#1. February 24, 2010
As I notice Black History topics rising in popularity over at Surfnetkids.com, it serves as a gentle reminder that perhaps an overview of what’s available would be appropriate. So, here goes.
Black History Month
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King Coloring Pages
Martin Luther King Crossword
Rosa Parks Word Search
Rosa Parks Quiz
Tuskagee Airman Word Search
Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington Quiz
Little Rock Nine
Little Rock Nine Quiz
And last, but not least, seven pages of Black History sites recommended by readers like you, over at SharingLinks.com
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
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#3. Ratio and Proportion
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Ratio and Proportion Printable (** for premium members only)
A ratio is the mathematic relationship between two numbers, where one is divided by the other. A proportion is an equation where two ratios are equal. A typical use might be something like this. The ratio of boys to girls on the bus is five to four. If the teacher counts fifteen boys, how many girls are on the bus?
Algebra Help: Proportion Basics
Algebra Help’s four-page introduction to proportion, means and extremes concludes with a twenty-question worksheet that includes both a manual answer sheet and a step-by-step solution to each problem. “The four parts of the proportion are separated into two groups, the means and the extremes, based on their arrangement in the proportion. Reading from left-to-right and top-to-bottom, the extremes are the very first number, and the very last number.”
Math.com: Ratios and Proportions
“In a horror movie featuring a giant beetle, the beetle appeared to be 50 feet long. However, a model was used for the beetle that was really only 20 inches long. A 30-inch tall model building was also used in the movie. How tall did the building seem in the movie?” Math.com’s lesson is divided into four steps: First Glance, In Depth, Examples and Workout. The Workout consists of a ten problems with automatic grading. Unfortunately “Check Your Answer” does not work in Firefox 3.5 but does in Internet Explorer 8.
Purple Math: Ratios
This seven-page lesson from Purple Math has lots of word problems where the work is shown, and the answer explained. “Conversion factors are simplified ratios, so they might be covered around the same time that you’re studying ratios and proportions. For instance, suppose you are asked how many feet long an American football field is. You know that its length is 100 yards. You would then use the relationship of 3 feet to 1 yard, and multiply by 3 to get 300 feet.”
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