternate search route.

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Engineering
Education
Life Science
Mathematics
Algebra
Geometry
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
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Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Noyce Foundation
The Shell Centre
Date Added:
11/05/2012
20+ Things to Do with a Hundred Chart
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This blog page offers more than 25 activities and games that use a Hundred Chart to develop students' skills and concepts in a variety of math topics: basic operations, number sense, patterns, number theory, fractions, decimals, and logic. The suggestions include links to materials and to other websites.

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Engineering
Education
Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
Game
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
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Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Denise
Date Added:
09/22/2088
21st Century Skills Map: Math
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This 34-page document (pdf) identifies student learning outcomes for each of eleven 21st Century Skills and provides examples of tasks for grade 4, 8, and 12. It strives to fuse mathematical content and mathematical practices with the 4Cs (communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity) and integrate them with interdisciplinary themes. Each skill is aligned with CCSS mathematical practices. This map was designed by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) in cooperation with the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and dozens of math educators across the country.

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Engineering
Technology
Education
Mathematics
Algebra
Geometry
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Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Susan Saltrick, et al.
Date Added:
04/05/2012
2nd Grade Content Standards
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This web page provides links to resources aligned to the CCSS that guide and support second grade mathematics teaching and learning. Tasks developed by the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS), Problems of the Month, (POM home page is cataloged separately) and videos of public lessons and number talks developed by the Noyce Foundation are included. The tasks were designed to measure students’ ability to solve non-routine problems, explain and justify their solutions, and promote high level thinking skills. They include the scoring rubric, student responses, and discussion of student understanding and misconceptions. Resources are listed for specific grade 2 standards and are also organized by progression for an alternate search route.

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Engineering
Education
Life Science
Mathematics
Algebra
Geometry
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Assessment
Lecture Notes
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
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Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Noyce Foundation
The Shell Centre
Date Added:
11/05/2012
3rd Grade Content Standards
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This web page provides links to resources aligned to the CCSS that guide and support third grade mathematics teaching and learning. Tasks developed by the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS) and Problems of the Month, (POM home page is cataloged separately) developed by the Noyce Foundation are included. The tasks were designed to measure students’ ability to solve non-routine problems, explain and justify their solutions, and promote high level thinking skills. They include the scoring rubric, student responses, and discussion of student understanding and misconceptions. Resources are listed for specific grade 3 standards and are also organized by progression for an alternate search route.

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Computing and Information
Engineering
Education
Life Science
Mathematics
Algebra
Geometry
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Noyce Foundation
The Shell Centre
Date Added:
11/05/2012
49. Communication
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This half-hour video includes 18 classroom excerpts from classroom lessons which show students representing, discussing, reading, writing, and listening as vital parts of learning and using mathematics. It shows how communication that arises naturally from rich tasks and experiences fosters understanding of mathematical concepts and development of mathematical language.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Annenberg/CPB
Lynn Cadwallader
Date Added:
11/05/2013
4th Grade Content Standards
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This web page provides links to resources aligned to the CCSS that guide and support fourth grade mathematics teaching and learning. Tasks developed by the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS) for the Noyce Foundation, Problems of the Month, (POM home page is cataloged separately) and videos of public lessons and number talks developed by the Noyce Foundation are also included. The performance tasks were originally designed to measure students' ability to solve non-routine problems and then to explain and justify their solutions. The task scoring rubric, student responses, and discussion of student understanding and misconceptions are provided to improve instruction. Resources are listed for specific grade 4 standards and are also organized by progression for an alternate search route.

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Computing and Information
Engineering
Education
Life Science
Mathematics
Algebra
Geometry
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture Notes
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Noyce Foundation
The Shell Centre
Date Added:
11/05/2012
50. Reasoning
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This 24-min video includes 16 classroom vignettes that illustrate the central role of reasoning in mathematics. Students use a variety of models and strategies; they explain and justify their thinking and solutions. Teachers emphasize the importance of reasoning in the problem solving process.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Geometry
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Annenberg/CPB
Date Added:
11/05/2013
5th Grade Content Standards
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This web page provides links to resources aligned to the CCSS that guide and support fifth grade mathematics teaching and learning. Tasks developed by the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS), Problems of the Month, (POM home page is cataloged separately) and videos of public lessons and number talks developed by the Noyce Foundation are included. The tasks were designed to measure students' ability to solve non-routine problems, explain and justify their solutions, and promote high level thinking skills. They include the scoring rubric, student responses, and discussion of student understanding and misconceptions. Resources are listed for specific grade 5 standards and are also organized by progression for an alternate search route.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Engineering
Education
Life Science
Mathematics
Algebra
Geometry
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Noyce Foundation
The Shell Centre
Date Added:
11/05/2012
7th Grade Life Science at the Observatory: Life Throughout the Universe
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This classroom activity will show students that there is a lot we don't know about science, for example life throughout the universe. It will hopefully encourage students to question what we know and don't know, and exploration and study of the unknown.

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Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Brad Snyder
Date Added:
08/10/2012
AP Biology 2006-2007 Professional Development Workshop Materials: Evolution and Change
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This resource is a collection of essays and materials designed to help AP Biology teachers understand the important role of evolution in a schoolí˘ŒóŒťs curriculum. These essays touch on a few topics from the life story of founding father, Charles Darwin; the historical process of the U.S. legal system and its influence on the teachings of evolution in classrooms; to the impact of evolutionary developmental biology on understanding the formulation of nature and its mechanisms for the world. These authors provide teachers with access to literature and internet links to a variety of sources that will promote the exploration of evolution in classrooms.

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Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Carolyn Bronston (The College Board;)
The College Board The College Board (The College Board ;)
Date Added:
10/24/2012
AP Biology Demonstrations
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A collection of experiments and demonstrations presented by biology teachers addressing some of the most difficult-to-understand topics in the AP biology curriculum which include evolutionary traits, genetics, bacterial transformation, antibody diversity, comparative anatomy, photosynthesis, human genetics, protein synthesis, recombinant DNA and RNA polymerase.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
The College Board The College Board (The College Board;)
Date Added:
06/03/2003
AP Biology From Gene to Proteiní˘ŒóŒîA Historical Perspective
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This guide is for teachers to engage students in various inquiry-based experiments and activities on the origins, chemical makeup, processes and regulations of DNA from the Advanced Placement Biology curriculum. It allows students to answer the question of how DNA is indeed the molecule of heredity as they trace the course from gene to protein from a historical perspective.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
The College Board The College Board (The College Board;)
Date Added:
10/24/2012
AP Biology Workshop: The Importance of Laboratory Work
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This is a collection of essays that highlights the benefits of conducting lab experiments as part of the AP Biology curriculum. It encourages teachers to continue using learning tools like technology in lab experiments to enhance the classroom experience for students.

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Technology
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Carolyn Schofield (The College Board;)
The College Board The College Board (The College Board;)
Date Added:
10/24/2012
AP Central: Evolution and Photosynthesis
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Using simple materials like tennis balls and bubble wrap, students will understand the change in the architecture of the vertebrate brain over the course of evolution and how the arrangements of the pigments in the photosystems work to relay photons of light to the reaction center chlorophyll.

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Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Leslie Haines (Walter M. Williams High School;)
Date Added:
06/01/2003
AP Central: Lab Materials
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How to use Tangle Toys to represent plasmids, inserts or the different levels of protein structure.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Elizabeth A. Cowles (Eastern Connecticut State University;)
Date Added:
06/03/2003
AP Central: Primate Characteristics and Exaptation
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Teachers will be given examples of ways to present the idea of evolutionary theory, in particular, exaptation, and how primates developed three adaptable characteristics which led to opposable thumbs, a superior brain and binocular vision.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
David Campbell (Ridgeview High School;)
Date Added:
10/25/2012
AP Central: Prop to Illustrate Lab 6: Bacterial Transformation Using Restriction Endonuclease
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Through this demonstration, teachers will be able to use simple materials to explain bacterial transformation using restriction endonuclease.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Shari Cohen (The College Board;)
Date Added:
06/03/2003
AP Central: The Genetics of Antibody Diversity
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In this experiment, students will calculate the number of different antibody molecules made through gene splicing and how it leads to antibody diversity.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Eileen Gregory (Rollins College;)
Jill Losee-Hoehlein (Great Bridge High School;)
Date Added:
06/01/2003
AP Central: Using Balloons to Teach Biology
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Three lab experiments that use balloons to demonstrate the concepts of antibody specificity, the agglutination aispersal of viruses from a cell and genetic ratios.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Tricia Glidewell (Marist School;)
Date Added:
06/01/2003
AP Investigative labs: An inquiry-base Approach Lab 3: Comparing DNA Sequences to Understand Evolutionary Relationships with BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool)
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In this lab, students use BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool) to compare several genes, and then use the information to construct a cladogram (also called a phylogenetic tree) to depict the evolutionary relatedness of species.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Data Set
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
The College Board The College Board (The College Board;)
Date Added:
10/23/2012
Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress
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The complete Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress consists of approximately 20,000 documents. The collection is organized into three "General Correspondence" series which include incoming and outgoing correspondence and enclosures, drafts of speeches, and notes and printed material. Most of the 20,000 items are from the 1850s through Lincoln's presidential years, 1860-65. Treasures include Lincoln's draft of the Emancipation Proclamation, his March 4, 1865, draft of his second Inaugural Address, and his August 23, 1864, memorandum expressing his expectation of being defeated for re-election in the upcoming presidential contest. The Lincoln Papers are characterized by a large number of correspondents, including friends and associates from Lincoln's Springfield days, well-known political figures and reformers, and local people and organizations writing to their president. In its online presentation, the Abraham Lincoln Papers comprises approximately 61,000 images and 10,000 transcriptions

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Education
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Date Added:
04/25/2013
Active Participation: Using Math Templates
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This web page presents information about using math templates during instruction to keep each student actively involved and to allow the teacher to informally assess each student's proficiency with the skills and concepts addressed throughout the lesson. The web page provides suggestions for using templates and explanations for why templates should be used. There is a link to the template library, which includes available templates (in PDF format) for the following categories: Number and Operation, Patterns and Algebra, Geometry and Measurement, Data Analysis and Probability, Discrete Math and Logic and Problem Solving.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Algebra
Geometry
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Terry Kawas
Date Added:
11/05/2005
Active and Cooperative Learning
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This website emphasizes the strength of active learning, in which students solve problems on their own, and cooperative learning, in which students work in teams on problems under conditions that assure both positive interdependence and individual accountability, over a teacher-centered approach. It provides a list of the work of Dr. R.M. Felder, who has published extensively on this subject, as well as links to related online resources.

Subject:
Education
Geoscience
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
North Carolina State University
Richard M. Felder
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Activities for Studying Tree Rings Online
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Selected resources provide three web-based activities to complement science lessons in an issue of Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle. The free, online magazine for Grades K-5 teachers explores the essential principles of climate literacy.

Subject:
Education
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Ohio State University
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
National Science Foundation
Date Added:
05/30/2012
Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators
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This resource from the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives shows students how to rename fractions to have a common denominator and then add them. It is appealing because it visually engages the students by showing them what happens to a unit (a rectangle is used here) as the denominator increases or decreases. As the denominator increases or decreases, the partitions are shown accordingly, and the effect on the numerator is shown as well. This is a convenient, visual way to show students how to manipulate fractions for adding.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Interactive
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
Date Added:
03/20/2012
Adding and Subtracting Fractions
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Kahn Academy video - How to add and subtract fractions with like and unlike denominators.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Algebra
Material Type:
Interactive
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
Salman Khan
Date Added:
03/28/2011
Advanced Placement Biology Investigative Labs: An Inquiry-Based Approach Introduction (For teachers and for students)
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How to use a different approach to teaching biological concepts using inquiry-based investigations for students to develop reasoning skills essential to the science practices used throughout their study of biology. A more student-directed, inquiry-based lab experience supports the AP Biology course revision and curricular requirements by providing opportunities for students to design plans for experiments, data collection, application of mathematical routines, and refinement of testable explanations and predictions. The investigations are organized under four big ideas entitled: (1) evolution, cellular processes; (2) energy and communication; (3) genetics and information transfer; and (4) interactions.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
College Board College Board (College Board;)
Date Added:
10/22/2012
Algebra-What's the pattern?
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This 1-minute video created by the UK Department of Education as an algebra lesson starter is based around how many friends can sit at a birthday party table. The video shows the birthday boy and girl sitting at opposite ends of the table with their guests sitting two on either side. As more tables are added and the number of children grow, a pattern starts to appear. Children are asked to predict how many children could come to the party if there were 100 tables.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Algebra
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Teachers TV
Date Added:
11/05/2010
Algebra in Action
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This 3-minute video created by UK Department of Education as a math lesson starter on algebra, presents a story of a cold apple seller who can't afford a scarf and manages to exchange some apples for a scarf. The scarf seller then goes and exchanges some of her scarves for a coat. The story finishes by asking students to work out the formula for how many apples will be needed to get a coat.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Algebra
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Teachers TV
Date Added:
11/05/2010
All About Earth's Climate
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In this informational text, elementary school readers learn about the difference between weather and climate and about components of the climate system. The text can be used to practice visualizing and other comprehension strategies. Available in K-2 and 3-5 grade bands and as an illustrated book as well as a text document, the story appears in the online magazine Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle.

Subject:
Education
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Ohio State University
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
National Science Foundation
Date Added:
05/30/2012
All About Numbers
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In this 14-min video British teacher Rosalind Caren demonstrates group activities designed to develop number sense, fluency with addition and subtraction fact families, and reasoning skills. Caren exhibits effective questioning techniques and routines. Headteacher/math coordinator Kate Frood describes the guiding principles and expectations of teaching at the school. Following a class observation Frood provides constructive feedback to Caren and her teaching assistants.

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Life Science
Mathematics
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Date Added:
11/05/2012
Arctic Bird Migration Monitoring Protocol
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The purpose of this resource is to observe when selected bird species first arrive at your study site, and to count the numbers until few or none of these birds are seen. Students select a common and easily identifiable bird species in their region and observe when the bird species first arrives. Students use binoculars or telescopes to scan a study site and count how many they see. They continue to observe every other day until few or none of the selected species can be seen.

Subject:
Ecology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
The GLOBE Program
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Globe Program
GLOBE Teacher's Guide NGSS Aligned Records
Author:
The GLOBE Program, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Date Added:
01/09/2007
Are Nanobacteria Alive: Sample Socratic Questions
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This example Socratic questioning page provides an outline for leading a classroom discussion regarding whether or not nanobacteria exist. Sample questions, resources for background information, and tips and assessment information are provided.

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Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Teaching With Data
Author:
Monica Bruckner
Date Added:
08/28/2012
Are Viruses Alive: Sample Socratic Questions
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This example Socratic questioning page provides an outline for leading a classroom discussion regarding whether or not viruses are alive. Sample questions, resources for background information, and tips and assessment information are provided.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Teaching With Data
Author:
George Rice
Monica Bruckner
Date Added:
08/28/2012
Asking Effective Questions
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This 8-page monograph offers strategies for effective questioning that engages students and that deepens their conceptual understanding in mathematics. It suggests questions and prompts that help students progress through various stages of the problem solving process and that help teachers assess the thinking of students. The article describes the purposes of questions at different stages of a lesson and describes situations when it is appropriate to convey information to students. A list of references is included.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Date Added:
07/05/2011
Asking Questions, All the Time
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The ability to ask and answer questions while reading is essential to comprehension. This article discusses instructional strategies used to teach questioning and provides many online resources. The article appears in the free, online magazine Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle, which explores the seven essential principles of the climate sciences for teachers in k-grade 5 classrooms.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Ohio State University
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
National Science Foundation
Date Added:
05/30/2012
Assess and Plan with Exit Tickets
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In this 2-minute video, teacher Andrew Crandall demonstrates and discusses a strategy for quick, informal assessment at the end of class for the purpose of planning future lessons. While the example shown involves patterns and multiplication, the practice can be applied to any content. The page provides questions for teacher discussion and a transcript of the video (doc).

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Assessment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Date Added:
11/05/2013
Assessment
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This module outlines a variety of techniques for assessing student learning. It includes strategies for integrating assessment into different learning settings and at different points in the learning process.

Subject:
Education
Geoscience
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Bill Slattery
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Attend To Precision: Circumference and Diameter
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This professional development video clip of students engaged in Common Core Practice Standard #6—attend to precision. The video clip shows two important instances of the idea of precision; that precision is important in their measurements of the circumference and diameter and in their use of vocabulary in context as they discover the relationship between circumference, diameter, circles, and pi. Additional resources include a video transcript, teaching tips, and a link to a professional development reflection activity based upon the video.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Geometry
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
WGHB Boston
Date Added:
11/05/2013
Attend To Precision: Fraction Strips
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This 5-minute professional development video clip shows students engaged in the Common Core Practice Standard #6, as students explore fractions through fraction strips and a game. The learners attend to precision in terms of accurately adding fractions to one exact whole, communicating their ideas clearly, and recording results. Additional resources include a video transcript, teaching tips, and a link to a professional development reflection activity based upon the video.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Mathematics
Chemistry
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
WGHB Boston
Date Added:
11/05/2013
Averages
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Khan Academy video tutorial with practice exercises. Introduction to averages and algebra problems involving averages.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Algebra
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
Sal Kahn
Date Added:
04/19/2011
BYOA: Bring Your Own Advocate!
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This professional development article describes approaches to using social media in harnessing the power of Web 2.0 technologies to reinforce the connection between multimedia literacy and powerful content-area learning in grades K-5. The emphasis is on collaboration with the school librarian. The article appears in the free online magazine Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle, which is structured around the seven essential principles of the climate sciences.

Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Ohio State University
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
Author:
Marcia Mardis
Date Added:
05/30/2012
BYOA: Bring Your Own Advocate!
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This professional development article describes approaches to using social media in harnessing the power of Web 2.0 technologies to reinforce the connection between multimedia literacy and powerful content-area learning in grades K-5. The emphasis is on collaboration with the school librarian. The article appears in the free online magazine Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle, which is structured around the seven essential principles of the climate sciences.

Subject:
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
Author:
Marcia Mardis
National Science Foundation
Date Added:
12/17/2011
Bansho (Board Writing)
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This 8-page monograph explains bansho, a research-informed instructional strategy for mathematical communication and collective problem-solving. Following a brief overview, the article outlines how bansho can be used to plan and implement an effective three-part problem-solving lesson. Bansho can be incorporated into collaborative planning sessions, in which teachers work with partners or in groups within communities of practice to learn about mathematics for teaching. The author provides a sample grade 2 lesson on the development of multiplication concepts and a list of references.

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Life Science
Mathematics
Chemistry
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Date Added:
02/05/2011
Basic Microscopy- An Important Skill for Plant Pathologists
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This resource provides basic information and instructions on how to set up, use, and care for microscopes. Instructors notes and discussion questions are also included.

Subject:
Technology
Education
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Internet Scout Project
Author:
Melissa B. Riley (Clemson University;)
Riley, Melissa B.
Date Added:
01/30/2003
Basic Monte Carlo Simulation for Beginning Econometrics
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Beginning econometrics students often have an uneven preparation in statistics. The simulation gives students a clearer understanding of the behavior of OLS estimators.

Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Simulation
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Teaching and Learning Economics (SERC)
Author:
Betty J. Blecha
Date Added:
08/28/2012
Bean Beetles A Model Organism for Undergraduate Laboratories
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Each classroom-tested experiment (in the Laboratory Activities part of the website), has a student handout, instructor notes, and sample data. All these materials may be viewed on the website and are downloadable (MS word and pdf formats). Additional downloadable materials include graphs of sample data (PowerPoint slides), and images for identifying the sexes and recognizing eggs on a bean (PowerPoint slides).

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture Notes
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Christopher W. Beck (Emory University;)
Lawrence S. Blumer (Morehouse College;)
Date Added:
05/31/2005
Beth's Bookshelf
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This blog is dedicated to sharing ideas for integrating children's literature with elementary mathematics. Entries include descriptions and commentary on specific books as well as teaching tips for using them. The author includes external links to lesson plans and to authors' home pages. Readers can browse for books by math topic and leave comments to share their own teaching tips.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Elizabeth M. Skipper
Date Added:
03/05/2011
Beyond Fingers: Place Value & the Numbers 11-19
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In this 8-minute video kindergarten teacher Karen Lassiter models a lesson designed to help children understand place value with the numbers 11-19. She explains her use of a 10-frame in developing understanding of counting on, addition, and notation. The resource includes reflection questions for viewers, a transcript of the video (doc), and a lesson plan (pdf).

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Life Science
Mathematics
Chemistry
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Date Added:
11/05/2013
The Biosphere/Climate Connection
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This article continues an examination of each of the seven essential principles of the climate sciences on which the online magazine Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle is structured. Principle 3 states that life on Earth depends on, is shaped by, and affects climate. The climate dictates where and how species can survive. The author discusses the scientific concepts underlying the life forms' dependence on the climate and expands the discussion with diagrams, photos, and online resources.

Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Ohio State University
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
Author:
Kimberly Lightle
Date Added:
05/30/2012
Bird Beak Accuracy Assessment
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The purpose of this resource is to quantitatively evaluate the accuracy of a classification system. Students sort birds into three possible classes based on each bird's beak: carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores. Students compare their answers with a given set of validation data.

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
NASA
The GLOBE Program
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Globe Program
GLOBE Teacher's Guide
Author:
The GLOBE Program, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Date Added:
02/16/2011