Math Strategies Teacher Resources

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Make it Easier-- Add, then Take

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this math worksheet, students learn a mental math strategy in addition called compensation. When adding a number such as 29, students learn to add 30, then take 1 away. Students solve 25 problems in which they round to the nearest...
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Justifying Answers

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students demonstrate how to solve word problems. In this problem solving lesson, students use strategies such as drawing pictures, using counters, and making a table to justify how they solved the word problem.
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Exploring Altitudes in Math

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars draw and calculate altitudes. They draw the altitude of acute, right and obtuse triangles and calculate the altitude of a triangle using the Pythagorean theorem.
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Math- A Level Differentiated Lesson

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the gradient function of a polynomial and they conduct a class discussion about its meaning. Then students use graphing software in order to examine tangents that can be seen visually to aid those who need visual...
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Area and Perimeter

For Students 8th Standards
Develop a strategy for finding the area and perimeter of irregular figures. Building on an understanding of finding area and perimeter of rectangles and triangles, learners apply the same concepts to composite figures. After practicing...
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Waste Audit

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the concept of mental math. They perform calculations as following: recognizing a half, three quarters, and tenths. Students are also challenged to extend skills to making calculation...
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SAT Prep: Test 7 Section 2 Part 2

For Students 9th - 12th
Test-takers who have a hard time transitioning between math skills will find this video very helpful, as Sal moves quickly through increasingly complicated algebra and geometry problems. Not only are his math techniques top-notch, but...
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How Much Water Do You Use?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Incorporate reading strategies, math, research, and the scientific method into one lesson about water conservation. After reading a story about a landlady trying to determine how many people are living in an apartment, learners develop a...
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SAT Prep: Test 5 Section 9 Part 3

For Students 9th - 12th
Determining the skills necessary for solving a given problem is half of the battle on the SAT. (The other half is using those skills correctly). Sal shows students how to decide if they need to spend a lot of time solving a problem, or...
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SAT Prep: Test 8 Section 5 Part 4

For Students 9th - 12th
If your math students are having a hard time with graphing and slopes, this video could be a great resource as they prepare for the SAT. Sal takes care in explaining his thought process, making sure where to note different strategies to...
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Math, Chemistry, and Food

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students explore the effects of chemical reactions when cooking. Using the Internet, they research enzymes and then mix jello. They examine their results and test enzyme activity by adding pineapple to the jello. Finally, they test...
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Teaching Arithmetic and Math Concepts to Headstarters

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students discover early number concepts for numbers 1 through 5. In this number concepts lesson, students work in stations doing hands-on activities such as sorting colored blocks, stringing beads, and counting sticks. Students also...
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Using Math to Draw the Mayflower

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders access information from a website about the Pilgrims trip on the Mayflower and discuss the number of people on the ship and the time they spent on the ship. They draw, label and measure the Mayflower to perspective.
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Evaluate Problem-Solving in the Context of Culture and Time-frame

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners examine literary elements in non-fiction literature. In this problem solving lesson, students read Rosa Parks, My Story and Beyond the Limits. Learners make oral presentations based on the causes and effects, conflicts, and...
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Analyzing Word Problems Involving Subtraction

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students analyze word problems involving subtraction. In this problem solving lesson, students discover key words involving subtraction and generate a list of problem solving steps. Assessment is provided.
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Two Word Problems

For Students 1st - 2nd
The class solves two basic word problems that requires addition or subtraction. They are encouraged to draw a picture that illustrates each problem.