Elementary School Activity Modules

Make elementary math topics visual, animated, and tangible with hands-on activities that address the Common Core State Standards. Classroom-tested activities using The Geometer's Sketchpad make fractions, number lines, place value, measurement, and geometry come alive.


Exploring Number and Operations

Exploring Number and Operations in Grades 3–5 with The Geometer's Sketchpad
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This collection of Sketchpad activities is an excellent introduction to Sketchpad for both students and teachers, and gives students the opportunity to explore concepts in the Common Core State Standards for grades 3–5 from the domains of

  • operations and algebraic thinking
  • number and operations in base ten
  • number and operations—fractions

Note: Software activity modules are now published by McGraw-Hill Education and available for purchase at mheducation.com. If you're a customer in a U.S. territory or outside the United States, find ordering information here.

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Exploring Geometry and Measurement

Exploring Geometry and Measurement in Grades 3–5 with The Geometer's Sketchpad
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This collection of Sketchpad activities addresses geometry and geometric measurement concepts, and allows for deep engagement with these areas designated as critical for Grades 3 and 4 in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:

  • develop understanding of the structure of rectangular arrays and of area (Grade 3)
  • describe and analyze two-dimensional shapes (Grade 3)
  • understand that geometric figures can be analyzed and classified based on their properties, such as having parallel sides, perpendicular sides, particular angle measures, and symmetry (Grade 4)

Note: Software activity modules are now published by McGraw-Hill Education and available for purchase at mheducation.com. If you're a customer in a U.S. territory or outside the United States, find ordering information here.

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