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147 Records Total

High School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Writing, Geometry, Internet, Software Programs

A New Slant on Math: The Leaning Tower of Pisa
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/fianni/pisa.htm
The Leaning Tower of Pisa will help a wide range of students that have different learning styles. It is quite amazing how much mathematics can be related to an old falling tower. Italian students, art students, and business students are going to fall in love with the idea of planning a trip, studying the history of the tower, and the fascinating physics that is involved in a falling, but not falling tower.
Middle School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Geometry, Internet, Visual Arts

A World of Symmetry
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/TeachNet/westchester/calotta.htm
This 2-3 week unit plan is designed to build upon the knowledge that students have of calculating the area and perimeter of quadrilaterals. The goals of this unit include: Identifying four basic forms of symmetry, recognizing symmetry in everyday objects and life forms, recognizing symmetrical patterns in cultural art, and creating symmetrical designs.
High School

Business Careers, Mathematics, Technology Media

Accounting, Software Programs

Accounting in a Nutshell
http://resources.teachnet.ie/aryan/
The idea is to complete a set of accounts for a fictional sporting goods company. This involves the completion of numerous business documents, from letters of enquiry right up to drawing of cheques. Students then have to use these source documents in the compilation of a set of accounts for Ken McGrath Sports Ltd.
High School

Mathematics

Algebra

Algebra
http://resources.teachnet.ie/pkavanagh/2006/
This project is for both teachers and pupils. Each algebra section will be broken down into smaller sections, making revision easier. Fact sheets with required formulae will also be provided. The powerpoint for teachers will have the complete solutions to all the questions.
Middle School , High School

Mathematics

Algebra

Algebra
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2007%20Projects/Maths-Algebra/Algebra/Algebra.htm
This resource comprises a range of presentations, worksheets and activities covering the GCSE (UK) Algebra syllabus. There are also activities aimed at encouraging students to explore topics further and deepen their understanding.
Middle School, High School

Mathematics

Algebra

Algebra and Functions
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Maths-C1_worksheets/C1%20Pure%20Maths%20worksheets/Chapters/C1-Chapter1.htm
This project aligns to the Heinemann Core Mathematics 1 Textbook. This project covers Chapter 1, focusing on algebra and algebraic functions.
Middle School , High School

Mathematics

Algebra

Algebraic Equations
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Maths-C1_worksheets/C1%20Pure%20Maths%20worksheets/Chapters/C1-Chapter2.htm
This project is aligned to the Heinemann Core Mathematics 1 textbook. This resource covers Chapters 2 and 3, algebraic equations and their functions.
High School

Mathematics, Science, Social Studies

Numbers Statistics, Earth Science, Scientific Method, Geography Habitats

An Urban Field Study
http://resources.teachnet.ie/screagh
The project aims to introduce students to procedures used in collecting data for an urban fieldstudy and to provide students with a fast and effective way of presenting their results.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Writing, Numbers Statistics, Software Programs

And the Survey Says...
http://teachersnetwork.org/everywhere/profiles/fonseca.htm
And the Survey Says is a technology unit that introduces students to surveys. After visiting a website and answering some questions about surveys, students will utilize several application programs to create & type a survey sheet, survey 30 classmates, tally the results, graph the results using Excel, and create a presentation to present the survey results.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science

Arithmetic

Apples "A-Peel" to Me
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/garcia.htm
Plant seeds of learning with this "a-peel-ing" compilation of enriching cross-curricular activities. Students will be involved in activities that will get to the "core" of estimation, sorting, and graphing. "Apple-icious" activities will help students understand the seasonal changes of an apple tree and how apples develop from seed to fruit. Students will take a trip to the orchard and make a map of the orchard. Top off your apple unit with a tasty snack that's healthful and "apple-lutely" scrumptious.
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Algebra, Geometry, Software Programs

Applying Math Principles to Create Graphics
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/knorth/north.htm
In this program, students use a simple, free programming environment, DrScheme, which provides a library of programming commands that enable them to create graphics to make clip art for enhancing Web pages. The graphics have a unique look and are simple, clean, and have a very small file size for fast loading. These graphics use the basic drawing tools of a line, rectangle, and circle.
High School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy

Are You Presentable?
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_MichaelDodes.htm
This unit focuses on developing the capacity for students to learn to present information in intriguing and precise ways using tools they already feel familiar with. Students will need to learn organizational, research, and presentation skills based around the analysis of a controversial topic. This unit teaches students not only to gather information and assemble it but how to be critical of the sources of information, gives purpose and an audience for that information, and then teaches them how to effectively deliver that information with no assumption made on student skills.
Elementary

Mathematics, Social Studies

Money, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History

Around the World in Eight Days, Ole!
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/duarter2.htm
Around the World in 8 Days, Olé is a simulation cooperative project specifically designed to learn about Hispanic countries, their culture, and its currency through the use of the Internet. It is based on interactive units that will build students research skills.
High School

Mathematics

Numbers Statistics

Bringing Statistics Alive
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/powertolearn/ludwig.htm
Bringing Statistics Alive This statistics unit eliminates some of the monotony of statistics by integrating interactive technology as well as using statistics from real-life situations instead of randomly generated data.
High School

Business Careers, Mathematics, Technology Media

Money, Software Programs

Business Spreadsheets
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/ICT-Business_Spreadsheets/index.htm
This unit provides a scheme of work for students studying GCSE ICT (UK) who often ask the importance of learning spreadsheets. Students imagine that they own a business which is seeking more efficient stock control mechanisms.
High School

Business Careers, Mathematics

Accounting

Business Studies, Finance and Accounting
http://www.ioe.ac.uk/TeachNetUK/dsalbstein/index.html
There are six brief numerical challenges to test the student's knowledge of the key relationships of the unit. Each section also has a collection of multiple choice questions and a data-response task. Students can download spreadsheets of sample accounts that they can analyse using the skills they have learned. They can then suggest strategies for the business to pursue, using their skills of evaluation.
Middle School , High School

Mathematics

Algebra, Numbers Statistics

C2 Algebra
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2007%20Projects/Maths-C2_worksheets/C2%20Pure%20Maths%20worksheets/C2-Chapter1.htm
The second in this series of projects [Chapters 1, 3 and 5] cover algebraic equations, exponentials, logarithms and binomials.
High School

Mathematics

Calculus

Calculus
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Maths-C1_worksheets/C1%20Pure%20Maths%20worksheets/Chapters/C1-Chapter7.htm
This unit aligns with the Heinemann Core Mathematics 1 textbook. This project covers Chapters 7 and 8, calculus
High School

Mathematics

Calculus

Calculus
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2007%20Projects/Maths-C2_worksheets/C2%20Pure%20Maths%20worksheets/C2-Chapter9.htm
The fifth in a series of projects [Chapters 9 and 11] cover differentiation and integration calculus functions.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Literature, Arithmetic, Numbers Statistics, Internet

Can You Measure Up?
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/concepcion.htm
Can You Measure Up? is a unit that introduces children to the mathematical concept of measurement through the use of literature. Students use technology to visit websites where they can play interactive games, gather information to complete activity sheets, and complete online projects. One lesson using Inch By Inch by Leo Lionni, takes students to an interactive website where they can measure objects using inches.
Elementary, Middle School

Mathematics, Science, Science

Arithmetic, Numbers Statistics, Physics

Center of Mass
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Maths-Mechanics_eBook_M2/Centre_of_mass_menu.htm
Center of Mass is the fourth chapter of the Mathematics Mechanics eBook aimed at supporting students through a primary school math curriculum.
Elementary

Mathematics, Technology Media

Money, Internet

Cha-Ching!
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/vazquez2.htm
Cha-Ching!! is a fascinating and practical unit on money. The students use "play money" as manipulatives, moving from coin identification to coin and bill combinations. The also learn how to make equivalent amounts of money with different combinations of coins and bills, compare different amounts of money, learn how to make change, add and subtract money amounts, and solve word problems about money.
Elementary

Mathematics, Science

Arithmetic, Numbers Statistics, Earth Science

Charting the Weather
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/salmon/salmon.htm
In this project, students use the Internet to research weather conditions in the United States and abroad, then record information on charts and graphs. They learn about different weather conditions and write predictions. As a culminating activity, students create a scrapbook of interesting weather stories to share with classmates and parents.
High School

Mathematics

Accounting, Money, Numbers Statistics

Checks and Balances
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachnetDisseminator_ChandrasekharAnumapuram.htm
Students model equations, find a weekly saving amount, and prepare a weekly budget. They decide to purchase an item by visiting websites of different stores and then draw a pie chart and column chart both manually and using a computer. The students check and balance the weekly budget in order to reach their goal.
Elementary

Mathematics, Special Ed

Check-Ups
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jmagee/
"Check-Ups" is a series of short assessments to cover some of the curriculum strands for early mathematics. Some of the main strands of a mathematics curriculum for younger children are: number, shape, measure and data.
Middle School

Foreign Language, Mathematics, Social Studies

Money, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History

Chile, Here We Come
http://resources.teachnet.ie/gwalsh
While using technology, students will employ a number of subjects in a cross curricular fashion Geography, History, Math, English, Spanish (optional) while researching Chile, South America. They will then use their new knowledge to create a slide show presentation with oral commentary to present to their classmates.
Middle School , High School

Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Algebra, Numbers Statistics, American History, Community Culture, Software Programs

Choose or Lose: the Electoral Process
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/asalcedo/election.htm
This program focuses on the election process, nationally and locally, and gives students the opportunity to talk with candidates in-person or via the Web. They gain insight into why people vote for a particular candidate, and learn the importance of statistics in the election process.
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Geometry, Internet, Software Programs

Circle Theorems
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/Maths-Circle%20Theorems/circle-theorems/index.htm
This project contains SMART board notebook files covering all eight circle theorems, examples for teacher delivery, and Geometer’s Sketchpad files which are used to demonstrate theorems.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics

Reading Literacy, Writing, Geometry

Circumference and the Dragon of Pi
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/Tracee/pie/pi_index.htm
This is a fun unit that ties in literature and mathematics. Using technology and the books Sir Cumference and the First Round Table and Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi, students will explore the concepts of circumference and pi.
Elementary , Middle School

Mathematics

Arithmetic, Numbers Statistics

Collisions
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Maths-Mechanics_eBook_M2/Collisions_menu.htm
Collisions is the second chapter of the Mathematics Mechanics eBook aimed at supporting students through a primary school math curriculum.
High School

Mathematics

Numbers Statistics

Complex Numbers Made Simple
http://resources.teachnet.ie/mmorgan/complexnumbers/
This tutorial provides exercises for students to practice complex numbers material.
Middle School , High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Algebra, Arithmetic, Software Programs

Conditional Formatting using Excel
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/Maths-Excel%20Formatting/excel-formatting/index.htm
The Excel files in this project allow students to practice numerical/algorithmic techniques and receive immediate feedback from the computer.
Middle School

Business Careers, Mathematics, Social Studies

Money, Community Culture

Consumer Web-ucation
http://resources.teachnet.ie/tflynn/index.html
Students will be covering areas such as: being a good consumer, consumer awareness, laws, rights and protection as well as writing a letter of complaint. This unit encourages students to search and discover information for themselves rather than relying solely on the teacher.
High School

Mathematics

Geometry

Co-ordinate Geometry
http://resources.teachnet.ie/mmorgan/
This tutorial will prepare students for the topic of Coordinate Geometry of the Line. Teacher guidelines are provided for suggestions on how to make the best use of the site in class. Each section begins with a short lesson and then an exercise. Once students have attained a score of 10 they are ready to move on to the next stage.
High School

Mathematics

Geometry

Co-Ordinate Geometry
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2007%20Projects/Maths-C2_worksheets/C2%20Pure%20Maths%20worksheets/C2-Chapter4.htm
The third in a series of projects [Chapters 4 and 6] cover co-ordinate geometry.
Middle School , High School

ESL, Mathematics

Algebra, Geometry

Creating a Common Space
http://teachersnetwork.org/EnglishLanguageLearners/Math_Ramsuchit_Creating.htm
In this project, students learn about about scale, surface area, and volume, and their ideas about community building to design a common space to encourage student interaction. Students are presented with a real issue and have to create a product that may help resolve that issue. The creation of the product involves application of content skills, research, mathematical reasoning, communication of ideas, and awareness of community building.
Middle School

Mathematics

Algebra, Arithmetic

Creating Scatter Plots
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachnetDisseminator_LarryKapuvari.htm
Students learn how to use a graphing calculator and explore the powers of a scatter plot. They draw a line of best fit around the given data, which simulates the beginning of regression analysis. Students create a scatter plot and find a line of best fit. This enables them to project a future event.
Elementary

Mathematics, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Software Programs

Data Logging in Primary School
http://resources.teachnet.ie/ooleary
Data logging involves the use of sensors, attached to the computer, to gather information and represent it the form of a graph. Data Logging allows pupils to gather information such as temperature, sound levels, levels of sunlight, speed and heart rates.
Elementary

Mathematics, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Software Programs

Data! Data! Graph that Data!
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachnetDisseminator_AnnetteLopez.htm
Students learn to formulate survey questions, make predictions, collect data, and use MS Excel to represent their data and report their findings. For their final project, the students print out their data, graph, survey questions, and predictions.
Middle School , High School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Email, Internet, Software Programs

Database Work for Citizenship
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/ICT-Citizenship/school%20cultures/index.htm
This unit will enable students to communicate and discuss cultural differences with a partner school. All information will be entered in databases, the results graphed, and presentations made to the class.
Elementary

Mathematics, Science

Numbers Statistics, Biology

Dental Detectives
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/PowerToLearn_NicoleLuongo.htm
Dental Detectives will focus on the theme of dental health and hygiene. The teacher will design and implement several key activities for students. The first grade students will make tooth loss predictions, count lost teeth, and graph tooth loss. The students will observe, record, analyze, and interpret the results of student tooth loss throughout the project.
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Writing, Geometry, Community Culture, Internet

Design and Model Residential Community
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_YvonMilien.htm
In this Technical Science course, students will learn how to plan and design a detailed three-dimensional scale model of their own residential community. Students will come to understand the relationship between residential homes and the surrounding environment. This unit will help students understand that Mathematics, Geometry, Arts, Earth Science, and Social Studies are important tools for successful Architects and Engineers
Middle School , High School

Mathematics

Algebra, Geometry

Discovering Pythagoras' Theorum
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/varghese/
Students will partake in a web quest that will help them to discover Pythagoras for who he was and his contributions to society. Students will employ the use of Microsoft Word to create a word problem involving the Pythagorean theorem. Finally, students will use the proof given in juxtaposition with what they have covered in the unit to create a Microsoft PowerPoint slide-show to prove themselves that the theorem works.
Elementary , Middle School

Mathematics

Arithmetic

Dynamics
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2007%20Projects/Maths-Mechanics_eBook_M1/dynamics.htm
Dynamics is the third chapter in the Mechanics eBook, aimed at supporting students sitting the Edexcel M1 (UK) examination.
Middle School , High School

ESL, Mathematics, Social Studies

Numbers Statistics, American History, Community Culture

Election Project: Predicting Outcomes using Statistics
http://teachersnetwork.org/EnglishLanguageLearners/Math_Long_Election.htm
This unit teaches students about the basics of statistics using data from student opinions on everyday topics. These lessons are framed as practice for learning the math skills the students will need to predict the winner of the next U.S. presidential election. These predictions are based on students' use of measurements of central tendency and box-and-whisker plots to analyze surveyed responses about opinions on major election issues.
Elementary

Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Physics, Software Programs, Video

Energy Transfer: The Movie
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/dfenner/energytransfer.htm
Students created a spreadsheet and a corresponding chart to compare the the cooling of a hot glass of water to the warming of a cold glass. Students created a QuickTime movie that includes the students' observations of the experiment, their findings, and the scientific principle behind the lesson.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Writing, Money, Internet, Software Programs

Exhilarating European Escapades
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/neinstein/Escapades.htm
This project offers middle schoolers opportunities to collaborate with their peers, to use critical-thinking and research skills, to compare and contrast travel fees, and to explore the Internet. Furthermore, the students gain invaluable real-world mathematics experience. The culminating activity, a collaborative PowerPoint presentation, synthesizes learning from all aspects of the program.
Elementary

Mathematics, Technology Media

Algebra, Geometry, Money, Numbers Statistics, Internet

FCAT: Fun Creative Activities that Teach Math
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/rduarte2.htm
FCAT -Fun Creative Activities that Teach- Math is a series of activities created by students for students in each of the mathematical strands. It is specifically designed to teach and reinforce skills in the areas of geometry, measurement, algebra, number sense, probability and statistics through the use of the Internet. It is based on interactive units that enhance students critical thinking skills.
High School

Business Careers, Mathematics

Accounting, Money

Finance and Accounting
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Biz-GCSE%20Finance/index.htm
This resource focuses on the profit and loss account and the balance sheet, along with the tools required to analyze them. We also look at how businesses use cash flow forecasts, how they find sponsorship, and how they create budgets.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

Forensics 101
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/sedewitch/forensics.htm
This unit is an introduction to forensic science, and combines fun, hads-on activities with the application of skills from math, science, literacy, art, and technology. Students solve mysteries, learn about the work of forensic anthropologists, and the F.B.I. Students are already familiar with the many crime dramas and reality shows they see on television--these activities are fun for middle school students to explore in pairs and small groups.
High School

Mathematics

Geometry

Geometry in the New Junior Certificate
http://resources.teachnet.ie/tbrophy/
This site contains a lot of animation in an attempt to make Geometry easy to understand. Students can progress from preliminary concepts to facts and theorems.
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Geometry, Internet, Software Programs

Geometry on the Web
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/landerson/geometry.htm
Geometry on the Web is a conglomeration of instructive Internet sites on the basics of Geometry. Students can explore various sites that coincide with their classroom lessons. Students can peruse the sites as they corrrespond to the classroom topics.
High School

Business Careers, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Geometry, Internet, Software Programs

Geometry Shapes Playground Safety
http://bostonteachnet.org/yee/yee.htm
How safe are our neighborhood playgrounds? Using the latest statistics from the National Program for Playground Safety, students discover that most of the nation's playgrounds rate only a C. High schoolers observe and report on children at local playgrounds. They research the Internet for safety tips and checklists. Then, they share their word-processed pamphlets, flyers or computer slide shows with high school peers and children from a neighborhood day care center.
High School

Mathematics, Social Studies

Money, Geography Habitats, Global History

Globalization & Us
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachNetGrant08_ChristopherGill.htm
At the end of this unit, students will understand the positive and negative impacts of globalization. They learn and understand that it is a phenomenon that changes from day to day and plays a large role in all of our lives.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Numbers Statistics, American History, Internet, Software Programs

Go Yankees!
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/sskea/yankees.htm
Go Yankees! is a unit of activities designed to inspire students to become part of an All- Star Team through an exploration of the New York Yankees. As students read biographies, discuss, write about, and present the lives of one of America's greatest baseball teams, they learn that life is about facing and overcoming hardships, meeting challenges, engaging in team spirit, and standing tall at home plate.
Elementary

Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Biology,Botany, American History, Internet, Software Programs

Goobers. Goobers? Goobers!
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2005/linero2.htm
This unit will provide students with a chance to investigate the peanut scientifically. They will observe, taste, smell, feel, and grow peanuts. African American History will also be explored.
Elementary

Mathematics, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Internet, Software Programs

Graph It to Picture It!
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/sampedro2.htm
In today's high-tech world, we are bombarded with data daily. How can we absorb so much information? One way is through visual organizers, such as graphs and tables. This unit will help you help your students to learn how to sort, arrange, label, display data, and formulate and solve problems in their own world.
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Software Programs

Graphing and Analyzing Our School's Attendance
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/fianni/attendanceproject.htm
This project will serve two main instructional purposes. First, it will create a sense of community and will help students understand their school and the community around them. Second, it is a great way to introduce major concepts such as histograms, pie graphs, and many other statistical concepts that sometimes seem totally abstract.
Middle School , High School

Mathematics

Algebra

Graphs and Co-Ordinates
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Maths-C1_worksheets/C1%20Pure%20Maths%20worksheets/Chapters/C1-Chapter4.htm
This unit aligns with the Heinemann Core Mathematics 1 textbook. This project covers Chapters 4 and 5, graphs and co-ordinates.
Elementary

Health Phys Ed, Mathematics, Science

Numbers Statistics, Biology

Healthy Eating
http://www.ioe.ac.uk/TeachNetUK/healthyeating.htm
In this project, students learn about which foods are healthy and which foods are less healthy by using Internet resources, and then moving onto creating a healthy eating database record of their classmates' favorite foods.
High School

Mathematics, Special Ed, Technology Media

Money, Internet, Software Programs

Holiday Math: A Practical Approach
http://resources.teachnet.ie/lmclafferty/
This web-based assignment is of particular benefit to Deaf or Hard of Hearing students as it provides a method of communication not reliant on sound. Pricing a holiday online is an ideal application of Internet technology to help reduce feelings of isolation.
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Money, Internet, Software Programs

Home Sweet Home
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/alee/alee_files/homesweetfp.htm
The purpose of this program is to help students see the math involved in fulfilling one of the American Dreams: buying a house. The students use the Internet to find a home as well as the interest rates that banks charge to finance that home.
Elementary

Mathematics, Technology Media

Money, Internet, Software Programs

I'm in the Money - Teaching Kids Practical Money Skills
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/linero.htm
This project teaches kids about how money is made, earned, spent, saved and shared. Students follow money from the time it is made in a US mint to the time it gets in their hands; after participating in activities from the unit, they are made aware of ways to make wise spending choices. They learn various ways to make a budget, utilize their math skills to keep a record of what they spend, and use technology to help them keep track of their money.
High School

Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

Insulation
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Sci-Insulation/insulation/
This project looks at the effects of insulating a house with cavity wall materials, carpets and draught excluders, loft insulation and double glazing methods
High School

Mathematics

Algebra

Interactive Exam Presentations & Tutorials
http://resources.teachnet.ie/omcconway
The project is intended to be a teaching resource, which would be used by the teacher in the classroom. Diagrams are of a high quality and are built up cumulatively, with each step explained along the way demonstrating how a conclusion was reached rather than just giving a static picture of the final work. This dynamic nature of the site makes it easier for the teacher ( or pupil ) to quickly go over the explanation again from scratch which should aid understanding.
High School

Mathematics

Numbers Statistics

Interactive Trigonometry Solutions
http://resources.teachnet.ie/hpunzet/2006/
This website provides an interactive and visually powerful presentation covering Trigonometry. The material is provided in PowerPoint 2003 format with many animations to help students visualize the concepts required for this subject.
High School

Mathematics

Numbers Statistics

Introduction to Number Systems
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jhegarty/
This site aims to serve as an introduction to number systems with the aid of visual and interactive tools. It is divided into two main sections, Natural Numbers and Integers. The ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers are prerequisites for the material in this site.
Elementary

Mathematics, Technology Media

Internet

It's About Time
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mpeluso/time.htm
It's About Time was created to be an online learning center for elementary students learning to tell time. After the students read a short tutorial, they are asked to complete one or more online activities. Students visit an online math dictionary to learn the value of a day, month, week, and year. They construct word problems based on a favorite month; practice writing out time using a.m. and p.m.; and use interactive games to reinforce time concepts and self-assess their progress.
Elementary

Mathematics

Arithmetic

Kinematics
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Maths-Mechanics_eBook_M2/Kinematics_menu.htm
Kinematics is the first chapter in the Mathematics Mechanics eBook aimed at supporting students through a primary school math curriculum.
Elementary , Middle School

Mathematics

Arithmetic

Kinematics I
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2007%20Projects/Maths-Mechanics_eBook_M1/kinematics.htm
Kinematics is the second chapter in the Mechanics eBook, aimed at supporting students sitting the Edexcel M1 examination.
Elementary

Mathematics, Science, Science, Technology Media

Geometry, Digital Media, Internet, Visual Arts

Learning Math Through Garden Design
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/jessica/jessica_2004/gardendesign/sb_jessica_garden_design.htm
The students are actually permitted to daydream a little for inspiration during this unit. Several math skills are reinforced through the use of technology, via Internet, such as: linear measurement, plane figures, polygons, quadrilaterals, perimeter, area, and ordered pair numbers (coordinate geometry).
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science

Reading Literacy, Arithmetic, Biology

Learning with Ladybugs
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/huck/templates/ladybugs.htm
This interdisciplinary resource gives students the opportunity to learn about their favorite insect through a variety of activities and worksheets.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

LEGO Robotics: Measuring Speed
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/reilly/
Through these lessons, students learn to build and program a LEGO robotic car in cooperative groups, and measure and graph its speed. Using their own natural curiosity, students will acquire a basic familiarity with principles of construction, motion, computer logic, sense, design, problem-solving, and teamwork skills, all while reinforcing mathematics, science and technology skills.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, American History, Internet

Lewis and Clark Expedition
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2005/stephenson.htm
The students take a virtual cyber tour to learn about the Lewis and Clark Expedition funded by Congress in 1803. Since this is the two hundredth anniversary of the expedition, the book Lewis and Clark On The Trail Of Discovery was read in the classroom.
High School

Business Careers, Mathematics

Accounting, Money

Life Style Finances
http://resources.teachnet.ie/apatton/2006/
Life Style Finances is designed to prepare students with the financial skills to meet their everyday needs both now and in life after school. It covers the following topics income, expenditure, budgeting, credit, debt, savings, banking, insurance and taxation.
High School

Mathematics

Geometry

Linear Programming
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jcleary/index1.html
Linear Inequalities can be used in a practical way (hence the name Linear Programming) to solve real life practical problems. Even if it may seem quite theoretical in a first approach, linear programming has a lot of practical applications in real problems.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Special Ed

Reading Literacy, Numbers Statistics

Literacy and Numeracy Resources
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jfarrell/
This site contains practical, easy to use resources that can be used to develop literacy and numeracy skills of the emergent learner. This unit contains reproducible resources based on children's actual needs and are easy for teachers to use.
Elementary

Mathematics

Geometry, Money

Living in Geometry
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/vidall.htm
In this unit, students will design a floor plan and construct their dream home using geometry. Students will learn about different types of polygons, two and three- dimensional figures and how to measure perimeter and area. They will also review multiplying money.
Middle School

Health Phys Ed, Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

Money, Biology, Software Programs

Lunch Food? Mmm Mmm Good!
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/asalcedo/lunchmenu.htm
Students use the Internet to research recipes and utilize the USDA Food Guide Pyramid to investigate the importance of meeting these requirements and learn the consequences of an unbalanced diet. The students download recipes, create ethnic variations on the food pyramid, and use Excel to convert recipes and create a cost sheet for feeding different amounts of students.
Elementary

Mathematics, Technology Media

Geometry, Money, Numbers Statistics, Software Programs

Marvelous Mathematics
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/stephenson.htm
These interactive lessons are designed to allow the students to expand their math skills by way of technology and hands-on activities. In the lesson named Colorful Fractions, the students not only learn how to make a table on the computer, but create fractions and equivalent fractions through the use of color. They are able to manipulate fractions in order to gain a greater understanding of the meaning of whole number that is broken into parts.
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Algebra, Geometry, Internet, Software Programs

Math B Regents Review Wiki
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_AlexJacoby.htm
The goal of the project is to help students prepare for the New York state Math B regents exam. Working together, students create a comprehensive review wiki covering two year's of topics. This project enables students to teach each other, and gives the teacher a clear assessment of what topics students are still struggling with.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Arithmetic, Money, Internet

Math Matters
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_JeffreyGross_MathMatters.htm
Students explore mathematical concepts through hands-on activities and real life application. The students will use the internet to transfer, extend, and reinforce their day to day learning. Students meet core content strands within the New York State Math Standards.
High School

English Language Arts, Mathematics

Journalism, Writing, Algebra, Geometry, Numbers Statistics

Math News
http://teachersnetwork.org/CD_NotTeachingToTheTest/LauraAnderson_MathNews.htm
Students will write news articles explaining mathematical concepts. Any topic taught can be converted into a verbal explanation or a creative story. By thinking and eventually writing about why they follow certain procedures, students enhance their understanding of basic operations.
Elementary

Mathematics, Technology Media

Money, Numbers Statistics, Internet, Software Programs

Math You Can Count On
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/garcia2.htm
You can count on learning fun when you use these lessons and activities to teach or reinforce math concepts from one-to-one correspondence to measurement. Students learn about shapes and create their own zoo animal out of shapes. Students also explore a timely collection of activities to help them race ahead to perfect time telling skills. You can bank on some money activities to teach or strengthen money skills.
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Internet

Mean, Median and Mode
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/fianni/mean1.htm
This unit combines mathematics and technology to teach students how to find the mean, median, and mode for a set of data. This a great project to introduce statistics.
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Software Programs

Microsoft Excel for Math Teachers
http://resources.teachnet.ie/pkavanagh/
This site was created to make the life of a math teacher a little easier. It shows teachers how to use Excel to assist in the teaching of mathematics, including tutorials for creating spreadsheets, graphs, histograms, and more.
Elementary , Middle School

Mathematics

Arithmetic

Moments
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2007%20Projects/Maths-Mechanics_eBook_M1/moments.htm
The fifth and final chapter in the first Mechanics eBook, aimed at supporting students sitting the Edexcel M1 (UK) examination.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics

Literature, Money

Money! Money! Money!
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/concepcion.htm
This is a unit that introduces children to the mathematical concept of money through the use of literature. Students use technology to visit websites where they can play interactive games, gather information to complete activity sheets, and complete online projects.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Crafts, Reading Literacy, Arithmetic, Geometry, Numbers Statistics, American History, Community Culture, Internet

My Country 'Tis of Thee
http://bostonteachnet.org/quinn/quinn.htm
Who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance and The Star-Spangled Banner? What do these verses mean? Why do we observe Veterans Day and Flag Day? Youngsters use emerging language, math, and social studies skills to discover answers to these and other questions.
High School

Mathematics, Science

Numbers Statistics, Earth Science, Physics, Scientific Method

New York City Water Quality Assessment Project
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/chien/chien.htm
Students investigate the quality of water as it interacts with the environment, determining how these components affect ecosystems. Students analyze case studies of a water body in their area and make recommendations to the community about the current drinking water and water ecosystem.
Middle School , High School

Mathematics

Algebra, Numbers Statistics

Number
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2007%20Projects/Maths-C2_worksheets/C2%20Pure%20Maths%20worksheets/C2-Chapter7.htm
These five series of projects are aligned to the Heinemann Core Mathematics 2 textbook and cover 11 topics [offered as 'chapters']. The chapters can be followed sequentially, or in the order suggested by Helen within the resource. The first topic [Number] covers geometric sequences and series.
Middle School , High School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Special Ed, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Arithmetic, Digital Media, Internet

Online Cookbook
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantsWinners/GrantTeachnet_OnlineCookBook.htm
Students will cook a recipe, take pictures of each ingredient and step, and post it in the form of an online cookbook. Students will learn how to read a recipe, cook, measure ingredients and operate cooking machinery. Students will also learn how to operate a digital camera and upload pictures onto a Web site or blog. Finally, teachers should incorporate a mini-lesson on kitchen safety into this lesson.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies

Writing, Arithmetic, Money, Community Culture

Opening Our Own Post Office
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/IMSL/ps1/postoffice/profile.htm
This unit combines math concepts with social studies content.The first-grade social studies curriculum includes the study of the community. As a culminating activity for the yearlong community study, the children look forward to opening their own school-wide, student-run post office.
Elementary

Health Phys Ed, Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

Scientific Method, Internet

Pedestrian Safety
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/jwilliams/safety.htm
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, "Pedestrian injury is second only to cancer as the leading cause of death in children between five and nine years of age. A study in New Haven, Connecticut, however, reveals that many childhood pedestrian injuries can be prevented. The Science of Safety starts as a "simple" science unit on force and motion as a way to help students understand velocity and thus understand how to cross streets safely.
Elementary

Mathematics, Social Studies

Accounting, Arithmetic, Money, Community Culture, Geography Habitats

Planning a Trip to Florida
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/claytonj.htm
This unit develops strategies for researching through activities in which social studies, technology, mathematics, and creativity are integrated. Hands-on activities are used to create a relief map, go to web sites to explore, develop writing skills on the computer, budget for a seven day trip, discover facts on our state of Florida, and create an original tourist pamphlet.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Mathematics

Art History,Drawing, Graphic Arts, Writing, Geometry

Positive Perspectives Posters
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/meisler/perspective.htm
Positive Perspectives Posters motivates the entire school community. Students use one-point perspectives to create posters that are displayed in the hallways to lift teachers and students spirits and inspire them to always do their best.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Literature, Reading Literacy, Software Programs

Primary Math with Eric Carle Books
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/delancy2.htm
The primary goal of this thematic unit is to teach young children how math is used daily in real world situations. All activities are based on Eric Carle books, and centered around Howard Gardner's Eight Multiple Intelligences.
Middle School

Mathematics

Algebra, Arithmetic

Quadratics Catch-Up
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Maths-KS4-5_catch-up/Home.htm
This project is designed to start addressing the gulf between weak math students and the demands of higher-level mathematics.
Elementary

Mathematics

Geometry

Real Math: An Exploration with Geometric Solids
http://teachersnetwork.org/IMSL/ps6/math/homrealmath.htm
The students involved in this unit of study will have many opportunities to explore geometric solids (polyhedra). Working together in small cooperative groups, they will sort polyhedra according to their attributes. This process of observing similarities and differences will allow children to learn the components of these shapes and how they are related. They will become familiar with a common mathematical vocabulary that they will use throughout this unit.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Geometry, American History, Community Culture, Digital Media, Visual Arts

Rebuilding the World Trade Center Site: A 9/11 Tribute
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/wtc.htm
Students develop the concept of what a memorial is, evaluate proposed designs for structures to be built at the World Trade Center site, use drawing and painting tools to design their own structures, learn writing and word processing skills to describe their designs, and develop the concept of area as they determine the number and size of the structures that can be accommodated at the WTC site.
Elementary , Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science

Crafts, Graphic Arts, Writing, Numbers Statistics, Earth Science, Scientific Method

Recycle for Life: Science Through Art
http://teachersnetwork.org/impactii/profiles02_03/saturday.htm
Recycle for Life: Science Through Art educates and empowers children to make a difference by promoting environmental issues through art. Students draw conclusions and make comparisons from real-life data, and the art projects provide them with exciting hands-on experiences that stimulate comprehensive and informative nonfiction writing. During this inquiry based program, they discover the value of reducing waste and determine how to change wasteful behavior in school and at home.
Middle School , High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Money, Software Programs

Relational Databases
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/ICT-RelationalDB/RelationalDB/index.htm
This project provides instruction on creating a loan system using a relational database in MS Access. Students work through exemplar materials to address the Key Stage 4 curriculum for ICT (UK).
High School

Fine Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Geometry, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Repeat Patterns
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/Art-RepeatPattern/repeating%20patterns/Index.htm
In this project pupils will use a range of software applications to explore and create motifs that are then built up into repeating decorative patterns.
Middle School , High School

Mathematics

Algebra

Sequences and Series
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Maths-C1_worksheets/C1%20Pure%20Maths%20worksheets/Chapters/C1-Chapter6.htm
This unit aligns with the Heinemann Core Mathematics 1 textbook. This project covers Chapter 6, sequencing and series.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Literature, Geometry, Money, Internet

Shape Up!
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/concepcion2.htm
Shape Up! is a unit that introduces children to the mathematical concept of measurement through the use of literature. Students use technology to visit websites where they can play interactive games, gather information to complete activity sheets, and complete online projects. In one lesson using the book Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes by Stuart J. Murphy students learn about solid figures.
Elementary

Mathematics, Technology Media

Arithmetic, Money, Internet

Show Me the Money!
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/kdevus/devus.htm
Show Me The Money is comprised of seven lessons and is appropriate for intermediate-grade children. A pre-test is recommended. Lesson one has the children using "play money" as manipulatives, moving from coin identification to coin combinations totaling one dollar. Lessons two and three combine classroom work with Internet sites. Links are recommended for math crossword puzzles and interactive money games.
Middle School , High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Geometry, Software Programs

Sketching the Pythagorean Theorem
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/landerson/sketchpad.htm
This is an introductory lesson on how to use Geometer's Sketchpad for both teacher and student. There are plenty of screenshots and step-by-step instructions. First a square is created, then a script is made to remember the steps to create a square. Next a right triangle is drawn. Finally, the square script is used to attach a square to the sides of the right triangle. An investigation follows revealing how the area of sum of the square of the legs equals the area of the square of the hypotenuse.
Middle School, High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Internet, Software Programs, Video

So Tell Me About Your Trip...
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/asalcedo/trip.htm
Most children love to go on vacations, but few have a sense of the many factors involved in planning and taking a trip. This unit deals with topics relating to trip planning. Students research destinations and the factors involved in taking a trip and learn how averages play a part in making decisions.
Elementary

Mathematics

Numbers Statistics

Solve the DaVinci Code
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jroberts/2006/
This project will encourage pupils to think about numbers and how number patterns are made, while introducing the area of Renaissance art. It introduces children to a variety of codes made from numbers and words and yet challenges them to solve visual jigsaws as well.
Middle School , High School

Mathematics, Social Studies

Numbers Statistics, Ancient Civilizations, Global History

Solve the DaVinci Code
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jroberts/2006
This project asks students to use mathematical skills to solve codes and recognize patterns. It was designed as an interdisciplinary project to align with students studying the Renaissance and Leonardo DaVinci. Animations and puzzles are embedded into to the unit for a sense of fun and adventure.
High School

Mathematics

Algebra

Solving Equations
http://resources.teachnet.ie/tkelly/
This interactive tutorial helps students practice linear equations and quadratic equations using formal techniques. Worksheets are provided to accompany each level.
Middle School , High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Money, Numbers Statistics, Software Programs

Spreadsheets Using Microsoft Excel
http://resources.teachnet.ie/mhickey/2005/
This module has been designed for students with no formal or previous experience in the application of spreadsheets. The unit includes many assignments, worksheets, and quizzes.
Elementary , Middle School

Mathematics

Arithmetic

Statics
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2007%20Projects/Maths-Mechanics_eBook_M1/statics.htm
Statics is the fourth chapter in the Mechanics eBook, aimed at supporting students sitting the Edexcel M1 (UK) examination.
Elementary , Middle School

Mathematics

Arithmetic, Numbers Statistics

Statics
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Maths-Mechanics_eBook_M2/Statics_menu.htm
Statics is the third chapter of the Mathematics Mechanics eBook aimed at supporting students through a primary school math curriculum.
Middle School , High School

Mathematics

Algebra, Geometry

Straight Lines, Vectors, Trigonometry, and Circles Catch-Up
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Maths-KS4-5_catch-up/Home.htm
This project is designed to start addressing the gulf between weak math students and the demands of higher-level mathematics.
Middle School

Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Astronomy, Scientific Method, Software Programs

Student Experiment Flies on NASA Space Shuttle!
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/sherzog/herzog2.htm
NASA was encouraging schools to apply to send a student scientific experiment into space aboard a space shuttle. This is an exciting and motivating opportunity for middle school students to actually design and construct an experiment that will be launched into space.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Literature, Writing, Geometry, Internet

Tantalizing Tangrams
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/tangram.htm
This is a third grade mathematics program in which students identify polygons and develop spatial and fractional relationships and geometric concepts by using the ancient Chinese puzzle of tangrams. Integrated into this unit is a language arts component in which students develop an appreciation of the folk tale by first identifying its elements and then writing their own tales.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Business Careers, Mathematics, Technology Media

Drawing, Graphic Arts, Geometry, Visual Arts

Technical Drawing
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/DT-Technical_Drawing/index.htm
This project focuses on the development of technical drawing skills at Key Stage 3. With the use of suitable equipment and processes, this project encourages students to visualize and construct graphics and shapes.
Middle School , High School

Mathematics, Social Studies

Community Culture

Teenagers, Education and New York City
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/GothamGazette_MarisaLaks.htm
Students often ask why they study mathematics since it doesn't feel relevant. This project helps students see how math is used in their daily lives.
Elementary , Middle School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Arithmetic, Digital Media, Internet, Visual Arts

The ABC's of Math
http://teachersnetwork.org/impactii/profiles02_03/sedewitch.htm
The ABCs of Math is an interdisciplinary program that develops childrens skills in reading and writing, increases their understanding of basic math concepts, allows for creativity, encourages cooperation, and improves skills in applications of technology.
High School

English Language Arts, Mathematics

Numbers Statistics

The Compassion Network: Preserving our Pearls of Wisdom
http://bostonteachnet.org/wilson/wilson.htm
Networking with senior family members and friends motivates urban students to learn graphical estimation and forecasting in math class. Interviews with family members allow them to build writing, listening and communication skills. Forthcoming information inspires them to research the current situation of our nation's elderly and ask serious questions. Technology also leads to economic projections. Basic principles like social security, Medicare, and Medicaid are demystified.
Elementary , Middle School

Mathematics

Money, Numbers Statistics

The Cost of Life
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/PowerToLearn_KristinBaker.htm
After interviewing adults working in several fields of interest and using the Internet to research starting salaries, each student selects a career. The related salaries becomes their starting points as they develop their monthly budgets.
High School

Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

Algebra, Physics, Internet, Software Programs

The Flaming Weasels
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/alee/flaming_weasels.htm
The project uses the concepts of algebra (formula) and physics (energy and resistance) to tackle a real-life problem (setting up a sound system). Students must be able to use the Internet to find the needed data.
Elementary

Mathematics, Technology Media

Money, Digital Media, Software Programs

The Louis Walsh Assignment
http://resources.teachnet.ie/stpats/2003/louis_walsh/index.html
THis is a WebQuest on managing a pop group on their tour of Ireland.
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Software Programs

The Probability Project
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/TeachNet/westchester/newman.htm
This project takes students through the different types of probability they will encounter in math, and utilizes PowerPoint presentations. Students learn to use experimental and theoretical probability to represent and solve problems involving uncertainty. Each type of problem gives them the definitions of terms, the formula to use, and a step-by-step tutorial with solution.
Middle School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Accounting, Money, Internet

The Real Way to Moolah Beach!
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/asalcedo/moolah.htm
Students and adults alike have difficulties managing money. This program doesn't pretend to take the place of a financial analyst, but it does provide key insight into the basics of managing your money. Students learn about checkbook accounts and the basics of accounting. They are given transactions and learn how to register those transactions accordingly. As a culminating assignment, students are given an imaginary initial balance of three thousand dollars. They first create a budget and then go online to acquire as many useful goods as their money will allow.
Elementary

Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Money, Numbers Statistics, Internet

The Stock Market Game
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/Stock_Market_Criteria.htm
This unit provides five lessons for conducting a modified stock market game in your classroom. Students read and analyze investment reports, graphs, news articles, and company overviews on the Web for two different stocks. From the data, they synthesize the information and add to their list of criteria to be used in selecting stocks for investment.
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Accounting, Money, Numbers Statistics, Software Programs

The Stock Market Project
http://teachersnetwork.org/impactII/profiles02_03/laury.htm
Using a hypothetical investment of $10,000 in the stock market, students allocate the investment to three publicly traded companies; record the closing price of all three stocks on a worksheet every day; prepare a Weekly Investment Summary showing how much their initial investment is worth that day, the gain/loss on each stock, and the net gain or loss; manually calculate percentage return on each stock and then plot the same using MS Excel; manually graph the daily closing price of each stock and then plot the same using MS Excel; research the companies selected and summarize their primary business and financial results; and prepare a final report that includes an Executive Summary (text summary of results and company background) and MS Excel attachments.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics

Reading Literacy, Geometry

Things Are Shaping Up
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/olya/olya.htm
Using literature, hands-on materials, and the Internet, students discover the characteristics and names of various shapes. This is a good introduction to shapes, where students learn to identify, compare/contrast, and reproduce shapes.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Writing, Money, Numbers Statistics, American History, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Software Programs

Through the Looking Glass: Life in Colonial Times
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/gomez.htm
Students develop a sense of historical empathy, summarizing the various reasons for settlement in the New World. There are a variety of activities which helps students evaluate the development of civilizations and cultures, as well as understand the interrelationships of people, places and the environment.
Elementary

Business Careers, Mathematics, Special Ed, Technology Media

Toy Planet
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/stephenson2.htm
Toy Planet is a unit designed to teach children to operate a business. They design a store, supply it with merchandise (on paper) and create advertisements. They also manage the store's debits and credits by using a spreadsheet. They keep track of their products through a database and learn how promote a sale of their merchandise.
Middle School , High School

Mathematics

Geometry

Transformations
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Maths-Transformations/Tristan%20Jones/Home.htm
One of the potential creative areas in the math classroom, this resource explores some innovative ways to deliver this subject area and to allow students to make their own assessments.
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Geometry, Software Programs

Triangle Exploration
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/landerson/triangle.htm
Triangle Exploration is an introductory lesson for both teacher and student on how to use The Geometer's Sketchpad software, a visualization environment that covers a broad range of the mathematics curriculum. The software is easy to get accustomed to, and this unit provides plenty of screenshots and step-by-step instructions. As the title to this project implies, the focus here is on triangles.
High School

Mathematics

Algebra, Numbers Statistics

Trigonometry
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2007%20Projects/Maths-C2_worksheets/C2%20Pure%20Maths%20worksheets/C2-Chapter2.htm
The fourth in a series of projects [Chapter 2, 8 and 10] covers the sine and cosine rule, and trigonometric functions.
Middle School

Health Phys Ed, Mathematics, Technology Media

Software Programs, Visual Arts

Up in Smoke
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/astephenson.htm
This project enables students to search for information regarding the history, health hazards and prevention of smoking.
High School

ESL, Mathematics

Numbers Statistics

Using Scatter Plots to Predict the Future
http://teachersnetwork.org/EnglishLanguageLearners/Math_Pineda_Scatter.htm
In this unit, students learn to graph scatter plots. Scatter plots help us identify patterns, trends, and relationships for two quantitative variables. Students explore the interaction between these two variables to reach meaningful conclusions about their predictability for future events.
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Media Literacy

Using your Calculator
http://resources.teachnet.ie/pkavanagh/2004/
I developed a website which teaches pupils how to use one particular calculator, the Casio fx – 83MS. (Although most of the site can be used with any particular calculator.) It contains details on how each button on the calculator functions and its relevance to a mathematics high school curriculum.
Elementary , Middle School

Mathematics

Arithmetic

Vectors
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2007%20Projects/Maths-Mechanics_eBook_M1/vectors.htm
Kinematics is the first chapter in the first Mechanics eBook, aimed at supporting students sitting the Edexcel M1 (UK) examination.
High School

Mathematics, Technology Media

Algebra, Geometry, Video

Video-Based Learning: Math Using Technology
http://teachersnetwork.org/CD_NotTeachingToTheTest/PaulPelech_VideoBasedLearning.htm
Students will follow a licensed Mathematics teacher through a series of problems. While producing the videos, students must become familiar with the math concepts being taught. This program takes practicing for the exams into a fresh new area of learning. Students are involved in the production of the videos so that they review the content during production.
Elementary

Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

Volatile Volcanoes
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/rduarte.htm
Volatile Volcanoes is a science/mathematics project specifically designed to teach about volcanoes. It is based on interactive units that build students research skills. The purpose of this project is to integrate science, mathematics, reading, writing, and technology using a collaborative model where groups of students are able to work, research and create a presentation. Here, students have fun with graphics, graphs and money, simultaneously learning with up-to-the-minute information.
Elementary, Middle School

Mathematics, Science, Science

Numbers Statistics, Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Weather Report
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/martha/sbweather.htm
In this unit, the Internet and Microsoft Excel are used to integrate earth science (weather), geography, and math (statistics, data analysis) at the upper elementary/middle school level.
Middle School , High School

Mathematics, Social Studies

Who Am I? Realizing the People Behind Mathematics
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachnetDisseminator_GertnerSutherlandCohen.htm
This project helps to overcome students' typical relationship to mathematicians. They learn about different mathematicians through a matching game, choose one mathematician for their individual project, and research both online and in print sources. They integrate information to create an original formal letter using appropriate language for display.
Elementary

Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Internet, Software Programs

Winter Olympics Graphing Project
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/aohara/olympics.htm
This is a joint program with the classroom teacher and the library media specialist in which students gather data and statistics on the medals won by different countries in the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games. The students then analyze and present their data using a variety of media.
High School

Mathematics, Social Studies

Women Count - In a Virtual Math Museum
http://bostonteachnet.org/brown/brown_2.htm
Who was the: earliest woman mathematician - mother of computer programming - woman who influenced modern algebra - first woman to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics? Through the study of mathematicians' lives and the exploration of math careers, students answer these questions and share them with their math buddies. Participants research mathematicians of the past, email famous mathematicians, and interview mentors who use math in their professions.
High School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Writing, Internet, Software Programs

Women in Mathematics
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/alee/women_in_math.htm
The purpose of this project is to introduce students to female mathematicians over the centuries and to acknowledge their contribution to mathematics. Students are also exposed to social and historical aspects math has in the world.
Elementary , Middle School

Mathematics

Arithmetic, Numbers Statistics, Physics

Work, Energy, Power
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Maths-Mechanics_eBook_M2/Work_energy_power_menu.htm
This resource is the fifth chapter of the Mathematics Mechanics eBook aimed at supporting students through a primary school math curriculum.
High School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Special Ed, Technology Media

Money, Internet

You're an Adult Now! WebQuest
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/jcole/cole.htm
Students have difficulty managing their money. As adults, they will have to effectively allocate their limited resources within the typical wants and needs of everyday life. The students are given a scenario where they are adults with a yearly salary of $31,500. They start out thinking that they are doing fairly well, until they have to find a place to live that is within their budget.
 
Journey Back to the Great Before

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