Pure Mathematics Teacher Resources
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A Plea for Pure Mathematics
High schoolers explore the concept of GCD and LCM. In this GCD and LCM lesson, students use a CAS program on their graphing calculator to determine the LCD and GCD of polynomials and large numbers. High schoolers use the GCD function to determine the GCD of various fractions such as 3/4 and 17/3.
9th - 12th Math
All About Aid
Begin this lesson by estimating the cost of a college education and comparing it to actual data. After reading an article, high school seniors discuss the processes of the college loan corporations. They listen to a lecture about how to wade through all of the information and work together to create a brochure to help other students.
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Proving (a Theorem) and Disproving (a Theory)
As a cross-curricular lesson, your class examines the issues of gender discrimination, careers, and gender roles. They read and discuss an article, prepare a proof of the Pythagorean theorem as a class, and develop a creative representation of Pythagoras' ideas.
7th - 12th Math
Young scholars examine the needs of their community for public space and determine the solutions to math problems related to planning landscape designs. They read and discuss an article from the New York Times, create their own designs for a community space in small groups, and present their plans to the class.
6th - 12th Math
Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
Students explore the various rhythmic combinations in jazz and blues music. They watch a video segment, apply a mathematical formula to calculate the number of possible rhythmic combinations, and perform a combination of notes and rhythm on a keyboard.
5th - 12th Math
Exploring the Laws of Sines and Cosines
This lesson uses GeoGebra on the Web, or Geometer's Sketchpad to investigate and identify the different properties of sines and cosines. The class learns how the laws of sine and cosine relates to a right triangle and a non-right triangle. They practice using the Pythagorean Theorem to help identify the different ratios of the triangle.
10th - 11th Math
Difference of Equations
In this difference of equations worksheet, students solve and complete 49 various types of problems. First, they obtain the solution of any linear homogeneous second order difference equation. Then, students apply the method of solution to contextual problems.
11th - 12th Math
After reading an article, "Cameras Capture a 5-Second Fireball and Its Meteorite's Secrets," space science superstars use the triangulation method to determine the location of a distant object. In-class activities and homework are suggested, including writing a letter to their Congressman about funding meteorite research.
6th - 12th Math
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.
5th - 8th Math