MARS FRACTION HUNT:
http://www.coled.org/cur/math/math19.txt
Word parts are matched with fractions in this fast
paced activity, whereby studentsindividually 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 matchup 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 toothat'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.coled.org/cur/math/math17.txt
Your class will use concrete physical examples to
comprehend the concept of ratios. They will get
plenty of handson 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/MathPassThePaperGameSkipCountingK4.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/explorerdb/rsrc/81344743881ED7D49.2.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/explorerdb/rsrc/81344750281ED7D49.2.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 quiltwith
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:
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, incorporating 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 tipstested
with positive resultsfor 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 classstudents 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.coled.org/cur/math/math32.txt
All of your students will think this is a very cool
lessonnot 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
http://www.quia.com/hm/52407.html
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 handson 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 lessonsthis 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
tivitiesdifferent 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
handson activities, students are given several strate
gies in order to better understand fractions. This unit
contains a total of 8 lessons for 4th grade.
3D THINKING LAB:
http://www.riverdeep.net
Mighty Math demos challenge students to cut out and
fold templates to create the correct solids.

