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Newspapers: Use Your Document Detective Skills

Read three newspaper articles, one at a time, about events of historical significance. Identify the region and era particular to each newspaper article, and answer additional questions about the topic covered.

Nonstandard Units

Use the set of three triangles to build each of the outlined polygons. Then use the triangles to determine the area and perimeter of each polygon.

Numbers in Nature

Many Renaissance artists and architects used the concept of the golden mean which was thought to be visually pleasing. An Italian mathematician developed a series of numbers related to the golden mean; see if you can detect the pattern.

Operations in Base Four

Strengthen your understanding of place value by looking at systems based on numbers other than 10. Work with manipulatives to calculate base four addition and subtraction problems.

Ordering a Stem and Leaf Plot

Stem and leaf plots are a method for showing the frequency with which certain classes of values occur. You will create an ordered stem and leaf plot.

Ordering Hats

Click through each representation to see how the display of relative frequency relates to the display of cumulative frequency and their corresponding histograms. Examine how each method is useful for summarizing the variation in numeric data.

Organizing Data in a Stem and Leaf Plot

A stem and leaf plot is a graphical representation for investigating variation. You will convert an ordered stem and leaf display grouped by tens into an ordered display grouped by fives.

The Path of a Case

You just graduated from law school and want your first case to go all the way to the Supreme Court. Read some case summaries and pick a case you think will make it to the Supreme Court.

People Patterns

Observe a line of people, discover a pattern and figure out who should come next. See if you can complete a pattern of 10 people before the penalty word "Pattern" is spelled out.

Periodic Table Assessment: Test Your Skills

Test your knowledge of atoms, orbitals, periods/groups, characteristics of families, isotopes and relative mass. Take this 39-question test, review your correct and incorrect answers, and print out your assessment.

The Periodic Table

Go through the Periodic Table piece by piece and learn how it works. Also, figure out how and why elements interact to make the world you see around you.

The Perpendicular Bisector

Watch as the triangle is reflected over the perpendicular bisector. Practice reflecting other figures.

Personal Reading and Writing Inventory

Answer questions about your reading and writing preferences. Get feedback on how to add more writing to your life, in and outside of school.

Placing Artifacts in Time

This interactive focuses on the concept of Chronological Thinking. Using the example of Pocahontas, explore how historical representations change over time, and often reflect the period in which the representation was created.

Planning a Weekly Writing Schedule

Consider a week in your classroom, record instances when your students are writing and find additional places to fit writing into your teaching. See a sample of one weekly schedule where writing has been incorporated across the curriculum.

Plate Interactions Challenge

Identify real-world cases of boundary interactions and predict the most likely future geologic outcomes. In the lightning round, unscramble four geologic terms

Plates & Boundaries Challenge

Place the names of fifteen tectonic plates on the map. Then identify the type of boundary (convergent, divergent or transform) between several of these plates.

Playing with Quadperson

Compare the effects of relative and absolute changes on a picture. Watch what happens to a Quadperson (a drawing of a face made of quadrilaterals) if every line were made half as long or made a half-inch shorter.

Plot Plans and Silhouettes

Plot out a three-dimensional structure based on two-dimensional silhouettes. Look at the front and side view of figures and use a table to plot out the dimensions that mathematically represent the figures.

Polygon-Classification Game

Click all the polygons to see which Venn diagram circle they belong to. Then try to determine the correct labels for each of the circles.

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