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National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

This site is a library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives and concept tutorials. In this project out of Utah State University, supported by the National Science Foundation, a team is developing exciting new approaches to interactive mathematics instruction. They are using computers to create virtual learning environments that engage students and help them visualize relationships and applications.

LEVELS: The site is organized by Grade level; Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-9 and 9-12.

CONTENT: The site includes Number and Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, Data Analysis and Probability.

AAA Math Third Grade

Geometry Activities
Links to geometry activities.

Math Flashcards
Flash cards for all math skills.

Math E-Lab
Links to many 3rd grade activities from Harcourt Publisher.

Math Games
Links to many math activities.

Maths Game Show
Links to many math activities. From the BBC.

Math Playground
Math Playground is a mathematics learning site for students in grades K - 6. Practice your math skills, play a logic game and have fun!

Money Games
Links to many money activities from the US Mint.


Resources

Angle Activities - 20 interactive investigations using a protractor. Ambleweb. Use "What's my angle?" to teach how to use a protractor.

Calculator
Great Tool. A normal calculator, made by Macromedia.

Online Calculator - Do you need to teach how to use a calculator to a whole class? - Try this big buttoned, highly visible screen calculator. Ambleweb.

Maths Dictionary
Animated, interactive maths dictionary for kids which explains over 500 common mathematical terms in simple language.

Multimedia Math Glossary
From Harcourt Publishers.An amazing interactive math glossary! Click on the speaker for verbal explainations of definition.

What's my angle? - online resource for teaching angles. Amazing interactive protractor. Ambleweb.

 

Number Sense

 

Counting Machine
A counting machine that allows you to start at any number and count in your chosen steps. Try starting at 1 and counting 2's for odd numbers, or starting at 100 and counting in steps of -10!
http://www.ictgames.com/countingwithstick.html

Interactive 100 Chart
100 Square - investigate patterns made by multiples of numbers in a 100 square. If that's too easy, try the n-square investigation

Line Jumper
Click the number on the number line.

Magnetic Numbers
Try to make a sentence from these numbers. Just click on them, then drag.

Number Cruncher
Use the arrow keys to guide the number cruncher around the screen, collecting multiples as you move.

One False Move
You are stuck in a haunted house. Click on the numbers in order from lowest to highest. Your goal is to find the door to get out.

Rounding Flashcards
Practice rounding with these flashcards.

Subtractor
An interactive doodle that plays with the concept that multiplication is repeated addition and division is really repeated subtraction.

Carnival Ride
Place the children in cars by ordinal numbers.


Place Value

High-Low
How many tries do you need to guess a number between 1 and 999?

Place Value
Identify place value of digits and round numbers up to thousands.

Fact Practice

 

Addition - Two-digit Numbers
Practice equations.

Arithmattack!
How many computation problems can you solve in 60 seconds?

Base Ten Blocks

Base Ten Activity

Basketmath

Batter Up!
Practice addition and multiplication facts.

Batter's Up Baseball
Practice your multiplication or addition skills.
http://www.prongo.com/math/index.html

Color by Numbers
Match number fact equations with answers.

Counting Machine
A counting machine that allows you to start at any number and count in your chosen steps. Try starting at 1 and counting 2's for odd numbers, or starting at 100 and counting in steps of -10!

Count On Convict
To stop the prisoners escaping calculate the difference between two numbers . This game uses a number line.

Da Numba
The object of the game is to clear the game field of numbered tiles. Players can clear the numbered tiles by finding combinations that add up to Da' Numba. During normal game play, the color of the tiles will not matter, just find a numbered tile that matches Da' Numba or click on several tiles which add up to Da' Numba.

Doubles Cards 2
Most suitable to extend children who are able to partition and double a 2-digit number whose digits are less than 5. Uses bead frames to demonstrate the doubles. Partition the given number, add the two doubles together and select the correct answer. If you get ten correct answers in a row you can play the Banger Racing game.

Farm Stand
Multi-step fact practice

Five in a Row
Make five in a row.

Flashcards
Work through a set of flashcards.

Mad Math Minutes
Practice your addition and subtraction facts.

Math Baseball
Enter the correct answer to the addition, subtraction, division or multiplication problem and swing!

Missing Numbers
Use the counting stick to help you work out the value of the missing number.

Multiplication Baseball
Fact practice for one or two players.

Power Football
Enter the answer to the addition, subtraction, multiplication or division problem and hit the "Go" button.

Problem Solving
Solve the problems and reach the target number by crashing into the correct colored cars.

Spacey Math
Practice your number facts!

Soccer Shootout
Whole number operations at a variety of levels.

Subtraction - Two-digit Numbers to 100
Practice equations.

Techno Tortoise
A demonstrator for the use of number lines.
Includes a game for adding two 2-digit numbers together by adding the tens first. Answer 5 questions correctly and you can play the flying game.

Tic Tac Toe
A Tic Tac Toe Game with choice of application and degree of difficulty.

Two Minute Warning - Multiply
Type in your answer, then press enter to see the next problem. Race against the clock and try to solve as many problems as you can in 2 minutes!

World of Numbers
Practice your multiplication facts.

Multiplication

An Adventure in Number Sense - Too Many Facts?
Does learning the multiplication table looks like a big and boring job? You've come to the right place! We will look at the table closely, and you will see that there are only about 13 facts that you may want to memorize. Let's get started!

Batter's Up Baseball
Multiplication activity.

Farm Stand Math Game
Practice you multiplication facts down on the farm.

Lemonade Larry
Use multiplication to find out how much the lemonade costs. Type the answer into the "Total Price" box and hit total.

Multiplication Mystery
Place the products on the multiplication table to uncover an image. Notice the turn around facts!

Multiplication - Numbers Up to 12
Practice your multiplication skills with these equations.

Multiplication Numberline
Choose a multiplication fact from the multiplication square and see it as a number line.

Multiplication Calculating Crew
Practice 2 digit by 1 digit multiplication using the standard algorithm.

Multiflyer
You can practice the multiplication tables or play a game to qualify for a mission to space!

Product Game
This is a two player game that integrates multiplication fact practice and great strategic thinking!

Power Football
Enter the answer to the addition, subtraction, multiplication or division problem and hit the "Go" button.

Soccer Shootout
Score and Save by correctly answering math problems. Pick the type of problem and level of difficulty.

Spacey Math
Correctly answer math problems to fight space invaders.

Tic Tac Toe
A Tic Tac Toe Game with choice of application and degree of difficulty.

Two Minute Warning - Multiply
Type in your answer, then press enter to see the next problem. Race against the clock and try to solve as many problems as you can in 2 minutes!


Problem Solving

Aunty Math
Try Aunty Math's math challenges!

Brain Teasers
Each Wednesday evening we will post a new Brain Teaser for each grade-range. Solutions will be posted a week later.

Math Mountain
A new problem every month. Also, a collection of archived problems.

Problem of the Week
Go the the archive of math brain boosters!

Problem of the Week
Math Forum's weekly elementary math problems.

Challenges 

Mathletics
See how we use math in sports.

People Patterns
If you see a line of people do you think that you could discover a pattern and figure out who should come next? Could you complete the sequence before the penalty word "Pattern" is spelled out? Try the intermediate level for a challenge!


Geometry

Carnival Jackpot
Click on any two adjacent pieces to swap them to create lines of 3 or more like-colored beads and jewels in any direction. When you create a line of 3 or more, the pieces spin off the board and new pieces slide in. You have only a few seconds to make each move.

Dare to be Square
Create more squares than your opponent.

Flip It Frenzy
You're in the Flip It Cake factory and the machines are out of control. They're dropping flavors of all shapes and sizes at alarming speeds. It is your job to carefully stack the shapes, in the correct flavor area, to create solid horizontal lines that will fill the cake pans below.

Ladybug Rectangles
Can you draw a rectangle with a perimeter of 16? In "Making Rectangles", students plan the steps necessary for the ladybug to draw rectangles of different sizes. The ladybug example presents a rich computer environment in which students can use their knowledge of number, measurement, and geometry to solve interesting problems. Planning and visualizing, estimating and measuring, and testing and revising are components of the ladybug activities.

Little Rocket Man
Use radar to control Little Rocketman. Move the mouse over the radar unit to select the power and angle of the launch. The further the mouse is from the radar, the stronger the shot. Check your launch settings and click to launch.

Nets for Solid Shapes
Click on Math, then Math Advantage,then Grade 3 and then scroll down to find Dr. Gee's 3-D Lab. Figure out if Dr. Gee's net matches her 3-D Solid.

Shape Catcher
Use the mouse to click on the shapes and move them to the right container, but avoid being caught by the other robots. Watch out! The robots are quick!

Simon Says
Repeat the flashing patterns for as long as you can.

Simon Says
Press the start game button to begin. Watch the computer and copy the pattern it makes. Complete the sequence in the right order to win.

Tangrams
Tangram Puzzles allow students to choose a picture and use all seven pieces to fill in the outline. In Tangram Challenges, students can use tangram pieces to form given polygons.

Tangram Games
Several tangram activities.

Topsy Turvy
Bust as many metal balls as possible in each 60 second round by clicking on clusters of 3 or more of same color.

Trouble Bubbles
Clear all of the bubbles from the tub by arranging them in horizontal lines. When a row is completed the bubbles will pop. Rotate the bubble shapes by using the arrow keys on your keyboard or by clicking on the arrows on the screen.

Virtual Tangram
Explore shapes with this amazing interactive tangram.


Money

Addition with Money
Find the value of two collections of money.

Counting Change
Count up these coins to see how much money you have.

Coin Values

How Many Cents
Enter the number of cents shown in the calculator.

Making Change
Figure out how much change you would get back when you pay for a bill.

Making Change with the Fewest Number of Coins
Make change using the fewest number of coins and bills.

 

Measurement

Measure It!
Measure lengths in inches or centimeters.

Measurement Activities
Links to many measurement activities.

Rocket Constructor
This game allows you to choose parts to make your own rocket. Students select a rocket part and direction the construction by using language such as move right, left, up, down, smaller, etc...
http://www.ictgames.com/movement.html

Scales Reader
Read the scales and type in the new weight. This is a UK site - kg and grams. Numbers up to 20.
http://www.ictgames.com/weight.html


Fractions

Matching Fractions
Match the fraction cards.

Pizza Party
Get ready for a Pizza Party! Click on the fraction that shows the amount of pizza that is left. This game has 10 questions.

Time

Match Up Time
Match the analog and digital clock faces. Whole hours.

Telling Time
Pick the digital time that matches the analog clock face.

Time Teller
Drag the hands of the clock to show the correct time.

Kathleen Martell and Marjorie Modena
Instructional Technology Specialists
Needham Public Schools, Needham, MA
2004