NSDL Math Common Core

The NSDL Math Common Core collection provides quick and easy access to high-quality math resources that have been related to one or more standard statements within the Math Common Core. These resources are selected from the larger NSDL collection and other trusted providers, and organized by grade level and domain area.

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Measuring 1 Worksheet
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This ready-to-print worksheet gives students practice measuring to half and quarter inches ...

This ready-to-print worksheet gives students practice measuring to half and quarter inches with a ruler. The ten problems posed give students a length to measure and a line to plot the measurement. There is also an example for students to get started.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
NSDL Math Common Core
Author:
Melvin Robinson
Geometry Word Problems - Level 1
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This site presents students with five word problems in which students apply ...

This site presents students with five word problems in which students apply their knowledge of calculating perimeter and area. Students type in and check their answers, or if they are stumped, they can get the answer by pressing "Show Answer."

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
NSDL Math Common Core
Transmographer 2
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Build your own polygon and transform it in the Cartesian coordinate system. ...

Build your own polygon and transform it in the Cartesian coordinate system. Experiment with reflections across any line, rotations about any point, and translations in any direction. Parameters: Shape, x or y translation, x or y reflection, angle of rotation

Subject:
Computing and Information
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Shodor
Provider Set:
NSDL Math Common Core
CSERD: Computational Science Education Reference Desk
3D Transmographer
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Build your own polygon and transform it in the Cartesian coordinate system. ...

Build your own polygon and transform it in the Cartesian coordinate system. Experiment with reflections across any line, revolving around any line (which yields a 3-D image), rotations about any point, and translations in any direction.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Game
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Student Guide
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Shodor
Provider Set:
NSDL Math Common Core
CSERD: Computational Science Education Reference Desk
Do You Always Get 6 Hours of Recording on a 6-Hour Tape?
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This activity challenges students to use proportions to estimate how many 30-minute ...

This activity challenges students to use proportions to estimate how many 30-minute television shows can be recorded on a VCR tape using the SP (standard play) and the EP (extended play) modes. The activity begins with the observation that fractions, ratios, and proportions are used in comparison shopping, making scale models, and describing population densities. The Hint suggests that students begin by calculating how many half-hour shows could be recorded on the SP setting. Related questions ask students to use data tables to estimate the viewing preferences of different demographic groups. Answers to all questions are provided, as are links to additional resources.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
NSDL Math Common Core
Adding Fractions
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In this web-based tutorial, students learn procedures for adding fractions with like ...

In this web-based tutorial, students learn procedures for adding fractions with like and unlike denominators. The tutorial includes visual representations of the problems using pizzas, animations of the algorithm, and links to related lessons, worksheets, and practice problems.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Student Guide
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
NSDL Math Common Core
Author:
Math is Fun Website
Adjustable Spinner
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This activity allows the user to explore experimental and theoretical probabilities by ...

This activity allows the user to explore experimental and theoretical probabilities by adding and removing sections of a circle. This is an interactive Java-based activity with suggested lessons and exploration questions.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Student Guide
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Shodor
Provider Set:
NSDL Math Common Core
CSERD: Computational Science Education Reference Desk
Advanced Fire
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Run a simulation of how a fire spreads through a stand of ...

Run a simulation of how a fire spreads through a stand of trees, learning about probability and chaos. Track the results of multiple burns and use the data to draw conclusions.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Mathematics
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Shodor
Provider Set:
NSDL Math Common Core
CSERD: Computational Science Education Reference Desk
Advanced Monty Hall
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Choose one of N doors to experimentally determine the odds of winning ...

Choose one of N doors to experimentally determine the odds of winning the grand prize behind one of the doors, as in the TV program "Let's Make a Deal." Parameters: Number of doors, number of trials, staying or switching between the two remaining doors.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Student Guide
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Shodor
Provider Set:
NSDL Math Common Core
CSERD: Computational Science Education Reference Desk
Algebra Balance Scales
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This online manipulative features a virtual balance scale. It offers students an ...

This online manipulative features a virtual balance scale. It offers students an experimental way to learn about solving linear equations involving negative or positive numbers. The applet presents an equation for the student to illustrate by balancing the scale using blue blocks for positive units and variables and red balloons for negative units and variables. The student then works with the arithmetic operations to solve the equation. A record of the steps taken by the student is shown on the screen and on the scale. The applet reinforces the idea that what is done to one side of an equation must be done to the other side to maintain balance. Instructions for using the applet, background information about solving equations, and teaching suggestions are included.

Subject:
Mathematics
Algebra
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
NSDL Math Common Core
Algebra Four
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Students play a generalized version of connect four, gaining the chance to ...

Students play a generalized version of connect four, gaining the chance to place a piece on the board by solving an algebraic equation. Parameters: Level of difficulty of equations to solve and type of problem. Algebra Four is one of the Interactivate assessment games.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Education
Mathematics
Algebra
Functions
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Game
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Student Guide
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Shodor
SMARTR
Provider Set:
NSDL Math Common Core
CSERD: Computational Science Education Reference Desk
SMARTR: Virtual Learning Experiences for Youth
Algebra Quiz
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Test your algebra skills by answering questions. This quiz asks you to ...

Test your algebra skills by answering questions. This quiz asks you to solve algebraic linear and quadratic equations of one variable. Choose difficulty level, question types, and time limit. Algebra Quiz is one of the Interactivate assessment quizzes.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Education
Mathematics
Algebra
Functions
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Interactive
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Student Guide
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
NSDL Staff
Shodor
SMARTR
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
NSDL Math Common Core
CSERD: Computational Science Education Reference Desk
SMARTR: Virtual Learning Experiences for Youth
Algorithm Discovery with Venn Diagrams
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Students discover algorithms as they sort shapes into Venn diagrams. Then students ...

Students discover algorithms as they sort shapes into Venn diagrams. Then students compare the efficiency of their algorithms using box plots.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Shodor
Provider Set:
NSDL Math Common Core
CSERD: Computational Science Education Reference Desk
Angles
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This activity allows the user to practice important angle vocabulary. This activity ...

This activity allows the user to practice important angle vocabulary. This activity would work well in mixed ability groups of two or three for about twenty to twenty-five minutes if you use the exploration questions and ten to fifteen minutes otherwise

Subject:
Computing and Information
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Shodor
Provider Set:
NSDL Math Common Core
CSERD: Computational Science Education Reference Desk
Angles
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This activity allows the user to practice important angle vocabulary. This activity ...

This activity allows the user to practice important angle vocabulary. This activity would work well in mixed ability groups of two or three for about twenty to twenty-five minutes if you use the exploration questions and ten to fifteen minutes otherwise. From the Shodor Education Foundation. This is an interactive Java-based activity with suggested lessons and exploration questions.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Student Guide
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Shodor
Provider Set:
NSDL Math Common Core
CSERD: Computational Science Education Reference Desk
Area (elementary)
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This lesson has students explore areas of rectangular and irregular shapes on ...

This lesson has students explore areas of rectangular and irregular shapes on a grid to help them understand the concept of area and the units in which area is measured.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Shodor
Provider Set:
NSDL Math Common Core
CSERD: Computational Science Education Reference Desk
Area Explorer
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Learn the relationship between perimeter and area. A shape will be automatically ...

Learn the relationship between perimeter and area. A shape will be automatically generated with the perimeter that you choose. Calculate the area of this shape. Area Explorer is one of the Interactivate assessment explorers.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Student Guide
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
NSDL Staff
Shodor
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
NSDL Math Common Core
CSERD: Computational Science Education Reference Desk
Area Explorations
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Helps students understand there are a variety of ways to solve problems. ...

Helps students understand there are a variety of ways to solve problems. This lesson also gives students practice in using various methods to find the areas of irregular shapes.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Shodor
Provider Set:
NSDL Math Common Core
CSERD: Computational Science Education Reference Desk