Resources for Teachers

Mathematics

 

Grade 6: Statistics, Data Analysis, and Probability

 

Key concepts:

a.       mean, median, and mode

b.      analyzing data

c.       organizing data

d.      expressing probability

e.       ratio, proportion, decimal expression of probability

 Resources:

1.      http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/lessons/sm1.html Presents mean, median and mode with practice exercises.

2.      http://169.204.208.10/9798math/Algebra1/AlgL0106.htm Active presentation of median, mean, mode, and other statistical measures with pizza data.

3.      http://mathnotes.com/Prealg/Pre5interact/prealg5_7.html Practice exercises on statistical measures.

4.      http://www.fmi.uni-sofia.bg/vesta/Virtual_Labs/freq/freq4.html More sophisticated presentation of statistical measures, but contains an interactional Applet exercise.

5.      http://www.apexcorp.com/~jawinter/DescriptiveStatistics/index.html This site will produce graphs for data sets and allow for experimenting with variations.

6.      http://www2.spsu.edu/math/deng/m2260/java.htm A wide variety of Applets on statistics that will provide extensive practice in most concepts.

7.      http://exploringdata.cqu.edu.au/intro.htm A comprehensive site on statistics and probability with a readable text and some interactive practice on various graph formats.

8.      http://forum.swarthmore.edu/workshops/usi/dataproject/usi.midlessons.html Very basic statistics with interactive activities – good for basic remediation.

9.      http://lib.stat.cmu.edu/DASL/ Sophisticated, extensive source for data analysis in a wide variety of fields. Graphs and concepts from a selection of academic fields.

10.  http://it.stlawu.edu/~rlock/maa51/java.html This site provides links to many others with good resources in statistics.

11.   http://www.bbns.org/us/math/ap_stats/test_folder/ Provides test questions for statistics courses from a variety of sources.

12.  http://www.census.gov/dmd/www/advoverview.htm Wide variety of data materials from the Census bureau. Click into “Census in Schools” for great resources.

13.  http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/activity/webdice.html Students roll dice on the net for statistical analysis and probability.

14.  http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/hill/dstat/dstat.html Simple, organized text of basic statistics terms with some practice.

15.  http://archives.math.utk.edu/topics/statistics.html Extensive list of links to sites that deal with statistics and probability for educators.

16.  http://www.colby.edu/web_class/tables/index.html Provides step by step instructions for the development of tables for the display of data.

 

Grade 7: Number Sense

 

Key Concepts:

a.       scientific notation

b.      rational numbers

c.       powers

d.      fractions, decimals and percents

e.       discount

f.        negative exponents

g.       absolute value

 

Resources:

17.  http://169.204.208.10/9798math/Algebra1/AlgL1104.htm Simple explanation and practice with feedback on scientific notation and exponents.

18.  http://edie.cprost.sfu.ca/~rhlogan/sci_not.html Detailed explanation of scientific notation with examples.

19.  http://science.widener.edu/svb/tutorial/scinot.html This site provides practice in scientific notation for students.

20.  http://www.waste.org/four.html This site focuses on the explanations of all number types from the perspective of the number “four”.

21.  http://www.huntcol.edu/math/eggleton/Math%20Content/Rational.html Rational numbers taught and practiced simply.

22.http://www.utm.edu/research/primes/index.html Good introduction to prime numbers.

23.http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/interMath/MainInterMath/Dictionary/Exponents/exponent.h   tml Detailed explanations and practice in all elements of number sense.

24. http://coat.boisestate.edu/ts139/fractions_review.htm Practice and simple explanations of fractions, decimals and percents.

25. http://www.net1plus.com/users/devenslc/fdp.html Wide variety of activities on  fractions, decimals and percents.

26. http://bartender.sped.ukans.edu/~trackstar/tracks/s00546.html Lesson on equivalents of fractions, decimals and percents.

27. http://www.ups.edu/community/tofu/lev2/mathconcepts/fracdecperc/newday.htm Uses pie charts to teach fraction and percent equivalents.

28. http://www.proteacher.com/100014.shtml Review of basic fractions with many activities in all areas.

29. http://www.lavamind.com/edu.html Business-focused, fun simulations based on data analysis.

30. http://www.mathleague.com/help/posandneg/posandneg.htm Basic, simple review of positive and negative numbers and absolute value.

31. http://www.burleyms.demon.co.uk/numeracy/bugrace3n.html Simple, two-player game for positive and negative numbers.

 

 

Grade 7: Algebra and Functions

 

Key concepts:

a.    write an equation or inequality

b.   order of operations

c.   graphs

d.      exponents

e.       monomials and roots

f.        linear function graph

g.       slope of a line

h.       solving linear equations

i.         rate, speed, distance, time problems

 

Resources:

32. http://www2.hawaii.edu/suremath/intro_algebra.html Extensive practice and    instruction in mathematics problem solving.

33. http://www.cne.gmu.edu/modules/dau/algebra/equations/linear1_frm.html Simple interactive introduction to linear equations.

34. http://www.c3.lanl.gov/mega-math/workbk/graph/graph.html Extensive, organized site on graphs from NCTM.

35. http://forum.swarthmore.edu/algebra/alg.units.html Many basic algebra games covered through games and activities.

36. http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Lessons/ Great selection of games and activities on a wide variety of relevant topics.

37. http://www.accessone.com/~bbunge/Algebra/Algebra.html Friendly, simple practice in basic algebra.

38. http://library.thinkquest.org/20991/alg/word.html Great site on all topics with a focus in this section on algebraic word problems.

39. http://library.thinkquest.org/20991/alg/CPGraphing.html This section focuses on graphic of linear equations.

40. http://library.thinkquest.org/20991/alg/powers.html This section of the same site gives lots of practice on expenents.

41. http://www.webmath.com/wordproblems.html This is a very rich site in all mathematics concepts, with instruction, practice and testing.

42. http://scnc.aaps.k12.mi.us/~formath/grady/extensions/algebra/ordops/algord1.htm Provides practice problems in the order of operations.

43. http://www.wvptv.wvnet.edu/homework/genmath/orderof.htm A simple pneumonic for the order of operations.

44. http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Monomial.html A rich site with a good tutorial on monomials and polynomials, as well as many other relevant topics.

45. http://www.ti.com/calc/docs/act/shirley12.htm Tutorial on figuring slope on the calculator.

46. http://www.iacademy.org/9798math/Algebra1/AlgL0602.htm Basic explanation of slope in easy to understand language with interactive exercises.

47. http://www.cs.umd.edu/users/asmara/UTIC/tostart/slope.html Another good, interactive site on linear equations and slope.

48. http://www.mathstories.com/grade_JrHigh.htm A great web site on word problems that allows teachers to specify the type of problem and the topic.

49. http://www.garlikov.com/math/RateTime.html A detailed survey of rate and time problems and procedures for their solution.

50. http://www.cut-the-knot.com/arithmetic/WProblem.html Simple, remedial approach to word problems with practice.

 

Grade 7: Measurement and Geometry

 

Key concepts:

a.       Weight, temperature, capacity

b.      Model drawing

c.       Perimeter and area

d.      Two- and three-dimensional figures

e.       Measurement conversions

f.        Graphing figures

g.       Pythagorean theorem

 

Resources:

51. http://www.intmed.mcw.edu/clincalc/wtmeas.html

Allows a method for basic conversions of some measures.

52. http://www.athena.ivv.nasa.gov/curric/weather/fahrcels.html Good description of basic temperature measurements and conversions.

53. http://anduin.eldar.org/~ben/convert.html Wide variety of conversion sites on line for all forms of measurement.

54. http://www.nyu.edu/classes/murfin/studentprojects/spring98/regentsp98/areapolygons.html Simple explanation of basic area formulae.

55. http://www.aaamath.com/mea.html Basic, simple, complete measurement site with explanations and practice.

56. http://www.coolnerds.com/jscript/alanconv.htm Quick, easy conversion site for most standard measurements

57. http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/ Very detailed site, listing all measurements, even the most exotic, alphabetically.

58. http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Thebes/5118/metric.htm Explanation of metric prefixes and links to other relevant sites.

59. http://www.du.edu/~jcalvert/flore/oldleng.htm Historical perspective on measurement.

60. http://www.timezoneconverter.com/ Time zone conversions, with links to other conversion sites.

61. http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/math/middle_measurement.shtm PBS provides this site with great interactive sites on a wide variety of measurement activities.

62. http://www.planemath.com/activities/pmactivities4.html This site provides practice on the graphing of linear equations.

63. http://www.cyberschool.k12.or.us/~paulsona/apcalculus1/chapterp/p24.html More detailed site on the graphing of linear equations.

64. http://kidsdomain.com/down/mac/perimeter.html Simple game on perimeter, area, and volume with links to many other related on-line games.

65. http://www.gamco.com/demo.htm Wide variety of games and activities in measurement and other relevant topics.

66. http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/toc_vol1.shtm Basic lessons in perimeter and area with opportunities for interaction.

67. http://www.geom.umn.edu/docs/doyle/mpls/handouts/node20.html Discussion with student problems of geometric concepts.

68. http://www.cis.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1983/1/83.01.09.x.html Solid figure geometry discussed from the perspective of architecture.

69. http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/junkyard/polymodel.html Great, rich site to investigate on polyhedra from origami to complex calculations.

70. http://www.saltire.com/applets/ Great source of applets on most geometric concepts studied.

71. http://www.cut-the-knot.com/pythagoras/tricky.html This is a great site for the study of triangles, with an emphasis on Pythagoras.

72. http://www.cut-the-knot.com/geometry.html An extensive area of geometric puzzles for study and solution.

73. http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Geom/ A geometrically and visually rich site focusing on the pyramid.

 

 

Grade 7: Statistics, Data Analysis and Probability

 

Key concepts:

a.       data sets

b.      stem-and-leaf plots and box-and-whisker plots

c.       scatter plots

d.      quartile, minimum, median, maximum

 Resources:

74. http://exploringdata.cqu.edu.au/ A rich site on the study of data in all aspects.

75. http://students.ou.edu/Y/Elaine.Young-1/math3213.html Rich, friendly data site on statistics and probability and the display of data.

76. http://www.learn.motion.com/lim/mim/Measurement1.html Teachers can download a demonstration of this program on measurement of moving objects.

77. http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/index.html#pro A variety of interactive programs on data analysis.

78. http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/lessons/index.html#pro Concepts and lessons in clear terms in all areas of probability and statistics.

 

Grade 7: Mathematical Reasoning

 

Key concepts:

a.       mathematical problem solving

b.      estimation

c.       inductive/deductive reasoning

d.      application to other situations

 Resources:

79. http://www.aaamath.com/est.html Great, clear lessons in estimation, including practice and activities.

80. http://www.aaamath.com/nam.html The same source, this time for the naming of numbers.

81. http://www.aaamath.com/grade8.html This is the entire site, with detailed activities for all aspects of relevant mathematics.

82. http://www.ifigure.com/living/living.htm This is a site for the practical application of mathematics to all aspects of living alone, from car expenses to food shopping.

83. http://explorer.scrtec.org/explorer/explorer-db/browse/static/Mathematics/browse/f12.html Wide variety of interactive activities that involve practical problem solving.

84. http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~chem121/class/chemproj/addresources/dedind.htm A basic, one-page introduction to induction and deduction.

85. http://trochim.human.cornell.edu/kb/dedind.htm Another introduction to inductive and deductive logic.

86. http://ethics.acusd.edu/logic/PowerPoint/1_4/Logic%201/tsld002.htm A power point presentation on inductive and deductive reasoning.

87. http://www.studyweb.com/links/1542.html Good site for word problem choices at a variety of web locations.

 

Algebra1

 

Key concepts:

a.       Exponents

b.      Reciprocals and roots

c.       Inequalities

d.      X and y intercept

e.       Parallel and perpendicular

f.        Polynomials

g.       Functions

h.       Rate, work, and mixture problems

i.         Domain and range

j.        Graph quadratic equations

k.      Properties of real number system

l.         Order of operations

 

Resources:

88. http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ExponentLaws.html Clear explanation and practice in some of the more complex concepts of expenents.

89. http://www.mathleague.com/help/algebra/algebra.htm#wordproblemsasequations Good general algebra site, with this section focusing on word problems.

90. http://www.algebra.com/ A good site for students to get practical help on their algebra homework.

91. http://www.sosmath.com/algebra/algebra.html A very well-organized, complete instructional site in algebra.

92. http://library.thinkquest.org/2647/algebra/algebra.htm A good site for the study of introductory functions.

93. http://library.thinkquest.org/10030/algecon.htm All basic algebra concepts introduced and explained in concentrated format.

94. http://www.nsa.gov/programs/mepp/hsalg.html Complex, inclusive units designed for direct application of algebraic principles.

95. http://www.purplemath.com/modules/modules.htm Practical, organized source of word problems using algebraic concepts.

96. http://practice.satmath.com/sat1/tutorial/body.html Practical, short lessons in test format on many mathematical concepts.

97. http://www.quickmath.com/ Provide solutions for all mathematical problems using net-based calculators.

98. http://www.algebrahelp.com/worksheets.htm Provides basic worksheets on a variety of algebraic topics.