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Architecture and Construction: Stair Construction

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Within the context of the construction industry, algebra pros begin to calculate slope from the sizes of stair steps. This is a terrific lesson, especially for aspiring engineers. Just be aware that it might be a stretch to meet all of...
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Hospitality and Tourism 1: Safety and Sanitation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Math and science come alive in this career-related lesson on sanitation. Along the way, learners explore bacterial growth rates using exponential notation and graphs. A link to a very brief, but vivid video shows just how quickly these...
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Hospitality and Tourism 2: Costing

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The lesson plan provides a richly detailed narrative and sample problems for teaching or reinforcing how to work with percentages. In particular, your audience will compute the costs per serving of food and simulate setting menu prices...
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Apple Pie Bake Sale

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Present the price for three types of apples to your class, which they will need to use in order to compute unit rates and determine the most cost-effective type to use to make apple pies! Pairs of pie-makers work together to come up with...
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Triple Crown

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Bring the excitement of the fastest minute in sports into your classroom with a worksheet about the Triple Crown horse races. Young mathematicians will use information about the races, fun facts about horses, interesting information...
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Curiosity Landed on Mars

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Out of this world math and science are mixed together on a worksheet that would be a great enrichment activity classrooms that are studying our solar system. The information presented is best suited toward middle school math, and...
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How Do You Use Unit Rates to Compare Rates?

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Cupcakes, cupcakes, cupcakes! Where shall we buy some cupcakes? There are two stores selling cupcakes and we would like to know which one has the better deal. The instructor demonstrates how to find a unit rate for the cupcakes at each...
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Comparing Fuel Economy

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Compute fuel economy and gas mileage. Why? So you can teach rates and ratios, of course! Middle schoolers calculate the rate of miles per gallon for various vehicles. They research each vehicle, its mileage per gallon, and cost per...
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Make a Model of a Home Made From Shipping Containers

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Build a scale model of a home built out of shipping containers. A hands-on activity has scholars watch a video about a home built from shipping containers and then design their own home. They build scale models of their designed homes...
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A Golden Crown?

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
In this assessment task, learners determine whether a crown with given information is composed of pure gold. The task expects algebraic and numerical solution methods, so unlike Archimedes, no bathtub is necessary.
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Solar System Scale & Size

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Use a variety of whole fruits to represent the different planets in the solar system to introduce scale sizes to your math or space science class. They follow suit by creating a non-scaled model of the solar system using specific-colored...
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Earth, Earth’s Moon, Mars Balloons

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Very specific diameters are given for blowing up three different balloons to represent, in scale, the moon, Earth, and Mars. In groups of three, amateur astronomers explore scale measurements and distance in space.
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Health Science: Back to Basics

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
This lesson focuses on unit conversion, proportions, ratios, exponents, and the metric system. Discuss measurement with your math class and demonstrate how to solve several health-science word problems. Give learners a chance to visit an...
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Twinkies

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Brian was devastated when Hostess® filed for bankruptcy, and he was also fearful that his favorite snack treat would be lost forever. The snack food was in danger of being lost, your class won't be lost when using Twinkies® as the...
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Boorito!

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Delicious Chipotle burritos are a big treat, especially when they are offered for only $2.00. This Halloween-themed learning experience isn't tricky, but learners will need to think critically about division with large numbers in order...
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Sweetheart Candy

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
How much would one Sweetheart candy heart cost? Learners use a short reading passage about the popular Valentine's Day candy to answer a variety of questions. Teachers may want to modify the length of the instructional activity depending...
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Manure Happens: Managing Nutrients in Livestock Manure

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
You might not think manure is fodder for practical math applications, but it is! Among other approaches in a diverse resource, your class explores the chemistry of manure via the scientific method (though supporting materials for this...
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Engineering Air Traffic

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Students work as air traffic controllers to read the radar and land 3 planes safely.  In this engineering instructional activity, students use what they have learned about the principles and engineering and radar to land 3 planes then...
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Fit With Fiber

For Teachers 6th Standards
Sixth graders investigate the nutritional value of different types of cereal. They take a survey of students that ate breakfast and create a circle graph with the results. Students examine the nutritional information on the sides of the...
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Circles in the Landscape: Irrigating Oklahoma Crops

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How do you grow crops in a area with insufficient rainfall? Why you irrigate, of course. Class members investigate irrigation systems by designing a system of their own. After examining irrigation related concepts, vocabulary terms, and...
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Managing Nutrients in Livestock Manure

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Livestock managers reinforce math and science skills while learning about the nutrients found in manure. They predict which animal produces the largest amount and which animal's manure contains the most nitrogen. Finally, they compare...