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Breaking Point

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Leaf toughness can add to its herbivore appeal. Learns design an experiment to quantify leaf toughness and then perform their procedures. They follow the experiment with a set of questions that ask them to think about how leaf toughness...
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Print Hints

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
It would be a crime not to give the lesson a chance! An inquiry-based lesson has pupils assume the role of crime scene investigators as they make observations about shoe prints. They look for patterns in the prints such as distance and...
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No Slip Grip

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
The force will be with you during an inquiry-based lesson focused on friction. Young scientists explore the effect of different surfaces on friction. They use rubber bands to measure the amount of force needed to move an object on the...
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Insulation Station

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
It's all about the material. Learners experiment with different substances as they try to keep an ice cube from melting. They draw conclusions by answering a set of questions about the types and amount of material that had the best result.
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Hot Under the Collar

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
It is close enough for all practical purposes. Pupils see two methods to convert degrees Celsius to degrees Fahrenheit, one with exact numbers and another using estimation. Learners review both methods and determine when the estimation...
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Infectious Disease: Evolving Challenges to Human Health Middle School Virtual Field Trip

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Is there one right way to control infectious diseases? Learners determine the facts each stakeholder must consider when making their recommendations for controlling a disease threatening their area. They take into account public health,...
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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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Conversion of Decimals, Fractions, and Percents

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Five questions—true or false and multiple-choice—challenge mathematicians to convert decimals, fractions, and percents. An interactive table displays how to write a portion of shapes in a variety of ways. A discussion question concludes...
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Problem Solving Plan, Estimation with Decimals: Shopping

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Mathematicians go on a virtual shopping trip in an interactive designed to boost the concept of estimation. Scholars read and answer five questions—multiple-choice, true or false, and a discussion—with help from a drag-and-drop shopping...
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Comparison of Fractions, Decimals, and Percents: Filling in the Squares

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
An interactive equipped with five questions challenges mathematicians to convert between fractions, decimals, and percents. A diagram changes its size to visually depict conversions alongside symbols to compare them. Question types...
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Fractions as Percents: Baking Cookies

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
A five-question interactive challenges mathematicians to solve word problems involving fractions as percents. Baking two different types of cookies and needing the exact amount requires scholars to make fractions, turn them into...
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Equality Explorer: Two Variables

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Solving equations in two variables can't be that much harder than solving equations in one variable. Using a balance interactive, scholars solve equations in two variables. They apply inverse operations by adding -x, -y, or -1 as...
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Equality Explorer

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Find the right balance between concrete and abstract thinking. After using interactive balances to explore inverse operations, learners solve multi-step equations with variables on both sides. Of course, they can still use the...
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Equality Explorer: Basics

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Not all interactives are made equal. Scholars use an interactive balance to explore the concept of equality. They place different objects on balances to determine the number of each object needed to balance the scale.
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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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Decimal Multiplication: Reducing the Weight

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Eight questions challenge mathematicians to multiply decimals. A color-coded tool with movable parts assist participants in answering word problems. Item response types include fill in the blank, multiple-choice, and a discussion.   
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Estimation of Whole Number Multiplication and Division: Lettuce Garden

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Estimating whole number multiplication and division is the focus of an interactive that uses a garden plot with moveable points to answer six questions.
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Smarter Balanced Sample Items: 7th Grade Math – Target D

For Teachers 7th Standards
Put expressions, equations, and inequalities to work! Young scholars solve problems using various strategies. Meant as a snapshot of the Smarter Balanced Assessment, a set of seven questions includes topics from writing expressions to...
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Crazy Clocks

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
While a stopped clock is right twice a day, a fast or slow clock confuses people for weeks. Scholars observe a clock running slow and must correct it before observing a clock running fast and working it backward. Finally, a multi-step...
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Building a Safe Staircase

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Climb up the staircase of engineering knowledge. After watching a video of a carpenter measuring out steps for a set of stairs, pupils learn about the terminology and regulations involving stairs. They see how to use a rule of thumb when...
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Picking Apples

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Pick the resource while it's ripe. A performance task challenges young mathematicians to consider the costs of apple picking. They compare the costs for two different orchards for different situations.
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Create Equivalent Equations I (4 Steps)

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Know your equations backward and forward! Starting with a simple equality statement, a video presentation explains how to build equivalent equations given specific operations. The example in the video uses four different operations to...
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Introduction to Equations

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Do your pupils truly understand inverse operations, or is their understanding a little backward? Scholars learn the meaning of an equation in the second lesson of a four-part Algebra series. A series of activities begins with an analysis...
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Create Equivalent Equations II (4 Steps)

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Strengthen equation-solving skills by creating equivalent equations. The video instructor explains how to use different operations to build equivalent equations. Beginning with x = -3, the example shows how to use the four different...