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 Johnnie's Math Pages
 MATHSNET Online Resources
 IXL Math Sixth Grade Activities (limited access unless you subscribe)
 BBC BitesizeNumbers, Geometry,
 ISAT Practice
 Eduplace: Houghton Mifflin Sixth Grade
 EZSchool Math Games
 MathPlayground Games, Math Videos, Word Problems
 Funbrain Math Games
 XPMath
 Factmonser Math, Tables & Formulae
 National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
 Everyday Math Glossary
 MathForum MathTools 6th Grade
 Scholastic StudyJams
 Learning Planet Games
 TI30XS HowToVideos Atomic Learning/TI, TI30XS Instruction Manual
GAMES
 Villany Story Game
 Cool Math:
 Coffee Shop A great business game where you run your own coffee shop. You have to plan your budget, your recipe and how much to charge. Be sure to keep your customers happy!
 Lemonade Stand This has been one of our top games since 2000! The teacher's favorite game. Help Stinky and Bubba run their lemonade stand. How much money can YOU make?
 Sudoku This is your standard Sudoku game. I find these puzzles to be really difficult, but I LOVE this one because it lets me ask for hints! Gives a new puzzle each time too.
 Greater Than Sudoku This is like Sudoku, but with a twist. Not only do you have to fill in the large squares with the digits 19, you also must obey the greater than signs!
 Kakuro I thought this was impossibly hard at first. The key is to fill in all single squares first, then look for doubles and up. Cool that you can ask for hints!
 Vex This game is just like my other favorite, Stained Glass, but with numbers instead of colors. Lots of thinking, but I love these things.
ARITHMETIC
 FunSchool Math Popper Game addition, subtraction, multiplication
 APlusMathArithmetic: +*/
 BBC Bitesize Negative Numbers
 HoodaMath
 Multiplication.Com
 Coolmath
 Timernator
 Crazy Taxi M12 This is one of our most fun games. But, you REALLY have to know your times tables to do well. Before each level, I run through my multiples in my head!
 Math Lines This is just like our Marble Lines game, but we've made it an addition game. You have to shoot the ball that makes the right sum.
 Math Lines: Xfactor This is the same as Math Lines, but you need to really know your times tables and higher multiples for this one.
 Arithmetic Game In this timed game, how fast can you pick out numbers from the grid that complete the missing spots in an equation?
 Make 15, Make 24 Compete against the computer to see who can pick numbers that add up to 15 first.
 Math ManThis is a Pac Man type game, but you have to eat the monster that solves the math equation.
 Math Search In this game, you're given an arithmetic problem to solve... Once you find the answer, you have to find it on the grid of numbers  like in a word search game.
 Number BallsThis is a pretty simple game. You just click on the balls following the numbers on them from lowest to highest.
 Number Monster This was the first game I ever made. Really, it's more of a math practice thing than a game. But, it makes practicing a lot more fun.
 Number Twins This is like our game, Twins, but we put numbers on the balls. You have to match up numbers (like in our game Shisen) to make the correct sums.
 Subtraction Blast I've played this game until my arms were sore. It's great arithmetic practice while you get to shoot stuff. Can life get much better than that?
 The Timernator How fast can you do arithmetic? Well, with this game, you can find out! See how many addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems can you do in a minute?
 National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
Number Line Bounce – Number line addition and subtraction game. Number Puzzles – Solve puzzles involving arranging numbers on a diagram so that they add up to a given value.
 Cowboy Math Addition and Multiplication
DATA ABOUT US
Statistics & Mean, Median, Mode
 AAAMath Statistics, Mean, Median, Mode
 BBC Bitesize Averages
 Class Averages ... find out why class averages are sometimes not very descriptive, by examining means and medians.
 Probability and Dice Rolling ... an interactive experiment to try, with a quiz.
Box Model – Randomly selects and displays draws from a box. Box Plot – Use this tool to summarize data using a box plot graph. Coin Tossing – Explore probability concepts by simulating repeated coin tosses. Hamlet Happens – Verify that rare events happen by drawing letters from a box.
Graphing
 BBC Bitesize Graphing
 National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
Bar Chart – Create a bar chart showing quantities or percentages by labeling columns and clicking on values. Histogram – Use this tool to summarize data using a histogram graph. Scatterplot – Plot multiple data points in two dimensions and determine correlation. Spinners – Work with spinners to learn about numbers and probabilities.
 Bar Graphs and Histograms ... what's the difference?
 Scatterplots and Lines of Best Fit ... learn how they work.
 Box & Whisker Plots ... how to make them, and what they mean.
 Shodor Interactives
Measurement
 Worsley School Precision
 AAAMath Measurement
 BBC Bitesize Measurement
 Factmonster Measurement
 National. Library of Virtual Manipulatives
Converting Units – Use a simple system for converting units. Fill and Pour – Solve puzzles requiring you to fill and pour containers.
Bits and Pieces
Factors
 Worsley School Prime Factors Guide with Factor Calculator
 Math Goodies Factor Tree Game
 National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
 Factor Tree – Factor numbers using a tree diagram.
 Sieve of Eratosthenes – Relate number patterns with visual patterns.
Decimals
 Worsley School Decimals
 AAAMath Decimals
 Math Goodies Fractions/Decimals/Perceents
 BBC Bitesize Decimals
 Cool Math Decimal Cruncher
Fractions
 Jamit Fractions Lessons & Games
 AAAMath Fractions, Ratios
 Illuminations Fractions
 FunSchool Action Fraction
 BBC Bitesize Fractions, Ratios
 Cool Math:
 Fractone Click on the fraction squares to make pairs that have a sum of 1... and do it as fast as you can!
 Fractone Click on the fraction squares to make pairs that have a sum of 1... and do it as fast as you can!
 National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
Fraction Pieces – Work with parts and wholes to learn about fractions. Fractions  Adding – Illustrates what it means to find a common denominator and combine. Fractions  Comparing – Judge the size of fractions and plot them on a number line. Fractions  Equivalent – Illustrates relationships between equivalent fractions. Fractions  Rectangle Multiplication – Visualize and practice multiplying fractions using an area representation.
 Fraction Cafe
 Compare Fractions Using Pictures
 Compare Fractions using Greater Than, Less Than, or Equal To Symbols
 Show Fractions Using Pictures
 Connect Written Fractions with Pictures
 Add Fractions
 Convert Improper Fractions into Mixed Numbers
 Find Common Denominators and Add Fractions
 Work with Uncommon Denominators
 Identify and Create Equivalent Fractions
 Estimate and Add Mixed Fractions
 Quiz: Mixed Numbers
 Quiz: Multiplying Fractions
Percents
 Worsley School Percents
 AAAMath Percents
 BBC Bitesize Percents
 National Library ofVirtual Manipulatives
Percent Grids – Represent, name, and explore percentages using hundreds grids. Percentages – Discover relationships between fractions, percents, and decimals.
SHAPES
 Hooda Geometry Games
 Worsley School Scale Factors
 Library of Virtual Manipulatives
Geoboard – Use geoboards to illustrate area, perimeter, and rational number concepts. Geoboard  Circular – Use circular geoboards to illustrate angles and degrees. Geoboard  Coordinate – Rectangular geoboard with x and y coordinates. Geoboard  Isometric – Use geoboard to illustrate threedimensional shapes.
 Baseball Geometry Activity
Practice identifying types of triangles: obtuse, right, isoleses and equilateral. Learn how to find the area of a triange and use the Pythagoran Theorem to find the length of the hypotenuse.
Identify different polygons. Learn to find the perimeter of a rectangle and the area of a rectangle.
 Lines of Symmetry
 Transformation: Rotation, Translation, and Reflection
 Identify Polygons
 Polygons
 Calculate Perimeters
 Area of Rectangles
Circle: find the circumference and the area.
Review what you've learned about geometry
Angles and Lines
 Worsley School Parallel Lines
 BBC Bitesize Angles, Intersecting and Parallel Lines
 National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

 Line Plotter – Practice drawing lines through a given point having a specified slope.

Polygons
 AAAMath Geometry
 Worsley School Polygons, Polygon External Angles
 BBC Bitesize Polygons, Circles
 Cool Math: Geometry and Math Art
 National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
 Congruent Triangles – Build similar triangles by combining sides and angles.
Area and Perimeter
 AAAMath Geometry
 Worsley School Surface Area of Prisms
 Worsley School Surface Area and Volume
 Shodor Interactive Area Tool
 BBC Bitesize Perimeter, Area, Volume
Translations
 Worsley School Symmetry, Reflections, Transformations
 BBC Bitesize Symmetry,Transformations 1, Transformations 2
 National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
Transformations  Composition – Explore the effect of applying a composition of translation, rotation, and reflection transformations to objects. Transformations  Dilation – Dynamically interact with and see the result of a dilation transformation. Transformations  Reflection – Dynamically interact with and see the result of a reflection transformation. Transformations  Rotation – Dynamically interact with and see the result of a rotation transformation. Transformations  Translation – Dynamically interact with and see the result of a translation transformation.
HOW LIKELY IS IT?
IXL Math
 BB.1 Combinations
 BB.2 Probability of one event
 BB.3 Make predictions
 BB.4 Probability of opposite, mutually exclusive, and overlapping events
 BB.5 Compound events  find the number of outcomes by counting
 BB.6 Probability of dependent and independent events
 BB.7 Factorials
 BB.8 Permutations
BBC Bitesize Math Probability Activity
Coin Tossing – Explore probability concepts by simulating repeated coin tosses.  
Hamlet Happens – Verify that rare events happen by drawing letters from a box.  
Spinners – Work with spinners to learn about numbers and probabilities.  
Stick or Switch – Investigate probabilities of sticking with a decision, or switching. 
Adjustable Spinner  Creating a Spinner to Examine Experimental and Theoretical Outcomes  
Fire  Simulating the Spread of a Wildfire Using Probability 
Create a game spinner with variable sized sectors to look at experimental and theoretical probabilities. Parameters: Sizes of sectors, number of sectors, number of trials.
Experiment with probability using a fixed size section spinner, a variable section spinner, two regular 6sided dice or customized dice.
In this applet you can adjust the parameters on two Gaussian curves to determine if there is a possibility of a difference between the two means.
Create a game spinner with one to twelve sectors in order to look at experimental and theoretical probabilities. Parameters: Number of sectors, number of trials.