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Students 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. Students use the GCD function to determine the GCD of various fractions such as 3/4 and 17/3.
This instructional activity 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.
Sixth and seventh graders study the components of a deck of cards and conduct an initial experiment in the probability of drawing various types of cards from a deck. They play two rounds of poker to discover the probability of drawing several card scenarios. Afterward, they write analysis papers based on their findings.
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.
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 instructional activity, groups write and solve word problems. Enrichment activities and a worksheet are included for further practice.