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Numbers Alive

Children can learn to find reasonable solutions to math problems with help from their parents. Asking the right questions about situations in your everyday life prepares children for learning math in school by developing number sense.

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Upper Elementary/Middle
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 (5-5:30 am)
BrainFood is a 30 minute program that uses cooking and food to explore the show's theme 'Density'. Pickles, bread, soup and ice cream are all used to explain density; how heavy something is compared to how big it is.

The Missing Link: Essential Concepts for Middle School Teachers
Professional Development
#1-3 Saturday, March 15, 2008 (2-5 am)
#4-6 Saturday, March 22, 2008 (2-5 am)
#7& 8 Saturday, March 29, 2008 (2-4 am)
The Missing Link is designed to help close the gap between where we are and where we need to be in two ways: by helping middle school math teachers better understand the content of four important topics that are too rarely taught to American middle school students and by helping teachers improve their instruction through engaging problems that involve students in their own learning.

Middle/High school
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 (2-4:30 am)
This series focuses on the adventures of an ethnically diverse team of five 8th/9th graders, each with his/her own strength vis a vis representing problems - visual, numerical, graphical, reflecting the different styles with which students address problems they encounter.

Numbers Alive! - #1-10
Elementary/Middle school
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 (2-4:30 am)
In these videos, you'll meet Beyond Zero, a rock band on the rise. BZ's touring the country to promote their new CD. Along the way, they use their number sense to solve all kinds of problems--from feeding an unexpectedly large crowd at a birthday party for their tutor--to finding lost gold at a ghost town in Montana.

Math Can Take You Places- #101-105
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 (4:30-5:20 am)
Students see patterning, equivalency, reasonableness, measurement, and problem solving through the eyes of five different professionals.

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Grade Level Resources


Boohbah - Alternative Measuring -- Estimate the length of objects around your home using a cut piece of rope or string. Introduce math vocabulary by developing spatial sense and basic counting.

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Grades K-2:

Count Me In- Everyday Math for Parents Part I (RealVideo) -- Learn why it is important to talk to your children about math, and how easy it is to relate math to everyday situations.

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Grades 3-5:

Ask Dr. Math -- If you need an answer to a mathematics question fast, Dr. Math is the place to turn. Sponsored by Drexel University, the site includes an enormous archive of past questions students have asked. If you can't find it there, you can always write to Dr. Math.

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Grades 6-8:

Villainy Inc -- This field trip integrates mathematical experiences and high adventure into a fun learning experience for middle school math students. In James Bond fashion, students use their problem-solving acumen to foil the plans of the evil Dr. Wick in animated missions that require critical thinking and math calculations in order to pave the way to a successful outcome.

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Grades 9-12

MATHLINE - Math and the Presidents: The Blue Room in the White House -- In this activity, students will understand the definition of an ellipse and how to produce a graph of an ellipse.

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