# A Simple Balance

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, Digit and the CyberSquad learn that equations are balanced when the same number is on each side. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Material Type: Lecture

Authors: U.S. Department of Education, WNET

# Mountain Weather

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In this interactive activity from NOVA Online you can move an air mass over a mountain and see how several distinct microclimates are created. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Diagram/Illustration, Interactive

# Body Matches

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In this video from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad searches for a kidnapper using their only clues: a footprint and a handprint. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Material Type: Lecture

Authors: U.S. Department of Education, WNET

# Balancing Equations with Multiple Terms

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, Digit and Inez must balance two number sentences to save the bunnies of Cyberspace. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Material Type: Lecture

Authors: U.S. Department of Education, WNET

# Triangles

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad finds that by arranging triangle tiles they are able to create a path that will allow them to cross a river of hot lava. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Material Type: Lecture

Authors: U.S. Department of Education, WNET

# What's in the Bag?

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What's in the Bag? invites primary students to play with vocabulary common to their environment.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive

# Winter Math Activities

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There are many possibilities for winter math data collection activities. Look for opportunities to have students create tally charts, clothespin graphs, Venn diagrams, bar and line graphs to organize data and analyze the results of the data collection. Build on students' natural fascination with penguins by including these math pattern activities. The Koch Snowflake is an example of an iterative drawing as each successive stage begins with the previous stage. The Koch snowflake begins with an equilateral triangle.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Terry Kawas

# Hundred Board Activities 1

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Students learn the patterns in the hundred board by assembling puzzles. Teachers are able to assess student use of patterns in rows and columns by observing the student at work. This task is easily differentiated to accommodate the varied levels in a first grade class by changing the number of pieces and the shape of the pieces. Puzzle bags should be sequentially lettered so that students progress through harder versions of the task. Finally, students are asked to create their own puzzles for classmates to solve.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Game

Author: Terry Kawas

# Investigating Dominoes

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Dominoes have become a staple in most primary classrooms. They build upon dice patterns and are often used to model decomposition of numbers, building student knowledge of addition facts. They are an excellent manipulative for primary students to use and these are some examples of how students might use dominoes in the math center. Try these domino games with students to improve math skills and number recognition. Encourage students to play these games at home with their families, using real dominoes or paper copies.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Terry Kawas

# 100th Day of School Activities

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Resources to mark the 100th day of school with math activities. Challenge students to generate 100 different ways to represent the number 100. Students will easily generate 99 + 1 and 50 + 50, but encourage them to think out of the box. Challenge them to include examples from all of the NCTM Standards strands: number sense, numerical operations, geometry, measurement, algebra, patterns, data analysis, probability, discrete math, Create a class list to record the best entries. Some teachers write 100 in big bubble numeral style and then record the entries inside the numerals.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Terry Kawas

# Reading a Thermometer

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad learns how to read a thermometer as they try to keep their chocolate sculpture from melting.

Material Type: Lecture

# Using Grouping to Count Quickly

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In this Cyberchase video segment, the CyberSquad helps the Fairy Tale people save their king by teaching them how to count quickly by grouping. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Material Type: Lecture

Authors: U.S. Department of Education, WNET

# Solving an Equation for a Missing Value

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The CyberSquad solves a number puzzle to help save Motherboard in this video segment from Cyberchase. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

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Authors: U.S. Department of Education, WNET

# Grubby's Wacky Worms

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Wicked and Digit must solve a fraction problem in order to free the CyberSquad in this video from Cyberchase. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Material Type: Lecture

Authors: U.S. Department of Education, WNET