Math
Tracks

Math
and Careers by Charles de Krafft Have you had students
ask why do I need to learn this math? How will it help me? I will never
use this math anyway. Students need to see the connection between math
in the classroom and careers to understand why math is important.

Problem
Solving Skills by Beverly Smith The Tennessee Standard
states: "ESTIMATION, MEASUREMENT, AND COMPUTATION: In order to develop
understanding of Estimation, Measurement, and Computation, the mathematics
curriculum should include problems which require students to apply appropriate
tools and units of measuremen and to develop effective estimation and computation
strategies for producing reasonable results.

Math
and Careers by Charles de Krafft Have you had students ask why
do I need to learn this math? How will it help me? I will never use this
math anyway. Students need to see the connection between math in the classroom
and careers to understand why math is important.

Stock
Market Math by julie gillen To succeed in seventh grade
math, students must be adept at converting fractions to decimals. In order
for them to progress into higher level math skills, it is essential that
they understand the relationships between fractions and decimals.

We
live in a world of Mathematics by Brad Papa This track is designed
to improve ones ability in problem solving. This will be accomplished by
doing the following: there will be helpful hints available; there will
be word problems provided which have been worked out; there will be plenty
of brain teasers.

Real
World Math Lessons by Celeste Posner This helpful track offers
a variety of real world math applications. Teachers can use this track
to gather ideas on how to incorporate real world math lessons into their
classrooms. Students can learn how math effects their daily lives.

Middle
School Math by Jenni Miller This track is designed to provide
teachers with useful games to use in the classroom.

Reviewing
Middle School Math Skills by Judy Smith This track is designed
to provide middle school students with access to interactive math sites.

GeometryMiddle
School by Mary Virginia Meredith These are sites that complement
the geometry unit. This unit addresses one of the lowestscoring areas
in this class's Terra Nova mathematics assessment. From a total of 20 students
only 6 had Objective Performance Indices that were greater than 75. The
tracks feature a "Geometry Problem of the Week."
Creating
a Mathematical Story by Rebecca Duncan Seventh grade language
arts students need practice in organizing information in paragraph form
to make communication understandable and therefore effective. Practice
in writing with this purpose in mind will make my students more proficient
in this most essential skill. Many times writing becomes a just another
odious chore for students.

Fractions
by
Pamela Cromie This unit is designed to further develop understanding
of fractions. Students may be able to "do fractions", but they may have
a difficult time conceptualizing fractions and understanding the operational
sense of fractions.

Fractions
in Everyday Life by Marie Eastman The students will be able
to compute fractions they have learned and see how they can be used in
every day life. They will show their knowledge in areas of concept, use
and applying of fractions. This is shown through multiplying and dividing
of fractions.

Math
Mania by david landrum The stated learning gap is measurement.
The unit Math Mania was chosen because it combines shop activities with
measurements. I chose this unit because it allowed my students to use the
internet to solve math problems.

Measurement
 Area by Alan Reed This track is designed to be used with an
eighth grade classconcentrating on measurement and specifically the skill
of finding area. http://www.ael.org/rel/state/tn/math/68spat.htm

Brain
Salad: Math Extension Activities by Gary Cantrell This set of
sites and pages was designed as extension activities for advanced math
students in the fifth grade. The activities are student centered but provide
opportunity for the teacher to develop rewards and/or evaluation instruments.

Math
Practice by Melody Paige When students have extra class time,
they may check out the Math Practice track to test their math skills by
visiting some 'fun' math Web sites.

Math
History and Famous Mathematicians by Lynnae Clappison Explore
Math history with the Greek, Arabic and Islamic cultures. Learn about Famous
people in Math History. Manipulate Geometric figures.

Patterns,
Functions & Algebraic Thinking by Kim Smith Cube Coloring
Problem helps students determine a pattern from the problem, write exponents
from the problem, predict the pattern for larger cubes, graph the growth
patterns, and extend to algebra. Probability: The Study of Chance will
enable student to conduct an experiment, determine if a game is "fair",
and collect data.

Fraction
Actions by Kristie Bartlett In my research of Terra Nova scores
of my 8th grade Math students, it was evident that my students struggle
with the concept of fractions. It is necessary for students to have an
understanding of fraction concepts in order to be successful in Math class.

Money
and Resources by Janice Hubbard This track will help my students
practice identifying and counting money. This unit will address the 68
math standard on estimation, measurement, and computation using money.
In order to develop understanding of estimation, measurement, and computation
using money, the mathematics curriculum should include problems which require
students to apply appropriate skill practice.

Discovering
Pi by Carolyn Carr Fifty percent of my 7th grade special education
math class has great difficulties with subtraction problems that involve
borrowing. This is an essential skill in which to master before higher
levels of math can be achieved, such as division. This internet unit will
assist students in mastering this skill in mathematics.

Math
7 Subtraction by Suzie Ramey Fifty percent of my 7th grade special
education math class has great difficulties with subtraction problems that
involve borrowing. This is an essential skill in which to master before
higher levels of math can be achieved, such as division.

Graphs
by
Syri Walls The stated learning gap for this 7th grade math class is
reading and interpreting graphs. The unit "M&M Graphing and Probability"
was chosen because it provides a handson lesson for teaching concepts
about graphing. Graphs can be tools for stimulating discussion, and aids
in promoting mathematical thinking.

Geometry
 It's Everywhere! by Cheryl Buchanan How many times do you
get asked, "When am I ever going to use this again?" Students think that
math should stay in math problems, science should stay in science situations,
and social studies should remain as the past. Students need to realize
that all this subjects are intertwined.

Grade
6 Mathematics: Measurement by Danny Green This unit was chosen
for the learning gap in 6th grade Math Measurement because it meets the
State Math Content Standards for Grades 68 in Estimation, Measurement,
and Computation. This unit allows students to develop an understanding
of estimation, measuement, and computation. Lessons include problems which
require students to apply skills.

Fun
With Problem Solving by Joyce Sanders This unit is design to
help 68th grade students with problem solving skills in math. Lessons
are fun and encourage students to solve reallife mathematical problems.
A TN Curriculum Framework Content for Math Standards for Grades 68 is
NUMBER SENSE AND NUMBER THEORY.

Graphing
and Probability by john eledge In evaluating sixth grade math
students in Section A, 47% of these students did not have a basic understanding
of graphing and probability. They were unable to analyze, graph and interpret
experimental and theoretical probabilities.

Mathland
by
Butch Miller A historical, fun, educational, and interactive change
of pace.

Starting
Points for Teachers of Math (Grades 712) by Jennifer Holvoet This
track highlights lessons and resources available on the World Wide Web
to enhance the teaching of mathematics, algebra, calculus, and geometry
to students in junior high and high school.

Fun
with Probability by Mike Attaway This track introduces students
to probability and gives them opportunities to practice.

Pythagorean
Thereom and Beyond by Sara Christiansen This is a track designed
to acquaint students with the history as well as the application of the
Pythagorean Thereom and its extensions.

Math
= Useful + Fun by Grace Patton When the students get discouraged
here are some sites to demonstrate why math is useful and at the same time
is enjoyable.

Learning
Algebra by david c. moskal This track will be dealing with learning
algebra. While completing the track, the student will learn the definition
of algebra, the pythagorean theorem, the distance formula, algebra postulates
and functions, multiple algebra functions, and finally they can ask Dr.
Math any math(algebra) questions.

Linear
Equations  Algebra Made Easy by Tracy Jackson While completing
this track, students will learn the definition of linear equation, slope,
and yintercept. They will practice graphing lines using the yintercept
and slope. Finally, students will be able to ask Dr. Math any algebra questions
they may have.

Logic
Based Problem Solving by Scott T. Eveslage The ability to think
logically is an important skill to acquire. Develop an understanding of
logical thinking and hone your skills with logic based problem solving
activities!

Algebra
101 by Randi Sereres This track is designed to help students
learn about two of the basics of algebra: variables and equations.

Math
Mania by Angela Neria This track looks at fun math sites! Answer
questions and enjoy the fun that math can bring to your students!

P.S.
Think Twice by Amber Jackman & Jacqueline Weyer This track
is designed to help teachers and other students understand the process
of problem solving. The sites will show that problem solving is not only
used in mathematics, but in everyday life.

Let's
Play With Fractions by Jamila Johnson This track provides descriptions
of the concepts and lessons on fractions (a division of Number Theory).
This also has an instructional game that students can use in groups of
four. Students should find these sites very useful and interactive.

Call
on me!:) Algebra Hotlineneed help? by Kathy Hay Do you need
some help? Have you missed a class or two of Algebra? Do you want to seek
enrichment? Explore the listed websites for help and/or for enrichment!
Recommended for: Math, Grade 8

Fraction
Fun for 6th Grade Students by Becky Cate In my research of Terra
Nova scores of 6th grade students in our school system,it was evident that
students struggle with the concept of fractions. It is necessary for students
to have an understanding of fraction concepts in order to be successful
in math class and to succeed on achievement tests.

Area
by
Brian Tate This track will aid the students in the calculation and
understanding of Area.

Problem
Solving by VICKY MATTHEWS TLW create their own word problems
for a better understanding. Students will become more familiar with the
mathematical terms in word problems. This will enable the student to work
out their problems.

Unit
Plan on Decimals by Marcia Johnson In order to develop Number
Sense and an understanding of number theory the curriculum must include
problems which require students to recognize, represent, and model real
numbers and operations related to decimals. The student will: (1) Demonstrate
an understanding of decimal identification; (2) Demonstrate an understanding
of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

MeasurementArea
and Perimeter by Katy Buckner This activity is a performance
assessment designed to measure students' understanding and ability to use
area and perimeter. It will address the area of measurement in the Tennessee
Curriculum Framework. Specifically, it addresses the ability to demonstrate
with manipulative materials the relationships between perimeter and area.

Census
2000 Tables, Charts, and Graphs by Christy Hazelwood Math Standards
Grade 68 Statistics and Probability Collect, organize, and describe data
Formulate and test hypotheses, draw conclusions, and make convincing arguments
that are based on data analysis. construct, interpret, and use various
displays of data to answer questions and solve problems.

FDP3
(Fractions, Decimals, & Percents) by Jamie Broyles The standard
for this unit states....NUMBER SENSE AND NUMBER THEORY: In order to develop
Number Sense and an understanding of Number Theory, the mathematics curriculum
must include problems which require students to recognize, represent, and
model real numbers and operations verbally, physically, symbolically, and
graphically.

Algebraic
Equation Tutorial Project by Susan Mullan This unit gives students
needed practice with solving algebraic equations. This unit effectively
addresses the learning gap of solutions for basic algebraic equations.
The unit addresses the Math 68 cluster of the curriculum standard of ALGEBRAIC
THINKING.

Down
the road to Division by Dixie Bowen With an interest in parent
involvement, I chose these sites with the idea that parents and students
could work together to strengthen the student's (and possibly the parent's)
division skills. Whole number operations, specifically division, is the
standard addressed. The unit involves learning and practicing division
skills.

7th
grade math by James Clark This unit study aims to develop selfconfidence,
restore selfesteem and enhance math skills among a specific group of students.
It will include various skill usage through activities and selected drills
that encourage math application.

Algebra
by
Lynn Hipkins Not all students can learn Algebra the same way. I have
found some excellent sites to help those having trouble with Algebra.

Fractions,
Decimals, and Percents by Phillip Sanders This track is designed
to address the standard of Estimation, Measurement, and Computation. However,
more specificaly is addresses the learning expectation; compute and estimate
with rational numbers including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and
intergers.

Making
Sense of Geometry by dave vaccaro The stated learning gap is
calculating surface area. The unit, Making Sense of Geometry, was chosen
because it requires the students to calculate surface area in a variety
of ways and then place their work in a portfolio. The sixth grade Math/68
cluster Spatial Sense and Geometric Concepts.

Ratio
and Percents by Angie Murdock The stated learning gap is reading,
modeling and using ratio and percents. One strand in the Tennessee Curriculum
Framework for math grades 6  8 that this track addresses is: In order
to develop Number Sense and an understanding of Number Theory.

Math
in Daily Life by Barry Lane This track will guide students through
estimations and computations to help them solve a variety of reallife
problems. Students explore the concepts of probability, interest and percents,
exponential growth, area, and computation of fractions using reallife
situations. Students will calculate probability, interest and percents,
exponential growth, and area.

Math
in the Real World by Gary Grills Students will be able to: 1.
Work with all kinds of percentages. 2. Make a fake checking account with
old checkbooks. 3. Make a fake savings account and keep up with it. 4.
Keep up with wages, including deductions with a sum that I give them.

Geometry
& Measurement by LB Berg This track contains information
and activities to help students understand concepts of Geometry and Measurement.

Don't
You Just Love Math? by Tamara Whittington This track is designed
to involve students in a variety of math skills. The students will answer
questions, play educational math games, and create and work out questions
of their own.

Consumer's
Math by Pam Lally This track is designed to be used year long
with middle school math students. It will help students to see how math
afftects them in everyday life.

Stock
Market Math by julie gillen Track Star: To succeed in seventh
grade math, students must be adept at converting fractions to decimals.
In order for them to progress into higher level math skills, it is essential
that they understand the relationships between fractions and decimals.

Chances
Are ...by Angela Hollier This is designed for middle school
or high school math students. It involves various math sites related to
introductory probability.

Fraction,
Decimal, Percent: Conversion and Application by Frances McGill How
can students with a math disability comprehend the multiple concept of
interchanging fractions, decimals, and percents to solve problems? The
goal of this track is to provide lessons to help develop basic skills for
the content standards of representing and using numbers in a variety of
equivalent forms.

Exploring
Geometry through the art of Pablo Picasso by Barbara Crews In
reviewing my students on geometry concepts, I found students were not relating
simple geometric shapes to objects and pictures around them. A TN Curriculum
Framework Standard for Visual Art, Grades 68, relates to children needing
opportunities to look at and talk about art.

Metic
and Standard Measurement by Kelly Crandell My Terra Nova scores
showed that sixth graders were still unfamiliar with Measurement, both
standard and metric. In order to understand both units of measurement,
the math curriculum must offer students an opportunity to observe and practice
both forms of measurement.

Word
Problems by Beverly Smith The Tennessee Standard states: "NUMBER
SENSE AND NUMBER THEORY: In order to develop Number Sense and an understanding
of Number Theory, the mathematics curriculum must include problems which
require students to recognize, represent, and model real numbers and operations
verbally, physically, symbolically, and graphically."

Fractions
in sixth grade by eddie rowe The Terra Nova scores of 6th grade
students in our school system,it was evident that students struggle with
the concept of fractions. It is necessary for students to have an understanding
of fraction concepts in order to be successful in math class and to succeed
on achievement tests.

Negative
and Positive Numbers by Carolyn Carr Teacher made tests have
shown 85% of the students have difficulty in collecting, organizing, representing,
and interpreting data. A TN curriculum framework content for math standards
in grade 68 is statistics and probability.

Graphing
in 6th Grade by Keith Sanders The stated learning gap for this
6th grade class is the reading and interpreting of graphs. The unit "M&M
Graphing and Probability" was chosen because it provides a relevant lesson
for teaching concepts about graphing.

Graphs
by
Margaret Carroll The stated learning gap for this 8th grade class is
the reading and interpreting of graphs. The unit "M&M Graphing and
Probability" was chosen because it provides a relevant lesson for teaching
concepts about graphing.

Great
Graphs by Jim Fletcher The stated learning gap for this 6th
grade class is reading and interpreting graphs. The unit "M&M Graphing
and Probability" was chosen because it provides a handson lesson for teaching
concepts about graphing.

Using
Statistics to Improve Analysis, Interpretation and Prediction of Data.
by
Mata Banks http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~mathed/t/up/grade8/grade8stats.html
provides practice and instructional assistance to 8th grade middle school
math students in collecting, organizing, representing and interpreting
data.

Graphs
by
Judye Shannon The stated learning gap for this 7th grade class is reading
and interpreting graphs. The unit "M&M Graphing and Probability" was
chosen because it provides a handson lesson for teaching concepts about
graphing.

Reading,
Creating, and Interpreting Graphs by Sheila Shands The stated
learning gap for this 7th grade class is reading and interpreting graphs.
The unit "M&M Graphing and Probability" was chosen because it provides
a handson lesson.
Math
Important by Lucinda White questions and games for middle school
students.

Making
Math Meaningful by Pam Kollar This track lists sites that will
provide valuable resources to educators to help students learn math by
exploring, conjucturing, and thinking rather than by rote learning of rules
and procedures.

Math
can be fun! by Terry Swopes This track is designed to help students
have fun with problems that are usually hard for them to grasp the concept
of. It uses games and creative ways to solve the problems.

Mr.
Smo's Advanced Math Page by Jay Smolenski This site is a collection
of web sites specifically chosen by me, Mr. Smo. Any student who wants
to participate in the activities must first ask Mr. Smo before logging
on to any of the sites.

Fun
with Factoring: Welcome to the Jungle by Mary Beth Minnis and Erin
McCain This track is designed in a fun way to teach students the basics
of factoring and to allow them to practice factoring through interactive
examples. It also has different, related web sites on factoring.

Spreadsheets
in the Classroom by Brenda C. Nix Spreadsheets can be used effectively
across the curriculum. There are amazing benefits to seeing the data and
using it to make decisions. Remember, spreadsheets are more than a management
tool for the teacher.

Measuring
Length: Standard, Metric, and NonStandard by Michelle Evasew This
track will provide you with the basic history of, facts about, lesson plans,
and where to look for other resources for measuring length in standard,
metric, and nonstandard units.
Mathematician's
Hall of Fame by Michele M. Watson This track will help students
research the lives of famous mathematicians, their discoveries and contributions.

Moocho
Math by Lois Holdridge This track will help with middle school
math skills using fractions, decimals, and measurement on a variety of
levels. Other skills involve converting fractions to decimals and decimals
to fractions.

Practice
Those Fractions by Wendy Warner This track provides practice
with fractions. There is also an opportunity to work on solving word problems.

Math
In Baseball by Jared Hosmer This is a Track about using math
in baseball. Using the sites on this Track gives you access to statistics
from every major league team.

Working
with rational numbers by S. Sewell This site will give you various
lessons on rational numbers, including adding, subtracting, multiplying,
and dividing.

GeometrySubstitute
Lesson by Chelli D. Cranmer The lesson contains: finding and
defining Geometric terms, finding and writing formulas pertaining to perimeter,
area and volume, practice geometry quizzes, and practice geometry problems.
The last two links are "fun" links.

Integer
Fun by Kristen Walton For students who need a little bit of
fun while working with positive and negative integers, check out these
games.

Fractions
and percents by Eniola Ajayi This track is designed for students
in grades 69 and their teachers. It is designed for students who want
to get a better understanding of percents and fractions. There are going
to be links that offer tips on how to do fraction and percent related problems.

Welcome
to Seventh Grade Math by Beavers This is an activity for the
seventh grade math students to complete the first week of school.

Math
Treasure Hunt by Robert Owens Go on a Math treasure hunt online.

MMMM
 Marvelous Math Money Management by Fran Hills Use of Middle
School level math skills and Inclass Computers to make sound financial
decisions for the present and the future.

Math
tutorials by Christopher Niles Enneking These sites are aides/
tutorials for students in Middle and High school.
Fun
but Challenging Middle School Math Activities by Mrs. B This
is a place where you can learn math through fun but challenging activities.
Some activities require a short anwser and may only take a few minutes
to complete while other activities will take an entire class time.

Problem
Solving and Math by Jon Kane Teaching students that problem
solving and math go hand in hand.
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