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Description
Examples
Sample Files
Features of the Tool
How-To Videos
PDFSupports


Description

The Notepad tool provides a vehicle for students to write solutions, sketch diagrams, create graphs and record their mathematical thinking.
Four backgrounds are available: blank paper, grid paper, isometric dot paper and lined paper.
Begin by choosing a background in either a windowed or non-windowed mode.
Opening Dialog English Opening Dialog French

The French localization of the tool is called "Bloc-Notes" and can be accessed using the switch language button at the top right of the opening dialog.

Access a wide variety of Annotation tools Annotation button to communicate thinking.
Insert picturesImport Picture button into the tool.
Work created in a mathies tool can be savedSave File button and openedOpen Button. A saved file can be shared with peers or submitted to a teacher. The file will contain all solution steps from start to finish.

Take a screenshot to use as part of a portfolio, presentation, web page, etc.

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Examples

Favourite Colour Bar Graph
Create Graphs
On desktop, click on the image above to open this file
Representations of 3 + 4
Create Multiple Representations
On desktop, click on the image above to open this file
Isometric drawing of a prism
Sketch 3D objects
Worked Pythagorean Theorem Problem
Write a solution
Settings Dialog
Configure Grids
Map of Lake Superior
Match a Grid to an Image
Fraction example
Demonstrate thinking
Pictograph
Use Multiple Images

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Double Decimal Number Line
Use unlabelled number lines with text labels to represent decimals.

Double Decimal Number Line Example
On desktop, click on the image above to open this file

Relay Race Problem
Lori is putting together a relay team to run a race.
She will complete 1/2 of the run. Her friend, Zach will complete 1/10 of the run.
If she asks some of her friends to run part of the run, what fraction of the run will each friend need to run?
Use a number line to represent the race and the different distances that were run.
Justify your thinking. (Fractions Learning Pathways Cell OP-D)

Fraction Race Problem 1
On desktop, click on the image above to open this file
Adjust the number of divisions to think about different ways to partition the number line.
Fraction Race Problem 2
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Linear Expressions
Adjust the initial value and/or the interval size to explore various linear expressions.
Notice the connection between composition of functions and order of operations.

Stacked Number Lines showing linear expressions
On desktop, click on the image above to open this file

Graphing
Use number lines to quickly create axes.

Graph of three linear functions
On desktop, click on the image above to open this file
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Plot Points and Extrapolate

Graph of the percent of Lake Erie frozen
On desktop, click on the image above to open this file

Pythagorean Triples
Use the annotation rulers to determine the length of the hypotenuse in terms of grid squares.
In this file, the window size may need to be adjusted so that the ruler exactly matches the grid background as in this image.

Pythagorean Triples
On desktop, click on the image above to open this file

Base Ten
Use the annotation grid to mimic base ten materials.
Copy the flat, rods or unit grids to represent various numbers. Shade parts of the grids using the annotation tools.

Base ten materials
On desktop, click on the image above to open this file
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Granola Bar Problem

Sky has 3 granola bars to share with her friends. She'd like to give each person 2/3 of a bar.
How many friends can Sky share with?

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Sample Work - Grade 5 student


Student work sample
Student work sample
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Grade 2/3 Pumpkin Activity


In groups of 4 students weighed and measured pumpkins. They then estimated and counted the number of seeds and filled out a collective table.
The picture was imported into the Notepad to show how students were grouping their seeds by 10s to make counting easier.
Pumpkin weight data

After completing the data collection, a screenshot was taken which can then be imported into the Notepad.
This is an example of a graph that could be created by intermediate students based on data collected above.
Pumpkin weight graph
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Dividing Fractions Using a Number Line


This video was developed by Dave Petro and Gisele Jobin from Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board.
Thanks for sharing!


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Sample Files (for v2.0.0 and beyond)

To access a sample file:
See the File Operations page for more details.

Sample
Click to open in the tool - desktop only
URL
Type or copy into Open WWW text box, or
save locally by right-clicking or hard-pressing
Double Decimal Number Line

Double Decimal Number Line Example
https://mathies.ca/files/examples/NP_DecimalDoubleNumberLine.xml
Relay Race

Fraction Race Problem 1
https://mathies.ca/files/examples/NP_RelayRace.xml
Linear Expressions

Stacked Number Lines showing linear expressions
https://mathies.ca/files/examples/NP_FunctionNumberlineEx.xml
Graphing

Graph of three linear functions
https://mathies.ca/files/examples/NP_LinearGraphingExample3Lines.xml
Extrapolation

Graph of the percent of Lake Erie frozen
https://mathies.ca/files/examples/NP_LakeErie2018.xml
Pythagorean Triples

Pythagorean Triples
https://mathies.ca/files/examples/NP_PythagoreanTriples.xml
Multiple Representations

Representations of 3 + 4
https://mathies.ca/files/examples/NP_Ex1.xml
Favourite Colour Graphing

Favourite Colour Bar Graph
https://mathies.ca/files/examples/NP_Ex2.xml
Base Ten

Base ten materials
https://mathies.ca/files/examples/NP_BaseTen.xml
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Features of the Tool

Button Description
Settings Button

Settings


Show the settings dialog to:
  • adjust the background type (grid, blank, isometric or lined) and colour
  • customize the various backgrounds including line/dot thickness and colour, number of rows and columns and windowed vs non-windowed options
  • save and open files (see File Operations for more details)
Information button

Information


Shows a dialog with a link to this support page, a feedback form as well as copyright details and version number.
English button French button

English / French


Switch between English and French.
Reset button

Reset


Delete all work and return the tool to its starting state.
Insert an image button

Insert Image Button


Insert images into the tool. More details. See an example of importing a Geoboard image.
Layering button

Layering Button


Swap the background and image layers.
Annotation drawing tools panel

Annotation Panel



Use elements of this panel to draw, write and type.
The wide variety of Annotation Tools can be used to communicate thinking.
Several new drawing objects have been added as of Fall 2017.
Copy button

Copy


Make a copy of the selected objects.
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How - To Videos

Videos are provided in two formats to allow for use on a greater variety of browsers and devices.
Exploring the Basic Functionality
Note: There have been significant improvements made to the annotation tools since the video was produced. The annotation video referred to in the video is not available. See the annotation support page instead.
Not working? Try mp4 format
Video Script

PDF Supports

mathies Notepad Learning Tool Tip Sheet
Focusing on the Fundamentals of Math - A Teacher's Guide
Connecting Fundamental Math Concepts with mathies.ca (Draft)
Visit EDUGAINS for various Manipulative Sheets.
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