Hands-on Computer Activities for Teaching Math: Grades 3-8


Over 100 ready-to-use projects for teaching math on the computer to grades 3-8.

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Over 100 ready-to-use projects for teaching math on the computer to grades 3-8.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471651987
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Series: Jossey-Bass Teacher Series
  • Edition description: Grades 3-8
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.58 (w) x 11.02 (h) x 0.22 (d)

Meet the Author

Beverly Burnley earned her bachelor's degree in elementaryeducation from Harris Stowe Teachers College in St. Louis,Missouri. As a Title I teacher in the East St. Louis (Illinois)public schools, she has used models and representations to teachmathematics to gifted and remedial students in grades 1 through 6for more than thirty-three years. While instructing entireclassrooms in a computer lab environment, she created a uniqueteaching strategy that supports the math standards and increasesstudents' computer proficiency levels.
Ms. Burnley has presented this strategy for professionaldevelopment workshops at the St. Clair County (Illinois) RegionalOffice of Education and now describes it for teachers across thecountry in her new book, Hands-On Computer Activities for TeachingMath.

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Table of Contents

About this Book.

About the Author.

Teacher to Teacher.


Getting Started with the Paint Tool Box.

The Starting Line.

Line Design.

The Bouncing Ball.


Addition and Subtraction Facts.

Constructing an Addition Table.

Addition and Subtraction on an Number Line.

Place Value Table.

Modeling Whole Numbers.

Color Tile Place Value.

Moving Places.

Ordinal Numbers.

Ordering Numbers.

Comparing Numbers on a Venn Diagram.

Arrays and Fact Families.

Constructing a multiplication Table.

The Commutative Property of Multiplication.

Multiplication Wheels.

Lattice Multiplication.

Modeling Division.

Rounding Whole Numbers on the Number Line.

The Round Table.

Odd and Even Numbers.

Math with Composite Numbers.

Hundred Board.

A Whole Written as a fraction.

Equivalent Fractions.

Comparing Fractions.

Improper Fractions and Mixed Numerals.

Adding Like Fractions.

Subtracting Mixed Numerals.

The Decimal Point.

Modeling Decimals.

Comparing Decimals.


Constructing a 10 x 10 Grid.

Modeling Percents on 10 x 10 Grids.


Adding Integers.

Subtracting Integers.


Telling Time.

Elapsed Time.

The Ruler of Measurement.

Constructing and Interpreting a Calendar.

Constructing a Geoboard.

Area and Perimeter of a Rectangle.

Four Square Polygons.

ABC Area.

Estimating Perimeter and Area.

Investigating the Formula for the Area of a Triangle.

Volume of a Rectangular Prism.

Change for a Dollar.

Making Change.

Constructing and Naming Angles.

Sum of Angles in a Triangle and a Quadrilateral.


Color Tile Patterns.

Geometric Patters.

Changing Patterns.

Hundred Board Patterns.

Fun Patterns.

Numeric Patterns.

Forming Patterns with Triangles.

Constructing Staircase Rods.

Staircase Rod Patterns.

Area and Perimeter.

Constructing Staircase Rods.

Staircase rod Patterns.

Area and Perimeter.

Constructing Fraction Rods.

Distributive Property of Multiplication.

Associative Property of Multiplication.

Representing Variables.

Magic Squares.

Algebraic Expressions.

Solving Simple Equations.

Squaring a Number.

Charting Variables.


Locating Points.

Naming Triangles.

Constructing Polygons.

Lines of Symmetry in rectangle and a Square.

The ABCs of Symmetry.

Congruent and Similar.

Fun with Shapes.

Ice Cube.

Rectangular Prism.



Cones and Spheres.

Netting a Cube.




Constructing a Triangular Dot Grid.

Isometric Drawing.

Constructing Tangrams.

Area of Tangram Pieces.

Constructing a Circular Geoboard.

Lines in a Circle.



Venn Diagram.


Cube Drawing Probability.

Heads or Tails?

Bar Graphs.


Line Graph.

Pie Graph.

Mean, Median, Mode, and Range.

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