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This powerpoint presentation for Earth Day Mathematics Lesson touches on many mathematical concepts such as volume, estimation, mean (average), measurement, and unit conversion. Students work in cooperative groups to find the approximate volume of rubber that a small business has 'rescued' from a local landfill. Alternate application ideas provided.
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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
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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.
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