Activities related to books featured in Advanced Funbook 1 (TEAL).
All in a Day
Time Zones. See time zones around the world.
What Time is It? Look up the current time in cities around the world.
Name the State. Before you think about time zones, test yourself about where each state is located on the map!
Anno’s Magic Seeds
Natural Disasters. Read about disasters faced by farmers like Jack.
Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares
A Cloak for the Dreamer
Tessellations. Interactive explorations.
Totally Tessellated. Includes tessellations by M. C. EscherPattern Blocks. Make pattern block designs by placing the blocks on isometric graph paper.
Tessellation Creator. Great tool for exploring tessellations of different polygons.
Cut Down to Size at High Noon
How Tall am I? - Use scales and ratio to compare mama and baby creatures, then figure out their heights.
The King’s Chessboard
E.Coli. General information about the spread of bacteria. Read about the spinach outbreak in Sept 2006 and resulting infections.
My Name is Jorge
Popular Names. Frequency of names for newborn children in the US, by year.
Spirolaterals. About spirolaterals and redrawing them on warped grids.
LOGO. Experiment with programming in LOGO. Make the turtle walk FD or BK, or turn RT or LT. (He takes teeny steps.) Try making spirolaterals.
On Beyond a Million
One Hundred Hungry Ants
Pigs at Odds
Rolling the Dice: Theoretical Probability. Investigate the odds of rolling a five using one die or two dice. (Eleven SUMS are possible, but 36 different rolls.)
Rolling the Dice: Experimental Probability. Increase the number of rolls and see how experimental results compare with theoretical outcomes.
Pass the Pigs - Probabilities for rolling pigs in the commercially available game “Pass the Pigs.”
Class Project. Charts and graphs for showing experimental results for rolling the pigs.
Spinners. Spin the spinner and see the results on a histogram. Change the spinner to do your own experiments. Do one spin at a time, or click “Results” to tell how many times you want to spin.
Roman Numerals I to MM
Roman Numerals. Convert from Arabic to Roman, or vice versa.
Counting Systems. A quick overview of Egyptian and Babylonian counting systems, zero and the decimal system, the abacus, Roman numerals, and binary numbers.
Salt in His Shoes
Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Stone
Polyhedrons. Nets to cut and fold.
The Story of Money
Money Facts and Games. The Bureau of Printing and Engraving website, with interactive presentations about features of the redesigned dollar bills. Click on “Youth Education” to get a list of games.
Currency Conversions. Uses live, up-to-the-minute currency exchange rates.
European Currency. Information about the new European currency.
Large Bills. Info about large bills in US currency.
Wildcats of the World. Click on “SPECIES.” Then click on the name of a continent to get information and pictures about all the big cats who live on that continent.