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#### Mixtures and Solutions

Engineers must consider the properties of matter when designing new things like synthetic materials, medicines, cleaning solutions, devices, and structures. To prepare for this new world, brave young engineers examine the fundamentals of...

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#### Number Rights

You do not have to be whole to be important. Individuals watch a video on the importance of rational numbers on the number line. Scholars use their knowledge to rename numbers on the number line as well as place rationals on a number...

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#### Pearl Diver

Dive into the number line. Learners play a computer game that revolves around a number line as they try to collect pearls by diving at locations on a number line. As the game progresses, dive locations change from simple whole numbers to...

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#### Introducing Integers and Their Operations

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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#### “I Can” Common Core! 6th Grade Math

Help your sixth graders reach their Common Core math standards by providing them with a checklist of "I can" statements for each standard. As each concept is covered, kids can check it off, as long as they can do what it states.

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#### Study Jams! Integers

Stay positive, teaching about integers just got a little easier! Explain how positive and negative numbers are opposites using number lines and real-world examples. The included assessment provides an excellent opportunity to check for...

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#### Finance: Depreciation (Double Declining)

Of particular interest to a group of business and finance pupils, this lesson explores depreciation of automobile values by comparing the double declining balance to the straight line method. Mostly this is done through a slide...

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#### Information Technology: Photoshop Scale

Scaling is a practical skill as well as a topic to be addressed throughout the Common Core math standards. You are given three different presentations and a detailed teacher's guide to use while teaching proportion, as well as practice...

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#### Adding numbers with different signs (example)

Explaining the concept of adding integers with different signs can become confusing. Use this video to provide students with a clear and explicit demonstration of how negative and positive numbers are added together. Sal uses a number...

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#### Explore Mars With Scratch

Learn what it takes to explore Mars in the comfort of a classroom. Individuals experiment with computer programming using a free online resource while learning about the factors affecting Mars Rover explorations. They create a...

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#### Code a Mars Sample Collection Video Game

Video game designer meets science in a lesson examining the science of space exploration. Young learners use online software to create a video game that mimics the process of sample collection on Mars. They must make appropriate...

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#### Extending the Number System

Don't feel negative about negative numbers. Individuals extend their knowledge of positive numbers and fractions to rational numbers. They see how to represent negative rational numbers on a number line, learn about opposites and...

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#### CK-12 Middle School Math Concepts - Grade 6

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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#### Smarter Balanced Sample Items: 6th Grade Math – Target D

Elevation often confuses people due to a misunderstanding of negative numbers. Scholars practice applied elevation problems in addition to absolute value and coordinate pair questions. Each slide presents one question to help pupils...

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#### Gumdrop Atoms

There's nothing sticky about the resource, unless you count the gumdrops! Scholars create a model of a lithium atom, complete with protons, neutrons, and electrons. It's just that these models are made with gumdrops and toothpicks.

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#### Better By Design

Which modification is the best? Using the scientific method, pairs determine the effects of each control surface on the distance of a glider's flight. The activity, section 16 in a 22-part unit on aviation, allows pupils to gain a better...

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#### Addition of Integers: Adding Electrons

Young mathematical scientists interact with protons and electrons in an atom to create a neutrally charged atom. They answer questions based on their findings throughout the interactive resource.

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#### Differences of Integers Using a Number Line: Football Game

Make football a math sport! Move the football player (red dot) along the sideline (number line) to see how many yards (positive and negative integers) they've traveled to the other team's end zone.

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#### Sums of Integers with Different Signs: Board Game

Five questions challenge scholars to show what they know about integers. Using an interactive board game, learners move pieces to discover where a player landed, then answer problems involving both positive and negative integers.

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#### Play Ball! – Or Not…Making a Decision Using Weather Data

Should the game go on or not? An engaging lesson asks small groups to make a decision using weather data. After analyzing a map, an updated forecast, and radar information, groups have to decide whether to cancel a baseball game. They...

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#### Deflate-gate

Does temperature affect the air pressure of a football? Young mathematicians look at the readings from a pressure gauge and determine if the balls are within regulation or are under inflated.

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#### Signed Numbers, Addition and Subtraction

Take the fear out of signed numbers. An educational video explains signed numbers as keeping the sign when both are the same, and offers tricks for what to do when one is positive and the other is negative.

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#### Opposite of a Number

While the standards don't call for negative numbers to be taught before the sixth grade, many students benefit from learning the concept earlier. A video explains what teachers mean by the opposite of a number. It includes absolute...

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#### Reducing Road Accidents

By making the following changes to the roads, we can prevent several accidents. A multiple-day lesson prompts pupils to investigate accidents in a small town. Pairs develop a proposal on what to do to help reduce the number of accidents....