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Hand Span and Height

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Is there a relationship between hand span width and height? Statisticians survey each other by taking measurements of both. A table that can hold data for 24 individuals is printed onto the worksheet, along with questions for analysis....
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8.SP.1Texting and Grades I

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Here is a fitting question for middle schoolers to consider: Is there a relationship between grade point average and frequency of sending texts? Starting statisticians examine a scatter plot and discuss any patterns seen.
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Oakland Coliseum

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Help algebra learners relate a real-life function that happens at the Oakland Coliseum every time the Raiders play. The resource states that the revenue of the Oakland Raiders home games is a function of the number of seats sold and the...
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Triangle's Interior Angles

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Given a pair of parallel lines and a triangle in between, geometers prove that the sum of the interior angles is 180 degrees. This quick quest can be used as a pop quiz or exit ticket for your geometry class.
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Rainy Day Physical Education

For Teachers K - 12th
Out of ideas for what to do with your PE class on a rainy day? Look no further, as this document has over 50 great ideas for indoor activities! Each activity is clearly explained, is engaging, and will give your youngsters a much-needed...
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Cereal Box Surface Area

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
How much math can your learners pour out of a cereal box? Your middle schoolers will explore their favorite cereal and calculate the surface area, volume, and weight ratios and log this information on the provided worksheet. They get to...
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Lessons - Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Volcanoes are among the most spectacular geological features on the planet. Jump into an exploration of these amazing phenomenon with this multimedia lesson series. Working collaboratively in small groups, young scientists view videos...
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Athletics and Genetics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How might genetic testing impact and transform the nature of athletic sports? After reading a New York Times article on genetic testing for children to determine athletic ability, class members are broken into groups and take on the...
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How Fast is Usain Bolt?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Revisit the 2012 Summer Olympics by having seventh graders calculate the unit rate sprinting speed of the 100-meter gold medal winner. 
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7.RP Music Companies, Variation 2

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Real-world multiple-step proportion problems are sometimes hard to find for your math class. Here is one designed specifically to meet that need. Learners use proportional relationships to determine price per share in the acquisition of...
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7.RP Music Companies, Variation 1

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
We've got the beat! And your musically-minded mathematicians will tap their toes as they determine which music company would be getting a better deal based on their offers to buy out TunesTown. The topic is extended in an additional task...
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Art Class, Variation 2

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Given a set of six paint mix ratios, artistic mathematicians produce an equation that relates the number of parts for blue paint to parts for yellow paint resulting new shades of green. 
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Estimating the Mean State Area

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Seventh grade statisticians randomly select five states and then determine the mean area. The class then works together to create a dot plot of their results. 
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Waiting Times

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Probability prevails in this assignment as youngsters determine the probability of finding a blue pen in a cereal box when they can come in blue, green, yellow, or red. Learners set up a simulation to determine the outcome of compound...
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Distances on the Number Line 2

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Simple tasks are presented for your seventh grade math masters. They are to determine whether two numbers on a number line are equidistant from zero and what the two added together would be.
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The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection in Humans

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Sickle cell disease only occurs when both parents contribute the trait, and mostly in those of African descent. Where did it come from? How did it evolve? Tony Allison, a molecular biologist, noticed a connection between sickle cell and...