Hands-on, interactive "microworlds," in which students investigate patterns and relationships, pose questions, play with the variables, and solve problems: Play with Lulu on a grid; practice triangle reflections; play with fractions and decimal patterns in color; try the leaping frogs applet; send hundreds of bees flying in different directions; and create shapes and designs in a spiral microworld using iteration. Every microworld leads students through an investigative process via "what if?" questions at the bottom of each page. If registered with the site (for free), students can save their work on a personal Web page, add text notes to a page, and see a record of where they've been and how recently. The site also includes teacher support pages, including teaching suggestions, tales from the classroom, and correlations to Canadian curricula.


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