Number Theory Teacher Resources
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Students examine the relationship between income levels and social class. Using the Internet, they read various stories in which they guess what the social class of each character and answer discussion questions. They develop graphs to compare the social class of the scenarios in a worksheet.
Students explore the concept of conditional probability and probability of simultaneous events. In this conditional probability and probability of simultaneous events lesson, students roll dice or use and applet to roll dice to determine probability of a particular outcome. Students try to predict the probability of members of their group winning.
Middle schoolers engage in a clever instructional activity that combines meteorology with mathematical thinking. They use integers in relation to high and low temperatures that they record. They use a spreadsheet of weather data, a computer, and gain valuable practice in using integers.
Young scholars visit the web site NBA.com and choose five teams and one player from each of the five teams. They use players' statistics to form fractions for field goals made, field goals attempted, and round field goal percentages to nearest hundredth.
Fifth graders visit Web sites to recognize place value in whole numbers and decimals. They create place value cards using PowerPoint software.
Pupils locate information pertaining to the 2002 Winter Olympics on the World Wide Web, specifically the final times or scores in selected events. They calculate the mean, median, mode, and range for each set of data.
Seventh graders review procedures for computation with decimals and then complete real world problems regarding sale prices and the stock market that involve decimals. They enter the answers into a table and analyze their findings to find the best bargains.
Students calculate their weight on other planets and then enter the data into a spreadsheet program to create a weight chart for themselves.
Young scholars follow the food pyramid to create a daily food budget. They research food prices online or in newspapers. They graph the amount of each food group included in their menus. They can also create a weekly food menu based on a fixed income budget.
Seventh graders, in groups, use Microsoft PowerPoint as an interactive game format for various math problems. They select questions based on point value, solve the presented problems and keep score.
Seventh graders use the World Wide Web for research, identify fractions found in everyday life by finding a recipe that uses fractions.
Seventh graders use the World Wide Web to locate recipes that contain fractions. They complete a handout to list the recipe ingredients, double the ingredients, and find the least common denominator for the doubled ingredients.
Students explore patterns in everyday life and in the mathematic world. They create various concrete examples of patterns and verbally describe these patterns to a fellow student.
Fifth graders review the concept of prime factorization. Then, they use the rules for divisibility and other notions to find the prime factorization of unfamiliar numbers. They solve problems in a whole class setting.
Students complete a unit of lessons on computing area and volume. They play a Jeopardy game of basic area formulas, calculate surface area of shapes, develop a Powerpoint presentation, and conduct a simulation of finding the surface area of a spa.
Students explore the concepts of voting and the variety of voting methods. In this voting system lesson, students investigate the advantages and disadvantages of each method. Students collect data and record combination patterns on activity sheets.
Educators can use music lessons that show students how to learn about rhythm in a fun and exciting way.
Fifth graders use prime factoration and the use of prime and composite numbers.