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Calculator

(Basic)

A four-function calculator with square roots and percentage.

Calculator

(Graphing)

Explore transformations of functions by creating an equation using parameters then changing their values to see how the equation is affected. Up to three functions can be graphed.

Calculator

(Scientific)

A scientific calculator with unit conversion.

Comparison Tool

(Integers)

Compare integers using words, symbols and points on a number line.


Videos:

Using the Integer Comparison Tool (2:20)
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Comparison Tool

(Whole Numbers)

Compare whole numbers up to 1 000 000 using words, symbols and points on a number line.

Decimal Number Rods

Decimal Number Rods are included in the Relational Rods+ bundle.

Exploring Different Representations

(Linear Growing Patterns)

Explore the Pattern Rule, Algebraic, Pictorial, Story and Graphical Representations of a linear growing pattern. Make a change to one representation and see how this change affects the other representations.


Videos:

Using the Exploring Different Representations Tool (3:18)
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Fraction Strips

Represent, compare, order, and operate on fractions by dragging strips from the fraction tower into the workspace and manipulate them to compare and model various operations.


Videos:

Exploring, Creating and Naming Fraction Representations (2:56)
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Moving, Copying, Deleting and Aligning Fraction Representations (2:59)
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GSP Virtual Manipulatives

Explore a variety of mathematics topics using this sketch created with The Geometer's Sketchpad™ (GSP). This sketch consists of a collection of virtual manipulatives including: algebra tiles, base 10 blocks, fraction circles, gears and pulleys, geoboards, integer chips, spinners, tangrams, and many more.

Geometer's Sketchpad


The Geometer's Sketchpad™ (GSP) can be used to create dynamic shapes to explore mathematics. Many activities with premade sketches are also available for students to explore number relationships, geometry, measurement and patterning.

Access Information: GSP is Ministry-licensed software available for download to a personal computer. An authorization code is available from your teacher or use a trial version. Get Sketchpad.

Sketchpad Explorer is a free iPad app that allows the user to interact with sketches created in the desktop version of Sketchpad. There are iPad-specific sample activities included as well as access to documents hosted on the Sketch Exchange community site and across the web. Sketches also can be loaded onto an iPad using iTunes File sharing.



Gizmos


ExploreLearning.com offers hundreds of interactive online simulations (called GIZMOS) for math. GIZMOS are fun, easy to use, and can help you develop a deep understanding of mathematical concepts through exploration.

Using GIZMOS you can take measurements, record data, calculate, experiment and graph information quickly making math concepts easier to understand.

Access Information: Licensed through your school; password access required for students Gr. 7-12; free 30-day trial available.

Login at www.explorelearning.com
Each ExploreLearning class has a unique Class Code for you to create an account. If you do not know your Class Code, please consult your teacher.

The ExploreLearning Gizmo app allows you to use selected Gizmos right on your iPad. The app is free but requires a Gizmos username and password. More details...



Graph 3D Plotting Applet

An advanced utility for plotting points, lines and planes in three dimensions using a variety of different formats.

Linear Graphing

Introductory tool to plot graphs such as those that arise from linear growing patterns. The grid is limited to the first quadrant. The scale, labels and title can be easily changed.

Money

Represent various amounts using realistic images of Canadian coins and bills. Customize the money tray, drag money singly or in multiples of 2, 5, and 10, and annotate work.

Additional features (v 2.1.3 June 2016):

  • Import multiple images; position and resize them.
  • Improvements to annotation.
  • Switch between English and French.


Videos:

Exploring the Basic Functionality (2:45)
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Notepad

Write solutions, sketch diagrams, create graphs and record your mathematical thinking. Use one of four backgrounds: grid, isometric dot, lined or blank.

Additional features (v 1.1.1 June 2016):

  • Start by selecting the desired background.
  • Import multiple images; position and resize them.
  • Improvements to annotation.


Videos:

Exploring the Basic Functionality (2:37)
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Number Chart

A virtual hundreds chart, multiplication table (up to 12 x 12), and addition table (up to 12+12).

Number Line

Represent, compare, order and operate on whole numbers and integers using vectors, hops, magnitude bars, number ribbons or points on the number line. This dynamic tool makes it easy to zoom in, pan and switch betweeen horizontal and vertical number lines.

Additional features (v 1.1.2 June 2016):

  • Import multiple images; position and resize them.
  • Improvements to annotation.

Partitioning Sets

(Fractions)

Equal partitioning of a set. Explore questions like...

Is 1/6 of 12 a whole number?
Can 10 objects be partitioned into 4 subsets of equal size?


Videos:

Using the Partitioning Sets by Number tool (3:53)
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Pattern Blocks

A virtual manipulative similar to the physical ones commonly available in classrooms, made up of an unlimited number of triangles, hexagons and other shapes that can be placed, rotated and manipulated in a workspace to model patterns, show number operations or represent fractions.

Pattern Maker

Design your own pictorial representation of a linear growing pattern using a variety of shapes and colours.

Pouring Containers

(Fractions)

Represent, compare and operate on fractions using a volume model. Fill containers to represent fractions. Pour the contents to model various operations.


Videos:

Designing Your Pouring Container (2:19)
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Advanced Options - The Pour Bar and Other Settings (1:40)
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Rekenrek

Use the Rekenrek to build understanding of whole numbers, number relationships, and strategic reasoning for counting, addition, subtraction and multiplication. Relate numbers to the anchors of 5 and 10.

Additional features (v 1.1.1 June 2016):

  • Import multiple images; position and resize them.
  • Improvements to annotation.


Videos:

Exploring the Basic Functionality (2:38)
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Relational Rods+

Represent, compare, order, and operate on whole numbers, fractions or decimals by dragging rods from the tower into the workspace and manipulating them. Rotate rods to the vertical, change rod colour and annotate work.

Relational Rods+ includes:

  • Relational Rods - rectangles of various lengths where each rod can be evenly subdivided by the smallest square rod, plus
  • Whole Number Rods - rectangles of lengths 1 to 10 with numeric labels and dashed divisions on each rod, plus
  • Decimal Number Rods - rectangles of lengths 0.1 to 1.0 with numeric labels and dashed divisions on each rod.

Additional features (v 1.1.2 June 2016):

  • Resize the rods.
  • Control the type of overlap warning.
  • Import multiple images; position and resize them.
  • Improvements to annotation.



Set Tool

Create a set of up to 100 objects. Explore counting strategies and sorting strategies based on shape, size or colour attributes.

Whole Number Rods

Whole Number Rods are included in the Relational Rods+ bundle.

 

Fractions

Calculator

(Basic)

A four-function calculator with square roots and percentage.

Decimal Number Rods

Decimal Number Rods are included in the Relational Rods+ bundle.

Fraction Strips

Represent, compare, order, and operate on fractions by dragging strips from the fraction tower into the workspace and manipulate them to compare and model various operations.


Videos:

Exploring, Creating and Naming Fraction Representations (2:56)
View in floating player      |      View YouTube version

Moving, Copying, Deleting and Aligning Fraction Representations (2:59)
View in floating player      |      View YouTube version

GSP Virtual Manipulatives

Explore a variety of mathematics topics using this sketch created with The Geometer's Sketchpad™ (GSP). This sketch consists of a collection of virtual manipulatives including: algebra tiles, base 10 blocks, fraction circles, gears and pulleys, geoboards, integer chips, spinners, tangrams, and many more.

Gizmos


ExploreLearning.com offers hundreds of interactive online simulations (called GIZMOS) for math. GIZMOS are fun, easy to use, and can help you develop a deep understanding of mathematical concepts through exploration.

Using GIZMOS you can take measurements, record data, calculate, experiment and graph information quickly making math concepts easier to understand.

Access Information: Licensed through your school; password access required for students Gr. 7-12; free 30-day trial available.

Login at www.explorelearning.com
Each ExploreLearning class has a unique Class Code for you to create an account. If you do not know your Class Code, please consult your teacher.

The ExploreLearning Gizmo app allows you to use selected Gizmos right on your iPad. The app is free but requires a Gizmos username and password. More details...



Money

Represent various amounts using realistic images of Canadian coins and bills. Customize the money tray, drag money singly or in multiples of 2, 5, and 10, and annotate work.

Additional features (v 2.1.3 June 2016):

  • Import multiple images; position and resize them.
  • Improvements to annotation.
  • Switch between English and French.


Videos:

Exploring the Basic Functionality (2:45)
View in floating player      |      View YouTube version



Partitioning Sets

(Fractions)

Equal partitioning of a set. Explore questions like...

Is 1/6 of 12 a whole number?
Can 10 objects be partitioned into 4 subsets of equal size?


Videos:

Using the Partitioning Sets by Number tool (3:53)
View in floating player      |      View YouTube version

Pattern Blocks

A virtual manipulative similar to the physical ones commonly available in classrooms, made up of an unlimited number of triangles, hexagons and other shapes that can be placed, rotated and manipulated in a workspace to model patterns, show number operations or represent fractions.

Pouring Containers

(Fractions)

Represent, compare and operate on fractions using a volume model. Fill containers to represent fractions. Pour the contents to model various operations.


Videos:

Designing Your Pouring Container (2:19)
View in floating player      |      View YouTube version

Advanced Options - The Pour Bar and Other Settings (1:40)
View in floating player      |      View YouTube version

Relational Rods+

Represent, compare, order, and operate on whole numbers, fractions or decimals by dragging rods from the tower into the workspace and manipulating them. Rotate rods to the vertical, change rod colour and annotate work.

Relational Rods+ includes:

  • Relational Rods - rectangles of various lengths where each rod can be evenly subdivided by the smallest square rod, plus
  • Whole Number Rods - rectangles of lengths 1 to 10 with numeric labels and dashed divisions on each rod, plus
  • Decimal Number Rods - rectangles of lengths 0.1 to 1.0 with numeric labels and dashed divisions on each rod.

Additional features (v 1.1.2 June 2016):

  • Resize the rods.
  • Control the type of overlap warning.
  • Import multiple images; position and resize them.
  • Improvements to annotation.



Set Tool

Create a set of up to 100 objects. Explore counting strategies and sorting strategies based on shape, size or colour attributes.