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Rule Time: Salute to Brakes

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This project involves a movie that was written by, directed by, and starring Scott Adamson and Trey Cox. The focus of the project is making sense of the idea of quadratic functions from a rate of change perspective. First, watch Part 1 with your class. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2huVGJXnH8 Then watch Part 2 after the problem has been resolved. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KStlLsmURcw

9/8/2014 Scott Adamson
8.F.A.1 8.F.A.2 HSF-IF.A.1 HSF-IF.A.2 HSF-IF.B.4 HSF-IF.B.6 HSF-IF.C.7 HSF-IF.C.7a HSF-BF.A.1 HSF-BF.B.4a MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 8 HS Activity

Rule Time: Salute to Sports!

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The purpose of this module is to help students learn important applied mathematical concepts regarding exponential and logistic functions. Students will also learn how to graph and interpret exponential (and logistic, if desired) functions. The unique element of this lesson is the use of video to generate interest in the students and motivate the content through interactive technology, humor, and cooperative learning. Students are encouraged to work together and help each other “make sense” of the activities. You will need these video clips: Part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUavijWEwaQ Part 2 (after the problem situation is resolved) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfGj7Ik7Zao

9/11/2014 Trey Cox
HSA-CED.A.1 HSA-REI.D.11 HSF-IF.A.2 HSF-IF.B.4 HSF-IF.B.5 HSF-IF.C.7e HSF-IF.C.9 HSF-LE.A.1 HSF-LE.A.1a HSF-LE.A.2 HSF-LE.B.5 MP.1 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 HS Video

Dimensional Analysis: Using the Idea of Identity Multiplication

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Reflecting over my years of teaching, I have found that students are challenged by what would seem to be an easy question – “How do we convert from one unit of measure to another?” When confronted with this type of question, I have come to recognize that many students fall back on relying on a procedure that they try to recall.

9/11/2014 Trey Cox
5.MD.A.1 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.5 5 Activity

Subtracting Integers

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This is a series of lessons fouced on Making sense of integer subtraction using number lines, patterns, and the chip model It contains two activities and homework Part 1 - Number lines and Patterns Part 2 - Chip Model Homework To see a related video, go to: http://vimeo.com/71450580

9/23/2014 Scott Adamson
6.NS.C.5 6.NS.C.6 6.NS.C.6a 6.NS.C.6c 6.NS.C.7 6.NS.C.7a 6.NS.C.7b 6.NS.C.7c 6.NS.C.7d 7.NS.A.1 7.NS.A.1a 7.NS.A.1b 7.NS.A.1c 7.NS.A.1d 7.NS.A.3 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 6 7 8 Activity

Yellow Starburst - Dan Meyer Three Act Task

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This lesson is designed to introduce students to probability using Dan Meyer's three-act-task, Yellow Starburst. After viewing a brief introductory video clip, students are asked to determine how many Starburst packs have exactly one yellow Starburst and how many packs will have exactly two yellow Starbursts.

9/24/2014 Trey Cox
7.SP.A.2 7.SP.C.6 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 7 Activity

Fraction Operations and Initial Decimal Ideas

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This is a series of lessons from the Rational Number Project (http://www.cehd.umn.edu/ci/rationalnumberproject/rnp2.html) including teacher notes, activities ready to be copied. The Rational Number Project (RNP) is a cooperative research and development project funded by the National Science Foundation. Project personnel have been investigating children’s learning of fractions, ratios, decimals and proportionality since 1979. This book of fraction lessons is the product of several years of working with children in classrooms as we tried to understand how to organize instruction so students develop a deep, conceptual understanding of fractions. You may pick and choose the lessons that you would like to try and do not need to complete them all in order.

10/10/2014 Scott Adamson
5.NF.A.1 5.NF.A.2 5.NF.B.3 5.NF.B.4 5.NF.B.4a 5.NF.B.4b 5.NF.B.5 5.NF.B.5a 5.NF.B.5b 5.NF.B.6 5.NF.B.7 5.NF.B.7a 5.NF.B.7b 5.NF.B.7c 6.NS.A.1 6.NS.B.3 AZ.6.NS.C.9 7.NS.A.2 7.NS.A.3 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 5 6 7 Lesson

Now THAT'S Some Gas Mileage!

This activity involves working with percentages and is connected with the ACCR Standards at the sixth and seventh grade levels.

10/16/2014 Lynda Boepple
6.RP.A.3c 7.RP.A.3 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.6 6 7 Activity

Spreading Rumors!

Welcome to Rumor Middle School! News at Rumor Middle School travels quickly! Use the information presented in the problem to determine how many kids will know a rumor an hour and ten minutes after the first person shared it.  Then, find what time it will be when over 4,000 students know the rumor! Stick with it! Use multiple strategies, and be ready to share and defend your work!

10/16/2014 Lynda Boepple
5.OA.B.3 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.7 MP.8 5 6 7 8 Activity

Pythagorean Theorem Investigation: It's As Easy As… a, b, c

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Oftentimes, the Pythagorean Theorem is taught from the standpoint of, "Here is the formula, let's practice finding the lengths of the sides of triangles!" without helping students understand or develop the relationships between the sides on their own. This activity helps students experience those relationships using multiple approaches, prove why the theorem is true, and practice using it. 

10/19/2014 Trey Cox
8.G.B.6 8.G.B.7 8.G.B.8 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.7 8 Activity

A Motorcycle Transaction

Myles purchases two motorcycles without his mother's permission. She makes him sell them. You will determine if he made a profit or a loss in this buying and selling transaction. Concepts: percent to decimal conversion, finding the percent of a number, and calculating the percent of change.

10/20/2014 Lynda Boepple
6.RP.A.3c 7.RP.A.3 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.6 MP.7 6 7 Activity

Piggy Bank Ca$h!

Meredith has LOTS of one dollar bills in her piggy bank, and she discovers something special when she stacks the bills in piles of 5, 6, and 8 bills. Find a pattern to answer some questions about what will happen if she stacks the bills in piles of 9. 

10/28/2014 Lynda Boepple
AZ.4.OA.A.3.1.a 4.OA.C.5 4.NBT.B.6 5.NBT.B.6 6.NS.B.2 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 4 5 6 Activity

A Coin Conundrum!

Figure out how many nickels and how many quarters Jamie has if you also know the total value of the coins. Then, take the problem to a whole new level by mixing in several dimes. Now THIS is a real coin conundrum!

10/31/2014 Lynda Boepple
7.EE.B.4 8.EE.C.8c HSA-REI.C.6 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 7 8 HS Activity

An AREA Riddle

Knowing the perimeter of a certain rectangle, see if you can figure out what the area of the rectangle might be. Then, discover what happens to the area when the perimeter of the rectangle doubles...

11/4/2014 Lynda Boepple
4.MD.A.3 6.G.A.1 7.G.A.1 7.G.B.6 7.RP.A.1 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 4 6 7 Activity

Fantastic Fruit!

Algebra at its finest! The weights of several different fruits are being compared in this problem. Use the given information to state the weight of various fruits in terms of the other fruit...

11/5/2014 Lynda Boepple
8.F.A.2 8.EE.C.8b 8.EE.C.8c 8.EE.C.8 HSA-REI.C.6 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 8 HS Activity

Proving the Pythagorean Theorem with Geogebra

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The Pythagorean theorem is one of the most important concepts in all of mathematics. This activity uses Geogebra to help students see why the relationship between the sides of a right triangle are as they are. 

11/13/2014 Trey Cox
8.G.B.6 8.G.B.7 MP.1 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 8 Activity

College Success - Comparing Two Populations

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In this task, students are able to conjecture about the differences in the two groups from a strictly visual perspective and then support their comparisons with appropriate measures of center and variability. This will reinforce that much can be gleaned simply from visual comparison of appropriate graphs, particularly those of similar scale. Students are also encouraged to consider how certain measurements and observation values from one group compare in the context of the other group. 

11/13/2014 Trey Cox
7.SP.B.3 7.SP.B.4 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 7 Activity

Sochi Olympics - Junior High Math Contest

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This is the 2013 Chandler-Gilbert Community College Junior High Math Contest Team Project. You may use all or just parts of it as it contains lots of different math topics including: The idea of AVERAGE The idea of AVERAGE SPEED and GRAPHS of LINEAR FUNCTIONS The idea of CREATING and INTERPRETING BOX and WHISKER PLOTS  The idea of SLOPE The idea of ANGLE The idea of PERCENT Look at the project and decide what parts your students are ready to tackle...and HAVE FUN!

11/18/2014 Scott Adamson
6.RP.A.1 6.RP.A.3 7.RP.A.3 6.SP.B.4 8.EE.B.5 8.F.A.3 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 7 6 8 Activity

Mathematics and Advertising

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This activity is from the 2011 CGCC Junior High Math Contest Team Project. You may pick and choose which parts of the project to use or use it all! Percent increase/decrease and Area of circles The Counting Principle Pythagorean Theorem and Ratios

11/19/2014 Scott Adamson
7.RP.A.3 7.G.B.4 7.G.B.6 8.G.B.7 7.RP.A.2 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 7 8 Activity

Sunsplash

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This is a series of activities from the 2007 CGCC Excellence in Math Junior High Contest Team Project.  You can pick and choose which parts of the project you want to use or do them all! Volume and converting of units Circumference and average speed Understanding average speed Readiing and interpreting line graphs Volume of a cylinder and rates

11/19/2014 Scott Adamson
6.G.A.4 6.RP.A.3 7.RP.A.1 7.G.B.4 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 6 7 8 Activity

Solving Systems of Linear Equations

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This is a lesson to introduce the idea of solving systems of equations using graphical methods and substitution.  The goal is to help students to make sense of the meaning of the solution to a system and to make sense of what it means to substitute.

11/21/2014 Scott Adamson
8.EE.C.8b 8.EE.C.8a 8.EE.C.8 8.EE.C.8c MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 7 8 Activity