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Your mission, if you decide to accept it, is math skills practice. In this app, Mission Impossible meets basic number operation skills, and your students are the secret agents.
The Importance of Sharks: You Do The Math!
Elementary ecologists examine trophic relationships using a coral reef food pyramid as an example. They play a game applying math skills that ultimately demonstrate the important role of the ever-scary top predator, the shark. This is a instructional activity with cross-curricular applications in science, math, and geography.
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Get ready, set, go! This app will have your young mathematicians striving for first place as they work on their basic math skills.
Hospitality and Tourism 3: Salads
After viewing a nutritious presentation on salads as any part of a meal, viewers participate in a paper-folding activity to prepare them to calculate ratios of salad dressing ingredients. As an assessment, they actually make a vinaigrette! This is a practical lesson for working with ratios that can be used in your math class, or a cooking elective.
Information Technology: Photoshop Scale
Scaling is a practical skill as well as a topic to be addressed throughout the Common Core math standards. You are given three different presentations and a detailed teacher's guide to use while teaching proportion, as well as practice exercises for your learners, involving the resizing of photos and postcards. This resource comes with a terrific variety of approaches for a math class and the topic would be of interest to most middle and high schoolers!
STEM: Lou-Vee Air Car
A comprehensive lesson on acceleration awaits your physicists and engineers! Two YouTube videos pique their interest, then sample F=ma problems are worked and graphed. The highlight of the lesson is the building of a Lou-Vee air car! Emerging engineers find its mass and compute its acceleration in order to figure out the force provided by the "engine." Math and science collide in this forceful feat!
Who doesn't love Shrinky Dinks projects? Use them in your math class to teach how to derive a constant of proportionality. Learners take measurements on pre-shrunk plastic forms, and after heating, measure again. They use before and after measurements to determine a ratio, with which they can predict the final size for other forms given the pre-shrinking dimensions. This well-written lesson is sure to make an impression!
Math Games for Number Sense One Through Three
Learners use manipulatives to play math games. For this number sense lesson, students participate in counting, matching, and adding games. Learners understand the directions for each game.
Renting an Apartment-- Math Word Problems
In this math worksheet, students analyze real-world situations involving math. Students read about a woman and her monthly budget for an apartment rental. Students calculate the answers to 6 problems about the rent and solve 10 problems related to utility bills, telephone charges and restaurant and entertainment budgets.
Math Mammoth End of the Year Test - Grade 3
In this comprehensive diagnostic test worksheet, learners examine, study, calculate and solve 38 math problems. They work with a variety of basic math concepts and word problems.
Patterns in Dance and Math
Young scholars analyze how repeated body movements and shapes can represent and extend patterns. In this pattern analysis lesson, students discuss patterns in dance, math, and everyday living. Young scholars demonstrate a dance using a sequence of movements. Students review dance concepts and participate in a pattern circle. Young scholars complete a performing and responding process.
Arts Impact and Math
Third graders incorporate math into dancing. In this algebra instructional activity, 3rd graders identify different shapes and patterns using dance movements. They relate the different creations to polygons as they incorporate the use of stretchy bands to make the shapes.
Math Dice Review Game
This lesson can be used to review any math operation across the elementary to high school levels. Students review math operations by creating their own review problems using a specified number of dice and a white board (or paper).Explain to the students that they will be working with partners to review recently taught math operations.
MULTIPLYING NUMBERS - TEACHER'S GUIDE (4th, Saxon Math)
In this teacher's guide, 4th graders are taught to multiply numbers on a calculator. Guided practice is offered. Finally, students do independent practice. The worksheet corresponds to Grade 4 Saxon Math, pages 13-17.
Cracker Math (Commutative Property)
Young mathematicians explore the commutative property of addition. They listen to the book, Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On, by Lois Ehlert, solve various addition problems using goldfish crackers, and play an online computer math game.
Logic and Problem Solving: Math Hunt
In these math lesson plans, students discuss how math problems are written to reflect real-world situations. They complete an online Math Hunt using specific web tools, and work individually to create their own Math Hunts. Additionally, they solve another student's Math Hunt problem.
Math on the Mound
Students explore mathematical applications of the current intra-city World Series. After learning how one school district is incorporating the World Series in its classrooms, students consider possible applications of the Series in their math curriculum.
Solving Math Problems In the Real World
Upper elementary and middles schoolers discuss and solve real world applications of math. They use formulas for volume and percents to answer real world questions. In the second part of the lesson, groups write and solve word problems. Enrichment activities and a worksheet are included for further practice.
In these calendar math worksheets, students use the various calendars to answer the math questions related to days of the week and counting.
Shel Silverstein Poetry Math
Fifth graders explore the connection between poetry and math by reading poems that involve numbers. In this Shel Silverstein poetry math lesson, 5th graders listen to 5 poems read aloud and discuss how math was used in the poems. Student read 3 more poems from paper copies. For the last poem, students calculate the band-aids used in the poem.