Math
in Daily Life

http://www.learner.org/exhibits/dailymath/

The
first thing students need to understand about math is… IT IS USED EVERYDAY! This
is a great site for ideas to help students understand the connection from skills learned in the classroom to daily life.

Do
We Need Mathematics?

http://www.cut-the-knot.com/manifesto/need_it.shtml

A
great resource for parents and teachers to explain to students the correlation between math and why they need to know math
in today’s society.

**Glossary
of Terms**

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Math Glossary – 6^{th}
grade

http://www.harcourtschool.com/glossary/math_advantage/glossary6.html

A sixth grade interactive
math glossary. Easy to use and gives examples of many functions that are defined.

Math Glossary – 7^{th}
grade

http://www.harcourtschool.com/glossary/math_advantage/glossary7.html

A seventh grade interactive
math glossary. Easy to use and gives examples of many functions that are defined.

**Fractions:**

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Fraction Game

http://standards.nctm.org/document/eexamples/chap5/5.1/#applet

The National Council of
Teachers of Mathematics created this a great interactive tool allowing students to understand size and equivalence of fractions. The site also provides suggestions for collaborative work.

Fraction Math

http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/mmath/mmath_frac.html

Harcourt School Publishers
provides this interactive tool for students to review basic fraction operations.

**Graphing:**

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## Bar Graph

http://illuminations.nctm.org/tools/tool_detail.aspx?id=63

How do you divide your day? Students
enter the data of how they spend a 24 hours in a day. The focus is on the input
and analysis of the data in the bar graph rather than on the technical aspect of building the graph.

## Circle Graph

http://illuminations.nctm.org/tools/tool_detail.aspx?id=60#

How do you divide your day? Students
enter the data of how they spend a 24 hours in a day. The focus is on the input
and analysis of the data in the circle graph rather than on the technical aspect of building the graph.

**Spanish Resources for
Math:**

Math Lesson in Spanish:

http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/fractions/spindex.html

This site gives ideas for teaching
middle school math for bilingual or ESL students.

Interpreting Graphs in Spanish

http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Algebra/sphottub.html

A site written in Spanish
for ESL students in middle school math to understand and decipher graphs.

Spanish Math Resources

http://mathforum.org/teachers/spanish/

From the Internet Math Library,
this site is provided in Spanish for ESL and bilingual teachers.

**Miscellaneous:**

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Pentominoes

http://www.math.clemson.edu/~rsimms/java/pentominoes/index.html

Pentominoes is the general name
given to plane shapes made by joining squares together. Note that the squares must be 'properly' joined edge to edge so that
they meet at the corners.

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Cryptarithms

http://www.cut-the-knot.org/cryptarithms/st_crypto.shtml

These are brain teasers obtained
when digits in numerical calculations have been replaced by letters. Cryptarithms
are a great way to reinforce or introduce concepts of problem solving while promoting group collaboration between peers. Some of these are also available in Spanish.