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Representing Data 1: Using Frequency Graphs

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here is a lesson that focuses on the use of frequency graphs to identify a range of measures and makes sense of data in a real-world context as well as constructing frequency graphs given information about the mean, median, and range of...
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Breakfast Before School

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Are the events "I eat breakfast" and "I am late for school" independent events? Assess learners' understanding of independence in a simple context with this short worksheet. Use as an opener, as part of an assignment, or discuss together...
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A Christmas Carol Chronology

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Which comes first? The Ghost of Christmas Past, Present, or Future? What clues can readers use to establish the chronology of A Christmas Carol? The tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, Marley, and Tiny Tim provides the text for an activity that...
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The High School Gym

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Learners apply critical thinking skills as they analyze data about the temperature inside a gymnasium during a school assembly. The focus is on representing temperature as a function of time and interpreting input and output values...
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One-to-One Correspondence

For Teachers K - 6th
Here is an interesting way to build concept understanding regarding one-to-one correspondence. Learners with visual impairments will use an array of everyday objects in context to foster an understanding of what one-to-one correspondence...
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Understanding Figurative Language: "Thorn in my Side"

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Each idiom has a unique meaning that does not correspond with a direct translation of the words that make up the expression. Help your pupils unpack the meaning of idioms, in particular the saying a thorn in my side. The video models how...
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Understanding Figurative Language: "To Burn Bridges"

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Is your class struggling with idioms? Break down these figurative expressions with the process described in the video and presentation provided here. The goal of the lesson is to help pupils understand the expression to burn bridges. The...
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Understanding Figurative Language: "Give Someone a Piece of Your Mind"

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Idiomatic expressions are tricky because they don't mean exactly what they say. Focus on using context clues to help students translate the phrase without depending too much on the literal meaning. Class members look at the clues and...
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Understanding Figurative Language: "Water Under the Bridge"

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
It's all water under the bridge! Show your language arts class how to identify and define idioms. With a video just over four minutes long, learners review the concept of figurative vs. literal language, and use context clues to...
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Understanding Figurative Language: "Getting One's Foot in the Door"

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Get your foot in the door with a video on idioms! Perfect for both beginning and advanced language arts learners, the video demonstrates how to interpret idioms based on context clues. A worthwhile addition to a unit on poetry,...
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Understanding Figurative Language: "Hit the Nail on the Head"

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
What does it mean to hit the nail on the head? Bring figurative language to your middle school class with a video about idioms. Young readers learn to interpret certain phrases figuratively, based on context clues throughout the text....
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Understanding Figurative Language: "The Pot Calling the Kettle Black"

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Idioms can be hard for kids to understand, especially if English isn't their first language. Use a five-minute video to first introduce the concepts of figurative language and how idioms aren't meant to be taken literally. The rest of...
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Understanding Figurative Language: "Swallow Hook, Line, and Sinker

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Even if your language arts class has never been fishing, they can understand the popular idiom "Swallow hook, line, and sinker." They review the definition of idioms and how they don't mean what they literally say. Then, they observe...
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Understanding Figurative Language: "Know Like the Back of My Hand"

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
What do your middle school writers know like the backs of their hands? Explore the power of idioms with a short video about figurative language. By observing context clues in a sentence, both beginning and advanced readers can decipher...
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Fishing Adventures 2

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
This resource is part of a series which expects participants to be familiar with graphing inequalities on a number line. It is a word problem that asks your class to graph a discrete solution set and interpret it in the context of an...
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Study Jams! Relate Addition & Subtraction

For Students 1st - 4th Standards
Understanding the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction is essential for developing fluency in young mathematicians. Zoe and RJ explain how three numbers can form fact families that make two addition and two subtraction...

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