"Good Stuff" -
Math Games, Materials, & Other Stuff

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math games

LETTERS FROM THE PICNIC TABLE
    IN AN IVORY TOWER

      Day-to-day teaching strategies for teacher & student success and survival.



LISTS OF RESOURCE MATERIALS

      These are links I use every day in teaching regular math classes supported by this internet site.

  • MATH SPOKEN HERE! 460+ arithmetic, algebra, and precalc dictionary
    [MSH! Home] -- Home Page
    [Words] - All Words
    Classes - Lessons, Tutorials -- Signed Numbers, Trig, etc.
    [MSH! Grouped Words] - Words Grouped by Topic
    [Dictionary Table of Contents] - Table of Contents
    [Dictionary Essays] - Essays
     
  • - Algebra Notes & Lessons
     
  • - Term Tiles & Tokens, manipulatives for algebra
     
  • -- The Hundreds Board Book - The Most Valuable Manipulative in Elementary School
  • WWW School Home Page & Index -- Create & Edit Web pages for personal, professional, student use
    [www home]
  • MathTokens.Com, digital manipulative spreadsheets on all sorts of math stuff
    spread sheet notes
  • Computer's Spreadsheet Notes & Index for completeing tasks on a spreadsheet
    spread sheet notes
  • Excel Spreadsheets which automatically download and work
    spread sheet notes
  • Function Library, Precalc Notes, More Precalc Notes, Algebra Notes
    library
  • The Questionbooks -- Writing-to-Learn, "Critical Thinking Skills" Assignments
    • Algebra
      QB
    • Precalc
    • Calc
      QB, graded assignments
    • Arithmetic Quest.
      QB, graded assignments


 

EXTRA-CURRICULAR MATH MATERIALS



Pre-Kindergarden

  • The Books on the Shelf - A Math Read Aloud Story Introduce math words and idea in story form.Ideal for 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds, prereaders.
  • Hands to Head, Head to Hands, Pre-K to 2,
    NCTM, Baltimore, MD 10/04
  • nctmd "Playfully Use Hands, Voices, Feet, and Brains to Learn Math in PreK-2."

        Introduce, reinforce, and review Pre-K through 2nd-Grade math in a playful yet sophisticated manner. Be kinesthetic, auditory, visual, and symbolic. Play cards and other games to teach number families, computation, and vocabulary. Use the hundreds board for numeric literacy and computation. Listen to a math fairy tale. Leave singing.



LOWER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MATERIALS





 

MIDDLE SCHOOL MATERIALS

  • "A Game for Two Players" Using words such as multiple, multiply, divisible, divide, prime, composite, add, and subtract, reinforce math vocabulary skills and provide practice with mental computation [5 kb].
  • Primes to 101 Ideal for middle school introduction or remedial review.
  • The Hundreds Board is the MOST VALUABLE manipulatives in elementary mathmatics. This page will introduce you to this concrete mathematics language!! AND, IT IS AN IDEA RESOURCE FOR INTEGER COMPUTATION. You should not pass up this opportunity.
  • SIGNED NUMBER 100s Board is the MOST VALUABLE manipulatives in middle school integer computation.
  • Integer Hundreds Board -- negative-positve board (0 on left)
  • Term Tiles Masters -
    x2, x, 1: front (required)     -x2, -x, -1: back (optional)
  • "Who Has" - Signed Numbers Group Game One of a family of mental computation math games for a group. Ideal for prealgebra or algebra classes.
  • "Prime Factorization Puzzle/Practice" This is a prime recognition and prime factorization board. Come play.
  • Height at adulthood based on birth length and percentiles on logistic curve -- Use the data the medical doctors use and the heights and ages of your students to estimate their heights at adulthood.
  • Word Problems at the January 2012 Irvington Effective Collaboration/Communication, Effective Instruction, and Rigor as We Prepare for the HSPA/NJASK Inservice.




 

"Who Has" Games





HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE MATERIALS

EXPLORING FUNCTION THROUGH THE USE OF MANIPULATIVES and the
        Graphing w/Manipulatives Product Line


The entire book is now on line at: Exploring Functions Through the Use of Manipulatives.

      They are the MOST VALUABLE manipulatives in secondary mathmatics. Function manipulatives may be used in:
  • representing or graphing expressions,
  • presenting translantions, reflections, and dilations of functions,
  • finding "inverses",
  • solving equations,
  • explaining the composition of functions,
  • introducing and developing the concept of slope, domain and range.
      The materials listed below come from the publication EXPLORING FUNCTION THROUGH THE USE OF MANIPULATIVES, © 1994, Agnes Azzolino, ISBN: 0-9623593-3-5. It, as other material at mathnstuff.com is provided for not-for-profit at no cost to the user. Please remember to site the source.
Visit these summary pages or the entire book: These pages are for in-class use:


PAPERS & WORKSHOPS  


  2019
  • 2019, "A Year of Statistics In An Hour For the Layperson"

  2018
  • 1/2018, NJECC, Montclair U, "Digital Manipulatives"
  • 1/2018, NJECC, Montclair U, "Everything with the tablet was really sick."
  • 5/31/2018, MMATYC, Wor-Wic Community College, Salisbury MD.,
    "What Happens When Out-of-the-Box Thinking Becomes Routine?"
  • 10/26/18, AMTNJ, East Windsor, NJ, "Use Paint Shop and a Stylus to Improve Instruction"
  • 11/2018, AMATYC, Orlando, Florida, "Digital Manipulatives"

  2017
  • 3/17/2017, Rutgers Precalc, "Trig Tricks with Technology"
  • 4/21/2017, NOVA, Manassas Campus, "Technology and/or Developmental Math"
  • 4/28/2017, Belleville H.S., "Trig Tricks with Technology and Them Some"
  • 6/14/2017, Belleville H.S., "Belleville High School 2nd Math Workshop"
  • 9/29/2017, Belleville H.S., "Belleville High School 3rd Math Workshop"
  • 10/2017, AMTNJ Two-Day, "Games and Manipulatives: Digital and Concrete"

  2016
  • 3/2016, Rutgers Precalc, "Precalc Stuff" -- pre-precalc, functions, quadratics, polynomials, rationals, logs, some trig
  • 4/2016, MATYCNJ Brookdale, "Precalc Stuff" -- just highlights of precalc stuff
  • 11/2016, AMATYC, "Precalc Resources for Lecture Presentation and Test Creation" -- just highlights of precalc stuff
  • 12/2016, AMTNJ "Evaluate Your Tests and Assignments with the Assessment Inventory" -- evaluate tests and assignments and consider alternatives

  2015
  • 3/2015, Rutgers Precalc, "Teaching with Trig Tricks" -- trig
  • 4/2015, AMTNJ Technology Meeting, "Trig Tricks with Technology"

  2014
  • 1/8/2014, AMTNJ, "Solving Mixture Problems for All"
  • 3/2014, Rutgers Precalc, "Teaching with Trig Tricks"
  • 10/2014, AMTNJ, " Functions from a Standard 4.5 Perspective Grades 9 - 12"

  2013
  • 1/2013, AMTNJ, "Word Problems- The Reading Problem That Can Be Addresses in a Math Class"
  • 3/15/2013, Union CC, "Use Paint Shop and a Stylus to Improve Instruction"
  • 10/2013, NCTM Baltimore, "Playfully Use Hands, Voices, Feet, and Brains to Learn Math in PreK-2."
2012
  • 2/2012, AMTNJ, "Functions in 4 Modalities
    -- The Visual, Auditory, Symbolic, and Kinesthetic"
  • 3/2012, MATYCNJ, "Use Paint Shop and a Stylus to Improve Instruction"
  • 2/2012, AMTNJ, "Functions in 4 Modalities -- The Visual, Auditory, Symbolic, and Kinesthetic"
2011
  • 1/2011 - 3/2011, Irvington, Union Middle School, Staff Development
  • 11/2011, NCTM, "30+ Centuries of Computation in a 21st-Century Format"
  • 12/2011, AMTNJ, "Multiplication"
2010
  • 11/2010, AMATYC , "30+ Centuries of Computation in a 21st-Century Format"
  • 3/2010, MATYCNJ, "30+ Centuries of Computation in a 21st-Century Format"
  • 1/2010, AMTNJ, "A Feedback Loop for the Classroom"
2009
  • 2009, AMATYC, "Make Excel part of your daily class work"
  • 10/2009 & 12/2009, AMTNJ, "Digital Manipulative -- Ancient & Modern"
  • 7/2009, ICTMT09, Metz, France, "Les manipulatives numériques,"
  • 3/20/2009, Rutgers Precalc, Term Tiles & Tokens in Algebra I & II
2008
  • 3/09/2008, MEC09 (Microcomputers in Education 2008) - "Math Stuff"
  • 12/03/2008 , AMTNJ, "Term Tiles & Tokens- The Visual / Auditory / Symbolic / Kinesthetic Approach to Algebra"
  • 3/17/2008, Rutgers Precalc, "Precalc & Algebra w/Spreadsheet"
2007
  • May 1, 2007, Irvington Inservice, "Basic Algebra from An Advanced Standpoint"
2006
2005
  • 10/1/2005, MATYCNJ Brookdale Meeting, "Making the Writing of Expressions and Equations More Concrete by Using Term Tiles and Code."
2004
  • 3/29/04, South River, "Math Inservice"
  • 5/20/04, NJ SSI & KISMET, "Use Term Tiles to Write Expressions, Solve Equations"
  • 10/04, NCTM, Baltimore, "Hands to Head, Head to Hands, Pre-K to 2"
  • 11/02/04 Metuchen, Workshop
  • 11/12/04 Middle School Math, Manipulatively!
  • 3/26/2004, DeVry U, "Teaching Math at the Two-Year"
2003
  • 11/14/2003, AMATYC, "If You Only Chalk-&-Talk,Time Is Your Only Presentation Variable"
  • 1/8/2003DeVry, "Teacher Training @ the Two-Year College Workshop"
  • 3/21/03, Rutgers Precalc, "Computer as a Lecture Tool in Precalculus"
  • 5/03, "Languages of Algebra -- A Concrete-Pictorial-Symbolic-Written-Verbal Point of View"
  • 5/03 SSI, Randolph, "Hands to Head, Head to Hands, Pre-K to 2"
  • Pascack Valley, "HS Math & Special Ed Inservice"
2002
  • 11/02, NCTM, Boston, "Hands to Head, Head to Hands, Pre-K to 2"
  • 11/2002, NJEA, "Concrete to Abstract - High School"
  • Virgina MATYC Plenary and Paper
    ISU Paper
    Rutgers "Spreadsheets"
2001
  • October 2001 MATYCNJ Meeting, Raritan CC,
    "From Select/Copy/Paste to Design A Course on The Web -- In 3 Sessions"
  • 11/15/01, AMATYC, "19+ Languages of the Math Classroom"
2000
  • 3/17/00: Rutgers Precalc Meeting: Plenary Session "The Languages of the Math Class"
  • 10/7/00: MATYCNJ Meeting, Raritan CC: "Web-Page Writing"
  • 10/13/00: NCTM Meeting, Philadelphia, PA: "Exploring Functions through Manipulatives"
  • 10/24/00: AMTNJ Annual Meeting, Somerville, NJ: "Middle School Manipulatives"
  • 10/27/00: AMTNYS, at the Nevelle: "Middle School Manipulatives" & "MATH SPOKEN HERE!"
1999
  • 2/4/99: AMTNJ: "They Use Calculators on the Tests But I Don't Even Use Them In Class"
  • 3/10/99: - AMTNJ Montclair State U.: "Hands to Head: Manipulatives & Games for PreK - 2"
  • 3/13/99: Ocean County Math League Meeting
  • 3/19/99: Rutgers Precalc: "Exploring Functions through the Use of Manipulatives"
  • 4/17/99, AMTNJ,Rowan U. Meeting, "Who Has"
  • 6/15/99: Mendam Elementary School, Mendham, NJ: Made "Flexagons" with Classes
  • 11/12/99: NJEA Teachers Convention: "Hands to Head: Manipulatives & Games for PreK - 2"
  • 12/2/99: AMTNJ: "Hands to Head: Manipulatives & Games for PreK - 2"
1998
  • 9/16/98, Plainfield TI82 Calculator Workshop - Staff Training
  • 10/3/98: MATYCNJ CONFERENCE, Raritan Valley Community College, Somerville 2-hour Workshop: "Exploring Functions through the Use of Manipulatives"
  • 10/21/98: AMTNJ PRECONFERENCE " Using the Graphing Calculator in the Middle Grades"
  • 10/23/98, AMTNJ, "The Languages of the Math Classroom"
  • 10/25-27/98, 48th Annual AMTNYS Meeting, Concord Hotel, Kiamesha Lake, New York "Flexagons and the Kaleidocycle"
  • 1998 AMATYC "Exploring Functions Through the Use of Manipulatives"
1997
  • 1/8: NCAMS & NCMTA, C. W. Post College, "Hand to Heads: Manipulatives Precipitate Abstract Thought"
  • 3/15: NYS Ten-County Math Association, "Hand to Heads: Manipulatives Precipitate Abstract Thought"
  • 3/21: Judge, Matawan-Aberdeen, full dayjudging of K - 14 science projects
  • 5/22: Career Day Patrick Healy Middle School WAM, East Orange, NJ "Tetratetra-Flexaqon"
  • 5/23-24: NCTM Rochester, NY, "Exploring Functions..."
  • 5/26-28: NJ team-member: Algebra Symposium, Washington, DC
  • 6/5: Career Day Crossroads School, WAM, Monmouth Junction, NJ, "Predict Your Height at 18"
  • 8/6,7: NYS Math, Science, and Technology, Troy, NY, 2-hour "Exploring Functions," and 2-hour "Math Games"
  • 8/24: Presided as my students Denise Barrood & Michael Drulis presented at the Quantitative Literacy Symposium, Stockton State College, Pomona, NJ
  • 10/10: Burlington lnservices, 2-hour "grade 2 Teachers," 2-hours "grades 3-5 teachers"
  • 10/22 Presented: AMTNJ Supervisors' Meeting and Preconference, East Brunswick, NJ, full-day "Graphing Calculators"
  • 10/24 Presented: AMTNJ, East Brusnwick, NJ, 2-hour "Hexaflexagons and Kaleidocycles"
  • 10/25: Keynote Speaker: AMTNYC, Queens, NY: "Interactive Mathematics"
  • 11/14: AMATYC, Atlanta, GA, "Exploring Functions through the Use of Manipulatives"
  • 12/15: Neptune, NJ, 2-hour inservise on the use of the T182
1996
  • 1/8, Nassau County (NY) Math Teachers Association, "Hands to Head: Manipulatives Precipitate Abstract Thought - Grades K-2"
  • 1/16, Precal at Rutgers Planning Committee Meeting
  • 1/19, Roselle Park, Sherman School
  • 2/2, Keyport HS Math Class
  • 3/15, NJ Math Coalition/Rutgers PreCalc , New Brunswick, NJ
  • 4/13, MATYCNJ, Brookdale CC, Lincroft
  • 4/24, Math Week, Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ
  • 5/8-9, Middlesex County College, Reading Days Graphing Workshop
  • 5/13, AMTNJ REGIONAL CONFERENCE, Rowan College of NJ, Glassboro, NJ
  • 5/15, AMTNJ REGIONAL CONFERENCE, Montclair State University
  • 5/16, 24-Game State Finals Judge
  • 5/17, MATYCNJ Executive Board Meeting, Keyport
  • 5/24, AMTNJ REGIONAL CONFERENCE, Trenton State college
  • 8/9, Algebra Meeting, Brookdale CC, Lincroft
  • 8/14, AMTNYS, Summer Meeting, SUNY-ONEONTA, NY
  • 8/15, Vineland Staff Training
  • 9/26, Vineland
  • 9/21, AMTNYC, Annual Fall Conference, Bronx HS of Science, NY
  • 10/25, AMTNJ Annual Meeting, Hilton, East Brunswick, NJ
  • 10/27, AMTNYS Annual Meeting, Concord Hotel, Kiamesha Lake, NY
  • 11/1, MATYCNJ: Brookdale CC, Lincroft, NJ, "Tristadecapath to Math"
  • 11/14-17, AMATYC Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, "A Journey with Self-Assessment as a Compass"
Earlier
  • 1995, "Math Assessment Inventory: A Journey with Self-Assessment as a Compass"
  • 1993 AMATYC "Concrete Mathematics for Developmental Courses"
  • © 1992, ICME-7, Quebec, Canada. "Graphing with Manipulatives"
  • 8/91, MAA-SIAM-AMS, "Making Mathematics More Concrete: Manipulatives MINICOURSE"
  • 8/90, MAA-SIAM-AMS, "Writing to Learn Mathematics MINICOURSE"
  • 10/89, MATYC, "Writing to Learn Mathematics MINICOURSE"
INSERVICE and PROFESSIONAL PAPERS:
ICME-7; NCTM, MAA-NJ, ATOMIC, NADE, NJADE, AMTNJ, NJEA, MAA-SIAM-AMS, NCSM, Fairleigh Dickenson U, Montclair State College, Moravian College, Brookdale CC, Rutgers U, Suffolk University, Raritan Valley CC, NOVA (at Manassas, VA), Union CC and others places.


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OTHER GOOD STUFF

  • "Quizzes: Lessons for Students, Lessons for Teachers"
    What's a quiz? Testing at its best!
          It is a student, challenged by material, with unpenalized multiple chances for documentation of complete mastery of material, with a teacher acting as a coach and evaluator, with no outside party having an interest in the tesing process.
  • "Vessel Lights & Day Signals"
  • "Administrator Brain - An Application of Fuzzy Logic" Did you every wonder at the brainlessness of your boss, your administrator, your employee? This essay explains how fuzzy logic might apply in a human situation.
  • "In Class Writing in the Content Areas"- Short writing assignments enhance student performance and maximize class time. Debriefing, warmups, completion, lead sentence, and word banks are examine and examples are provided. This short work follows that done in the text HOW TO USE WRITING TO TEACH MATHEMATICS. Found at: http://www.mathnstuff.com/papers/inclass.htm.
  • Dina West, Hero Among Heros, and My Name is Dina Taylor West.
  • Tiffanie McLeod, HOW TO PASS MATH 013 with Professor Azzolino (A-squared)
  • "Ands"- Complete the phrase: Adam & ___. If your answer was Eve, you may be ready for Chuck Oxman's 200 other And phrases. Answers are also listed.
  • "Agnus Dei" - a mythology paper/writing assignment written in E Prime about the name Agnes or Agnus.
  • "Keyport - Reflections on the Bay" Includes large photographs and thought of Keyport Harbor, Raritan Bay, New Jersey, USA. It will take a while to load. Stop, rest, "smell the flowers," and enjoy the view.
  • "Keyport's Casmerodius Convocation - Our Egret Gathering" This takes even longer to load! For the author, the experience was spiritual. Perhaps you'll share the moment.
  • Michael Vinik, Captain and Owner of the Dorothy Elizabeth.
  • Charles Oxman, The Finest Man I Ever Met.
  • "Meet Agnes Azzolino Mother, author, daughter, teacher, webmaster, A2 wears many hats. Also read her resume and her Letter to My Students.    


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