# Mathematical Interactivities - Games, Puzzles and other Interactive Multimedia Resources Online for Teachers and Kids - By David Hellam

Hot News!THe Interactivities Forum is to be relaunched on its 6th anniversary this December - more details to follow. Join a group of educators who discuss student/teacher web-based interactivity. In other words, we collaborate on similar projects to these, share news and advice, give encouragement and support. Plus, source code for many of these interactivities to help you learn how to create your own interactive educational multimedia resources. To join, visit http://forum.interactivestuff.org

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Advent Calendar In case you aren't familiar with them, an Advent Calendar is basically a calendar for the days in December leading up to Christmas. But each "day" on the calendar is actually a little window, or pocket, which the child can open up on the appropriate day. Inside the window they might find a small treat, or a picture with a Christmassy theme. If you've got young kids looking forward to Christmas, an Advent Calendar can help in many ways. There'll be no more need (or less, anyway) to repeatedly answer questions like "Can I open my presents today?".

The Quadrants of the Cartesian Plane The Quadrants of the Cartesian Plane (page 3 of 3) Sections: Introduction to the plane, Plotting points, The four quadrants The two axes divide the plane into four sections called "quadrants". Graphs of Functions and Algebra - Interactive Tutorials Free tutorials using java applets to explore, interactively, important topics in precalculus such as quadratic, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, polynomial, absolute value functions and their graphs. Equations of lines, circles, ellipses, hyperbolas and parabolas are also explored interactively. Graph shifting, scaling and reflection are also included. The definition and properties of inverse functions are thoroughly investigated.

Math Manipulatives: Virtual Manipulatives on the Web Math Manipulatives contains three pages of resources: Technology Requirements: JAVA: You might need to download Java, a free plug-in to interact with virtual manipulatives. K-12 Algebra Applets--Arlen Strader of the Texas A & M University has two algebra tiles applet pages to help middle and high school students explore factoring of quadratic equations by arranging given tiles into a rectangle: Algebra Tiles1 (easy version-coefficients positive) and Algebra Tiles2 (hard version-coefficients positive and negative). Johnnie's Math Page - The Best Math for Kids and their Teachers -Hundreds of Interactive Math Tools, Math Activities, and Math Games Johnnie's Math Page is the site to find fun math for kids, math games, and even a little math homework help. Interactive math activities from across the web have been organized by topic to make math learning enjoyable and interesting. These activities have been chosen to represent the range of math learned from kindergarten to middle school. I have put together resources for middle school math. In the middle school math section you will find fantastic models for all kinds of algebra- from linear equations to quadratics.

Children and Student Portal There is a difference between not knowing and not knowing yet. Sheila Tobias NRICH problems are here for you to get your teeth into. Wonders of Math - The Game of Life What is the Game of Life? by Paul Callahan Rules of the Game of Life Life is played on a grid of square cells--like a chess board but extending infinitely in every direction. A cell can be live or dead. A live cell is shown by putting a marker on its square.

OCSD Interactive Games Design Your Own Games Pre-Made Games Matching Game Directions- In this game you can match up words. 3D Shape Teaching Ideas Feely Bag Shapes - Find out about 3D shapes by using a feely bag! Making 3D shapes - Help children to learn the names of 3D shapes by making them! 3D shapes - Match the pictures of the shapes to their descriptions. Contributed by Orissa Anggita Rinjani. 3D Shapes Page Border - A template with a border of 3D shapes... for use in your display work or as part of children's independent activities. Algebra II - Math for Morons Like Us As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all.

maths is fun Algebra is great fun - you get to solve puzzles! With computer games you play by running, jumping or finding secret things. Well, with Algebra you play with letters, numbers and symbols, and you also get to find secret things! The Basics

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