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Math Games  

  • Weekly Brain Teasers- Choose your grade level for weekly challenges; solutions are posted the following week, with archives of past puzzles. Students can submit answers directly.
  • Elementary Math Problem of the Week- Printable problems for elementary math classes; you can submit your class answers online or wait for the solutions.
  • Harcourt Brace E-labs 
    The interactive activities on these pages go directly with our math textbook.  See your teacher for specific directions for the activity you are working on.
  • Multimedia Math Glossary from Harcourt Brace 
    Wondering what that word on your homework means? Unsure of a concept? This multimedia dictionary will help you understand the vocabulary you need to be successful in math.
  • AAA Math 
    Hundreds of pages that review basic math facts and concepts. Each page includes a short "lesson", interactive problems, and challenge games. Choose topics by grade level or from a list of specific math topics. This is a great site for review as well as practice.
  • A plus Math 
    Click on the "Game Room" to play interactive games like concentration while practicing basic math facts. Or,use the interactive flashcards instead.
  • KS2 Bitesize from the BBC
    Loads of math games and quizzes from the BBC Maths site.
  • Math Magic Challenges- Archives of Math Magic Challenges by grade level.
  • Interactive Math Website- Impressive content and features are well organized and useful for both teachers and students.
  • FunBrain Games-Test your skills at different levels. A great mind exercise.
  • Math Mania- Clink on a book to see student-generated questions and book summaries!
  • Mathematics Lessons that are Fun! Fun! Fun!- Advanced activities for Grades 3 -5.
  •   Prodigy - Math practice in game format.
  •   Front Row - Math and Reading practice.


Reading is Fun!  


Earth Materials  

Earth Materials: Children investigate synthetic rocks and learn techniques for identifying characteristics. These skills and processes are used to investigate a variety of other minerals. Earth Materials was developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science as part of their Full Option Science System (FOSS) with support of a National Science Foundation grant. The unit is published by Encyclopaedia Britannica and has been enhanced by the Department of Academic Programs.

Earthquakes and Volcanoes Web Sites (via Ms. Carper):



Additional Web Sites:  




 Ecosystems: Children construct, observe, discuss, and read about land and water ecosystems. They develop an awareness of living things and their basic needs. The unit concludes with a series of activities related to the Chesapeake Bay. Ecosystems was developed by the National Science Resources Center with support from the National Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian Institution.

Social Studies

History of Maryland  

Unit I: History of Maryland 

Metropolitan Area

Unit II: Metropolitan Area


Unit III: Maryland Today

Pathfinders will help you find information on Internet and in the media center about your topic. Search as many places as necessary in order to gather information for your research.

Maps of Maryland:  

Economic Decisions  

  • Econ-o-mania:Wants & needs, goods & services, consumers & producers, and resources

Day 1: Wants and Needs

  • Giftpaks-is a site featuring gourmet foods, sports collectibles, jewelry, and clothing for all occasions.
  • The Mall of America- is the largest fully enclosed retail and entertainment complex in America.

Day 2: Goods and Services

Day 3: Production and Consumption

Day 4: Resources

Multicultural Activities