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Solving and Graphing Inequalities

For Students 8th Standards
You can't go wrong with a lesson that involves candy! Learners solve and graph one-variable inequalities and use candy to graph the solution. Individuals associate open circle graphs with life savers and closed circle graphs with round...
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Solving Equations

For Students 8th Standards
Demonstrate the abstract process of solving equations by using algebra tiles as a concrete representation. Scholars begin by solving equations through the use of manipulatives. As they gain more confidence, they progress to whiteboards...
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Matching Representations

For Students 8th Standards
Pupils explore the many representations of linear functions by completing a matching activity to connect the multiple representations of a function. They then reinforce the connection as individuals create the different representations...
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Test-Taking Strategies for Three Subject Areas

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Sometimes a test page loaded with text can make a student's face go blank. Help them decipher what a text question is asking with a series of tips focused on reading comprehension, vocabulary, and language arts mechanics.
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Lesson 4: Back to School

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Based on your current level of human capital, how long would it take you to earn $1,000,000? What about your potential human capital? Learners explore the importance of education and experience when entering the workforce, and compare...
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Lesson 3: A Fresh Start

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The members of your economics class may be busy earning graduation credits, but the credit they should be concerned about is their financial credit. The third instructional activity in a unit about Hurricane Katrina and other events that...
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Lesson 2: In the Aftermath

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Don't wait for a crisis to get your finances together. An economics lesson demonstrates the importance of understanding crucial documents, banking basics, and financial tools with the focus on Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and its effects.
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Lesson 1: Katrina Strikes

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Most families have an emergency kit in their home with flashlights, water, and extra food. But what happens to your money when disaster strikes? An economics lesson focused on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 demonstrates the...
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Applications of the Pythagorean Theorem

For Students 8th Standards
Begin seeing the world through the lens of geometry! Use the 19th installment in a 25-part module to apply the Pythagorean Theorem to solve real-world problems. Individuals sketch situations resulting in right triangles such as the...
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Distance on the Coordinate Plane

For Students 8th Standards
Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to coordinate geometry. Learners find the distance between two points on a coordinate plane by using the Pythagorean Theorem. The vertical and horizontal change creates a right triangle, which allows...
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Pythagorean Theorem, Revisited

For Students 8th Standards
Transform your pupils into mathematicians as they learn to prove the popular Pythagorean Theorem. The 16th lesson plan in the series of 25 continues by teaching learners how to develop a proof. It shows how to prove the Pythagorean...
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Mid-Module Assessment Task: Grade 8 Module 7

For Students 8th Standards
Assess pupil understanding of rational and irrational numbers with a mid-module assessment that is the 15th lesson in the 25-part series. The questions represent the objectives in the first half of the series. Topics include decimal...
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Decimal Expansion of Pi

For Students 8th Standards
Develop a better understanding of the value of pi. Learners explore the area of a circle using estimation and graph paper. While continuing to estimate the area of the circle using smaller and smaller grids, the number pi emerges. 
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Converting Repeating Decimals to Fractions

For Students 8th Standards
Develop a process with your classes for converting repeating decimals to fractions. Through this process, pupils understand that any repeating decimal can be written as a fraction. The 10th lesson in this 25-part module helps reinforce...
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Infinite Decimals

For Students 8th Standards
Can you support the argument that the decimal 0.99999 ... is equivalent to the number one? The seventh installment in this 25-part module gives convincing support for this conclusion. Pupils write infinite decimals using powers of 10....
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Greetings

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Welcome learners to the world of algebra. Use a lesson that poses a situation involving the profit from creating greeting cards to teach about algebra. It requires scholars to use linear functions and inequalities to solve problems.