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Relate Positive and Negative Quantities; Apply to Elevation
Look at positive and negative numbers when it relates to elevation and sea level. The video shows how this type of measurement is related to a number line. Explains what elevation represents but does not have practice problems for learners to try on their own. Note: Second in a series of four videos.
During a walk-a-thon your learners must determine the walking rate of Julianna's progress. Using tables, graphs, and an equation, they must be able to calculate the time it took her to walk one mile and predict her distance based on the information given. For beginners, use the lesson found in Additional Materials to practice similar concepts without creating an equation and only using integers.
Running to School
The object of this activity is to compute how far Rosa ran to school. Given in the exercise is the fractional number of miles between home and school and the fractional distance Rosa ran. The commentary shows several ways to have your number crunchers look at the problem: with a tape diagram, with a number line, or by creating an equation. If this is the first time your class has seen problems like this, start by having them drawing a diagram and then applying the equations.
Running to School, Variation 3
How far is it between school and home? Here is a relatable activity where the participant runs to school a certain fraction of the way. That distance is given in miles. It is up to your learners to determine the distance between home and school. Ask students to draw a model of the problem and then write the fractional computation.
Looking for a real-world situation to practice converting units? In this problem, learners must change miles per gallon to liters per km (or vice versa) to determine which car gets better gas miileage. It is a relatively short problem, but does require several steps. Use during a lesson on unit conversion, or as a review problem later.
Mean and Standard Deviation
Get two activities with one instructional activity. The first instructional activity, is appropriate for grades 6-12 and takes about 20 minutes. It introduces the concept of measures of central tendency, primarily the mean, and discusses its uses as well as its limitations. The second activity, is geared more for grades 9-12, and highlights the concept of variability and spread of data via standard deviation. Both activities are relatively simple, but the directed discussion questions add some pizzaz to its overall appeal. Included are suggestions for assessment and extensions.
What does NASCAR have to do with science? Allow your middle schoolers to discover the answer and learn about Newton's laws of motion through a fun and engaging STEM investigation. Not only do your young scientists get to play with toy cars while learning about physics, but they have a chance to examine potential careers related to the racecar industry. Between the real-world connections and exciting activities, your kiddos will want to share what they've learned with everyone!
The Solar System: How Planets and Other Bodies are Related to the Sun
Students explore size and distance in our solar system. In this activity on our solar system, students work in groups to research the relative size and distance from the Sun of major bodies in our solar system. They create a model of the solar system that may be displayed in the classroom as a reference for the remainder of the year.
Students solve problems using implicit differentiation. In this calculus lesson, students take the derivative to calculate the rate of change. They observe two robots and draw conclusion from the data collected on the two robots.
Distance in Coordinate Geometry
Students analyze distance and graphing. In this geometry lesson, students work problems on a coordinate grid calculating the distance. They apply the Pythagorean Theorem to their data and answer.
The football and Braking Distance; Model Data with Quadratic Functions
Students use the quadratic formula to solve application problems. The first problem relates to the path of a football thrown from the top of the bleachers. Students compute the time it will take the football to reach certain heights. In the second problem students find a mathematical model to predict the stopping distance of a car. Finally, students use the quadratic formula to generate the number of diagonals for an n-gon.
Patterns, Relations, and Functions: Lesson 6
Eighth graders investigate functions and the relationships to equations. They examine information tables looking for patterns while identifying the input and output number. Students answer questions that are about the relationship to distance and time.
Light At a Distance
Students examine light intensity. In this Algebra II/Earth Science lesson, students collect and analyze data regarding light intensity and the distance for the light source. Students explore the mathematical relationship between the distance from a light source and the intensity of the light.
The Distance Formula
Complete word problems and create graphs based on the distance formula. With 18 problems in total, inidividuals get many opportunities for repetition and practice of problem-solving strategies.
Creating A Personal Portfolio For Distance Learning
Students create a plan for participating in a distance learning course. They plan the time necessary to complete a program of study and create a portfolio to outline the plan and track progress. The portfolio can also be used as a method of assessment.
Learners create ways to find the number of square miles that lie in a triangle having vertices at A, B, and C. They compute the distance between two points and use Heron's formula to find the area of the triangle. Finally, students substitute the Pythagorean theorem to derive the distance formula and calculate the answer.
Potential Energy: How is It Related to Kinetic Energy?
Students examine the relationship between potential energy and kinetic energy. They explore how the greater the input of potential energy (altitude of the ramp), the greater the output of kinetic energy (distance traveled).
Does the Distance Between the Earth and Sun Cause the seasons?
Learners reflect upon the concepts of seasons. The concepts are taught using a variety of different teaching approaches. A activities lead to a reflection that will help students to make a cognitive transfer of information form short-term to long-term memory.
Students investigate distance measurement. In this middle school mathematics lesson, students find the average length of their pace and use their pace to measure various unknown distances in feet and miles. Students relate their use of the pace to the work of Lewis and Clark in mapping the western United States.
The Distance Formula and Marching Nonviolently for Social Change
Students explore the distance formula using real world data from nonviolent marches for social change. In this secondary mathematics lesson, students investigate the marches of Gandhi and King using maps overlaid with a coordinate grid. Students use the distance formula to determine the lengths of the marches.