Lesson Plan
Mathematics Assessment Project

Representing 3-D Objects in 2-D

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How  does the shape of the surface of water in a container change as water leaks out? After tackling this question, learners take part in a similar activity with more complex figures.
Assessment
Mathed Up!

2D and 3D Shapes

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
What a great assessment to give young mathematicians in order to test their knowledge on two- and three-dimensional shapes. Learners name various shapes, identify the number of edges, faces, and vertices, match an unfolded version of a...
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State of Michigan

Pre-K Mathematics

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Kick-start children's education with this pre-school math unit. Offering 31 different hands-on learning activities that develop young mathematicians' pattern and shape recognition, basic number sense, and much more, this is a must-have...
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Virginia Department of Education

Exploring 3-D Geometry

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Take young mathematicians on an exploration of the world of 3-D geometry with this seven-lesson unit. After first defining the terms perimeter, area, and volume and how they apply to the real world, students continue on to learn the...
Interactive
Scholastic

Study Jams! Perimeter

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Follow this engaging slide show on the calculation of polygon perimeter with some hands-on measurement of perimeters to solidify the concepts. On this webpage there are interactive assessment questions and links to related resources by...
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Illustrative Mathematics

What is a Trapezoid? (Part 2)

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
This collaborative activity investigates the meaning of a trapezoid and a parallelogram. It begins by presenting two different definitions of a trapezoid. Learners are to reason abstractly the difference between the two definitions and...
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Curated OER

What a Square

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students examine the painting "Old Man With A Gold Chain" by Rembrandt. They identify geometric shapes in the painting, measure these shapes and compare the relationships of these measurements.
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Curated OER

We Have Work to Do!

For Teachers K - 2nd
An excellent lesson awaits your young scientists! In it, learners are invited to explore the world of pulleys, levers, and planes; simple machines that make lifting heavy things much, much easier. They watch video, and engage in hands-on...
PPT
Curated OER

Visualizing and Naming Polygons

For Teachers 5th - 6th
A really useful resource contains 116 slides covering basic geometric concepts related to 2-D or plane shapes. Shape properties, translations, reflections, congruence, symmetry, and grid work are all laid out in a comprehensive and...
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Curated OER

Geometry Practice: Classifying Solids #2

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In this solids worksheet, young scholars identify the characteristics of solids. They name solids and determine the number of faces. This three-page worksheet contains seventeen problems. Answers are listed on the last page.
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Curated OER

Looking Through the Algebraic Lens

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students work with rectangles to find generalizations for adding and subtracting odd and even numbers in part one of the instructional activity. In part two, students use geoboards to construct polygons, look for patterns, and find a...
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Teachers Network

A World of Symmetry: Math-Geometry

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Define and identify the three basic forms of symmetry translation, rotation, and glides with your class. They cut out and arrange paper pattern blocks to illustrate symmetry, create a Cartesian graph, and design a rug with a symmetrical...
PPT
Curated OER

Buoyancy and Viscosity

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Some of these beautiful diagrams should help your students understand the connections between pressure and flight. Pressure and density are also discussed, and a number of links are included to give fantastic interactive examples of...
Interactive

Kangaroo Hop

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Scholars play against three other participants to show what they know about geometric figures. Starting at the beginning, kangaroos jump from shape to shape to match the figure to the displayed word and make their way to the finish line.
Workbook
Utah Education Network (UEN)

Geometry

For Students 6th Standards
Shape one's understanding of geometry using the resource. The sixth of seven chapters in 6th Grade Math focuses on geometry principles. Future mathematicians learn to find the area of parallelograms, trapezoids, triangles, and other...
Activity
US Department of Commerce

My Dream Home

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Dream big or go home. After analyzing a bar graph on the number of bedrooms in US homes derived from census data, scholars design their own dream homes. They cut out two-dimensional shapes from construction paper to create models of...
Lesson Plan
Space Awareness

What is a Constellation

For Students 1st - 5th
Why do some stars in a constellation appear brighter than others? Using a get-up-and-move astronomy activity, scholars explore perspective and the appearance of constellations in the sky while developing an understanding of the...
Assessment
CPALMS

2D Rotations of Triangles

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Where does the line of rotation need to be to get a cone? Pupils respond to three questions involving rotating a right triangle about different lines. The scholars describe the solid created along with providing details about its...
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Teach Engineering

Seeing All Sides: Orthographic Drawing

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How can your draw three-dimensional figures on paper? The lesson shows pupils how to draw orthographic projections of three-dimensional figures composed of cubes. After viewing a PowerPoint presentation, they practice this skill with...
Activity
Noyce Foundation

Piece it Together

For Students K - 12th Standards
Score some problems all related to soccer balls. The first few problems focus on pattern blocks to see relationships between figures. More advanced problems focus on actual soccer balls, the patterns on the balls, and their volumes and...
Activity
Noyce Foundation

Lyle's Triangles

For Students K - 12th Standards
Try five problems on triangles. Levels A and B focus on shapes that can be created from right triangles. Level C touches upon the relationship between the area of a six-pointed star and the area of each triangle of which it is composed....
Activity
Noyce Foundation

Cubism

For Students K - 12th Standards
If cubism were a religion, would you follow it? Lower-level tasks focus primarily on counting the number cubes in a structure and relating the number to surface area. As learners progress to higher-level tasks, isometric drawings and...
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Mathed Up!

Symmetry

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Eleven problems provide pupils the opportunity to find the lines of symmetry or identify rotational symmetry. Scholars alter designs to make them symmetrical, learn to recognize signs that are symmetrical, and identify the type of...
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Bowland

Mission: Rainforest

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Young environmentally conscious mathematicians solve a variety of problems related to the central theme of uncovering illegal logging activities. They determine a base camp based on given constraints, investigate logging activities and...