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Spirit Lake Schools

Web Resources for 2011-2012

Resources for All student-safe blogging (writing skills) website building website building video conferencing presentation tool

! organize web resources! webQuests Google Apps Market Place (Easy Bib)

Video Production iMovie create movies excellent features. - google maps and goggle earth to tell a story

Back-channeling teacher and student safe!

Screencasting Quicktime on Macs

For Teacher and Students? best PD ever twitter in classrooms around the world bookmarking site bookmarking site

Podcasting www.audacity Garageband on MAC

Math Sources free online scientific calc. using google maps using google earth cool animated lessons fractions!!!!! whole 38 week geometry curriculum online for Algebra (IPADs only)

Science digital chem lab? cool stuff lower ms or elem,m:1,sk:1,c:1,o:1,ci: 1,l:1,n:1&nav=1.57,120,160&sel=p:;h:;s:;c:0;o:0 for teaching body systems - I think it is pretty cool! anatomy

Social Studies create and animate timelines need google account Google Earth Google Maps to use with google maps documentary videos etc... make fake facebook pages about historical figures

Language Arts I likie free mind mapping free audio books! mind mapping story building story creator story creator ! publish own stories! publish own stories - good writing practice

Health and PE gov始t site about ad tactics

Art art history site links to museums and virtual tours

Other Links for Math from Kalkhoff Math TV Solve multistep math word problems (middle school students).

  Interactive! Resources: Arithmetic Four A game like Fraction Four but instead of fraction questions the player must answer arithmetic questions (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) to earn a piece to place on the board.

  Arithmetic Quiz Arithmetic Quiz gives the user randomized questions to answer on arithmetic with whole numbers and integers.

  Bounded Fraction Pointer  The user gives the values for the fractional points on the number line.

  Bounded Fraction Finder  the computer gives the values for the fractional points on the number line.

  Caesar Cipher Students practice simple arithmetic skills by encoding and decoding messages using an affine cipher.

  Cantor's Comb Students learn about fractions between 0 and 1 by repeatedly deleting portions of a line segment, also learning about properties of fractal objects.

  Clock Arithmetic Students learn about modular arithmetic operations through working with various types of clocks.

  Coloring Multiples in Pascal's Triangle Students color numbers in Pascal's Triangle by rolling a number and then clicking on all entries that are multiples of the number rolled, thereby practicing multiplication tables, investigating number patterns, and investigating fractal patterns.

  Coloring Remainders in Pascal's Triangle Students color numbers in Pascal's Triangle by rolling a number and then clicking on all entries that have the same remainder when divided by the number rolled, thereby practicing multiplication tables, investigating number patterns, and investigating fractal patterns.

  Comparison Estimator Compares two sets of objects.

  Converter Converts fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions.

  Equivalent Fractions Finder Visually represent equivalent fractions by dividing squares or circles and shading portions equivalent to a given fraction.


Estimator Practice estimation skills by determining the number of objects, length, or area.

  Estimator Quiz Randomized questions to answer on estimating the value of number sentences.

  Factorize Factorize 2 Learn about factors through building rectangular arrays on a grid.

  Fraction Finder Determine the value of two given fractions represented as points on a number line then graphically find a fraction whose value is inbetween the value of the 2 given fractions and determine its value.

  Fraction Four A version of connect four, gaining the chance to place a piece on the board by simplifying a fraction.

  Fraction Quiz Fraction Quiz gives the user randomized questions to answer on simplifying fractions; conversions between fractions, decimals, percents, and percentage problems.

  Fraction Sorter Represent fractions by coloring in the appropriate portions of either a circle or a square, then order those fractions from least to greatest.

  Pattern Generator Determine and then continue the pattern generated.

  Tortoise and Hare Race Students step through the tortoise and hare race, based on Zeno's paradox, to learn about the multiplication of fractions and about convergence of an infinite sequence of numbers.

  Whole Number Cruncher Similar to "Number Cruncher" but only generates multiplication and addition functions to avoid outputting any negative numbers.

  Angles Students practice their knowledge of acute, obtuse and alternate angles.

  Area Explorer Students are shown shapes on a grid after setting the perimeter and asked to calculate areas of the shapes.

  Clock Wise Practice reading a clock.

  Elapsed Time Practice finding elapsed time given a starting time and an ending time.

  Fractured Pictures Students generate complicated geometric fractals by specifying starting polygon and scale factor.

  Perimeter Explorer Students are shown shapes on a grid after setting the area and asked to calculate perimeters of the shapes.


Pythagorean Explorer Students find the length of a side of a right triangle by using the Pythagorean Theorem, and then check their answers.

  Surface Area and Volume Students manipulate dimensions of polyhedra, and watch how the surface area and volume change.

  Algebra Four Students play a generalized version of connect four, gaining the chance to place a piece on the board by solving an algebraic equation.

  Algebra Quiz Similar to Algebra Four, Algebra Quiz gives the user randomized questions to answer on solving algebraic linear and quadratic equations of one variable.

  Fraction Quiz Fraction Quiz gives the user randomized questions to answer on simplifying fractions; conversions between fractions, decimals, percents, and percentage problems.

  Function Flyer This activity allows the manipulation of the constants and coefficients in any function thereby encouraging the user to explore the effects on the graph of the function by changing those numbers.

  Function Machine Students investigate very simple functions by trying to guess the algebraic form from inputs and outputs.

  General Coordinates Game Students investigate the Cartesian coordinate system through identifying the coordinates of points, or requesting that a particular point be plotted.

  Graph Sketcher Students can create graphs of functions by entering formulas -- similar to a graphing calculator.

  Graphit Students can graph functions and sets of ordered pairs on the same coordinate plane.

  Linear Function Machine Students investigate linear functions by trying to guess the slope and intercept from inputs and outputs.

  Ordered Simple Plot nother version of "Simple Plot" which allows the user to plot and connect ordered pairs in the order that they are input. This enables pictures to be drawn by connecting the pairs rather than having the computer connect them from left to right.

  Positive Linear Function Machine Students investigate linear functions with positive slopes by trying to guess the slope and intercept from inputs and outputs.

  Simple Coordinates Game Students investigate the first quadrant of the Cartesian coordinate system through identifying the coordinates of points, or requesting that a particular point be plotted.

  Simple Plot Students can plot ordered pairs of numbers, either as a scatter plot or with the dots connected.

Dice Table Students experiment with the outcome distribution for a roll of two dice by playing a dice throwing game. Parameters: Which player wins on which rolls.

  Experimental Probability Experiment with experimental probability using a fixed size section spinner, a variable section spinner, 2 regular 6sided number cubes or design your own number cubes. Appropriate for elementary grades.

  Marbles Students learn about sampling with and without replacement by modeling drawing marbles from a bag. Parameters: Number and color of marbles in the bag, replacement rule.

  Racing Game with One Die Two players each roll a die, and the lucky player moves one step to the finish. Parameters: what rolls win and how many steps to the finish line.

  Spinner Students can create a game spinner with one to twelve sectors to look at experimental and theoretical probabilities.

  Adjustable Spinner Students can create a game spinner with variable sized sectors to look at experimental and theoretical probabilities. Parameters: Sizes of sectors, number of sectors, number of trials.

  Bar Graph Enter data to create a bar graph, then manipulate the graph's maximum and minimum values.

  Bar Graph Sorter Sort colored shapes into a bar graph. Appropriate for elementary grades.

  Circle Graph Enter data categories and the value of each category to create a circle graph. Similar to "Pie Chart" but the user can define the data set.

  Measures Students enter data and view the mean, median, variance and standard deviation of the data set. Parameters: Number of observations, range for observations, which statistics to view, identifiers for the data.

  Pie Chart Students view piecharts. Parameters: Number of sectors, size of sector as a percent.

  Plop It! Students click to build dot plots of data and view how the mean, median, and mode change as numbers are added to the plot. Parameters: Range for observations.

Sesame Street Games Play over 100 games, hear your favorite theme songs, read interactive stories from Sesame Street.  Grades PreK-1

  Wicked Interactive flash and shockwave games to practice basic math facts.  Also provides fraction practice.

Harcourt Multimedia Math Glossary Interactive, animated math glossary for Grades 1-8.

  AAA Math Interactive practice and estimation games sorted by grade level and math topic.  Grades K-8

  Math Playground Grades K-6   Visual Fractions Interactive practice to help students visualize fractions.  Grades 3-8

  Cool Math 4 Kids Grades K-5 Grades 3-8 Interactive math activities for students with games, calculators, etc.

  Tessellation Town  Click and drag to create your own tessellations  

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Mathematics  Interactive virtual manipulatives based on NCTM standards   NCTM Illuminations   Interactive math tools   Daisy Maths   Interactive Grades PreK-5  

CosmicZoom & The MegaPenny Project   Helps you visualize HUGE numbers Multiflyer  interactive multiplication practice ReviseWise Maths  Numbers, Data Handling, Shape/Space/Measure, Mental Maths & Games  

Count Us In  Number concept games to download or play online. Grades K-2 Math Drill Online math practice that provides free graded reports  

Mr. Nussbaum Math Games  Check out Math Fries and Decimal Place Value Pirates A Maths Dictionary for Kids  Animated & interactive   Games Pattern Blocks Money  Learning about Time   Oddball  logic game   Base 10 Blocks  Cuisenaire Rods  Fraction Bars Rainforest Math  (Grades 4-6) The Same Game  strategy game

Odd or Even Overlapping Shapes Coin Combo The Counting Game Math Playground Grades K-8 NumberNut Memory game Snakes and Ladders Game Addition game Count Hoot's Number Games  Addition & Subtraction Add Like Mad Multiplication Station Timed game

Splat Square  Look for patterns on this 100 square Online Sudoku A new game every day! Make a Really Big Number - place value  

10 Frame - Counting and addition   Create A Graph Create bar, line, area, or pie graphs online!  You submit the data and the website does the rest!  Grades 2-8

  Maths Dictionary A fun way to explore math terms for grades 6-8.

  Gameaquarium A collection of language arts, math, science, and social studies.  Grades PreK-6

  Escape From Knab Escape From Knab was created by the financial institution Firstar to help students develop financial strategies that will enable them to make sound decisions about day to day financial matters. (Shockwave required.) Grades 6-8

  AAA Math While the pages offered are limited in 3 of the 4 areas (science, math, language arts and social studies) this is still a resource worth using. Grades Pre-K-12 Explore Math offers a variety of resources to teach mathematics, including multimedia learning activities that enable teachers to illustrate difficult math concepts with interactive simulations.  Try Explore Math Gizmos Grades 6-12

  Free Free Puzzles offers interactive math and geometry puzzles with solutions.  Grades 3-12


JAVA Gallery of Interactive On-Line Geometry A collection of interactive geometry experiences. In order to enjoy this exhibit, you will need a Java-capable Web browser.  Grades 7-12

  Zona Land: Graphing X-Y Scaling Interactive web page for demonstrating the interaction of the X and Y axis on graphs.  Grades 6-12

  Interactive Math Site Games teaching color theory, knots, algorithms, graphs and more.  Grades 6+

  Math Goodies: Interactive Math Lessons With A Problem-Solving Approach! A free educational site featuring interactive math lessons.  All Grades

QuickMath QuickMath is an online calculator that solves equations and does all sorts of algebra and calculus problems instantly and automatically! The answer is then displayed on your browser, usually within a couple of seconds.  Grades 9-12

S.O.S. MATHematics S.O.S. MATHematics is a free resource for math review in which students can browse more than 2,500 Math pages filled with short and easy-to-understand explanations.  Grades 9-12

The Addition Machine Practice addition facts with single and double digits.  Grades 1-3

Subtraction Machine Practice subtraction facts Grades 1-2

Multiplication Machine Practice multiplication facts  Grades 3-4

Multiplication Hidden Picture Visualize Multiplication Teaching Tables Drill and practice for multiplication tables The Division Machine Practice division facts  Grades 3-4

Grapher Practice creating a bar graph

Analog Clock Telling time with the hands on a clock

Money Program Practice making change (easy, medium, advanced levels)

Super Sequencer Create sequences of numbers

Sea Shell Rounding Activity Page  Practice rounding numbers between 10 and 100.

Math Magic Timed practice of basic math facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

Function Machine Choose a single or two step operation

Ghost Blasters Odd Practice finding the odd numbers

Guess the Number Estimation and halving numbers

Fresh Baked Fractions Identifying equivalent fractions

Base 10 Blocks Learn place value in this creative format.  Grades 1-3

Decifractator Convert fractions to decimals  Grades 4-6 FEMA's Disaster Math Story problems

Hotmath Hotmath helps students learn math: through guided step-by-step solutions for homework problems in popular textbooks. Hotmath has tutorial solutions and answers for math problems found in pre-algebra, algebra, precalculus, calculus and geometry textbooks. Grades 9-12

Math Glossary Math Glossary provides illustrated and animated definitions and explanations for math terms to help students with homework.  Grades K-6

SchoolHouse Rock This site has lots of catchy tunes here help students learn about grammar, America, mathematics, science, and computers. The RealPlayer plug-in is required for the audio and video files. Grades 2-5

The Counting Story This site is illustrated with animated pink bunnies that do different tricks on each number page.  Grades PreK-1

Fun Brain This site contains a variety of edu-taining activities covering areas of math, language arts, social studies, and science.  Grades K-6

  Math Advantage Several games and quizzes for K-8 students.

  Teach R Kids Math Students learn number basics, addition, subtraction, fractions, and much more with interactive online math worksheets. Grades PreK-3

  Kid Port • Kindergarten Math Games • Grade 1 Math Games • Grade 2 Math Games • Grade 3 Math Games • Grade 4 Math Games

Grade 5 Math Games Grade 6 Math Games Grade 7 Math Games Grade 8 Math Games BasketMath Interactive • • • • Students choose a math skill from the table of contents and a mathematics question and animation based on a basketball game appears.  Click the Results option to get a score.

  Silver Burdett Gin Math Activites Ready to use math activity descriptions, activity sheets and answer keys.  Grades 3-6

  Online National Budget Simulator This activity asks students to adjust spending and tax expenditures in the the 2004 budget proposed by the White House in order to achieve either a balanced budget or any other target deficit.  Grades 7+

King's List of Online Math Activities A huge listing of math interactive activities for all grades. Grades K-12

Math Exercises Online activites for levels 1-4.  Watch for watch pop-ups, expecially Gator!

Math Advantage (Harcourt Brace) Online resource for grades K-12.  Note:  Grade 1 does not work.

Interactive Math Activities Pattern Blocks, base ten, and integer activities.  Grades K-2

  Primary Grades Interactive Math Site Huge listing of sites related to specific math skills.  Grades K-3

  Measure 4 Measure A complete list of online calculators and converters.  Grades 3-12

Stop the Clock 1 - Telling time to 1/2 hour intervals. Stop the Clock 2 - Telling time to 15 minute intervals. Stop the Clock 3 - Telling time to 5 minute intervals. Stop the Clock 4 - Telling time to the minute. Stop the Clock 5 - Telling time to the minute. Stop the Clock R - Matching times written in text to the graphic match. Time for Time Interactive clock Telling Time Primary Game   Ruler Game measuring 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 and 1/16 of an inch.

Teaching Measures - length, mass and capacity   Area and Perimeter index.html

  Equivalent Fraction Bars   Pizza Party - How much pizza is left? Identifying fractions   The Decimal Cruncher   Teaching Measures - Metric Measurement   Button Beach - Mental Math Grades 6-8   MathsNet Interactives Provides interactive activities for algebra, geometry, prime finder, spreadsheets, and graphing.

  Apples for the Teacher Math Games include: • Geometry and Geometric Shapes Games • Interactive 100 Number Charts • Measurement Games • Money Games • Number Sense Games • Operations (+ - * ) Games - Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division • Telling Time Games

I know That Math Games

  More Interactive Resources:  Maths MagNet KS1, Maths game using Head Lice, Number Gym, KS1~Number Jumbler, Make It Count, Multiplication and Division, Pinpoint That Number, Catapult, Frogs and Ladders, KS1~Numeracy Games, Bearings KS2/KS3, Shop Till You Drop, Tangrams, Mental Starter

Math Basic Skills and Games  

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