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A geometric description of the square root algorithm.

Aboriginal Perspectives is a companion web site to Math Central. It is part of Mathematics with a Human Face. The purpose is to create and make available lesson ideas for teachers, constructed around video clips with an Aboriginal focus. The site is under construction and in its infancy but the intent is that the number of video clips will increase and the lessons will span all areas of the curriculum.

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Karen designed this website to assist teachers and pre-service teachers in the area of mathematics from Kindergarten to Grade 12 . Here you will find a multitude of teacher resources to assist you in incorporating Aboriginal content in your mathematics program.
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A personal project developed to create enrichment activities for Geoboards, Napier Rods, and Bean Sticks. Includes annotated links to problem solving Internet Sites.

This is a collection of Aboriginal games that teachers can use to integrate culture into Mathematics lessons. The mathematical content includes patterns and relations, probability, data management, numbers and operations, problem solving, critical thinking, and geometry. Students will have fun with the games while they apply their mathematical knowledge.

Larry designed this kit as a project in a mathematics methods class. In it he describes ten activities that result in the construction of a garden shed. The project is geared to students in grades 8 and 9. In constructing the shed students are required to perform geometric measurements, calculate/estimate materials and costs, understand scale in the reading of blueprints and perform many problem solving activities.

This development of the greatest common factor and least common multiple is taken from Math 101 Online an online course at the University of Regina. This resource contains a description of the gcd and lcm as well as the Euclidean Algotithm.

A collection of lessons which cover the topic of plane Geometry. Lessons introduce the Cartesian Grid, plotting points, graphing lines, Slope, Y -intercepts and more. Lessons include objectives, assignments, CELs and instructional guidelines. Quesions for an open book quiz are also included.

This article discusses some of the many ways in which math is used in agriculture. It considers specific agriculture processes, as well as a variety of math concepts.

Studying Mayan Numerals makes a good connection between Math and Social Studies. Lessons on Mayan Numerals can be designed for a wide range of ages. For the primary grades it may be fun to look at this concept using shells, pebbles, and stones. This will help the students learn about place values, and the sorting and collection of different objects. For grades 4 - 6 manipulatives may also be used and then the students can go on to try some problems on their own (suggested exercises given). A Mayan Numerals lesson would also lend nicely to teaching about time and the cycle of a year.

A collection of activities which deal with operations on integers and fractions. Debbie has gathered them from various sources and used them in her middle years classroom.

Liliane Gauthier has written a collection of performance stations for mathematics, grades 6, 7, 8 and 9. Many of the stations have been designed as assessment tools for the Saskatchewan curriculum but teachers may choose to use them as introductory activities, practice activities or centre activities. This document contain a description of performance stations and how they might be used for performance assessment. To go directly to the performance stations select a grade level from grade 6 , grade 7, grade 8 and grade 9.

This article takes a Saskatchewan grade 7 mathematics objective, from the new middle years mathematics curriculum guide, and illustrates how a personal kit of fraction strips (thought of as parts of a 'pizza') can be used to compare and order fractions. Examples from a recent research study show how 8 children organized fractional portions of their kit to create 2/3, and the interpretation of their creations illustrates different viable answers and different forms of mathematical sophistication. This type of activty can be used to challenge the traditional roles of teaching and learning in a middle years classroom.

AMOF, the Amazing Mathematical Object Factory produces lists of mathematical objects in response to customer orders. Products include permutations, combinations, pentominoes, magic squares, subsets and more. AMOF was created in the Computer Science Department of the University of Victoria and is currently on the SchoolNet site.

Charles Hewitt asked Quandaries and Queries for an algorithm to determine whether a number is prime. Penny wrote this response about the Greek scholar Eratosthenes and his sieve.

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