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Lesson Plan
K20 Learn

Chicken Truck: Writing Algebraic Expressions

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
How did the chicken travel down the road? Given a picture of a chicken truck, class members brainstorm what information they need to determine the total number of chickens on the truck. Pupils research for the information and devise a...
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Lesson Plan
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Beyond Benign

Shampoozled—Part 1: Formula Calculation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Time for your classes to show off what they've learned! The 11th installment in the series of 24 uses concepts learned in the previous 10 lessons to create the perfect shampoo formula. Their formulas consider both sustainability and...
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Activity
PBS

Take It in Stride

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
One step at a time, pupils practice their measurement techniques as they analyze their stride length. They design their own procedures for measuring and relate their stride measurements to the distance traveled by making calculations.
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Assessment
Bowland

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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Unit Plan
Radford University

Google Earth Trip

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A trip around the world sounds nice, but for now we'll just have to make do with Google Earth. Pupils use pictures of landmarks to apply geometry concepts. They determine whether each building has bilateral or rotational symmetry, search...
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Unit Plan
Radford University

Fun with Solids

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Geometry is all around us—if we're only willing to look. The final three activities of the Fun with Solids unit continue work on surface area and volume. For lesson three, scholars investigate the formulas for spheres and solve a problem...
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Assessment
Concord Consortium

Sloppy Student II

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Doesn't trying two substitutions prove it is equal? Individuals analyze a given polynomial division problem to determine whether the answer is correct. Classmates continue to determine what values to use that show the answer and the...
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Assessment
Mathed Up!

Changing the Subject of a Formula

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
What to do with more than one variable? Part of a larger series, the video shows how to solve a formula for another variable. Pupils solve equations with more than one variable for a given variable of interest. Problems include linear,...
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Assessment
Concord Consortium

Square-Ness

For Students 9th - 11th Standards
Are there some rectangles that are more square than others? A thought-provoking task asks individuals to create a formula that objectifies the square-ness of a set of rectangles. They then use their formulas to rank a set of rectangles.
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Assessment
Concord Consortium

Boards II

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Build spreadsheet skills while investigating decimal multiplication. An open-ended task asks learners to edit a spreadsheet to create a multiplication table for decimals. Provided with a specific interval, pupils create formulas that...
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Assessment
Concord Consortium

Boards I

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Learners create patterns in a table to mimic the function of an electronic spreadsheet. The result is a table that creates an addition table for decimals in intervals of one-tenth. While creating the pattern, pupils must thoroughly...
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Activity
5280 Math

Step by Step

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
One step at a time! A seemingly linear relationship becomes an entirely new type of function. Young scholars build their understanding of step functions by completing a three-stage activity that incorporates multiple representations of...
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Activity
5280 Math

Stories That Formulas Tell

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Learn the stories a formula holds. An interesting lesson takes a unique approach to teach how to use formulas. Beginning with a formula, learners predict what the variables stand for and then use the formula to make calculations and tell...
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Activity
101 Questions

Best Circle

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Drawing the perfect circle is harder than one would think! What makes a circle a circle and how can you define that with a formula? Young mathematicians devise their own methods of analyzing the imperfections of circle drawings. Using...
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Lesson Plan
Alabama Learning Exchange

Solving Formulas for the Given Variable

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Recycle, reuse, and rearrange! Young scholars learn to rearrange formulas to highlight a variable of interest. They then use their new formulas to make calculations.
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Lesson Plan
West Contra Costa Unified School District

Arithmetic Series

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Fall for a series. Learners determine how to find out how far a skydiver falls in the first 20 seconds. The Algebra II lesson introduces the idea of adding up the terms of an arithmetic sequence. Pupils learn how to use Sigma notation to...
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Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

Explicit Formulas: Tiles for Writing nth Term in a Sequence

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Build an explicit formula using tiles. Pupils develop a tile representation of a term within a sequence given figures of previous terms. Using the diagrams, learners develop the explicit formula by recognizing the common difference and...
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Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

Linear Equations: Temperature Transitions

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Explore linear conversions using an engaging interactive lesson. Learners drag a point on a graph to discover the equivalent degrees in Fahrenheit and Celsius. Embedded questions highlight key features such as slope and the y-intercept.
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PPT
Bowels Physics

Projectile Motion

For Students 9th - 12th
Hit a bullseye with an engaging presentation about the components of projectile motion. Viewers see how horizontal and vertical motion combine to create the parabolic path of projectile motion. 
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Lesson Plan
Virginia Department of Education

Distance and Midpoint Formulas

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Small groups work through two guided activities to derive the distance and midpoint formulas for the coordinate plane. The activities begin with concrete examples and move to abstract.
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Unit Plan
Intel

Pedal Power

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Show your classes the importance of mathematics in something as simple as bicycle design. The final lesson in the six-part STEM series has each group research a different aspect of the bicycle. Learners use mathematical formulas, linear...
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Lesson Plan
Virginia Department of Education

Solve for the Unknown

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
How can shapes help solve literal equations? Scholars first learn to replace variables with shapes to aid in solving literal equations. A worksheet of practice problems helps hone the skill.
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Assessment
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Balanced Assessment

Sharp-Ness

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Transform pupils into mathematicians as they create their own definitions and formulas. Scholars examine an assortment of triangles and create a definition and formula for determining the sharpness of the vertex angle. The groups of...
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Assessment
Inside Mathematics

Party

For Teachers 8th Standards
Thirty at the party won't cost any more than twenty-five. The assessment task provides a scenario for the cost of a party where the initial fee covers a given number of guests. The class determines the cost for specific numbers of guests...