Make the most of your math-oriented field trip by preparing for your visit ahead of time with online activities, lessons, and more.
- Math by Design
Build it; learn it! Become a junior architect and build two virtual environments using geometry and measurement skills. Math by Design encourages problem solving and critical thinking, while helping to build mathematical skills for students taking Algebra I and II.
- Play Pentominoes
Play the pentominoes game online for free, just like in Blue Baillett’s book Chasing Vermeer.
- Treasure Hunt
Crypto Club’s online decryption game where kids solve Caesar Cipher messages. Developed by University of Illinois at Chicago.
- Make a Caesar Cipher
Use this free print-ready lesson plan from Purdue University to introduce cryptography with a history lesson on Ancient Rome.
FINANCIAL and ECONOMICS
Join this exploration of the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore to find out more about the ways technology and careers help make this trade center such a successful part of Maryland’s history, culture, and economy. Visit people in key Port careers, and explore the technology they use every day to see if these careers might be just right for you. Find out details about the way the port operates, moving every kind of cargo imaginable throughout the world with speed and accuracy. This hands-on, minds-on site puts you right in the center of all the action.
- Sense and Dollars
Do your students know how long it’ll take to earn enough money for a new CD player? Or how credit card charges work? Sense and Dollars is a fun, interactive site that helps your students and their families demystify personal economics. They can even plan a dream prom!
- Junior Achievement’s $ave, USA
Use a series of three 60-minute lessons for educators or twelve short lessons for parents designed specifically to help students develop higher levels of personal financial understanding. Free downloadable guides available for elementary, middle and high school.
- Jump$tart.org’s Reality Check
Take this free online quiz to find out just how much it costs to be an adult. Use it more than once to compare different scenarios
- Federal Reserve for Kids
Play any number of financial simulations created by the Federal Reserve for middle school kids. Visit this link and scroll to the bottom of the page for activities for elementary and high school kids, too.
- Fiction Reading Book List – All About Math
Picture books to chapter books, both fiction and fact, to help you explore a variety of math topics.
- World Travel Detective
Crypto Club’s online logical deduction game (like Clue) developed by University of Illinois at Chicago.
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