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Approximating Area Using Rectangles

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Finding area using rectangles—isn't that a little too simplistic for a calculus course? Viewers learn how to approximate area under a curve using rectangles in the first installment of a seven-part video series on the definite integral....
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Trapezoidal and Midpoint Approximations: Area of a Skirt

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
When are trapezoids better than rectangles? Using trapezoids pupils approximate the area of fabric defined by a function. Just like with rectangles, learners realize the more trapezoids the more accurate the approximation. Scholars use...
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InteGreat

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Hands-on investigation of Riemann sums becomes possible without intensive arithmetic gymnastics with this interactive lesson plan. Learners manipulate online graphing tools to develop and test theories about right, left, and midpoint...
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Estimating the Area of a Reservation

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders estimate the area of an Indian Reservation. In this area instructional activity students find the approximate area in square miles of Flathead Reservation. The students work with irregular shapes of areas.
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Circle Graphs

For Students 8th - 9th
In this circle graphs worksheet, learners solve 10 different problems that include reading various circle graphs. First, they use graph 1 to determine how many students preferred which sport. Then, learners use graph 2 to determine the...
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Hit The Road Jack(or Jill)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students find the approximate area of the court order on a current map of Delaware. They draw a layout of their school and decide where a new hallway or outside pathway would be most needed.
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Riemann Sum Investigation

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students investigate left, midpoint and right Riemann sums. In this calculus lesson, students use trapezoidal sums to approximate areas. They use the computer lab and GeoGebra.
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Lesson L - Hit The Road Jack (or Jill)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers discuss forms of transportation in Delaware during 18th Century, find approximate area of court order on current map of state, draw layout of their school, and decide where new hallway or outside pathway would be most needed.
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Big Foot

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders practice measuring perimeter and area for regular and irregular shapes of a variety of items. They assess square unit measurement by tracing their foot on graph paper and then problem solve the approximate area in square...
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Investigating Area Under a Curve

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Taking a activity straight from the calculus classroom and making it algebra appropriate is the task of the day. Learners go step by step through calculating different area approximations underlines and curves, reviewing many key...
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Year 5, Term 2, Unit 7

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Here is a challenging presentation which should be tough for even your top math learners. In it, pupils view 86 slides which take them through many mathematical concepts such as doubling, halving, decimals, word problems, and converting...
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How Many Leaves on a Tree? (Version 2)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A second attack at figuring out the number of leaves on a tree, this activity makes both an excellent follow-up to version 1 and a stand-alone activity. Learners practice setting parameters and deciding acceptable estimate precision, and...
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Circles Notes: Diameter, Radius, Circumference, and Area

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
A note-taking sheet and homework are paired up in this resource. Through both, your class will learn the definitions for the diameter, radius, area, and circumference of a circle. The notes guide also displays the formulas for computing...
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Decimal Expansion of Pi

For Students 8th Standards
Develop a better understanding of the value of pi. Learners explore the area of a circle using estimation and graph paper. While continuing to estimate the area of the circle using smaller and smaller grids, the number pi emerges. 
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Estimating Area

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do you find areas of irregular shapes? Scholars use a given diagram of a lake to estimate its area. Using shapes with known area formulas helps with this estimation.
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Making a Climograph

For Teachers 9th - 12th
While weather and climate are indeed different, they are both quite important. Lead your class as they investigate temperatures and precipitation rates for a one-year period so they may compare these to a 30-year climograph with the goal...
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Perimeter and Area of Irregular Shapes

For Students 6th - 12th
For this perimeter and area of irregular shapes worksheet, students use unconventional methods such as using string, dot points, percentages, and more to find the perimeter and area of irregular shapes. Students complete 14 problems total.
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Exploring the Area Under a Curve

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Using TI-89, mathematicians explore and investigate Riemann sums to estimate the area under the graphs of intervals by drawing and illustrating rectangles. They review and practice the concepts of summation notation and area formulas to...
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Multiplication Facts up to 10 X 10

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Here is a presentation that's chock full of great tips on how to memorize multiplication facts, and how to calculate the area of shapes that aren't perfect squares or rectangles. Many good problems are in each of the slides. A great...
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Soil Composition: Then and Now

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students identify the location of their school from a 1926 digitized Soil Sample map. Using remaining landforms, they determine the type of soil identified during that time, and compare it to the soil currently found near the school.
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Patterns

For Students 7th - 12th
In this patterns learning exercise, students complete word problems about intricate patterns of reflections, rotations, and tessellations. Students complete 6 problems total.
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The Gift of Life

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners recreate a cell using everyday objects. In this cells lesson plan, students research the internet and observe a PowerPoint on cells, tissues, and organs, and recreate a cell.
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How Big is Big?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Geography learners compare and contrast population densities throughout the world. Using maps, they estimate the relative size of the world's regions and populations. They develop analogies to discover the world they live in and...
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Scenes of the Earth

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine and study how changes in perspective can change the way that they can observe objects. They explore the relationship between a scene's area and its detail. Each student looks at the ground through cardboard tubes from...

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