Mr. Nolde's Math Resource Page
|Place Value||Patterns||Multiplication & Division||2D Geometry||Elapsed Time|
|Rounding & Estimating||Addition & Subtraction||Fractions||Solid Geometry||Graphs & Graphing|
|Making Change||Mental Math||Decimals||Area & Perimeter||Resources|
Shark Pool Place Value Game -This activity is a good review on counting place value blocks. Take a careful look at the place value blocks that are in the boat. Click on the correct numbered circle to the right of the boat. Be careful! If you get it wrong a shark will take a bite out of your boat!
Shark Numbers -This game is another good variation of the Shark Pool Place Value Game. See if you can correctly count up the place value blocks in this game.
Place Value Blocks Estimation -This activity is a lot of fun! See if you can accurately estimate the number of place value blocks that have been dumped on the table. You have 60 seconds to makes as many estimates as possible. I recommend playing this activity several times to help you improve your powers of estimation!
Place Value Fruit Splat -This activity gives you good practice in determining the value of various pace value block amounts.
Place Value Connect Four -See if you can match the digits with their correct place value. Connect four, and you get bonus points. Try the practice mode for starters. Then when you get the hang of it, try the regular mode where you are timed. If you really want a challenge, try the memory mode!
Place Value Puzzler -This activity will help you in being able to identify the place value on specific digits in large numbers. Be careful! There are NO commas separating the numbers into their periods!
Finding Place Values -This activity will also help you in being able to identify the place value of specific digits in large numbers. Click start to begin.
Other Place Value Games -This is a link to a site that has a whole bunch of fun place value games for you to play!
How Many Days Have I Been Alive? -When exploring place value concepts, it's important to explore numbers both large and small. Sometimes in class, I find it fun to work with large numbers that have some particularly interesting meaning to them. This site will calculate how many days that you've been alive.
Can You Say Really Big Numbers? -A common question that I get asked when exploring millions, billions, and trillions, is what numbers come after trillions? This site will allow you to type in ridiculously large numbers and will tell you how to read them! Enter a really big number in the box (start with smaller numbers first!). See if you can read the number yourself. Then click on the gray box to see how that number would be written. Read the number out loud and then check to see if you read the number correctly!
There Must Be Thousands -This site provides a nice overview about place value concepts and on how to read large numbers.
eLab Place Value to 100,000 -See if you can correctly place each digit in the correct place value. When you have finished, then type in the completed number in standard form.
Comparing & Ordering Numbers:
Speedboat Comparing Numbers Game -See how quickly you can compare 2 numbers. Are they greater than, less than, or equal to one another? The faster you correctly answer each problem, the faster your motorboat travels!
UFO's in Space Comparing Numbers Game -In this game, four UFO's with numbers will appear. Click the UFO with the largest number, to send it back to its planet. Your goal is to send successfully 10 UFO's back to their planet.
Balloon Pop Ordering Numbers Game -This game gives you good practice in ordering numbers from least to greatest. What I like about this activity is that you can order numbers up to the million's place.
a Good Lesson on Rounding Larger Numbers -This site
provides a nice overview about how to round numbers.
Rounding to the Nearest Ten -Here's a good activity on rounding numbers to the nearest ten. The top of the page provides a nice explanation on the strategies for rounding numbers. This activity really will help you with rounding numbers to the nearest ten. Be sure to play in the "Countdown" mode. See if you can get a score of 20 or better!!
Rounding to the Nearest Hundred
a good activity on rounding numbers to the nearest hundred. The
top of the page provides a nice explanation on the strategies for
rounding numbers. Be sure to play in the "Countdown"
mode. See if you can get a score of 20 or better!!
Rounding to the Nearest Thousand! -This activity really will help you with rounding numbers to the nearest thousand!
Mixed Rounding -There are fifty numbers that need rounding. How many numbers can you correctly round?
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Estimating Sums & Differences:
the Sum -See if you can correctly estimate the
sum of the two addends by rounding to the nearest ten.
Estimate the Sum -See if you can correctly estimate the sum of the two addends by rounding to the nearest hundred.
Estimate the Difference -See if you can correctly estimate the difference between the two numbers by rounding to the nearest ten.
Estimate the Difference -See if you can correctly estimate the difference between the two numbers by rounding to the nearest hundred.
Counting Money & Making Change:
Learn to Count Money -There are 3 different levels to this game. Each time that you count the correct amount of money, you get a colorful goldfish for your fish bowl.
Flash Cards -How good are
you at counting money? Play this game and see how accurately you
can count money!
Counting Money - Here is another activity that gives you practice in counting money.
Welcome to the One Dollar Store! -See how quickly you can pay the cashier the exact amount of money for various toys.
Cash Out -You're the cashier at a store. You need to give change to the customers buying things. Try to sell as many items as possible before the time runs out. Before you start, be sure to click on the difficulty level. Once you've clicked on the correct change, be sure to click on the "give change" box!
Lunch Lady -Can you help the lunch lady with the last ten students who need to buy lunch before the period ends? Test your mental math skills of counting up money. See if you can get all ten students through the line before the next group of students come to lunch!
Making Change -Harvey has been hired to work as a cashier at Perfect Pets, however he needs help with making change for customers. Can you help him?
Change Maker -Practice your counting up skills in this activity by providing the correct change. Be sure to click on the American flag and set your difficulty level before starting.
Three Great Money Games! -This activity is actually 3 fun money games all in one. Be sure to select which game you would like to play first. Once you select a game, be sure to click on the box that says, ""New Problem" to start your fun. If you play "How much money?" be sure to move the bills around on the screen as some bills might be lying underneath the ones that you see! (REQUIRES JAVA)
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Line Dry -See if you can complete the pattern of numbers that appear on the clothesline. Click inside the blank shirt and then type in your answer. Be sure to click on the "Go" button on the bottom right part of the game screen to see if you were able to complete the number pattern. When the new set of shirts appear on the clothesline, you will have a different number pattern to solve. Remember.. the patterns get harder as you continue the game!
Crack the Safe Code -Crack the code on the safe to open it! See what you will find behind the safe. You just might be surprised!! The code on the safe has 2 number tiles missing from it. See if you can crack the safe by solving the number pattern. Just click and drag on the tiles that you feel will complete the number pattern. Once you've done that, be sure to click on the "Unlock" button to open the safe.
Addition & Subtraction Activities:
What Number Do You See? -This activity tests your ability to recognize various numbers represented by ten-frames. By doing so, it ultimately helps students with their ability to work with numbers when trying to make ten! Be sure to try the "Multiple Tens Frames" activity. It's a really good one for the brain!
Butterfly Ten Frames Game -This activity is an excellent one to help strengthen your ability to recognize pairs of numbers that make ten. See how fast you can determine how many butterflies flew away and how many butterflies are left.
Mad Math Minute Doubles -Becoming a master of addition requires that you have mastered your doubles! This is a great activity that gives you plenty of practice in working with your doubles.
Dinosaur Dentist -Once you have mastered your doubles, solving addition problems with near doubles should be easy. This is a fun activity that gives you plenty of practice working with near doubles. Look at the dinosaur's teeth. Think of the double. Remove one tooth, and find the near double!
Mr. Martini's Addition Fill Flash Cards -Mr. Martini's flash cards are some of the best online flash cards out there! See if you can type in the correct missing number for each addition sentence. When you type in the correct number, the math sentence will turn a different color.
Mr. Martini's Subtraction Fill Flash Cards -Mr. Martini's flash cards are some of the best online flash cards out there! See if you can type in the correct missing number for each subtraction sentence. When you type in the correct number, the math sentence will turn a different color.
Math Mayhem! -Are you ready to put your math skills to the test? See how well you do against the clock with either addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division.
Fact Monster -This is a great site for math fact flashcards for all 4 operations and seven different skill levels.
Maths Chase! -I had a blast playing this activity! Here is a really cool, fun way to practice your math facts for ANY operation. When you get to the site, be sure to play around with the different parameters to adjust your game. By default, it's set for working on multiplication, but you can also choose addition, subtraction, division, greater than- less than. You can also choose what types of problems you want. For example, if you only want to work on adding 5, be sure to set the "X limits" to 5 min. and 5 max. Be sure to have fun choosing different characters. And don't forget... you can also play a game where the cat chases you!
Math Flash Addition With Voice Recognition! -Do you have trouble typing in your answers when you play Math Magician?? Here's a game that you might really like. In this activity, you can either enter in the answers by typing them in OR by using your voice! In order to use your voice, you will need to use Google Chrome as your browser and you need to make sure that your computer has a microphone.
Math Flash Subtraction With Voice Recognition! -Do you have trouble typing in your answers when you play Math Magician?? Here's a game that you might really like. In this activity, you can either enter in the answers by typing them in OR by using your voice! In order to use your voice, you will need to use Google Chrome as your browser and you need to make sure that your computer has a microphone.
Whole Numbers Addition Blocks -In this game, you are given a target number. You will need to click on as many numbered blocks as you need to add up to the sum of that target number. Be careful! You don't want to go over the target number. Otherwise you will lose a point! Here's a good strategy to use: Select combinations of numbers that add up to ten and go from there! You can also use our famous math cheers to help you as well:
"1, 2, 3, 4 who really knows the score? Ten, Ten, Yeah Ten!!!"
"2, 4, 6, 8 who do we appreciate? Twenty, Twenty, Yeah Twenty!!!"
"6, 7, 8, 9 who do we think is mighty fine? Thirty, Thirty, Yeah Thirty!!!"
Addition Facts Quiz -See how quickly you can answer 20 math problems. For each problem, type in your answer and hit the "ENTER" key to get to the next problem!
Add to TEN -We know how important it is to be able to be flexible with numbers. The number ten is such a great number to work with. Being able to pair up numbers that match to ten is an important skill. Shoot the numbered ball to a number so that the sum of the numbers on the ball is ten!
Make 15 -This game is one of my favorites! Compete against the computer in selecting three numbers whose sum is fifteen. Remember, you may have to select numbers so that the computer doesn't get a combination of 3 numbers that add up to fifteen!
Sums Stacker -Click and drag dice values from stack to stack until the sums of each stack equal the target sums below. For an additional challenge, see if you can get the target sums in the FEWEST moves!
Circle Addition Equation -When you think about it, an equation is very similar to our balance for comparing mass. If both pans have an equal amount, the balance is balanced. If both sides of our equation have an equal amount, our equation is also balanced or equal. BE SURE TO CLICK ON PRACTICE MODE when first playing this game! Click on the correct circle that would make the equation balanced or equal.
Solving Addition Equations -This balancing equations game is a bit more difficult. Some of the addends are negative numbers! See if you can determine what number would need to fit the equation so that both sides of our equation are equal.
Thinking Blocks- Addition -A really good strategy that can help you solve word problems is by using bar diagrams. Bar diagrams help you to visualize the information that you know and how that information can help you to solve the problem. This site does an awesome job of modeling addition and subtraction word problems using bar diagrams.
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Mental Math Addition & Subtraction:
Estimated Addition Quiz One -In class, we learned different techniques used to estimate numbers. This activity asks you to estimate the sum of 2 numbers.
Estimated Addition Quiz Two -Here's another version of the quiz for you to try.
Fridge Magnet Addition -Here's a good mental math addition activity for you! Using your great skills in mental math addition, see if you can complete the sums of these 2 digit addition problems. Also, be sure to try level B where you are asked to fill in the missing addend for each equation!
Mental Math Soccer -This is a really good game to work on the 2-digit mental math addition techniques that we worked on in class.
Speed Math Trainer -Try your hand at "Addition Medium" and see if you can correctly answer ten double-digit mental math addition problems. If you're feeling really confident, why don't you try "Addition Hard" for some three-digit mental math problems.
Mentally Subtracting 2-Digit Numbers -Click on start to begin! If you scroll down the page some more, you can also try this activity in countdown mode or twenty questions mode as well.
Glowla's Estimation Contraption -See if you can estimate the sums of three 2-digit addends in the first level of this activity. Remember to round each addend to the nearest ten and then add them up to get your estimation. In level 2, you will be estimating the sums of three 3-digit addends. Again, remember to round them to the nearest hundred and then add them up to get your estimation! In level 3, you will be estimating the sums of four 3-digit addends. In level 4, see if you can correctly estimate the sums of three 4-digit addends!
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Flash Cards for Multiplication:
Online Flash Cards
Quick Flash Cards -This is a great place to start when using online flashcards. To begin, first select which factor you wish to work on. After you have successfully completed 3 rounds, you get to change the theme background for the game! Be SURE to use Google Chrome when playing this activity. Otherwise, your game may not properly load!
Printable Flash Cards:
Print Your Own Flash Cards! -This site has a lot of different types of flash cards that you can print out for all four operations.
Multiplication Flash Cards! -This template is my favorite one to use for multiplication. Just print out the pages that you want. Cut each card so that both the question and answer are still attached. Fold and glue (using a glue stick) the answer onto the other side of the card.
Division Flash Cards! -This template is my favorite one to
use for division. Just print out the pages that you want. Cut each
card so that both the question and answer are still attached. Fold and
glue (using a glue stick) the answer onto the other side of the card.
Multiplication & Division Activities:
Carl's Cookie Capers -Here's a fun model of multiplication that involves cookies and chocolate chips! Be SURE to use Google Chrome when playing this activity. Otherwise, your game may not properly load!
Wade's Workout World -Practice your multiplication facts while helping Wade workout in preparation for the soccer season. Be SURE to use Google Chrome when playing this activity. Otherwise, your game may not properly load!
Whole Numbers Multiplication from 0-9 -Here's another fun activity that helps you practice your multiplication facts.
Maths Chase! -I had a blast playing this activity! Here is a really cool, fun way to practice your math facts for ANY operation. When you get to the site, be sure to play around with the different parameters to adjust your game. By default, it's set for working on multiplication, but you can also choose addition, subtraction, division, greater than- less than. You can also choose what types of problems you want. For example, if you only want to work on the 7x's table, be sure to set the "X limits" to 7 min. and 7 max. Be sure to have fun choosing different characters. And don't forget... you can also play a game where the cat chases you!
Math Flash Multiplication With Voice Recognition! -Do you have trouble typing in your answers when you play Math Magician?? Here's a game that you might really like. In this activity, you can either enter in the answers by typing them in OR by using your voice! In order to use your voice, you will need to use Google Chrome as your browser and you need to make sure that your computer has a microphone.
Multiplication Math Games -This site has a ton of activities to help you practice your multiplication facts.
Bracket Basics -I LOVE this activity! Once you've really mastered your times tables, see if you can be a good number detective to complete these equations. Remember, when an equation has a bracket around any numbers, you do that operation FIRST! Once you've done the operation(s) within each bracket, then do the operation(s) outside of the brackets to determine the answer. In this activity, they give you the answer to the equation. You just need to determine where the numbers go to make that equation equal the answer that is given.
Multiplication with Multiples of 10 Game -In class, we learned that multiplying numbers by multiples of ten is easy! First, do the basic multiplication fact. Then determine how many zeros you will need to tack onto your basic multiplication fact to determine the correct product. It's just that easy!
Math Squares Addition and Multiplication -See if you can place the correct number values into the correct spaces so that you have both an addition and a multiplication sentence that make sense.
Whole Numbers Multiplication Blocks -In this game, you are given a product of 2 numbers. Click on the blocks whose product equals the target number. See how many blocks you can clear off of the game screen before time runs out!
Math Basketball: Properties of Multiplication Game -How well do you know your properties of multiplication? Play this activity to review all of those important properties of multiplication that we have learned about in class.
Prime and Composite Numbers -In our candy box research, we discovered that some numbers only produce 2 shapes. They only made 2 shapes because the only factors that work with these numbers are themselves and ONE. We learned that these numbers are called prime numbers. Other candy box research revealed that some numbers have more than 2 factors. We call these numbers composite numbers. This website does a great job in explaining more about prime and composite numbers.
Multiply by 11 Trick -This is a fun activity to try! Learn how to mentally multiply any 2-digit number by eleven by playing the practice mode first.
Math Flash Division With Voice Recognition! -Do you have trouble typing in your answers when you play Math Magician?? Here's a game that you might really like. In this activity, you can either enter in the answers by typing them in OR by using your voice! In order to use your voice, you will need to use Google Chrome as your browser and you need to make sure that your computer has a microphone.
Whole Numbers Division from 0-81 -Here's another fun activity that helps you practice your division facts.
Division Word Problem Practice -See if you can correctly answer each word problem using your skills in division!
More Division Word Problems for You! -This website has even more practice for you with division word problems.
Dividerama! -Try this activity to give you help in practicing your long division. If you're having difficulty, be sure to click on the "Help" box.
Dividerama with 3-Digit Dividends! -Here's an even more challenging version of Dividerama. If you're having difficulty, be sure to click on the "Help" box.
Thinking Blocks- Multiplication -A really good strategy that can help you to solve word problems is by using bar diagrams. Bar diagrams help you to visualize the information that you know and how that information can help you to solve the problem. This site does an awesome job of modeling multiplication and division word problems using bar diagrams.
Multiplication Minute Math Sheets:
|2x's Minute Math||3x's Minute Math||4x's Minute Math|
|5x's Minute Math||6x's Minute Math||7x's Minute Math|
|8x's Minute Math||9x's Minute Math||10x's Minute Math|
|Multiplication Mixed 1||Multiplication Mixed 2||Multiplication Mixed 3|
|Multiplication Doubles||Multiplication 6,7,8,& 9||Multiplication Dribble & Drill|
|The Distributive Property is my Friend Worksheet!|
Division Minute Math Sheets:
|Division Mixed 1||Division Mixed 2||Division Mixed 3 (2 Minutes!)|
|Fact Family Minute Math (2 Minutes!)|
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Fun! -Here's a fun little activity on identifying
fractional parts. Click on the slice of pie to start your adventure in
Fraction Frenzy! -See you quickly & accurately you can identify various fractions in this activity. Be sure to use the arrow keys on your keyboard to select the correct fraction.
Matching Fractions- Parts of a Set -When we explore what fractions really are, there are two ways in which we can think of fractions. A fraction can represent part of one whole thing (example: I had 1 slice of pizza for lunch. I ate 1/8 of the pizza pie.) A fraction can also represent part of a set. (example 1/3 of the apples in the box had worms in them!) See if you can correctly match the fraction with the part of the set that is shown.
Fractions with Cookies! -Here's another activity that explores fractional parts of a set.
Comparing & Ordering Fractions:
Pop Comparing Fractions Game
a good place to start when working on the skill of comparing fractions.
See if you can pop the balloons in order from the smallest
fraction to the largest fraction.
Comparing Fractions (Easier) -This activity also has you compare fractions, while giving you good visual representations of each fraction to help you compare.
Comparing Fractions (Easier Part II) -This activity also has you compare fractions, while giving you good visual representations of each fraction to help you compare.
A More Advanced lesson on Comparing & Ordering Fractions -This goes a bit farther that what we learn in 3rd grade on comparing & ordering fractions, but cool nonetheless! Be sure to turn your computer's sound on for this informative lesson!
Comparing Fractions Game -After checking out the lesson on comparing and ordering fractions, be sure to start off with level 2 on this activity.
Matching Math- Equivalent Fractions Level 1 -See if you can match each of the equivalent fractions in this activity.
Matching Math- Equivalent Fractions Level 2 -See if you can match each of the equivalent fractions in this activity.
Matching Math- Equivalent Fractions Level 3 -See if you can match each of the equivalent fractions in the most difficult level of this activity.
Mr. Anker's Equivalent Fractions Test 1 -Using the fraction strips, see if you can correctly identify the correct equivalent fraction.
Anker's Equivalent Fractions Test 2 -Using the
fraction strips, see if you can correctly identify the correct equivalent
Reducing Fractions Shoot -Remember, when we reduce fractions, we are dividing BOTH the numerator and the denominator by the greatest common factor shared by both. See if you can reduce each fraction to it's simplest form. What I like about this activity, is that there are 2 different versions of the game. In one version of the game, the reduced fraction is represented as a shaded in amount of a whole shape. In the other version, the reduced fraction is simply represented as a written fraction.
Soccer Math- Simplifying Fractions -If you're really up for the challenge, try your hand at this game! This game has more difficult fractions for you to reduce.
Adding & Subtracting Fractions:
Fruit Shoot Fraction Addition -This is an activity that has you adding fractions in a fun way. Be sure to start with level one to begin with!
Adding & Subtracting Fractions with the Same Denominator -Adding & subtracting fractions with the same denominator is rather easy. See if you can get a perfect score in this activity.
Thinking Blocks- Fractions -A really good strategy that can help you solve word problems is by using bar diagrams. Bar diagrams help you to visualize the information that you know and how that information can help you to solve the problem. This site does an awesome job of modeling fraction word problems using bar diagrams.
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Decimal Ducks -See if you can collect all ten ducks in by identifying the correct place value of numbers that have up to 3 decimal places.
Decimal Ships -This activity is similar to decimal ducks except that it works with numbers up to 4 decimal places.
Math -In every trial, you will have to throw the
football successfully into your friend's arms and then answer a decimal
place value question with numbers up to five decimal places.
Decimal Detective -This is a fun activity in which you will try to find a suspect hiding behind a particular decimal number.
The Ordering Game -This game begins with a huge menu of number ordering games to choose from. Be sure to try "Decimal Tenths," "Decimal Hundredths," and "Decimal Thousandths" to help you with ordering decimals!
Scooter Quest -See if you can help Jimmy make enough money to help him buy a scooter for his paper route. Each level of the game gets progressively more difficult, ultimately asking you to identify place value all the way down to the ten thousandths!
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Geometry of 2D Shapes:
Exploring 2D and 3D Shapes -This website
does an excellent job of providing an overview of 2-Dimensional and
How Well Do You Know Your Shapes? -Take this quiz and see if you can get a perfect score!
Basic Shapes Game -See if you can correctly click and drag the right shape name with the right shape.
Carroll Diagram Shape Sort -Be sure to click on the "2 Criteria" Carroll Diagrams and see if you can correctly sort various shapes by 2 different properties. When you have finished placing all shapes where you think that they belong, be sure to click the check button. If no shapes get placed back down in the shape bank down below, then you have correctly sorted all of the shapes by their 2 criteria!
2D Concentration -See how good your geometry and your memory is in this game of concentration.
2D Shapes Jeopardy -See how well you know your shapes with this jeopardy game.
Polygon or Not?? -This website does a great job of summarizing the properties that all polygons share. See how many shapes you can click and drag into the correct basket as the shapes go flying by on the screen.
Geometry Vocabulary Matching Game -After learning about lines, rays, line segments, & angles, see if you can correctly match all of the geometry vocabulary with the correct definition.
3D Concentration -See how good your geometry and your memory is in this game of concentration.
Classifying Geometric Figures Game -In this activity, you will be classifying geometric
figures by whether or not they are 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional. See how many shapes you can
click and drag into the correct basket as the shapes go flying by on
Similar or Congruent Game -See if you can correctly place each slip of paper in the correct mail slot in this game.
Line Shoot Arcade Challenge -This is a fun activity that tests your ability to correctly pick out points, line segments, lines, rays, intersecting lines, and parallel lines.
Lines, Line Segments, and Rays -This quiz tests your knowledge about lines, line segments, and rays. BE CAREFUL when reading the questions. Some of them are a bit tricky!
Perpendicular, & Intersecting Lines Quiz Game -Test your skills at
being able to identify llines that are parallel, perpendicular, or intersecting.
Interactive Quadrilaterals -Drag the dots in any of the 4 corners of these quadrilaterals and see how your movement changes the shape and the angles of the corners.
Quadrilateral Shape Game -How well do you know your quadrilaterals? See if you can get a perfect score in this activity!
Quest -As we've discovered in
class, there are some really fine points in the definitions of different
quadrilaterals. For example, a square is a special kind of rectangle.
It is a parallelogram that also has 90 degree angles, but unlike most
rectangles, ALL of its sides are equal or congruent. Although this
activity was designed for older students, see how well you can do with selecting
the correct quadrilaterals that fit each description!
Interactive Triangles -Drag the dots in any of the 3 corners of these triangles and see how your movement affects the shape and the angles of the corners.
Triangle Shoot Arcade Challenge -Did you enjoy the Line Shoot Arcade Challenge? This activity tests your ability to correctly identify triangles based on their sides and on the angles that they contain.
Definitions of Triangles:
Flip Card Angle Types -How well do you know the names of different angles in geometry? Test your skills by matching pairs of cards with the same type of angle.
How Well Do Know Your Angles? -See how quickly you can correctly identify the three basic types of angles in this activity.
Measuring Angles with a Protractor Game -See This game is a great way to practice measuring angles with a protractor. Be sure to click and hold rotate button on the protractor to align it in the correct position to measure the angle.
Build a Safe Bridge -This activity will help you develop a better understanding of the geometry behind angles and triangles. Can you build a bridge so that 3 trucks can cross it safely? Click on "I can make it safe" to begin your geometric adventure!
Tangram Puzzles -How good are you with your spatial relationships? See if you can complete each tangram puzzle by placing each piece in the correct place in this activity. 2 Important HINTS: Be sure to "flip" some of the pieces to ensure that they complete the puzzle, and be sure to click on one of the shape's corners to rotate the shape as well!
Tetrahedra Investigation -This activity will also test your ability to figure out spatial relationships! See how many ways you can color the net (flattened out 3-dimensional solid) of a tetrahedron (a polyhedron made of 4 triangular faces).
Cross the Maze -How good are you with recognizing your left from your right? This activity will test your ability to give directions to a race car driver. You goal is to give the driver as few directions as possible in order for the car to reach the finish line.
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Sorting 3D Shapes -This activity gives you good practice with reviewing the properties of three dimensional shapes. See if you can correctly place the correct 3D shapes into the box based on the category that you are given.
Solid Figure Factory -This game will give you practice in learning the names of all of the basic solid geometry figures.
Solid Figures -In this activity, you are given several views of what the solid looks like from different perspectives. See if you can choose the name of the solid figure that has the given views.
Complete the table
-Take a careful look at each of the 3D shapes in this activity.
See if you can correctly count the number of faces, edges, & vertices of each
shape and type them in the chart.
3D Boxes Game -See if you can correctly determine the volume of various sized boxes in this activity.
Explore & Play with Prisms -This is a good site to check out if you want to learn more about the solid geometry of prisms.
Explore & Play with Pyramids -This is a good site to check out if you want to learn more about the solid geometry of pyramids.
4 Congruent Faces
6 Congruent Faces
8 Congruent Faces
12 Congruent Faces
20 Congruent Faces
Platonic Solid Rock Video -This is a cool video that dives into the world of platonic solids. Not only is the video informative, but the music is cool too!
Unit Polyhedron Origami -One of the things that I've begun to explore, is the world of unit polyhedron origami. This website teaches you how to make a sonobe cube. Once you become an expert at creating the sonobe cube, you can then take several of these "sonobe units" and learn how to create other platonic solids such as an octahedron or an icosahedron!
The Ninja Star -This particular website calls it UFO origami. Whatever name you use, it certainly is a really cool piece of origami that allows you to change its shape once it is all finished!
Modular Origami Diagrams -If you're interested in trying some other variations on unit polyhedron origami, this is a great place to start! In fact, I got the link for the Ninja Star from this website. This site offers a ton of links to free diagrams instructing you on how to fold modular origami models.
Folding a Penultimate Module -You might have seen the penultimate dodecahedron that I made. Believe it or not, each module is only 6 folds! The challenging part is putting all of the modules together. This site will at least get you started on how to make a penultimate dodecahedron!
Dodecahedron Origami Video -There are a lot of YouTube origami tutorials out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are lousy! This one does a fairly good job of teaching you how to make and put together the penultimate dodecahedron using 5 different colors.
Mr. Nolde's Polyhedron Origami Photo Gallery -Here is a photo gallery that I put together of some of the polyhedra that I have made into origami. Enjoy!
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Area & Perimeter Game -This activity does a great job of giving you a good overview about how to calculate the area and perimeter of basic shapes. Be sure to try out all 3 levels of the game for both area and for perimeter.
Party Planner Area & Perimeter Game -You are a party planner that needs to design a party event that has places with different areas and perimeters. See if you can build each area with the correct perimeter and area. Be sure to click on the CORNER of the initial squares to change their shape or to change their position!
Finding the Area & Perimeter of Rectangles -This activity also does a great job of working with area and perimeters of rectangles. What I particularly like about this activity, is that it gives you a ruler to measure the sides.
Perimeter Shape Shoot -See if you can select all of the correct shapes that have a particular perimeter.
Area Shape Shoot -See if you can select all of the correct shapes that have a particular area.
Extra Practice on Area & Perimeter of Compound Shapes -This website contains a lot of other good area and perimeter problems to try. Be sure to click on the blue "check"box to check your answers.
Perimeters of Parallelograms -See if you can determine the perimeter of various parallelograms when given the lengths of two of its sides. BE CAREFUL!! There are 2 boxes for you to fill out. One box is for the measurement. The other box is for the unit of measurement.
Estimating Capacity -This activity gives you plenty of practice with estimating capacity in Liters and Millileters.
Estimating Mass -This activity gives you plenty of practice with estimating mass in Grams and Kilograms.
The Ruler Game -Practice your skills in reading a ruler in this game. The first thing that you will want to do is to set your increment level. I might recommend starting out this game at 1/4 inch increments first and then set it to 1/8 inch increments later. If you become really good at reading a ruler, try the 1/16th increments!
The Metric Ruler Game -Practice your skills in reading a metric ruler in this game. When playing this activity, they will provide you with a length in millimeters. Remember- there are 10 millimeters in a centimeter! When determining where the length is on the ruler, always keep in mind that each additional centimeter is an additional 10 millimeters! For example, 72 millimeters would be located just 2 millimeters beyond the 7 centimeter mark on the ruler, because there are 70 millimeters in 7 centimeters.
The Measuring Game -This website allows you to work in reading either centimeters or inches. If you're having difficulty determining how long the line is, be sure to click on the magnifier to help you determine where the end of the line is located on the ruler.
The Funbrain Measurement Game -This website also gives you practice in reading a ruler. Select the difficulty level and whether you want to measure centimeters or inches.
The Measurement Workshop -This is a really cool activity by Mr. Nussbaum! I recommend selecting the "play" mode. Once you do that, you will need to select whether you want whole numbers, whole & half numbers, decimals, or fractions. I recommend working with whole & half numbers first. Then I would try your hand at either fractions or decimals next! If you're having difficulty, please be sure to watch the video. REMEMBER.. if you're using fractions and the measurement is less than 1 whole unit, you will need to type in "0" (zero) before typing in your fraction!
Which Metric Measurement Should You Use? -This activity gives you practice in deciding which metric unit of measurement to use when measuring the length or area of various objects.
Measuring Angles with a Protractor Game -This game is a great way to practice measuring angles with a protractor. Be sure to click and hold the rotate button on the protractor to align it in the correct position to measure the angle.
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Telling Time & Elapsed Time
Time Teller -This activity lets you place the minute hand and the hour hand in the correct spots on the clock.
Match the Clock! -See if you can correctly match the digital clock readout with the correct analog clock readout.
Elapsed Time Game -See if you can make it through all levels of
this game by correctly determining each of the elapsed times.
Elapsed Time- Minutes & Hours -See if you can correctly determine just how many hours and minutes have passed between the start and end clocks in this game! Click "New Times" to start the clocks. Once you think that you've figured out how much time has passed between the two clocks, click "Check" to see if you were right!
Elapsed Time- Minutes & Hours (More difficult) -See if you can correctly determine just how many hours and minutes have passed between the start and end clocks in this game! Click "New Times" to start the clocks. Once you think that you've figured out how much time has passed between the two clocks, click "Check" to see if you were right!
What Time Will it Be? -See if you can change the clock on the right to show the correct amount of time that has elapsed between the two clocks!
Interactive Elapsed Time -See if you can make the green clock advance the correct number of hours and minutes in this activity.
Time Word Problems -See if you can correctly answer each of these word problems!
Elapsed Time Questions -See if you can correctly answer all ten of
Elapsed Time -See if you can correctly answer the following questions about elapsed time.
Why do Clocks Move "Clockwise?" -This is a question that I've often thought about. The answer is quite fascinating!
Calendar Game -There are 3 different levels in this game. Start at level 1 and work your way up to the hardest level.
The Origins of our Calendar -Have you ever wondered where the names of the days of the week came from? Have you ever wondered each month has a particular number of days in it? This website seeks to answer many of your questions.
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Interpreting Graphs & Graphing Activities:
Reading Pictographs -See if you can correctly
interpret each pictograph in this activity. Be sure to look at
the key to help you interpret the pictograph.
Create Your Own Pictograph -Using the data provided, create your own pictograph.
Interpreting Line Plot Graphs -See if you can a perfect score by correctly interpreting each line plot graph.
Interpreting Line Plot Graphs (Harder) -See if you can correctly interpret the line plot graphs in this activity!
Create Your Own Line Plot Graph -Using the data provided, create your own line plot graph. See if you can get a perfect score of 100!
Create Your Own Line Plot Graph (Harder) -Using the data provided, see if you can fill in the rest of the line plot graph in this activity.
Bar Graphs -See
if you can correctly interpret each bar graph in this activity.
Interpreting Bar Graphs (Harder) -See if you can correctly interpret each bar graph in this more difficult activity.
Creating Bar Graphs -See if you can complete the bar graphs in this activity by using the data table provided above each graph.
Creating Bar Graphs (Harder) -See if you can complete the bar graphs in this activity by using the data table provided above each graph.
Locate the Aliens (More Difficult) -This activity also contains a Cartesian Coordinate Plane to be used as our graph. See if you can locate the grid coordinates for the aliens in this activity.Interpreting Line Graphs -See if you can correctly interpret each line graph in this activity.
Interpreting Line Graphs (Harder) -See if you can correctly interpret each line graph in this more difficult activity.
Creating Line Graphs -See if you can complete the line graphs in this activity by using the data table provided above each graph.
Creating Line Graphs (Harder) -See if you can complete the line graphs in this activity by using the data table provided above each graph.
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Math Resources for Parents:
Bedtime Math -Parents know how to read to their kids at nights, but what about math? Updated daily, Bedtime Math is a great website that gives you and your family a creative way to explore how we use math in our daily lives.
The Common Core Math Explained in 3 Minutes -People often ask me, "What's the story with Common Core Math?" "How is it different than the way that I was taught math?" This three minute video does an excellent job of explaining what Common Core Math is all about!
Printable Multiplication Charts -This site has a wide variety of really good printable multiplication charts.
Array Builder -This page will allow you to quickly create and display a multiplication array.
eTools Place Value Blocks -This is a good way for students to work with virtual place value blocks.
eTools Counters -Here is a site that has a variety of counters that students can use.
eTools Fractions -Here is one on fractions.
eTools Geometry Drawings -Here is a good work space on geometry drawings.
eTools Geometry Shapes -Here is one on geometry shapes.
eTools Measurement -Here is an interesting one on measurement.
eTools Spreadsheet/Data Grapher -Here is one on graphing.
Math Resources for Teachers:
Interactive Whiteboard Resources
Dreambox Learning Interactive Whiteboard Resources
Studyladder Math Resources
Mathwire.com -Standards-Based Math Activities
Adding & Subtracting With Tens
Mr. Martini's Flash Cards
Printable Math Worksheets
Thinking Blocks by Math Playground
Teach the Children Well- Math Resources/ Games Page
K-5 Math Games
K-5 Math Teaching Resources
XP Math Games
Math Fact Cafe
Online Practice Tests
Mr. Anker's 3rd Grade Online Tests
Mr. Anker's 4th Grade Online Tests
Rachel McAnallen Videos:
Teaching About Decimals
A Lesson On Banking
Place Value Lesson
Candy Bar & Carpenter Fractions