Unit 1: Number Patterns

Number Patterns, pages 621 
Interactive Hundred Square (make a 100 square, then identify patterns made by multiples of various numbers)
Number Cracker (identify the missing number in the series; involves some negative numbers)
Patterns (identified as "7th grade"; enrichmentlevel for grade 5)
Sequences (work out the next two terms, plus other terms, then figure out the rule for the sequence) 
Unit 2: Whole Numbers 
Representing, Comparing and Ordering Numbers, pp 2830 
Base 10 Blocks  number representation patterns with virtual base 10 blocks
One False Move (click on a random set of numbers in order: 2 levels of play and 3 levels of difficulty; note: harder levels involve decimal numbers)

Adding 3 and 4digit numbers and using 3 addends, pp 3440 
Base 10 Blocks  addition patterns with virtual base 10 blocks
Tic Tac Toe Squares (choose the "Hard" level for mainly 3digit addends; "Super Brain" for mostly 4digit addends) 
Subtracting with 4digit numbers, pp 4446 
Base 10 Blocks  subtraction patterns with virtual base 10 blocks 
Multiplication and Division Facts to 144, pp 4749 
Multiplication Tables (using 1 through 12; matching or concentration games, or flash cards)
Multiplication Facts Review (using 1 through 10; matching or concentration games, or flash cards)
Multiplication Practice  for all combinations from 0*0 to 12*12 
Multiplying with Multiples of Ten, pp 5254 
Multiplication by tens  an online tutorial with practice
Multiplying hundreds  an online tutorial with practice 
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Unit 3: Geometry 
Naming and Sorting Polygons, pp 8083, 9093 
Geometry Terminology  a "concentration"style matching game
Investigating the Properties of Quadrilaterals  The two activities are designed to be used one after the other, and to introduce students to Geometer's Sketchpad. Both are .gsp files that should be saved before using.
Polygons Sort  A tutorial designed to have students learn the properties of common polygons.
Triangle Town  A tutorial about the types of triangles, including some problemsolving activities that apply knowledge about triangle properties.

Measuring and Constructing Angles, pp 8487 
Angle Estimator (Decide which angle is the same as the one drawn by the computer.)
Banana Hunt  Drag the monkey to hunt for bananas by estimating angle sizes  the closer your estimate, the more bananas the monkey gets. 
Constructing Triangles, pp 9497 
Constructing an Equilateral Triangle  an activity using "Geometer's Sketchpad" 
Making Nets, pp 98101 
Paper Models of Polyhedra  more than eighty paper models available for free  select and download individual polyhedra.
The Platonic Solids (view virtual solids and manipulate them; including viewing as nets) 
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Unit 4: Decimals 
Tenths and Hundredths, pp 114117 
Base 10 Blocks  explore multiplication and division patterns with virtual base 10 blocks

Equivalent Decimals; Comparing & Ordering Decimals, pp 118123 
Base 10 Blocks  decimal number representation patterns with virtual base 10 blocks 
Unit 5: Data Management 
Reading Graphs, pp 156159 
Drawing and Interpreting Graphs  a ninepage tutorial for teachers and advanced students
Interpreting Graphs  a pdf file from Oxford Press; a vocabularybuilding exercise (teacher reference) 
Creating Spreadsheets, pp 163165 
Creating Spreadsheets  Alternate Activity to the text activity, using Quattro Pro instead of Appleworks

Drawing Bar Graphs, pp 166168 
Bar Grapher  This tool allows students to create a customized bar graph as well as display preset bar graphs.
Create a Graph Classic  use this online graph maker to produce a graph in a couple of minute; the resulting graph can be saved as an image to be put into a document or other project 
Drawing Circle and Bar Graphs, pp 169171 
Creating Circle (Pie) and Bar Graphs  Alternate Activity to the text activity, using Quattro Pro instead of Appleworks 
Drawing Line Graphs, pp 176177 
Creating Line Graphs  Alternate Activity to the text activity, using Quattro Pro instead of Appleworks 
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Unit 6: Measurement 
Measuring Time, pp 194196 
How Many Times?  A problem based on digital clock displays
Take the Right Angle  How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use this interactive site to find out.
Tools for Teaching and Learning About Time  use the real time in this website to compare analog and digital clock times (teacher resource)

Making Change, pp 205207 
Change Maker  Figure out how many of each bill or coin that you expect to get back when you pay for something. 
Volume, pp 210212 
Cubes  The volume of a box can be determined by using this applet to manipulate and enumerate unit cubes, rows of unit cubes, or layers of unit cubes. 
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Unit 7: Transformational Geometry 
Transformations, pp231234 
Exploring Rotations  Activity from the GSP manual, "Geometry Activities for Middle School"  an excellent introduction to transformations.
Exploring Translations  Activity from the GSP manual, "Geometry Activities for Middle School"  an excellent introduction to transformations.
Mirrors and Reflections  Activity from the GSP manual, "Geometry Activities for Middle School"  an excellent introduction to transformations.
Practising Tessellations  a gsp file with builtin directions to learn the steps of creating tessellations with GSP
Rotated Tessellations  Directions to turn an equilateral triangle into a really cool hexagonal design using rotations.
Virtual Manipulatives  explore tessellations, rotations, reflections, and translations  scroll down to the bottom of the page when it opens
What are Tessellations?  a wellillustrated tutorial about regular and semiregular tessellations, in plain language
What is a tiling? Clear explanation with illustrated examples of various kinds of tilings.
What is a tessellation? Lengthy definition with examples; also, how tessellations are named (or numbered).

Using a Computer to Explore Congruent Figures, pp 238240 
Congruence Quest  Alternate activity to the text activity, using Geometer's Sketchpad instead of Appleworks

Line Symmetry, pp 241243 
Mirror Tool  This Java applet helps students investigate symmetry. Mirrors can be used to create reflection symmetry. 
Exploring Tiling, pp 247249 
Floor Tiles  modify a quadrilateral to see if it tiles
Tessellate!   modify various plane shapes to see if they will tile
What is a tiling?  Clear explanation with illustrated examples of various kinds of tilings. 
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Unit 8: Fractions and Decimals 
Whole Chapter 
Equivalent Fractions  This tool allows students to create equivalent fractions by dividing and shading squares or circles. The fractions are simultaneously displayed on a number line so students can see the relationship between the fractions.
Flowering Fractions  make a whole given fractional flowers
Fraction Bars  Explore equivalent fractions, ordering fractions, adding fractions, and more
Fraction Tutorials  seventeen (17) tutorials on all kinds of fraction topics
Pattern Blocks  explore fractions using virtual pattern blocks
Shade In  Learn about fractions of a whole, and equivalent fractions, by shading in the diagram and checking your work on line. 
Unit 9: Length, Perimeter, and Area 
Relating Units of Measure, pp 311313 
Decide the Distance  read a ruler in mm or cm
What's My Length  use a 15 cm ruler to do various things 
Measuring and Calculating Perimeter & Circumference, pp 316330 
Area Explorer  Java applet designed to explore area and perimeter (focusing on area) using a grid
Perimeter Explorer  Java applet designed to explore perimeter using a grid
Shape Explorer  Java applet designed to explore both perimeter and area using a grid 
Unit 10: Patterns in Number and Geometry 
Whole Chapter 
Attribute Train  identify the pattern, then fill in the rest of the train
Creating Tiling Patterns on a Computer  Alternate activity to the text activity, using Geometer's Sketchpad instead of Appleworks
Floor Tiles  modify a quadrilateral to see if it tiles
Pattern Blocks  explore polygons using virtual pattern blocks
Tessellate!  modify various plane shapes to see if they will tile
Tiling with Fireworks MX  Alternate activity to the text activity, using a highend graphics program instead of Appleworks
What is a tiling? Clear explanation with illustrated examples of various kinds of tilings. 
Unit 11:Probability 
Whole Chapter 
Adjustable Spinners  This tool allows students to create their own spinners and examine the outcomes given a specified number of spins.
Coin Toss  Explore probability concepts by simulating repeated coin tosses
Racing Game  One Die  Work in pairs to experiment with the applet's parameters to "see" the effects of each variable on race results.
Racing Game  Two Dice  Similar to the "one die" race; fairly complex
Spinner  A java applet with a spinner shose sector sizes and colors can be adjusted.
Stick or Switch – Investigate probabilities of sticking with a decision, or switching.
Understanding 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. 
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