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#### Balanced Assessment: Advanced High School Math Packet

Nineteen resources make up the Balanced Assessment: Advanced High School Math Packet designed to test learners' knowledge in Algebra II, Geometry, and Pre-Calculus classes. To demonstrate their understanding of concepts related to these...

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#### Exploring Space Through Math: Geometry

The Exploring Space Through Math series offers six geometry lessons that use NASA resources to teach learners how to use the mathematics of deductive and spatial reasoning. They use geometry to compare the dimensions of the NBL pool, the...

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#### High School Balanced Packet 1 Assessment Tasks

Are you looking for assessment tasks for Algebra 1, Algebra 2, or geometry? Check out this collection of 20 assessment tasks designed for high schoolers. Problems are presented with an open-ended format allowing students to use multiple...

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#### Grade 9-12, Claim 2 & 4: Problem Solving & Communication Reasoning Supports

Small but mighty, a collection of three resources features presentation slides that prepare high schoolers for the Smarter Balanced assessment. Claim 2 features problem solving questions drawn from all content areas. Claim 3 focuses on...

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#### What's the Big Deal?

Who knew that a possible answer to Earth's energy resource problems was lurking deep beneath the ocean's surface? Part four of a six-part series introduces Earth Science pupils to methane hydrate, a waste product of methanogens. After...

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#### Using Linear Equations to Define Geometric Solids

Making the transition from two-dimensional shapes to three-dimensional solids can be difficult for many geometry students. This comprehensive Common Core lesson plan starts with writing and graphing linear equations to define a bounded...

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#### Confetti Task

Using the net of a can, learners develop formulas for the surface area and volume of a cylinder. They then apply their formulas to solve problems about a cylindrical container used to disperse confetti.

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#### Escape from the Zombie Apocalypse - Exploring Quadrilaterals through Google Maps and Google Earth

Prepare for the zombie apocalypse ... by studying quadrilaterals? Given a map of an imaginary town, scholars identify quadrilaterals created by streets. They then use Google Earth and Google Maps to find parallelograms, rectangles,...

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#### Remodeling a Home

Get new flooring for as cheap as possible. Given a floor plan of a house, pupils determine the area of each room and the amount of necessary flooring. They then make selections for the flooring in every space, taking a budget into...

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#### “Putt-Putt” For The Geometry of It!

Take a swing at the task. Using their knowledge of polygons and solids, scholars design one hole of a miniature golf course. They calculate areas and perimeters, determine the cost of building the holes, make scale drawings, and create...

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#### Building Sandcastles

Finalize the plans before playing in the sand. Learners design sandcastles using geometric and composite figures. They create blueprints, including the scale, and three-dimensional models of their castles. Finally, scholars calculate the...

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#### What’s Your Party Like? An Exploration of Area

Who knew that a party is all about the area. Individuals draw out a patio on grid paper while planning to host a party. Using colored paper to represent the total area of the patio, learners cut out furnishings to add to the patio,...

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#### Kite Project

Let the class' knowledge of geometry soar like the kites they create. After researching the history and science of kites, learners draw up a blueprint for their own kites. They then calculate the areas and perimeters based on the scale...

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#### Your School’s Athletic Director Needs Your Mathematical Input!

Cover the field. Pairs investigate two different rolls of astroturf to cover a football field. The learners determine which type of roll is the most cost effective. Scholars write letters to the athletic director explaining their...

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#### The Ultimate Kitchen Renovation

Cook up a nice new kitchen. Future designers apply quadrilaterals to design a new kitchen floor. They create a tessellation and determine the area of the pattern. As an added component and real-world application, they must stick to a...

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#### Green Acres is the Place to Be!

Nurture a love of math and farming at the same time. Pupils apply geometry concepts, such as surface area and volume of three-dimensional shapes and similarity ratios, to farming contexts. They consider the dimensions of bales of hay,...

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#### Got Slope?

Go around and around with slope. The class investigates tornadoes by watching videos, building a homemade tornado, and performing research on the Storm Prediction Center website. Groups gather data and create scatter plots for twisters...

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#### Down on Sue's Farm

When would a farmer use math? Class members work through five tasks on a farm that require knowledge of surface area, volume, and determining regression equations. The challenges range from figuring out the amount of paint to buy,...

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#### Designing Euclid’s Playground

Create a geometric playground. Pupils work through a performance task to demonstrate their ability to use geometric concepts to solve everyday problems. The accompanying engineering design lessons show teachers how the assessment works...

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#### Sharp-Ness of Bends

Define the sharpest in the group. Given a section of a trail map, pupils determine a method to measure the sharpness of each turn in the path. Individuals then determine what modifications to their formulas to make to find the sharpness...

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#### Surface Area of a Cylinder

Roll a video into your lesson plans. Using a toilet paper roll, the narrator of the video describes how the lateral area of a cylinder is in the shape of a rectangle. Finding the lateral area and the area of the base circles gives the...

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#### Smarter Balanced Sample Items: High School Math – Claim 4

What is the appropriate model? Sample problems show the extent of the Smarter Balanced assessments Claim 4, Modeling and Data Analysis. Items provide pupils the opportunity to use mathematical modeling to arrive at a reasonable answer....

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#### Forest Measurements: An Applied Approach

Geometry—it's not just for the math classroom! Learners explore the field of forestry through a mathematical lens. An instructional resource explains how forest workers collect data about trees such as height, diameter, and age using...

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#### Full of Beans

Scholars have an opportunity to use their geometric modeling skills. Pupils determine a reasonable estimate of the number of string beans that would fill the average human body.