Math Teacher Resources

Need elementary math resources? Use Lesson Planet to find curriculum covering topics such as counting, shapes (like this shape-dice printable!), addition, subtraction, time (this time concept book is fantastic), measurement, and arithmetic. Try this interactive to help youngsters understand the relationship between addition and subtraction. 

For more advanced classes, find lessons on geometry, fractions, percent, ratios, rates, proportions (here's a great video), area (simple worksheet here), volume, triangles, angles, exponents, negative numbers, statistics and probability, linear equations, graphing, real-world problem solving, polynomials, trigonometry, and matrices. Even find resources for more advanced topics such as series, limits, and derivatives covered in calculus and pre-calculus courses.

Whether you are teaching the basics or advanced topics, Lesson Planet can guide you to resources that will make math come alive for students!

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Eratosthenes: Geographer and Mathematician

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Mathematicians can be famous, too! Introduce your class to Eratosthenes with a reading passage. After they complete the passage, learners respond to five questions, some of which require opinions and others reading comprehension skills.
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Math Biography Worksheet

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Celebrate the lives of early mathematicians with this cross-curricular research assignment. 
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Historical Mathematicians Project

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students, in small groups, use the Internet and other traditional sources to research historically significant mathematicians, write a paper, and creatively present research in class.
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The Elliptical Pool Table: A Mathematician's Dream

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Never play pool against a mathematician! An entertaining and informative video demonstrate the real-world application of ellipses and the angle of incidence with an elliptical pool table.
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Mathematicians and Scientists Treasure Hunt

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students match a fact with a mathematician or scientist using the Internet. They read about a mathematician or scientist that happens to be female or a person of color.
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Unlocking the Secrets of Math: Simple Steps to Becoming a Better Mathematician

For Teachers 6th
Help your students remember math tricks and rules. Review working with positive and negative numbers, decimals, and the order of operations in this engaging presentation.
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Elementary Geometry

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Your class may believe that geometry is a trial, but they don't know how right they are. A thorough math lesson combines the laws of logic with the laws of geometry. As high schoolers review the work of historical mathematicians and the...
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The Mathematical Secrets of Pascal’s Triangle

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
This modern animation and discussion of the ancient secrets of Pascal's triangle manages to be topical, engaging, and mathematically deep all at the same time. A great introduction to the power of number theory across multiple math...
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Squeebles Fractions

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
We are not exactly sure what a Squeeble is, but apparently they love cake and fractions, and your little bakers-turned-mathematicians will also. This app focuses on the basics of fractions including modeling fractions, equivalent...
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Squeebles Times Tables 2

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
The Squeebles are back, and this time they are ready to help young mathematicians gain fluency in their multiplication skills. This app allows for practice and testing through a number of fun, and at times, challenging, educational games. 
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Many Ways to Do Addition

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
A great aspect of teaching math is that children have the freedom to solve problems using a variety of different strategies. The focus of this lesson is for young mathematicians to become aware of many ways of answering addition...
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Writing Task 6.EE.9

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Exactly what is the relationship between the time spent studying for an exam and the grades students receive? Presented with a line graph showing data relating to this question, young mathematicians must explain in writing whether or not...
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In the Dog House

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Teach your young pups some new tricks with this math facts activity. Using a deck of cards and the included game board, pairs of young mathematicians draw cards and attempt to make products that are larger than their partners' products...
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A Five Day Approach to Using Technology and Manipulatives to Explore Area and Perimeter

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Young mathematicians build an understanding of area and perimeter with their own two hands in a series of interactive geometry lessons. Through the use of different math manipulatives, children investigate the properties of rectangles,...
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Fractals and the Art of Roughness

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Roughness is everywhere, contributing to the incredible complexity of the world around us. This complexity, however, is not without it's own unique sense of order. Join world-renown mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot as he looks at numerous...
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Practice World Problems

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
For upper elementary aged mathematicians, this worksheet provides word problem practice involving distance, money, liquid volumes, and time.
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Decimal into Fraction and Percent

For Students 6th - 7th Standards
Help mathematicians understand the concept of conversion with a worksheet that allows them to convert decimals into fractions or percents.
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Circumscribed Polygon

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Trigonometry teachers often go off on a tangent, and here's a worksheet that proves it! First, young mathematicians use a formula with tangent to prove a formula correct for area. Then, they draw conclusions about the area of a circle...
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Help Young Mathematicians Write Their Way to Math Success

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Clear and concise writing should be an integral part of learning mathematics.
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Great Minds: Ada Lovelace

For Students 9th - 12th
Do you know about The Enchantress of Numbers? Ada Lovelace wrote the first computer program, more than a century before the first modern computer. Her knowledge and vision continue to inspire mathematicians today. 
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Math Bingo

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
It's sometimes the simple games that really grab a learner's attention. With this game-like app, young mathematicians can practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. When they reach new high scores, they collect...
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Dividing with Base Ten Blocks

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Break out the base ten blocks for this presentation on long division. Looking at two separate examples, step-by-step instructions are provided for dividing two- and three-digit numbers by single-digit divisors. Engage the class by...
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Angles Template

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Young mathematicians learn to see geometry from different angles with this simple printable resource. Providing multiple visual examples of angles, this simple document can be used as an instructional tool, a skills practice exercise, or...
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Who Am I?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore study different mathematicians. In this mathematician lesson, students research twelve mathematicians. Learners question one another to guess who their mathematician is. Students create a timeline of big events in math.
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Countdown Challenge: Ancient Mathematicians

For Students 7th - 8th
In this ancient mathematicians worksheet, students examine patterns and determine symbols for the numbers one through fifteen in Hindu-Arabic, Babylonian, Egyptian, and Roman cultures. This one-page worksheet contains approximately 45...
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Mathematicians Research Projects

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students research a famous mathematician and create a presentation of their research. In this famous mathematician research lesson, students decide on a famous mathematician that they would like to learn more about. They conduct research...
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Is Math Discovered or Invented?

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Did mankind invent mathematical concepts, or is math the native language of the universe itself? Discover the beliefs of famous philosophers such as Plato and Euclid with regard to the place of numbers in nature, and take a brief look at...
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Mathematicians

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Some early contributors to the world of mathematics are presented in this PowerPoint. A total of nine men, such as Pythagoras and Galileo, are shown in the slides which contain their lifespan, their contributions to the world of...
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Prime Numbers and Prime Factorization

For Students 7th - 10th
Clarify prime numbers, composite numbers, and prime factorization with this worksheet. After looking over definitions, working through prime numbers, and making composite numbers, learners are introduced to prime factorization and the...
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When You Enter This Classroom... Door Decoration

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Welcome your math or other class with a visually pleasing poster. The message, written with a variety of lovely fonts, is split up over four pages. While one page starts with mathematicians, that particular page could easily be removed...
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Old Faithful Geyser

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Such a creative way to teach and engage young mathematicians in learning about ratios! Mathematical calculations can be made, and a time frame can be calculated for the next eruption of Old Faithful (within 10 minutes) based on the...
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Are You Pulling My Trig?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Build on students' knowledge about triangles with this introductory lesson on trigonometric ratios. After first exploring key terms in a scavenger hunt activity, students solve a series of guided and independent practice problems dealing...
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King of Math: Full Game

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
All hail the king! Young mathematicians put their skills to the test as they strive to become the king of math.
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Candy Machine

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
Using the concept of a candy vending machine, young mathematicians explore the sugar ratios found in different types of candy. Using the provided information, class members calculate and compare different ratios in order to find the...
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Can You Solve the Counterfeit Coin Riddle?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Math enthusiasts and riddle gurus are sure to love a mind-bending puzzle involving a king, a scale, and a counterfeit coin. Middle and high schoolers work through a video that describes a mathematician's challenge to find a false coin in...
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How the Königsberg Bridge Problem Changed Mathematics

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
There is one bridge too many. A video presents the history of the Konigsberg Bridge problem. To solve the problem, Euler invented a new branch of mathematics—and graph theory was born. Using this new branch of mathematics, mathematicians...
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Too Much? Not Enough? Adjusting Recipes

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Fractions and mixed numbers are the focus of a lesson that challenges scholars to examine cooking recipes. Following a discussion of favorite foods, mathematicians work in small groups to adjust recipes based on how many people plan to...
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History of Math Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Learners honor mathematicians who have contributed important discoveries throughout history by researching and creating a report about a famous mathematician and their contributions to the history of mathematics. Pairs of learners create...
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Nomads

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore how math and science are used in various careers. They research individuals who have contributed to the specified career field. Students examine mathematicians and scientists who have made contributions in their career.
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Counting and Cardinality

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Counting and cardinality are key to building basic number sense in young mathematicians. Beginning with writing numbers to 10, the collection is organized so that each resource directly relates to, or builds upon, the previous one....
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Reading and Writing Decimals

For Teachers 5th Standards
Decimals are quite often confusing for young mathematicians. Pupils engage in three activities: writing decimal names, understanding place value, and comparing decimals to thousandths. At the end of the instructional activity, there is a...
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Writing Task 6.NS.5

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Use the miserably cold temperatures of Anchorage, Alaska as a tool for assessing young mathematicians' understanding of integers with this exit card. Including a graph of the record low temperatures for this US city, young mathematicians...
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Exit Ticket 6.EE.2

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Monitor the algebraic thinking of young mathematicians with this short exit card exercise. Providing written descriptions of three different numerical relationships, young mathematicians must create algebraic expressions representative...
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Bye, Bye, Bye, Fraction Phobia!

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young mathematicians utilize video, the internet, and hands-on learning experiences in order to recognize that fractions aren't as "scary" as they first appear, and that we use them every day in our lives. The hands-on activities in this...
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Multiplying Fractions

For Teachers 3rd
Young mathematicians use pieces of paper that they have folded into fraction strips in order to visually see how fractions with different numerators and denominators can still be equivalent to each other. This is one of the more...
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How Big Can a Bee Be?

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Mathematicians analyze the relationships between surface area and volume. They conduct Internet research, conduct various experiments, record the data in a spreadsheet, and graph the results and compare the rate of increase of surface...
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A Human Number Line: Teacher Notes

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Twenty-one pieces of tagboard can lead your class to a greater understanding of integers when you use them to form a human number line. After creating this math tool, two strategies for adding and subtracting will have your...
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Life-Sized Drawing

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Ocean explorers or mathematicians research the wreck of the CSS H.L. Hunley. They investigate the actual dimensions of the Hunley using math and measuring skills. Afterward, they sketch a large scale drawing of the submarine outdoors on...
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Dr. Dee Vision's Famous Crossword

For Students 6th - 7th Standards
Here is a multiple-digit division learning exercise in which learners solve 14 problems. For each, five-digit dividends are divided by two-digit divisors. Mathematicians place their answers in a crossword puzzle for a clever approach to...
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Find the Hidden Cubes - Enrichment 17.6

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Critical thinking skills are required as young mathematicians learn to include hidden cubes when determining the volume of solid figures. They estimate, then build, six solid figures with cubes and find the volume. A very hands-on...
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Decimal Baseball

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young mathematicians represent recorded information in decimal form. In this decimals lesson, learners play a "classroom friendly" basketball game in which pupils take 10 shots. Number of shots made out of 10 is recorded as a fraction...
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Representing, Identifying, and Comparing Integers

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
This resource will knock your "sox" off! It comes with so many worksheets, projects, and other attachments that help you prepare your mathematicians to see positive and negative integers in the real world, including the White Sox stadium...
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Exploring Function Graphs

For Teachers 9th - 11th
This is comprehensive lesson that explores different types of function graphs. Young mathematicians graph each data set, describe the characteristics of the graph, and identify the type of function represented, Students also identify the...
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Quadratic Formula

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Mathematicians determine the solutions of a quadratic function by looking at a graph. They use the quadratic formula to solve quadratic functions on their Ti-Nspire.
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Is It or Isn't It Proportional

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How can you tell if number relationships are proportional? Mathematicians investigate proportional relationships. They compare and contrast functions and graphs to determine the characteristics of proportional relationships, as well as...
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Macaroni Math - Unit Overview

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
It's not just for lunch, mini mathematicians make use of macaroni to model addition and subtraction of numbers up to 10. They place macaroni pieces on their desk and take away to model subtraction, then write subtraction story problems....
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Multi-Step Problems

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Engage your young mathematicians with this multi-step word problem worksheet. Offering five clearly written problems, this exercise challenges children to apply their critical thinking and basic arithmetic skills to a range of real world...
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Is Bigger Always Better?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Explore rational numbers with the young mathematicians in your class. They will investigate decimals, fractions, and percents before ordering and comparing rational numbers. This multi-day unit includes differentiation activities and...
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Borrowing from Our Neighbors

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Young mathematicians explore two-digit subtraction. They will investigate multiple ways to subtract numbers involving regrouping. Resources are provided.
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Exploring Equivalent Fractions

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
An extensive lesson explores equivalent fractions and is intended for three 60-minute periods. Young mathematicians compare and order fractions with like and unlike denominators. Included are worksheets, assessments, and answer sheets;...
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Customary and Metric Measurement

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Through a series of worksheets, mathematicians practice with various concepts of measurement. Conveniently, the 6 pages are easily broken up for individual assignments, and seem to progress in difficulty. Math concepts include drawing...
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Great Graph!

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Here is a fantastic lesson counting coins, interpreting graphs, and the concept of "greater than" and "less than." Young mathematicians utilize worksheets embedded in the plan in order to practice these concepts. The worksheets are...
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Make 10: Addition Strategy

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
What a brilliant way to present this topic! This presentation uses counters and an interactive techniques to show young mathematicians how to add numbers by creating groups of ten. The graphics make it easy to understand this concept....
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This is Jeopardy

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Being able to estimate, understanding place value and fractions, and solving word problems are all important skills in math. This PowerPoint is a Jeopardy-style game where young mathematicians utilize all of these skills in order to win...
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Who Wants to Win Millions? - Addition

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Some excellent practice in very basic addition awaits your young mathematicians in this engaging Jeopardy-style game. Pupils can earn hundreds of dollars by answering questions correctly. The categories include: Addition with pictures up...
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Fractions IV - Equivalent Fractions Shirley Sides

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
An outstanding presentation on fractions and their equivalents awaits your mathematicians. They view many excellent examples of models of fractions that look different numerically, but are actually the same in value. Terrific practice...
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Fractions Lesson 2 - Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here is an excellent presentation on the difference between mixed numbers and improper fractions. Young mathematicians are given a clear definition of each, and the ensuing slides give lots of great practice in calculating these values....
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Fraction - Subtracting Unlike Denominators

For Teachers 4th - 6th
These presentations by Monica Yuskaitis are particularly good. In this one, she shows viewers how to deal with subtracting fractions that have unlike denominator, no small task! This is a tricky process, and this PowerPoint takes young...
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Exponent example 2

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Many young mathematicians get slightly confused when they are introduced to the concept of exponents. This resource will ensure that they never get confused again. Sal explains, quite emphatically, that 6 to the 8th power is NOT the same...
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Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators

For Students 5th - 7th
Your young mathematicians can solve this problem along with Sal. They will add 4/9 and 11/12 by finding a number that goes into 9 and 12 evenly. Sal fully explains the process of finding a common denominator in a very clear and...
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Video: Comparing Decimals

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Use this video to show older elementary mathematicians that they can compare numbers using the same thinking that they did when they were in the first grade. Sal compares decimal numbers using the greater than and less than symbols. He...
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Multiplying Fractions

For Students 5th - 9th
Multiplying fractions has never been easier than in this presentation, which demonstrates the correct way to approach a fraction multiplication problem. Experienced and struggling mathematicians alike will appreciate the way the speaker...
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Stem And Leaf Plots

For Students 7th - 11th
Sal helps with data organization in this video, which focuses on stem and leaf plots. Clarifying that "this is just one of many, many, many ways to visualize data that you will run into in your mathematical or statistical futures," he...
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SAT Prep: Test 2 Section 9 Part 4

For Students 9th - 12th
Price increases in real life aren't enjoyable, but Sal's enthusiasm and easygoing explanation makes the question on increasing prices on the practice SAT fun! Showing students how to easily work through problems involving the Pythagorean...
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Distance Formula

For Students 7th - 11th Standards
Explaining the distance formula as "an application of the Pythagorean Theorem" might relieve some of your young mathematicians who are scratching their head at all the new concepts. Sal demonstrates how to take the distance between any...
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Speed Translation

For Students 7th - 9th
Teaching young mathematicians to use consistent units in their expressions as well as numbers, Sal demonstrates several ways to translate speed units in pre-algebra. He encourages viewers to memorize common speed units, such as the...
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SAT Prep: Test 7 Section 5 Part 4

For Students 9th - 12th
Transitioning between algebra and geometry is no problem for Sal as he deftly solves these practice SAT problems. Mathematicians who have a hard time moving between skill sets will appreciate the way that Sal addresses each new problem...
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SAT Prep: Test 4 Section 8 Part 2

For Students 9th - 12th
Young mathematicians will appreciate Sal's careful - yet efficient - methods for solving these typical SAT problems. He takes care to explain problems 8-12, but gets cut off in the middle of problem 12 (to be continues in the next video).
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Constructing Linear Equations to Solve Word Problems

For Students 7th - 11th
Sal takes your class’ newfound (or growing) knowledge of graphs of lines to the next level. He presents a few word problems in which mathematicians need to understand how to use linear function graphs.
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Solving Quadratic Equations by Graphing

For Students 7th - 11th
With his trusty graphing calculator, Sal begins his lecture on solving quadratic functions by graphing. The video is a good way to show young mathematicians not only how to use the graphing calculator (which Sal describes as "archaic"...
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Box-And-whisker Plot

For Students 7th - 11th
Elucidating the concept of box-and-whisker plots, Sal explains not only how to generate the diagram, but how to read one as well. He uses several examples to help young mathematicians become familiar with the format, and explains the...
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Percent Problems

For Students 7th - 11th
Converting percents to decimals, and the other way around, can be tricky. Sal shows young mathematicians how to simplify this process with two sample equations and one word problem.
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To Half or Half Not

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Jump into equivalent fractions using these fun scenarios for mathematicians to solve. First, they use geoboards to find different ways to divide a rectangle in half. Then, an alien from the planet Fractional is after one half of their...
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Read, Color, and Count 1-10

For Students K
Although designed with homeschoolers in mind, this illustrated ten-page worksheet could be used in any learning situation. Young mathematicians are asked to trace, print, and write numbers 1-10. They also practice their fine motor skills...
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Identifying Linear Functions from Graphs

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Keep your mathematicians engaged using this group linear functions activity. Each of ten groups receives two graphs with both an image and equation, as well as a "who has" phrase to call out the next graph. Scholars stay on their toes as...
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Adding Objects in Rectangular Arrays - Step-by-Step Lesson

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
These aliens will be familiar to any mathematicians who have seen Toy Story! Use an array of them to practice addition and writing number sentences. Because this worksheet includes the explanation to its one problem, project it as an...
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Adding Fractions

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Fractions can be tricky, so be sure any independent practice worksheets you assign guide scholars through steps like this one. There are two examples showing mathematicians how to add fractions and reduce the answer to simplest terms....
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Adding Mixed Numbers - Unequal Denominators

For Teachers 5th Standards
Working with fractions that have unequal denominators is one of the most difficult concepts for young mathematicians to master. Here you will find a fine lesson that should help youngsters begin to get a grasp on this important...
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Solving Linear Equations in One Variable

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
A thorough and professional appearance characterizes a instructional activity on linear equations. Maturing mathematicians are taught to identify and exemplify linear equations with a single variable. They also classify equations...
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Two Squares are Equal

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
This problem is sure to get your young mathematicians thinking. The idea sounds simple: one equation, solve it as many ways as you can. This is meant to get at a deeper understanding of solving quadratic equations, including some more...
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A (Ear) Budding Problem?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Here's a hot topic: increased incidents of injury while wearing ear buds! Middle school mathematicians display and summarize statistical data throughout this all-inclusive, Common-Core-related assignment. You will find a well-written...
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The story of Pi

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Why are decimal places important? Can't we just round up? Through a comprehensive five-day lesson, young mathematicians and scientists discover the answers to these questions and more through an in-depth investigation into pi. From...
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Symmetry of the Addition Table

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Help your class discover the commutative property of addition with this exploration of the addition table. By folding and coloring the table, a symmetry is found that directs learners to an understanding of this crucial mathematical...
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Who is the Tallest?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A simple question, with a not-so-simple answer. Working with whole and mixed number measurements in inches, feet, and yards presents a problem with many possible solutions. A great activity that challenges the minds of young...
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Math at Home: Tips for Basic Addition Problems

For Teachers K - 2nd
Fantastic! This clip is wonderful for homeschoolers, parents who want to help their young mathematicians at home, or a teacher just starting out. Watch as Shey uses a manipulative to solve basic addition problems, and learn how easy it...
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What is Zeno’s Dichotomy Paradox?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Logic, paradox, infinity and finite...it all used to be Greek to me! And these concepts in modern day philosophy and advanced mathematics truly are Greek in origin, with particular regard to ancient Greek philosopher Zeno of Elea. Learn...
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Fractions and Rectangles

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Visual models are excellent teaching tools when explaining equivalent fractions. Looking at a rectangle cut into twelfths, students first identify the shaded fraction, and then explain whether the fraction is equal to one-fourth....
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Task: Grain Storage

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Farming is full of mathematics, and it provides numerous real-world examples for young mathematicians to study. Here, we look at a cylinder-shaped storage silo that has one flat side. Given certain dimensions, students need to determine...
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Task: Range of Motion

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
If you have ever injured your shoulder, you know it takes a while to improve your arm's range of motion. In this real-world example, young mathematicians gain insight into the world of physical therapy while they analyze a case study...
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Study Jams! + and - Without Regrouping

For Students 1st - 4th Standards
Addition and subtraction are essential skills for all young mathematicians. Explain the step-by-step process with respect to place value using these real-world examples. Focus is on numbers in the tens, hundreds, and thousands, making...
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Study Jams! Subtraction with Regrouping

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Learning how to regroup when subtracting numbers can be challenging and requires a solid understanding of place value. Walk your class through the steps with a clear and explicit presentation that addresses standard regrouping and...
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Study Jams! Expanded Notation

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Teaching expanded notation is a great way to enhance young mathematicians' understanding of place value. This presentation explicitly describes the process, starting with the largest place value and working down, from left to right,...
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Study Jams! Number Patterns

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Finding patterns is an essential skill for mathematicians of all ages. Follow along with Zoe as she walks step-by-step through the process of identifying and completing number patterns. Work through the Try It! problems as a whole class...
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Algebra Cheat Sheet

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
Full of info, this handout provides the rules, properties, and common mistakes found in an algebra course. This cheat sheet is a great resource for those hard-to-remember exponent rules and hyperbola equations, along with everything else...
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Graphic Art Contest

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Creativity is endless when your mathematicians take a simple image and use transformations to create their own poster inspired by geometry. While certain rotations and reflections are required, learners will be able to create ten new...
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“I Can” Common Core! Kindergarten Math

For Teachers K Standards
Get ready to engage in Common Core math! Even the littlest mathematicians will enjoy checking off each standard they meet with a fun "I can" Common Core checklist. Thirty-four standards are listed on three pages; each standard provides a...
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“I Can” Common Core! 4th Grade Math

For Teachers 4th Standards
Engage young mathematicians in monitoring their learning with this Common Core checklist. Each standard is written as an "I can" statement, providing fourth graders with clear goals to work toward throughout the school year.
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Art Class, Variation 2

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Given a set of six paint mix ratios, artistic mathematicians produce an equation that relates the number of parts for blue paint to parts for yellow paint resulting new shades of green. 
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7.RP Music Companies, Variation 1

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
We've got the beat! And your musically-minded mathematicians will tap their toes as they determine which music company would be getting a better deal based on their offers to buy out TunesTown. The topic is extended in an additional task...
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Party Planning

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Inspire mathematicians to see how ratio concepts can be used to plan a class bash! They determine which candy is the best deal. They alter a recipe to produce enough baked treats. They select the most cost-effective contents for a goodie...
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A (Ear) Budding Problem?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Are ear buds a budding danger? Apparently the number of pedestrians injured while using them has increased at an unprecedented rate! Mathematicians read an article about it and then plot graphs of the victims' ages either by hand or...
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Shop Smart

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What is a better deal? Buy one, get one half off Buy three for the cost of two Buy one at 40% off the original price Mathematicians use algebraic expressions to sort through the scenarios and figure out who benefits most: business...
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Your Birthday is a Math Problem!

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
What better way to celebrate students' birthdays than by creating original math problems? In this open ended challenge, young mathematicians must make numerical expressions using parentheses, exponents, and three other operations that...
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Exit Ticket 6.EE.1 Item 2

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
All numerical expressions are not created equal. This quick exit card problem challenges young mathematicians' understanding of the order of operations as they try to determine which of five expressions are equivalent. Include this...
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Exit Ticket 6.EE.1 Item 1

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Assess young mathematicians' understanding of the role parentheses play in numerical expressions with a quick quiz. Looking at three problems involving the addition and multiplication of single-digit numbers, students must first evaluate...
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Shape Dice

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Students roll their way to a better understanding of basic shapes with this printable dice template. Including colorful pictures of two-dimensional shapes on each of its six sides, this resource provides a fun learning experience for...
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Penguin Man

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
These penguins are hungry and it's the job of your young mathematicians to feed them. Each of these large penguin templates has a number printed on it corresponding with the number of goldfish crackers students need to place on it. This...
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How Tall is the Gingerbread Man?

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
The gingerbread man has finally been caught, now find out how tall he is with this measurement activity. Using Unifix® cubes, marshmallows, buttons, and Cheerios, young mathematicians measure and record the height of the gingerbread man...
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Fishbowl Counting

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Young mathematicians demonstrate their understanding of cardinality with this simple math worksheet. Given a series of ten empty fishbowls, learners are asked to draw in the number of fish indicated on each bowl.
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How Many Spots are on Each Ladybug?

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
The ever popular ladybug serves as a excellent tool for developing the number sense of young mathematicians on this math worksheet. Presented with a series of colorful pictures, children practice counting and writing the numbers 1-10 as...
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Writing Task 6.NS.6 Item 2

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Challenge young scholars' understanding of integers and algebra with a single-question exit card. Presented with an algebraic expression involving two variables, young mathematicians must write a description of the term's location on a...
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Writing Task 6.NS.6

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Engage young mathematicians in using their knowledge of the coordinate plane to reduce Baltimore's crime rate with a fun exit card problem. After first using a coordinate grid to graph the ordered pairs corresponding to crime locations,...
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Writing Task 6.NS.4 Item 2

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Danielle needs help figuring out how to evenly package the cookies she baked for her friends. Using the number of oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies she baked, young mathematicians must apply their understanding of greatest common...
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Writing Task 6.NS.4 Item 3

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Young mathematicians apply their knowledge of greatest common factors in order to help Maya prepare for her party. Given the number of blue, white, and green balloons Maya has for decorations, students must determine the most...
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Writing Task 6.NS.3 Item 2

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Young scholars step into the shoes of math teachers as they assess James' attempt to add two decimals on this short exit card assessment. Given the addition problem and proposed solution, students must provide a written explanation for...
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Writing Task 6.NS.3

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Sara is planning a vacation, but needs some help calculating how much it will cost her. This short exit card provides young mathematicians with the rates for her rental car and hotel, as well as the cost of her plane ticket, which they...
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Writing Task 6.RP.2

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Angela and Esteban are both fast, but who is faster? This exit card provides the time and distance ran by each child, and requires young mathematicians to use ratios to determine which of the two is the faster runner. A perfect resource...
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Writing Task 6.NS.7

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Temperature data for Anchorage, Alaska offers an excellent context for assessing young mathematicians' understanding of integers. After first looking at a table of the record low temperatures for each month of the year, students are...
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Exit Ticket 6.EE.7

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Assess the ability of young mathematicians to model the world algebraically with this exit card assessment. Presented with a series of four equations, pupils must match each one to the appropriate story problem and then choose a single...
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Application Task 6.EE.9

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Young mathematicians apply their knowledge of algebraic equations to examine the cost of Sally's U Tunes membership in this problem solving exercise. Given the initial membership fee and the cost per song, students must write an...
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Alice in Fractalland

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Take your class on a field trip to Fractalland where they'll learn all about number and shape patterns. Based on Disney's movie Alice in Wonderland, this resource takes young mathematicians on an adventure as they explore patterns in...
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All About Money

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Few topics engage young mathematicians as much as learning about money. Through a series of shared readings and hands-on activities, children explore the US currency system, learning how to count money and calculate change as they create...
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The Unexpected Math Behind Van Gogh's "Starry Night"

For Students 8th - 12th
Talk about the unexpected! Young mathematicians, scientists, and artists will be enlightened by this short video that uses Van Gogh's Starry Night to depict the turbulent flow and the movement of light.
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Introducing Integers and Their Operations

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
There's nothing negative about this mini-unit on integers! Engaging young mathematicians in a series of hands-on activities and collaborative learning opportunities, this resource offers an excellent way to introduce your class to...
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Exploring 3-D Geometry

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Take young mathematicians on an exploration of the world of 3-D geometry with this seven-lesson unit. After first defining the terms perimeter, area, and volume and how they apply to the real world, students continue on to learn the...
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EdTech Tuesdays: Motion Math - Fractions!

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Math and movement come together to make this app. Take a moment to watch as Rich and Jennifer lead you through how to use this hands-on fraction practice with your young mathematicians. 
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I Can Find Slope

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
Your young mathematicians will appreciate this wonderfully organized summary and explanation of linear slope. Approaching slope as it looks in a table of values, on a graph, in an equation, and between two points, this note sheet is...
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Basics of Probability

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Young mathematicians spin, roll, and toss their way to a deeper understanding of probability with this collection of hands-on activities. Whether they are determining the fairness of spinners or evaluating the probability of drawing...
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Unit Conversions and Problem Solving with Metric Measurement

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Convert young mathematicians' knowledge of place value into an understanding of the metric system with this five-lesson unit. Through a series of problem solving activities and practice exercises, students learn about the relationship...
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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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Quadratic Equations

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Through a variety of physical and theoretical situations, learners are led through the development of some of the deepest concepts in high school mathematics. Complex numbers, the fundamental theorem of algebra and rational exponents...
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Making Math More Fun

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Trick young mathematicians into practicing their basic arithmetic with this extensive collection of fun math games. Whether you're teaching addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, place value, or even fractions, there is a game...
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The Real Story Behind Archimedes' Eureka!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Can a boat the size of a palace possibly float? Discover how a king and a famous Ancient Greek mathematician named Archimedes answered this question, and explore the history behind Archimedes' principle and how a law of physics that is...
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Fractions

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Use ancient Egypt to engage your class in learning about the world of fractions with this 16-lesson unit. Starting off with an introduction to unit fractions, young mathematicians slowly piece together their fractional number sense,...
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Base Ten Cards (tens and ones)

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Strengthen your class's understanding of place value with this series of base-ten flash cards. Including illustrations representing a variety of numbers from 13 to 94, this resource can be used in many different ways to build the numbers...
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Choose Your Best Way

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Classic graph theory problems of the traveling salesman and bridges of Konigsburg get the school treatment in this multi-age, multi-level activity. Learners distill a local map down to a few key locations, and then detail characteristics...
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Polar Graphs

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
The world of graphing polar graphs is filled with beautiful curves and patterns once a young mathematician masters a few basic techniques. This comprehensive resource covers many of these techniques and resulting shapes, from the basic...
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Vectors

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Complex numbers bridge so many concepts as learners edge into higher-level math. Here, their polar and rectangular forms link through vector notation, and the arithmetic of vectors is born. These basic math skills translate into a...
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Resource Sheet: Linear and Exponential Models

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Task your mathematicians with a thought-provoking instructional activity that matches equation models with t-tables and verbal models. Exponential and linear functions are mixed up and your learners will need to decipher which goes with...
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Equation Solving Review B

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
This nicely organized activity provides eight problems for your learners to practice solving linear equations. Starting with two-step problems and working up to multi-step equations, young mathematicians are instructed to write their...
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Applying Properties of Exponents

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
The properties of exponents are all linked together and it is your mathematicians' job to discover and apply those rules. The comprehensive lesson begins with a pre-assessment task to check for prior knowledge and then goes into a...
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Student Workbook: Statistics and Probability

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Statistically, practicing this packet completely helps young mathematicians do well on the test. The packet is adaptable to many grade levels as it includes basic probability and goes up to data analysis with mean, median, and mode. 
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Methods of Factoring

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Step-by-step directions help young mathematicians learn how to factor using two strategies. With the written steps on the right and the algebra steps on the left, learners are sure to understand how the problem goes from an expression to...
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2D and 3D Shapes

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
What a great assessment to give young mathematicians in order to test their knowledge on two- and three-dimensional shapes. Learners name various shapes, identify the number of edges, faces, and vertices, match an unfolded version of a...
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New-tritional Info

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Burning off a Big Mac® doesn't seem like a big feat until you calculate the minutes of exercise necessary to break even. Young mathematicians look at different menu items in relation to different body weights and exercises to calculate...
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Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Mathematicians can embark on a math challenge. Fourteen pages of exercises for young algebra learners on fractions, decimals, and percentages let your students put their skills to the test.  
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Fractions, Decimals and Percents #1

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Grasp conversion with these excellent fraction, decimal, and percent worksheets that have a graphic model of place value. Mathematicians will grasp the concept in no time.
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Order of Operations Task Cards (2)

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Young mathematicians use their PEMDAS knowledge to solve 20 different task cards. They evaluate expressions to find the answer of multiplication, division, addition, subtraction, and exponential problems. Then, they record their answers...
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Markup and Markdown Problems

For Teachers 7th Standards
There is a 100 percent chance this resource will help pupils connect percents to financial literacy. Young mathematicians use their knowledge of percents to find markups and markdowns in financial situations in the seventh segment in a...
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Peter’s Garden

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Watch scholars' understanding of fractions bloom. The resource presents a performance task where the fractions are equal parts from the same whole, and mathematicians must use them to solve problems about a grade level garden. Teachers...
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Mayan Math

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate the Maya's as mathematicians. In this Mayan math lessons, 5th graders work with the ancient Mayan numbering system by comparing it to the American Number System. They tell the differences and similarities...
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The Mathematician And The Archaeologist

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students decorate clay pots and destroy them in order to learn the techniques of modern-day archaeologists and practice mathematical measurements. This is an exciting lesson suitable for Social Studies, Math, Science, or Art classroom.
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Math in Art-Fractions, Percentages, and Decimals

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Your creative mathematicians will enjoy this unique lesson that combines math with art. They will create a vibrant design on a 10" by 10" grid, using pre-cut squares from colored paper. After completing their art project, individuals...
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Solve Problems Involving Multiplication of Fractions and Mixed Numbers (5.NF.B.6)

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Watch how its done. The two resources in this collection use visual representation to model how to multiply fractions. One lesson focuses on simple fractions and the other on mixed numbers. A nice way to introduce the topic to allow...
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Proof That Geometry Isn't Difficult

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Prove that Geometry can be challenging in a good way with a wide-ranging collection of resources on proofs. The topics focus on the main skills while young mathematicians to think outside the box. 
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Grade 2 Supplement Set: Math

For Teachers 2nd Standards
What would be better for your second grade mathematicians? Grab this set of engaging lesson plans that will be the highlight of your students' day as they learn how to tell time, solve equations, add and subtract multi-digit numbers, and...
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EngageNY Grade 8 Math Module 1: Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation

For Teachers 8th Standards
When it comes to teaching eighth graders about exponents, this comprehensive 13-lesson series covers all the bases. From proving the Laws of Exponents to learning about powers of ten and scientific notation, young mathematicians work to...
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EngageNY Algebra II Module 2: Trigonometric Functions

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Building on young mathematicians prior knowledge of geometry and algebraic functions, this 17-lesson unit introduces the topic of trigonometric ratios. Starting with the basic definitions of sine, cosine, and tangent, students move on to...
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EngageNY Grade 6 Math Module 3: Rational Numbers

For Teachers 6th Standards
Extend young mathematicians understanding of the number line with this 19-lesson unit on positive and negative integers. After learning to compare and order positive and negative rational numbers and exploring the concept of absolute...
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EngageNY Grade 7 Math Module 5: Statistics and Probability

For Teachers 7th Standards
Seventh-grade mathematicians build an understanding of basic probability in a comprehensive 23-lesson unit. Starting with the calculation of probabilities in simple contexts, students go on to explore probability distributions and learn...
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EngageNY Grade 6 Math Module 1: Ratios and Unit Rates

For Teachers 6th Standards
Twenty-nine lessons make up a unit designed to boost sixth-graders' math skills. Working on ratios and unit rates, mathematicians go through a variety of centers to create, write, and model ratios. They convert between fractions,...
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EngageNY Grade 7 Math Module 1: Ratios and Proportional Relationships

For Teachers 7th Standards
Young mathematicians build upon their skills of reasoning of ratios and rates, and learn to define proportional relationships and the constant of proportionality. The module concludes with students creating a scale drawing.
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EngageNY Grade 8 Math Module 6: Linear Functions

For Teachers 8th Standards
Linear Functions are the topic of a 16-part math module designed for eighth-graders. Fourteen lessons require mathematicians to work closely with linear functions, numerical data, linear and nonlinear models, and bivariate categorical...
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Halloween Math

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Elementary mathematicians will have a blast with these Halloween worksheets! Kids practice ordering decimals, divide word problems, and multiply equations that help create a pumpkin. 
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EngageNY Grade 7 Math Module 3: Expressions and Equations

For Teachers 7th Standards
A math module challenges young mathematicians to generate equivalent expressions.  Scholars demonstrate how order or grouping does not affect the practice of addition and multiplication. By the end of the module, learners recognize and...
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Graphing Lines by Graphing Two Points

For Students 7th - 10th
Use a graphing lines learning exercise to have your mathematicians graph the line of a given equation and plot specified points. The first 10 problems have a given equation, and two values. The next 10 problems have a given equation, but...
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20 Tickets

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
A great hands-on activity involving adding and subtracting, beginner mathematicians determine how many games can be played with 20 tickets. Instead of tickets, youngsters use 20 counters or linking cubes to represent the amount of...
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Eratosthenes and the Circumference of the Earth

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The class gets to practice being a mathematician in ancient Greece, performing geometric application problems in the way of Eratosthenes. After following the steps of the great mathematicians, they then compare the (surprisingly...
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Percent Rate of Change

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
If mathematicians know the secret to compound interest, why aren't more of them rich? Young mathematicians explore compound interest with exponential functions in the twenty-seventh installment of a 35-part module. They calculate future...
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Pi Day

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Did you know a mathematician's favorite dessert is a fruit "pi"? By participating in a fruit cutting activity, young mathematicians realize one constant—the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter is always pi. It is a perfect...
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Place Value Bingo

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Here's a fun Place Value Bingo Game that will help your young mathematicians become more familiar, and comfortable with, place value. This is a card game that is used with the entire class, and would be an excellent choice for an...
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Function Flyer

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Fly through graphing functions with the Function Flyer. Young mathematicians use an interactive to graph different types of functions. A set of exploration questions has users investigate patterns in functions.
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Fun with Shapes

For Teachers K - 1st
Young mathematicians identify shapes and their correct names. They work with partners using various manipulatives and computer software to reinforce the concept. I really like these lesson plans. They are well-designed, the procedures...
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I Can Build It.....Yes I Can!

For Teachers K
Kindergartners listen to a story read by their teacher, then use magnetic shape pieces to construct simple designes. They "build" their own house using pre-cut paper shapes. This age-appropriate lesson would be an excellent choice for...
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Point-Slope Form of a Line

For Teachers 8th - 9th
This activity helps young mathematicians connect the graph and the point-slope form of a line, by first solving a real-world problem and then using that example to motivate the understanding of the equation. By manipulating the gizmo,...
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The History and Use of Sampling Methods

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Young mathematicians define population, draw convenience sample from the population, draw quota sample from the population, and draw random probability sample from the population. They explain why a random probability sample usually...
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Describing and Creating Plane Figures - Grade One

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Young mathematicians draw, create, and describe different shapes using triangles. They discuss attributes of the original and created shapes. Pupils classify the created shapes and draw and write in mathematics journals to communicate...
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Math: Navigating the World Around Me

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young mathematicians research and discuss real world math word problems and ways in which they apply math concepts in their everyday lives. They create a storyboard of a math word problem from which they create a slide for a multi-media...
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Algebra I: Linear Functions

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Using rates from a rental car company, young mathematicians graph data, explore linear relationships, and discuss the role of slope and the y-intercept. This lesson allows for the discussion of independent and dependent variables, as...
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Arithmetic: Fractions and Percentages

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young mathematicians review the basic operations needed for addition and subtraction of fractions. They review the rules for addition and subtraction of fractions with the same denominator, how to change them if the denominators are...
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Comparing Fractions

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young mathematicians compare two fractions with like denominators and then move to the next level to compare fractions with unlike denominators. They will first try to use mental math to make educated guesses. There are a few guidelines...
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Statistical Measurements

For Students 6th Standards
What was your age the first time you lost a tooth, broke a bone, or learned to ride a bike? Young mathematicians choose a set of data to examine with an educational lesson on statistical measurements. After they collect data and...
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Transformations in the Coordinate Plane

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young mathematicians explore the concept of transformations by constructing a polygon on their calculator using lists. They transform the polygon using lists and reflect, rotate, translate, and dilate polygons.
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Finding Linear Models Part III

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore linear functions! In this Algebra I lesson, mathematicians graph data in a scatter plot and use a graphing calculator to find a linear regression and/or a median-median line. They use the model to make predictions.
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Exploring Quadratic Data Using Translation and Dilation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Mathematicians analyze the vertex form of a parabola and find an approximate fit of a model. They explain the quadratic parabola function and its properties by developing quadratic models. They use translation and dilation to change the...
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Vernier - A Speedy Slide with EasyData™ App and CBR 2™

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Mathematicians use a CBR 2™ motion detector to determine their speed or velocity going down a playground slide. They also experiment with different ways to increase their speed going down the slide. Finally, students complete the Student...
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Zeros of a Cubic

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Mathematicians explore cubic functions by learning how to investigate the relationship between the x-coordinates of the three zeros of a cubic function.  The lesson also contains an application of differentiation. 
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Amazing Appetites

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Budding mathematicians investigate patterns and problem solving. They read, or have read to them, My Little Sister Ate One Hare, and construct a chart to include the quantity and types of items eaten. The chart is uses to assist learners...
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Investigating Properties of Lines in the Plane

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Practice the properties of lines in the coordinate plane. Young mathematicians use Cabri on their graphing calculator to determine the slope ratios. They use the change in y-coordinates/change in x-coordinates. Additionally, they find...
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Maximizing Area, Minimizing Perimeter

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Young mathematicians explore the concept of maximizing area and minimizing perimeter in this TI-Nspire lesson. This lesson is broken up into two parts. In the first, one tries to maximize the area while keeping the perimeter constant....