## TeachersFirst's Algebra - Grades 6-8

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If you are teaching pre-algebra or algebra or just middle school math, this is a MUST see collection. Use these resources to meet the NCTM Algebra Standards for grades 6-8. Many of these tools are ideal for use on your interactive whiteboard or in your BYOD (or 1:1) classroom. Find topics that relate to the content being taught in your classroom. Share these resources with students on your class website. Use these tools for remediation and review with all students. Share with gifted students for additional enrichment and advancement opportunities. Use these resources in pre-algebra through advanced algebra classes. Share these tools with families for at-home practice.

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### NCTM Illuminations Algebra Resources 6th - 8th Grade - NCTM

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Illuminations offers this extensive library of lessons and interactives specifically for teaching the Algebra strand in 6th through 8th grade. The large variety of activities provides...more
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Illuminations offers this extensive library of lessons and interactives specifically for teaching the Algebra strand in 6th through 8th grade. The large variety of activities provides opportunities for learning content through many different methods including problem-solving, open-ended and multiple response questions, and real-world situations. Each lesson includes correlation to standards, assessments, and a complete instructional plan.

tag(s): charts and graphs (198), equations (152), functions (69), number lines (32), patterns (87), ratios (63)

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Keep this site in your professional favorites to find supporting technology and lessons for teaching algebra. As you find practice or extension ideas for student use or at home reinforcement, share specific links on your class web page or classroom computer center for students to access independently or as you assign them for needed practice. The full site is overwhelming for most parents, so share the specific areas that fit your curriculum.
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### Pixar in a Box - Khan Academy and Pixar

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4 to 12
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Pixar and Khan Academy team up to offer an interesting series of learning tutorials demonstrating math, science, and engineering concepts faced by animators as part of the animated...more
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Pixar and Khan Academy team up to offer an interesting series of learning tutorials demonstrating math, science, and engineering concepts faced by animators as part of the animated film-making process. Examples include the use of digital pixel painting using algebra and creating blades of grass in Brave with parabolic arcs. View a short video explanation of the program, then choose from the learner's or educator's guides for specific details on each activity. If your district blocks YouTube, then the videos may not be viewable. You could always view them at home and bring them to class "on a stick" to share. Use a tool such as Online-Convert, reviewed here, to download the videos from YouTube.

tag(s): animation (61), creativity (117), movies (70), STEM (184)

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This site is excellent for enrichment. Include it on your class webpage for students to access both in and out of class. Share the opening video for lessons, then allow students to explore and complete the videos at their own pace. Use this site for enrichment with your gifted students or students interested in art and filmmaking. Challenge students to use concepts presented in the Pixar in a Box tutorials to create their own animated films.

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### Math = Love - Sarah Hagan

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6 to 10
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Math = Love is a blog by a high school math teacher specializing in Algebra with a goal of making math fun for all students. Frequent posts detail specific lessons ...more
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Math = Love is a blog by a high school math teacher specializing in Algebra with a goal of making math fun for all students. Frequent posts detail specific lessons and student work along the way. Most posts include a link to download the lesson file. Choose the Free Downloads tab to find a large assortment of downloadable files for posters, bulletin boards, and forms for classroom use. Find specific topics by clicking on the tags on the right side of the page or use the search bar to explore the entire blog.
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tag(s): blogs (84), charts and graphs (198), data (162), equations (152), logic (247), polynomials (28), pythagorean theorem (33), quadratics (31)

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Take advantage of the many free lessons and downloads on this site. Be sure to sign up to receive email notifications of new blog entries or follow her on Pinterest. Bookmark and save this site for use throughout the year. If you are beginning the process of integrating technology, have students create blogs sharing their learning and understanding using Telegra.ph, reviewed here. This blog creator requires no registration. Be sure to share Math=Love with your department and especially a new teacher.
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### ProfRobBob's YouTube Channel - Rob Tarrou

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7 to 12
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This YouTube channel includes a growing selection of math instruction videos for Algebra through AP Statistics. Browse through videos on the home page or go to the site's playlists...more
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This YouTube channel includes a growing selection of math instruction videos for Algebra through AP Statistics. Browse through videos on the home page or go to the site's playlists for videos grouped by topic. If your district blocks YouTube, then they may not be viewable. You could always view the videos at home and bring them to class "on a stick" to share. Use a tool such as Online-Convert, reviewed here, to download the videos from YouTube.
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Share these videos on an interactive whiteboard or projector. FLIP your classroom and have students view the videos at home to discuss and apply the next day in class (this is an excellent option if your school blocks YouTube). Use the videos to introduce or practice any math topic and assign others from the series for homework. Be sure to provide this link on your class website for students (and their families) to access at home for additional math practice.

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### Universal - Free Algebra Equation Solver - Stanislav Kublanovsky and Yuri Matiasevich

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6 to 12
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Download the Universal - Free Algebra Equation Solver software from this site. This is the only section of the site that is FREE. However, this tool alone makes the site ...more
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Download the Universal - Free Algebra Equation Solver software from this site. This is the only section of the site that is FREE. However, this tool alone makes the site fabulous! The Algebra Equation Solver solves and explains algebraic equations with step by step instructions. Verbal and written commentaries accompany each solution. Think of it as your free, at-home Algebra tutor! Large, colorful fonts and clearly expressed equations on a whiteboard view offer easy viewing options. Use the four toolbars, the menu bar at the top, and the status bar at the bottom to navigate any problem.
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tag(s): equations (152), exponents (43), logic (247), problem solving (295)

#### In the Classroom

Introduce this site on your interactive whiteboard or projector and use throughout the year to demonstrate and practice solutions to any Algebra problem. Be sure to include a link to this download on your class web page for students to use at home. Share with parents who are looking for tutoring or support for their student.

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### SolveMe Puzzles - The Transition to Algebra (TTA) project

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4 to 12
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SolveMe Puzzles is an excellent collection of Algebra-related puzzles. At the time of this review mobile puzzles (mobiles to hang and balance) are the only option; however, Who Am I?...more
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SolveMe Puzzles is an excellent collection of Algebra-related puzzles. At the time of this review mobile puzzles (mobiles to hang and balance) are the only option; however, Who Am I? and Mystery Grids are coming soon. Mobile puzzles come in categories from easy to more mathematically complex. Create your own mobile puzzles using the Build option. Use the many tools provided to annotate your work, learn how to use the puzzles, share, and save your work. Login is not required but is an excellent option for saving progress through the different puzzle options.

tag(s): logic (247), problem solving (295), puzzles (203)

#### In the Classroom

SolveMe Puzzles are perfect for use on interactive whiteboards (or a projector) as part of your Algebra lessons. Create a link to the puzzles on classroom computers for student use as part of your differentiated learning options. Be sure to share a link on your class website for use at home. Have students create an annotated image including text boxes and related links using a tool such as Thinglink, reviewed here, to explain solutions to puzzles.

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It is good to motivate learners to study mathematics subject while playing. Elesio Catalla, , Grades: 0 - 12

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### teachMathematics - Jim Noble, Richard Wade, and Oliver Bowles

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4 to 12
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teachMathematics offers many activities, simulations, lessons, videos, and more for upper elementary through high school math instruction. Choose from the topics of Numbers, Algebra,...more
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teachMathematics offers many activities, simulations, lessons, videos, and more for upper elementary through high school math instruction. Choose from the topics of Numbers, Algebra, Geometry & Measure, and Statistics & Probability. Although this is a subscription site, a large amount of free content is available. Find "Free Stuff" by topic by clicking on the button at the top left of the home page. When on a topic page, click "Free Pages" near the top right of the page.
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Make a shortcut to this site on classroom computers and use it as a center. Take advantage of the free lesson plans and interactives by using them for review before a unit test. Share interactives on your projector or interactive whiteboard. Be sure to include this site on your class website or wiki for students to access both in and outside of class for extra practice. Since free activities are somewhat "buried," you may want to post specific links to relevant review activities on your class web page.

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### Art of Problem Solving Videos - Richard Rusczyk

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Art of Problem Solving offers its own videos as part of an extensive collection aligned to Prealgebra, Introduction to Algebra, and Introduction to Counting & Probability textbooks....more
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Art of Problem Solving offers its own videos as part of an extensive collection aligned to Prealgebra, Introduction to Algebra, and Introduction to Counting & Probability textbooks. It also curates other video sources, such as smaller collections created by MATHCOUNTS and Math Olympiad competitions that share problem solving strategies. Choose a textbook (or series) to begin; then view videos indexed by chapter and content. Most videos run under 10 minutes in length. If your school blocks YouTube, they may not be viewable. You could always view the videos at home and bring them to class "on a stick" to share. Use a tool such as KeepVid reviewed here to download the videos from YouTube.
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Share videos on your interactive whiteboard or projector to reinforce concepts taught in class. Create a link on classroom computers for students to view in the classroom or from home. Be sure to share a link (or embed) videos on your classroom website or blog for student viewing at home. If you are running a flipped classroom, use these videos as an introduction for students to view at home and discuss the next day in class.
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### Flipped Math - The Algebros

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6 to 12
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Would you like to "flip" your Algebra or Geometry classroom but just aren't sure how to get started? Flipped Math has everything you need! Choose a course to view video ...more
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Would you like to "flip" your Algebra or Geometry classroom but just aren't sure how to get started? Flipped Math has everything you need! Choose a course to view video lessons and download practice problems, corrective assignments (additional practice for misunderstood concepts or incomplete mastery), and a complete pacing guide. Flipped Math also includes many student resources as well as Teacher and Parent FAQ's. Even if you aren't flipping your classroom, Flipped Math offers valuable teaching tools to use in any Algebra or Geometry classroom.

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#### In the Classroom

Flipped Math is also perfect for blended learning. Begin your journey into the flipped or blended Classroom by trying a single lesson or two in which your students have access to view videos at home. Use videos and practice problems found on the site as a supplement to your current lessons. Flipped Math is also perfect for Flipped Learning - Embed videos on your class website or blog for use at home. Even if you are not "flipping," these will make terrific reinforcement for struggling students -- and possibly for parents who want to help, but cannot remember the math skills. Do you want to learn more about flipping your classroom? Find many ideas and suggestions at Flipped Classroom.
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### Bootstrap - Emmanuel Schanzer

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8 to 12
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Explore this free curriculum for applying algebra in the creation of videogames. Students create code and learn the basics of program design and not just writing code. Though workshops...more
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Explore this free curriculum for applying algebra in the creation of videogames. Students create code and learn the basics of program design and not just writing code. Though workshops are available to attend, at a cost, materials for teaching are also found online in HTML or PDF form. After Bootstrap I, continue with Bootstrap II which applies the fundamentals of Trigonometry. The activities align with Common Core Math and Engineering standards. Code writing in Bootstrap uses a tool that requires a Gmail account. Some of the video clips are hosted on YouTube. If your district blocks YouTube, then they may not be viewable. You could always view the videos at home and bring them to class "on a stick" to share. Use a tool such as KeepVid reviewed here to download the videos from YouTube.
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tag(s): coding (66), STEM (184)

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Bootstrap is best used in a Math or Technology class. Additionally, students who are interested in the topic can learn as part of an extra project (Graduation Project or after school program) or as part of a Gifted Program. Check out the information in the Materials section to view content covered. Use these tips for safely managing email registrations.
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### Wolfram Demonstrations Project - Wolfram Mathematica

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4 to 12
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Discover a huge collection of interactive illustrations to help explain complex concepts in science, technology, art, math, and a range of other topics. The activities also give you...more
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Discover a huge collection of interactive illustrations to help explain complex concepts in science, technology, art, math, and a range of other topics. The activities also give you the power to create interactive visualizations. There are thousands of Mathematica Demonstrations. A demonstration is a Mathematica notebook that takes advantage of Mathematica's manipulate command. Use the manipulate command to create sliders or buttons or check boxes to change the values of parameters in the displays in the demonstration. The result is you control the animation. View demonstrations on topics ranging from odd and even numbers to odd and even functions, fractions to fractals, and from linear functions to linear algebra and linear programming. In addition to mathematical topics, there are demonstrations illustrating the time in different cities around the world, global demographic information, the solar system, and art and music concepts. You need to download the Wolfram CDF player to use and interact with the demonstrations.
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Explain how to use the Demonstrations on your interactive whiteboard (or projector). Allow students to explore on their own classroom computers. (Remember to download the CDF player onto each computer or request it in advance from your tech department.) Challenge students to create a talking avatar using a photo or other image (legally permitted for reproduction). Use avatars to explain activities performed using a Demonstration. Use a site such as Blabberize (reviewed here). The beauty of the demonstrations is that it allows students to manipulate and "play" to view the impact of changes made, allowing many opportunities for classroom discussion. Ask students to predict the impact of changes using the manipulate command; then discuss the actual impact as it occurs.

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### Virtual Algebra Tiles - Michigan Virtual University

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6 to 12
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Explore Algebra concepts using these virtual tile activities. This site includes eight Flash modules covering concepts of modeling and simplifying expressions, solving one and two-step...more
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Explore Algebra concepts using these virtual tile activities. This site includes eight Flash modules covering concepts of modeling and simplifying expressions, solving one and two-step equations, multiplication, factoring trinomials, and completing the square. Choose difficulty level from easy to hard or random problems. Correct responses receive a check mark.

tag(s): equations (152), factoring (30), multimedia (63), square roots (22)

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Demonstrate the site on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Allow students to explore on their own. Assign modules for homework. Then have students write a journal entry describing the mathematical concept and how to solve one of the problems. Have students make online "tours" to explain how to solve a problem using Screencast-o-matic, reviewed here, or Screencastify (Chrome app), reviewed here.
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### MathFlix - Loyola University Chicago School of Education

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MathFlix is a resource of over 1000 QuickTime videos sorted by topic. The site also includes over 400 downloadable worksheets that reinforce concepts and provide additional practice....more
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MathFlix is a resource of over 1000 QuickTime videos sorted by topic. The site also includes over 400 downloadable worksheets that reinforce concepts and provide additional practice. The videos themselves are hosted at many different locations on the web, but this index makes it easy to find them by math topic. Enter the site by choosing either the "I am a teacher" or "I am a student" icon. The teacher link lists topics by standards and content within each standard. Choose from Number & Operations, Algebra, Technology, and more. Each of these links leads to further subcategories listing video titles to view. The student link leads to clickable images or words, including topic and subcategory. Choose one of these links to go directly to the list of videos available for that topic. Be sure not to miss the links at the bottom of the page. They aren't quite as obvious as information for the videos; however, they include additional information relating to Common Core, assessment, and curriculum support.

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Bookmark this site as a resource for math videos to use on your interactive whiteboard or on classroom computers. Watch videos together to introduce or review classroom concepts. Or "flip" your classroom by sharing the videos oor independent viewing before you discuss the topic in class. Share a link to videos on your classroom website or blog for students to use as a review resource at home. Share this entire site on your class website, wiki, or blog for alternative presentations of topics that are difficult. Challenge cooperative learning groups to create videos of their own on math concepts. Share the videos on a site such as TeacherTube reviewed here.

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### PSToM - Parents, Students, Teachers of Mathematics - Mindstretch Learning Lab

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7 to 10
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PSToM is an online portal for Algebra 1, and they plan to add more courses. Follow a student's progress and know exactly what the student is learning in math. ...more
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PSToM is an online portal for Algebra 1, and they plan to add more courses. Follow a student's progress and know exactly what the student is learning in math. Students can learn at their own pace, assess their own learning, and know how well they are doing in math (and why!). Recommend math videos tailored to each students strengths and weaknesses. PSToM has built-in math problems with an area to solve them, math videos, built-in tests, and a place to discuss learning.

tag(s): equations (152), exponents (43), factoring (30), inequalities (26), integers (40), order of operations (40), polynomials (28), quadratics (31)

#### In the Classroom

Set up classroom accounts and activities for students. Use PSToM as a supplement to your math classroom and to customize math lessons or extra help for your students. Give students the opportunity to work on math at their own level in a computer lab setting or as a center on classroom computers. Share the site with parents through your class website or newsletter as a resource to use at home.
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### Yummy Math - Brian Marks

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5 to 9
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Yummy Math shares mathematics problems and scenarios based on things happening in the world today. In January, some of the topics related to the NFL playoffs. Yummy Math lists activities...more
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Yummy Math shares mathematics problems and scenarios based on things happening in the world today. In January, some of the topics related to the NFL playoffs. Yummy Math lists activities chronologically as well as by mathematics topic. Topics include Algebra, Number Sense, Geometry, Food Math, Sports, and many more. The site is sure to be highly motivational for students as they complete math problems based on items of current interest such as the Super Bowl, American Idol, and American candy sales. Most problems contain a printable word or pdf document with questions. Some also include video or audio clips. Especially helpful is the Contents link which provides an alphabetical listing of all activities on the site.

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Make math relevant to any student. Assign weekly problems from the site for homework or daily classwork. Ask students to create new problems to be solved by classmates using the topic of the week or local topics of interest. Have students make a multimedia presentation using one of the many TeachersFirst Edge tools reviewed here. Use the archives to find problems available from previous months.
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### The Math Dude - Mike DeGraba

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6 to 10
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This site is perfect for anyone learning or teaching Algebra 1 concepts. The Math Dude approaches a different concept for each episode and explains it in easy to understand terms ...more
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This site is perfect for anyone learning or teaching Algebra 1 concepts. The Math Dude approaches a different concept for each episode and explains it in easy to understand terms through highly entertaining videos. There are 30 videos - created to coincide with Algebra 1 instruction. A new video is meant to be used each week. Each Flash video is approximately 5 minutes in length and is available for download to computers as a Quick Time file as well as through ITunes as a podcast.

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Watch videos on your interactive whiteboard as an introduction to new concepts or as review before assessments. You might even try "flipping" your instruction, assigning the videos to students for viewing before they come to class, then following up with applications in class. Peruse the site for videos that are relevant in your classroom. Share the link on your classroom website or blog for students and parents to access at home.
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### HS Tutorials - Lisa Thorne

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7 to 12
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This site offers many animated tutorials for Pre-Algebra, Algebra, and Geometry. The lessons referenced are in popular textbooks by Prentice-Hall and Glencoe/McGraw/Hill. In addition,...more
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This site offers many animated tutorials for Pre-Algebra, Algebra, and Geometry. The lessons referenced are in popular textbooks by Prentice-Hall and Glencoe/McGraw/Hill. In addition, there are some animated lessons covering computer topics such as digital imaging, keyboarding, and introduction to computers. After choosing a topic, links are available to specific textbooks, study aides such as vocabulary, and skills games. Tutorials last approximately 1 to 2 minutes each and offer a visual example of solving problems along with an oral explanation of methods used.
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tag(s): test prep (99), tutorials (49), vocabulary (320)

#### In the Classroom

Use this site as an anticipatory set to introduce a unit or lesson on a projector or interactive whiteboard, or to provide an explanation for a problem in your students' textbook. Post a link to one of the explanations on your classroom website or blog for students to use as reference when working homework problems. This site is perfect to use on your interactive whiteboard when discussing methods of solving problems; tutorials can be paused to allow for discussion and comments as needed. Challenge cooperative learning groups to create their own tutorial videos. Share the videos on a site such as TeacherTube reviewed here.
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### GeoGebra - GeoGebra

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4 to 12
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This site offers tutorials, videos, publications, and more for users of GeoGebra (free downloadable software reviewed here). Links on the site include...more
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This site offers tutorials, videos, publications, and more for users of GeoGebra (free downloadable software reviewed here). Links on the site include math modules with ready-to-use problems categorized by subject - Measurement, Algebra 1 & 2, and Calculus. Holiday and fun activities are also included. Be sure to check out the TeacherTube and YouTube videos with many explanations and tutorials of GeoGebra lessons and activities. If your district blocks YouTube, the videos may not be viewable. You could always view them at home and bring them to class "on a stick" to share. Use a tool such as Freemake Video Converter, reviewed here, to download the videos from YouTube.

tag(s): angles (88), geometric shapes (173), holidays (141), measurement (178)

#### In the Classroom

Use this site as a resource when first beginning to use GeoGebra (free) software. Share tutorial videos on your interactive whiteboard or projector with students as they learn the software. Have students create and design their own projects to share with the classroom. Use information on this site to embed and share projects on your classroom website or wiki.

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