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Math Lesson Plans that use the Internet 
 Adventure Online  multidisciplinary themebased units where you can explore the Northwest Passage, experience a Caribbean Sea Expedition, take an expedition to Africa, participate in a Central America Sea Kayak Expedition, and more.
 Beth Rolf's Algebra and Automobile Project
 AskERIC  The three main components are 1) a Virtual library which contains more than 1000 lesson palns, 2) Question and Answer Service, and 3) Data base full of education information.
 Fred McLaughlin's Average Problems
 Bargain
at the Fair Students will decide between full passes or admission plus ride tickets. Use
data from your own local fair to make this more meaningful.
 Benefits
of Comparison ShoppingA lesson looking at comparison
shopping using newspapers.
 BHS Real Estate Project and Linear Equation Lesson  Adapted from Susan Boone's Real Estate Project
 Base Plate Project
 Big Sky Telegraph Math
Lesson Plans (gopher)
 Birthday Problem
 Brain
Teasers is a collection of Problem Solving and
Mathematical Reasoning activities for grades 38. It gives hints
and solutions. New Problem Solving and Mathematical Reasonin gs
are added regularly so strands and standards covered will vary. A
commercial site.
 Judy Gillespie's Bridge Building lesson
 Busch
Gardens: A lesson involving charting attendance rates
at Busch Gardens.
 Can
you balance a household budget and a national budget?
 Can You Be a Millionaire without Winning the Lottery or Going on the Gameshow?  use a spreadsheet to find out!
 Car Project
 Cartography Activity
 Circles
of Light: The Mathematics of Rainbows How are rainbows
formed? Why do they only occur when the sun is behind the observer? If the sun is low on the horizon, at what angle in the sky should we expect to see a rainbow? This lab helps to answer
these and other questions by examining a mathematical model of light passing through a water droplet.
 City
Park ProjectYou own a contract company which builds playgrounds. The city of San Jose has asked your company to submit a bid for a new neighborhood park. The
location and size of the playground are on the attached map. As
part of this bid, you must do the following: develop and calculate
the cost of building the playground; make a scale drawing; and
make a model of the playground.
 Cereal Box Problem
 Container WebQuest  study the geometry of sphere packing and create video commericals! See student work and videos!
 Currency
Comparison is a well structured activity for students
to compare the buying power of $5.00 American with $5.00
Australian.
 The
Customized Box Factory
Experience the Problem Solving and Mathematical Reasonings
encountered by a box factory that has to design and create boxes
to accommod ate odd shapes. The Problem Solving and Mathematical
Reasoning accommodates easy to difficult skills of both teacher s
and students. (This link also has a more complex lesson on
designing a city park.)
 CyberSurfari  sharpen your deductive reasoning skills with an Internet Treasure Hunt from DiscoverySchool.com
 Richard Anthony and Roger McClintock's Data Doing Project
 Descriptive Statistics Activity
 EduHound's lesson plans  find lessons by subject and grade level.
 Earn a Living and Living on What you Earn  relate what you earn with buying a car and a house!
 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC)  ENC’s mission is to identify effective curriculum resources, create highquality professional development materials, and disseminate useful information and products to improve K12 mathematics and science teaching and learning. Home of the Digital Dozen.
 Eratosthenes
Measures the Earth's CircumferenceLearn how Eratosthenes used geometry to find the
circumference and diameter of the earth.
 Evan Glaser's Networking Math Lessons
Foreign Currency Projects
 Margaret Sander's Foreign Shopping Project
 Fractal Activity
 A Gallery of
Interactive OnLine Geometry
 Glenbrook
South High School Mathematics Department has an
excellent collection of mathematics resources including Internet
mathematics projects.
 A
Fractals Lesson  A fractals lesson for elementary and
middle school students where students will draw a Sierpinski
Triangle and a Koch Snowflake while exploring the properties of fr
actals. Teachers notes are included.
 Free
Standing Structure  This activity is designed to show
students that cost, time, planning, modeling, designs, teamwork,
and application are important in learning about "real world"
construction projects.
 The Gateway to Educational Materials  Lesson plans, curriculum units, and other educational resources on the Internet!
 Good
News Bears  On line
interdisciplinary project specifically designed for middle school
students and teachers. This project revolves around an interactive
stock market competetition between classmates using real time
stock market data from the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ.
There are lesson plans, reproducible pages, and student forms.
 Great
Penny Toss A simple yet powerful activity classroom activity on probability.
 Guessing Correlations
 Terry Wisniewski's Home and Car Financing Project
 K12 Math Lesson Plan Links
 Peg Kapraun's How is Math Related to Careers and Everyday Life?
 I've Got that Geometry Bug!  study geometry, biology, and art!
 The Integrator
 Interactive mathematics miscellany and puzzles
 Cognitive Technologies Corporation's Interactive Trigonometry Explorer Lessons  you'll need to have the shockwave plugin to enjoy this site!
 Internet
Center for Mathematics Problems
 Sharon Gordon's Internet Scavenger Hunt
 Jill's
Lesson Plans  Jill Tucker has put together a
collection lessons which use the Internet as a resource. The
lessons are appropriate for all grade levels.
 Lesson Plans from Math.com
 Math Activities for K12 Teachers  materials for K12 teachers based on aeronautical themes and NASA projects.
 Math,
Baseball & the San Francisco Giants An activity
which requires students to utilize Internet resources to plan a
trip to see a Giants game.
 Math Lesson Plans
 Math Lesson Plans on the Internet
 Math Lessons for the Internet  lesson plans written by 21 math teachers in Illinois
 Lesson
plans using statistics and the Internet With all the
data currently on the Internet, the Office for Mathematics,
Science and Technology Education felt it would be beneficial to
have lesson resources for teachers who would like to involve
statistics and the Internet in their classroom. Some of the
lessons have the students collecting data one day and then
collecting data from the same place the next day and analyzing
them. With the Internet we are using data that is not outofdate
or unimportant.
 Math
Lessons from NASA
 Mathematics Activities compiled by Judi Harris This site is a list
of lessons and activities encouraging mathematical communication
through the use of email.
 Mathematics
Lesson Plans Gopher Server from ERIC
 Mathematics
of Cartography explores mathematical topics associated
with maps. It includes a history of cartography, the basics of
scale, longitude and latitude, projections, career information,
teachers' notes, and a rich list of geography links. Problems use
webbased technologies to solve.
 Mathematics of Change  1993 Woodrow Wilson Lesson Plans
 Map Project
 Miami
Zoo Students will work with measurment, area, and
volume. This lesson can be easily modified to work with a local
attraction
 Microsoft Lesson Connection  Searchable data base of lessons for math by grade levels. You should select math AND a grade range!
 Monty Hall Problem  site #1 or Monty Hall Problem  site #2 (log on to telnet)
 Normal Distribution Curves
 Online projects by CCCNet  many integrated
ones!
 Our
Town This lesson uses and/or introduces new tools in geography, math, and science to make
observationsand draw conclusions on the local temperature
variations in your area.
 Rosemary Perdew's Percent Pursuer
 PlaneMath is a set of online lessons and activities that invites children
to experience the excitement, power, and fun of mathematics and
aeronautics. The project targets 47th grade students in schools
across the country. The online lessons and activities will be
useful to students in mainstream general education as well as
special education settings. All lessons are responsive to the
standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
 Polyhedra
in the Classroom This unit by Suzanne Alejandre introduces the concepts of surface area and volume while focusing
on the importance of measurement. Students calculate the surface
area of a rectangular prism; name the characteristics (number of
edges, faces, vertices, and the shape of the face) of 6 specific
polyhedra (cube, tetrahedron, octahedron, dodecahedron,
icosahedron, and cuboctahedron); demonstrate their understanding
of the characteristics of polyhedra; and explore polyhedra in the
real world through crystalline structures and 'buckyballs'. All
objectives are coordinated with the NCTM Standards.
 Pizza Activity
 Population Activity
 Postage Rates
 Karen Cope's Rating Prices of Homes
 SkyMath  designed for middle school mathematics teachers. It contains all of the information needed for teachers
to use the 15 classroom activities of SkyMath, including the
module itself. We believe that it is an effective and innovative
way to present elements of the middle school mathematics
curriculum. A Skymath
Module Context Matrix has been prepared that identifies which
of the NCTM standards are addressed in each of the 15 activities.
 Margo Richardson's Slope of a Line Using Geometer's Sketchpad
 Cheryl Benson's StringArt Project in PreCalculus
 Structure WebQuest  study the geometry of structures and build one out of file folders!
 Susan Boone's Internet Projects: A group of lessons that incorporate
the use of the Internet. Students are asked to research various
topics and apply applicable math skills to answers questions.
 Taking
Stock : A six lesson unit on the stock market.
Worksheets are included with each activity. Grade levels could be
from 7 grade and above.
 Teaching
Mathematics in the Middle and Secondary Schools  40
lesson plans created by teachers from Florida. Covers grades 412.
Lessons contain detailed explanations and directions. A number of
the lessons are integrated with other disciplines. NCTM standards
are documented. Some lessons utilize websites. Projects require
practical use of math in real life situations. More than 30
lessons with fairly simple preparation. Lessons require 1 to 2
days.
 TeachSpace SMART Resources  you must register (it's free) as a teacher on Education.com to access math lesson plans for grades K8
 Fay Fults' TI92 Calculator and CBL Experiments
 Andrea Lemenager's Tarzan Problem
 Temperature Project
 Tide Predicitons
 Tod Meyer's Travel Project
 Understanding
Algebraic Factoring While working through algebraic
factoring it is helpful to remember that all you are doing is
working with breaking up and putting back together squares and
rectangles!
 Understanding
Factoring Through Geometry A collection of lessons on
factoring from Forum Teacher Associate Suzanne Alejandre. Using
algebra tiles, students find a geometric basis for factoring.
 Understanding
the Principles of Budgeting  Lesson helps students to understand the principles of budgeting. Students use newspapers to understand the costs involved in living
on their own.
 Using
Charts and Graphs to Present Information  Using the newspaper, bar graphs, circle graphs
and line graphs are explored.
 Carla Bridwell's Wall Street Project
 Weather
Unit: Math Applications
 Weather
 Finding Averages Students use temperature data to
find the high, the low, as well as the mean, median, and mode.
 Rick Lee's Who Uses Geometry?
 The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation offers professional development opportunities for
teachers through summer institutes and a Web site. Visit http://woodrow.org/teachers/ to see lesson plans developed in math and science institutes over the last few years.
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Nancy Powell is a Web Mentor for the Teachers Network and the Lead Teacher of the Mathematics Department at Bloomington High School
in Bloomington, IL
For more information or comments about these math pages, contact
Nancy
Powell at npowell@bhsms.org 
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