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Math Links & Resources: Math Lesson Plans that use the Internet
resources & links Teachers Network Math

Math Lesson Plans that use the Internet

  1. Adventure Online - multidisciplinary theme-based 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.
  2. Beth Rolf's Algebra and Automobile Project
  3. 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.
  4. Fred McLaughlin's Average Problems
  5. 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.
  6. Benefits of Comparison ShoppingA lesson looking at comparison shopping using newspapers.
  7. BHS Real Estate Project and Linear Equation Lesson - Adapted from Susan Boone's Real Estate Project
  8. Base Plate Project
  9. Big Sky Telegraph Math Lesson Plans (gopher)
  10. Birthday Problem
  11. Brain Teasers is a collection of Problem Solving and Mathematical Reasoning activities for grades 3-8. 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.
  12. Judy Gillespie's Bridge Building lesson
  13. Busch Gardens: A lesson involving charting attendance rates at Busch Gardens.
  14. Can you balance a household budget and a national budget?
  15. Can You Be a Millionaire without Winning the Lottery or Going on the Gameshow? - use a spreadsheet to find out!
  16. Car Project
  17. Cartography Activity
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Cereal Box Problem
  21. Container WebQuest - study the geometry of sphere packing and create video commericals! See student work and videos!
  22. Currency Comparison is a well structured activity for students to compare the buying power of $5.00 American with $5.00 Australian.
  23. 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.)
  24. CyberSurfari - sharpen your deductive reasoning skills with an Internet Treasure Hunt from DiscoverySchool.com
  25. Richard Anthony and Roger McClintock's Data Doing Project
  26. Descriptive Statistics Activity
  27. EduHound's lesson plans - find lessons by subject and grade level.
  28. Earn a Living and Living on What you Earn - relate what you earn with buying a car and a house!
  29. Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC) - ENC’s mission is to identify effective curriculum resources, create high-quality professional development materials, and disseminate useful information and products to improve K-12 mathematics and science teaching and learning. Home of the Digital Dozen.
  30. Eratosthenes Measures the Earth's CircumferenceLearn how Eratosthenes used geometry to find the circumference and diameter of the earth.
  31. Evan Glaser's Networking Math Lessons
    Foreign Currency Projects
  32. Margaret Sander's Foreign Shopping Project
  33. Fractal Activity
  34. A Gallery of Interactive On-Line Geometry
  35. Glenbrook South High School Mathematics Department has an excellent collection of mathematics resources including Internet mathematics projects.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. The Gateway to Educational Materials - Lesson plans, curriculum units, and other educational resources on the Internet!
  39. 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.
  40. Great Penny Toss A simple yet powerful activity classroom activity on probability.
  41. Guessing Correlations
  42. Terry Wisniewski's Home and Car Financing Project
  43. K-12 Math Lesson Plan Links
  44. Peg Kapraun's How is Math Related to Careers and Everyday Life?
  45. I've Got that Geometry Bug! - study geometry, biology, and art!
  46. The Integrator
  47. Interactive mathematics miscellany and puzzles
  48. Cognitive Technologies Corporation's Interactive Trigonometry Explorer Lessons - you'll need to have the shockwave plug-in to enjoy this site!
  49. Internet Center for Mathematics Problems
  50. Sharon Gordon's Internet Scavenger Hunt
  51. 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.
  52. Lesson Plans from Math.com
  53. Math Activities for K-12 Teachers - materials for K-12 teachers based on aeronautical themes and NASA projects.
  54. Math, Baseball & the San Francisco Giants An activity which requires students to utilize Internet resources to plan a trip to see a Giants game.
  55. Math Lesson Plans
  56. Math Lesson Plans on the Internet
  57. Math Lessons for the Internet - lesson plans written by 21 math teachers in Illinois
  58. 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 out-of-date or unimportant.
  59. Math Lessons from NASA
  60. Mathematics Activities compiled by Judi Harris This site is a list of lessons and activities encouraging mathematical communication through the use of email.
  61. Mathematics Lesson Plans Gopher Server from ERIC
  62. 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 web-based technologies to solve.
  63. Mathematics of Change - 1993 Woodrow Wilson Lesson Plans
  64. Map Project
  65. Miami Zoo Students will work with measurment, area, and volume. This lesson can be easily modified to work with a local attraction
  66. Microsoft Lesson Connection - Searchable data base of lessons for math by grade levels. You should select math AND a grade range!
  67. Monty Hall Problem - site #1 or Monty Hall Problem - site #2 (log on to telnet)
  68. Normal Distribution Curves
  69. Online projects by CCCNet - many integrated ones!
  70. 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.
  71. Rosemary Perdew's Percent Pursuer
  72. PlaneMath is a set of on-line lessons and activities that invites children to experience the excitement, power, and fun of mathematics and aeronautics. The project targets 4-7th grade students in schools across the country. The on-line 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.
  73. 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.
  74. Pizza Activity
  75. Population Activity
  76. Postage Rates
  77. Karen Cope's Rating Prices of Homes
  78. 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.
  79. Margo Richardson's Slope of a Line Using Geometer's Sketchpad
  80. Cheryl Benson's StringArt Project in Pre-Calculus
  81. Structure WebQuest - study the geometry of structures and build one out of file folders!
  82. 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.
  83. 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.
  84. Teaching Mathematics in the Middle and Secondary Schools - 40 lesson plans created by teachers from Florida. Covers grades 4-12. 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.
  85. TeachSpace SMART Resources - you must register (it's free) as a teacher on Education.com to access math lesson plans for grades K-8
  86. Fay Fults' TI-92 Calculator and CBL Experiments
  87. Andrea Lemenager's Tarzan Problem
  88. Temperature Project
  89. Tide Predicitons
  90. Tod Meyer's Travel Project
  91. 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!
  92. 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.
  93. 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.
  94. Using Charts and Graphs to Present Information - Using the newspaper, bar graphs, circle graphs and line graphs are explored.
  95. Carla Bridwell's Wall Street Project
  96. Weather Unit: Math Applications
  97. Weather - Finding Averages Students use temperature data to find the high, the low, as well as the mean, median, and mode.
  98. Rick Lee's Who Uses Geometry?
  99. 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
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Nancy Powell at npowell@bhs-ms.org


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