Spotlight on Sources:
Welcome to Renzulli Learning’s Spotlight on Sources, some of our most engaging resources to excite and inspire your students!
Renzulli Learning has Enrichment Activities for every occasion and every subject! We know that engaged students are motivated students! This week we bring you some of our favorite Mathematics resources to enrich and engage your students.
Have students explore our favorite activities and then utilize Self-Assessments to share their experiences whether they are in person, virtual, or in a hybrid model! Students can find Self-Assessments by going to the Student Dashboard and selecting Self-Assessments or by viewing an Enrichment Activity and clicking “Self-Assessment.”
Check out a few of our favorite activities below!
What is the Biggest Number? - Videos and Podcast
What's the biggest number? Who was the first mathematician? Why is seven a lucky number? Why is fifth grade math so hard? We're tackling something new: questions about math! With us to offer some answers and some mind-blowing concepts is author Joseph Mazur.
Amazon River Boat Trip: Length and Time - Online Activities
Get ready for a canoe trip on the Amazon River! Help Diogo use flip flops to measure the lengths of some canoes! Next, measure distances on a map.Amazon River Boat Trip: Length and Time
Color the Larger Shape - Critical Thinking
A larger shape covers more area. Can you tell which shape is larger? Check out this worksheet to test your measurement skills.
Study the numbers on Buzzy Bee's honeycomb. Can you figure out the pattern? Can you fill in the empty spaces with the correct numbers?
13 Ways of Looking at a Half – Online Activities
Here is a little brain teaser just for you. It comes straight from the files of Dr. Marbles' hard drive. Did you know there are 13 ways a square can be divided in half? How is this possible? Click the link and find out!
Number Patterns: Interpreting Relationships – Videos and Podcasts
This video will demonstrate the points on a number line and interpret the patterns to discover the relationships.
This video describes how to combine like terms and offers several example problems of combining like terms with graphical blocks.
A polyhedron is defined as a geometric solid with flat faces and straight edges. At this page, you can see the 13 semi-regular platonic solids rotate including truncated tetrahedron, truncated cube, truncated octahedron, truncated dodecahedron, truncated icosahedron. Visit the page and see these strange geometric shapes.
This game tests what you know about inequalities! To identify an inequality, you must determine if one expression is larger, smaller, or equal to the other. You may choose a single player game or a tournament setting. You determine the number of questions presented in a single game!
You are invited to challenge your mind against some of IBM's best researchers! Do you want to take a crack at solving some interesting word problems? Check out these monthly brain bogglers to test your math skills. Can you beat the minds at IBM?
You probably use the quadratic formula all the time to solve quadratic equations. But do you know where that formula comes from and why it works? This video explains it all! Whether you perform the derivation for yourself or just watch, this resource will deepen your understanding.
Different planets have different orbits, so time passes at different rates on each planet. Did you know that you are a different age on Mercury than you are on Earth? Enter in your birthday to see what your age would be on each planet and when your next birthday is. You'll also find an explanation of why this is.
Each week, we will send you teaching suggestions and a few examples of our best and most popular resources. For more ideas to infuse enrichment activities with your curriculum, please visit the Unit Supplements on the Teacher Site, under “Teach.” We can also link these enrichment resources to your regular curriculum if you send us a theme or topic.
Thanks for being a part of the Renzulli Learning family and we hope you find these resources helpful.
Your Renzulli Learning Team