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Broomsticks - Multiplicative Reasoning

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This is the broomsticks activity created by Ted Coe.

6/15/2016 Scott Adamson
7.RP.A.3 4.OA.A.1 4.OA.A.2 6.RP.A.3c HSN-Q.A.3 HSN-Q.A.1 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 8 HS 7 4 5 6 Activity

Linear Function Model - Blood Alcohol Content

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This is the PowerPoint version of the activity related to developing a linear function model for the context of BAC.

6/15/2016 Scott Adamson
8.F.A.3 8.F.B.4 8.F.B.5 HSF-IF.C.8 HSF-BF.A.1 HSF-LE.A.1a HSF-LE.A.1b MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 8 HS Activity

Quadratic Function Models - Fuel Efficiency Context

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A PowerPoint presentation associated with the context of fuel efficiency as related to speed in miles per gallon. The intent of the task is for students to articulate the meaning of the parameters (coefficients) of a quadratic function model.

6/15/2016 Scott Adamson
HSF-IF.C.7 HSF-IF.C.7a HSF-IF.C.9 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 8 HS Activity

Theoretical vs Empirical Probability-Dice Activity

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9/16/2016 Ashley Nicoloff
7.SP.C.6 7.SP.C.5 7.SP.C.8 7.SP.C.8b MP.1 MP.2 MP.4 MP.7 MP.8 7 Activity

M & M Variablility

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9/23/2016 Ashley Nicoloff
6.SP.B.4 6.SP.B.5 6.SP.B.5a 7.SP.A.1 7.SP.A.2 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.6 MP.8 6 7 Activity

NEW and IMPROVED Division of Fractions

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A NEW and IMROVED division of fractions activity designed to develop the...do I have to say it..."Keep Change Flip"...algorithm.  Includes student pages, teacher pages (with answers and description of the intended thinking) and a Smartpen pencast where I provide an overview/example of the intended thinking. Note that the pencast document comes in the form of a PDF - check out this for details as you need a PDF reader like Adobe Acrobat X in order to view the pencast. -http://www.livescribe.com/en-us/faq/online_help/Maps/Connect_Desktop/c_viewing-and-playing-a-pencast-pdf.html

10/7/2016 Scott Adamson
5.NF.B.3 5.NF.B.7 5.NF.B.7a 5.NF.B.7b 5.NF.B.7c 6.NS.A.1 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 5 6 7 8 Activity

Motivating Function Notation

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Pat Thompson, ASU Mathematics Educator, wrote an article titled "Why use f(x) when all we really mean is y?” (see below for a link to the article). This activity is designed to help motivate a need for function notation and uses desmos.com as a tool. http://pat-thompson.net/PDFversions/2013WhyF(x).pdf

10/8/2016 Scott Adamson
8.F.B.5 HSF-IF.A.2 HSF-IF.C.8 HSF-IF.C.9 HSF-BF.A.1 HSF-BF.B.4a MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 7 8 HS Activity

California Adventures- Central Tendency and Variation

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10/26/2016 Ashley Nicoloff
6.SP.B.5c 6.SP.A.3 6.SP.A.1 6.SP.B.5 6.SP.B.5a MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.6 MP.8 6 7 Activity

Multiplying Improper Fractions

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Instructional videos for multiplying mixed numbers/improper fractions. The intent is NOT to share the most efficient, compact way to multiply. The point is to make sense of multiplication. Part 1 - multiplying two digit whole numbers in context. Part 2 - multipying mixed numbers using the idea from Part 1

11/10/2016 Scott Adamson
5.NF.B.4 5.NF.B.4a 5.NF.B.6 6.NS.A.1 6.NS.B.2 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.7 5 6 7 Video

Tree Diagrams and Compound Probabilities

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Goal: The goal of this activity is for students to understand how to find probabilities of compound events by drawing tree diagrams and listing out sample spaces. Depending on the grade level, with or without replacement events can also be used and illustrated. Materials Needed: Each person in the group will need a copy of the worksheet.

11/16/2016 Ashley Nicoloff
7.SP.C.8 7.SP.C.8a 7.SP.C.8b MP.1 MP.4 MP.5 MP.8 6 7 8 Activity

Central Tendency and Measures of Dispersion

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Goal: The goal of this activity is to allow students the ability to practice data collection and find measures of central tendency and dispersion. Wrap up questions will also allow for an insight into how each of these calculations are related to one another. Materials needed: 12 small bags of M & M’s (they can be the fun size or regular packs), calculator and the M & M worksheet and answer sheet.

11/16/2016 Ashley Nicoloff
6.SP.B.5c 6.SP.B.5 7.SP.A.1 MP.1 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.8 6 7 8 Activity

Ice Cream and Temperature-Correlation Activity

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Goal: The goal of this activity is for students to graph the data on a scatterplot and discuss the relationship they see between ice cream and temperature. 

12/12/2016 Ashley Nicoloff
8.SP.A.2 8.SP.A.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.6 6 7 8 HS Activity

Outlier Activity

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Goal: The goal of this activity is for students to interpret measures of central tendency when an outlier is present. They will also be able to identify which value is an outlier and create a boxplot as well.

1/13/2017 Ashley Nicoloff
6.SP.A.2 6.SP.A.3 6.SP.B.4 6.SP.B.5c 6.SP.B.5d 6.SP.B.5 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.6 MP.7 5 6 7 8 HS Activity

Inferences about two populations

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Goal: The goal of this activity is for students to compare to samples from two different populations. They will make inferences based on what they find from their dot plot.

1/13/2017 Ashley Nicoloff
6.SP.A.2 6.SP.B.5 6.SP.B.5c 7.SP.B.4 7.SP.B.3 7.SP.A.1 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.8 5 6 7 8 HS Activity

Contingency Table Activity

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Goal: The goal of this activity is to read a table and gather data from it and use it to create a contingency table. Students will then be asked a series of questions discussing what they see when they create a contingency table and what are some of the benefits with using one.

1/26/2017 Ashley Nicoloff
8.SP.A.4 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 5 6 7 8 Activity

Understanding probability using a deck of cards

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This activity is to familiarize your students with a standard deck of cards. Have your students get into groups of 2 or 3 and walk them through the beginning part. You can chose to have your students simplify each probability as a fraction or round to the thousandths place. Hopefully the students will see that all of the probabilities they find will always be between 0 and 1 inclusive.

3/2/2017 Ashley Nicoloff
7.SP.C.5 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 5 6 7 8 HS Activity

AN algorithm for subtraction

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A 2nd grade student shared an algorithm for subtraction that was learned at home. This provides a great opportunity to make sense of mathematics! With a focus on place value, the algorithm can be made sense of by our students.  The PDF Pencast simply explains the algorithm...share it in class and use it as a context to make sense of math, develop number sense, focus on place value. NOTE: Adobe Reader DC (or equivalent) is needed to view the "video" aspect of this pencast PDF.

3/13/2017 Scott Adamson
2.NBT.A.1 2.NBT.A.1a 2.NBT.A.1b 2.NBT.A.4 2.NBT.B.5 2.NBT.B.7 2.NBT.B.9 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.6 MP.7 1 2 3 Video

Creating a Probability Model

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Goal: The goal of this activity is for students to grasp the understanding of how to put together a probability model for the rolling of a single die and also the sum of the rolls of two dice.

3/28/2017 Ashley Nicoloff
7.SP.C.5 7.SP.C.7 7.SP.C.7a 7.SP.C.7b 7.SP.C.8 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 5 6 7 8 HS Activity

Creating a histogram using temperatures

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Goal: The goal of the current activity is to have students read data from a map of the U.S., create a frequency table, answer questions and create a frequency histrogram.

4/7/2017 Ashley Nicoloff
6.SP.B.4 6.SP.B.5 6.SP.B.5a MP.1 MP.4 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 5 6 7 8 HS Activity