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The Clapper

For Students 6th Standards
Give a round of applause for completing the task. Scholars watch a video that shows an extremely fast clapper and a timer. The activity requires applying concepts of rates and proportional reasoning to estimate the number of claps in one...
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Rope Jumper

For Students 6th Standards
Jump at the chance to use the idea of rates. Young mathematicians watch part of a clip of a Japanese TV show where a contestant jumps rope as fast as possible. They use the data for the number of jumps and the number of seconds shown in...
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Snack Mix

For Students 6th Standards
Create a snacking recipe. Pupils develop a question after watching a video of the making of a snack. Learners come to an estimation of an answer to their question. The teacher provides additional information about the recipe as needed...
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Lights at Night Webquest

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Help learners find ways to become more efficient energy consumers. To start, individuals research how different countries address energy efficiency and then analyze their own carbon footprint. They use their research to identify ways to...
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Ratio Rumble

For Students 6th - 7th Standards
Develop a potion of ratios. Learners play a matching game to make potions that follow a recipe. Pupils create equivalent ratios to make multiple recipes at a given time. As levels increase, ratios get more difficult, as they include...
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Ratey the Math Cat

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Find a perfect way to recognize rates. The class first watches a video that emphasizes the word per when referencing a rate. Pupils then use their knowledge to create their own rates via station activities. Finally, individuals use...
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CK-12 Middle School Math Concepts - Grade 6

For Students 6th Standards
Twelve chapters cover a multitude of math concepts found in the Common Core standards for sixth grade. Each title provides a brief explanation of what you will find inside the chapter—concepts from which you can click on and learn more...
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Comparison of Unit Rates: Drive Away

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Five questions make up an interactive that challenges mathematicians to compare unit rates. Word problems question scholars about two friends going on a road trip. Scholars manipulate two cars on a coordinate plane to help solve word...
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By the Numbers: Mathematical Connections in Newspapers for Middle-Grade Students

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A cross-curricular resource teaches and reinforces mathematical concepts with several activities that use parts of a newspaper. Scholars use scavenger hunts to find the different ways math is used in the paper along with using data...
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Properties of Rational Numbers: Lollipop Trees

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
A six-question interactive takes mathematicians to Lollipop Land where they manipulate lollipop trees to make equivalent ratios.  Question types include multiple-choice, true or false, and a discussion. 
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Prealgebra

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Pre-algebra—all wrapped up in one place. The eBook contains everything needed to teach a typical Pre-Algebra course. Concepts in the course build upon previously learned concepts, allowing mathematicians to see the connections between...
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Recipes

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Just how much of each ingredient is required? The resource works a few examples of scaling a recipe to feed more or fewer people than outlined. Pupils follow the examples to work out similar problems.
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Plastic Water Bottle Design – What’s the Best Shape?

For Teachers 6th Standards
Join the fight to reduce plastic waste. A hands-on STEM activity first teaches scholars about the scourge of plastic waste. They then measure the dimensions of water bottles to calculate surface areas and volumes before using the surface...
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Anita's Way to Add Fractions with Unlike Denominators

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Could you develop your own way to add fractions with unlike denominators? An in-depth task has scholars examine a fictional conversation between several people in which they discuss a method of adding fractions with unlike denominators....
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Unit Rates

For Students 6th Standards
Sometimes you just want to know the cost of one apple. A fun interactive lets learners explore the unit costs of fruits, vegetables, and candy. It shows how ratios to express ratios symbolically and on a double number line.
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Proportion Playground

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Ratios are all around you. A fun interactive has scholars investigate ratios and proportions in different situations. These include creating bracelets with different ratios of beads, mixing paint, adjusting the length and width of a...
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Smarter Balanced Sample Items: 6th Grade Math – Target A

For Teachers 6th Standards
Only in math problems do people buy 18 cans of tennis balls and no one wonders why. Scholars solve for the number of total tennis balls given the ratio of balls per can. This and other ratio word problems in a PowerPoint from Grade 6...
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Smarter Balanced Sample Items: 6th Grade Math – Claim 3

For Students 6th Standards
Communication is key. Eight sample items show how important communication and reasoning is for sixth grade mathematics. Part of the Claim 2-4 slide show series, the presentation uses concepts from fifth and sixth grade to illicit...
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Smarter Balanced Sample Items: 6th Grade Math – Claim 2

For Students 6th Standards
They claim there are problems on the assessment. The presentation provides 13 questions that demonstrate the problem-solving claim for Smarter Balanced assessments. Teachers use the resource to provide examples of problem-solving...
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Super Bear: Comparing Mass

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
A super bear is a whole lot of gummy bear. Scholars hone their estimation skills by completing an activity. Given the masses of a mini gummy bear and a regular gummy bear, they must determine the number of each needed to have the same...
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The Lowdown — Poverty Trends: What Does It Mean to Be Poor in America?

For Teachers 6th Standards
Here's a resource that's rich with learning opportunities. Future mathematicians investigate the poverty rate in America over time. They use an interactive to compare the poverty rate during the Great Recession of 2008 to other years,...
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Proportional Scaling

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
It is not as simple as scaling. MIT researchers explain that a micro engine cannot just be a proportional scaling of a working larger engine. The Math at the Core: Ratios resource compares the proportions involved with the surface area...
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Real-World Ratio and Rate Reasoning: How to Power the Skate Park

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
Bring on the lights! Using an interactive, characters try to figure out how to light a skate park by examining area and ratios to determine the number of solar panels needed to power them. Pupils design a house with a roof to hold solar...
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Real-Life Math — Production Scheduler

For Students 6th Standards
Use unit rates to find the number of parts needed to produce a given number of units. A production scheduler shares the different ways schedulers use math to ensure the required amount of parts are available to manufacture air...