Lesson Plans and Worksheets
Browse by Subject
Math Teacher Resources
Find Math educational ideas and activities
Add imagination and creativity to your math lesson. Young mathematicians investigate ways to express their names in mathematical terms. For instance, they can count the number of letters, analyze the geometric shapes of the letters, or patterns in the word. This resource will get them started, but creativity and imagination will keep them going
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!
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.
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!
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.
Students act as math coaches to solve word problems. In this math word problems lesson, students brainstorm key words in math operations, create flash cards to review relationships between words and operations, coach each other in the problems, and write their own word problems.
Young scholars explore math functions by preparing a meal. In this food measurement lesson plan, students examine a recipe for a meal and alter the size of the recipe based upon the amount of servings needed. Young scholars utilize manipulatives to ensure the correct amount of ingredients are used as they cook their cookies, brownies and pizza for the class to enjoy.
Students identify Fibonacci's sequence of numbers and use the pattern to write poetry with one syllable words. In this math and writing lesson, students identify Fibonacci's sequence of numbers and learn about this early mathematician. They read a New York Times article online and use the algorithm to write Word Fib poetry using one syllable words.
The math monster has scared away all the ice cream parlor's customers and taken the ice cream ingredients. Only an accomplished math bingo player can save this ice cream business.
The animated S2 Unit will use the adventures of a Super Hero and her sidekick to teach basic science and math concepts. Educators can use comic books, Saturday Morning Cartoons and the adventures of Super Heroes to teach a nine-week science and math unit. This unit will cover Metric Measurement.
Math and science come alive in this career-related instructional activity on sanitation. Along the way, learners explore bacterial growth rates using exponential notation and graphs. A link to a very brief, but vivid video shows just how quickly these critters multiply! After walking the class through the skills and formulas required, you can turn them loose with your choice of several worksheets.
Many math concepts are covered through this resource: percentages, decimals, ratios, exponential functions, graphing, rounding, order of operations, estimation, and solving equations. Colorful worksheets and a link to a Google search for fractals images are included. Note that the lesson plan states it is the second of five lessons in an investing unit, but the other pieces were not located on the publisher's website. The lesson does, however, hold plenty of value on its own.
Narrative and example problems are written out to help you teach a activity in computing fixed, variable, and total costs, total revenues, and break-even points for the Pineapple Computer company. This is a comprehensive activity that was designed to meet Common Core standards in math. A data table and graph are included that you can project as a visual aid. An attractive worksheet is also provided along with the answers. This lesson plan will leave you well prepared to tackle these concepts with your mathematicians.