MATH CURRICULUM

 

THIS YEAR'S MATH PROGRAM WILL COVER THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:

   Unit One: Number Theory

Cool Links

(1.3 , 1.4) NCTM Illuminations - Product Game - Explore factors and multiples.

http://illuminations.nctm.org/tools/tool_detail.aspx?id=29

(1.3 , 1.5, 1.6, 1.9) Great graphic game that requires SHOCKWAVE. Covers factors, divisibility and prime numbers all in one fun game.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/mathsfile/shockwave/games/gridgame.html

(1.6 , 1.9) Small Java applet game based on you vs. computer. Helps teach prime factors through a simple game.

(1.7 , 1.8) Teaches some awesome shortcuts for squaring numbers

http://mathforum.org/k12/mathtips/beatcalc.html

 

   Unit Two: Estimation & Computation

Cool Links

(2.4) 46 question test with some incredibly challenging problems. 5th grade level. Very much like the new standardized tests (Stanford-9 or FCAT)

http://www.stfx.ca/special/mathproblems/grade5.html

(2.2 , 2.3, 2.8) Math baseball for one player. Allows you to use problems that have pre-algebra skills (What's My Rule). It has basic multiplication and division. It also has addition and subtraction for remediation.


(2.2 , 2.3, 2.8) Math baseball for two players. Allows you to use problems that have pre-algebra skills (What's My Rule) Same as above.


(2.2 , 2.3, 2.8) Race Car Math for one player. A row is highlighted with a group of problems. The student chooses the problem with the highest answer. They advance their race car that many spaces. The computer will then choose and compete against the student.


(2.2, 2.3, 2.8) Tic Tac Toe with basic math facts.


(2.2 , 2.3, 2.8) Great timed drill site - Graphics are well done. Requires Shockwave.

http://www.learningplanet.com/act/mayhem/index.asp

(2.1) Hangman Rounding Game - round each number to the nearest thousand then add or subtract.

http://www.quia.com/hm/41141.html

(2.10) One False Move - Order numbers by their value.


(2.10) Children learn place value, order of numbers, and relate numbers to their written form.

http://www.dositey.com/addsub/Mystery10.htm

(2.10) Rounding skills are enforced through fun activities.

http://www.janbrett.com/piggybacks/rounding.htm#quiz

(2.10) Great game for learning place value through word forms of the numbers.

http://www.aaamath.com/plc31e-placevalue-w2n.html

(2.10) Same game as above but with 6 digit number. Place value to the hundred thousands.

http://www.aaamath.com/plc31-placevalue.html

(2.1, 2.10) Only game I have found that will use numbers in millions and allow the student to find place value rounded to any digit.

http://www.aplusmath.com/Flashcards/rounding.html

 

    Unit Three: Geometry Explorations

Cool Links

(3.10) NCTM Illuminations - 3D and 2D drawing tool allows kids to explore many facets of geometry.

http://illuminations.nctm.org/tools/isometric/isometric.asp

(3.8) Bathroom tile game that teaches reflection and symmetry. Requires SHOCKWAVE.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/mathsfile/shockwave/games/bathroom.html

(3.8) Tessellation site that will introduce kids to M.C. Escher and other artists that focused on reflections and symmetry.

http://library.thinkquest.org/16661/

(3.3, 3.7) Game that allows children to choose the term from a group of picture flashcards.

http://www.aplusmath.com/cgi-bin/games/geopicture

(3.8) Describes different tessellation possibilities with very good drawings

http://www.coolmath4kids.com/tesspag1.html

(3.3) NCTM Illuminations - Paper Pool - play pool and watch how 45 degree angles are created. Try to make shots using knowledge about the basic angles.

http://illuminations.nctm.org/tools/tool_detail.aspx?id=28

 

Unit Four: Division

Cool Links

(4.1, 4.4)Math baseball for one player. Allows to use problems that have pre-algebra skills (What's My Rule) It has basic multiplication and division. It also has addition and subtractions for remediation.


(4.1, 4.4) Math baseball for two players. Allows to use problems that have pre-algebra skills (What's My Rule) Same as above.


(4.1, 4.4) Race Car Math for one player. A row is highlighted with a group of problems. The student chooses the problem with the highest answer. They advance their race car that many spaces. The computer will then choose and compete against the student.


(4.4) Math Football - drills multiplication and division of decimals.

http://www.quia.com/jg/65724.html

 

Unit Five: Fractions, Decimals, & Percents

Cool Links

(5.5) Challenging use of percents - as a penguin waiter, figure out tax and tip.


(5.8) NCTM Illuminations - Fraction Pie game - for a higher level it includes decimals and percents.

http://illuminations.nctm.org/tools/tool_detail.aspx?id=11

(5.5, 5.6, 5.7) Rounding game for decimals and whole numbers - great graphics

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/mathsfile/shockwave/games/roundoff.html

(5.5, 5.6, 5.7) Decimal and whole number rounding game

http://www.quia.com/jg/66061.html

(5.3)Like the game Concentration but with equivalent fractions- match cards and difficulty increases.

http://www.learningplanet.com/sam/ff/index.asp

(5.1) SPLAT fraction bug game - avoid getting wrong fraction answers and keep your windshield clean.

http://fen.com/studentactivities/MathSplat/mathsplat.htm

(5.3) Match equivalent fractions in a bakery setting


(5.1) Adding and subtracting fractions through soccer


(5.5, 5.6, 5.7) Match decimals to percents and fractions

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/mathsfile/shockwave/games/saloonsnap.html

(5.1) Very challenging fraction word problem puzzle

http://www.dositey.com/math/mistery2.html

 

Unit Six: Using Data, Addition/Subtraction of Fractions

Cool Links

(6.10)Like the game Concentration but with equivalent fractions- match cards and difficulty increases.

http://www.learningplanet.com/sam/ff/index.asp

(6.10) Match equivalent fractions in a bakery setting


(6.8) Adding and subtracting fractions through soccer


 

Unit Seven: Exponents and Negative Numbers

Cool Links

(7.4, 7.5) Use 3 numbers to create an answer. A great way to show an understanding of order of operations.


(7.4, 7.5) Nice inverse operation game where the students show some order of operations understanding as well as some pre-algebra groundwork.


(7.6, 7.7, 7.8) Adding and subtracting of integers using a number line via a game.


(7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8) Computer supplies 4 numbers and through the order of operations and integers, you create the numbers 1-10 as answers. Very challenging!

http://www.theproblemsite.com/games/onetoten.asp

(7.4, 7.5) Help the tortoise build a pyramid. Using 3 numbers and various operations, find the answer. Great order of operations and pre-algebra game on the harder levels..


 

Unit Eight: Fractions and Ratios

Cool Links

(8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8) Multiplying and dividing fractions through soccer

http://illuminations.nctm.org/tools/tool_detail.aspx?id=6

(8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8) SPLAT fraction bug game - avoid getting wrong fraction answers and keep your windshield clean.

http://fen.com/studentactivities/MathSplat/mathsplat.htm

(8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8,8) NCTM Illuminations - Fraction Pie game - for a higher level it includes decimals and percents.

http://illuminations.nctm.org/tools/tool_detail.aspx?id=11

 

Unit Nine: Coordinates, Area, Volume, and Capacity

Cool Links

(9.8, 9.9) NCTM Illuminations - build a box of your dimensions and then watch it get created on screen.

http://illuminations.nctm.org/tools/tool_detail.aspx?id=6

(9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.5) NCTM Illuminations - 3D and 2D drawing tool allows kids to explore many facets of geometry.

http://illuminations.nctm.org/tools/isometric/isometric.asp

(9.4, 9.5, 9.6) Challenging self paced tutorial that covers area of various polygons. Practice problems are found as a separate unit at the end.

http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/toc_vol1.html

(9.4, 9.5, 9.6) Guess the perimeter and area of various quadrilaterals.


(9.1, 9.2, 9.3) Use coordinate plots to make your course in this intergalactic graphing game.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/mathsfile/shockwave/games/planethop.html

 

Unit Ten: Algebra Concepts and Skills

Cool Links

 

(10.1, 10.2) NCTM Illuminations- Pan balance with shapes. Very challenging.

http://illuminations.nctm.org/tools/tool_detail.aspx?id=33

(10.1, 10.2, 10.3) Prealgebra skills are needed to solve the mystery number. Very comparable to the lower grades Frames and Arrows routine.


(10.1, 10.2, 10.3) In order to deliver mail, the mailman must first use single variable equations to solve the door number.


 

Unit Eleven: Volume

Cool Links

(11.1, 11.2) NCTM Illuminations - 3D and 2D drawing tool allows kids to explore many facets of geometry.

http://illuminations.nctm.org/tools/isometric/isometric.asp

(11.7) Challenging self paced tutorial that covers area of various polygons. Practice problems are found as a separate unit at the end.

http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/toc_vol1.html

(11.7)Guess the perimeter and area of various quadrilaterals.


(11.4, 11.7) Geometry fact site that shows lots of facts on polyhedras.

 

Unit Twelve: Probability, Ratios, and Rates

Cool Links

(12.7) To enrich the lessons on cost comparison, branch over into science and make the kids do some nutritional comparisons. They might start to eat better!!

http://www.healthchecksystems.com/label.htm

(12.7) For a comparison lesson for graphing, this will make you sick! FAST FOOD comparison tables of nutritional information. Get ready to become sick when you see what you actually eat.

http://www.kenkuhl.com/fastfood/search.shtml

 

Other Favorite Math Links:

       Tessellation Town
  
      EM Games
           
Math Fact Cafe
          
 Aplus Math

 

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