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#### Changing One's Tune: A Music Therapy STEM Integrated Project

A music therapy STEM integrated project combines science and language arts. Pupils listen to music, learn about music physics, build and play instruments, write songs, and share their musical creations. They study different intervals and...

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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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#### High School Balanced Packet 2 Assessment Tasks

Good assessments can be hard to find and difficult to formulate. Designed as a collection of mathematics assessment tasks, the 20 resources in this packet can also be used as lesson openers, a review, or extra practice. The open-ended...

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#### Adventure Engineering Challenge: Asteroid Impact

Oh, no! An asteroid is on a collision course with Earth!. The challenge, should your students choose to accept it, is to design underground survival caverns to shelter people for one year. Over the course of eight lessons, engineering...

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#### EngageNY Algebra I Module 3: Linear and Exponential Functions

The Algebra 1, Module 3 collection focuses on linear and exponential functions. The module's 26 lessons are divided into four topics: Linear and Exponential Sequences, Functions and Their Graphs, Transformations of Functions, and Using...

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#### EngageNY Geometry Module 3: Extending to Three Dimensions

Building on the understanding of congruence studied in Module 1 and on similarity studied in Module 2, the 14 lessons in the Module 3 collection focus on developing a bridge from geometric measurement in two dimensions to understanding...

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#### Grade 7, Claim 1: Concepts and Procedures Item Slide Shows

Prepare seventh graders for end-of-year assessments with a collection of nine resources packed with teacher and student-friendly slides featuring problems that address the A-I competencies. Questions are modeled after Smarter Balanced...

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#### Map a Model Solar System

Creating a solar system map is a snap thanks to a hands-on activity! Science scholars explore the solar system by building it wherever they choose during an interactive from PBS's Space series. Users pick both the location and scale for...

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#### Scale of the Universe II

How is a dodo bird like a beach ball? Science sleuths discover amazing size comparisons using a hands-on Internet resource. Individuals examine the metric scale of objects and organisms ranging from the smallest possible to the largest...

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#### Discovering Dilations

Scale up the dilation factor. Using a dynamic geometry software program, classmates discover the relationship between a pre-image and its image after performing a dilation. Individuals create their own dilations and fellow class members...

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#### Student Workbook: Geometry and Measurement

The volume of this geometry packet is obtuse! Packed with every topic and type of problem learned in the class, each page is nicely organized by section and contains a instructional activity and sometimes reference examples.

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#### Saxon Math Course 2

Add some variety to your school or district's math curriculum with this comprehensive collection of materials. Offering over 900 pages of Saxon Math lessons, worksheets, and activities, this resource is a gold mine for any middle school...

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#### The Science of the Sun

There's more to that glowing ball of light in sky than most children realize. From the overall structure of the solar system, to the changing of the seasons, these hands-on lessons open the eyes of young scientists to the important role...

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#### How Big is Big?

In a math or life science class, "mini-me" models are created with cardstock to reflect a 1:10 scale of learners' bodies. Learners measure each others' heights with meter sticks, and then reduce the size by 10. After this exercise, they...

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#### Lesson: Before You Go...Travel Recommendations from the Experts!

Here is a lesson that sounds like a lot of fun. Kids discuss the artistic elements and motives for the painting, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. To get the scope and scale of this oversized masterpiece, they use butcher paper and the...

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#### Lesson: New Museum Design Activity

After viewing images of vernacular and alternative architecture, budding designers collect materials to construct their own spacial design. They use gathered materials to construct a 3D model of the class space in a new way, yet...

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#### Walking the Plank

This is a cool math activity. Kids collect and interpret data based on a physical act. A board is balanced between a scale and a step, learners record a peer's weight as it decreases while s/he walks further away from the scale. They...

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#### Orienteering

Everything you wanted to know about orienteering, and more! Take your class on an adventure with this creative activity. You will need to gather some supplies and materials and maps for your specific location, but the unit sounds like it...

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#### Fractal Lesson

RAISE - Rural Alliance for Improving Science Education has put together an incredible lesson on fractals. Examples using Mandelbrot Sets, Sierpinski's Triangle and Koch's Snowflake are discussed with activities for each. There is a...

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#### Extending the Number System

New ReviewDon't feel negative about negative numbers. Individuals extend their knowledge of positive numbers and fractions to rational numbers. They see how to represent negative rational numbers on a number line, learn about opposites and...

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#### Sphero Draw and Drive

New ReviewDetermine how far the ball rolled. The class watches a video of a person controlling a sphere rolling on the floor. Pupils develop some questions about the video and make estimates to the solutions of the questions. The teacher provides...

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#### Unit 1 Review: Analyze Graphs and Expressions

New ReviewGet in one last practice. Pupils work through 12 problems and a performance task to review the topics in Unit 1. The problems cover analyzing and modeling with graphs, algebraic properties of equality, and adding, subtracting, and...

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#### Create and Analyze Graphs

New ReviewModel the world with graphs. Pupils watch and participate in creating graphs to model real-world situations. The presenters stress the importance of a consistent scale and proper labels for the graphs along with identification of the...

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#### Make a Map

It's important to know the final destination. Scholars first measure distances in a region of interest using a standard measuring device or by counting steps. They then use an appropriate scale and graph paper to create a map of the...

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#### Waves and Music

Strike the right chord with a musical lesson! The teacher provides a lecture on the mechanics of a pan flute. Pupils build their own pan flutes by using straws and calculating the lengths to create a scale. After cutting the straws to an...

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#### Measure the Diameter of the Sun

Measuring the diameter of the sun may get a little heated, but using an indirect approach can help individuals keep their cool. Learners use the reflection of the sun to measure how long it takes for it to move one diameter. Using the...

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#### Modeling Eclipses with Size and Distance Scales

Size within the solar system is a difficult thing for pupils to imagine. Using everyday objects, they build models to show the scale between the sun, moon, and Earth. They situate their props in proportional distances between the objects...

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#### Scale Ella

Develop a sense of scale. After watching a video about scaling up and scaling down objects, the class participates in a discussion around scale factors. Pupils make a connection between scaling using division and scale factors between...

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#### Finding Your Place on the Scale (Logarithms)

Linear scales are the standard that most graphs and data use. Converting data to a logarithmic scale can be tricky, but a video presentation thoroughly describes the process. Using visual imagery and specific examples, the lesson...

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#### Looking at Numbers of Births Using a Line Graph

Was there a baby boom? Using census data, class members take a look at the number of 8-11 year olds and determine their birth years. Scholars create a double line graph to compare the number of births for two states for several years....

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#### Build-a-Toy

Don't toy with using a fun lesson. Scholars design new toys and then create scale drawings. They determine the volume and surface area of the toys, and then research prices of raw materials to estimate the manufacturing costs.

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#### How do I Create a Scaled Model of a Full-Sized Basketball Court?

Take mathematics to the hoop! Pairs first measure the linear distances on a basketball court. Using those measurements, they determine the scale lengths to create a scaled model. To finish the activity, learners create models of the...

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#### The Wheels on the Bus

Find a cheaper way to keep buses going round and round. Small groups use their knowledge of ratios and proportions to find ways to save money on school transportation. The teams determine the number of miles buses currently travel by...

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#### Area and Volume of Similar Solids: Similar Solids

Five questions make up an interactive designed to boosts knowledge of area and volume of solid figures. Question types include multiple-choice, true or false, and fill-in-the-blank. A scale model changes measurement to provide a visual...

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#### Solar System Scale

Extremely large or extremely small numbers are difficult to comprehend. To help understand the massive scale of the solar system, learners complete two activities. First, they create a model to compares the size of the bodies in the...

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#### Grades 7-8 Solving Equations

Create a similar blueprint. The differentiated instructional activity has pupils work in teams to create a brochure, scale model, or blueprint of a selected house with some minor changes. Once finished, team members present their final...

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#### Recipes

Just how much of each ingredient is required? The resource works a few examples of scaling a recipe to feed more or fewer people than outlined. Pupils follow the examples to work out similar problems.

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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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#### Moons in Comparison

Just how big is Earth's moon? With a hands-on simulation, scholars use Play-Doh to model the sizes of the planets Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and their moons. They make predictions as a class, work together to make their models, and discuss...

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#### 2009 AP® Microeconomics Free-Response Questions Form B

Two transportation companies must decide the best way to compete. How will that decision affect their prices? Using College Board materials, future test takers examine the problem and think critically to solve it. Other prompts examine...

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#### Explore 3D Design

Explore the creativity of your pupils in a design challenge! Learners use a two-dimensional image as inspiration to design a three-dimensional object that has a practical use. Their designs are specific to assigned professions, and they...

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#### Which Life Form Really Dominates Earth?

Humans only make up 0.01 percent of all life forms on Earth. We sure know how to make an impact though! An episode of the It's Okay to be Smart series examines the proportion of different species that inhabit Earth. The narrator compares...

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#### Similar Shapes

Similar shapes are all about the scale. Given seven problems, pupils use scale factors to determine measurements within similar shapes. While solving the problem, scholars also determine whether two figures are similar and use area and...

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#### Smarter Balanced Sample Items: 7th Grade Math – Target E

How well do your classes understand scale? You'll certainly know after they answer the set of eight questions from an informative and helpful presentation. Questions include items from coordinate geometry, similar triangles, and scale...

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#### Proportional Scaling

It is not as simple as scaling. MIT researchers explain that a micro engine cannot just be a proportional scaling of a working larger engine. The Math at the Core: Ratios resource compares the proportions involved with the surface area...

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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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#### Math with Jake: Transposition Using Ratios

The star of the show is ratios. The informative resource explains how to transpose music using ratios. Individuals transpose the song "Twinkle, Twinkle" in the activity by applying their ratio skills. The activity challenges class...

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#### Math with Jake: Music Transposition

What's that sound? Transpose music proportionally using a ukulele. A ukulele artist explains how math is beneficial in transposing songs written in one key to another. The video demonstrates that transposing keeps the ratio between the...

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#### Graffiti Art: Supplies

Just how much spray paint does a mural require? Using proportions, graffiti artists determine the amount of supplies needed to complete a mural. The creative resource shows how to determine the area of composite figures and uses that...

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#### Math with Jake: Inverse Relationships

Use math to become pitch perfect. Music incorporates various aspects of mathematics. A musician/composer demonstrates the inverse relationship between the length of string and the ratio of the notes in a delightful video. The musician...

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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...

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#### Scale City — Scaling up Recipes and Circles in the Real World

What a great big skillet you have. The resource introduces the class to the world's largest stainless steel skillet. The class creates a model of the skillet and a typical 12-inch skillet and compares the relative sizes of their areas....

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#### The Planets of the Solar System

Launch a lesson that's sure to capture middle schoolers' interest! Exploration enthusiasts examine the planets of our solar system using an activity from PBS's Space series. The resource includes images and information for each planet,...

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#### To Scale: The Solar System

To scale, or not to scale ... that is the question! Show scholars the solar system in correct proportion with a lesson from PBS's Space series for middle school. Two versions of the model-building exercise illustrate the planning process...

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#### Scale of the Universe I

From quantum foam to the universe itself, plus everything in between, what is the scale of the world around us? Inquisitive physicists grapple with the proportions of all things great and small using a fascinating interactive. Scholars...

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#### Arranging Tables for a Birthday

Planning a party of 45 guests may be more complicated than it would seem. Learners must design the space in accordance with these constraints about the space available in the room. They need to calculate area, circumference, and linear...

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#### Design a Parking Garage

Parking structures don't build themselves. Investigate the process of designing and planning the construction of a parking garage. After considering the factors that must go into the design, scholars create their own models from a set of...

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#### Real-Life Math | Estate Appraiser

Real estate is all about location, location, location—and perhaps a little bit of math. A set of two videos has real estate appraisers describe the work that they do. Scholars discuss how mathematics plays a role in these jobs to...

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#### A Cyclist's Marriage Proposal

One cyclist goes to great lengths to make his proposal! Your classes must figure out just what length that is. Using a map with a bike route that spells out Marry Me, learners calculate the total distance of the ride. They base their...

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#### Viewmongous TV

Just how big of a TV do you need?! The task at hand asks individuals to compare the area of 80-inch and 55-inch TVs. The length of the TV is given and learners must use the Pythagorean Theorem to determine the width to calculate the areas.

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#### Retina Display

Learners calculate the pixel density of a specific cell phone using the concept of similarity. They use information from the cell phone's website to make their calculations and then compare their results to the posted information.

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#### Why Is Blue so Rare in Nature?

Why so blue? As it turns out, very few things in nature only reflect blue light! A short video from a comprehensive science playlist highlights the beautiful blues of butterflies, birds, and human eyes. The narrator shows how adaptations...

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#### Atomic Bonding

Explore the connection of surface area to bonding within atoms. Learners complete lab investigations to model changing surface area with different sizes and concentrations of atoms. A flour fireball demonstration follows the labs to...

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#### Neptune

Examine an innovative approach to a large-scale model. Pupils across the state of Maine teamed up to create a model of the solar system that spans 40 miles. Put thinking skills to work within your classes as they make the calculations to...

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#### Shrink Me!

The incredibly shrinking meter—decimeters to centimeters, to millimeters, and now to nanometers! Learners may have a difficult time visualizing particles on a nanoscale. Help them see a little clearer using a well-designed lesson that...

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#### Mixtures and Nanotechnology

What does size have to do with it? Learners analyze different mixtures, both homogeneous and heterogeneous, to discover the properties related to the size of their particles. The activity connects these properties to those of...

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#### The Pinch Test

Test your pupils' understanding of the scale from macro to atomic. While displaying images of different materials, learners identify what they would need to make that material visible. Their choices range from the human eye to an...

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#### Can We Absorb Nanoparticle Pollutants?

Just because we can't see it doesn't mean it isn't there! A growing concern for environmental scientists is toxic nanoparticles in our air and water. Young scholars conduct an experiment to demonstrate how these particles can cross our...

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#### An Easy (Bake) Approach to an Edible NanoLab

You can make it if you bake it! Young scientists model electronic chip fabrication with an easy bake oven. They create a design to embed in their brownie "chips" and compare their models to wafer production in basic nanotechnology.

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#### Photoshop Scale

Say cheese! Can your class take a great photo and size it to fit any need? A career and technology-centered lesson plan demonstrates the correct way to resize images in Adobe Photoshop. Scholars view a presentation and work individually...

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#### What van Leeuwenhoek Saw

When van Leeuwenhoek saw cells and single-celled organisms for the first time, he knew these small things were a big deal! Share his discoveries with young learners through a narrated video, model-building activity, and scale study....

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#### Mathematical Thinking: Crash Course Statistics #2

What is the probability that someone will draw the same lottery numbers two times in a row? Very small, but it can—and has—happened! Statisticians often work with very large or small numbers. The second lesson in a statistics playlist...

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#### Similar Polygons and Scale Factors: Lesson

Develop an understanding of the scale of similarity. Starting with the concept of congruency, the resource introduces the idea of similarity between two figures. As part of a larger playlist on geometry, it defines similarity and uses...

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#### Celebrate Benjamin Banneker

Inventor, astronomer, surveyor, mathematician, clock maker. Learners celebrate the life of Benjamin Banneker by building creative analog clocks, making scale models, and solving problems related to surveying. The activities model the...

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#### Ordered Simple Plot

Open your imagination to make algebra-inspired creations. An interactive lesson has scholars graph images from a set of parameters. Users can practice minimum values, maximum values, and scale as well as key features.

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#### How Does Scale Factor Affect the Areas and Perimeters of Similar Figures

Are all the measurements scalable? Pupils work in groups or alone to determine whether figures are similar and find any missing side lengths. Then, they calculate the perimeters and areas of the figures. Finally, using the measurements,...

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#### NGSS: Scale, Proportion and Quantity

Many processes in the universe are either too small and fast or too large and slow to easily observe. The third concept in the Next Generation Science Standards addresses this with lessons on scale, proportion, and quantity. A video...

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#### Dilation Transformation

Just how similar are dilations to isometries? The lesson builds upon pupils' knowledge of transformations and introduces the concept of dilations to obtain similar figures. Learners find out how to dilate a figure without the coordinate...

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#### How To Spot A Misleading Graph

A source that includes a graph may not always be the best reliable. A short resource highlights how graphs and charts can be misleading. Learners view actual graphs and note the way the graph is distorted to make a point.

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#### Circle to Circle

What does every circle have in common? Learners explore this question as they prove all circles are similar. A series of activities leads them to this conclusion by identifying transformations.

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#### The Antarctica Project: A Middle School Mathematics Unit

Antarctica is a big place, large enough to provide ample opportunities to learn about math. A two-week unit teaches middle school mathematics concepts using project-based learning. The resource covers functions, geometry (area,...

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#### Measure for Measure

How does your class measure up? Young scientists create a scale drawing of the JOIDES Resolution in a collaborative activity. The lesson incorporates mathematical principles with deep-sea exploration to focus on enhancing measurement...

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#### How Far Away is the Moon? (The Scale of the Universe)

Is the moon relatively close? Relatively far away? Examine some images of Earth and the moon together ... and answers will vary. The narrator examines the problem of scale in an eye-opening video. He uses a basketball and a tennis ball...

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#### Scale Activities

How do you put something as large as the universe in perspective? Use a series of scale experiments. Classmates collaborate around four experiments to examine the scale of the earth-moon system, our solar system, the Milky Way galaxy,...

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#### How Big Is The Sun?

The sun and the moon have very different sizes but appear roughly the same size in the sky. An interesting video lesson discusses the reason behind this fact through by analyzing scale. The video instructor expands the lesson by...

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#### Aquarium Visitors

Create a visualization of the number of visitors. Pupils create a graph of the number of people that have visited the aquarium over a span of several years. The scholars must determine the scale for each axis and figure out whether the...

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#### Introduction to Real Air Traffic Control—Problem Set A

Understand what it takes to control planes safely. The first lesson in a series of six introduces the class to the air traffic control situation. The pupils develop their understanding of units used in air travel, then learn how to read...

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#### Solving Area Problems Using Scale Drawings

Calculate the areas of scale drawings until a more efficient method emerges. Pupils find the relationship between the scale factor of a scale drawing and the scale of the areas. They determine the scale of the areas is the square of the...

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#### Computing Actual Lengths from a Scale Drawing

The original drawing is eight units — how big is the scale drawing? Classmates determine the scale percent between a scale drawing and an object to calculate the length of a portion of the object. They use the percent equation to find...

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#### Scale Model Project

Try your hand at scale models. Scholars create a scale model of an object using a scale factor of their choice. As part of the project, they give presentations on their processes and calculations. This is the last installment of the...

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#### Measuring Up

Teach the basics of measurement and conversion with a five-lesson resource that builds an understanding of proportion and measurement conversion from elementary through high school. Initially, young scholars use ratios to determine soup...

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#### End-of-Module Assessment Task: Grade 7 Mathematics Module 4

Asses the class to determine their knowledge of proportional relationships involving percents. Class members work through the nine-question assessment with a variety of percent problems. The multi-step problems involve simple interest,...

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#### The Scale Factor as a Percent for a Scale Drawing

Scholars build upon their knowledge of scale drawings by using percents to represent the scale factor. Individuals work with scaling in vertical, horizontal, and both directions.

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#### Changing Scales

Pupils determine scale factors from one figure to another and the scale factor in the reverse direction. Scholars compute the percent changes between three figures.

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#### The Unit Rate as the Scale Factor

Discover the scale factor by finding the constant of proportionality. Pupils investigate drawings to determine whether the distances are proportional. The instructional activity defines the scale factor to the the constant of...

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#### An Exercise in Changing Scales 2

Reflect on altering scale factors. The last lesson in the series of 22 has the class compare the two scale drawings they created. They realize that the scale drawing become scale drawings of each other. Class members continue to work...

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#### An Exercise in Creating a Scale Drawing

Design your dream classroom. The lesson plan contains an exercise to have teams create a scale drawing of their dream classroom. Pairs take the measurements of their classroom and furniture and create a scale factor for them. To finish...

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#### Computing Actual Areas from a Scale Drawing

Square the scale factor when working with scaled drawings and area. The 19th lesson in a series of 22 introduces calculating actual areas from scale drawings. The lesson encourages pupils to use the square of the scale factor to find the...

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#### Relating Scale Drawings to Ratios and Rates

Enlargements and reductions are all about scale. The lesson plan introduces scale drawing to the class. Pupils determine whether the drawing is a reduction or an enlargement and the constant of proportionality between the original and...

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#### An Exercise in Changing Scales

Classmates create a scale drawing from another scale drawing, changing the scale in the process. Groups enlarge or reduce the scale drawing and discuss their processes.

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#### Computing Actual Lengths from a Scale Drawing

Class members take scale drawings and examine scales to determine distances in the actual objects. Pupils convert the scales of different units to scale factors that can be used in proportional equations.

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#### L to Scale

Explore the meaning of scale in relation to actual size through this activity. Young mathematicians examine scale models and determine their relationship to each other. They also find perimeter and area of each model.

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#### Shirts and Flags

Learn the importance of geometry to tailors. Given a shirt sewing pattern, scholars determine the actual size of the shirt. After which they answer questions that require problem solving and extending their understanding of scale.

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#### Multi-Figures

Apply concepts of scale and ratio to determine relationships in irregular figures. Learners determine the ratio of the perimeters of two figures composed of rectangles and circles. After, they apply similar concepts to find the ratio of...

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#### End-of-Module Assessment Task - Grade 8 Mathematics (Module 3)

Everything the class knows about similarity in one small package. The last portion of a 16-part series is a three-question assessment. In it, pupils demonstrate their application of similar figures and their associated transformations.

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#### Dilations on the Coordinate Plane

Dilations from the origin have a multiplicative effect on the coordinates of a point. Pupils use the method of finding the image of a point on a ray after a dilation to find a short cut. Classmates determine the short cut of being able...

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#### First Consequences of FTS

Challenge the young mathematicians to find the exact coordinates of a dilated point. The fifth segment in a 16-part series introduces the class to the converse of the Fundamental Theorem of Similarity. Scholars use the theorem to find...

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#### Examples of Dilations

Does it matter how many points to dilate? The resource presents problems of dilating curved figures. Class members find out that not only do they need to dilate several points but the points need to be distributed about the entire curve...

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#### Properties of Dilations

Investigate dilations to learn more about them. The second segment in a series of 16 provides a discussion of properties of dilations by going through examples. The problem set provides opportunities for scholars to construct dilations.

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#### Ford and Ferrari

Which is faster, a Ford or a Ferrari? The short assessment has pupils analyze graphs to determine the rates of change between the two. Individuals interpret the rates of change within the context of speeds of the cars and develop a map...

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#### House Plan

A short assessment has individuals determine the scale of a house plan. They use the scale to calculate the size of a door and window that need to be replaced, and then divide a bedroom in two, calculating the size of rooms created.

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#### Scale Charts

Develop scales using tables. Pupils complete charts to show equivalent scale factors before using the completed tables to determine the sizes of scale drawings. They finish the lesson and demonstrate their understanding by completing a...

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#### Don't Fence Me In

Investigate the complexities of design problems using geometric concepts. The task asks scholars to design a fence for a horse based on the distance it can travel within one hour. It is a seemingly simple task — until individuals learn...

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#### Mid-Module Assessment Task: Grade 8 Module 3

How well does the class understand dilations? The three-part assessment presents problems related to the properties of dilations. Pupils perform dilations and determine whether a dilation is responsible for a specific image.

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#### Fundamental Theorem of Similarity (FTS)

How do dilated line segments relate? Lead the class in an activity to determine the relationship between line segments and their dilated images. In the fourth section in a unit of 16, pupils discover the dilated line segments are...

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#### What Lies Behind “Same Shape”?

Develop a more precise definition of similar. The lesson plan begins with an informal definition of similar figures and develops the need to be more precise. The class learns about dilations and uses that knowledge to arrive at a...

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#### Exploring at the Nanoscale

Discover a world too small to see. In the lesson, young scientists learn about nanotechnology and brainstorm ideas for new applications of it. They perform an activity to determine how surface area changes when objects are made smaller...

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#### Modern Building

Turn your pupils into emerging architects with a resource that asks learners to analyze a scale drawing of a building. They use the scale drawing to interpret the size of the actual building before recreating the drawing using a...

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#### What is a Nanometer?

Teams learn about the size of a nanometer by measuring objects and converting those measurements. A worksheet then tests the groups' abilities to use nanometers by having them determine the size of objects that are too small to measure.

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#### Using Map Scales to Figure Distances and Areas

The asteroid is getting closer and the question is whether the state of Alabraska is large enough for the shelter calculated in the previous activity. Teams determine the scale of their project and then use the scale on the map to...

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#### Geometry

Help learners find joy in facing mathematical challenges. The questions posed on this worksheet encourage young mathematicians to utilize skills learned throughout a geometry unit, and to apply themselves and persevere through problem...

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#### A Classroom Solar System

Create a scaled model of our solar system in your classroom! Scholars work collaboratively to build paper mache planets and hang them in their proper position to showcase each planet's location in the solar system.

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#### Planetary Distances on the Playground

There's no need to stay inside; get out of the classroom and create a scaled map of the solar system on your playground field! In collaborative groups, scholars identify the distance between the sun and other planets, place planet...

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#### Charting the Progress of New Horizons

In 2006, New Horizons began its mission to fly to Pluto. As it continues its journey, scholars track its progress with the help of an informative website, all the while reinforcing measurement concepts with the construction of a scaled...

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#### The Planets and Scale

Scholars gain an insight into the relative size of planets and distance between inner and outer planets with the help of informational text, a data table, and a series of four questions.

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#### An Inflated Impression of Mars

Help your class understand the magnitude of the distance between Earth and Mars with an activity that asks small groups to use balloons to create scale models of the Earth, Moon, and Mars. Class members figure out the distances between...

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#### Reading Scales

After watching a video on how to read different types of scales, young mathematicians complete eight problems involving scales. From thermometers to number lines to rulers and clock, class members identify various numbers on scales.

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#### Graphing Jupiter Radio Signals

If Jupiter grew any more mass, it would actually get smaller. Extra mass would make the planet more dense, causing it to start pulling it in on itself. The lesson allows scholars to practice graphing, interpreting graphs, and...

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#### A Scale Model Solar System

Between the time scientists discovered Pluto and reclassified it as a dwarf planet, it did not even make one full revolution around the sun. In two activities, scholars investigate scale models and their properties. Pupils find that it...

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#### Scale the Wall

How can you fit an entire school on one sheet of paper? You use scale! Scholars measure rooms in the school and, using the correct scale, design a floor plan that includes area calculations with their data.

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#### Graphic Designers: Working with Scale

Acting as graphic designers, your artists create a small-scaled drawing on graph paper and translate the drawing to a grid on a poster board. The activity discusses the role of a graphic designer and how this mathematical skill is useful...

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#### Unit 6 Math Vocabulary Cards (Grade 6)

Fifty-eight flashcards make up a set designed to reinforce math vocabulary. Within the set, you'll find bold-faced word cards as well as definition cards that offer a labeled example. Terms include base, percent, theoretical probability,...

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#### Unit 3 Math Vocabulary Cards (Grade 6)

Cluster, line plot, and statistics are only a few terms found in a set of flashcards designed to reinforce math vocabulary. Seventy cards offer boldly printed word cards, and definition cards equipped with labeled examples.

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#### Granny’s Balloon Trip

Take flight with a fun activity focused on graphing data on a coordinate plane. As learners study the data for Granny's hot-air balloon trip, including the time of day and the distance of the balloon from the ground, they practice...

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#### Unit 7 Math Vocabulary Cards (Grade 5)

Fifty-two flash cards make up a set that reinforces math vocabulary. The set offers word cards printed in a bold font and definition cards showcasing an example with labels. Terms include circle graph, outcome, tree diagram and more!

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#### Scaling Principle for Volumes

Review the principles of scaling areas and draws a comparison to scaling volumes with a third dimensional measurement. The exercises continue with what happens to the volume if the dimensions are not multiplied by the same constant.

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#### The Scaling Principle for Area

As they investigate scaling figures and calculate the resulting areas, groups determine the area of similar figures. They continue to investigate the results when the vertical and horizontal scales are not equal.

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#### The Road to Proportional Reasoning

Just how big would it really be? Young mathematicians determine if different toys are proportional and if their scale is accurate. They solve problems relating scale along with volume and surface area using manipulatives. The last day of...

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#### Ratio, Scale, and Proportion

Converting units is an excellent example of how math relates to our everyday tasks. The resource prompts mathematicians to use baking, cooking, and other daily activities to discover how to make larger quantities of each ratio or recipe.

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#### Four Interesting Transformations of Functions (Part 1)

Understanding how functions transform is a key concept in mathematics. This introductory instructional activity makes a strong connection between the function, table, and graph when exploring transformations. While the resource uses...

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#### Money Math

Young mathematicians put their skills to the test in the real world during this four-lesson consumer math unit. Whether they are learning how compound interest can make them millionaires, calculating the cost of remodeling their bedroom,...

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#### Architecture: It's Elementary!—First Grade

Build an interest and appreciation for architecture in your young learners with this fun 10-lesson art unit. Engaging children in using their five senses, the class first observes the environment around them, paying special attention to...

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#### How Many Leaves on a Tree?

This is great go-to activity for those spring or fall days when the weather beckons your geometry class outside. Learners start with a small tree, devising strategies to accurately estimate the leaf count. They must then tackle the...

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#### House Project

Make young mathematicians' dreams a reality with this fun drawing project. Given the task of designing their dream home, students create drawings and physical models that demonstrate their understanding of proportion and scale.

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#### Comic Strip Scale Drawing Project

Add some visual arts to your pre-algebra curriculum with an engaging drawing project. After choosing a favorite comic strip, picture, or illustration, young mathematicians create enlarged scale drawings following a set of defined criteria.

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#### Perimeter and Area

Practice perimeter and area with 31 pages of math worksheets and activities. Perfect for reinforcing the concepts of measurement and geometric shapes, the series of assignments cover basic and increasingly challenging problems.

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#### Tiny by Mandy Coe

Introduce magic and imagination into your classroom with a poetry activity. Learners read the poem "Tiny" by Mandy Coe and use their magic tickets to visit any place they can think of! The final result is a poem describing where they...

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#### Fraction and Decimal Word Problems No Problem!

Searching for a way to improve young mathematicians' problem solving skills? Look no further. This comprehensive collection of word problem worksheets has exactly what you need to help students apply their understanding of fractions,...

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#### Build a City of the Future!

Tap into your pupils' imagination by asking them to design futuristic, ideal cities. They must discuss and take scale and size into account, looking at some model pieces of art for inspiration and analysis. The final product for each...

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#### Scale of Solar System

After the previous video in this series, class members should have a general grasp of the relatives sizes of the earth and sun. This video talks further about distances between the planets and gives a sense of their and other main...

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#### How Do You Solve a Scale Model Problem Using a Scale Factor?

Scale drawings are used to represent many things. Scales are used all the time on maps, and in architectural drawings. Watch this video as the instructor illustrates a simple drawing of a blueprint to represent the footage of an actual...

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#### How Do You Find the Scale of a Model?

A model car, a life size car, now compare their sizes. Hmmm. Ok, set up a proportion and then figure out a ratio, and now you can express the relationship in terms of scale. Watch this video and the teacher will demonstrate just how to...

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#### What is a Scale Drawing?

Scale drawings are an easy and plausible way to represent large things, such as roads and buildings, on paper. This tutorial explains what a scale drawing is and uses the example of a house to demonstrate how a scale drawing works. It...

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#### Map Scale and Ratios

Introduce you map scale and ratios lesson with this informative video. A student demonstrates how to properly use a scale on a map, as well as read a topographic map. This is a fantastic video to show during your map unit!

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#### Stadiums in America

Let's play ball! A great springtime activity to learn about ratios. This activity challenges learners to draw stadiums to scale on standard letter paper and also on construction paper. This three-day instructional activity includes a...

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#### What is a Scale Drawing?

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#### What are Similar Figures?

Similar figures have the same shape, the same corresponding angles, but different lengths of their corresponding sides. The teacher explains just what all that means. She demonstrates how to compare the two shapes to prove they are similar.

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#### Measuring with a Microscope

After considering the importance of scale, microbiologists measure the field of view for the 40X and 100X objectives of a compound light microscope. With this information, they calculate the size of a paramecium and a corn stem cell....

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#### Lesson #2 ~ Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

You might love this lesson, or you might not. Basically, high school scientists read through a script in which someone interviews a physicist, a biologist, and a chemist in regard to their use of nanotechnology. The names of the involved...

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#### Housing Project

Find everything you need for a two-week home construction simulation project for your high school economics class. They come up with the plans for a custom home including the cost per square foot, interest rate, mortgage term, down...

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#### Probability Scale 0 to 1

Use a probability scale line to help introduce learners to odds and probability. They start by examining an example line, looking at where events would fall from 100% probability to 0%. Next, learners complete two of these on their own,...

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#### Music of Japan

My, how Japan has changed! From Hogaku to karaoke, this slide show provides an overview of the culture, instruments, and periods of transition through Japanese music. Here you will find 21 text-rich slides which are great for note taking.

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#### Our Solar System - Comparing Planetary Travel Distances

NASA presents a mini-unit on distances in our solar system. It incorporates scientific concepts of gravity, mass, density, and payload while your aspiring astronauts also employ mathematics skills. They calculate speed, they determine...

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#### Thinking About Scale: Grade 2 Unit 5

Solid background information, good discussion questions, and a few measurement activities is what you'll find when you open this resource. This unit on measurement takes learners step-by-step through the comparison process as they...

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#### Interpreting Tables and Graphs

Students analyze real-life relationships modeled by linear functions. The construction and interpretation of the data scaled on graphs forms the basis of this lesson. Data is both compiled in a table and translated from a table to a graph.

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#### Environmental Agents of Mathematics: Mathematics for Change

High schoolers analyze environmental science data using Math. They do research about renewable energy, gather data, create graphs and interpret their findings. Then the group presents their arguments persuasively using their findings to...

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#### Picture This

Engage scholars in a ratio lesson that employs real-world scenarios. Learners will compare the length and width of pictures and use a table to identify ratio patterns. They watch "Math Can Take You Places" and discuss jobs that use math...

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#### Draw an Inch, Walk a Mile

Students work in small groups to solve the problems presented. The main project, mapping the classroom, use these discussions to collaborate in creating a tangible demonstration of their understanding.

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#### Compagnie Air Nourriture

Students complete the lesson, "Tout le monde est a table," and calculate in miles and kilometers using the world map scale, the distance each product has traveled. They record the distances on graphs and calcuate how long it took by...

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#### Scale Model of the Solar System

Young scientists gain a better understanding of space, the solar system and its vastness by creating a scale model. Students first need to calculate the distance between each of the nine planets according to the size of their scale. This...

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#### Footprints: Take a Step into Estimation

Compare sizes of student footprints with those of elephants and sauropod dinosaurs! Upper graders make estimations of the areas of irregular shapes; students use grids to make and explain estimates within low and high ranges.

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#### Using a Map to Locate Places

Here is a good way to explore the concept of map skills. In this geography lesson, young geographers discover how to read a map and the elements printed on the map. They hunt for states, captials, and National Parks on a map.

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#### Mapping It Out: Social Studies Online

A great way to introduce 2nd graders to map skills would be to use this presentation. The visuals are inviting and the layout is easy to understand. This would be a terrific way to cover the basics on how to read a map. There is also a...

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#### Bone Collector

Feel like a detective yet? Pupils first watch a brief clip from the movie The Bone Collector. Using a photo of the suspect's footprint next to a dollar bill, they then use proportions to determine the size of the suspect's shoe.

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#### Authentic Activities for Connecting Mathematics to the Real World

Check out the handout from a presentation that contains a collection of high school algebra projects connecting a variety of mathematics to the real world. Activities range from simple probabilities to calculus. The activities can be...

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#### Solar System Scale & Size

Use a variety of whole fruits to represent the different planets in the solar system to introduce scale sizes to your math or space science class. They follow suit by creating a non-scaled model of the solar system using specific-colored...

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#### Earth, Earth’s Moon, Mars Balloons

Very specific diameters are given for blowing up three different balloons to represent, in scale, the moon, Earth, and Mars. In groups of three, amateur astronomers explore scale measurements and distance in space.

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#### The Shrinking Pond

Geometry meets ecology in this compact math task using scale factors. Middle schoolers determine the new area of a pond that is drying out due to drought based on the first given dimensions. Use this handout as an exit ticket or pop quiz.

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#### Worlds in Comparison

Young astronomers follow a step-by-step procedure for dividing a lump of dough into parts, resulting in a scaled volume set of puny planets. Along with the printable directions is a template chart of planet names on which learners can...

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#### Cosmological Time Scale 1

A scaled timeline points out periods of times that are relevant to us since the Big Bang. Events on the timeline include earth formation, dinosaur extinction, and modern humans.

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#### Intergalactic Scale

Sal narrates the last video concentrating on the scale between stars and galaxies themselves.

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#### Piano Lessons - Coordinating Your Left and Right Hands

Learn your first piano scale! Focus on hand placement and moving your right and left hands in coordination. Consider watching this video all the way through before attempting to follow along on your piano; it could be a tad confusing!

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#### Floor Plan

A multi-step problem has learners finding the actual area based on a scale drawing and then converting units at the end. Two different solution choices are listed depending on the preference on which step to start first. Both methods can...

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#### Essential Elements of Habitat

First graders compare their local area with the Belize landscape. They construct maps of the school area, adding descriptive information. They write haiku poems about their favorite outside places.

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#### Worksheet: History of the Earth

Earth historians review scale and then draw a geologic timeline, labeling major eras. In pairs, they research the periods and eons within each era. A list of important historical events is provided for them to mark on their completed...

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#### A Pentatonic Scale Activity

The famous Japanese tune, "Cherry Blooms" was composed using a pentatonic scale. Budding musicians explore the nature and theory behind the pentatonic scale as well as the East Asian music it is commonly used in. Multiple extensions are...

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#### Music Knowledge: pre/post test

While this is not a lesson, it could potentially take as long as one. This is a 73-question test to administer to those studying music. They'll need to answer questions regarding general music terminology, theory, and composition.

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#### Customized Topographic Maps and Models

Students explore the information depicted on topographic maps. They construct a 3-D topographic map of a local area. They go on a field trip to the depicted area and compare the 'real world' with their models.

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#### Measure the Length of an Object

Every measuring job requires a tool, but which is the right one? Scholars read four measuring tasks and select the proper tool for each. Next, they switch the exercise by choosing from a list of measuring tasks given a tool. Note there...

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#### Measure the Length of an Object

Would you measure ice water with a different tool than the height of a door? Of course! Scholars examine five measuring tasks and match them to the proper tools for the job. Three of these are length scenarios, one volume, and the last...

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#### Measurement Tools

Which of these is the best tool for the job? Learners examine a measurement scenario and determine which of five tools would be the right choice. There is only one problem, and the worksheet includes pictures. Because the answer is...

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#### Measure the Length of an Object

Which of these tools would work best? As scholars learn about measuring, be sure they know the proper tool for the job. There are three multiple-choice questions here prompting pupils to determine proper tool-measurement pairs. Would...

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#### Scaled Measurements

Introduce youngsters to the concept of scale measurement and the uses of scale drawing. They are provided with an explanation and then given two examples of how scale measurements work. This would be a good resource to use prior to...

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#### Linear Measurement

Young scholars examine the ruler as a measurement tool. They investigate the worldwide popularity of the metric system and practice its application. They measure objects around school in both metric and standard scales.

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#### Orienteering - Lesson 2 - Topographical Maps

One of the most important skills in orienteering is being able to read a topographical map. Understanding the contour lines and symbols and the scale of the map will make planning your route so much better. In this lesson, partners get...

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#### Complete the Scale

Here are six opportunities for learners to complete the scale. Each slide contains a number line or scale which is missing 1-2 numbers, the class must identify the missing number and put it in its proper place.

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#### Electronic Mapping

Students identify countries, oceans, and capitals by building an electronic map.

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#### Lesson 2: Measurement Tools

Elementary schoolers examine the uses of rulers, scales, and measuring cups. They determine the criteria for the use of each tool and visit different areas of school to find items that can be measured with these tools. Everyone takes...

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#### Scale Drawing Lesson Plan

Students calculate actual building measurements from a village map using concepts of ratios and scale in this ten instructional activity mini-unit. They practice measuring angles, multiplying decimals, estimating height and length, and...