Powerpoint from Middle School Mathematics Academy session 1/14/14
Powerpoint from Middle School Mathematics Academy session 10/29/13
Powerpoint from Middle School Mathematics Academy session 11/22/13
Powerpoint from Middle School Mathematics Academy session 12/13/13


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North Carolina Common Core "unpacking" documents - each standard has an explanation with examples
6th grade
7th grade
8th grade

Operations with Fractions teaching packet, including Decimals and Percents diagnostic assessment and Basic Fraction Concepts diagnostic assessment
A Passion for Fractions (Teaching Channel video of a goofy guy in the U.K. teaching about pi and other decimals)
Grid for collaborative area problem
Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally, by John A. Van de Walle
Authentic situations involving negative numbers.doc
Hot and cold cubes worksheet
Experiences with Patterning, by Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Glenda Lappan and Elizabeth Phillips, copyright 1997 by NCTM

Multiplication and division practice as equations


GEOMETRY RESOURCES
An interactive applet for exploring quadrilaterals, from MathIsFun.com
Proof of Pythagorean Theorem by rearrangement (doesn't work well in Google Chrome)
Exploring Angles in a Linear Pair
Exploring Vertical Angles
Exploring Exterior Angles of a Triangle
Exploring Angles on a Transversal

AREA OF TRIANGLES, PARALLELOGRAMS, TRAPEZOIDS AND CIRCLES
MSU virtual manipulatives - several ways to visualize area, including covering and counting - works well with a parallelogram
Table for 22: Real-World Geometry Problem - a Teaching Channel video about area and perimeter
Area of a triangle - virtual manipulative and lots of explanation at Math Warehouse
Interesting Geometer's Sketchpad sketches, including a sketch for NCTM Box Investigation, Visually Exploring a Cone's Net, and Visually Explaining a Circle's Area

UNFOLDING 3D SHAPES TO MAKE NETS
Fishing for the Best Prism - an NCTM Illuminations lesson on building cube nets from Polydrons and paper
Unfolding a cube and rectangular prism - online simulations
Unfolding a cylinder - YouTube
Cube Nets - figure out which nets will make a cube
More Cube Nets - a pdf that shows all 11 possible cube nets, a sheet of 20 possibilities for students to consider, and an answer page
Nets to cut out and computer simulations for polyhedra including Platonic Solids from MathsIsFun.com
Simulation showing nets of solids, on NCTM Illuminations
Making a "Shape Jacket" - beginning work with nets, on NCTM Illuminations

SURFACE AREA
Geometry 3D Shapes: Surface Area and Volume - interactive lessons and simulations from the Annenberg Learner Channel website about using nets to find surface area and filling solids with unit cubes to find volume
Area Contractor - an NCTM Illuminations lesson on finding surface area

VISUALIZING SOLIDS
Solids - descriptions and 3D spinning models (this page is for prisms, other solids are linked at bottom of page)
Constructing a Three-Dimensional Model - an NCTM Illuminations lesson

VOLUME
Surface Area and Volume: An interactive simulation from CSERD/NSDL
Geometry 3D Shapes: Surface Area and Volume - interactive lessons and simulations from the Annenberg Learner Channel website about using nets to find surface area and filling solids with unit cubes to find volume
Volume of a right rectangular prism (cuboid) - an interactive tool from MathIsFun.com
Lesson Plan to go with the Surface Area and Volume simulation above
LearnZillion video of finding volume of a right rectangular prism by filling with unit cubes
Interactive simulation of finding volume of a cube from Math Open Reference
Finding volume of a rectangular prism by filling with unit cubes - an interactive from NCTM Illuminations
Building a Box lesson plan, from NCTM Illuminations
Building a Box interactive graph and drawing (Maximum volume of a cut-out box)
Maximizing volume of a cut-out box explanation with nice interactive simulation - scroll down and click "Launch Presentation"
Nice explanation of solving the Maximum volume of a cut-out box
Interesting Geometer's Sketchpad sketches, including a sketch for NCTM Box Investigation, Visually Exploring a Cone's Net, and Visually Explaining a Circle's Area
How High? a virtual manipulative from the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives about volume
Fill and Pour, a virtual manipulative reasoning game from the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives involving volume
Lots of volume practice problems, from Nexus Learning online textbook
Teaching lessons and ideas for area and volume, from TIPS4RM
Soup Can activity for finding volume and surface area of cylinder
Descriptions of how to calculate volume of cylinders, pyramids, cones

Statistics resources
Two-way frequency tables, from Glencoe Publishing, Math Online
Website for calculating statistics of a data set, including MAD
Online box plot generator
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