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100 Free Web Tools for Elementary Teachers
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This article includes the URL and description of 100 free web tools that can be used by all teachers. The tools are categorized into search engines, math and science, games, templates and lesson plans, and more.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
John Costilla
Date Added:
10/17/2014
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.

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
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.

Subject:
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
10 Frame Fill
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This iOS app requires students to use a ten frame to fill in the remaining addend with contrasting chips and then count them to tell how many more to make ten. The app can be set to build sequentially or it can be set to give random values. Additionally, the app includes an option to show number sentences when the problem is complete.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Mathematics
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Randy Hengst
Date Added:
12/13/2012
10 Ways to Build Math Skills This Summer
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This short article suggests ten math activities which parents can incorporate into their children's summer routines to prevent loss of learning over the summer months. These suggestions can be used year round to help students develop number sense and positive connections to mathematics.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
GreatSchools Staff
Date Added:
11/05/2014
10monkeys Multiplication
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This free iOS app provides practice with multiplication facts in an arcade-like format. Students choose from among 10 levels (2 to 10 times tables and mixed times tables) and identify products of given factors in order to free trapped monkeys. Scoring rewards both accuracy and speed.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Date Added:
07/03/2013
The 1882 Transit of Venus: Observations from Wellington, South Africa
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The transit of Venus is a rare astronomical event that has been well documented throughout history. The most recent transit occurred in June of 2004, and the one before that took place more than 100 years earlier in 1882. This site from the South African Astronomical Observatory provides information and first-hand observations of the 1882 event from Wellington, South Africa. Just prior to the event, an observatory was erected at the Huguenot Seminary for girls, and some of the historical observations made from that site in 1882 are provided here for your perusal.

Subject:
Education
History, Law, Politics
Space Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Author:
Koorts, W.P.
Date Added:
01/31/2008
1.MD Weather Graph Data
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Materials * Completed monthly weather recording sheet * Crayons * Sentence strips with frames (see below) * Student worksheet Actions Every day for a m...

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
11/05/2013
1 and prime numbers - Numberphile
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In this 5.5 minute video Dr James Grime (Cambridge University, UK) explains why mathematicians don't classify the number 1 as a prime. He includes historical background and an explanation of the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Mathematics
Chemistry
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Brady Haran
James Grime
Date Added:
02/03/2012
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.

Subject:
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
1st Grade Geometry
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This page hosts a collection of geometric tasks in pdf format that are aligned to the CCSS standards 1.G1 through 1.G3. It also has links to supplementary literature and learning materials.

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Mathematics
Geometry
Geoscience
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Date Added:
11/05/2013
1st Grade Measurement and Data
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This page provides examples of 1st Grade Measurement and Data activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards. A CCSS standard is stated and the possible activities are listed below and linked. All activities are suitable for use in Math Centers, small group, or whole class settings and are designed to elicit a range of responses and provide opportunities for students to communicate their reasoning and mathematical thinking. Instructions for each task are typed in large print and written in child-friendly language to enable students to work on activities independently after a brief introduction to the task. All files for 1st Grade Measurement and Data Activities listed are in PDF format.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Nicola Godwin
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.

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
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.

Subject:
Engineering
Technology
Education
Mathematics
Algebra
Geometry
Material Type:
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
2, 4, 6, 8
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This problem with multiple solutions offers an opportunity for students to practice simple addition and subtraction, work with number sentences (equations), and develop systematic work habits. Given cards containing the addition, subtraction and equal signs along with the digits 2, 4, 6, and 8. solvers are challenged to find as many ways as possible to arrange some or all seven cards to create true statements. The Teachers' Notes page offers suggestions for implementation, discussion questions, ideas for extension and support, printable cards (pdf) and a link to an interactive Flash applet.

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Life Science
Mathematics
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Date Added:
06/05/2000
24-Game
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This Java applet game promotes mental math and strategic thinking skills using a card from Suntex's 24 Game. The player is presented with four numbers (1-9) on a card. The goal is to manipulate each of the four numbers only once so that the end result is 24. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and/or parentheses maybe used and the player must be able to enter the expression using the online calculator.

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Life Science
Mathematics
Algebra
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Interactive
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Michiel Doorman
Date Added:
01/07/2012
The 24 Game
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This number challenge is an opportunity to reinforce mental arithmetic and order of operations while developing systematic work habits. Students are asked to use the numbers 4, 6, 6, and 8 (exactly once each) and the four basic operations to find as many ways as they can to represent the number 24. There are over 60 different ways! The Teachers' Notes page includes suggestions for implementation, discussion questions, ideas for support, and a link to a related article, Opening Out. (cataloged separately).

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Mathematics
Algebra
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Date Added:
04/05/1999
28 and It's Upward and Onward
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In this open-ended investigation, students use visualizing skill and work systematically to explore surface area. Learners use linking cubes to build three-dimensional objects with exactly 28 faces exposed. Ideas for implementation, extension and support are included.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Geometry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Date Added:
12/05/2009
29 and Leap Years - Numberphile
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In this 7-minute video astronomer Dr Meghan Gray explains the relationship of the Earth's rotation and its revolution around the Sun, resulting in the need to add an extra day to our calendar every four years. She describes additional adjustments required to keep our calendar aligned with the Earth's movements. Dr Gray explains the Julian date and its usefulness.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Brady Haran
Dr Meghan Gray
Date Added:
02/29/2012
2-D Collision of Pucks -- Center of Mass Velocity
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This lab uses Tracker video analysis software to measure and analyze the center of mass of a system of two pucks during a two-dimensional collision. Students measure the initial and final velocity vector for each puck and calculate the center-of-mass velocity of the system before and after the collision and show that it is constant. Tracker can automatically calculate and mark the center of mass in each frame, so it is easy to see that the center of mass velocity is constant and calculate its value from graphs of center-of-mass variables. The zip file contains the lab handout, a video showing a 2-D collision of pucks, and the Tracker file. The video copyright is Flashmedia. To open the Tracker file, download and run Tracker from http://www.cabrillo.edu/~dbrown/tracker/. Tracker is free. The videos can be used with other video analysis software; however, the handout has screen captures from Tracker and instructions specifically written for Tracker.

Subject:
Technology
Education
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Aaron Titus
Date Added:
01/09/2011