Shared Resources – resources and websites from other classmates.

These are resources and websites on topics that other classmates researched.

Transformations:

Below are a list of different resources that could be used with a Transformation Unit. This year I have used a combination of a math series called Digits, Task cards created by my district, and some ideas from my old math series.

Book: Mathematics Station Activities fro Common Core State Standards (gr.8) pgs.124-129

This has wonderful hands on labs that allow the students to explore transformations. I would use this for either assessment of understanding or further exploration of the concept.

Websites:

www.learnzillion.com– Wonderful tutorials and power points to help with explanations. Great to use as a review tool or for those struggling students.

www.softschools.com/math/geometry/transformations/quiz– Great basic quiz to check for basic understanding or pre-test on transformations.

www.illustrativemathematics.org/standards/k8– Higher order of thinking tasks for students on transformations. (Aligned with the Common Core)

http://jmathpage.com/middleschoolmath/jmsmcoordinatestransformations.html– Great games and virtual manipulatives for students or teacher to use in classroom.

www.epd86.org/epweblinks/8-math-Geometry.html#1 – Has a variety of websites and links on Transformations for a teacher to use inside the classroom.

Software

GeoGebra: Is a great virtual tool for students to use and see different types of Transformations.

Pythagorean Theorem:

1.  www. nlvm.usu.edu    The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives  The two puzzle activity found in 6-8 Grade Geometry allow students to explore Pythagorean and spacial relationships.

2.  http://www.StudyIsland.com Study Island (custom of PA)                                                Study Island gives lessons, rigorous practice, and remediation on all eligible content in the PA math curriculum.

3.  http://www.ixl.com/math/geometry/pythagorean-theorem                                                         This sight gives real world application problems.  Its is a good homework and skill building sight.

4.  http://www.wikihow.com/Use-The-Pythagorean-Theorem                                                  

Non-interactive sight shows 4 applications of the P.T.

A.  On Right Triangles

B.  On Parts of the Distance Formula                                                                                                 C.  On Non-Right Triangles                                                                                                                    D.  On Vector Applications

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One Response to Shared Resources – resources and websites from other classmates.

  1. mathjoseph says:

    Julie, I have to apologize, some how my post ended up on your blog sight. I have no idea how that happened. It looks better on your sight than mine as well…
    I looked at some of your resources, they would definitely work in middle school. I have bookmarked them to my home and school computers.

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