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Lesson PlansenFractal Fraction Fun, by Michael Naylor
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<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>By combining a study of fractions and some simple geometry, students can make art of infinite beauty</em></p>
<p>You may have seen calendars or t-shirts with pictures of fractals – complicated and colorful images made by computers. Fractals are figures with infinite complexity, but in reality they are not really complicated at all. They are made by repeating very simple rules. The beautiful patterns created by these rules make fractals an ideal activity for any grade level and allow children to study fractions and similarity in a fascinating new way.</p></div></div></div>Sat, 01 Nov 2008 12:00:00 +0000epagliery1214 at http://www.essentiallearningproducts.comTangram Tricks, by Michael Naylor
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<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>This ancient Chinese puzzle helps to reinforce spatial reasoning.</em></p>
<p>The tangram is a very old Chinese puzzle consisting of seven pieces which can be arranged to make countless pictures. The origin of tangrams is uncertain. Some say they were created when a man named Tan broke a plate and used the pieces for a puzzle. Another story says they were a court pastime during the Tang dynasty. Others maintain that the game was spread by the Tanka River people in China when they traded with American sailors.</p></div></div></div>Wed, 02 May 2012 22:03:14 +0000epagliery2422 at http://www.essentiallearningproducts.comA Fiesta of Math on Cinco de Mayo, by Paula J. Maida
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<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>Your students will love exploring the connections between geometry and probability with this fun worksheet.</em></p></div></div></div>Mon, 01 May 2006 12:00:00 +0000epagliery277 at http://www.essentiallearningproducts.comOnce Upon a Times Table, by Sandy Meagher
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<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>Does curling up with a good math book sound strange? After you've read some of these, it might not!</em></p>
<div class="imageright" style="width: 125px;"><img src="https://essentiallearningproducts.azureedge.net/media/elp/teachers/content/reading/Lib1_0104.gif" alt="Carton of a child painting dots" title="Carton of a child painting dots" /><p>Math, reading and art combine in books like <em>The Dot</em> by Peter Reynolds.<br /> Illustration Copyright 2003 by Peter H. Reynolds. Reproduced by permission of the publisher.</p></div></div></div></div>Mon, 01 Dec 2008 13:00:00 +0000epagliery1248 at http://www.essentiallearningproducts.comMath and More, by Sandy Meagher
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<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>Books abound for weaving mathematics lessons throughout the curriculum</em></p>
<p>Math and reading are staples in elementary school curriculum. Many times, however, teachers and students are unaware of all the wonderful books to complement what is being studied in math class. So many of these books lend themselves to meaningful math projects and tie-ins across the curriculum.</p></div></div></div>Fri, 01 Jan 2010 13:00:00 +0000epagliery1868 at http://www.essentiallearningproducts.comBuilding Fraction Sense, by Michael Naylor
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<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>Manipulatives and visuals take center stage in the third installment of our series about fractions</em></p>
<p>During the school year, you'll want to give your students many opportunities to work with and discuss fractions. Be sure to provide manipulatives at every grade level. Manipulatives are not a "crutch" for students who have trouble with symbols, rather manipulatives are powerful tools for building flexible thinking. This month we have some tried-and-true activities for building fraction sense with drawings, models and manipulatives.</p></div></div></div>Tue, 08 Nov 2011 20:45:47 +0000epagliery2358 at http://www.essentiallearningproducts.comToothpick Puzzlers, by Michael Naylor
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<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>All you need is a box of toothpicks to challenge your students at the end of the year</em></p>
<p>As the school year winds down, you'll want some fun activities, games and puzzles that kids view as play. Little do they know, your students will be practicing geometry, visualization and even number sense and algebraic reasoning.</p></div></div></div>Thu, 01 Apr 2010 12:00:00 +0000epagliery2000 at http://www.essentiallearningproducts.comFill In the Fractions, by Michael Naylor
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<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>These activities develop fraction sense</em></p>
<p>Fill up those odd moments of the day with some of these fill-in-the-blank fraction puzzles. Each of these activities is full of fraction, number and operation sense and can help you use your time to the fullest.</p>
<p><strong>Fill in the Fraction Hexagon (Grades K-2)</strong><br />
A hexagon pattern block piece makes a great base on which to build fractions. Prepare for this activity by tracing around 12 hexagons on a piece of paper, then printing a copy for each student. These outlines will be used to record solutions.</p></div></div></div>Sun, 01 Mar 2009 13:00:00 +0000epagliery1402 at http://www.essentiallearningproducts.com The Nature of Math, by Michael Naylor
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<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>Your students will be astounded by just how often math appears in nature</em></p>
<div class="imageright" style="width: 92px;"><img src="https://essentiallearningproducts.azureedge.net/media/elp/teachers/content/math/Math_1105.jpg" alt="Pineapple" title="Pineapple" /><p>Can your students find Fibonacci numbers when looking at a pineapple?</p></div>
<p>The wonders of mathematics in nature will surely amaze your students. These fun math activities are only the beginning!</p></div></div></div>Wed, 01 Jul 2009 12:00:00 +0000epagliery1615 at http://www.essentiallearningproducts.comPaths and Circuits, by Michael Naylor
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<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>A foray into graph theory will show your students how points in space relate</em></p>
<p>Graph Theory and Topology are two branches of mathematics which deal with how points in space are related to each other. Many of the ideas from these areas are accessible to kids – and not only are the topics fun and exciting, but they also build spatial sense, logical reasoning and problem-solving skills.</p></div></div></div>Mon, 01 Dec 2008 13:00:00 +0000epagliery1252 at http://www.essentiallearningproducts.com