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Title Brief Description Category Date
Find out just how likely it is that two or more random Birthdays are found on the same day. Data Analysis and Probability 9/9/2016
Find Sin, Cos, Tan, Cosec, Sec, and Cotan for any angle on the unit circle. Geometry 6/18/2014
Shoot random points at a circle to approximate the value of Pi. Geometry 6/16/2014
Generate the best fit of a line. Data Analysis and Probability 6/10/2014
Draw a polygon and then count the sum of its angles. Geometry 6/4/2014
Estimate Pi by calculating the geometrical probability of a needle landing on a line. Data Analysis and Probability 5/28/2014
Applet that demonstrates foldings a piece of paper into a cylinder. Geometry 4/3/2009
Use this applet to explore some issues related to generation, demand, and transmission of electricity. Electricity, Electricity 4/8/2008
A prime number calculator that can handle numbers up to 16 digits long Number & Operations 9/19/2007
A collection of Java Sketches created in Geometer's Sketchpad and saved as Java Applets Geometry, CTM 2007 2/26/2007
Explore power and energy usage in the home. Electricity, Electricity 6/10/2006
Review or practice resource for students struggling with significant figures. Significant Figures & Measurement 2/23/2006
Ten periodic table activities and a printer-friendly periodic table are available on this site. Periodic Table 1/1/2006
Video Stream from Harvard covering periodic trends. Periodic Table 1/1/2006
The periodic table is emptied and users have to put the elements back in their correct location. Periodic Table 1/1/2006
Brief clip reviews atomic numbers and metallic trends in the periodic table. Periodic Table 1/1/2006
The names of the elements are available in spanish, german, and english on this site. Periodic Table 1/1/2006
Convert numbers from one base to another. Number & Operations 12/16/2005
Learn about probability and hidden states with the MiSTEam Data Analysis and Probability 11/14/2005
Ask Nick to take a random step while he braves the edge of a cliff. Connections Conference 2006, Communication, Algebra, Data Analysis and Probability, Number & Operations 11/3/2005
Graph points in the plane Geometry, Connections Conference 2006 11/1/2005
A virtual scratch card with user-defined properties. Data Analysis and Probability 4/20/2005
An in-class guessing game of numbers. Significant Figures & Measurement 2/23/2005
Highly visual informational website. Includes information about elemental properties and products the elements can be found in. Periodic Table 1/1/2005
Basic information on the characteristics of the elements, table is color coded by type of element (example: noble gasses). Periodic Table 1/1/2005
Fold this piece of paper into a three dimensional pyramid. Geometry, Connections Conference 2006 7/29/2004
Learn to count in binary, including signed notation and adding 2 binary numbers. Number & Operations 7/24/2004
Graph a wide range of functions in 3 dimensions. (requires Java3D download) Geometry 6/17/2004
Easy to read periodic table outlining the electron configurations. Periodic Table 1/29/2004
Try to get the same sum along rows, columns, and diagonals of a matrix of numbers. Problem Solving 1/22/2004
Challenges students to fill in a blank periodic table. Periodic Table 1/1/2004
Display a number of statistics about the text you enter, including word, letter, and sentence count. Communication 11/9/2003
Pick your favorite door and play the game of chance with Monty. Data Analysis and Probability 9/23/2003
Create shapes with a virtual Geoboard. Geometry 9/21/2003
Find shape weights using a balance. Algebra 9/21/2003
Explore the Pythagorean Theorem through regular polygons and circles on the sides of a right triangle. Geometry 9/18/2003
Introductory resource including atomic structure definitions, abbreviations, and itmes in the news. Periodic Table 1/1/2003
Explore geometry first-hand using toothpicks. Problem Solving 11/15/2002
Plot points and see their line of best fit. Algebra 9/19/2002
Remove your chips with rolls of the dice. Data Analysis and Probability 9/19/2002
Demonstrate the probability of two randomly chosen integers being relatively prime. Number & Operations 3/25/2002
Learn about inscribing a regular polygon in a circle. Geometry 2/26/2002
Race cars by rolling a die. Data Analysis and Probability 1/28/2002
Visual database of physical and thermochemical properties, two games and a feature showing the table in the year of your choice Periodic Table 1/1/2002
Learn about the relationship between a polygon's inner angle and its number of sides. Geometry 11/29/2001
Explore acid-base titration in this chemistry lab experiment. Chemistry, Problem Solving 11/3/2001
Produce up to 500 non-trivial Pythagorean Triples. Geometry 10/22/2001
See how addition and subtraction work. Number & Operations 9/10/2001
Fold this piece of paper into a three dimensional box. Geometry, CTM 2007, Connections Conference 2006 8/3/2001
Study the relationships between perimeter, area, length, and width of a rectangle. Algebra 6/12/2001
Evaluate arithmetic expressions step-by-step. Algebra 5/4/2001
Plot points on a graph and then fit the data with a polynomial of a chosen degree. Data Analysis and Probability 4/8/2001
Illustrates the effect of a given matrix on the unit circle. Geometry 3/5/2001
Plot the graph for Ax=b and check out the graphical effects of precision. Algebra 1/30/2001
Brief tutorial with basic notes and eleven questions. Significant Figures & Measurement 11/25/2000
Explore the quadratic formula and a variation of it. Algebra 10/13/2000
Sum a divergent infinite series. Algebra 9/13/2000
Arrange the toothpicks to form five squares. Problem Solving 9/11/2000
Approximate the surface area for the Earth if its radius changed. Geometry 8/20/2000
Compare rounding and truncation. Number & Operations 8/16/2000
Create fancy parabolas using Java Sketchpad. Algebra 8/16/2000
Adjust the precision on this web calculator. Number & Operations 8/16/2000
Track the spread of a disease among hermits using this interactive Java applet Data Analysis and Probability 6/15/2000
A javascript applet for calculating BMI. Number & Operations 5/18/2000
Approximate numerical integration. Algebra 5/16/2000
Explore addition using visual representation rather than just an abstract concept. Number & Operations 4/20/2000
Fill a rectangular box with cubes. Geometry 4/20/2000
Approximate the area of a circle using a grid. Geometry 4/1/2000
Play with the perimeter of boxes. Geometry 3/27/2000
Online random flash card generator for simple math operations. Number & Operations 3/8/2000
Create and graphically visualize a floating point system. Number & Operations 3/8/2000
Plug in your favorite coefficient matrix and solve it. Algebra 3/7/2000
Compare how well four methods of root estimation rank up with each other. Algebra 2/11/2000
An exploration of the effect of voltage on current Physics 1/19/2000
An exploration of the resistance Physics 1/19/2000
Explore how water pressure influences the rate at which water flows out of a water tower and why small towns need water towers. Physics 1/19/2000
Explore the flow of electrons in circuits. Algebra 1/19/2000
See how water pressure influences the rate at which water flows out of a picnic cooler Physics 1/19/2000
Explore triangles using Java Sketchpad Geometry 1/17/2000
Quick reference quide to the numbers of the periodic table. Periodic Table 1/1/2000
Find the Chi-squared value of drawing a number of random marbles. Data Analysis and Probability 12/8/1999
View Autocad files made by TCD students. Geometry 12/7/1999
Use a spreadsheet with a few basic operations. Communication 9/3/1999
Launch a rocket if it passes all stages of its flight tests. Data Analysis and Probability 8/8/1999
Practice identifying significant figures using flashcards. Significant Figures & Measurement 7/28/1999
Practice identifying significant figures using flashcards. Significant Figures & Measurement 7/1/1999
Imulation of acid-base titration with pH curves (for high school students) Titrations 5/22/1999
Move the pieces of a puzzle around to form an egg. Problem Solving 3/20/1999
This Java applet simulates a motion detector. Move the man and see a graph of his motion. Measurement, Connections, Connections Conference 2006 2/17/1999
This page offers statistical programs that can be downloaded directly into the TI-82 or 83. Data Analysis and Probability 2/2/1999
This site offers a few interactive javascripts to explore mathematics. There are Calculators, Converters and Solvers. Algebra 1/8/1999
Do a simulation of a shot from the free throw line. Representation 12/15/1998
Track the distance the two fish move from each other. Measurement 10/1/1998
Discover the temperature at any point on a metal plate. Algebra 8/7/1998
Toss these digital dice and see what numbers roll up. Data Analysis and Probability 6/16/1998
Includes excellent photos of the each element and interesting environmental/health related information. Periodic Table 1/1/1998
A Game that introduces probability from Hands-on to Resampling Stats Data Analysis and Probability 7/16/1997
Dazzle your students with this so-cool animated introductory exercise Geometry 10/22/1996
A Java-based, online version of the Elements Geometry 4/7/1996
Excellent table manipulation feature, allowing students to view table trends one characteristic at a time. Periodic Table 1/1/1996
Exploring equations for lines, parabolas, and tangents using Geometer's Sketchpad Algebra 10/22/1995
An informational webpage covering the background and properties of the elements of the periodic table. Periodic Table 1/1/1993

Lessons

Title Brief Description Category Date
Enter Tesla Town and explore electricity generation and delivery. Electricity
Electricity
11/2/2012
Explore power and energy usage in the home, taking into account time of use pricing. Electricity
Electricity
4/8/2008
This applet simulates a system that is owned by a power utility company. Electricity
Electricity
9/6/2007
Learn about how the power grid functions by managing electricity generation and distribution. Electricity
Electricity
6/10/2006
In this experiment, students will analyze a number of commercial products. Titrations
5/22/2006
Two separate redox titrations using a standardized permanganate solution. Titrations
5/22/2006
Analysis of a commercial product and use of back titration. Titrations
5/22/2006
Complete HCl titration lesson. Titrations
5/22/2006
In this laboratory exercise you will attempt to determine the number of acidic hydrogen's in a weak organic acid (HnA) by monito Titrations
5/22/2006
Lab, questions, and vocabulary based on a titration experiment. Titrations
5/22/2006
Walks through the titration process using plastic bottles rather than burets. Titrations
5/22/2006
Lab outline including materials and procedures. Titrations
5/22/2006
Complete Aspirin titration lesson. Titrations
5/8/2006
Nice, basic pictoral walk through of titration techniques Titrations
4/11/2006
Three period lesson using both classroom and internet activities. Significant Figures & Measurement
2/23/2006
Descriptive outline of a lab report, specifying how to enter information. Lab Reports
2/23/2006
Basic notes on the topic Significant Figures & Measurement
2/23/2006
A lesson to accompany the "Folding a Rectangular Prism" applet Number & Operations
Representation
Geometry
Problem Solving
Measurement
Algebra
1/1/2006
Includes both notes and activites, lots of opportunities to practice. Significant Figures & Measurement
2/23/2005
Control an Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope to image insects at high magnification. Problem Solving
2/10/2005
Students actively discover characteristics and the patterns in the periodic table. Periodic Table
1/1/2005
Each group must find a creative way to describe the family characteristics to the class. Periodic Table
11/19/2003
Extensive notes followed by 8 practice exercises make this excellent for assessment of understanding. Periodic Table
1/1/2002
A scientific paper reflecting upon and making a new suggestion for student lab reports. Lab Reports
12/1/2001
Roll dice and see the relationship between sides of a triangle. Geometry
7/3/2001
This tool seems very effective for teaching Geometry at remotely located students. Geometry
5/30/2001
Extensive listing of educational java modules in computational science. Communication
4/9/2001
Geometrically show the differences between 2 squares. a*a -b*b=(a-b)(a-b)*(a+b)(a+b) Geometry
2/10/2001
Web-centered framework for education and outreach in the Mississippi River Basin and other prominent Communication
1/19/2001
Computational chemistry simulations and visualizations for use in the chemistry classroom Chemistry
1/19/2001
Modeling And Simulation Tools for Education Reform Communication
1/19/2001
This page is designed to help students develop their ability to recognize graphs of functions. Algebra
5/18/2000
An Introductory Project in Trigonometry using The Geometer's Sketchpad Geometry
2/9/2000
This unit consists of interactive web activities and lesson plans for the traditional classroom. Periodic Table
1/1/2000
This unit includes an essay, "scavenger hunt," and web activity with extra lessons on electrons and shape of the periodic table. Periodic Table
1/1/2000
This unit consists of interactive web activities and lesson plans for the traditional classroom. Periodic Table
1/1/2000
Use multicolor index cards to recreate the periodic table. Periodic Table
9/14/1999
Provides students with an opportunity to discover scientific facts about an element(s) and express what they have learned. Periodic Table
9/14/1999
Use multicolor index cards to recreate the periodic table. Periodic Table
9/14/1999
A basic lab outline. Lab Reports
7/28/1999
This is a spreadsheet that models the vertical motion of two water balloons being dropped Problem Solving
7/20/1999
This lesson deals with proportions, right triangles and the geometric mean Geometry
3/22/1999
This page offers a Java Program to Generate Pythagorean Triples. Geometry
2/3/1999
This lesson provides numerous mathematics explorations in terms of missing calcualtor keys. Problem Solving
1/20/1999
This activity includes an Excel file and a Java fileto experiment with interactive triangles. Geometry
12/30/1998
This lesson/unit allows an exploration into the ratio that designates a cancerous cell. Geometry
Problem Solving
Problem Solving
Geometry
12/22/1998
Directions and descriptions for creating and simulating the creation of a parabola. Algebra
12/22/1998
How many marbles will the pyramid have, if there are ten flights? Number & Operations
12/14/1998
Use Excel to help students better understand Euclid’s Algorithm, Heron’s Algorithm, and the Estimation of pi. Number & Operations
12/11/1998
Find the maximum number of cars passing a point in a given amount of timeusing algebra Algebra
12/10/1998
Lesson to introduce students both to Mathematica and to the Monte Carlo method of solving probability problems Data Analysis and Probability
10/21/1997
A lesson that uses many options for studying tesselations Geometry
10/21/1997
A great way to set up activities for holding a multicultural math fair in your school! Communication
10/21/1997
Learn about magic squares and their origin. Problem Solving
10/21/1997
Unit designed to teach surface area and volume Geometry
10/21/1997
A two day unit plan that incorporates decision-making ideas from statistics into the science classroom. Data Analysis and Probability
10/21/1997
This web page contains nine lessons that use the TI-92 and nine programs for the TI-92. Data Analysis and Probability
7/20/1997
Students will reinforce their knowledge of fractions by using online pattern block activities. Number & Operations
7/20/1997
Introduction to Descriptive Statistics with Mode, Median, Mean, and Range Data Analysis and Probability
7/16/1997
Students will explain their Chi-square test, calculations, and conclusion of results. Reasoning and Proof
7/16/1997
This lesson places mathematics in the real-world context of cartography. Representation
1/14/1997
A Fractals Lesson for Elementary and Middle School Students Geometry
7/9/1996
Find the temperature at a particularpoint of a rectangular plate using statistical methods. Geometry
6/30/1996
Use Geometer's SketchPad to give a graphical introducation to variance and covariance. Algebra
5/21/1996
Students explore notions of relationshipsbetween two variables. Algebra
5/17/1996
Student activities to explore the concept of expected value Data Analysis and Probability
5/6/1996
This lesson tracks the spread of a disease on a desert island inhabited by hermits. Data Analysis and Probability
5/6/1996
Introduction to measure of central tendency and variation. Data Analysis and Probability
4/5/1996
Understand statistical terms such as expectation, significance, and chi-square Data Analysis and Probability
4/5/1996
This lesson explores the process of finding the best fittingexponential curve to sets of data. Algebra
2/22/1996
Your task is to match up the correlation coefficients with the plots. Data Analysis and Probability
2/21/1996
Learn all about fractals. Geometry
1/19/1996
Enjoyable activities involving geometric transformations and image distortion. Geometry
10/29/1995
Supplementary material to help students with their first encounter with vectors. Geometry
10/22/1995
Illustrates the intuitive notion of the tangent plane to a graph of a function of two variables. Geometry
10/22/1995
Use the stock market to calculate commissions and costs for buying and selling stock. Data Analysis and Probability
10/2/1995
An integrated weather unit for students in grades four through six. Representation
10/2/1995
 

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