# Applying Mathematical Reasoning Teacher Resources

Make sense of the world around you by using mathematical reasoning to analyze situations, understand relationships, and draw conclusions. These are fundamental skills that should be in every student mathematician's toolkit.
Showing 3,900 resources
Lesson Plan5:53
TED-Ed

#### A-rhythm-etic. The Math Behind the Beats

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Your learners will dance in their seats as this talented drummer connects math to music in a short video clip. Clayton Cameron shows how math puts the "cool" in various genres of music, including jazz, hip-hop, pop, R&B, and others,...
Instructional Video5:06
PBS

#### Real-Life Math | Woodworker

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Woodworking is math-intensive work. Viewing a video of a woodworker explaining how he applies math in his craft sets the stage for a crafty lesson. Pupils use ratios and proportions to create scale drawings of objects.
Instructional Video7:58
PBS

#### Real-Life Math | Health Educator

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Get healthy using math (although exercise helps, too!). Future consumers analyze a set of nutritional labels to compare caloric and nutrition information for two cereal brands. After watching a video of a health educator explaining how...
Instructional Video4:35
PBS

#### Real-Life Math | Nurse

For Students 6th - 7th Standards
Quick, nurse, grab a calculator! A role-playing activity has groups measure vitals, such as heart rate, blood pressure, weight, etc. After viewing a video on how nurses use math in the workplace, scholars apply knowledge of rates and...
Instructional Video4:23
PBS

#### Real-Life Math | Civil Engineer

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Build the foundations for an solid understanding of volume. Scholars view a video where a civil engineer describes math used in the profession and then poses a volume of cylinders question. They work in pairs to solve the problem and...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Open-Ended Problem Solving - Math

For Teachers 6th
If you are looking for an end-of-the-year math assessment, then this lesson could be for you! Your mathematicians are assessed on their ability to solve difficult, multi-step word problems that take quite a bit of thought and...
Lesson Planet Article
Curated OER

#### Take Math Shopping!

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Percents, estimation, and comparative analysis become more understandable when they are used in-context at the grocery store.
Instructional Video7:44
PBS

#### Real-Life Math | Baseball

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The math in baseball is more than just batting averages. The Assistant General Manager of the Diamondbacks shows the numerous ways the management uses baseball math. The class participates in an activity to simulate batting averages and...
Instructional Video3:09
PBS

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
How are radiologists like superheroes? Answer: They have X-ray vision and can do math. A short three-minute video and an associated lesson focus on how radiologists use math in their professional lives. It tasks learners with performing...
Instructional Video5:45
PBS

#### Real-Life Math | Astrobiologist

For Students 6th Standards
Is there advanced life beyond Earth? Perhaps, but there's definitely advanced math in the universe. A real-life astrobiologist explains how she uses math in her job and describes complex systems research in a short video. Pupils then...
Instructional Video4:37
PBS

#### Real-Life Math | Network Engineer

For Students 6th Standards
Learn a bit about binary code. Pupils find out what network engineers do by watching a video in which a real-life engineer explains the math she uses in her job. As an associated activity, they consider how binary numbers work and answer...
Instructional Video5:15
PBS

#### Real-Life Math | Data Analyst

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Data is just waiting for scholars to analyze. By viewing a video of a data analyst explaining his job and the math that surrounds it, scholars begin a lesson on data collection and analysis. Groups develop questions for a poll on teenage...
Instructional Video6:59
PBS

#### Real-Life Math | Athletic Trainer

For Students 6th Standards
The lesson is sure to get scholars' blood pumping. An athletic trainer highlights some uses of math in athletic training in a heart-pumping video. After watching it, pupils get together in groups to measure their resting heart rates and...
Instructional Video4:30
PBS

#### Real-Life Math | Physical Trainer

For Students 6th - 7th Standards
Train yourself to naturally use math. Young mathematicians first watch a video in which a personal trainer describes math concepts necessary in his daily professional life. After measuring their heart rates, they apply percentages to...
Instructional Video5:26
PBS

#### Real-Life Math | Restaurant Manager

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Let the video cater to your instructional needs. After watching an informative video in which a barbeque restaurant manager describes math he uses in his profession, scholars take part in an activity. They must determine the amount of...
Instructional Video5:37
PBS

#### Real-Life Math | Chef

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Cook up a lesson on unit conversions. Scholars brainstorm how chefs use math in restaurants, and then watch a video of a real chef explaining how unit conversions, food and supply costs, portion sizes, and payroll all require math. They...
Instructional Video3:44
PBS

#### Real-Life Math — Production Scheduler

For Students 6th Standards
Use unit rates to find the number of parts needed to produce a given number of units. A production scheduler shares the different ways schedulers use math to ensure the required amount of parts are available to manufacture air...
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### Applications of Systems of Equations and Inequalities

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Is the application of systems of equations giving your class headaches? Use this resource to build on your pupils' logic to lead them to building equations and using algebraic methods. The lesson begins with an exploration of solving...
PPT
Curated OER

#### Solving Real Life Problems

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
How do you solve a real-world math problem? Start by thinking about the five steps to good problem solving, which include reading, extracting data, choosing a calculation, showing work, and stating a solution. Well done!
Activity
1
1
Baylor College

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Enrich your study of food science with with these math worksheets. They offer a variety of food-related word problems that are great practice for multiplying, identifying fractions, estimating length, and performing calculations with...
Lesson Plan
1
1
Baylor College

#### Living Things and Their Needs: The Math Link

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Enrich your study of living things with these cross-curricular math activities. Following along with the story Tillena Lou's Day in the Sun, learners will practice addition and subtraction, learn how to measure volume and length, work on...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Money Math Lessons for Life

For Teachers 7th - 9th
An outstanding lesson plan on financial literacy is here for you. Learners are presented with six scenarios, then compute the amount of savings they will have in their accounts. They complete a series of exercises designed to teach them...
Instructional Video6:08
Mathispower4u

#### Application Problem Using an Equation - Target Heart Rate

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Get your heart pumping! A linear equation can compute the target heart rate of an individual based on their age. A thorough lesson demonstrates how to use an equation to calculate the age of an individual given a target heart rate. The...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Lift the Math Curse

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students complete a variety of activities related to the book "Math Curse" by Jon Scieszka. They write a story about a day in their life that includes illustrations, fifteen math problems, the written story, and an answer key. Students...