6th Grade - Model Algebraic Expressions
Model algebraic expressions with manipulatives, technology, and pencil and paper. 0606.1.11
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10 Blocks - print and cut along the solid lines
Blocks Addition - Base blocks consist of individual units, longs (containing
10 units), flats (containing 10 longs), and blocks (containing 10 flats)
and can be used to show place value for numbers and to increase understanding
of addition and subtraction algorithms.
Chip Models - use manipulatives to model addition, subtraction, multiplication,
and division with positive and negative integers [includes
two practice problems]
Examples - index of e-examples from principles and standards for school
mathematics, organized by grade level
- from NVLM
Board - Use this virtual geoboard to explore geometric concepts of area
and perimeter. How many shapes can you makes with a perimeter of 16 units?
What happens to the area of these shapes? What sort of shapes maximize area?
Which ones provide the smallest area?
Bars - interactive site - instructions
on how to use the applet
Bars: Cuisenaire Rods - Hands-on to learn almost every math concept:
number sense, basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication,
and division), fractions, algebra, and more.
Geoboard - not very much explanation is given with this interactive
Frame Manipulatives - thirteen types of free interactive resources designed
for use on a whiteboard
- National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
and Operations [Grades 6-8]
Analysis and Probability [Grades 6-8]
Online Geoboard - Use the Java Applet of a real Geoboard to construct
any number of shapes without the limit of the actual Geoboard. The Geoboard
gives the user a virtual rubber band which can then be stretched over the
pegs in the board. Use the rubber band to construct shapes and study the
relationship between the the shape of the rubber band and the area inside
the rubber band.
- interactive geometric site
Dodgeball - fill in numbers on an equation - Each
blank of the equation stands for a number on a teacher. Hit the teacher
with the number that goes next in the equation by clicking on them.
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