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101 Questions

#### Want Some Orange Juice?

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Juice up your lessons with an open-ended resource. Scholars must determine how many oranges it takes to fill a container with juice. They use information presented in a video and as images to find the solution.
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101 Questions

#### The Mystery Line

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Take the mystery out of linear functions. Provided an image with no scale, learners guess where the line that connects them might cross the y-axis. After providing the coordinates of the points, they realize scale is an important...
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101 Questions

#### Tether Ball

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
All work and no play makes for a boring classroom! Bring back memories by analyzing the patterns of a tether ball. Given the dimensions of the ball, pole, and rope, young scholars must determine how many times the ball will wrap around...
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101 Questions

#### R2D2 Post-Its

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
You can't go wrong with Star Wars! A video set to the Star Wars theme song presents a problem solving situation. The task? Determine how many small Post-It notes will fit on a bulletin board. The problem requires individuals to compare...
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101 Questions

#### Nana's Paint Mixup

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
You would probably do anything for your Nana, including fixing her mistakes! Nana provided the wrong ratio to mix red and white paint, and she didn't realize it until after she mixed the paint. Your class now needs to figure out how to...
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101 Questions

#### Foreign Subway Order

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Subway orders are the same in every language, right? An inquiry-based lesson presents a Subway ordering board from an Asian country. Given an order, learners must determine the cost by comparing symbols of the order to the symbols on the...
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101 Questions

#### Coin Carpet

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Here's a new meaning to the expression throwing away money...a carpet of coins! An intriguing lesson requires calculations to determine the coin that would be the cheapest option, but it's a little tricky. The cost of the coin changes,...
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101 Questions

#### Neptune

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
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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101 Questions

#### Amazon Percent Discount

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Everyone loves a good sale! A straightforward lesson provides practice with calculating a percent off of a product. Using ads from Amazon, individuals calculate the percent off the ad does not show. Pupils see the answer after revealing...
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101 Questions

#### Gas Station Ripoff

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Ever wonder if you can trust the pump that pumps your gas? Budding mathematicians use video evidence to analyze the cost-per-gallon ratio at different intervals for three different pumps. Their goal is to identify the pump that is...
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101 Questions

#### Popcorn Picker

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A video and popcorn, just like being at the movies! Given the dimensions of two different cylinders, scholars decide which will hold the most popcorn. They find out if their calculations are correct with the provided solution video.
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101 Questions

#### Binder Clips: Large, Medium, Small

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Ever wondered how many pieces of paper a binder clip can hold? Viewers of a short video are about to find out! Given measurement data for three different sized binder clips, learners must develop a method for figuring out how many pieces...
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101 Questions

#### Nana's Chocolate Milk

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Nobody wants to make Nana mad! Help Mr. Meyer fix the chocolate milk he prepared for his Nana using too many scoops of chocolate. Youngsters develop a problem-solving strategy that leads to the solution using ratios and proportions.
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101 Questions

#### A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How many pennies can you save in a lifetime? One individual knows the answer! A video presentation of a question asks scholars to determine how many pennies a bank customer has saved since he was a teenager. They know the total weight of...
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101 Questions

#### Shorter Shovels

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners won't have to dig themselves out of a hole thanks to an insightful video. Using the movie Holes as inspiration, individuals must determine the difference in the number of holes dug when digging with a shorter shovel. Because the...
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101 Questions

#### Would You like Fries with Your Order?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Ever wonder what you are paying for a single fry at McDonald's? An engaging lesson compares the cost per fry in a small order to a larger order. It's a great application of unit rate that is sure to make your classes hungry for more!
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Kenan Fellows

#### Let's Move

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Find a statistical reason for a fresh start. Using a hypothetical scenario, individuals research statistical data of three different cities. Their goal? Find the best statistical reason for a business to move to a new location. Their...
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Yummy Math

#### Penny Wars

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
As the saying goes, a penny saved is a penny earned. Young scholars use a penny activity to earn their way to an understanding of volume. Given three different-sized cylindrical containers, individuals make calculations to determine the...
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#### Bolt Conversion

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Usain Bolt and Superman have something in common—speed! A video of one of Bolt's races introduces young scholars to the concept of unit rate. Using data from the race, the narrator calculates a unit rate in kilometers per hour, which...
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Teach Engineering

#### Boxed In and Wrapped Up

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
If cubes have the smallest surface area, why aren't there more cube-shaped packages? Scholars take a box in the shape of a rectangular prism, cut it up, and make new boxes in the shape of cubes with the same volume. They then brainstorm...
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Yummy Math

#### More Chocolate Candy?

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Everyone knows that candy is the best part of any holiday—but which holiday's candy gives you the most bang for your buck? Analyze a chocolate heart, a chocolate bat, and a normal piece of chocolate to decide which piece of candy has the...
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Teach Engineering

#### Stay in Shape

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Using their knowledge of right triangles, pupils find out how far a ship is from a light house. Class members determine how far around the world a ship would be sailing at a constant speed.
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Fluence Learning

#### Construct Viable Arguments About Adding Fractions

For Students 5th Standards
Test mathematicians' knowledge of adding fractions with a brief assessment that challenges them to play teacher while correcting a peer's work. Scholars examine Carl's mathematical response, identify where he went wrong, then solve the...
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101 Questions

#### Building Boxes

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Build foundational knowledge of volume by building boxes. Given dimensions for a piece of grid paper, young mathematicians determine the number of possible open-top boxes it will make. As part of this task, they also find the box with...