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#### When I Grow Up: Career Lessons and Activities for Grades 6-8

The When I Grow Up series features 13 math, science, and career exploration lessons and activities for middle schoolers. Pupils choose a profession based on their strengths and interests, then complete a handout that identifies their...

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#### Exploring Space Through Math: Algebra I

Algebra I introduces high school mathematicians to fundamental concepts that are used in a wide range of contexts and situations. The eight lessons in this series provide learners with the opportunity to apply their understanding of...

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#### CORE Math Performance Assessment Modules: Grade 7

Investigators plot the growth of animals from the fictional planet of Rhomaar over a period of time, then compare them to two other species. Another assessment challenges seventh graders to use their knowledge of positive and negative...

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#### Exploring Energy: Designing a Brighter Future

Coal soot and gas fumes, smog and pollution, acid rain and nuclear radiation may become passe as scientists search for innovative, sustainable energy sources. Engage young environmentalists in the quest with a collection of resources...

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#### Atlantean Dodgeball

Develop ratios within sporting games. Class members watch a video about dodgeball and see how coaches compare the scores. Pupils then work with ratios to compare the scores throughout the tournament. Using their knowledge of ratios, they...

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#### Bad Date

Get the best ratio for a good date. The class watches a video where dates are rated based on the ratio of words spoken. Pupils then use the ratios in the video along with other given ratios to find equivalent ratios. Finally, they...

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#### Building Better Buses: Transportation Design Challenges

Scholars learn about a series of three challenges when they design a bus system for a small town. They determine the bus routes and then figure out the best type of fuel to use before considering the cost of going electric. Learners...

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#### Are We Golden?

Lead your class on a search for precious bones. Using a presentation, the class investigates the golden ratio in art and nature. Groups of pupils measure specific bones and find the average ratio for the class. To further cement the...

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#### Evacuate!

After a hurricane touches down on an area, locals begin the clean-up process. The Cynergy Plant requires cleaning, a blood drive is underway, temporary homes are needed for those that evacuated, and toiletries are rationed. Five lessons...

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#### Solar Energy

Put the infinite power of the sun to good use. Young scientists learn about solar energy by completing a challenging project. They imagine that they are in charge of planning a solar panel array for a building and must decide where to...

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#### Home Energy Audit

Reduce energy consumption and save some money at the same time! The third of seven installments in the A Community Powered by Renewable Energy unit focuses on energy use in the home. Learners investigate the energy needs of small and...

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#### Thumbs on Fire

How fast are those thumbs? Pupils view a short video showing a person typing out a text message in a speed challenge. They use the information they can glean from the video to estimate the number of seconds it will take to completely...

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#### The Fastest

The cheetah is faster than Bolt. Class members watch a video of a cheetah and Usain Bolt run at record breaking speeds. The pupils come up with questions about the video. When asked, the teacher provides information relative to the...

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#### Ratio Rumble

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

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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#### Comparison of Unit Rates: Drive Away

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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#### Direct Variation Applications

What would I weigh there? A video uses the relationship of the weight of an astronaut on Earth and the moon to create a direction variation equation. Using the created equation, pupils find the weight of any astronaut on the moon.

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#### Proportions and Scale: Problem Solving Plan, Proportions

Slide into a lesson on proportions. A slider interactive lets users adjust three of the four values in a proportion and automatically updates the fourth value. Scholars use the interactive to help answer a set of challenge questions on...

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#### KidVid: Scaling Up Rectangles

Tip the scale in your favor when learning about scale factors. After viewing a video clip of a learner trying to determine the scale factor of the areas of two rectangles, scholars consider how changing the dimensions of a rectangle...

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#### KidVid: Fractions and Scale

Scale the challenge of learning about ratios and scales. Young mathematicians learn to incorporate fractional measurements when considering scales and scale factors. They use an interactive to investigate the concept and critically...

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#### KidVid: Equivalent Ratios

There's no equivalent to this interactive. To learn about equivalent ratios, scholars first watch a video of a pupil trying to find an equivalent ratio. They consider whether the pupil is correct and explain their reasoning. Then, they...

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#### Math with Jake: Frequencies and Pitch

Be an octave above the rest. A musician explains how to write music in different time signatures. An interesting resource continues to demonstrate ratios using the pitch of musical notes and hertz. Pupils use a pitch table and determine...

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#### Beating Usain Bolt

Beating Usain requires a head start. With a race against Usain Bolt as a background, the resource introduces a system of linear equations. A quick activity uses tables to determine whether a head start is enough for the presenter to win...

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#### Human Tree: Dilations

Look at dilations exponentially. Using a fractal from a museum exhibit, the installment from the Math at the Core: Ratios series introduces the term dilation. The presenter points out that dilations can make images either smaller or...