Ms. Meyer teaches about the associative property. She models an example of association with character figures. Next, she uses mathematical examples to answer these questions: What is the associative property? Why does it have the name it does? How can you recognize it when you see it?
Virtual Manipulative: Base 10 Blocks and More
This is a virtual manipulative (that uses a Java applet). Illustrate addition and subtraction in a variety of bases. Please take a few seconds to wait for this virtual manipulate to fully load. From Utah State University
Virtual Manipulative- Add and Subtract Decimals With Base 10 Blocks
Add and subtract decimal values using base blocks. The problems difficulty is controlled by the user. Set the number of whole number columns up to 100s. Set the decimal places from 0 to 3 places. Other bases are available. Please take a few seconds to wait for this virtual manipulate (that uses a Java applet) to fully load. From Utah State University.
Subtraction With Base 10 Blocks
Base Blocks Subtraction – Use base ten blocks to model separation of groups in subtraction. The user can adjust the problem difficulty by changes the number of digits that appear. Please take a few seconds to wait for this virtual manipulate (that uses a Java applet) to fully load. From Utah State University.
Fraction Pieces - A Virtual Manipulative
This virtual manipulative can be used to work with fractional parts of a circle or a square. Please wait a few seconds for the Java applet to load. There are instructions to the right side of the manipulative.
Directing -- Working With The Actors - Part 1
Innovative, original, unpredictable, Director Clint Parker rehearses his actors --in the off beat drama on modern politics: Mister Wonderful dot com. Copyright 2007 Clinton Parker
A Primer in Modern Intellectual Property Law
This is a very broad primer in intellectual property law from the perspective of its original justification, and the basic legal and institutional distinctions that accompany it in the modern period (roughly 1700-2000).
Groundhogs sing us a song about Groundwater. Concepts cover the historical path of water, uses of water and dangers groundwater faces in this 3:43 video. Teachers may wish to have a word wall with those words that students may have difficulty understanding.
Animoto is a program that you can use to create videos. You need to create an account to use this free program. You get 30 seconds for free-to use more time you may pay to create a full length video. It is very simple to use-it can be as easy as a one click upload. Directions are given to create the video. (8:34)
Learn how to use Animoto. In this video you will learn how to create a card. You need to be over 13 to do this. Create a free account to use the 30 seconds feature. This tutorial wwalks you through the steps to create your card.
Sid the Science Kid Rolie Polie Bug
This short animated video is an advertisement for "Sid the Science Kid" on PBS. In this video, Sid is looking at a rolie polie bug, wondering if it has legs. By using a magnifying glass, Sid is able to see how the bug moves. 0:30 seconds.
Inductive Reasoning, Part 3 of 3
In this video, Sal Khan uses a word problem that discusses the distributive property to demonstrate how to use inductive reasoning. Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program (with different colors) to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education. (02:07)
friday gallery talk: Larry Bird, Senior Curator at National Museum of American History, on James Ros Larry Bird, Senior Curator at NMAH, Division of American Politics and Reform on James Rosenquist
Larry Bird, Senior Curator at NMAH, Division of American Politics and Reform on James Rosenquist
Introduction to Multiplication Part 1
This video indicates it is for pre-algebra, however this video would be good for anyone who is reviewing or learning multiplication. This video starts with the different ways people write multiplication equations, using a dot, the times symbol, or parenthesis. They talk about what mulitiplication means, it is repeated addtion. Then they discuss the commutative property for multiplication. They show this using the number line. They show this using many different problems. The video concludes with
French wine growers get help from above
Sept. 10 - Wine growers in the south of France are using satellite technology to observe their vines as they ripen, leading to targeted harvesting and a higher quality product. Tara Cleary reports.