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# Boom Construction

Student teams design their own booms (bridges) and engage in a friendly ... (more)

Student teams design their own booms (bridges) and engage in a friendly competition with other teams to test their designs. Each team strives to design a boom that is light, can hold a certain amount of weight, and is affordable to build. Teams are also assessed on how close their design estimations are to the final weight and cost of their boom "construction." This activity teaches students how to simplify the math behind the risk and estimation process that takes place at every engineering firm prior to the bidding phase—when an engineering firm calculates how much money it will take to build the project and then "bids" against other competitors. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Engineering
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
AMPS GK-12 Program,
Janet Yowell
Stanislav Roslyakov
TeachEngineering.org

# Build-a-fraction

Build fractions from shapes and numbers to earn stars in this fractions ... (more)

Build fractions from shapes and numbers to earn stars in this fractions game or explore in the Fractions Lab. Challenge yourself on any level you like. Try to collect lots of stars! (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics
Physics
Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Simulations
Provider:
PheT
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Ariel Paul
Karina Hensberry
Kathy Perkins
Mike Dubson
PhET Interactive Simulations
Sam Reid
Trish Loeblein

# Buses, Vans and Cars ( Grade 4)

This is a sample PARCC assessment task based on CCSS grade 4 ... (more)

This is a sample PARCC assessment task based on CCSS grade 4 operations and algebraic thinking standards as well as the number operations in base ten standards. In this interactive single task students must solve a multi-step problem by finding combinations of vehicles each of which hold a different number of passengers to transport all the students from three classes on their field trip. Included are the alignments to the CCSS, a scoring rubric and background on the task itself. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Chemistry
Life Science
Education
Material Type:
Assessments
Instructional Material
Lecture Notes
Reference
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway

# Button, Button

In this math activity, learners read "The Button Box" by Margarette S. ... (more)

In this math activity, learners read "The Button Box" by Margarette S. Reid and then make their own button boxes filled with different buttons. Learners count and classify the buttons and record their discoveries in their own books titled, "My Button Box." Learners also guess the number of buttons a pair of students can hold. Learners examine and discuss the differences in making guesses and making estimates based on definitive information. Learners analyze a class line plot of data they collect. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Life Science
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
PBS
US Department of Education

# A Cage to Save a Whale

In this Cyberchase video segment, the CyberSquad must estimate the measurements of ... (more)

In this Cyberchase video segment, the CyberSquad must estimate the measurements of Spout the Whale in order to find a cage that will fit him.Ű_í_ ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
U.S. Department of Education
WNET

# Calculation Nation

This web site, which is part of the NCTM Illuminations project, allows ... (more)

This web site, which is part of the NCTM Illuminations project, allows students to challenge themselves or opponents from anywhere in the world by playing games that are organized around content from the upper elementary and middle grades math curriculum. The games allow students to learn about fractions, factors, multiples, symmetry, as well as practice important skills like basic multiplication and calculating area. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Chemistry
Life Science
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Games
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway

# Captain Cartography

In this geography activity, learners create reference maps or thematic maps of ... (more)

In this geography activity, learners create reference maps or thematic maps of an important part of their world, such as their home or neighborhood. They take measurements, develop a scale, and use map symbols, a legend, and a compass rose to create maps on chart paper. Each learner selects a title for their map and briefly presents to the group, explaining the map's functions and components. This activity is written as an assessment experience but it can be used as independent activity as well. This activity is featured on pp.19-21 (part of a lesson that begins on page 8) of the "National Geographic MAPS: Tools for Adventure" unit of study for grades 3-5. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Provider:
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Provider Set:
Children's Museum of Indianapolis

# A Circle

With this interactive Java Sketchpad applet students use spatial reasoning, visualization, estimating ... (more)

With this interactive Java Sketchpad applet students use spatial reasoning, visualization, estimating and measuring skills to explore the properties of circles. The center and a point on the circumference can be moved to provide numerous examples. Also included are tasks that focus the learner's manipulations. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Mathematics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Key Curriculum Press

# Circles and Pi

This unit of instruction intended for K-8 teachers explores the measures circumference ... (more)

This unit of instruction intended for K-8 teachers explores the measures circumference and area of a circle. Learners are given interactive tasks that develop the concept of pi and the rationales for and the applications of the formulas. The unit ends with a practical problem set. Video instruction, hints, and solutions for the exercises are available. Teacher notes are provided. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Mathematics
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway

# Class Clock

This applet provides demonstration clocks, both analog and 24-hour digital displays, for ... (more)

This applet provides demonstration clocks, both analog and 24-hour digital displays, for teachers to use with classes learning to tell time. The clocks can be set to current time or advanced/turned back by intervals of 1, 5, 10, 15, 30 and 60 minutes. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Physics
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Interactive
Simulations
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Mark Cogan

# Classroom Sneak Peek - Mathematical Practice #4

In this blog entry Michelle Flaming describes what the implementation of MP ... (more)

In this blog entry Michelle Flaming describes what the implementation of MP 4 looks like in the classroom. She lists student actions, teacher actions, and open-ended questions that teachers can ask students to elicit the kind of reasoning called for in MP 4. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Reference
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Michelle Flaming

# Communicating About Mathematics Using Games

This four-part E-Example from Principles and Standards for School Mathematics of the ... (more)

This four-part E-Example from Principles and Standards for School Mathematics of the NCTM standards highlights how mathematical games can foster mathematical communication as students explain and justify their moves to one another in a fraction game. In addition, a video is included that demonstrates students engaged in thinking about and applying their mathematical concepts and skills. The game "Playing Fraction Tracks" is cataloged separately. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Chemistry
Life Science
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Games
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway

# Comparing Fractions

After reviewing two algorithms for comparing fractions (equivalent fractions with common denominators; ... (more)

After reviewing two algorithms for comparing fractions (equivalent fractions with common denominators; cross multiplication), this interactive quiz gives students practice with 20 examples. Students choose the math symbol that will make each fraction pair a true equation or inequality. If incorrect, the correct answer is shown. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Computing and Information
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
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# Comparing Volumes

The purpose of this lab is to investigate volume (capacity). Using multiplicative ... (more)

The purpose of this lab is to investigate volume (capacity). Using multiplicative comparisons, students will try to predict how many times the amount of water of one container will fit in another container. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
Developmental Mathematics Collection

# Comparison Estimator

Compare two sets of objects, using estimation to determine which is greater. ... (more)

Compare two sets of objects, using estimation to determine which is greater. Estimate a number of objects, the length of a line, or the area of a shape. Parameter: error tolerance. Comparison Estimator is one of the Interactivate assessment explorers. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Computing and Information
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plans
Simulations
Student Guide
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
NSDL Staff
Shodor
SMARTR
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
NSDL Math Common Core
CSERD: Computational Science Education Reference Desk
SMARTR: Virtual Learning Experiences for Youth

# Comparison of Students' Percepts of Distance, Weight, Height, Area, and Temperature

Compares results of two studies, conducted in 1971 (N=2300) and 1977 (N=1300), ... (more)

Compares results of two studies, conducted in 1971 (N=2300) and 1977 (N=1300), investigating Illinois children's percepts of several quantitative measures. Includes findings of improved ability in estimating intervals and quantities and in identifying ratios in conventional and metric units of measures. Establishes some relationships with ability and age, gender, and home. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Physics
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Malcolm Swan
Orville E. Jones
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# Computational Mechanics of Materials, Fall 2003

16.225 is a graduate level course on Computational Mechanics of Materials. The ... (more)

16.225 is a graduate level course on Computational Mechanics of Materials. The primary focus of this course is on the teaching of state-of-the-art numerical methods for the analysis of the nonlinear continuum response of materials. The range of material behavior considered in this course will include: linear and finite deformation elasticity, inelasticity and dynamics. Numerical formulation and algorithms will include: Variational formulation and variational constitutive updates, finite element discretization, error estimation, constrained problems, time integration algorithms and convergence analysis. There will be a strong emphasis on the (parallel) computer implementation of algorithms in programming assignments. At the beginning of the course, the students will be given the source of a base code with all the elements of a finite element program which constitute overhead and do not contribute to the learning objectives of this course (assembly and equation-solving methods, etc.). Each assignment will consist of formulating and implementing on this basic platform, the increasingly complex algorithms resulting from the theory given in class, as well as in using the code to numerically solve specific problems. The application to real engineering applications and problems in engineering science will be stressed throughout. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:

# The Concepts Behind Operations

In this 7-minute video Dr. David C. Geary describes how to build ... (more)

In this 7-minute video Dr. David C. Geary describes how to build students' understanding of the concepts behind the operations with fractions. He identifies the reasoning behind several student misconceptions and urges teachers to use these misconceptions to build conceptual understanding. A transcript of the video is available in PDF format. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Engineering
Education
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
David C. Geary, Ph.D.
U.S. Department of Education

# Construct Arguments: Pumpkin Seeds

This professional development video clip shows students engaged in the Common Core ... (more)

This professional development video clip shows students engaged in the Common Core Practice Standard #3—Construct viable arguments for conclusions reached and critique the reasoning of others. In this lesson, learners work in groups to discuss and revise their estimates of how many seeds are in a small pumpkin. Additional resources include a video transcript, teaching tips, and a link to a professional development reflection activity based upon the video. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
WGHB Boston

# The Cost of a Great Looking Floor

In this lesson, students create and estimate the cost of a tile ... (more)

In this lesson, students create and estimate the cost of a tile floor design using geometric shapes, available as actual pattern blocks, paper cutouts, or an online simulation. All cost estimates are based on the purchase of full boxes of tiles so students have to weigh cost against design considerations. Cost estimates also include labor and taxes for a more realistic estimate of actual costs. Cutout pattern block sheets and activity sheets are included. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illuminations