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Welcome to CMASE Math

from the STEM Center for Math & Science Education (CMASE)

346 N. West Avenue 

 WAAX 202, 1 University

Fayetteville, AR 72701

V:  479-575-3875    F:479-575-5680

CMASE  Website http://cmase.uark.edu   

Teresa Ellis-Stevenson, Mathematics Specialist

Email: tellisst@uark.edu


                                     Lynne Hehr, CMASE Director                 Shawn Bell, CMASE Science Specialist

Email: lhehr@uark.edu                                               Email: 

     Wiki:  cmase.pbwiki.com                                         Wiki:  cmasescience.pbwiki.com













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P R O F E S S I O N A L    D E V E L O P M E N T    S E C T I O N    B E L O W




All CMASE PD is ADE approved!! 


SPRING 2014 MATH Professional Development…

CMASE Night: Decimals, Decimals, Decimals!!! (4th-6th grade Common Core)
Monday, March 10, 2014   
Time: 5 to 8:00pm
Location: CMASE, 346 N. West Ave., Room #202, Fayetteville, AR
Registration Fee *: $25

Your students would never believe these descriptions of Decimals:  Decimals are Delightful!  Decimals are Dandy!  Decimals are Down-right FUN!!! Maybe as a teacher you don’t believe that either.  Attend this 3 hour PD session and Develop a new Direction for Dazzling your students with DECIMALS!  This will include the concepts of reading and writing decimals, adding decimals, fractions to decimals to percents, equivalency, comparing decimals, etc.

Registration Fee includes light supper beginning at 4:45pm, workshop materials, and 3 hours of ADE-approved professional development.

Registration link


SUMMER 2014 MATH Professional Development…

 Thinking Mathematically for 6th-8th Grade Teachers


After two very successful years, the Center for Math & Science Education is again offering Thinking Mathematically for Middle Level math teachers (Grades 6-8th).  Dr. Laura Kent, Rachel Carethers, & Tammy Guthrie will supply the training which is scheduled for July 28-30, 2014.


Thinking Mathematically YEAR 2 GROUP: This is open for those who have completed Year 1 of the Thinking Mathematically training.

(Click to download pre-registration form for Year 2 training)


Thinking Mathematically YEAR 1 GROUP: This will be a NEW group for teachers who are wanting to begin Thinking Mathematically training.

(Click to download info and pre-registration form for NEW Year 1 training)



P R O F E S S I O N A L    D E V E L O P M E N T    S E C T I O N    A B O V E

Where is CMASE?       How do you get there?     Where do you park?


Directions: Located in Fayetteville, AR at 346 N. West Ave. between Dickson & Lafayette Streets. It's the older 3-story red brick building across from On the Rocks. Enter from the back of the building and the Center is immediately inside the door. Main office: #202.


Parking:  City parking FREE ON WEEKDAYS UNTIL 2pm.  Must use PAY city parking after 2pm and weekends. NO PARKING IN UNIVERSITY LOTS WITHOUT A PERMIT, except as stated below! 


The University lots around the building are available for PAY CITY PARKING after 5pm on weekdays. Free weekends UNTIL 2PM ONLY!  

Cathy's Lessons & Presentations to SHARE: click on the "BLUE" links below 

(If changes or corrections are needed please notify me...I have no problem admitting mistakes!!)

GREEN means Common Core Aligned


Several fraction lessons aligned to 3rd Grade Common Core

Fractions CC 3rd Grade.ppt (Common Core 3.NF.1,2,3 and 3.G.2)  

Fraction Number line math.pptx (Common Core 3.NF.1, 2, 3)

Pairing Off Fractions Cuisenaire rods.pdf (from Learning Resources) (Common Core 3.NF.1 & 3)

  Fraction Pattern Block Thinkcards.pdf  (from Creative Teaching Associates)   (Common Core 2.NF.1.

Don't re-create things for every lesson...THREE Lessons in One!! Review the previous lesson each time you pull this out.

A Fraction lesson/Capacity lesson/Geometry lesson...Use one or use all. Grades K-4

Fraction-Gallon-Geometry Man.ppt  (Common Core: 1.G.3 and others…not fully aligned)


Area, Surface Area, Volume, 3-D Views:

Smoothie Box Task from MARS (Math Assessment Resource Service)

Smoothie Box Task Area,Surface Area,Volume CCSS6.G.docx (Common Core 6.G)

Mayan Pyramids.ppt (Common Core: Math Practices 1,2,4,7,8....Standards 4.MD.3, 5MD.1, 5.MD.3-5, 6.RP.3d, 6.G.2, 7.RP.1, 7.G.6, 8.G.9)



 Place Value Football Math.ppt (Common Core 5.NBT.3)

Ordering Decimals.pdf (Common Core 4.NF.5 & 7 and 5.NF.3b)

Build Your Own Tostada...Adding Decimals (Common Core 5.NBT.7 & 3b)

Adding Decimals Build Your Own Tostada.pptx  Adding Decimals Student sheet Build Your Own Tostada.pdf

Other Decimal Activities

High Number Toss.pdf High-Number Toss Score Sheet Whole Numbers & Decimals.docx

Number Top-It.pdf

Fraction...Decimal...Percent cards.xls

Fraction...Decimal...Percent cards.xls


For Frac-Tac-Toe and High Number Toss, use the following number cards

0 to 20 Number Cards.xlsx 0 to 10 number cards.pdf


Cowboy Math Metric Measurement, Estimation & Conversions (Common Core 3.MD.2 & 5.MD.1)

(Cross-Curriculum Lessons for Math, Science, Social Studies, & Art

 Cowboy Measurement.ppt ... (Hats for these activities can be found at Dollar Tree and Dollar Daze in Fayetteville or contact CMASE to check out materials)

Cowboy Math Posters.pptx


Fall Math Fun!  

Colors of Pumpkins Data sheets.ppt PreK-2  (Common Core PreK.3.10, PreK..3.15, PreK.3.22, K.CC.5, K.CC.6, K.MD.2, K.MD.3)     

The Order of Pumpkins on the Fence.ppt K-3 (Common Core K.G.1)

Apples A Peel to Me Graphs.ppt Data...K-3 (Common Core PreK3.10, PreK.3.15 - 16, PreK.22, K.MD.3, 1.MD.4)

Fall Word Puzzles (fractions).ppt  Grades 2-6 (Common Core: 3.NF.1, 3.NF.3.a.b, 4.NF.3.a.b, 4.NF.4.a)

Peter's Pumpkin Patch.pdf  (Common Core 4.OA.4, 4.OA.5)

   Pumpkin & apple outlines.doc(for use with Apples A Peel to Me, Pumpkin Logic, & other pumpkin activities)

Leaf Symmetry.ppt  (Common Core 4.G.3)

Place Value Football Math.ppt  Grades 4-6 (Common Core 5.NBT.3) 

Fall transformations & coordinate geometry.ppt Grade 8-HS Geometry  (Common Core: 8.G.1.a, 8.G.3)  


---The three items below are all a part of Home for the Holidays, a Thanksgiving themed lesson---

HomefortheHolidays Powerpoint.ppt Algebraic Data Investigation Grades 5-12

Home for the Holidays Algebraic Data Investigation.doc (Common Core: Worksheets 1 & 2...5.MD.1; 5.G.2;

6.RP.1; 6.EE.9/Independent&Dependent Variables)

(Common Core: Entire lesson...8.SP.1, 8.SP.2, 8.SP.3; Alg. I: S.ID.5, S.ID.6a, S.ID.6b, S.ID.6c, S.ID.7)

Home for the Holidays Algebraic Data Investigation with Calculator Instructions.doc (Common Core: Worksheets 1 & 2...5.MD.1; 5.G.2; 6.RP.1; 6.EE.9/Independent&Dependent Variables)

(Common Core: Entire lesson...8.SP.1, 8.SP.2, 8.SP.3; Alg. I: S.ID.5, S.ID.6a, S.ID.6b, S.ID.6c, S.ID.7, S.ID.8,S.ID.9)


Newly Aligned to Common Core K-3

Teaching Time Analog & Digital.pptx (Common Core: 1.MD.3; 2.MD.7)

Easter Egg Addition & Eggs in a Carton (Common Core:Pk. 3.14, Pk. 3.15, Pk.3.16, Pk.3.22; K.CC.4-7, K.OA.1-5, K.MD.2)

K-2 Frogs Number line math.pptx  (Common Core: K.CC.4c, K.CC.7, K.OA.2, K.OA.4,1.OA.1, 1.OA.2, 1.OA.5, 1.NBT.3)

Estimation, Number Comparison, Place Value & data Collection.pptx (Common Core:  K.CC.4, K.CC.5, K.CC.6, K.CC.7, K.MBT.1, 1.NBT.2, 1.NBT.3, 2.NBT.1, 2.NBT.4.  Extension...Slide 5: K.MD.3, 1.MD.4, 2.MD.10)


K & Up Geometry Order of things in the Rain Forest.pptx

K-3 Geometry Modeling & Partitioning in the Rain Forest.pptx

Grade 3 - 4 Rain Forest Fraction Stories.pptx

Grades 3 & Up Rain Forest Fraction Words.pptx

Grades 1-2 Time in the Rain Forest.pptx





 Math/Social Studies/Science Connections...Flags & Airplanes (6th-8th)   

***Measurement, %, Area, Equations, Tables, Fractions to Decimals, Rounding & Comparing Decimals, Problem Solving, Integers, Solving Unknowns   



Ratio Foot to Arm Graphing Calculator Lesson...Slope,Data Collection,Trend Line, etc (8th-Algebra)

Ratio foot to arm activity.ppt


Guess My Rule Function Game & Cards (Grades 6-8)

guess my rule game & cards.pdf


Compare the Function Cards (Grades 8-Algebra)

Factoring Activities.pdf


Factoring Games and Activities (Grades 6-8)

Factoring Activities.pdf


Math & Literacy Connection...Eighteen Flavors by Shel Silverstein (7th-Alg I...Linear Equations, Line of best fit, inquiry

Eighteen flavors poem.ppt  

Eighteen Flavors Lesson.pdf


Manipulative Lessons...Great Lessons for the Visual & Tactile Learners...for Classroom, Intervention, Tutoring, After School Programs, etc...Multi Grades (Elem. Middle. HS)


Domino Fraction Domination(1).ppt

Domino Relations.ppt

MeasuresCentralTendancies Bar & Circle Graphs SnapCubes & GraphPaper.pptx

Positive & Negative 2ColorCounters.pptx

Properties 3-D shapes PatternBlocks.pptx

Spatial Visualization SnapCubes.pptx


Classifying Triangles & More Class Lesson...using Shape Up!...Grades 4-7

Classifying Triangles & More (Grades 4-7).ppt


Understanding Proportional Resoning With Manipulatives...Grades 6-8

Getting Started With Porpotional Reasoning

Getting Started With Proportional Reasoning.doc

Proportional Reasoning With Probability..Using Colored Blocks

 Proportional Reasoning & Probability.doc

A Mosaic Sculpture...Using Spatial Visualization Tiles

Mosaic Tiles patterns.pdf Proportions with Mosaic Tiles.pdf

Proportions Game Cards

Proportions Game Cards.xls

Stations for Exploring Proportional Reasoning...Using Measurement & Geometric Shapes

Stations for Exploring Proportional Relationships.pdf Line Segments Exploring Proportional Relatonships.pptx

Fraction & Proportional Thinking With Pattern Blocks

Fractional & Proportional Thinking With Pattern Blocks.pptx Fraction Equivalence with Pattern Blocks.pdf


Fractions...Fractions...Fractions...Grades K-6 

Fractions, Fractions, Fractions.ppt


Domino Fractions...Includes Equivalent Fractions, Compare Fractions, Add Fractions, Mixed Numbers: Grades 4-8

 Domino Fraction Domination.ppt 


3D Orthographic Views Student Sheet with Arkansas Released Items...7th, 8th, & HS Geometry

to be used with GIZMOS 3D and Orthographic Views-Activity B (www.explorelearning.com)

Orthographic Views Activity B w Released Items.pdf

Orthographic Views Activity B w Released Items.doc


Geometry EOC Prep...HS Geometry

Geometry EOC Prep.ppt

Frequency of Geometry State Released Items 2001 2009.doc

GeoMeas Definition Boards.xls

GeometryMeasurement I have, who has cards.xls

What Shape Am I handouts.doc

What Shape am I Poster Cards.doc


Teaching Across the Curriculum: Math & Social Studies *NOTE: FEBRUARY CALENDAR WILL NEED TO BE UPDATED FOR CURRENT YEAR

February(President's Day) "Birthday Candle Data"...Grades 1-3

(Venn Diagrams, Pictogram, Vertical & Horizontal Bar Graphs)

February Birthday Candle Data Elementary.ppt (Common Core: 1.MD.4, 2.MD.10, 3.MD.4 and others)

Full Size Candles, Cover & Worksheets.ppt

Cover & Worksheets to fit USA diecut book.pdf (for use with USA diecut...ACCUCUT B1536JA)


Elementary Probability using Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs...Theoretical and Experimental...Grades 3-6

Probability Lesson using Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.ppt

Student Sheets for Probabililty lesson.ppt

ProbabilityLessonPlan-Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs .doc


Associative Property with Manipulatives...Grades 4-7

Associative Property.ppt


Dot the Dates...Elapsed Time, Grades 4-7

Dot the Days Calendar Activity Lesson Guide.doc

Dot the Dates Calendar.ppt


Algebra Bingo...Algebra I/Algebra II

Algebra Bingo Student Sheets.pdf

Algebra Bingo Game Cards.pdf

Algebra Bingo Directions&Master Calling Card with Answers.ppt

Algebra Bingo Calling Cards with Answers.pdf


City of Graphville...Algebra I/Algebra II 

(from Ron Edwards/Marshall High School)

City of Graphville - (Graphing).docx

Honorary Engineer Award.pptx


Finding Pi...using Circumference & the Dragon of Pi, by Cindy Neuschwander

Great for Pi Day (3/14...March 14th or the 314th day of the year Nov. 9 or 10)

Email cej001@uark.edu for more information about this lesson  (Grades 7-up)


Rectangle Ratios Questioning supplement to AIMS lesson from Proportional Reasoning...Grades 6-9

Rectangle Ratios.ppt 

Rectangle Families Open Response.pdf (Targeted specifically for 8th Grade)


MathLINKS 7-8 Day 1 Class Activities...Grades 7-8

Algebra as a Generalization of Number.ppt 


Butterfly Transformations Class Lesson...Grades 4-6

Butterfly Symetry & Transformations[1].ppt


Geometry Challenge Lessons...4th-5th grades

4th & 5th Grade Geometry Challenge.ppt


"Will a Meteorite Hit Your City?"...Theoretical and Experimental Probability 

Will a Meteorite Hit Your City.ppt (Grades 7-12)

Red Hot Drop Lesson Plan.doc

TI 84 calculator program...REDHOT 84.8xp

TI 73 calculator program...REDHOT 73.73p


Measures of Central Tendancies...5th-8th Grades 

Measures of central tendencies.ppt


Theoretical & Experimental Probability...3rd-6th Grades

Probability Lesson using Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.pp


"Now Showing: SHAPES in 2- and 3-D"...Grades 7-10  

Now Showing SHAPES in 2D & 3D.ppt 

cylinder net.doc 










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