Curated OER

#### Latin American Relief Map

Students, in groups, research, design and construct a relief map of a section of Latin America using papier-mache. They show major landforms, elevations and notable bodies of water. They present their maps to the class.

Curated OER

#### The Changing Face of Science

Middle schoolers are introduced to the ways women have changed the fields of Science and Math. Using the internet, they research women's contributions to these two fields and take notes on the information they find. They organize their...

Curated OER

#### The Hopes of Our Ancestors: The Impact of Immigration on America

Students research the immigration of America. In this American immigration lesson, students complete a unit of activities to learn about American immigration.

Curated OER

#### Cartesian Coordinate System

Students research the Cartesian Coordinate System and its many uses in the world of mathematics and algebra.

College Board

#### Calculations Aren't Enough!

Unlike mathematics, statistics comes with a context. The author reminds teachers that data analysis involves using the context to make sense of the numbers. The article stresses good communication skills by highlighting the scoring...

Curated OER

#### Proper Nouns

Use this worksheet to help your class identify proper nouns. They circle the proper nouns in 16 sentences. Answer key is provided.

Curated OER

#### Encourage Hesitant Students to Love Math

Empower each and every student to persevere and strive for success in relation to mathematics.

MENSA Education & Research Foundation

#### Pi Day Fun!

In this multi-faceted introduction to pi, participants perform a bevy of pi-related activities. Ranging from measuring household items to singing pi songs and reading pi stories, this fun and non-intimidating resource serves to bring up...

Annenberg Foundation

#### Geometry 3D Shapes: Euler's Theorem

How do you get a theorem named after you? Euler knows what it takes! The third lesson of five asks pupils to use an interactive activity to compare the faces, vertices, and edges of seven different three-dimensional solids. They use...

Curated OER

#### Fractals Teachers' Notes

When you see a flower or a tree in nature do you see the math? This web resource contains many ideas for using fractals in a math class including Sierpinski’s triangle, Koch's Snowflake, and the Jurassic Park Fractal. Additionally, it...

Curated OER

#### Islamic Scientific Contributions to Civilization

Seventh graders explore several well documented artistic and scientific accomplishments that were discovered or perfected during The Golden Age of Islam. They are staff writers of a magazine who create a feature article about a topic...

Curated OER

#### The Built Environment-An Integrating Theme

Students observe, record, and present knowledge of their local built environment while conducting a walking tour of their community. They develop written and photo journals, drawings, time lines, graphs, and charts to engage in...

Curated OER

#### A Piece of Pi

In this piece of Pi worksheet, students examine pi. They count how many times a given digit appears in the list of digits. Students describe their observations and conclusions regarding pi. This one-page worksheet contains 6...

Curated OER

#### Amazing Fibonacci

Students integrate the patterns of Fibonacci into music. For this geometry lesson, students apply the concepts of recursion, pattern and Phi or Golden Ratio to composing and playing music on various instruments. They lesson is co-taught...

Curated OER

#### The Renaissance Lesson Plans

The Renaissance, Michaelangelo, DaVinci and the Divine Proportion offer Many Exciting Teaching Opportunities

Curated OER

#### Lost in Translation

Students reflect on the uses of mathematics in their daily lives and work in pairs to design brochures that make specific mathematical concepts clear and interesting to a popular audience.

Curated OER

#### Eye Spy a Pattern

Fifth graders identify patterns by understanding how things work together.

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#### Eye Spy a Pattern

Fifth graders examine how to see patterns by showing how things work together. They identify, analyze and determine a rule for predicting and extending numberical patterns involving operations of whole numbers, decimals and fractions.

Curated OER

#### Pattern Makers

Students are introduced to the notion of a repeating pattern. This is done by a number of means including the use of everyday objects. They are encouraged to create, describe and continue patterns.

Curated OER

#### Primed and Ready!

Third graders listen to information about Eratosthenes and review the definitions: prime, composite, multiples and divisible. They recreate Eratosthenes' method of compiling prime numbers. They create a poster.

Curated OER

#### More of Carrie's Cubes

Students solve a word problem that explores the shape of a cube and ways that part of it can be colored. They discuss the problem and analyze a Rubik's cube, explore the problem using a graph, and discuss the solutions as a class.

Curated OER

#### Egyptian Fractions

Sixth graders take a brief look at what is known about Egyptian Fractions. These are unit fractions - fractions whose numerator is one. We look at how fractions can be represented in terms of Egyptian Fractions. Finally we suggest a web...

Curated OER

#### Mathematics of Cartography

Students practice their math skills as they explore maps. In this cartography lesson, students calculate distance, scale, coordinate systems, and projection as they work independently reading online maps.

Curated OER

#### Sergey Brin

In this famous person worksheet, students read a passage about Sergey Brin and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and...