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Helpful Mathematics Resources for Teachers


Absolutely Not!

Help students learn how to add, subtract, multiply, divide integers following written instructions or using manipulatives. Practice drills are included for using basic operations and for squaring and cubing integers as well.

Build Your Own Math Worksheets

Create your own math practice pages, quizzes, homework, or enrichment worksheets compliments of TEAMS and Math Fact Cafe. Generate a different page for each student as needed along with answer sheets as well.

California State Content Standards

Available as PDF files in mathematics as well as other subject areas.

Counting the Rice

This place value activity can be adapted to work with different bases to help middle school students understand place value better.

Description and Lesson Plan for Base Ten Blocks

Want to know how to use those Base Ten Blocks? Do you have some students who still need concept-level practice? Look for some helpful strategies on this site.

EdHelper Integers

Free lessons and printable worksheets on integers including an introduction, absolute value, comparing, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers.

Exploring Pascal's Triangle

Lessons for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels include printable student worksheets from the North Carolina Department of Education.

Factoring Integers into Primes

This lesson explains how to factor integers, giving examples and practice problems from S.O.S. Mathematics.

Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Section

Numerous links to both Fibonacci numbers and the Golden Section.

Fractions Middle School Lessons and Materials for Teachers

Many lessons and links to activities to help students learn to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions

The History of Pi

Interesting background on the history of pi from early sources as far back as 1650 B.C. to Archimedes, and Ptolemy, with a discussion on the accuracy of pi through the ages.

How Fast Does Your Heart Beat?

Students calculate when their heart will beat for the millionth and billionth time.

Illuminations

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics has divided 5 areas into grade level sections including interactive, multimedia math investigations, teaching strategies, web resources, lesson plans, and NCTM standards.

Indexes of Biographies of Mathematicians

Search alphabetically or chronologically for mathematicians ancient and modern brought to you by the School of Mathematics and Statistics from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

Integers: Exercises with Signed Numbers

Practice problems from Amby.

Integers from Math League

Lessons with examples including definitions, number line, absolute value, adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, comparing integers, and integer coordinates.

Illuminations: Number and Operations

Includes numerous investigations from NCTM, some quite challenging, involving integers, number sense, and operations.

Interactive Mathematics

The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives from Utah State University presents these online manipulatives to enhance student learning. They are indexed by math topic and grade level.

Learn Fractions with Cuisenaire Rods

Let Cuisenaire Rods help with concept understanding for fractions, decimals, number sense and more.

Literature in the Mathematics Classroom

Kay Tolivar shares her view of the importance of using stories to enliven math class and bring the real uses of mathematics to the center stage.

The Magic Sierpinski Triangle

A discussion and illustration of Sierpinski's triangle. Learn to play the chaos game!

Majority Vote: What Percentage Does it Take to Win?

This math challenge from NCTM and Widmeyer Communications helps students learn to make sense of percentages.

Mathematics in Literature

Ideas for ways to use literature to enhance math learning from NCTM.

Math Glossary

An alphabetized glossary of mathematical terms for sixth grade from Harcourt Brace.

Mathletics

See how math is used in the real world of sports in baseball, basketball, bowling, and football.

Mrs. Glosser's Math Goodies

Nine lessons on integers including an introduction, absolute value, comparing and ordering, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers. More available for purchase at a nominal fee.

Model Math Webquests

Seven math WebQuests are presented here.

Multiplying Integers

Lesson with examples for teaching how to multiply integers.

NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics

New NCTM Standards for the year 2000 with a list of extensive resources.

Neufeld Learning Systems Worksheets

Worksheets are provided to accompany the Neufeld product CD's, but can be used alone for student practice and assessment.

Pythagorean Theorem

This lesson provides hints for students to discover the Pythagorean Theorem on their own. It also includes a review of all the essential material that they will need to succeed.

The Price of Relief

Calculate how much it costs to set up a refugee camp and keep it going on a monthly basis.

Prime Pages

Prime number research, records, and resources.

Prize Numbers

In this lesson, students explore what a proof is, how and why mathematicians create them and finally they compose essays on how reason and logic are employed in the workplace.

Proving Pi

Using fairly simple materials, use this activity to prove why pi works.

Ratio and Proportions

Numerous links dealing with ratios and proportions from Ask Dr. Math at the MathForum.

Ratios and Proportions

Descriptions of what they are and how to use them from the Math League.

Rules for Integers: Operations with Signed Numbers

Basic introduction to performing basic operations with integers along with practice exercises from Amby Duncan-Carr.

Standards for Grades 6-8

Mathematics standards from NCTM's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. Go from the index page to Number and Operations for additional guidelines for number concepts.

Third International Math and Science Study

TIMSS is the largest, most comprehensive, and most rigorous international study of schools and students undertaken. Visit this website to see the data that was collected from 41 countries and half-a-million students in 1999.

Unit Plan for Teaching Integers: Grade 8

Includes an outline, lesson plans, and worksheets to accompany Mathquest 8 textbook.

Wheel Factorization

Try this strategy to see if a number is really prime from the Prime Glossary.

Writing Math Journals

Here are some ideas to help you integrate writing into your mathematics curriculum to use for feedback or assessment.

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