Here is some graph paper that you can download.
Yes, there really is one! This part of the site takes you to a feature that is new each Monday. It is called fittingly "Math Monday."
Explore all the different areas that focus on biodiversity and endangered species. From the American Museum of Natural History.
News from the field
This is from the Turtle Survival Alliance
New Addition and Subtraction Games for Integers
Integers and Other Practice
Use this for Problem 1.4 and to help other times
Watch the movie, take the quiz, and do the activity.
This one allows you to practice subtraction using chips again.
Here are many different games to strengthen your integer skills. Some are for one player, some are for more than one.
Many, many games to practice with integers.
Practice in many different subject areas, but try the math part. You can practice multiplication skills plus many other skills also.
This is in classzone. Find the practice that relates to integers. You are, of course, welcome to practice some of the other skills also.
"Feeding People" websites
There are podcasts and downloads of interviews and articles on these two topics
Video that has discussion of traditional breeding and genetic modification breeding.
There are two activities here that will allow you to engineer crops. One uses traditional methods. The other uses genetic modification. In addition there are articles here that will give you more information on genetic modification.
More information on how crops are being genetically modified by new technologies. This is again a video clip.
This is from the University of Kentucky. It concisely and fairly clearly identifies how genetically modified organisms are made.
This is from the University of Minnesota. In addition to having information on Bt Corn, it includes a glossary of terms and a list of sources for possibly more information. One of those listed is at the University of Illinois in Urbana.
This introduces what golden rice is. It also talks about pros and cons to its use.
From the same series in the article about flavor savr tomatoes.
Included here because it is from Canada, showing that this is something being considered in other nations as well.
Gives two views on a tomato called the "Flavr Savr."
Again talks about the FlavrSavr tomato but also contains information about other fruits and vegetables. There is a bibliography at the end of the article.
This site has several articles on gmo plants.
Take a quick test on the kinds of questions you will find on the ISAT. There are sample questions for each grade level.
Interactive practice for ISAT.
This site has lots of information on the statistics we have have been studying. There is even a video to support the lessons.
Virtual snowflakes are fun, too!!
This is about a study currently going on in Springfield.
Information on parameters for interchanges.
this is an interchange found in Springfield, MO. It includes an animation to show traffic flow.
An interesting idea. Designer is listed as being from Champaign, IL.
Go to the Bid
You can change the categories to find the heart rate of people at different ages.
This has an animation on how to take your pulse.
First you complete a table, then you plot points.
Good practice for linear equations
Find the one in CHAPTER 11: GRAPHING FUNCTIONS.
You can practice others later.
This site is supported by McDougall-Littell. It has both a high school and a middle school part. Just follow the directions and keep those math skills bright and shiny
Please follow this link. Take section quizzes 7.8, 12.1, 12.4, 12.5, 12.6, 12.7
A Prezi presentation
Many really good games to practice skills—not just for algebra. Anyone can use them. Try Planet Blaster to practice solving equations. Explore this site—it has many different games.
Practice finding cooordinates and saving the planets with Astro Girl, find the slope of a line with an interactive game, and more.
For those of you who are wondering about numbers that are not real. This is about imaginary numbers. As an additional bonus, there is also some information here about complex numbers. Enjoy!
This can be used to graph various kinds of functions. Enjoy!!
For those of you with a need to see how they work and where they are used.
Area of states
This has the area of the states in order from least to greatest. It is fairly straight forward.
Use to help you with the daily problem.
This gives more information on recycling. Go particulaarly to the "Refrigerators and freezers" section.
Cell Middle School
Diagrams of cells are presented and organelles are expalined.
I made a note that this was a good site.
This is more on transformations, angles, etc. This is similar to what we have worked on previously.
Try "Playing Golf with Angles" and "Angles" to review kinds of angles and supplementary and complementary angles, respectively.
"Transformations and Symmetry," "Lines of Symmetry," and "Translations" allows you to practice those concepts.
Tutorials on sketchpad.
Escher was champion at tesselations, as well as other very fascinating art works. You can check out this site to find out more about him and to see some of his work.
Use Coolmath for something besides parking your car and rolling blocks!
Here is some information on circles for you.
Use it to answer your worksheet.
Try to make your own earthquake!
This explores a three-component ecosystem.
This is again sponsored by the National Park Service but gives routes that were used by the Underground Railroad.
This site gives some general additional information on the Underground Railroad. It is sponsored by the National Park Service.
This site will give you information on launches from 1957 through the present and includes proposed launches through 2015
This is the site for IMSA E2K+. Go here to find more information on the program and for the problem of the month
Information on Ganymede and other moons of Jupiter.
Link to slide show on views from the Hubble telescope. Identifies the images of objects shown.
Shows how to extract DNA from strawberry cells.
Take a short quiz on your level of math anxiety
This site has a great many fun and challenging puzzles. You can do them interactively or print them, so that is a nice feature.
Math is fun sites
You all know this one. Find a game that you like and sharpen up those skills. (It will be OK if you try one that isn't math.) Enjoy!!
A brief history and information on irrational numbers
Go here to hear a song about primes. Then visit other items of interest on this site.
Check your number sense and practice using strategies to reach a target number.
This is a classic strategy puzzle. Start out with the easiest and see how far you can go.
Practice factoring—both against the computer and another person.
Estimate and use a coordinate plane to get the turtle into his pond.
Math games for lots of different areas
This website has games you can play by yourself or with a partner.
This site will give you several kinds of graph paper that you can print. You can even change the size of the grid if you need or want to.
A dictionary of math terms you can use.
Use this to find equilateral triangles and symmetry.
This one has more complicated words. It might interest some of you.
Native American recipes
Periods 2 and 3
You will use this link for Problem 1.1 and 1.2 in Mathematical Models.
You can use this site to create rectangular prisms with the different volumes and surface areas.
Take this quiz to review probability.
This is a multiple choice quiz on simple probability.
Various problems to practice your knowledge of ratio and percent.
Choose the multiple choice skills practice. Go to the Investigation we have just worked on to take that quiz.
This is the website that is supported by the company that publishes the Connected Math 2 books. The webcodes that are found in the book may be used here.
Think that box just came from nowhere? Think again. This site gives information about degrees that are offered at Michigan State University in packaging. They offer a bachelors, masters, and doctorate.
This site will give you information to construct a graph on your own.
Answer the questions about the graph that is given.
Then go to the next section. Use your answer from #1 to help you determine the data for each category and then to make the graph.
Make 2 graphs, one comparing the number of students in each category.
The other should compare the categories as percents of the total number of students.
How do these two graphs compare?
Use these animations from chapter 3 to practice solving equations.
Do each individual lesson.
When you finish this, take the quiz. Report this score to the teacher.
Build the shapes we are estimating the area and perimeter for. Use it to check your estimates.
This is another site that does the same as the first.
Watch this short video about a 15-year-old who recites pi to almost 9000 digits. How far could you memorize this?
Square root practice
Take the challenge of finding square roots. Some of these expand your understanding. You can play this with a partner.
There are matching, flashcards, and memory games that will let you match perfect squares and their square roots.