December 2nd, 2022

High School Resource: Fraction Matcher by PhET

High School Resource Fraction Matcher by PhET This simulation will allow students to match shapes and numbers to earn stars in this fractions game. Students can challenge themselves on any level they’d like. Try to collect lots of stars! Using the simulation, students will: Find matching fractions using numbers and pictures Make the same fractions […]

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November 30th, 2022

Middle School Resource: Classroom Idea: Exploring Fractions with Pattern Blocks

Middle School Resource Classroom Idea: Exploring Fractions with Pattern Blocks Activity: Using pattern blocks, students can discover the relationship between multiplication and division of common fractions by noting that 1/3 x 1/2 is equivalent to 1/3 ÷ 2. Using the commutative property, 1/3 x 1/2 = 1/2 x 1/3 or 1/2 of 1/3. If a […]

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October 19th, 2022

Middle School Resource: Classroom Idea: Consuming Milk

Middle School Resource Classroom Idea: Consuming Milk In this activity, write an equation for the number of gallons of milk for any given number of students in the following situation: Two out of every three students who eat in the cafeteria drink a half-pint of white milk. If 450 students eat in the cafeteria, how […]

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October 17th, 2022

Elementary School Resource: Classroom Idea: Graphing Favorite Books

Elementary School Resource Classroom Idea: Graphing Favorite Books In this activity, let students bring their favorite books to class and show them to each other. Have them discuss ways in which the books are similar or different. Have them choose one category of difference and sort the books on those categories. The books can be […]

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October 14th, 2022

High School Resource: Super Bridge by PBS

High School Resource Super Bridge by PBS This activity includes instructions for an in-class project about building model bridges and recognizing all the factors that building them incorporates. Related NY State Academic Standards: MST1.I.SI2.1, MST1.I.ED.1.3, MST1.C.C.ED.1.3, and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, […]

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October 10th, 2022

Elementary School Resource: Harvest Halloween

Elementary School Resource Harvest Halloween In this activity, first-grade students are asked to work with a partner to solve a problem about buying pumpkins. The problem could be made easier or more difficult by changing the total amount of money the pumpkins cost, or by asking each pair or group of students to find as […]

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September 16th, 2022

High School Resource: Classroom Idea: Testing an Odometer

High School Resource Classroom Idea: Testing an Odometer In this activity: An odometer is a device that measures how far a bicycle (or a car) travels. Sometimes an odometer is not adjusted accurately and gives readings which are consistently too high or too low. Paul did an experiment to check his bicycle odometer. He cycled […]

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September 12th, 2022

Elementary School Resource: Classroom Idea: Counting Seashells

Elementary School Resource Classroom Idea: Counting Seashells In this activity, provide students with a variety of seashells to sort, classify, and count by shape, color, size, etc. in an activity center. Related NY State Academic Standards: PK.MD.2, PK.G.2, K.MD.3, and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, […]

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May 2nd, 2022

Elementary School Resource: A Passion for Fractions by Teaching Channel

Elementary School Resource A Passion for Fractions by Teaching Channel This lesson idea video focuses on multiplying a fraction by a fraction. Related NY State Academic Standards: 5.NF.4.b, Math.MP.2.1, Math.MP.3.1, and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher resources, multimedia, and more!

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March 11th, 2022

High School Resource: Collinear Points by Math Open Reference

High School Resource Collinear Points by Math Open Reference This page focuses on collinear points. Four draggable points are shown which the user can manipulate. Moving one point changes the location of the others so that they remain on the same imaginary line. A button controls whether or not the actual line is shown. The […]

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