PPT
Curated OER

#### Applications of Energy to the Real World

For Teachers 6th
As an introduction to the concept of energy, this interesting and informative resource would be a terrific addition to a unit. Although there is quite a bit of information presented about kinetic energy, potential energy, and related...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Surface Area, Who Needs it?

For Teachers 6th - 10th
In this geometry activity on cylinders, geometers explore how to find the smallest surface area for a given volume.  They use their knowledge to relate it to the real world by making a model of a livestock tank.
Activity
Curated OER

#### Population and Food Supply

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
What does it mean for something to grow exponentially, and how does that compare to linear growth? This activity tries to help learners gain an understanding of these concepts while modeling real-world problems. Linear and exponential...
PPT
Curated OER

#### Stoichiometry in the Real World

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Real world chemical reactions are used as examples for teaching stoichiometry. Viewers work through air bag inflation, fat conversion to water in a camel, rocket fuel combustion, and carbon dioxide removal in spacecraft. Make...
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Piecewise Linear Functions: Extending Stories to Graphs

For Students 8th - 10th
Using this resource, scholars develop graphs that model situations by showing change over time. They answer 15 questions based on information from charts that show growth in weight. They extend the concepts to an assessment section of...
Lesson Plan
Illinois State Board of Education

#### Is It Linear?

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Math apprentices are introduced to the components of a linear relationship. In groups, they write story problems that incorporate this relationship and relates to the real world. They give their problem to the class for them to solve.
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Do You Get What You Pay For?

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Consumers explore scientific notation as it relates to the real world. In this algebra lesson, mathematicians convert Gigabytes in to scientific notation to see if they are being cheated. They differentiate between base ten and base of...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Off to College

For Teachers 9th - 11th
High schoolers investigate linear, quadratic and exponential equations using the TI calculator. They identify relation and functions using ordered pairs, graph the data, analyze the data, and relate it to real-world situations.
Lesson Plan
Code.org

#### Encoding Numbers in the Real World

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Ah, the numerous number of numbers. Individuals research different ways of encoding numbers. After conducting their initial research, they find classmates who have researched a different article and the pair share information. The lesson...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Don't Bet The House On It!

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Great real-world math application! Have the class compare and contrast their estimated home price and income data with actual data. In groups, they participate in simulations to discover how the housing market and mortgages operate....
Lesson Plan
Illustrative Mathematics

#### Ratio of Boys to Girls

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
How many boys are in the class? Here is an introductory exercise describing ratios. The commentary shows different ways learners can approach the problem, using a tape diagram of boys to girls and using a table. The activity includes...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Take It To the Bank

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Examine how the economics of a school store relate to real world economics. Elementary students explore various websites, complete a Venn diagram, create a schedule of wages for the students, read the book "A Chair For My Mother" and...
Activity
Curated OER

#### Sore Throats, Variation 1

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Why does Nia's water taste saltier than Trey's if she put more into her cup than he did? Math masters set up proportions in order to compare the mixtures. This task effectively has learners apply the concepts of ratio and proportion to a...
Lesson Plan

#### Coral and Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Using cabbage juice as a pH indicator, future scientists explore the effect of increasing carbon dioxide on the pH of the ocean and relate it to the health of coral reefs. Ideal for an earth or environmental sciences course, this lesson...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Time Dilation and Geometry

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students solve problems of dilation and velocity. In this geometry lesson, students apply the Pythagorean Theorem to solve problems and relate it to time and velocity.
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Volume of Solid Figures

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Learners calculate volume using the correct formula and the correct unit. They explore different prisms, spheres, cubes, and cones as they calculate volume and relate it to depths in oceans.
Worksheet
Youth Education Services

#### Relating Volume in 3D Objects with Ten Problems

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
A fabulous four-page assignment explores volume formulae for rectangular prisms, cylinders, cones, and pyramids. Pupils apply the formulas to solve problems, match diagrams to values, and address real-world scenarios. A detailed answer...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### The Price of Gasoline: What's Behind It?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
When gasoline is in high demand and on short supply, OPEC can raise the price to turn a significant profit. Help learners understand the economics behind demand, profit motive, and monopolies with a lesson that focuses on OPEC and...
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### Modeling Using Similarity

For Teachers 8th Standards
How do you find the lengths of items that cannot be directly measured? The 13th installment in a series of 16 has pupils use the similarity content learned in an earlier resource to solve real-world problems. Class members determine...
Lesson Plan
1
1
Virginia Department of Education

#### Practical Problems Involving Decimals

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
After discussing decimals and "going shopping" in the classroom, young mathematicians are given four practical word problems that require them to estimate their answers, given specific information. The highlight of the lesson is having...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### The Smart Son

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Grab your youngsters' attention by reading the poem, "Smart" by Shel Silverstein. The son in the poem was not smart in how he handled his money. Mathematics whizzes help him out by using ratio problems to re-calculate his money exchange....
Unit Plan
Columbus City Schools

#### To Measure its Mass or Volume?

For Teachers 6th Standards
Atoms, elements, and molecules, oh my! Teaching the fundamentals of chemistry to curious sixth graders has never been easier to accomplish. Here is a resource that pulls together everything needed to get them off to a good start,...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Real Number System Graduated Bowl Activity

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders determine which numbers are rational numbers. In this number lesson students answer a series of questions related to natural and whole numbers as well as integers and rational numbers. Students work cooperatively in groups.
Lesson Plan
Indiana University

#### World Literature: "One Evening in the Rainy Season" Shi Zhecun

For Teachers 12th
Did you know that modern Chinese literature “grew from the psychoanalytical theory of Sigmund Freud”? Designed for a world literature class, seniors are introduced to “One Evening in the Rainy Season,” Shi Zhecun’s stream of...