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These technology-rich interactives bring excitement to the classroom and offer a fresh, new way to engage students in active learning.  Each learning adventure is aligned to national standards and includes educator support materials, interactive activities and lesson plans.

Math by Design Resources
  • Standards
  • Lesson plans
  • Tips, techniques and math hints
  • Educator resources
  • Math in Action Videos
  • Reading in the content area: Mathematics
  • A letter to parents
Math by Design, Maryland Public Television, http://mathbydesign.thinkport.org

 

Get creative, build, play and learn! Students become virtual junior architects of two interactive environments, Flossville Town Park and Windjammer Environmental Center to build a skateboard ramp, cover a picnic area, dig out a pond and more.  As students work their way through mind-boosting challenges, they use critical thinking and problem solving skills to increase their knowledge of geometry and measurement concepts. Real-life Math in Action videos embedded in the interactive demonstrate how math is used in everyday life from decorating cakes to designing landscapes or creating  beautiful sculptures.  (For students taking Algebra I and II)

 

Additional Resources from Maryland Public Television:

Discover Thinkport (www.thinkport.org), Maryland Public Television’s award-winning super site for PreK-12 educators, students, communities and families. Thinkport is a gateway to FREE interactive resources, comprehensive lesson plans and activities, engaging online field trips, online professional development and technology-rich teaching and learning tools.
www.thinkport.org

 

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ProportionLand Park Resources
  • Lesson plans and assessment
  • Student resources
  • Hints
  • Video clips
ProportionLand, Alabama Public Television, http://www.aptv.org/aptplus/flashlibrary/

Get a ticket to ride! Alabama Public Television’s ProportionLand invites middle school students to “reason” their way through eight brain-boosting interactive attractions at a virtual amusement park. As students hop on and enjoy the rides, they explore and apply proportional reasoning skills to solve a variety of science-based, real world problems. Follow the “5E” learning cycle―to engage, explore, explain, extend and evaluate―roller coasters, an electric car, a parachute drop and more to gain a deeper understanding of distance, weight, balance, energy, and force. (Grade 8)

 

Additional Resources from Alabama Public Television: Visit Alabama Public Television for engaging resources and activities for teachers, parents and caregivers; web-based professional development; innovative programming; a digital media library; events calendar, and education news.

www.aptplus.org

 

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Rock-n-Roll Road Trip World Tour Resources
  • Math and technology state and national standards
  • Lesson plans
  • Educator guides
  • Objectives, worksheets and videos
  • In class and take home activities
Rock'n'Roll Road Trip, Arkansas Education Television Network, http://www.stem.aetn.org/

Get your passport and pack your bags! You and your band are jetting off on a rock-n-roll world tour to five high-spirited cities to solve real-life problems using measurement, ratio, fractions and proportion. Learn the relationship between music and math and how to build a concert stage while traveling through Barcelona, London, Paris, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo. (Grades 6-8)

 

Additional Resources Arkansas Education Television Network The Education Division at Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) serves many functions throughout the state, local communities, and to the education communities in Arkansas. These services include community outreach, professional development, educational productions, and technological support for all endeavors.

www.aetn.org/education

 

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Scale City Resources
  • Interactive quiz
  • Educators guide
  • Lesson plans, extensions, and assessments
  • Videos and vocabulary list
  • Handouts
Scale City, Kentucky Public Television, http://www.ket.org/scalecity

Escape for a day! Take a virtual road trip through Kentucky to learn about the mathematics of scale as you explore eight exciting roadside attractions, including the Louisville Slugger Museum, a chicken festival, and a horse park. A short video field trip and an engaging, interactive simulation at each stop along the road help students understand proportional reasoning in real-world applications. (Grades 6-8)

 

Additional Resources Kentucky Public Television: KET is committed to working with Kentucky’s P-12 schools and teachers to boost student achievement. KET provides over 300 hours of Internet-streamed instructional and professional development programs via KET ED, as well as many supplementary and stand-alone print, online, distance learning, and multimedia resources. And to help you make the most effective use of these materials, KET offers in-school workshops, KET Media Lab trainings, one-on-one consultations, and continuing education events.

www.ket.org/education