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AIMS
Puzzle Corner –
Grades 48  AIMS
Education Foundation  Puzzles are highly motivational tools that capture
the imaginations of students. To infiltrate the classroom with a vibrant brand
of problem solving, this site offers a tantalizing educational baitandhook
in the form of a new puzzle each month. Clearly illustrates puzzles and solutions.
Brain
Teasers
The
Changemaker Game  Grades 15 
This interactive game challenges students to come up with the correct change
from purchases in two categories: amounts less than $1 or amounts less than
$100. The game provides feedback and reinforcement to encourage the hesitant.
Classroom
Compass  Southwest Consortium for the Improvement of Mathematics
and Science Teaching Grades
58. This site
is an online version of Classroom Compass, a quarterly publication. Instructional
activities are linked to TIMSS and include excerpts from the National Science
Education Standards and the Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School
Mathematics. A good site for teachers looking for interactive science or math
ideas to illustrate abstract concepts. A great source for daily problem solving
questions.
Developing
Geometry Concepts  Grades 24  NCTM's Illuminations
collection offers this simple game  get the turtle home to his pond  for
elementary students. You'll need to try it yourself first, because the directions
are minimal. Once students understand the navigation, they can experiment
with lots of different solutions.
Egyptian
Mathematics  This British site introduces students to the ancient
Egyptians' surprisingly simple yet sophisticated mathematics system. It's
a colorful, wellillustrated introduction to another system of counting
and numerical notation. Useful resource for students who are ready for an
"out of the box" look at numerical concepts.
Figure
This!  Grades 412  This new but
promising site from NCTM offers guidance and "math anxiety" advice
for students and parents. The site includes sample problems which students
can try, along with convenient explanations showing teachers and parents
how the problems apply to reallife situations. This one's worth a look.
First
Grade Backpack  Arithmetic  Grade 12
 Here's a selection of simple math sites compiled expressly for primary students.
They provide quick access to a group of games, puzzles, and other math resources
for first or second grade. Some can be used by students directly; others may
require some help from the teacher. This site also contains geography and
reading sections.
A
Fractals Unit for Elementary and Middle School Students  Grades
48  Cynthia Lanius, Rice University Math Teacher  This site
contains lesson plans centered around Internet researching. It can
be used for crosscurricular work in Math, Art, Writing, and History. Fractals
use Arithmetic and Geometry also. There are print versions of lesson plans
available for classroom use. Very colorful and well designed. User friendly
and has seven different awards for math and academic excellence.
K4
Math Resources includes sites that follow the California Math Framework
for Grades K4. The site contains
a list of grade appropriate math links. Included are sites with activities
and lesson plans.
Kids
Consumer Corner  Grade 36 
Social studies/math  Teach basic consumer skills of saving and buying wisely
by having students investigate this studentmade site, then have students
test themselves with the crossword included in the site. A good springboard
for a miniunit on economics where you create your own businesses. Thinkquest
junior winner: third place winner, interdisciplinary, 1998.
Kids
Web  Math from Syracuse University  Grades
412 offers a wide range of sites involving General Math, Chaos
Theory, Geometry, and Puzzles. Great resource for a math Webbased scavenger
hunt.
Life
by the Numbers  Grades 612
 This web site, from the PBS series of the same name, includes extensive
program synopses, as well as lesson plans for each program segment. Many lesson
plans include worksheets in Adobe Acrobat format that you can download and
print. (You'll need the Adobe Acrobat plugin for the worksheets. It's available
on the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.)
Math
Appetizers and Lessons for Math and Reason  Grades
612 include problems, curriculum guides, and links on various
algebraic topics. The information is listed in chapter format from the author's
book; text heavy.
Math
Celebration Fair  Grades 58 
TeachersFirst's own game fest! Students create math games, then develop
an "advertising campaign" to promote their creation. Combines math
and language arts skills in an endofterm celebration!
Mathemagic
Activities – Grades 48  Cyberspace
Middle School  The Mathemagic tricks described here are all based on simple
mathematics and not on magic; though to those who do not understand the mathematics
they may seem magical. Since these tricks are based on mathematics, they are
relatively easy to do and pretty close to foolproof. They do require that
you practice them a few times before you perform them.
MathMagic
on the Web!  K12 
Alan A. Hodson of El Paso Texas  This site  part of Swarthmore's extensive
math resources  provides strong motivation for students to use computer technology
while increasing problemsolving strategies and communications skills. MathMagic
posts challenges in each of four categories (k3, 46, 79 and 1012) to trigger
each registered team to pair up with another team and engage in a problemsolving
dialog. When an agreement has been reached, one solution is posted for every
pair. You need to use the Internet with this site. This site is easy to use
and looks like it has many different resources.
Mathmania
 Schoolnet (Canada)  Grades 68
 Though temporarily under construction as they update the site, they
expect to be up and running soon. The site is usable to some degree now. It
helps young mathematicians explore and research math topics. It also strengthens
math skills. It includes lesson plans and activities to help review basic
concepts and skills, glossary, and tutorials.
 Mathematics
on the Internet from Cal State Hayward  Grades
612 lists
a huge number of mathrelated Internet sites. Some sites with a new twist,
ranging from knot problems and geometry sites to unsolved mathematics problems.
A great resource for unusual math problems and class discussions!

 Math
and Science Gateway  from the Cornell Theory Center 
Grades 412 includes links on
a range of topics, from "General Math " to "Geometry"
and "Fractals." Subjects suitable to elementary grades can be found
under "General Topics." Topics include sites with activities, ezines,
and other background information.
 MegaMath
from the Los Alamos National Laboratory is intended for use by both students
and teachers grades 612. Topics
range from graphing games to knot theory. Preparation materials are included,
as well as online activities for students. The emphasis here is on making
math fun.
 Montessori
Math Album  Grades PreK3.
This site offers activities and instructions on "Numeration" using
rods and "Golden Beads." Some of the menu items are password protected.
Very useful for Montessori teachers and parents who require instruction
in Montessori methods.
 Online
Math Applications  Grade 38 
Math/Interdisciplinary  Find math applications in music, history, travel,
science, and investing with this outstanding studentmade site. Participants
can complete online activities and quizzes with immediate feedback. This site
really puts math in the real world. Thinkquest Junior Winner: first place,
math/science, 1998.
 Orbifold
Pinball  Grades 612
is a game in which you roll a ball on a curved playing field. The game board
is like ordinary pinball in that it features `bumpers' off which the ball
can bounce. Click on "About Orbifold Pinball" to learn the math
behind this game.

 PBS
Mathline  Grades 412  This web
site is a companion to the PBS Mathline project, but many of its resources
work just fine on their own. There is a regular series of problems based on
"real life" themes, showing both how math problems are formulated,
and how the answers can help in the real world. Graphically attractive, with
content that either students or teachers could use.

 PlaneMath
is a site about math and aeronautics  Grades
46. Click on " PlaneMath Activities" to find both
handson and computer activities requiring the Shockwave
plugin. Each lesson contains detailed outcomes and instructions for teachers.

 Student
Activities from Swarthmore's Math Forum  Collections of problems
and activities from Swarthmore's extensive mathematics collections. Go to
the activities section for a complete overview, or select specific problems
of the week below.
 Elementary
Problem of the Week
 21^{st}
Century Problem Solving  K12  National
Council of Teachers of Mathematics & Suremath Publishing Inc.  Teachers
will gain the advantage of a logical, consistent approach to problem solving
that applies across the curriculum and at all grade levels. The problem solving
methods shown in these pages rely on meaningful use of mathematics that actively
engage the student, individually or in groups, directly in the problem solving
process. This produces not only reliable problem solving skills but also a
genuine appreciation of mathematics. This site helps students discover problem
solving – using a step by step process  as an enriching experience.
The math problems are separated by type of math, and what equipment you may
need (such as a graphing calculator).
 Untangling
the Mathematics of Knots – Grades 48
– Megamathematics  This site provides a variety of activities for
exploring knots made from pieces of rope. Students can make and verify observations
about knots, classify them, combine them, and find ways to determine if two
knots are alike. The activities outlined here can be combined to form a single
lesson about mathematical knots, or a larger investigative unit that extends
over a longer period of time. The sequence in which the activities are listed
is roughly in order of increasing difficulty and challenge. The site contains
a vocabulary section, an activities section, and an evaluation section.
Worksheet
Generator  Math Teachers  Here's
a first: a Javabased web page which automatically generates a math worksheet
based on the criteria selected by the teacher. Print it out, and you've got
a ready problem set for your students. Users can select a variety of operational
and numerical conditions to match grade level and content Seems best suited
for computation exercises with algebra students, but it probably has other
uses as well.

Tales
from the Electronic Frontier  K12  This teachers' resource
is a collection of experiences and examples dealing with the teaching of
math. The tales focus on projects which make math meaningful in specific
situations, and the site provides additional links to problem sets and other
resources. Good reading for math teachers at any level.
 Word
Problems For Kids  Grade 5 to 12  St.
Francis Xavier University & Canada’s School Net This Web Site contains
word problems for students and teachers. The problems are classified into
grade levels from Grade 5 to Grade 12. This is not a test, but a set of carefully
selected problems which can help you improve your problem solving skills.
It works if you try to carefully think about how you would solve each problem,
and once you have found the solution, you make sure that you understand all
parts of the solution. You can try any problem you like and if the problem
is a little difficult you can get helpful hints by following the hints link.
Complete solutions are available to teachers with email addresses upon request.
The problems are separated by grade.
Online Games by Pimpernel
Web Yachtzee by Michael Jones
Master Web by Brian Casey
Web Battleship by Steve Belczyk
Spiral Generator by David E. Joyce
Strawberry Macaw's Puzzle Page by Mike Naylor
Draw a Trochoid and Hear the Mandelbrot Set at Implicate Beauty
Number Puzzles by Ken Egan
Jewels in the Sand by Stanley Anderson
Learn2 Play Go at Learn2.com
Fermat's Last Theorem Poetry by Jeremy Teitelbaum
Go Directly to JAIL! by Andrew Pinzler
Let's Make a Deal by Francois Bergeron, David Little and Mike Mastropietro
Factor Grid Game by Hugh Chou
Ellipse Game by John Banks
Brain Teasers at Houghton Mifflin Education Place Mathematics Center
Math Challenge at Moanalua Intermediate School
Mathematics for Fun at thinks.com
Knot a Braid of Links at CAMEL Canadian Mathematical Community
Clever Games for Clever People by Nancy Casey
Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles by Alexander Bogomolny
Exercise Your Brain by Guy le Kindler
Mr. J's Real Math Home Page by Jack Julian
Mathematical Games, Toys and Puzzles by Jeff Erikson
Unsolved Mathematical Problems by Steven Finch
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