Are you interested in spicing up your lessons without losing depth of mathematical content? There are seemingly endless electronic resources available for mathematics teaching. Which sites will help you find resources to support teaching of a particular standard? Which resources will help your students develop a solid understanding of mathematics? Which are geared primarily toward basic skills? Which focus on procedures? Which are mathematically sound - or not?
In the links below you will find resources to support a wide range of mathematics content teaching. These sites focus on developing conceptual understanding along with procedural skills. In the table provided for each site you will find a brief description of the resource, connections to the California standards, links to lesson plans contributed by other teachers and links to comments teachers have made about the material. Please share your experiences and lesson plans with others by uploading them through appropriate links in the table.
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|Name||Egg Launch Contest|
|Overview||Students will represent quadratic functions as a table, with a graph, and with an equation. They will compare data and move between representations. For more information see MERLOT Material Detail for Egg Launch Contest page|
|Grade Levels||Algebra I, Algebra II|
|Recommended Lesson Plans||Lesson plans are included on the Egg Launch Contest lesson detail page|
|Other Lesson Plans||Add a Learning Exercise on the MERLOT Material Detail for Egg Launch Contest page|
|Engaging Students where English is a Second Language||Not yet available|
|Applicable CA Standards||
Algebra I: 21.0 Students graph quadratic functions and know that their roots are x-intercepts.
Algebra I: 23.0 Students apply quadratic equations to physical problems, such as the motion of an object under the force of gravity.
Algebra II: 8.0 Students solve and graph quadratic equations by factoring, completing the square, or using the quadratic formula. Students apply these techniques in solving word problems. They also solve quadratic equations in the complex number system.
Algebra II: 10.0 Students graph quadratic functions and determine the maxima, minima, and zeros of the function.
|How to Use this Lab||There are instructions on the Iluminations: Egg Launch Contest page|
|Get Expert Advice|
|Comments from Fellow Teachers||MERLOT Comments for Egg Launch Contest|
|Add Your Comments and Rate It||Use the “Write a comment” link on the right hand side of the MERLOT Material Detail for Egg Launch page.|
|Add Your Lesson Plans to the Collection||Use the “Create a learning exercise” link on the right hand side of the MERLOT Material Detail for Egg Launch page.|
Mathematical Sciences Pathway
Math Gateway is an online resource published by the Mathematical Association of America. The site provides online resources for both teachers and students of Mathematics that include: Convergence, a magazine that teaches Mathematics using its history; the Journal of Online Mathematics and its Applications (JOMA), a scholarly journal, plus; free classroom-tested and peer reviewed digital classroom resources.
Pathway to Multimedia Resources for the Classroom Provided by Teachers' Domain at WGBH Teachers' Domain offers multimedia resources incorporating sound educational practices and provides teachers with media-rich resources that go beyond static textbook presentations. Classroom-ready resources include video clips, interactive activities, and images from educational public television shows such as NOVA, ZOOM, and A Science Odyssey. Curricula are aligned and referenced online to state standards in Science content. Registration is required.
Middle School Portal Provided by Digital Library Projects at The Ohio State University The NSDL Middle School Portal provides access to selected online resources for instruction and professional development from the National Science Digital Library. Subject pathways in Mathematics, Science, and Technology present topic lists that take an in-depth look at teachable concepts in Science, Math, or Technology. Features include lively text and graphics along with background for teachers, interactive online activities, data analyses, and links to related topics.
MEC is a teaching commons website to provides guidance on becoming a teacher, access to free online teaching resources, grants, awards, scholarships, other professional communities, administrative and legislative information, and research opportunities
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