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Movin 'n Groovin

For Students K - 12th Standards
Examine the consequences of varying speed.  An engaging set of five problem sets challenges young mathematicians by targeting a different grade level from K-12. In the initial lesson, scholars make conclusions about the time it takes two...
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Slope

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Examine the features of linear slope with a video tutorial that explains the origin of the slope formula using a graph. Pupils then see several examples including positive, negative, and slopes of varying steepness.
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Direct Variation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Viewers examine the properties of direct variation equations and use them to problem solve. The instructor describes the concept of direct variation and then applies the formula to a word problem. She shows the relationship between the...
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Squares and Circles

For Teachers 8th Standards
It's all about lines when going around. Pupils graph the relationship between the length of a side of a square and its perimeter. Class members explain the origin in context of the side length and perimeter. They compare the graph to the...
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Comparing Lines and Linear Equations

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars first complete an assessment task on writing linear equations to model and solve a problem on a running race. They then take part in a card matching activity where they match equations and graphs of lines to diagrams of fluid...
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Comparing Value for Money: Baseball Jerseys

For Teachers 8th Standards
Learners step up to the plate as they first complete an assessment task using linear equations to determine the best company from which to buy baseball jerseys. They then evaluate provided sample responses identifying strengths and...
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Expressions and Equations

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Express your wonder at this resource. Middle schoolers solve 10 short problems in the expressions and equations domain. They apply operations with scientific notation, set up and solve equations, and analyze linear equations.
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Shelves

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Don't leave this task on the shelf — use it is assess middle schoolers understanding of patterns. Participants try to discover a pattern in the number of bricks and planks used to make shelves. They then match descriptions and equations...
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Journey

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Drive home math concepts with an engaging task. Learners follow a verbal description to fill in a table and create a distance-time graph representing a car journey. They then answer questions by interpreting the graph.
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Explore Proportional and Linear Relationships

For Students 8th Standards
Progress from proportional relationships to linear functions. Pupils first review concepts of proportionality covered in earlier grades. They then extend these concepts to linear functions, such as determining the slope of a line using...
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Direct and Inverse Variations

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Enhance pupil understanding of proportions and variable relationships by studying direct and inverse variation. Use the idea of a proportional relationship to teach direct variation. Then use a similar pattern to help individuals...
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Middle School Mathematics Test 3

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Real-life mathematics is not as simple as repeating a set of steps; pupils must mentally go through a process to come to their conclusions. Teach learners to read, analyze, and create a plan for solving a problem situation. The provided...
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Direct, Joint, and Inverse Variation

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Here is a quick guide to direct, joint, and inverse variation used in realistic situations. Each topic has a page of notes and examples followed by practice problems. The resource explains each type of variation and provides their...
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Direct Variation Worksheet

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Direct variation can be applied to many problems and here is a worksheet that has learners practicing them all. The skills include graphing, finding proportional relationships, and solving word problems to show how different factors...
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Determining Direct Variation

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Once learners realize what direct variation is, they see it's just a type of linear function. The lesson poses a general question that leads to the creation of the y = kx formula. The resource includes discussion prompts and ideas for...
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Graphing Systems

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Get hands on with solving systems of equations graphically. A solid lesson plan uses guided practice to show how to solve systems of linear equations. It allows time for sharing ideas and provides a printable matching activity to promote...
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End of Year Practice Test (Grade 8 Math)

For Students 8th Standards
This is a great resource to keep daily material aligned to standardized assessments. It offers complete multiple choice and short-answer practice with a wealth of opportunities for customization. Offer it as a whole, to track progress or...
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8th Grade Math "I Can" Statement Posters

For Teachers 8th Standards
Clarify the Common Core standards for your eighth grade mathematicians with this series of classroom displays. By rewriting each standard as an achievable "I can" statement, these posters give students clear goals to work toward...
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8th Grade Math Common Core Checklist

For Teachers 8th Standards
Ensure your eighth graders get the most out of their math education with this series of Common Core checklists. Rewriting each standard as an "I can" statement, this resource helps teachers keep a record of when each standard was taught,...
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Extra Practice

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
From exponents to slope-intercept form, an array of extra practice exercises will reinforce necessary skills for your middle and high schoolers. The worksheets include practice with order of operations, graphing equations, scientific...
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Linear Equations in Two Variables

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
This traditional textbook style unit includes vocabulary, a direct explanation section, examples, practice problems that directly line up with the explanations and examples, and a unit summary review and practice problems. Learners get...
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Vandalism 101

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners explore logic and use Geometer’s Sketchpad and patterns of logic to solve a puzzle.
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Peaches and Plums

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
According to the resource graph, which costs more: peaches or plums? Algebra learners compare two proportional relationships and then throw in a banana. Leaving out the scale helps students become intuitive about graphing. 
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Find the Change

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
This exercise is an opportunity for algebra learners to understand the connection between the slope of a line and points found on the line. Use similar triangles to explain why slope m is the same between any two points. Discuss with the...