Lesson Plan
Marilyn Burns Education Associates

#### Eighteen Flavors

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Your learners will be tantalized by this inquiry-based, collaborative activity as they discover how to write an equation that represents the height of an ice cream cone. Given the scenario based on the poem, "Eighteen Flavors," and...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Correlation of Variables by Graphing

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Middle and high schoolers use a spreadsheet to graph data. In this graphing instructional activity, learners determine how two parameters are correlated. They create a scatter plot graph using a computer spreadsheet.
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Variables Affecting Earth's Albedo

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars study the variables that affect the Earth's albedo.  In this environmental data analysis lesson students interpret and graph information and calculate changes.
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Walking the Plank

For Students 6th - 8th
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...
Lesson Planet Article
Curated OER

#### Making Variables More Concrete

For Teachers 8th - 10th
When teaching about the different types of variables, practice is the key.
Activity
NASA

#### How to Do a Science Fair Project

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Build problem-solving skills with science! Step-by-step videos walk investigators through each stage of completing a science fair project. Scientists learn to formulate a testable question, design an experiment, collect data, draw...
Lesson Plan
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Bonneville

#### Creating the Most Effective Solar Heater

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
If changing one variable can improve a design, why not try changing more? Using the results from the previous activity, scholars decide on the variables that caused the most improvement in the effectiveness of the solar heater. They take...
Lesson Plan
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Bonneville

#### Manipulating Design Variables on Solar Heaters

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Always strive to make things better. The second of three activities in the Experimenting with Solar Heaters unit has learners design new solar heaters that are more effective compared to the simple models they used in the previous...
Instructional Video14:56
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Flipped Math

#### Experimental Design

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Experimentally, come up with a study design. Learners hear about different types of study designs, observational studies, and experiments. They identify the subjects, response variable, treatment, and whether there was a cause and...
Interactive

#### Jumping Aliens

For Students 6th Standards
An alien-themed learning game challenges scholars to solve algebraic equations with exponents and variables using multiplication.
Interactive

#### Four Wheel Fracas

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
A quick learning game challenges players to solve one-step addition and subtraction algebraic equations. Scholars play against several others, racing around the track in their four-wheeler, to see who can solve for a variable as fast...
Worksheet
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Flipped Math

#### Unit 2 Review: Create and Solve Equations and Inequalities

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Start with the basics. Pupils work through a review of the unit on equations and inequalities. Learners begin with solving equations and inequalities with no context, move on to problems that involve a context, and finish with a...
Instructional Video20:30
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Flipped Math

#### True False Equations

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Determine what makes the equation true. Learners view an instruction video on determining what values make an algebraic equation true. The pupils describe the solution set using three different methods: verbally, set notation, and...
Activity
Under the Dome

#### Consecutive Number Sums

For Students 6th Standards
Determine equivalent methods to find sums of consecutive numbers. Learners watch a video of a computer program that finds the sum of five consecutive numbers given a starting number. Pupils hypothesize how to determine the sum without...
Activity
Under the Dome

#### A Math-ic Prediction

For Students 6th Standards
Trick out mathematical expressions. Scholars participate in a computerized magic trick where the computer guesses the final answer to a series of operations. Pupils investigate the trick to determine what is happening. Individuals then...
Lesson Plan
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Bonneville

#### Variables Affecting Wind Turbine Power

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Design the best from the best. Groups work together to come up with the best configuration of different variables that affect a wind turbine. The teams choose from several variables such as the number of blades, the angle of the blades,...
Activity
Teach Engineering

#### Exploring Variables While Testing and Improving Mint-Mobiles (for Middle School)

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
There are more ways to use mint candies than to just eat them. In groups, learners design and build race cars using mint candies, drinking straws, Popsicle sticks, index cards, and other materials. They decide on an independent variable...
Activity
Teach Engineering

#### Exploring Variables While Testing and Improving Mint-Mobiles (for High School)

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Mint candies are good for more than just one's breath. Using basic materials such as mint candies, straws, index cards, and Popsicle sticks, scholars create race cars that meet a given budget as well as design constraints. They perform...
Interactive
New Mexico State University

#### Curse Reverse

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Build towers with algebraic expressions. Pupils use algebraic expressions to build towers that allow their players to navigate a series of rooms. Learners evaluate expressions using different values for the variables to create a pathway...
eBook
CK-12 Foundation

#### CK-12 Middle School Math Concepts - Grade 6

For Students 6th Standards
Twelve chapters cover a multitude of math concepts found in the Common Core standards for sixth grade. Each title provides a brief explanation of what you will find inside the chapter—concepts from which you can click on and learn more...
Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

#### Repeating Decimals: Does 1 equal 0.999... ?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Six questions make up a challenging interactive that tests scholars' knowledge of repeating decimals. Mathematicians answer true or false and multiple-choice questions with help from a tool that highlights decimal movement in an...
Unit Plan
New York City Department of Education

#### Dance and Text

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Use texts and dances to teach inequalities and equations. A sixth-grade unit covers using variables in equations and inequalities to solve problems. Learners show what they know at the end of the unit using two performance tasks, one...
Lesson Plan
Pace University

#### Grades 7-8 Independent and Dependent Variables

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
It all depends upon the independence. The differentiated instruction lesson introduces learners to independent and dependent variables. Using real-world situations, scholars gain a conceptual understanding of the difference between the...
Assessment
CCSS Math Activities

#### Smarter Balanced Sample Items: 6th Grade Math – Target I

For Teachers 6th Standards
Scholars apply their knowledge of statistical questions to determine which questions meet the criteria. Grade 6 Claim 1 Item Slide Shows offers a couple of practice problems for scholars to discuss.