Curated OER

#### Humongous Vegetables

Humongous vegetablesÂ can inspire and awaken your mathematicians to the large math concepts in our Common Core standards. What is the secret to growing such gargantuan garden objects in Alaska? In the state that is closest to the North...

Illustrative Mathematics

#### Walk-a-thon 1

Your mathematician's job is to explore the relationship between hours and miles walked during a walk-a-thon. The activity compels your learners to experiment with different means in finding out this proportional relationship. The answer...

Illustrative Mathematics

#### Equality Number Sentences

Understanding the concept of equality is fundamental to the success of young mathematicians. To explore this basic idea, children compare the dots arranged in pairs of rectangles in order to determine whether or not they contain an equal...

Education Development Center

#### Language of Algebra

Don't rush into algebra, let learners visualize, guess, and predict their way to a successful math career. The introductory unit incorporates beginner algebraic conceptsÂ with shapes instead of variables. Young mathematicians use a...

Shodor Education Foundation

#### Transmographer

Introducing ... the Transmographer. Young mathematicians investigate translations, reflections, and rotations. The applet lets users perform transformations on triangles, squares, and parallelograms.

Shodor Education Foundation

#### Graphit

No graphing calculator? No worries, there's an app for that! Young mathematicians use an app to graph functions. In addition, they can also plot data points.

Shodor Education Foundation

#### Equation Solver

Solve your equation and prove it, too. Young mathematicians solve linear equations using an interactive. They must input a property to justify each step of their solutions.

Shodor Education Foundation

#### Coin Toss

Are your young mathematicians having a hard time making heads or tails of probabilities? It's no toss upâ€”here is a resource that's sure to straighten them out! Learners run the interactive to toss a coin a different number of times....

Mascil Project

#### Circular Pave-Stones Backyard

Pack the lesson into your plans. Young mathematicians learn about packing and optimization with the context of circular paving stones. They use coins to model the paving stones, and then apply knowledge of circles and polygons to...

Curated OER

#### Who Am I?

Students explore study different mathematicians. In this mathematician lesson plan, students research twelve mathematicians. Students question one another to guess who their mathematician is. Students create a timeline of big events...

Curated OER

#### Celebrate Black History

Students research African-American mathematicians.Â In this middle school mathematics lesson, students celebrate Black History by conducting Internet research on an African-American, mathematicians or scientist.Â Students prepare a...

Curated OER

#### Women in Math

Students explore the concept of women in mathematics. In this women mathematicians lesson, students research the role of women in mathematics using books and the Internet.

Curated OER

#### Mathematicians Through Time

Sixth graders have the opportunity to conduct research on the Internet about mathematicians and to synthesize that information into a timeline. They launch Internet Explorer or Netscape and go to one of the sites in the Weblinks section...

Curated OER

#### Mathematicians and Scientists Treasure Hunt

In this Mathematicians and Scientists Treasure Hunt worksheet, students use the internet to research facts about a famous mathematician or scientists. Students read the fact on the worksheet and write the name of the famous individual...

Radford University

#### Fun with Solids

Unlike a volcano, the lesson won't blow up in your face. Young mathematicians use dried beans to discover the relationship between the volumes of cones and cylinders and to write a formula for the volume of a cone. They then research...

US Department of Commerce

#### The Place of My State

State the population of the state. Pupils research census data on the total population, the number of children their age, and the number of children of the same age and gender in their states. They write these numbers in standard,...

Curated OER

#### Discovering Math: Concepts in Geometry

Middle and high schoolers explore the concept of proving the Pythagorean Theorem. They research proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem. Pupils create posters of proofs, and research Greek mathematicians.

Curated OER

#### Hypatia: Angles

Introduce your young geometers to Hypatia, the first noted Greek female mathematician, and the properties of angles. Though this resource is missing worksheets that are needed to complete the lesson, the structure is sound and learning...

Curated OER

#### Current Weather

A great year around activity that shows young mathematicians how the math skills they are learning are actually used in the real world. This exercise also helps learners begin to distinguish the difference between weather and climate. As...

Curated OER

#### MP3 Purchase Plans

Use algebra to solve real world problems. Mathematicians practice use of graphs, tables, and linear functions to solve a problem regarding mp3 purchase plans. They work in groups to solve the problem and present their findings and...

Yummy Math

#### Soda Santa

Santa is the focal point of a worksheet that inquires how many cans and boxes of soda were used to create a supermarket display. As a small group project, the discussions that will ensue to evaluate the task's three questions will...

Curated OER

#### Viral Marketing

What is "viral marketing" and how does it relate to mathematics? Young mathematicians use exponential functions to develop a mathematical model for a business advertising campaign. Learners then see how their campaigns increase...

Curated OER

#### Wanted: Albert Einstein

Sixth graders research different web sites to find out relevant information about mathematicians. In this particular scavenger hunt, Albert Einstein is the mathematician. They then answer questions by searching the Internet using links...

Odyssey of the Mind

#### Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Shape-Shifter

Geometry is everywhere, and I mean everywhere! Those skillful mathematicians discuss shapes and then come up with a well-researched list of shapes seen in everyday applications. They put their knowledge of shapes to work as each small...