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The Mathematical Secrets of Pascal’s Triangle

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
This modern animation and discussion of the ancient secrets of Pascal's triangle manages to be topical, engaging, and mathematically deep all at the same time. A great introduction to the power of number theory across multiple math...
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Prime Numbers: Eratosthenes' Sieve

For Teachers 4th - 6th
By offering a step-by-step explanation of how to identify prime numbers, this presentation would be a terrific way to give learners a visual example of prime numbers. This is a simple, and easy way, for students to understand the "why"...
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Electricity: Crash Course History of Science #27

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It's almost impossible to imagine living without electricity, but it isn't that long ago that was the norm. An informative video lesson briefly discusses each important discovery related to electricity. The narrator highlights each...
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Where Do Math Symbols Come From?

For Students 6th - 12th
Why does the equal sign look that way? The resource explains the reason several of the math symbols look the way they do. Using a few specific examples, the video points out that some symbols are rooted in their meanings and others are...
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A Brief History of Banned Numbers

For Students 6th - 12th
What numbers should not be shared? Numbers thoughout history have been banned for one reason or another. The resource provides details of illegal numbers and compares them to the written and spoken word. Discussion brings the idea of...
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The Map of Mathematics

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
How does all this math fit together? The resource creates a graphical view of the extent of mathematics. The map shows the pure and applied sides of studying mathematics and breaks them down into their many disciplines.
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Mayan Mathematics and Architecture

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Take young scholars on a trip through history with this unit on the mathematics and architecture of the Mayan civilization. Starting with a introduction to their base twenty number system and the symbols they used, this eight-lesson unit...
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Mathematical Treasure Hunt

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
The hunt is on! Young mathematicians follow clues and complete a series of ten math puzzles as they try to crack Dr. Integer's code and find the location of his hidden treasure.
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When You Enter This Classroom... Door Decoration

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Welcome your math or other class with a visually pleasing poster. The message, written with a variety of lovely fonts, is split up over four pages. While one page starts with mathematicians, that particular page could easily be removed...
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How to Use an Abacus

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Ever wonder how to use an abacus? Take a step back from the electronics and learn the basic elements with this short video. A student from Annunciation Catholic School explains how to express a number on the abacus. Note: Dialogue may be...
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Partition Into thousands, hundreds, tens and ones

For Students 4th - 5th
An abacus may be old, but it's still a great visual tool. Young mathemeticians look at, study and analyze 8 abacus images. They look at each image to determine how many beads are in each place value. They work with thousands, hundreds,...
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Learning Unit: The Pythagorean Theorem

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Middle and high schoolers research the life of Pythagoras and the Pythagorean theorem. They write a short biography of Pythagoras and learn to apply the theorem in their study of right triangles.
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States of Matter

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Properties in measurement, pressure and viscosity of solids, liquids, and gases are the main topics covered in this slideshow. The explanations of Pascal's, Bernoulli's, and the Venturi effects are very clear. Easy to understand diagrams...
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Domain: Operations and Algebraic Thinking

For Teachers K - 2nd
Practice basic operations for young mathematicians in fun ways! Using two decks of cards (Ace through 10 plus the joker), learners play "memory" by matching numbers that can be added to make 10 and writing number sentences. In another...
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How to Use an Abacus

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore the many mathematical uses of the Suan Pan or Chinese Abacus. Learners use the abacus to demonstrate the commutative, associative, and distributive properties. They also use it to  demonstrate place value. A great way to mix math...
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The Abacus

For Students 3rd - 5th
The class reads an explanation of the how the ancient calculation tool, the abacus, works. They examine four abacus images and record the number shown on each of them.
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How to Make an Abacus

For Teachers 6th
Create an abacus! Use problem solving as a way for learners to visualize the act of addition and subtraction. They design and construct an abacus to use as a visual representation of various mathematical procedures. Web links are included.
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Flying with Pythagoras

For Teachers 7th - 10th
A lengthy narrative about Pythagoras and his students precedes an activity in which your young mathematicians practice using the Pythagorean theorem to solve three problems about flight and distance. Answers are provided. 
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School in the Past

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
School was a lot different in the past. Let your class discover what life in school would be like if they lived in the 1800's. Starting with the ring of the school bell, this presentation shows how kids learned and how they were...
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Getting It Right!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils construct right triangles, measuring the sides and recording the measurements in spreadsheets. They analyze their measurements for patterns and research the Internet for information on Pythagoras.
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Three-Digit Addition

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars work with hundreds place value, create and manipulate three-digit addition problems, and add three-digit numbers.
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Many Colored Maps

For Students 6th
In this map learning exercise, 6th graders identify and complete 10 different problems that include various dimensional maps. First, they complete the table on the right by coloring the maps found on the bottom. Then, students determine...
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Food Pyramid Abacus

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students investigate the Food Pyramid by constructing a creative project known as a Food Pyramid Abacus. They correlate the color beads withe each food group and the number of recommended servings from each. The abacus is a learning tool...
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Euler's Method Introduction

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young mathematicians define and use Euler's method to solve problems in this calculus lesson. Learners visualize graphs and solve differential equations. They create these visuals on the TI calculator.