# Math Strategies Teacher Resources

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Mathematics Assessment Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Try to figure out what happens with shadows as a person moves between two light sources. A formative assessment lesson has individuals work on an assessment task based on similar triangles, then groups them based on their assessment...
Instructional Video5:07
Krista King Math

#### Finding Perimeter Using the Pythagorean Theorem

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What would right triangles be without the Pythagorean Theorem? Here learners see how to apply the Pythagorean Theorem to finding missing sides of triangles. The examples include both right and non-right triangles.
Lesson Plan
Bowland

#### Torbury Festival

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Have you been to Torbury Fair? In the set of four lessons, learners solve a myriad of problems related to a music festival, including situations involving floods, market stalls, cows, and emergency plans.
Instructional Video5:00
Krista King Math

#### Ratio and Proportion, Word problems

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Combine several mathematics concepts as classes solve linear systems. After writing a system of equations involving a proportion, learners then solve the system. A video instructor uses the substitution method and must work with...
Instructional Video6:22
Krista King Math

#### Direct Variation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Viewers examine the properties of direct variation equations and use them to problem solve. The instructor describes the concept of direct variation and then applies the formula to a word problem. She shows the relationship between the...
Instructional Video5:04
Krista King Math

#### Age Word Problems as a System of Two Equations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Utilize linear systems to solve age-related word problems. The video tutorial shows how to write and solve a linear system from a set of given information. After solving the system, the instructor explains how to examine the solution for...
Activity
Noyce Foundation

#### The Wheel Shop

For Students K - 12th Standards
Teach solving for unknowns through a problem-solving approach. The grouping of five lessons progresses from finding an unknown through simple reasoning to solving simultaneous equations involving three and four variables. Each lesson...
Activity
Noyce Foundation

#### Movin 'n Groovin

For Students K - 12th Standards
Examine the consequences of varying speed.  An engaging set of five problem sets challenges young mathematicians by targeting a different grade level from K-12. In the initial lesson, scholars make conclusions about the time it takes two...
Lesson Plan
02 x 02 Worksheets

#### Proportions

For Teachers 7th
Cut-and-paste a great activity into your lesson plans. Scholars analyze real-world problems involving proportions. To change things up a bit they cut-and-paste quantities to create a proportion on their way to solving the problems.
Assessment
Illustrative Mathematics

#### Bundling and Unbundling

For Students 2nd Standards
Seven tens, plus five ones, equals 75. Five ones, plus seven tens, also equals 75. These are the types of equations learners are asked to make true in a worksheet with 11 unfinished equations.
Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

#### Problem-Solving Models: Subway vs. Taxi

For Students 8th Standards
Ride to success in understanding systems of equations. Scholars graph a system of equations on the cost of a subway and a taxi using an interactive. Using this graph allows users to answer some questions about the situation.
Unit Plan
Indiana Department of Education

#### The Represented World: Communication—Packaging

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Challenge your classes to design and market a new product. Collaborative groups use geometry skills to create packaging for their products. Finally, they plan a marketing strategy to present to a marketing specialist.
Lesson Plan
Alabama Learning Exchange

#### Can You Solve the Mystery of the Variable?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Solving a murder is like isolating a variable. Using a video on a murder mystery, the narrator introduces the idea of solving a literal equation for one variable. After solving several equations, the class comes up with a set of...
Activity
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

#### Bank Shot

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Bank on geometry to line up the shot. The resource asks the class to determine the location to bank a cue ball in a game of billiards. Using their knowledge, class members determine where to hit the bumper to make a shot and discuss...
Worksheet
Yummy Math

#### More Chocolate Candy?

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Everyone knows that candy is the best part of any holiday—but which holiday's candy gives you the most bang for your buck? Analyze a chocolate heart, a chocolate bat, and a normal piece of chocolate to decide which piece of candy has the...
Activity
101 Questions

#### Tether Ball

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
All work and no play makes for a boring classroom! Bring back memories by analyzing the patterns of a tether ball. Given the dimensions of the ball, pole, and rope, young scholars must determine how many times the ball will wrap around...
Lesson Plan
Kenan Fellows

#### Designing and Analyzing Data Collected from Wearable Devices to Solve Problems in Health Care

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Wearable devices have become more the norm than the exception. Learners analyze data from a sample device with a regression analysis in a helpful hands-on lesson. Their focus is to determine if there is a connection between temperature...
Activity
101 Questions

#### Shorter Shovels

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners won't have to dig themselves out of a hole thanks to an insightful video. Using the movie Holes as inspiration, individuals must determine the difference in the number of holes dug when digging with a shorter shovel. Because the...
Activity
101 Questions

#### Nana's Paint Mixup

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
You would probably do anything for your Nana, including fixing her mistakes! Nana provided the wrong ratio to mix red and white paint, and she didn't realize it until after she mixed the paint. Your class now needs to figure out how to...
Lesson Plan
Kenan Fellows

#### How Does an Unhealthy Diet Influence our Health and Well-Being?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
You are what you eat, or so they say! After surveying family and friends on a week of eating habits, learners analyze the data for patterns. They compare different variables such as fats and cost, fats and calories, or fats and LDLs.
Lesson Plan
Kenan Fellows

#### Least Squares Linear Regression in R

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The task? Determine the how effective hospitals are at reducing the rate of hospital-acquired infections. The method? Data analysis! Using an open source software program, individuals use provided data and create scatterplots to look for...
Activity
101 Questions

#### Boat in the River

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Ever feel like you're headed up the down escalator? Don't let your pupils get stuck in that rut! Practice writing equations to solve a problem using an engaging lesson. A video presents information that allows learners to determine how...
Instructional Video5:00
Mathispower4u

#### Writing Expressions to Solve a Linear Equation App: Coins

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Your classes will be cashing in on this lesson! A well-designed lesson describes the steps of solving for the number of two different coin types given specific information. Although some may write equations using two variables, the...
Instructional Video7:23
Mathispower4u

#### Write a Linear Equation in One Variable App: Increase in Value

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Surprisingly, many real-life situations follow a linear pattern. For example, a home may appreciate at a constant rate each year as in the video lesson. The instructor models how to create a table, write an equation, and make a...