Rating  Views  Title  Posted Date  Contributor  Common Core Standards  Grade Levels  Resource Type  

Solving Systems of Linear EquationsThis 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  
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  
SRS vs. Convenience Sample in the Gettysburg AddressStudents have an interesting view of what a random sample looks like. They often feel that just closing their eyes and picking “haphazardly” will be enough to achieve randomness. This lesson should remove this misconception. Students will be allowed to pick words with their personal definition of random and then forced to pick a true simple random sample and compare the results. 
9/4/2014 
Trey Cox

6.SP.A.1 6.SP.B.4 6.SP.B.5 7.SP.A.1 7.SP.A.2 MP.1 MP.4 MP.5  6 7  Activity  
Steeper, Faster, Division, and SlopeWhat does "steeper" mean? What does "faster" mean? And how do these ideas connect to the idea of linear functions? This 3part series explores these questions and helps students to understand why we divide when computing slope and what proportional correspondence has to do with it all! 
2/20/2015 
Scott Adamson

7.RP.A.1 7.RP.A.2 7.RP.A.2b 7.RP.A.2c 7.RP.A.2d 8.F.A.1 8.F.A.3 8.F.B.4 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8  7 8 HS  Activity  
Straighten up and Fly Right!The purpose of this lesson is to allow the students gather data in a fun way and answer a statistical question through analysis of the data. Students will fly paper airplanes and analyze the data to determine which style of plane flies longer. 
4/1/2015 
Trey Cox

6.SP.A.2 6.SP.A.3 6.SP.B.4 6.SP.B.5 6.SP.B.5a 6.SP.B.5b 6.SP.B.5c 6.SP.B.5d MP.1 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5  6  Activity  
Subtracting IntegersThis 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  
Sugar Packets  Dan Meyer Three Act TaskThe question is simple: How many sugar packets are in a soda bottle? The lesson hooks students immediately with the initial video clip of a man sitting in a restaurant downing packets of sugar oneafteranother! The mathematics involved is proportional reasoning. 
9/5/2014 
Trey Cox

6.RP.A.3 6.RP.A.3a 6.RP.A.3b 6.RP.A.3d 7.RP.A.2 7.RP.A.2a 7.RP.A.2b MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5  6 7  Video  
SunsplashThis 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  
Survivor  Mathematics!Students will apply their understanding of linear and quadratic functions to solve a Survivor challenge! 
9/8/2014 
Scott Adamson

8.F.A.3 8.F.B.4 8.F.B.5 HSACED.A.2 HSACED.A.1 HSAREI.B.4 HSAREI.B.3 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6  8 7 HS  Activity  
System of InequalitiesStudents create a system of inequalities given certain reallife conditions and then find solutions of their system that would fit their scenario. 
6/5/2014 
Tami Carr

HSAREI.D.12 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7  HS  Activity  
Talking TwoWay TablesWhen analysis of categorical data is concerned with more than one variable, a twoway table (also known as a contingency table) can be used. These tables provide a foundation for statistical inference, where statistical tests question the relationship between the variables based on the data observed. This activity begins to explore statistical inference and testing. 
4/10/2015 
Trey Cox

8.SP.A.4 HSSID.B.5 MP.1 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5  8 HS  Activity  
Tesla Roadster Loan

1/3/2018 
Linda Meng

7.RP.A.2c 7.RP.A.3 6.RP.A.3b 6.RP.A.3c 6.EE.B.6 6.EE.C.9 7.EE.B.4a 7.EE.B.4 7.EE.B.3 MP.1 MP.3 MP.4 MP.8  7  Activity  
Tesla Roadster Trip

1/3/2018 
Linda Meng

6.RP.A.3 6.RP.A.3b 6.RP.A.3d 7.RP.A.1 7.RP.A.2 MP.1 MP.4 MP.5 MP.7  6 7  Activity  
The Forest ProblemStudents want to know why they would ever use a sampling method other than a simple random sample. This lesson visually illustrates the effect of using a simple random sample (SRS) vs. a stratified random sample. Students will create a SRS from a population of apple trees and use the mean of the SRS to estimate the mean yield of the trees. Students will then create a stratified random sample from the same population to again estimate the yield of the trees. The use of the stratified random sample is to control for a known source of variation in the yield of the crop, a nearby forest. 
9/4/2014 
Trey Cox

6.SP.A.1 6.SP.B.4 6.SP.B.5 7.SP.A.1 7.SP.A.2 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7  6 7  Activity  
Theoretical vs Empirical ProbabilityDice Activity

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  
Thinking About ExponentsThe idea of negative exponents and zero as an exponent is a problem that persists with students into a college calculus class. What is, for example, 24 and why? This activity is designed to help students to make sense of exponents from a realworld context. By the way, I plan to follow this up with an extension including rational exponents like 21/2. 
10/23/2014 
Scott Adamson

8.EE.A.1 6.EE.A.1 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8  6 7 HS 8  Activity  