Concord Consortium

#### Flying High

Some planes are just more efficient than others. Young mathematicians use data on the number of seats, airborne speed, flight length, fuel consumption, and operating cost for airplanes to analyze their efficiency. They select and use...

PBS

#### The Lowdown — Examining California's Prison System: Real-World Ratio

Free yourself from the shackles of traditional math lessons. Young mathematicians investigate race, gender, and age differences in California's prison system. They use provided graphics to compare the prison population with the state's...

Radford University

#### What Is Normal?

Are you taller than a Major League Baseball player? Future mathematicians learn about normal distributions, percentiles, z-scores, and areas under a normal curve. They use the concepts to analyze height data of Major League Baseball...

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

#### Lesson 2: Using the Pandemic Vulnerability Index Model to Examine the Risk Factors Associated with COVID-19

A lesson asks young mathematicians to investigate the social determinants and the environmental factors that influence risk factors associated with the spread of COVID-19. Class members then brainstorm what they can do to alleviate the...

American Statistical Association

#### Nonlinear Modeling: Something Fishy

There are plenty of fish in the sea, but only a few good resources on regression. Young mathematicians first perform a linear regression analysis on provided weight and length data for fish. After determining that a linear model is not...

Curated OER

#### Mathematicians are People, Too!

Students access the Internet to locate data regarding their assigned mathematician. They organize their notes on a data form, write a report, create a visual and present their facts to their classmates.

Curated OER

#### Medieval Mathematicians and Whimsical Windows

Third graders demonstrate their mathematical knowledge of symmetry and reflection using congruent geometric shapes while working as an artist and mathematician looking at a medieval-styled stained glass window.

Curated OER

#### Mathematicians

Students explore famous mathematicians. In this mathematician lesson, students investigate for a mathematician who share their birthday and research their accomplishments in math.

Curated OER

#### Mathematicians of the Month

Seventh graders become familiar with the history and times which influenced a featured mathematician each month. Through Internet research, they gather information about a different mathematician each month. Students solve mathematical...

Odyssey of the Mind

#### Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Mathematicus Dramaticus

The best part about this resource is that you've got four wonderful activities to choose from. Each of the projects can work together or on its own to help learners understand the history of math and how it can be seen every day. In...

Curated OER

#### Is Bigger Always Better?

Explore rational numbers with the young mathematicians in your class. They will investigate decimals, fractions, and percents before ordering and comparing rational numbers. This multi-day unit includes differentiation activities and...

Partnership for Educating Colorado Students

#### Mayan Mathematics and Architecture

Take young scholars on a trip through history with this unit on the mathematics and architecture of the Mayan civilization. Starting with a introduction to their base twenty number system and the symbols they used, this eight-lesson unit...

Alabama Learning Exchange

#### How Big Can a Bee Be?

Mathematicians analyze the relationships between surface area and volume. They conduct Internet research, conduct various experiments, record the data in a spreadsheet, and graph the results and compare the rate of increase of surface...

Curated OER

#### The History of Mathematics

Research the interrelationship between math and science. Search the Internet to discover the history of several branches of mathematics and make text-to-world connections between the concepts covered in each branch with related...

American Heart Association

#### Pi Day

Did you know a mathematician's favorite dessert is a fruit "pi"? By participating in a fruit cutting activity, young mathematicians realize one constant—the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter is always pi. It is a perfect...

Kenan Fellows

#### Climate Change Impacts

Turn up the heat! Young mathematicians develop models to represent different climates and collect temperature data. They analyze the data with regression and residual applications. Using that information, they make conclusions about...

Curated OER

#### Measure for Measure

Young mathematicians work to recognize the relationship between their scale models of the Joides research vessel and the real vessel. They calculate the relationships between various parts of the ship using fractions, ratios, and...

Curated OER

#### Exploring Number Systems

Students work in a group to prepare a poster about a new number system. They research a variety of number systems, create new symbols for their original number system and develop a tutorial for the class.

Education Development Center

#### Micro-Geography of the Number Line

Young mathematicians dive into the number line to discover decimals and how the numbers infinitely get smaller in between. They click the zoom button a few times and learn that the number line doesn't just stop at integers. Includes a...

Shodor Education Foundation

#### Function Flyer

Fly through graphing functions with the Function Flyer. Young mathematicians use an interactive to graph different types of functions. A set of exploration questions has users investigate patterns in functions.

Curated OER

#### Kernel Count!

Here is an impressive and thorough lesson plan on estimation. Young mathematicians estimate how many kernels of popcorn can fit in a tablespoon, then how many tablespoons of kernels can fit in a baby food jar. The popcorn is then popped....

PBS

#### The History and Use of Sampling Methods

Young mathematicians define population, draw convenience sample from the population, draw quota sample from the population, and draw random probability sample from the population. They explain why a random probability sample usually...

Curated OER

#### Time/Elapsed Time

Young mathematicians complete various activities to demonstrate proficiency in telling time and identifying elapsed time. They analyze and discuss television schedules, create a booklet about their daily activities, produce a TV. guide,...

Curated OER

#### Environmental Agents of Mathematics: Mathematics for Change

High schoolers analyze environmental science data using Math. They do research about renewable energy, gather data, create graphs and interpret their findings. Then the group presents their arguments persuasively using their findings to...