Discrete Mathematics Teacher Resources

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The Poor Cartographer—Graph Coloring

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Color the town red. Demonstrate the concept of graph theory with a task that involves determining the least number of colors needed to color a map so that neighboring countries are not represented by the same color. Pupils make...
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The Incredible Yuma Bat and Clapper Rail - Discrete Mathematics -- Systematic Listing and Counting

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders are introduced to the wonderful world of Bats and Clapper Rails. They comprehend and demonstrate the systematic listing and counting of possible outcomes. Students systematically list and count each bat and clapper rail...
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Data Analysis, Probability, and Discrete Mathematics: Lesson 4

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders investigate the concepts of probability while performing data analysis. They apply statistical methods in order to measure or predict some possible outcomes. The information is collected and graphed, 8th graders analyze...
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Matrices and Graphs (Graph Theory)

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Learners use Internet links that are either accessed directly or in a TrackStar. They answer questions in the TrackStar about finite graphing, digraphs, and matrices.
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NUMB3RS Activity: Driving with Dijkstra

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate graph theory.  In this secondary mathematics lesson, students explore Dijkstra’s algorithm which is used to analyze optimal outcomes.  Students examine a graph to determine the vertex that will result in the shortest...
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Leadership Program in Discrete Mathematics

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students find the total cost of the items in the song, "The 12 Days of Christmas."
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One-way Functions – The WiFi Hotspot Problem

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils attempt to solve the Wireless Hotspot Problem and learn why it is considered a computationally hard problem in the ninth lesson of the series on 12. They also learn about one-way functions and how the Wireless Hotspot Problem is...
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Hard Problems – Traveling Salesperson Problem

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Even computers find this to be a hard problem. In the eighth installment of a 12-part unit, young computer scientists learn about the traveling salesperson problem. They formulate algorithms to solve the problem and find out why it is...
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Proving Pick's Theorem

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Pick up a resource on Pick's Theorem. Individuals watch a video explaining how to find the area of a polygon drawn on a lattice using Pick's Theorem. The film also shows a proof of the theorem using the Euler characteristic and algebra.
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Combinations and Permutations

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore combinations and permutations. In this discrete mathematics lesson, 9th graders examine hypothetical situations to gain an understanding of the difference between a combination and a permutation.  The lesson...
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Pre-K Mathematics

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Kick-start children's education with this pre-school math unit. Offering 31 different hands-on learning activities that develop young mathematicians' pattern and shape recognition, basic number sense, and much more, this is a must-have...
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The Landfill Loafers Meet the Wise Buys

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students discover recyclable materials and the proper disposal of those items through Internet research. Working in groups of four, they search the Internet for uses of recyclable materials. After research is complete, they participate...
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Math in Fashion

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
How do fashion and math relate? Using interactive websites and video clips, learners apply proportional reasoning to the fashion industry. They look for patterns and linear relationships, apply unit rate concepts to garment materials...
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Tax Examination

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
What are your chances of being audited by the IRS? An engaging problem scenario asks pupils to examine the likelihood of being audited compared to factors such as receiving a refund or claiming a home office. The final product of the...
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Boogie Boards

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Solve a complex business puzzle by building a linear programming model. An engaging project-based learning problem has classes examining transportation costs and manufacturing limitations from several plants. Ultimately, they use their...
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Mathematical Treasure Hunt

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
The hunt is on! Young mathematicians follow clues and complete a series of ten math puzzles as they try to crack Dr. Integer's code and find the location of his hidden treasure.
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Graphs and Data

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students investigate poverty using graphs. In this algebra lesson, students collect data on the effects of poverty and use different rules to analyze the data. They graph and use the trapezoid rule to interpret the data.
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An Introduction to Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Help your class look for patterns as they create their own arithmetic and geometric sequences. Engage learners with an introductory discussion on sequences and use the applet to let them explore how sequences are formed. Teachers might...
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Grid Frame Mapping

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners map and describe a small area of the schoolyard.
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Four Color Map

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Young scholars explore geometry by completing a color puzzle. In this shape identification lesson, students utilize deductive reasoning to complete a Google SketchUp puzzle with trapezoid, triangles and rectangular shapes. Young scholars...
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Where Is The Juice?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to the component's of Ohm's Law. In groups, they practice their problem solving skills by reviewing problems solved earlier. They participate in activities that help them gather information on the importance of...
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Iterating the Function and Complex Numbers

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students identify the end behavior of polynomial graphs. In this algebra lesson, students factor and solve quadratic and complex equations. They factor out negative roots and identify the real and imaginary parts of an equation.
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Can You Solve the Prisoner Boxes Riddle?

For Students 7th - 12th
Viewers must save the day for their favorite band by helping them find their instruments or the long-anticipated concert will be canceled. The show must go on, so get busy solving this riddle.
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An Introduction to Sequences

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders are introduced to arithmetic and geometric sequences. In this mathematics activity, 4th graders produce a variety of sequences by varying the starting number, multiplier, and the add-on number.

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