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
- Palm Activities
- Irrational Numbers: Pi
- Irrational Numbers: square root
- Scientific Notation (7.1.1). The editor of an e-journal would like a summary of the chart's most important data. Use scientific notation for all over 1,000 numbers such as 500,000 = 5 x 10^{5}. Show the use of superscript in Word to Go
- Prime Factorizations of Numbers
- Web Resources
Computation
- Palm Software
- 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
- Web Resources
Geometry
- 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
- Web Resources
Measurement
- 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
- Palm Software
- Cells - spreadsheet and graphing program
- Palm Activities
- Real-world data
- Survey and plot (7.6.1). Conduct in-school surveys
- Make predictions (7.6.2). Predict temperature for a city in the world based on Internet data. Predict number of hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, etc, based on previous years.
- Mean, median, mode (7.6.3). Use data between different trials within an Olympic event (Olympic Commitee; Winter 2006).
- Graphs: bar, line, circle, steam-and-leaf, tree diagram
- Analyze data for misleading. Examine a graph from News Snapshots from USA Today. What could be misleading about this information?
- Analyze wording of survey questions
- The Eigg and the Internet
Math in the news with math questions.
- Web Resources
Problem Solving
- Palm Software
- Palm Activities
- Investigate the cost of natural disasters
- Web Resources
Related Topics: Calculators
- Palm Software - Built-in Calculator
- Palm Activities
- Web Resources
Related Topics: Codes
- Palm Software
- Palm Activities
- Web Resources
Related Topics: Tessellations
- Palm Software
- Palm Activities
- Web Resources
Try It
Download Palm software in one of the areas above. Use authentic data for a specific, standards-based activity. |