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6th SCIENCE
7th SCIENCE
CHEMISTRY
ASTRONOMY
INVASIVE SPECIES
EXTRA CREDIT
DIFFERENTIATION
DIST 142 MAIN PAGE
ONLINE GAMES:
Wild Illinois History Game
Draw a Stick Man (Interactive)
BBC Senses Game
BBC Brain Training Games
Online crossword puzzle
PBS Kids Games(including CSI)
Braingle Brainteasers
*Brain Games
*Shark Games
*2 Minute Games
*puzzls.com (logic games)
*"Lights Off Game"
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Try to Figure This One Out!
(Click on the waving guy to start)
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Trebuchet game
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Funbrain Games
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The Great Sudoku Competition
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Online SET and QUIDDLER games
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Online Tetris Game
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Online Rube Goldberg Game
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Techno Bubble wrap
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VIRTUAL PILOT
Numbrix Puzzles
Magnetic Poetry
Animal Word Search
Solve a jigsaw puzzle
Scrabble Zone
Challenging Memory Game
Test Your Focus
Eyeballing Game
LINKS TO HILLE TEACHERS:

Mrs. Ryan's wiki

Mr. Myrmingos' wiki

Mrs. Martin's computer science

Mrs. Koranda's History Homework

Mrs. McCormick's web resources

Mrs. Carlson's page

Dist 142 wiki
Krol's genetics page
Mrs. Lewandowsi's Links
HOLIDAY FUN
Christmas origami
Carve a pumpkin online
STUDENT WORK
CHECK OUT THESE WEBSITES:
Frog Dissection
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Math Links:
Origami Instructions for a topological pinwheel
Origami Resource Center
 platonic solids, flowers, dollar bill & Star Wars origami... it's all here!
WebMath
 need homework help? Are you stuck on a math problem? WebMath can help you find the answers & see the steps how to get there.
3D Geometry animations
IMSA Cyber Quiz 4Kids
(new math challenge every monthstudents can win an iTouch, tablet computer, or tickets to Great America)
Math webquests
(try one of these online math investigations)
Math Brain Teasers
Interactive Math applets
Pythagoras Rocks!
(This website has several cool, interactive proofs for our favorite theorem)
Interactive Pattern Generator
Significant figures Interactive Teaser
Khan Academ
y (This gifted individual has created an awesome resource that has a wealth of information that will serve you well for years to come: not just for today. I recommend that you check it out.)
Math Movies (This is a site that collects studentmade movies that can be used to teach math concepts.)
Graphing:
Graph Stories
(see if you can graph the action in these movies)
Good Graphing Practice Quizzes
 on the left side, choose the # of questions & the difficulty level & type of graph
Short Graph Quiz
 see if you can read this graph & answer all 5 questions correctly
Quizville Math Games
 practice your graphing skills
Online flash cards & games
review your graphing vocab with flashcards and games
What type of graph? flashcards & games
Animated Graphs
 investigate Animations #1 & #2 of 3 racing monster trucks. Then try to figure out the average speed & explain the difference between them.
Animated Graph Differentiation
 Can you figure out more of these collegelevel animated graphs & answer the questions on each page?
Do you need some graph paper?
Click here to link to a printable 1cm graph
For Teachers: Here are some great ways differentiate in your classroom:
Grade
Common Core Mathematics
Standard
Learning Objective
(Regular
Grade Level Curriculum)
Related Learning Objective for Acceleration or Enrichment
(above grade level)
Additional Online and Text Resources
Grade 6
6.G.1
6.G.3
6.G.4
Geometry and congruency
G/T students can explore Archemede’s Stomachion puzzle in different arrangements.
NYTimes article, “In Archimedes Puzzle, a New Eureka Moment’
http://www.nytimes.com
/2003/12/14/science/14MATH.html
High quality image of stomachion:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:StomachionConstruction.png
Alternate Stomachion solutions: See figure 1
http://graphics7.nytimes.com/images/2003/12/13/science/1214MATH2.gif
Grade 6
6.EE.1
6.EE.2
6.EE.3
6.EE.4
Number Systems,
Expression & equations,
Mayan Math
(equivalent expressions, base twenty, concept of zero, & hieroglyphs)
Grade 6
6.G.1
6.G.2
6.G.3
Geometry of Platonic Solids
Create Platonic solid figures with origami, predict patterns of multicolor modular pieces
Origami Resource Center:
http://www.origamiresourcecenter.com/modular.html
Grade 6
6.NS.4.
Infinity
Mobius Strips & Topology Magic Tricks
Grade 7
8.G.1
through
8.G.8
Pythagorean Theorem – (Arithmetic approach.)
Pythagorean Theorem – (geometric proofs, understanding congruence & similarity using physical models.)
Pythagorean & Chinese proof
Euclid’s proof
Discovery School Movie – Geometric Proof – Tom M. Apostol, California Institute of Technology
*Very Good* Constructivist Lesson Plans & Worksheet for the Pythagoras Theorem & Golden Ratio:
http://people.stu.ca/~pheeney/5873LessonPlan_Pythagorus09.pdf
Grade 7
Application level of each of the standards
Problem solving Strategies
Counterintuitive Thinking problems
Book: “10 Things Future Mathematicians and Scientists Should Know” by Ed Zaccaro
Grade 7
7.G
Geometric Figures,
Circles, Pi
Pi, circles & concept of limits
CoolMath.com online lesson:
http://www.coolmath.com/lessonwhatsalimit1.htm
Grade 7
7.RP.1
7.RP.2
7.RP.3
Ratios,
Fibonacci sequence
Fibonacci Logic Puzzles
(High School Common Core Standard F1F)
Online Fibonacci puzzles:
http://www.maths.surrey.ac.uk/hostedsites/R.Knott/Fibonacci/fibpuzzles2.html
(This page also has a link to easier puzzles for students at different levels of mastery.)
Grade 8
8.EE.5
8.EE.6
8.EE.7
Slope & linear equations
Students use motion detectors (Vernier Lab Pro models or, alternately, ipads with built in motion detectors) to create & analyze distance vs. time graphs that show constant or accelerating speed
"Walk the Line, Straight Line Graphs" lab activity from Vernier, Middle School Science with Computers
http://www2.vernier.com/sample_labs/RWCALC01walk_the_line.pdf
Vernier ipad app "Vernier Video Physics
Grade 8
8.EE.1
through
8.EE.8
Expressions and Equations
Handson hyperbolas
(High School Common Core Standard GGPE)
Crocheting the Hyperbolic Plane: by Daina Taimiða and David W. Henderson
http://www.math.cornell.edu/~dwh/papers/crochet/crochet.html
Grade 8
8.EE
Mathematical Practices,
Measurement,
Estimation
Measurement Precision,
Significant figures
Grade 8
Application level of each of the standards
Problem Solving
Strategies
Historical Problems
MathDL – The MAA Mathematical Sciences Digital Library online historical problems:
http://mathdl.maa.org/mathDL/46/?pa=content&sa=viewDocument&nodeId=2163&pf=1
Grade 8
High School Common Core Standard
FTF
Trigonomic Functions, Sine/cosine
Design a GPS scavenger hunt for the height of items on the school grounds
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Math Links:
Origami Instructions for a topological pinwheelOrigami Resource Center  platonic solids, flowers, dollar bill & Star Wars origami... it's all here!
WebMath  need homework help? Are you stuck on a math problem? WebMath can help you find the answers & see the steps how to get there.
3D Geometry animations
IMSA Cyber Quiz 4Kids (new math challenge every monthstudents can win an iTouch, tablet computer, or tickets to Great America)
Math webquests(try one of these online math investigations)
Math Brain Teasers
Interactive Math applets
Pythagoras Rocks!(This website has several cool, interactive proofs for our favorite theorem)
Interactive Pattern Generator
Significant figures Interactive Teaser
Khan Academ y (This gifted individual has created an awesome resource that has a wealth of information that will serve you well for years to come: not just for today. I recommend that you check it out.)
Math Movies (This is a site that collects studentmade movies that can be used to teach math concepts.)
Graphing:
Graph Stories (see if you can graph the action in these movies)Good Graphing Practice Quizzes  on the left side, choose the # of questions & the difficulty level & type of graph
Short Graph Quiz  see if you can read this graph & answer all 5 questions correctly
Quizville Math Games  practice your graphing skills
Online flash cards & games review your graphing vocab with flashcards and games
What type of graph? flashcards & games
Animated Graphs  investigate Animations #1 & #2 of 3 racing monster trucks. Then try to figure out the average speed & explain the difference between them.
Animated Graph Differentiation  Can you figure out more of these collegelevel animated graphs & answer the questions on each page?
Do you need some graph paper? Click here to link to a printable 1cm graph
For Teachers: Here are some great ways differentiate in your classroom:
Standard
(Regular
Grade Level Curriculum)
(above grade level)
6.G.3
6.G.4
http://www.nytimes.com
/2003/12/14/science/14MATH.html
High quality image of stomachion:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:StomachionConstruction.png
Alternate Stomachion solutions: See figure 1
http://graphics7.nytimes.com/images/2003/12/13/science/1214MATH2.gif
6.EE.2
6.EE.3
6.EE.4
Expression & equations,
(equivalent expressions, base twenty, concept of zero, & hieroglyphs)
6.G.2
6.G.3
through
8.G.8
Euclid’s proof
Discovery School Movie – Geometric Proof – Tom M. Apostol, California Institute of Technology
*Very Good* Constructivist Lesson Plans & Worksheet for the Pythagoras Theorem & Golden Ratio:
http://people.stu.ca/~pheeney/5873LessonPlan_Pythagorus09.pdf
Circles, Pi
http://www.coolmath.com/lessonwhatsalimit1.htm
7.RP.2
7.RP.3
Fibonacci sequence
(High School Common Core Standard F1F)
http://www.maths.surrey.ac.uk/hostedsites/R.Knott/Fibonacci/fibpuzzles2.html
(This page also has a link to easier puzzles for students at different levels of mastery.)
8.EE.6
8.EE.7
Vernier ipad app "Vernier Video Physics
through
8.EE.8
(High School Common Core Standard GGPE)
http://www.math.cornell.edu/~dwh/papers/crochet/crochet.html
Measurement,
Estimation
Significant figures
Strategies
http://mathdl.maa.org/mathDL/46/?pa=content&sa=viewDocument&nodeId=2163&pf=1
FTF