Math

11/16/2011
Building Math Skills: Fractions, Decimal, Percentage… And More!

Building Math Skills…. 4th and 5th Grade- Can be adapted for other grade levels.

I will share aspects of the Marvelous Musher lesson that was particularly enjoyable. Many of my lessons are hybrid and consist of resources located on the official…

Filed under Curriculum for the Classroom, Math, News and Information
08/27/2011
Curriculum for Classrooms

Iditarod Activity Book 2: Contains standards driven curriculum lessons in math, science, language arts, social studies, and other areas of study.
Iditarod Activity Book 3:  Contains Standards driven curriculum lessons in all content areas, applicable to most grade levels.
Iditarod…

Filed under 21st Century Skills, Art, Music, FACS, Indust Arts, Character Education, Curriculum for the Classroom, Integrated Curriculum, Language Arts, Literacy, Math, News and Information, Science, Service Learning Projects, Social Studies
03/30/2011
Iditarod Math Game by Piper Jones, AK

Iditarod Game
By Piper Jones, Anchorage, Alaska
Click here for a copy of this information in an easy print off format.
Click here for the IDITAROD GAME BOARD

Click here for sample math problems to use with this game.

You…

Filed under Math, News and Information
03/11/2011
Idita Math at Larson Elementary School, Alaska

We recently posted an article, Idita Math, a project from Larson Elementary School, Wasilla, Alaska.  Review the article at this link.
Review a news article about the school project at this link.
Quick summary of the project:  Students were challenged…

Filed under Academic Purpose, Curriculum for the Classroom, Idita Reads and Races, Math, News and Information
02/09/2011
Idita Math at Larson Elementary School

At Larson Elementary School, in Wasilla, Alaska, Idita-Math is an important family event!
On February 1, the school kicked off a month-long event that is designed to helps students improve math skills through an Idita-Math project.  More than 100 students,…

Filed under Curriculum for the Classroom, Idita Reads and Races, Math, News and Information
04/10/2010
From Virginia, Iditarod, Algebra, and Technology

Iditarod Based Education becomes a format for technology use by students and teachers.
Students use technology:

Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
Research and Information Fluency
Communication and Collaboration
Creativity and Innovation

Teachers use technology as an instructional too:…

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03/02/2010
Walk a Mile in My Shoes

by Sally Simon, Finalist for Target® 2011 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™
Today I learned a new meaning for “walk a mile in my shoes,” literally.
Under the direction of Sara Lamont, a kindergarten teacher from Wasilla, Alaska, the other…

Filed under Math, News and Information, Science, Teacher on the Trail™
02/25/2010
Iditarod: A Cross Curricular Approach

By Sally, Indiana
I use a cross-curricular approach to teaching the Iditarod.  I begin this unit in January using many of my own photographs and personal knowledge of Alaska (I’ve been there several times and LOVE it) Language arts includes…

Filed under Curriculum for the Classroom, Language Arts, Math, News and Information, Science, Social Studies
02/24/2010
Meet the Finalists for Target® 2011 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™

Finalists have been chosen for the Target® 2011 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™.  The finalists, Blynne Froke, Martha Dobson, and Sally Simon will be in Anchorage during the week before the start of the race to complete selection process activities…

Filed under Academic Purpose, Curriculum for the Classroom, Idita Reads and Races, Language Arts, Math, News and Information, Science, Social Studies, Teacher on the Trail™
01/13/2010
Meet the Applicants for Target® 2011 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™

Each year, the Iditarod Education Department accepts applications for the ‘next’  Target® Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™.  This year, five teachers applied for this educational teaching experience.  Meet each applicant and view a sample of their lessons.
Kim Busch, Montana…

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01/05/2010
Idita Kennel Activity

Idita-Kennel by Nancy Carroll
Students bring in a stuffed animal (dog) to place in our Idita-Kennel.  We use the dogs for all kinds of lessons throughout the race.  In ELA, after researching ‘Sled Dogs’ we write about different positive personality…

Filed under Integrated Curriculum, Math, Teacher Tips and Tools
12/16/2009
Iditarod Involves Teamwork! Teaching Does, Too!

By Sally Simon, Educational Journalist
In many ways teachers are islands unto themselves. They close the door and have a captive audience. They plan, teach, and assess. Sometimes they work with a colleague to create innovative curriculum, or have a…

Filed under Academic Purpose, Integrated Curriculum, Math, News and Information, Social Studies, Teacher Tips and Tools
10/12/2009
Iditarod 101 Data Collection and Analysis

Iditarod 101:  Data Collection and Analysis You Don’t Have to be a Geek, but it Helps By Sally R. Simon
Math – Data Collection, Graphing, and Analysis, Grades 5 and up.   Companion to this article,  Lesson Plan (PDF Doc.)
Video…

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10/12/2009
Curriculum Challenge Lessons

Congratulations to the 2009 Curriculum Challenge Winners!
Seven teachers provide lessons for elementary, secondary, and university level teachers to use with students.

Lesson packets are in PDF.

Susan Flahive, Virginia
Math: Ryan’s Dog Expenses Technology/Math, Using Excel Spreadsheets, 7th grade…

Filed under Curriculum for the Classroom, Integrated Curriculum, Language Arts, Math, Science
09/20/2009
Math and Science Activity Packet

Create an Iditarod Trail, design a catapult, work with maps, play a math-science game, and complete other activities.
The Scale of It All! Math and Science Activity Packet is for elementary and middle school students and was created by Julie…

Filed under Math, Science
09/12/2009
Math and Science Game

Grade Level:  Upper Elementary, Middle School and beyond.  (Math and Science Formulas)
Research to complete before playing the game.
Math or Science Game (PowerPoint)

Filed under Games and Activities, Math, Science
07/20/2009
30 Problems to Solve

FINNEY’S PROBLEMS of the DAY
By Finney (Andrea Auf der Heyde)

1. Three pieces of equipment were in the snow…..a gangline, a sled bag and a harness. They belong to Joseph, James and Jeffrey. James does not own the harness…

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06/05/2009
Pick a Math Standard: Design a Lesson

View a PDF documents showing how Alaska educator, Deanna Blazejewski, Special Education Teacher from Mount Iliamna Elementary is creating math lessons for students.
Click here!

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05/29/2009
Daily Math Challenge!

3rd Annual Idita-math Competition I currently have 96 students in my 6th grade math class.  This year, I decided to break them up into 6 equal teams.
Each team had 16 students and each team is given a team name…

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05/28/2009
Ikidarod Math! Racing Sleds in South Dakota

My name is Andy Johnson and I am teacher in Brandon, SD.  We have followed the Iditarod since I have been in Brandon and have been Iditarod Insider members the last two years.
We have created our own version of…

Filed under Idita Reads and Races, Math
05/27/2009
Idita-Math: Measurement of an Iditarod Sled Dog

Measuring an Iditarod Sled Dog
Measurement – Using non-standard and standard measurements for length, volume, weight, and time, using customary and metric units (Appropriate, with adaptations, for Kindergarten through 5th grade)
Click to view the PDF Lesson Plan
Deanna Blazejewski…

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05/27/2009
Idita-Math: Iditarod Animals: Weights and Measures

 Math Lesson:  IditarodAnimal Weights and Measures
Area (or easily adapted to only use Length) – Sled Dog Footprint (adapted from Audubon Zoo workshop)
Skills: Number sense, estimation, standard and non-standard area, polygon shapes, problem solving, graphing, and multiplication/division
Literature connection:…

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03/30/2009
Idita – PIE: PI: March 3:14

Enjoy this  math activity article written by Annalise Lecher. We did the activity in the 4th Grade accelerated math class I teach.  Students created an example of the Iditarod Trail in circular form.   The picture is  of the entire…

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02/17/2009
Before Heading NORTH, Head South: Penguins

Before heading “North to the Iditarod”, head “South” and learn about Penguins. She shares this article and lesson with our classrooms.
Laurie was a Finalist for Target® 2009 Iditarod Teacher on the TrailTM
To read all about this project, click…

Filed under Math, Science, Social Studies
12/17/2007
Strengthening Math Skills

Strengthen Math Skills
Are your students strengthening their skills in addition, multiplication, or perhaps estimation? Why not practice those skills using the data at the IditaRider Musher Auction section of the website. (CLICK HERE to view the auction data.)
Each…

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