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#### Teacher Planning Kits for New School Routines | End of Year

New ReviewSupport your end-of-year instruction with planning kits from PBS. Five planning kits are provided: Special Lessons and Collections; Planning Sheets for Pre-K through 5 and 6-12; Summer Bonus Resources; and Relevant Professional Learning...

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#### Noticing Poetry

New ReviewIntroduce scholars to the "I Notice" method, a different approach to studying poetry. Instructors first model the noticing method by identifying words and images that appeal on the sonic level, the ideational level, the sensory level,...

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#### Calculus AB/BC - Determining Concavity of Functions over Their Domains

Time to take a second look at derivatives finding concavity. While watching the video, learners find out the definition of concavity. Individuals see how to determine whether an interval is concave up or concave down using graphs and the...

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#### Remote Book Clubs: Nurturing Community and Connection

In a time when collaboration is challenging, connect peers through a good book using a remote book club. Core principles include autonomy, goal setting, and collaboration between classmates. Diverse reads boost reading skills as well as...

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#### Calculus AB/BC - Derivatives of tan(x), cot(x), sec(x), and csc(x)

Continue to differentiate the rest of the trigonometric functions. Pupils see the derivatives of the other four trigonometric functions and begin to memorize the rules. Learners see examples that show that the calculus portion of a...

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#### Calculus AB/BC - The Quotient Rule

Some differentiation rules are just better to memorize. The ninth lesson in a unit of 11 presents the quotient rule to pupils for them to memorize. Learners use the quotient rule to determine the derivative of two quotients after seeing...

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#### Calculus AB/BC - The Product Rule

There's more to derivatives of multiplication than simply the product of the derivatives. A helpful video gives learners the product rule of finding the derivative of the product of two functions. Pupils find the derivatives of functions...

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#### Calculus AB/BC - Derivatives of cos(x), sin(x), e^x, and ln(x)

The shortcuts are not just for polynomial functions. Pupils learn the derivatives of the two basic trigonometric functions, cosine and sine. The video provides the derivatives for exponential and logarithmic functions. Learners work...

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#### Calculus AB/BC - Derivative Rules: Constant, Sum, Difference, and Constant Multiple

Use derivatives to find equations of lines. Pupils learn more rules to use as shortcuts to find derivatives. Using the rules, they find the equations of the tangent line and the normal line at a given point. Scholars then apply the new...

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#### Calculus AB/BC - The Power Rule

There has to be a quicker way. Pupils learn the power rule that allows for a shortcut to take the derivative of terms to a power. Using the newly found rule, scholars find the slope of the tangent line to a function at a given x value....

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#### Calculus AB/BC - Connecting Differentiability and Continuity

Despite what you thought, you can differentiate between continuity and differentiability. Using a short lesson, pupils learn how differentiability and continuity relate to each other. It provides three descriptions of when a function is...

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#### Calculus AB/BC - Estimating Derivatives of a Function at a Point

It seems like it should be about three. Pupils learn to get an estimate of the derivative of a function at a point by using the derivative functionality of their graphing calculators. They take that information to determine the equation...

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#### Calculus AB/BC - Defining the Derivative of a Function and Using Derivative Notation

Pupils learn how to find the derivative of a function by applying the definition using limits. Learners understand that the derivative provides the slope of the tangent line and use that information to find the equation of the tangent...

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#### Calculus AB/BC - Average and Instantaneous Rate of Change

Ramp up the average rate of change—instantly. Learners use their knowledge of the formula to find the average rate of change to find the instantaneous rate of change. The presenter shows pupils an interactive that demonstrates finding...

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#### The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

Good discussion questions, quizzes, and tests teach as well as assess. Readers of The Great Gatsby will learn much from the materials in a 36-page packet designed to help students prepare for the AP Literature exam. Included in the...

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#### College Physics for AP® Courses

Take a look at an organized physics course. The 34-section electronic textbook covers material in AP® Physics 1 and 2. Teachers use the text to supplement lectures and have the class work through the labs. Each section contains multiple...

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#### Biology for AP® Courses

An eight-unit electronic textbook provides a guide to AP® Biology. Each of the 28 chapters include an introduction, multiple lessons, a summary, review questions, and test prep questions. Teachers see how each lesson connects to a big...

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#### Solutions to Polynomial Equations

Take a step back to Algebra II. The first lesson plan in a series of 23 asks scholars to remember working with quadratic equations with complex solutions. Pupils apply polynomial identities to complex numbers and work examples that show...

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#### The Lowdown: How Good are You at Detecting Bias?

Get the lowdown on five different types of biases (confirmation, anchoring, blind-spot, negativity, outcome) with a activity that not only provides examples but also offers suggestions for how to detect and combat each type.

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#### Teaching American History for All

Although Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X both work for equal rights, social change, and political empowerment, their approaches were radically different. To better understand these contrasts, class members compare King's "I...

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#### Character vs. Society in The Invisible Man

Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man is difficult to read and difficult to teach. The novel is so highly regarded that it is one of most often listed as an option for the AP Literature and Composition exam. The materials in this packet from PBS...

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#### Reading Closely for Textual Details: “Life Steps Almost Straight”

Help your class examine humanity's unpredictable nature through "Life Steps Almost Straight." Learners read various works from philosophers such as Viktor Frankl, The Buddha, and Nietzsche to gather textual evidence and explain their...

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#### Freedom’s Ring: King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech was the clarion call for the modern Civil Rights Movement. Using the immortal words of King, an animated screen allows pupils to hear his words delivered to the March on Washington in...

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#### The White House

Taking a guided tour through the White House would require extensive travel costs and an armed security escort—but a virtual tour only requires an Internet connection! A few clicks bring users through the historical corridors and rooms...

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#### Persuasive Writing

Should students be paid for doing well in school? That is the question at the heart of an argumentative writing unit that walks writers through the steps of crafting a persuasive essay. The carefully scaffolded scripted plans provide...

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#### 2004 AP® Computer Science A Free-Response Questions

What is important from the instruction? Using the questions, pupils and teachers see how the AP® Computer Science exam addresses topics. Scholars realize the importance of the case studies from the course. The released questions range...

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#### 2009 AP® Calculus BC Free-Response Questions

Dive into the exam review. Pupils use questions, including one about diving into a pool, to prepare for the AP® Calculus BC exam. Items include contextual and non-contextual questions with contextual examples requiring a calculator....

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#### 2007 AP® Calculus BC Free-Response Questions

Provide a review for the exam so individuals don't tank. AP® provides the free-response questions for teachers to use to help their pupils prepare for the exam. The six BC questions from 2007 include regions bounded by functions, water...

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#### 2009 AP® Calculus AB Free-Response Questions

What was one of the big takeaways from 2009? By reviewing the released AP® Calculus free-response questions, pupils and teachers realize that performing mathematics is not all there is to doing well on the exam. Several items require...

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#### 2007 AP® Calculus AB Free-Response Questions

Grow your knowledge of Calculus AB. Items released from the 2007 AP® Calculus AB exam provide information to teachers about the importance of particular topics. Pupils use the questions to gain an understanding of ways the exam assesses...

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#### 2006 AP® Calculus AB Free-Response Questions

Develop more than just a topical approach to the exam. The six free-response questions from 2006 reveal how the AP exam assesses topics. By using the questions, pupils practice topics such as velocity, sketch slope fields, solving...

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#### NewsFeed Defenders Extension Pack

Accuracy, transparency, trustworthiness, and impartiality are four unspoken rules of journalism. Scholars delve deep into the subject by discussing the pros and cons of relying on social media for news. They also play an online game to...

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#### 2015 AP® Calculus BC Free-Response Questions

How will the exam ask this question? The free-response questions from the 2015 AP Calculus BC exam demonstrate how questions appear on the test. Using the questions, pupils gain experience answering similar inquiries to what they see on...

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#### 2006 AP® Computer Science A Free-Response Questions

Inheritance is a programming problem. Released free-response questions allow pupils and teachers to experience the 2006 AP® exam phrases questions. The items range from the application of basic algorithms to using inheritance in a...

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#### 2009 AP® Computer Science A Free-Response Questions

Coding and decoding is part of the work. Pupils and teachers use the released questions from 2009 to gather information on how topics show up on the AP Computer Science exam. The four questions range from the array data structure to...

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#### 2013 AP® Calculus BC Free-Response Questions

Apply the skills to problems to ace the AP test. Free-response questions require scholars to take calculus skills and apply them to situations. Pupils use the questions to see how those situations appear on an upcoming exam. Teacher use...

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#### 2016 AP® Calculus BC Free-Response Questions

The split is 50-50. Released free-response questions from the 2016 AP Calculus BC show that half the questions are from the AB portion of the course and the others are from the BC portion. Teachers and pupils use the items to prepare and...

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#### 2018 AP® Calculus BC Free-Response Questions

Don't just rely on the textbook. Released items from the AP Calculus BC provide pupils and teachers insight on how topics appear on the exam. The six items are divided into calculator and non-calculator sets with half of them also...

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#### 2017 AP® Calculus AB Free-Response Questions

What is the answer to this question? Pupils use six questions to practice for the AP Calculus AB test. The review questions are divided in two sections, calculator and non-calculator. Additional resources allow teachers to determine how...

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#### 2016 AP® Calculus AB Free-Response Questions

Using the common errors and test taker responses, it's easy for teachers to see where to pinpoint instruction throughout the AP Calculus course. Pupils, using the released items, develop an understanding of how future exams assess the...

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#### 2015 AP® Calculus AB Free-Response Questions

How will the topics be assessed? Using the six released items from the Calculus AB test, pupils see how the exam assesses content from the course. With the additional materials covering test taker's responses and scoring keys, teachers...

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#### 2014 AP® Calculus AB Free-Response Questions

Give classes a sneak peek at an upcoming test. Scholars work released items from the AP Calculus AB test to prepare for their own exams. The resource consists of six items, two graphing calculator items, and four non-calculator items....

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#### 2013 AP® Calculus AB Free-Response Questions

What is the important stuff? The free-response questions from the 2013 Calculus AB exam highlight the topics in calculus assessed that year. Items provide pupils the opportunity to experience questions similar to what they will see on...

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#### 2012 AP® Calculus AB Free-Response Questions

What's on the test? Released items provide insight into the AP Calculus test. The six items are split into two groups, two calculator items and four non-calculator items. Resources allow teachers to see what kinds of answers test takers...

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#### 2011 AP® Calculus AB Free-Response Questions

So this is the real test? The resource provides the free-response questions from the 2011 AP Calculus AB exam. The six questions are split into two sections, calculator and non-calculator items. Several resources give teachers...

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#### 2014 AP® Calculus BC Free-Response Questions

How much of the material is really important? Pupils use the free-response questions from the 2014 AP Calculus BC exam to see how the questions appear. With the supporting material, teachers understand the topics that appear on the test...

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#### 2017 AP® Calculus BC Free-Response Questions

Pupils use the six released free-response questions from an AP Calculus BC exam to prepare for their own exam. The questions cover a range of topics from the BC curriculum, with half of the items coming strictly from AB material and the...

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#### 2018 AP® Calculus AB Free-Response Questions

Pupils interact with six released questions from the 2018 AP Calculus AB exam. Teachers use the additional materials to determine where the class is in terms of readiness for the exam to help provide additional instruction as needed.

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#### 2010 AP® Calculus AB Free-Response Questions

Is this going to be on the test? The resource contains the AP Calculus AB free-response questions that were on the 2010 test. Pupils use the six questions to prepare for their tests. Teachers use the included response resources to...

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#### Creating Suspense Lesson 1: Analyzing Literary Devices in Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death"

Rather than a whodunit, "The Masque of the Red Death" is the perfect story to analyze how Poe combines literary devices to create the suspense that grips readers. The richly detailed lesson is carefully scaffolded, moving from teacher...

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#### Principles of Microeconomics: Scarcity and Social Provisioning

There’s no such thing as a free economics course, but here's a resource that is as close as you can get. Drawing on the expertise of a textbook, augmented by input from higher education economics instructors, a helpful eBook presents a...

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#### Mental Health Lesson Plans

According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), the stigma of mental illness is often worse than the actual disorder. With the lesson plans, pupils discover the myths and stereotypes associated with mental health disorders....

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#### The Search for Identity

Discover how writers express identity in their writing. Learners explore how issues of identity surface in the literature of minority writers. Scholars watch a video, read and discuss biographies, conduct research, engage in creative...

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#### Poetry of Liberation

How do writers use words to protest injustice, challenge the status quo, and shape their own identities? Individuals watch and discuss a video, read author biographies, write poetry and journals, develop a slideshow, and complete a...

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#### Becoming Visible

The television and interstate highways both came of age in 1950s America. Scholars use film, text, and discussion to explore how these and other cultural icons shaped the literature of the time. Pupils also create a family history...

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#### Southern Renaissance

How do authors use their writing as a means of responding to social and cultural change? Pupils watch a video, engage in discussion, read interesting author biographies, write an account of a typical day in a sharecropping family, and...

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#### Migrant Struggle

The American Dream is a goal that many pursue, but is it truly attainable for all people? An in-depth lesson explores the plight of migrants in twentieth-century America. The resource includes a video and author biographies and...

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#### Modernist Portraits

How did literature reflect people's attitudes in post-World War I America? A lesson explores the topic using a variety of activities. Individuals watch and respond to a video; read author biographies and engage in discussion; write...

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#### Rhythms in Poetry

Rhyme, rhythm, free verse, imagery: Do these words describe poetry, or jazz music? The answer is both! A resource explores these similarities as scholars watch a video, engage in discussion, read author biographies, write poetry and...

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#### Social Realism

Many American writers in the late nineteenth century wanted their writing to reflect real life. Individuals watch and discuss a video, read and explore author biographies, write a journal entry and a poem, and complete a multimedia...

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#### Regional Realism

How did writers capture and express the distinct voices of their characters in nineteenth-century texts? Individuals explore regional dialect in American literature. They watch a video, engage in discussion, read author biographies,...

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#### Slavery and Freedom

How do nineteenth-century texts by African American and Native American writers contribute to the country's ideals of freedom and individuality? Learners explore the topic by watching and discussing a video, reading biographies, writing...

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#### Masculine Heroes

What were the driving forces behind American expansion in the nineteenth century, and what were its effects? Scholars watch a video, read biographies, engage in discussion, write journals and poetry, draw, and create a multimedia...

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#### Spirit of Nationalism

What were the virtues and values that helped form America? Pupils watch and discuss a video, read biographies of early Americans, chart the differences between early American religious movements, write journals and letters, draw, and...

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#### Scale of the Universe II

How is a dodo bird like a beach ball? Science sleuths discover amazing size comparisons using a hands-on Internet resource. Individuals examine the metric scale of objects and organisms ranging from the smallest possible to the largest...

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#### Forces Lab

Here's a force to be reckoned with in the physics classroom! Scholars discover the movements associated with tension, compression, and other common forces through a hands-on simulation. Pupils pull, push, and twist their way through each...

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#### Utopian Promise

Scholars learn all about the Puritans in the third installment of a 16-part lesson series. After watching a video, they read and discuss biographies of Puritans and Quakers from American history, write journal entries and poetry, and...

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#### Exploring Borderlands

What motivated Europeans to explore the New World, and what effects did their exploration have on Native American populations? The second installment of a 16-part American Passages series prompts pupils to watch a video and read several...

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#### Religious Studies

What is the difference between religion and religious studies? Readers find out after reading an online handout. It outlines common assignments in religious studies classes, such as critically evaluating religious texts and writing...

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#### Psychology

Psychology, the scientific study of the human mind and behavior, is a popular major for many college students. An informative handout outlines common assignments in psychology courses. Scholars see how to design a research proposal,...

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#### History

The past helps to inform the present and the future—that's why the study of history is so important. The handout describes what historians do and why their jobs are meaningful. Readers learn about what to expect in a college-level...

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#### Using Models to Understand Photosynthesis

Is your class in the dark about photosynthesis? Shed some sunlight on an important biological process with a thoughtful activity. After answering questions to help determine their level of knowledge, learners work with chemical equations...

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#### WOOP

Achieving your goals can be as easy as Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, and Plan! Show your class how to turn their personal and academic desires into reality using a time-proven process. The resource focuses on self control and guides users...

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#### Stagecraft

The house lights dim, the curtain parts, lights slowly come up, revealing the stage. Before the actors appear, before a word is spoken, the audience is drawn in by the lighting, by the colors, by lines of the set, by the props, and...

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#### Plagiarism is Stealing!

Stop, thief! Do your pupils understand the consequences of plagiarism? Lesson three of six in a series of college and career readiness activities demonstrates the dangers of taking credit for someone else's work. Learners engage in...

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#### Changing Gender Roles on the Home Front

Many historians discuss how gender roles changed because of World War II, but how did this come to be? An informative resource challenges scholars to do some digging and research the information for themselves. They research how...

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#### Crusades and Culture in the Middle Ages

The Crusades sounds like a glamorous time period in the Middle Ages full of glory—but was it? Scholars find and review the truth of the Crusades' influence on the world through the resource. The study guides, separated individually by...

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#### Hometown Heroes

Transform studying about veterans in a textbook to personal interviews with veterans in the community. Four varying lesson plans make up an entire unit or individualized learning based on your class's needs. Exercises include researching...

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#### Building Evidence-Based Arguments: "Cuplae poena par esto: Let the punishment fit the crime."

Should a criminal's punishment match the crime? An argumentative writing plan explores this question as class members investigate a variety of mixed-medium sources by experts in the field, form evidence-based claims, and support them...

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#### Life for German Youth in the 1930s: Education, Propaganda, Conformity, and Obedience

The German youth faced an onslaught of propaganda when they went to school, thanks to the Nazi regime led by Hitler during World War II. Pupils relate their education experiences to German youth by analyzing primary source readings,...

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#### NOVA Sun Lab Lesson Plan

Looking for a sun-sational multi-lesson plan full of videos, simulations, and discussion? Introduce your young scientists to all things solar with a four-part hands-on adventure. Pupils learn the basics of solar anatomy, space weather,...

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#### Capitalism and Socialism

Capitalism, socialism, communism ... these may seem like a whole bunch of isms to your scholars. High schoolers won't confuse them after completing an informative resource. Your class masters how to use primary sources to critically...

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#### NOVA Evolution Lab Lesson Plan

It doesn't matter if you look on land, in the air, underground, or in water—evolution is everywhere. Scholars complete worksheets with multiple question types as they progress through six online missions creating phylogenic trees.

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#### Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom's Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe's passion for abolitionism culminated when Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, forcing Northern states to become complicit in the act of slavery. A short video dramatizes the events preceding the...

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#### My Generation Rx: Minute Activities

Want to discuss the prevalence of prescription drug abuse among teenagers, but running out of class time? A series of short, straightforward activities address topics such as sharing prescription drugs, coping mechanisms for stress, and...

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#### The Day the Mesozoic Died

Solve the ultimate who dunnit mystery: the death of the dinosaurs. Viewers watch an engaging video that describes how the asteroid impact hypothesis came to fruition and the evidence supporting it. The video also explains how life...

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#### Evolution of Music - Pentatonix

Explore music through the decades with an engaging video brought to you by the 5-part harmony acapella group, Pentatonix. Genuine musical talents sing through a variety of popular music from the 11th century to the 2010's. Artists...

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#### Can 100% Renewable Energy Power the World?

If renewable energy sources are the best option, why aren't they used on a global scale? Junior environmentalists explore the benefits and problems associated with energy sources such as solar, wind, and biomass with a short video and...

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#### How Do Fish Make Electricity?

Shocking! Share the story of electric fish with young biologists for a fascinating lesson in specialized cells. The narrator of the video describes how some species of fish generate electric current, differentiates between weakly and...

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#### Acids and Alkalis—Gifted and Talented Chemistry

Looking for a comprehensive plan for teaching acid-base chemistry? Science scholars discover acid-base interactions through a thoughtfully written unit. The resource is divided into paced activities and individual work designed to...

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#### Equilibria—Gifted and Talented Chemistry

Teaching is a balancing act! Keep things on an even keel with a comprehensive equilibrium lesson plan. The resource covers reversible and irreversible reactions, Le Chatelier's Principle, and the industrial applications of equilibrium...

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#### How Long Did You Study?

What will a histogram reveal about study times? Class members develop an understanding of histograms including their advantages and disadvantages. Using data from multiple teachers of how long individuals studied for an upcoming EOC,...

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#### How Hot Is It?

Do you hear that? Let's model it! Using a CD of chirping crickets at various temperatures, learners count the number of chirps per minute. Teams plot calculated averages on a scatter plot and determine the line of best fit for their...

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#### Heart Rate and Exercise: Is There a Correlation?

Does exercise cause heart rates to be different? Given data regarding the number of hours of exercise per week and heart rates, pupils determine the correlation between the two. The data includes two types of heart rates to associate...

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#### Electrostatics: Maze Game

Ready to have an a-MAZE-ing time teaching electrostatics? Introduce physical science superstars to an engaging resource that tests their knowledge of attractive and repulsive forces. Pupils change the charge of a ball to guide it through...

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#### Charge Intensity and Electric Force

Looking for a quick way to supercharge your electricity and magnetism unit? Assign a very responsive interactive designed to illustrate the relationship between charge, electric field, and the resulting forces. Learners experiment with...

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#### Atom and Ion Builder

Explore and control the building blocks of atoms! Physical science superstars add and remove subatomic particles to create atoms and ions with an easy-to-use interactive. An alternate activity includes an assignment that focuses on the...

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#### Polarization

This is one cool resource for teaching about polarity! Chemistry scholars observe electron distribution and molecular shape as they select different non-metals and form bonds. The interactive offers two views, surface charge and electron...

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#### Prescription Pain Medication: What You Need to Know

The national epidemic of opioid addiction is making its way into high school populations. Educate the young scholars in your class about the ways prescription opioids can both block pain and deliver large amounts of dopamine that make it...

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#### Discovering Dilations

Scale up the dilation factor. Using a dynamic geometry software program, classmates discover the relationship between a pre-image and its image after performing a dilation. Individuals create their own dilations and fellow class members...

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#### Creative Computing

Scratch the surface of computer coding. A seven-unit lesson guide provides a crash course on computer programming. It uses a programming language called Scratch.

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#### Mystery of the Crooked Cell

Can your class solve the Mystery of the Crooked Cell? Junior geneticists collaborate to learn about sickle cell anemia in a fascinating lesson plan. The included materials help them to examine the genetic factors behind the disease...

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#### A Rational Representation

Let's be rational about the solutions. A lesson plan presents rational equations to solve and leads to the understanding of extraneous solutions. Pupils begin the lesson plan by reviewing simplifying rational expression. Presented with a...

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#### A Transformation's Adventure with Patty Paper: Exploring Translations, Reflections and Rotations

Patty paper isn't just for separating meat. The lesson uses an inexpensive way to experiment with rigid transformations. Pupils use patty paper to create images after a translation, reflection, and rotation. Given a formative assessment,...

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#### Plate Tectonics Interactive

Here is a plate tectonics interactive that will really move your class! The first of a 13-part series introduces young geologists to the fundamental concepts and vocabulary they need to understand the interactions between crustal plates....

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#### Ypres-Lys Offensive

The end of World War I saw an Allied victory, thanks in large part to the 1918 Ypres-Lys Campaign in Belgium. Middle and high schoolers learn more about the tactical decisions and military strategies of these important months during the...

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#### Contemporary: Accelerating Global Change and Realignments

The twentieth century was marked by two distinct forces: conflict and progress. Examine the ways that wars and technological competition, industrialization and decolonization, and all antecedent forces and relationships to this point led...

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#### Rocks: Anatomy of Granite

Get earth science students excited about the formation of rocks with an engaging interactive resource. Learners analyze the composition of granite, then study the various processes that work together to make igneous, sedimentary, and...

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#### Modern: Industrialization and Global Integration

The 18th and 19th centuries saw so many political revolutions around the world that it's difficult to consider the importance and influence of the revolutions that affected each country differently: the agricultural and industrial...

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#### Early Modern: Global Interactions

The moment Christopher Columbus's ships touched the shores of a New World, the old world changed forever. But has it been for the better? High schoolers consider the effectiveness, benefits, and drawbacks of the Columbian Exchange with a...

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#### Americans in Great Britain: 1942-1945

Watch the pivotal moments of America's presence in embattled Britain during World War II with an exceptional interactive tool. From personal stories about life on the front lines to a map that tracks every group and division throughout...

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#### Entering Italy: The Naples-Foggia Campaign

The second half of 1943 found Allied soldiers struggling to separate Italy from the Axis Alliance and to solidify the new Italian government under Prime Minister Pietro Badoglio. High schoolers take a deeper look at the intricacies of...

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#### Water is Life – Standing Rock and the Dakota Access Pipeline

In 2016, the Dakota Access Pipeline was scheduled for construction through an area that directly impacts indigenous people. The final lesson in the four-part series encourages scholars to research the Standing Rock debate from multiple...

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#### Constructions for Perpendicular Lines

To what degree does the class understand perpendicular lines? Find out with this short and simple worksheet! Geometry scholars get the opportunity to show what they know about drawing lines and including points at different locations...

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#### Constructions for Parallel Lines

Looking for a formative check that's to the point? Let your learners show what they know on a two-question worksheet that assesses their knowledge of parallel lines. The resource and included rubric help you understand if their ideas are...

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#### Constructing a Congruent Angle

Is your class confounded by congruency? Find out using a fast, fun formative assessment. Learners must construct a congruent angle using the proper tools, then explain their thought processes. The included rubric contains information to...

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#### Post-Classical: Regional and Transregional Interactions

International trade from 600 AD to 1450 AD resulted in the flourishing of post-classical civilizations, the expansion of Islam across many regions, and the transmission of rare materials and innovative ideas — not to mention the spread...

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#### Lost City Chemistry Detectives

In 1977, scientists discovered hot springs in the middle of deep, cold ocean waters near the Galapagos Islands. Scholars research the chemical reactions that explain what scientists found at the Lost City. A discussion connects many...

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#### Classical Civilizations: The Rise of States and Empires

History is full of great empires rising to power—and falling into dust. But what does religion and a society's belief system have to do with a civilization's fate? A thorough explanation of the impact of world religions on their...

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#### Ethics of Dissection

There's an elephant in your classroom. That's right — a big, awkward elephant named Dissection. Sure, you'd like to talk about him ... but how? Whether you're a seasoned teacher or fresh out of student teaching, the topic of dissection...

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#### The Intertropical Convergence Zone

Young scientists know it is hotter along the equator, but why is it also rainier? Through the process of completing two experiments and a worksheet, scholars discover the answer is the intertropical convergence zone. First, they...

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#### The RNA Decoder Ring: Deciphering the Language of Life

Secret messages aren't just for spies, your body also uses them to write your proteins. After assembling an RNA decoder ring, pupils practice transcribing DNA to mRNA, then translate the mRNA to amino acid sequence instructions. The...

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#### U.S. Immigration Policy and Hitler’s Holocaust

Though the Statue of Liberty welcomes political refugees to her shores, the welcoming sentiment has not always been reflected in the American citizenry. High schoolers read about the regrettable period in United States history when the...

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#### Educating European Immigrant Children Before World War I

As if surviving a journey to America wasn't enough of a feat for early 20th century immigrants, they then needed to settle into American life. Learn about the ways New York public education attempted to meet the needs of its students,...

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#### Notifying the School About a Bullying Incident—Using a Template Letter

A pre-made letter is ideal for parents to use if their child is being bullied. The template comes with a brief overview for implementation, as well as two separate 504 and IEP templates to address bullying instances. Use the document...

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#### The Tide is High, but I’m Holding On… Using ICESat Data to Investigate Sea Level Rise

Based on the rate of melting observed from 2003-2007 in Greenland, it would take less than 10 minutes to fill the Dallas Cowboys' Stadium. The 17th lesson in a series of 21 has scholars use the ICESat data to understand the ice mass...

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#### Quantifying Land Changes Over Time Using Landsat

"Humans have become a geologic agent comparable to erosion and [volcanic] eruptions ..." Paul J. Crutzen, a Nobel Prize-winning atmospheric chemist. Using Landsat imagery, scholars create a grid showing land use type, such as urban,...

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#### Is It Getting Hot in Here, or Is It Just Me?

Currently, only 2.1% of global warming is felt on continents, while over 93% is felt in the oceans. The fourth lesson plan in the series of 21 on global warming is composed of three activities that build off one another. In the first...

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#### Refugees from the Caribbean: Cuban and Haitian “Boat People”

Should refugees fleeing poverty be allowed the same entrance into the United States as those fleeing persecution? High schoolers read about US foreign policy in the late 20th century regarding refugees from Cuba and Haiti, and engage in...

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#### Plyler v. Doe: Can States Deny Public Benefits to Illegal Immigrants?

Illegal immigration is an ever-changing source of consistent controversy. A reading passage about the rights of undocumented workers and illegal immigrants—and the lack thereof—guides high schoolers into a mock trial activity. Three...

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#### Refugees From Vietnam and Cambodia

The United States may have pulled its troops from the Vietnam War in 1973, but the conflict was far from over for the citizens living in Asia at the time. An informative resource lets learners know about the wave of over 220,000...

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#### Issues of Asylum in the U.S.

Who gets to come to the United States? Examine cases of individuals seeking asylum with an informative reading passage that includes examples, statistics, and representations of public opinion regarding asylum. Groups then go on to...

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#### I’ve Got the POWER Wind Energy Potential at Your School

The 20th lesson plan in a 21-part series connects the wind data and expectations of a turbine to whether such devices should be built in your area. Scholars begin with estimating the wind potential at school by using long-term climate...

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#### When It Rains It Pours More Drought and More Heavy Rainfall

Which is worse — drought or flooding? Neither is helpful to the environment, and both are increasing due to climate change. The 16th lesson in a series of 21 covers the average precipitation trends for two different climates within the...

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#### Stifling, Oppressive, Sweltering, Oh My!

Looking for a hot date? Pick any day in August, statistically the hottest month in the United States. The 15th lesson in the series of 21 instructs pupils to investigate the August 2007 heat wave through NASA data, daily temperature...

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#### I Speak for the Polar Bears!

Climate change and weather extremes impact every species, but this lesson plan focuses on how these changes effect polar bears. After learning about the animal, scholars create maps of snow-ice coverage and examine the yearly variability...

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#### Conceptualizing Module II - Putting It All Together

"Creativity is just connecting things." - Steve Jobs. After weeks of researching climate change, the ninth lesson in a series of 21 combines the data and analysis to address essential questions. It covers natural phenomenon, human...

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#### Wherefore Art Thou, Albedo?

In the sixth lesson in a series of 21, scholars use NASA data to graph and interpret albedo seasonally and over the course of multiple years. This allows learners to compare albedo trends to changes in sea ice with connections to the...

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#### History of Immigration Through the 1850s

Everyone living in the United States today is a descendant from an immigrant—even Native Americans. Learn about the tumultuous history of American immigration with a reading passage that discusses the ancient migration over the Bering...

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#### Ghost Town

Around 93 percent of the reefs on Australia's Great Barrier Reef have been bleached, and almost one quarter of them are now dead. Scholars research the sea temperatures, especially around the areas with coral reefs, to make connections...

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#### Equal Rights? The Women's Movement from Suffrage to Schlafly

If you've never heard of the Equal Rights Amendment, it's probably because there isn't one in the United States Constitution. Delve into the contentious history behind the ERA, its founders and supporters, and reasons for its political...

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#### News Bearly Fit to Print

There are an average of three human fatalities by bears in North America every year, which is low when you compare it to the 26 killed by dogs and the 90 killed by lightning annually. The lesson encourages researching human-bear...

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#### Star Wars: Building a Galaxy with Code

Welcome to the code side. The interactive instructional activity introduces coding in a game format with familiar characters. Young computer experts learn to develop code to control the interaction of the characters in the game. The...

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#### Inaugural Words: 1789 to the Present

One of the reasons presidential inaugural speeches are so inspiring is the way word choice reflects the historical context of the time. An interactive timeline invites learners to click on their president of choice and view the most...

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#### Diffusion: What Can Popcorn Teach Us About Diffusion?

Why do some smells, like popcorn, linger when others seem to vanish as quickly as they arrive? Learners think through that concept then complete an online simulation to determine if temperature and/or mass affect diffusion. Next, pupils...

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#### Plants

Use a biology video to focus on four main groups of plants: bryophytes, ferns, gymnosperms, and anglosperms. It explains the parts of plants, life cyles, evolution of plants, and even touches upon sporophyte and gametophyte.

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#### Population Variation

Tasmanian devils are scavengers who eat dead animals including the bones and fur. A video begins with cancer in Tasmanian devils to demonstrate the importance of genetic variation. Then examples such as the black-footed ferret and AIDS...

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#### Ecosystem Change

Climate change has happened throughout the history of the planet, and the video uses examples from continental drift to modern airplanes as measurable examples. It begins with how climate change will impact systems on the planet. Then it...

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#### Biodiversity

"The one process ongoing that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species diversity by destruction of natural habitats" - E.O. Wilson. Here is a video that discusses biodiversity at multiple levels from...

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#### Plant and Animal Defense

Explain the defense systems of both plants and animals against pathogens with a biology video. It covers the disruption of the immune system through hypersensitive responses, normal responses, nonspecific immune responses, as well as the...

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#### Viral Replication

Explain how viruses use the lytic and lysogenic cycles with an explanatory video. The resource also describes retroviruses and the virulence of bacteria.

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#### 2016 Electoral College Map

The electoral college can be confusing for citizens of any age. Clear up misconceptions with a handy printable map that details how many electoral votes are allotted to each state, as well as a history of modern elections, complete with...

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#### Search and Rescue Activity

Get your classes moving and practicing sequences at the same time! Learners move about the room solving problems and finding their solutions. Problems include both recursive and explicit formulas and both geometric and arithmetic sequences.

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#### Populations

The largest concentration of free-roaming wildlife in the continental United States is found in Yellowstone National Park. A video describes the three main types of population interactions: mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism. It...

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#### Ecosystems

Living and non-living things are both a part of an ecosystem. A video begins with ecosystem interactions using biotic and abiotic factors. It also covers food webs, limiting factors, and logistic growth. As a real-world connection, it...

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#### Biological Molecules

Focus on macro-molecules including nucleic acids, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. A video explains which are monomers, which form polymers, and the process of changing from one to the other. It also covers the characteristics of...

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#### Encoding Color Images

Color me green. The fourth lesson in a unit of 15 introduces the class to color images and how to encode color images using binary code and hexadecimal numbers — and they will quickly notice that it is easier to code the color for each...

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#### The Laws of Logs

Two students were sitting on a log and decided they wanted to be awesome at math. Bring in the logarithm handout! The first page introduces the idea of a logarithm and the different operations and rules it entails. The second page...

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#### Solving Systems of Equations

Lets keep the system working and show learners the three ways to solve linear systems of equations. Each method includes step-by-step instructions to work their way through the problem. The same problem is used for each method to show...

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#### Exponential and Radical Rules

So many rules and so little time. Make it easy and provide all the exponent and radical rules in one place as an easy reference guide. All of the properties come with several examples to show how the rules apply to different problems.

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#### Finding the Domain

Domain to a math teacher makes perfect sense, but it can seem like gibberish to high schoolers. As it is laid out in clear terms, domain is introduced and explained among all types of functions throughout the handout. The first three...

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#### Quick Reference Card

A neat and organized formula handout makes the circle go round, doesn't it? Full of higher algebra topics, formulas and rules, graphs and definitions—there is a way to support everyone in Algebra II or Pre-Calculus.

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#### Review Sheets: Beginning Algebra

This jumbo worksheet contains everything you need to get through Pre-Algebra. Begin with simple expressions, and end with linear functions and polygons. There are multiple problems for each topic to make sure those skills are set.

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#### Study Jams! Transformations

Flip, spin, and shift with this vocabulary-rich video on transformations. Learners watch different movements and see how to move an object without affecting its size. The video follows with a multiple choice assessment that...

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#### Power Pack: Lessons in Civics, Math, and Fine Arts

Newspaper in Education (NIE) Week honors the contributions of the newspaper and is celebrated in the resource within a civics, mathematics, and fine arts setting. The resource represents every grade from 3rd to 12th with questions and...

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#### 2D and 3D Shapes

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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#### All About Lines

This resource should be called "All About Lines, and Then Some!". Packed full of all the key components of linear functions, learners review how to set up different equations, find intercepts, and graph. All the main topics are included...

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#### Student Workbook: Algebra and Functions

A smorgasbord of functions, this packet has the basics required for your learners to be successful in the land of early algebra. The packet includes solving equations, graphing, evaluating, simplifying and basically everything else in...

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#### Student Workbook: Number Sense

What a great resource. More than just a worksheet, this packet also includes examples and notes at the beginning of each section. The material covers all of the main standards in pre-algebra and can also be used for parts of an Algebra I...

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#### Student Workbook: Geometry and Measurement

The volume of this geometry packet is obtuse! Packed with every topic and type of problem learned in the class, each page is nicely organized by section and contains a worksheet and sometimes reference examples.

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#### Student Workbook: Algebra I

Need a helping hand in Algebra I? How about a giant, super-sized worksheet packet? Here is a resource that has worksheets for virtually every concept with some accompanying examples.

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#### Series Review Sheet

Save an infinite amount of time and enjoy this pre-made series formula guide. Arithmetic and geometric formulas are all included as well as Pascal's Triangle and examples of how the Binomial Theorem expands.

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#### Finance Formulas Review Sheet

Keep your finances straight—more like finance formulas straight—with a well-organized formula guide full of everything you need. Starting with simple interest and ending with future and present value, this sheet can be useful for many...

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#### The Trapezoid

Enjoy this nicely organized worksheet that puts together multiple problems regarding trapezoid proofs. The resource can be used as a guide that begins with proving properties and ends with solving for measures of line segments.

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#### Inequalities in a Triangle

Stuck with triangle proofs? Take a 180° and provide learners with a guided worksheet that tests their knowledge with triangle inequalities. The questions require different types of proofs that range in levels of difficulty.

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#### Properties of a Parallelogram

More than just a worksheet, the resource provides a thorough guide to navigate through the land of parallelograms. Filled with definitions and theorems, the resource supports learners through problems such as proofs and finding missing...

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#### Circles

Don't circle around the topic, but get right to the center with tons of practice regarding circles in geometry. The note-incorporated learning exercise provides guided practice through many topics such as central angles, inscribed...

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#### Plastic Bags

Paper or plastic? Explore the environmental effects of using plastic bags through mathematics. Learners manipulate worldwide data on plastic bag consumption to draw conclusions.

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#### The Voyage Scale Model Solar System

Young scientists learn how to select a scale factor for a large scale model. Then they figure the scale for each of the planets and the distance between them. Finally, they construct a giant scale model of the solar system and answer...

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#### Postulates, Angles, and Their Relationships

More than a worksheet, learners go through geometry topics example by example on the nicely organized handout. From postulates to classifying angles, there are rules and examples provided for each topic. The ten pages of problems provide...

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#### Test 2: Rationals, Exponentials, and Logarithms

Running out of logarithm questions in class? The nicely organized two-page instructional activity provides practice in rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions. All the topics include graphing, solving, and finding domain and...

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#### Quiz 2: Types of Functions

Here is a resource that provides the structure of an assessment with the convenience of a full answer key. The focus is on rational, exponential, and logarithm functions with a few questions on solving polynomials.

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#### Exponential Growth and Decay

Start with the basics and move up the exponential ladder to master a variety of problem-solving and application problems. The problems are heavy on exponential growth and decay, compound interest, and natural log.

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#### Quiz 1: Types of Functions

Sometimes the best things are already done for you! Here is a six-problem quiz that has a variety of problems ranging from solving quadratic equations to interpreting a function. The piece-de-resistance is the worked out answer key in...

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#### Trigonometry Review Sheet

Get the trig facts fast, and use the review sheet as a guide in the classroom. The worksheet also includes a document version if any changes are needed to the problems. The information includes a small degree/radian chart, a graph of all...

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#### Pre-Calculus Review Sheet

Pre-Calculus has some detailed formulas involved and here is a great resource that lumps then all together for you. Broken up into rectangular, polar, and parametric sections, the conics all include formulas and graphs.

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#### Parent Functions Review Sheet

No laundry or cooking dinner here: these parent functions are all about math. Every graph you could think of from basic linear functions to the hyperbolic arccotangent function are included. With 40 parent functions, the worksheet can be...

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#### Quadratic Equations and Their Applications

Show high schoolers there is more to quadratic functions than just formulas and parabolas. Connect the math to realistic application problems with a resource that has learners consider such situations as a ball hit in the air, the...

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#### Synthetic Division and Zeros of Polynomial Functions

More than just a activity, this guide provides the description of many of the polynomials theorems to assist the learners. Starting with synthetic division, class members are then guided through the remainder theorem and linear factors.

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#### Test 1: Functions and Their Graphs

Save the time creating an assessment because these function problems should do the trick. With 10 multi-part questions, they each focus on a different topic including radical, polynomial, linear and piecewise functions. The majority of...

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#### Geometric Transformations Applied to Function Families

Transform your life with functions! Learners explore geometric transformations of functions with group activities. Guided math journaling and individual practice ensure success with difficult concepts.

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#### Graphing Trigonometric Functions

Double win with a comprehensive activity and an excellent worked out answer key. The activity itself is twelve pages and begins with the simple sine and cosine graphs, then, develops into the reciprocal trig functions.

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#### Integrating Algebraic Fractions 1

Don't get stuck on the integral when you can incorporate partial fractions. A well-explained guide, there are seven pages and a tutorial video that detail the steps for different types of algebraic fractions.

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#### Solve Simultaneous Linear Inequalities by Graphing

It would be an inequality if you stopped at linear equations and didn't graph linear inequalities too. The last video in the series combines the idea of compound inequalities with linear systems to create a new type of system. Learners...

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#### Model a Real-Life Situation Using a System of Linear Equations

Ah, the dreaded systems of equations word problem. Probably one of the best ways to connect algebra to the real-world, here is a video that goes through the steps on how to detect key words and create two equations that model the scenario.

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#### Student Workbook: Statistics and Probability

Statistically, practicing this packet completely helps young mathematicians do well on the test. The packet is adaptable to many grade levels as it includes basic probability and goes up to data analysis with mean, median, and mode.

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#### Algebra 1 Practice Final

What makes this resource special? The amazing answer key that comes with worked out solutions and notes for each problem. Practice problems include all topics ranging from linear systems to simplifying exponential expressions. The packet...

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#### Algebra 1 Practice Test

The worksheet is great but the answer key is fantastic! This practice test focuses on quadratics and polynomials. Learners are expected to be able to simplify and factor expressions and solve equations. The best part is the answer key...

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#### Guidance Counselors: Working with Scatter Plots

Scatter plots are a great way to connect data with a visual model. Learners look at wages earned depending on education level and determine if there is a correlation between the two. The worksheet includes short answers they must discuss...

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#### Review: Solving Equations

While there are many types of equations to solve, the main focus here is on quadratics. Starting with a quick review of the different methods, learners are guided through the solving process and are challenged to solve higher level of...