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Wednesday, September 1

  1. page Maths Videos edited Number Sense One of the most popular activities from the Teacher to Teacher Press book **Number…

    Number Sense
    One of the most popular activities from the Teacher to Teacher Press book **Number Sense** is Pyramid Math. This creative practice activity facilitates discovery of number patterns and develops number sense. The activity works great with both positive and negative numbers and decimals and fractions. Because it can be designed to be self-checking, it is easy for the teacher and engaging for the students. Watch Bill as he gives an intro to this wonderful activity. It can be played in HD (720p) for full-screen use in classrooms with projectors.

    Brainstorm Math
    which has a wide range of usefully categorised instructional videos on maths topics. Registering for the site is very straight forward (and free - although there are paid-for services available in other sections of the site). The videos I watched are all short instructional tutorials based on a specific maths concept - very useful for learners who want to review a part of the programme and prefer to watch and listen rather than read, or to make available to students in a class running a differentiated or self-paced programme for instance.
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Saturday, April 17

  1. page Number edited Learn Your Tables is a neat little site for students to use to learn and develop multiplication…

    Learn Your Tables
    is a neat little site for students to use to learn and develop multiplication skills. The site offers two basic games on two different levels. The most basic game is a simple drag and drop activity in which students match equations to their correct answers. The more "advanced" game has students enter the correct answer to a multiplication question. The easier of the two levels only contains problems from one multiplication table while the more difficult level contains problems from multiple multiplication tables. {http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TkhlSyyP58U/S7zJ8WtintI/AAAAAAAAGLg/X1Tt77WzKGo/s400/Picture+4.png}

    Multiplication Tool
    is an online math study tool that helps students master the “art” of multiplying several digits. This website should help children improve on this essential math skill which can benefit a lot in tackling more difficult number problems. To start, you can solve a problem displayed on the website, generate a new problem, or select a new difficulty level. Then choose the method that you want to use. You can drag the numbers to the blank squares to complete the equation. The Multiplication Tool will drill students on three common methods: Standard, Partial Products, and Lattice. Each method includes an explanation for both teachers and students. You can then solve various problems using these methods. This way, the student can better understand how multiplication works by learning the method that they are most comfortable with.
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  2. page Number edited Multiplication Tool is an online math study tool that helps students master the “art” of multip…

    Multiplication Tool
    is an online math study tool that helps students master the “art” of multiplying several digits. This website should help children improve on this essential math skill which can benefit a lot in tackling more difficult number problems. To start, you can solve a problem displayed on the website, generate a new problem, or select a new difficulty level. Then choose the method that you want to use. You can drag the numbers to the blank squares to complete the equation. The Multiplication Tool will drill students on three common methods: Standard, Partial Products, and Lattice. Each method includes an explanation for both teachers and students. You can then solve various problems using these methods. This way, the student can better understand how multiplication works by learning the method that they are most comfortable with.

    2010 Mathematics Game
    Use the digits in the year 2010 to write mathematical expressions for the counting numbers 1 through 100.
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    A page with a variety of Maths games and practice but the first few are aimed at basic facts skills
    Crickweb | KS2 Numeracy
    Rader's NUMBERNUT.COM
    Timez Attack
    is one of the best free downloadable math games around. A cross between Quake (without the violence) and Myst, players must solve multiplication equations to defeat monsters and get around the cave.
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    Lovett Mathcasts
    Please click on the following links to access collaboratively-constructed, student-designed
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    math skills!
    Number Nut
    Number Nut is a site all about math. Topics on Number Nut include: shapes and colors, numbers and counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, order of operations, dates and times, fractions, decimals, percent values, estimation and rounding, ratios, and money math. There is something for every math class here! Each topic gives an overview of the math concept (kind of like the break down students would find at the beginning of a new math chapter). This is followed by two interactives where students can practice their new found knowledge. Number Nut is standard aligned and has a great math glossary.
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Sunday, January 31

  1. page General Sites edited Maths Year 7 wiki On this wiki you will find links to problem solving pages, interactive activi…

    Maths Year 7 wiki
    On this wiki you will find links to problem solving pages, interactive activities and homework information. You will also find the course outline/study design, which will show you what we may be doing each week.
    To be a good Mathematician, you must be willing to try and try again. Do not give up if you don't succeed at first. In many cases, the problem is not that people don't understand Mathematics, it is that they give up too soon.

    Fantastic Flexible Foldables
    is a collection of mini math books and games that you can print out and create with your students. You and your students can create a fraction mini-book, a factors and multiples mini-book, a fortune teller fractor game, a geometry tetraflexagon, an integer infinity square, Flippers (fraction, decimal, music), and lines trihexaflexagon. These foldables help your students to interact with and practice math concepts that can be difficult to grasp apart from manipulatives where they can see the problems worked out. The Flexible Foldables by Carol DeFreese are well thought out and have step by step picture instructions for folding and using these with your students. Carol has also generously provided blank foldable templates that you can download and use to create your own foldables.
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Tuesday, January 12

  1. page Maths Tasks edited Links to General Maths Tasks and Problems http://www.mathmovesu.com/ is a wonderful collection…

    Links to General Maths Tasks and Problems
    http://www.mathmovesu.com/
    is a wonderful collection of real-life math challenges wrapped in a very entertaining and rich user interface:
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    You begin by creating & customizing a character based on your role (student, teacher, parent), age, and gender. Although an email address is needed to save the character, you can skip that part and just play. Choosing the character allows the site to tailor the experience for you personally. You then scroll through some very elaborate scenes using the arrows on your keyboard:Where you will find a collection of challenges embedded into each scene. Clicking them presents a problem to solve:
    To be sure, this isn’t gameplay (although there is a scorekeeping capability) – but the interface is very unique and extremely engaging. Feedback is provided immediately and the experience is very pleasing, especially due to the slick soundtrack, catchy graphics and fun animations.
    http://www.mathmovesu.com/ offers a Teacher’s section as well as an overview video that’s worth checking out. It’s not supposed to be an immersive gaming experience, but it delivers on its promise to engage kids with math challenges presented in contexts they care about. Check it out today!

    NRich Maths Enrichment
    This link is a dominoes activity. Enrichment activities chaneg each month.
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  2. page Tallest Buildings edited A Brief History of the World’s Tallest Buildings is a slideshow from TIME Magazine. Burj Dubai: t…
    A Brief History of the World’s Tallest Buildings is a slideshow from TIME Magazine.
    Burj Dubai: the world’s tallest building is an interactive graphic from The Guardian.
    Skyscrapers From Around the World is a slideshow from MSNBC.
    World’s Tallest Building in Dubai is a video from MSNBC.
    We Build This City: Skyscrapers is a short online video from Discovery about New York’s tallest buildings.
    Dubai Opens World’s Tallest Tower is a slideshow from The Wall Street Journal.
    The History Channel has a short video showing the day the Empire State Building opened eighty years ago.
    Live Science has a slideshow of the World’s Tallest Buildings.
    Here are several more slideshows of the world’s tallest buildings:
    Fox News
    Family Education
    Discovery News
    Business Week
    The Skyscraper Museum in New York has several features that would be accessible to English Language Learners. One is a digital representation of downtown Manhattan called Viva. Another is a similar presentation called Viva 2, which highlights the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center. A third page compares the tallest buildings in the world. Lastly, there are a series of particularly accessible features called Cool Stuff.
    Building The World’s Tallest Skyscraper is a really nice interactive from Portfolio.
    World’s Tallest Building Opens In Dubai is an exercise for English Language Learners from Breaking News English.
    World’s Tallest Building Opens In Dubai is a video from The Associated Press.
    The World’s Tallest Towers is a nice interactive that’s actually on the website of the Dubai tower.

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  3. page space.menu edited ... Maths Videos Spreadsheets Tallest Buildings Room3tai Home English Space
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    Maths Videos
    Spreadsheets
    Tallest Buildings
    Room3tai Home
    English Space
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  4. page Number edited 2010 Mathematics Game Use the digits in the year 2010 to write mathematical expressions for the…

    2010 Mathematics Game
    Use the digits in the year 2010 to write mathematical expressions for the counting numbers 1 through 100.
    All four digits must be used in each expression. You may not use any other numbers except 2, 0, 1, and 0.
    You may use the arithmetic operations +, -, x, ÷, sqrt (square root), ^ (raise to a power), and ! (factorial). You may also use parentheses, brackets, or other grouping symbols.
    You may use a decimal point to create numbers such as .1, .02, etc.
    Multi-digit numbers such as 20 or 102 may be used, but preference is given to solutions that avoid them.
    Bonus Rule
    You may use the overhead-bar (vinculum), dots, or brackets to mark a repeating decimal.

    NumberGossip: Lists Interesting Facts About Numbers
    If you are fascinated with every bit of information about numbers, then you should check out Number Gossip. This fun website shows you everything you want to know and lists interesting facts about numbers. Just enter a number in the search box to know its unique and common properties. You will also get a set of trivia and math facts associated with the number. Some of these properties include words like abundant, automorphic, apocalytpic power, Google, tetrahedral, vampire, and more. However, Number gossip only works up to the number 9999.
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  5. page Geometry edited {http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TkhlSyyP58U/SrEq2eDh5nI/AAAAAAAAEz0/uppdpCfRN78/s320/Picture+11.png} …

    {http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TkhlSyyP58U/SrEq2eDh5nI/AAAAAAAAEz0/uppdpCfRN78/s320/Picture+11.png} 3DVinci'sFlexagon Fun for the Whole Family
    Make a Soma Cube
    Make your own Soma Cube puzzle, and then check out Thorleif’s SOMA page for a ton of puzzle figures.
    String Art Decorations
    Scroll to the bottom of the Icosihenagon page for instructions on hardening these patterns to make ornaments or other decorative hangings.
    3DVinci's
    SketchUp page
    has some very good resource for mathematics teachers, particularly Geometry teachers. 3DVinci presents a collection of mathematics projects that students can do using Google SketchUp. If you've never used SketchUp, don't worry. 3DVinci hosts video tutorials that will show you everything you need to know to get started using Google SketchUp to teach mathematics.
    Geometry Games and Resources Online
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Sunday, January 3

  1. page Number edited NumberGossip: Lists Interesting Facts About Numbers If you are fascinated with every bit of inf…

    NumberGossip: Lists Interesting Facts About Numbers
    If you are fascinated with every bit of information about numbers, then you should check out Number Gossip. This fun website shows you everything you want to know and lists interesting facts about numbers. Just enter a number in the search box to know its unique and common properties. You will also get a set of trivia and math facts associated with the number. Some of these properties include words like abundant, automorphic, apocalytpic power, Google, tetrahedral, vampire, and more. However, Number gossip only works up to the number 9999.
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    What's Special About This Number?is an interesting list of facts about numbers. Every number on the list is accompanied by a description of what makes that number unique. In most cases the description contains a link to a further explanation of the terms used in the description. For example, 127 is a Mersenne prime, click the word Mersenne to learn what a Mersenne prime is.
    Mudd Math Fun Facts
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