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Cyberchase. About the PBS KIDS Site The Cyberchase website is one of the largest media-based math resources for children in America, offering hundreds of math videos, games and hands-on activities to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning. The online experience captures the fun and adventure of the series while engaging children in math concepts across different types of media. Targeted for children 8 to 11, the site also serves older and younger children, along with parents looking to bolster math learning with engaging – and entertaining – math content. Visitors to the site will discover: An exciting look and feel that immerses children in the world of Cyberchase and engages them in character- and math-driven adventures across a vast media offeringA Find It!

Lemonade Stand Game Directions Directions for the Lemonade Stand Game Have you ever wondered if you would be good at running your own business? Well here is your chance! You now have your very own lemonade stand and 30 days to try and make some money. After you click PLAY, you are shown a room with a window and a T.V. Once you know what the weather is like for the day, look next to where it says ASSETS. Under the ASSETS is your COST PER GLASS. What you have to do now is decide how many advertising signs to make. Next you will decide how much to charge for each glass of lemonade. Finally, decide how many glasses of lemonade to make for the day. Did your ASSETS go up? Remember you have 30 days of following the steps above to try and make a bunch of money! Back to game!

Five Ways Students Can Share Videos Without YouTube It is not a secret that I enjoy helping teachers learn how to use video creation tools with their students. Creating videos is a process that students enjoy because the final product is something that they can share with a potentially large audience. Teachers like video projects because students get engaged in developing and sharing their best work. At the end of the project there is always a question of how to share the work. Google Apps for Education users can have students upload their videos to Google Drive and then share them just as they would share any other file in Google Drive. One of the many features of Padlet is the option to upload files to any note on a Padlet wall. Dropbox users can utilize DropItToMe to have students upload video files to a Dropbox folder. If your students are using iPads that are on running the latest OS they can use the AirDrop feature to share their videos with you and with each other.

Math Journal Sundays Ahhhhh ... Sunday morning. All is good. I've got a quick little foldable to share with you today from our math journals. We're just finishing up our Measurement unit (we've covered measuring length, metric conversions and perimeter and area of rectangles, triangles and parallelograms). Our test is on Monday, so we spent Thursday and Friday in review. We made a 4-corner foldable to review the formulas for the area and perimeter of the different shapes we learned. That's about it ... Happy Sunday!!! Brain Teasers Sliding Triangle The triangle at left lies on a flat surface and is pushed at the top vertex. The length of the congruent sides does not change, but the angle between the two congruent sides will increase, and the base will stretch. What is the maximum area achieved during this process? This brainteaser was written by Derrick Niederman. Solution: 200 square units; 32 units. For the first part of the question, the maximum area occurs when the angle between the sides is a right angle. For a more advanced trigonometry solution, remember that the area of a triangle can be calculated by taking half the product of two sides and the sine of the angle between those sides. For the second part of the question, note that if you bisect the original triangle, divide it into two right triangles, and rearrange the pieces, you can form a new triangle with exactly the same area. Again using a trig solution, A=(1/2)absinθ, where a and b are the side lengths.

Canva for Education - Lesson Plans Incorporating Visuals Across the Curriculum Canva is a nice tool for designing infographics, collages, flyers, and slides in your web browser or on your iPad. I've been a fan of the service since it launched. In fact, I like it so much that I became an unpaid advisor to them when they started thinking about developing resources specifically for teachers. The new Canva for Education site features eighteen lesson plans written by Vicki Davis, Steven Anderson, Terri Eichholz, and Paul Hamilton. The lesson plans include things like Paul's making historical infographics in which students summarize and visually represent the connections between historical events and their causes. Check out the Canva for Education page to find all of the lesson plans and tutorials on how to use Canva.

Johnnie's Math Page - Fun Math for Kids and their Teachers 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. For parents and teachers, you will find math lessons and free math worksheets as well as links to other math teaching resources. For those who like a challenge, you will find free math games in the math puzzles section. Contact Johnnie

Illuminations Interactive Games Compound Interest Simulator This applet will allow you to investigate savings account earnings, credit card debt, and a stock market simulation. Mixtures Use this tool to explore mixture problems and percentages using colored circles in two different piles. Cyclic Figures Students will recognize rotation symmetry in figures and examining various rotation symmetries. Pick-a-Path Help Okta reach the target by choosing a path from the top of the maze to the bottom. Circle Area Use this tool to see the relationship between the area of a circle and its radius. Area of Parallelograms This applet shows the relationship between the area of a parallelogram and the lengths of its sides. Area of Trapezoids Investigate how changes in the base and height of a trapezoid affect its area.

Chart students’ growth with digital badges By Kristin Fontichiaro and Angela Elkordy 2/26/2015 Topics: Gamification, Assessment Remember turning in your grades at the end of the school year? Did Zack’s B in geometry tell you enough about his mastery of the Pythagorean theorem or the area of a rectangle? K-12 educators, particularly at the secondary level, are considering these questions and asking if today’s scoring metrics are able to provide a robust picture of who our students are and what they can do. Educators are hopeful that a flexible assessment model called digital badging is a way to bridge these gaps and describe student attributes that are currently left unacknowledged. What is digital badging? Today, we learn everywhere: in formal classrooms and informal basement workshops; in less-structured environments, such as makerspaces and libraries; and in more-structured contexts, such as religious institutions and dojos. Badges unpacked Digital badges are created in online badging systems. Learning objectives.

How to Make Your Own Board Game: 7 steps (with video) Add New Question Can I use cardboard for the game board? wikiHow Contributor Cardboard would be a good choice for your prototype, but because cardboard damages easily, a firmer board would be a better choice for your final product. If cardboard is your only option though, choose cardboard that is more durable or glue two pieces of cardboard together to make your board. Would the game still be fun if there is only one challenge or should there be more? wikiHow Contributor It depends on how long you want your game to go on for. Ask a Question If this question (or a similar one) is answered twice in this section, please click here to let us know.