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Instructional Materials in Mathematics

Below are the CLN "Theme Pages" which focus on specific topics within Mathematics. CLN's theme pages are collections of useful Internet educational resources within a narrow curricular topic and contain links to two types of information. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme.

Careers in Math Theme Page

Fractals Theme Page

Math History Theme Page

Tessellations Theme Page

General Mathematics Resources

Here are a number of links to other Internet resources which contain information and/or other links related to Mathematics. Please read our disclaimer.

Academy Curricular Exchange: Mathematics
Mathematics mini lesson plans from Academy One/Columbia Education Center.

Activity Search
Houghton Mifflin's Education Place Activity Search gives teachers access to a wide number of K-12 traditional (i.e., not Internet) activities. It is possible to search for activities by curriculum areas and/or grade levels, or browse the activities by themes.

Appetizers and Lessons for Math and Reason
A variety of Mathematics and Logic lessons from A. Selby.

Apply: Applications of Mathematics 9 and 10
"Applications of Mathematics 9 and 10" are BC curricula which integrate theoretical knowledge with familiar, real-world applications. They are based on the premise that if course content is relevant, participatory and concrete students will learn better, retain more and apply it in their own lives. This web page, from the Centre for Applied Academics, has over a dozen lesson ideas/plans which support the curriculum.

AskERIC Lesson Plans - Mathematics
Numerous lesson plans in Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Functions, Geometry, Measurement, Probability, Process Skills and Statistics covering various grade ranges in K-12.

Cardboard Cognition
A collection of card and board games organized by subject and grade levels (K-College).

[The] Chance Database
At this site you'll find a database of materials designed to assist the instruction of a Chance course or a more standard introductory probability or statistics course.

Co-operative Learning Lessons: Math
Math lesson plans in the following categories can be found on a New Brunsick Co-operative Learning Site.

Core Knowledge Lesson Plans
  • Building on Geometry Thirteen lessons for intermediate students in which they use hands-on activities to gain a basic understanding of Geometry. Concepts are integrated with Language Arts and Social Studies activities.
  • Exploring Area Literature is combined with manipulatives (square tiles and tangrams) to introduce the geometric concept of area to primary students over a 10 day period.
  • Exploring Geometry Intermediate students learn geometry (lines, angles, triangles, polygons, circles, area, perimeter, volume) as a means to better understand early exploration and navigation in this four week unit.
  • Geometry: Beyond Pencil and Paper Here's a four week unit for intermediate students which helps them understand that geometry is part of their lives. The unit uses geoboards, grid paper, tracing paper, origami, objects in the home, and the grocery store.
  • Simply Shapes In this 10 day teaching unit, primary students participate in a variety of hands-on activities that introduce them to shapes.

CRPC GirlTECH Lesson Plans
Lesson plans in Math, along with other lessons in Science and Information/Computer Technology.

Dave's Math Tables
Can't remember a mathematical formula or reference? You may find it here in this collection of mathematical reference tables, for example: trig identities, geometric formulas, algebraic basic identities, and more.

Discover Learning Daybook
From BC Tel and in partnership with CUEBC, the Daybook is a searchable database of BC teacher deveveloped lesson plans. Search by keyword or enter "Math" for over 30 lesson plans in this subject.

Encarta Lesson Collection: Mathematics
Select "Mathematics" on their Lesson Collection Page to find about sixty diverse lesson plans in this subject.

ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education: Lesson Plans in Mathematics
The ERIC Clearinghouse serves as a metalist of links to Mathematics lesson plans. Some of those lesson plans are already linked to directly from CLN, but there are others that may prove useful.

Explorer Data Base: Mathematics
The Explorer is a collection of educational resources (instructional software, lab activities, lesson plans ...) for K-12 mathematics and science education." These resources are browsable within broad topic folders or within a curricular framework, or alternatively, you can use a search engine. Several thousand mathematical resources are included.

Geometry Center
This site contains an educational materials area with some great projects and course materials, mainly for Jr. to Sr. High school students.

Geometry and Topology-based Magic Tricks
Five tricks suitable for demonstrating to elementary students.

Georgia College EduNet Lesson Plans: Math
A variety of lesson plans on Math.

Goals 2000 Carroll County 1995
This site has a downloadable booklet (Adobe Acrobat format) that contains 16 lessons and 55 activities for middle grade mathematics and science using spreadsheets, databases, graphing, and probeware.

Grade 12 Provincial Examinations
Full information on the BC Grade 12 provincial examinations, including copies of previous exams and their keys (e.g., Mathematics), exam timetables, exam results, holistic scoring guides, reports to schools and general information.

Helping Your Child Learn Math
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, this document describes learning activities for children aged 5 through 13. These are organized by location (home, grocery store, travelling).

Integrated Resource Packages (IRPs)
These Integrated Resource Packages (IRPs) provide some of the basic information that teachers will require to implement the BC Ministry of Education math curricula in K-12.

Integrating Mathematics, Science and Language
A series of multidisciplinary units (math, science, language arts) for K-3 students from SEDL. Included in each unit is an overview and background information for the teacher, lessons and links to associated web sites on dinosaurs. Units include: K (Five Senses, Spiders, Dinosaurs); Grade 1 (Plants and Seeds, The Human Body, Good Health); Grade 2 (Oceans, Weather, Sun and Stars); Grade 3 (Matter, Sound, Simple Machines).

Kodak Lesson Plans: Mathematics
About a half-dozen lesson plans on Mathematics, all of which use photography in some respect.

Lesson Plans for Technology
This site has a database of over 200 technology-based lesson plans developed by Florida educators. Known as T'NT (Technology 'Nformation for Teachers), the site can be searched by grade level, subject, or key word. Lessons allow subject area teachers to incorporate technology within business, computing, fine arts, guidance/health (including safety), language arts, math, science, and social studies subject areas.

Madras College Mathematics Department: An Assortment of Resources
A collection of contest papers, lesson and investigation ideas, mathematical games, mathematical images and worksheets. The site is hosted by Madras College - a Scottish comprehensive secondary school. click the "previous screen" button below. Or, click here if you wish to return directly to the CLN menu which will give you access to educational resources in all of our subjects.

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