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May 2007

It's a Wild Ride - Learning that Works

It's a Wild Ride is an extended interdisciplinary project that studies roller coaster design in science, mathematics, and language arts classrooms. Students learn and apply laws of motion, linear equations, and technical reporting. As the eight week project unfolds they move from learning content-specific knowledge and skills to applying what they learn in a group design task. Ultimately students must convince the theme park to accept their group's design through persuasive presentations. Look at interactive activities under the heading "Internet Activties to Expand Roller Coaster Knowledge"

May 2006

InterMath / Dictionary / How to Use

The Interactive Mathematics Dictionary is a dictionary for middle school students.Description - Provides the term, definition and examples of the term. Related Terms - Provides related terms to term that was selected.Everyday Examples- Provides a model or picture of how or where the term is used in every day life. Interactive Checkpoints - Interactive problems related to the term.More Information - Provides links to explorations and historical information on related Internet sites. Challenge - Provides a link to the InterMath web site challenge that corresponds with the term.


Math resource of video clips devoted to mathematics learning! Students call in to the tv host with a math problem. Together the problem is solved step-by-step.

December 2005

The Broken Calculator

Use the broken calculator to solve your math problems in a creative way. Can you add 2+2 if the addition key is broken? Sure about (3*2)-2 . The answer is the same! Create some challenges for you, your friends, and teachers!

CountOn - The Rules of Sudoku

The rules of the game are simple: each of the nine blocks has to contain all the numbers 1-9 within its squares. Each number can only appear once in a row, column or box. Every puzzle has just one correct solution.

Absurd Math:Pre-Algebra from Another Dimension

Absurd Math is an interactive mathematical problem solving game series. The player proceeds on missions in a strange world where the ultimate power consists of mathematical skill and knowledge.

Middle School Madness: Problems of the Week Archive

Challenging math problems for you to solve. Email your answer to find out if you are right!

Enriching Mathematics

Activities to explore and engage with mathematical ideas. Provides challenging activities which provide students with opportunities to develop their mathematics.

A Creative Encounter of the Numerical Kind

After researching place value and numeration systems, students create a base-4 numeration system for a primitive alien tribe.

Searching for Solutions WebQuest

This web-based unit will introduce students to strategies and real-life practice activities for applying problem-solving skills. Students will investigate real problems through a variety of websites and group activities.

ClassZone - Math Thematics Book 3

Web site for Grade 8 math. Includes e-tutorials

Discovering the Value of Pi

The students will measure the diameter and circumference of many circles and will estimate their relationship. By doing so, they should discover the approximate value of pi. By discovering it on their own they should feel rewarded and gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental concept of pi.

Problem Solving with Pentominos

Pentominos are the names of shapes created by 5 squares connected together. The objective of the puzzle is to place all pentominos inside the square after marking 4 boxes to remain empty.

Math Through Culture:Culturally-Situated Design Tools

Many cultural designs are based on mathematical principles. This software will help students learn standards-based mathematics as they simulate the original artifacts, and develop their own creations.

NCTM : Illuminations Lessons

Interactive Math tools for grades for K-12. Accompanied by lesson plans and NCTM standards

November 2005

Up to One

Type the fraction which when added to the other two fractions brings the total to one whole. Paper and pencil may be needed. Click the refresh button to get a new problem.

Math Continuum

Video tutorials and interactive activities with audio. Strands include: Numbers and Operations, Patterns and Relations, Geometry, Statistics and Probabiity Activities - Adding and subtracting Fractions, Fractions and Equivalent Fractions, Fractions, Multiply & Divide, Percent., Equations, Pattern Puzzles, Area


This activity can be used to:recognize and explore the properties of tessellations, identify and examine symmetry in geometric figures,describe, and classify polygons, examine the role of mathematics in society and nature

October 2005

Distance Time Graph

This is an awesome resource for students learning about speed and distance time-graphs. Uses graphs synched with video of soccer/football players during a game.

WisWeb Math Applets Gr 7-12

Applets designed for middle school and beyond.

September 2005

Illuminations Selected Web Resources Gr 6-8

Quick click to high quality web resources standards-based for middle school math

Cynthia Lanius' Lessons: All About Ratios

The "All About Ratios" activities are designed to introduce ratios in a concept-building way. The activities can be done on computers with Internet access or printed.