Road Trip 2011-12
Links and Resources
1. Math is often described as the study of patterns. Check out these cool videos of the mathematical patterns that emerge through doodle games.
2. Did you know that fractions are important in composing music? Here’s a fun site to help you become a fractions expert while creating and listening to cool beats.
3. How fast can you do mental arithmetic? Watch this video and find out how fast it’s possible to be!
4. Symmetry art Experiment with different types of symmetry and see what happens to your drawing. Want a better understanding of the different types of symmetry? Click the “Here’s More” section at the bottom of the screen.
5. Explore tessellations with several cool sites. Try this one for lots of background, explanation, and examples; this youtube video of tessellations created by kids; and this one to experiment with some tessellations of your own.
6. Try this neat outer space game to learn about reflections, rotations, and translations.
7. Scratch is an easy-to-learn computer programming language. Hone your logic skills while being creative and having fun! Create your own projects and explore those submitted by others. (Clarke School has a Scratch Club for those who get hooked!)
8. Timez Attack provides a single-digit multiplication practice with a can't-put-it-down video-game feel. (There is a premium version with more graphics levels and some special features, but the free version is very good, too.)
9. Find the heavier object. Use comparisons, logic, and even some mental algebra.
10. Try out this collection of logic-grid puzzles.
11. What’s math good for in the real world? Learn about some cool careers that use math and try some activities relating to those careers.
12. Watch Abbott and Costello mess up math problems with style here and here. Where are they going wrong?
13. Can you solve the ancient Tower of Hanoi puzzle?
14. Try some pentomino puzzles for a visual-spatial workout.
15. A story with a math twist. Can you figure out what’s really happening before the end of the story?
16. Try an online version of the card game “Set”. Updated with a new puzzle daily.
17. Unlock the safe with the secret code. While you're at it, learn about sequences!
18. Enjoy this collection of math-based games based on the PBS show Cyberchase.
19. Work your way through a series of math challenges.
20. Try this large collection of games, puzzles, art, brainteasers, and more.