mathElectronic Math Across the Curriculum

Use the following resources on this page to explore ideas for electronic math activities across the curriculum using your handheld device.


Data Sources for Authentic Problem-Solving

Local Data Collection

  • Light, voltage, pH, temperature

Data-Rich Web Projects

Participate in projects that involve online data collection and sharing. Also, use the archives to compare data over time.

Palm-based Data Sources

Web-based Data Sources

Try It
Go to the Data and Statistics page from Escrapbooking. Select a website that provides data that could be downloaded on the Palm.

Palm Tools & Activities

Many Palm-based tools are available to support math activities.

  • Design specific activities associated with a Palm-based tool.
  • Develop an e-worksheet for students to record their findings.
  • More Ideas: Middle School Archives of Ask Dr. Math

Number Sense


  • Palm Software
    • Spreadsheets to Go
  • Palm Activity (7.2.2) : Population Statistics
    • What is the percentage increase in the population?
  • Palm Activity (7.2.3): Comparison Shopping
    • Compare prices for the same items at different online stores including Best Buy, Walmart, CostCo, and Amazon.
    • Compare items in videos, food, furnishings, books, clothing, music, and games.
    • Create a spreadsheet showing the comparisons. Each team member visits a different store and returns to their original group to share data.
      • How did the prices compare?
      • What patterns did you see?
      • What was the total amount spent at each store?
      • What would the total be if all the highest prices were combined? What about the lowest prices?
      • What store has the best prices overall?
      • Where would you shop? Why?
      • If you had a 25% discount card for Best Buy, would it make a difference?
      • What if sales tax or shipping were charged by the two least expensive stores? Would it make up the difference?
    • Related Ideas

Algebra and Functions


  • Palm Software
  • Palm Activities
    • Coordinate graphs
    • Plot shapes
    • Calculate lengths and areas
    • Pythagorean Theorem
    • Lengths of right triangles
    • Construct nets for 3D objects such as prisms, pyramids, cylinders, cones
  • Interactive Websites
    • Dr. Wick
  • Web Resources


  • Palm Software
    • Count It - allows users to customize counters with running totals.
    • QDiary - keeps track of sequential values
  • Palm Activities
    • Compare lengths, areas, volumes, eights, times, temperatures
    • Scale drawings and models
    • Areas and perimeters of 2D shapes
    • Volumes and surface areas of 3D shapes
  • Web Resources

Data Analysis and Probability

Problem Solving

Related Topics: Calculators

Related Topics: Codes

Related Topics: Tessellations

Try It
Download Palm software in one of the areas above. Use authentic data for a specific, standards-based activity.

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Math Resources

Web Resources

Interactive Activities

Try It!
Explore online math sources and adapt activities to the Palm environment.

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Developed by Annette Lamb, 1/06.