http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/jeather/maths/dictionary.html

 

                  

MARS FRACTION HUNT:
http://www.col-ed.org/cur/math/math19.txt

Word parts are matched with fractions in this fast-
paced activity, whereby students--individually or in
teams, race to formulate new words according to the
instructions, and thereby decode the secret message
and find the hidden Mars candy bar.

ANGLES:
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/Math3TypesAngles56.htm

If your students need an alternative lesson to identi-
fy and understand the three types of angles, then try
the suggestions here. They include match-up concentra-
tion games, popsicle stick geometry, and more.

NO MATTER WHAT SHAPE YOUR FRACTIONS ARE IN:
http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Patterns/

Online fun and learning geometry too--that's the ba-
sis for the activities available at this site, where
students will employ critical thinking skills to de-
cipher shapes, determine relations between shapes,
and then experiment with them.

LEARNING ABOUT RATIOS:
http://www.col-ed.org/cur/math/math17.txt

Your class will use concrete physical examples to
comprehend the concept of ratios. They will get
plenty of hands-on experience as well, construct-
ing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with var-
ious ratios of each ingredient, and then graphing
the results.

ARCHITECTURAL GEOMETRY:
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/MathArtGeometricArchitectureDeveloping46.htm


After learning about different architectural styles
around the world, 4th and 5th grade students will
design and create their own architecture, using only
geometrical shapes for building.

MAGIC SQUARES:
http://mathforum.org/alejandre/magic.square.html
Discover just what makes a square "magic", travel
around the world and through history learning about
the different magic squares, and then have your stu-
dents explore further magic square activities.

 

COOPERATIVE SKIP COUNTING:
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/MathPassThePaperGame-SkipCountingK4.htm
Reinforce early elementary skip counting skills with
physical games and cooperative activities. Students
will play "Pass the Paper" to work together and com-
pete with teams to count by two's to one hundred.

FLYING PATTERNS:
http://explorer.scrtec.org/explorer/explorer-db/rsrc/813447438-81ED7D49.2.PDF
Kindergarten and first grade students will recognize
patterns to create geometrical designs on their kite,
and then reinforce that pattern recognition with clap-
ping exercises.

STORY SHAPES:
http://explorer.scrtec.org/explorer/explorer-db/rsrc/813447502-81ED7D49.2.PDF
Here's a creative method for teaching geometric shapes
at first and second grade levels. The story is told
on a felt board with various shapes, and includes a
lesson in character education and cooperation.

QUILTED MATH:
http://www.riverdeep.net/current/2001/11/112601_quiltedmath.jhtml
Quilts have an aura of history about them, and right-
ly so. They can boast of a rich heritage in the arts,
geometry, and American history. Investigate geometric
patterns and how they relate to quilt design and his-
tory with this learning project. Then consider having
your students create their own classroom quilt--with
fabric or paper blocks, dependent upon skill levels--
reflecting back upon important events throughout their
shared school year.

GEOMETRY GAMES:
http://www.quia.com/jg/65535.html
Four different applications reinforce geometry concepts  
by matching terms to the geometric shape, or with flash-
cards, wordsearches, or concentration games.

 

MATH BASEBALL:
Math Baseball
You'll need to get the correct answers first before
you're allowed to get a run... Practice addition,
subtraction, and multiplication skills with this online game. Skill level varies; 2 students can play at one time
.

MUSIC AND MULTIPLICATION FACTS:
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/MathMusicMultiplicationFacts24.htm
Still have a few students struggling with their multiplication facts? Then try this lesson plan, incorpor-ating math, music, and rhyme.

http://www.sisweb.com/math/general/arithmetic/fradec.htm
If you're are looking for a handy reference on converting
fractions to decimals, you've come to the right place. 

http://www.purplemath.com/index.htm 
This site has math brain teasers: 

http://www.eduplace.com/math/brain/
This site is great for multiplication, there are good games:
http://www.multiplication.com/index.htm
This one has all kinds of activities:
http://www.quia.com/ 

http://www.rockets.org/magnet/lesson.html
This page provides some great little math tips--tested
with positive results--for elementary math teachers.

MATH SHORTCUTS:
http://askeric.org/Virtual/Lessons/Mathematics/Arithmetic/ATH0013.html
Especially if some of your students are having trouble
performing their operations (e.g. division), try these
"shortcut" methods and see if they relate better to
these processes.

UNDERSTANDING FRACTIONS:
http://mathcentral.uregina.ca/RR/database/RR.09.95/hanson4.html
Using four types of pattern blocks, students will come
to better understand operations with fractions by mani-
pulating and seeing the results.

REAL LIFE MATH:
http://www.successlink.org/great/g1006.html
Have you ever been told, "We're never going to use this
stuff anyway," . . . If so, then here's the perfect math
lesson for your class--students will research specific
careers and find out how math is applicable to everyday
job skills.

3D GEOMETRY:
http://askeric.org/Virtual/Lessons/Mathematics/Geometry/GEO0009.html
Students will build geometric figures with gumdrops and
toothpick in order to understand their dimensional fea-
tures, vertices, faces, edges, etc.

FINDING THE MEAN:
http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/129.html
Students will use manipulatives to answer questions about
mean and median.

MULTIPLICATION SNOWMEN:
http://www.alternativeparenting.com/lesson_plans/3_through_6/
math/multiplication_snowmen.htm (COPY & PASTE)
This page outlines an incentive method of getting stu-
dents to memorize their multiplication facts, using a
themed bulletin board and reward stickers.

TREE MEASUREMENT:
http://www.col-ed.org/cur/math/math32.txt
All of your students will think this is a very cool
lesson--not only do they get to look for the biggest
tree (outside of course), they will also learn and be
able to demonstrate to others a method for determining the size of a tree, while learning about vertical, horizontal, and circumference measurements.
http://www.quia.com/pop/16501.html
http://www.quia.com/jg/171541.html
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GEOMETRY -- BEYOND PENCIL AND PAPER:
http://www.coreknowledge.org/CKproto2/resrcs/lessons/4_97_Geometry.pdf
As the title of this unit suggests, students will be
involved in a wide variety of hands-on activities and
using several forms of manipulatives to explore planes,
rays, area, perimeter, etc.

MATH AND LITERATURE LESSON PLAN:
http://www.successlink.org/great/g858.html
Integrate literature with your math lessons--this parti-
cular plan uses two popular books to make the connection.

PASS BACK DIVISION:
http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/2395.html
Reinforce the concepts of long division with team ef-
forts in this lesson activity.

MONEY IN THE BANK:
http://www.successlink.org/great/g499.html
Your class will set up its own money bank and operate
as a working community with the ideas behind these ac-
tivities--different themes make learning flexible to
fit your own needs and levels.

FUN WITH ESTIMATION:
http://youth.net/cec/cecmath/cecmath.24.txt
Plan a Math Fair Day or Math Excursion for this one--
students will practice estimation skills and rounding
off in team competitions with selected lists in a gro-
cery store.

FRACTIONS IN ACTION:
http://www.coreknowledge.org/CKproto2/resrcs/lessons/42K_Fractions_In_Action.pdf
Using cuisenaire rods, fraction bars, games, and other
hands-on activities, students are given several strate-
gies in order to better understand fractions. This unit
contains a total of 8 lessons for 4th grade.

3-D THINKING LAB:
http://www.riverdeep.net
Mighty Math demos challenge students to cut out and
fold templates to create the correct solids.