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Instructional Video5:26
New Mexico State University

Atlantean Dodgeball

For Students 6th - 7th Standards
Develop ratios within sporting games. Class members watch a video about dodgeball and see how coaches compare the scores. Pupils then work with ratios to compare the scores throughout the tournament. Using their knowledge of ratios, they...
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Instructional Video3:36
New Mexico State University

Bad Date

For Students 6th - 7th Standards
Get the best ratio for a good date. The class watches a video where dates are rated based on the ratio of words spoken. Pupils then use the ratios in the video along with other given ratios to find equivalent ratios. Finally, they...
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Lesson Plan
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California Academy of Science

Building Better Buses: Transportation Design Challenges

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Scholars learn about a series of three challenges when they design a bus system for a small town. They determine the bus routes and then figure out the best type of fuel to use before considering the cost of going electric. Learners...
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Activity
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National Academy of Sciences

Global Warming: Facts and Our Future

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
According to the United Nations, climate change affects every country on the planet. This research project encourages scholars to explore the factors that affect climate change from different perspectives: climate scientist, policy...
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Lesson Plan
NOAA

Stressed Out!

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Are our oceans really suffering due to the choices humans make? The sixth and final installment in the volume of activities challenges research groups to tackle one of six major topics that impact ocean health. After getting to the...
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Lesson Plan
EngageNY

From Ratio Tables to Double Number Line Diagrams

For Teachers 6th Standards
How much sugar is in one bottle? Pupils use double number line diagrams to determine the amount of sugar in a 1L bottle of cola. The teacher leads a discussion on ways that double number lines can be of assistance in solving a problem...
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Lesson Plan
Mathalicious

Been Caught Stealing

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
You're safe, when calculating the odds of stealing second base! Learners compare the rate of a runner to the distance the ball travels, in a lesson that explores right triangles and measurement. Full of discussion questions and fun...
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Lesson Plan
SaveandInvest.org

Introduction to Earning Interest: Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Does your bank pay you for allowing them to hold your money? Class members research three different ways they can earn money using money already in the bank. Topics include certificates of deposit, statement savings accounts, and money...
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Unit Plan
North Carolina State University

Exploring Genetics Across the Middle School Science and Math Curricula

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Where is a geneticist's favorite place to swim? A gene pool. Young geneticists complete hands-on activities, experiments, and real-world problem solving throughout the unit. With extra focus on dominant and recessive genes, Punnett...
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Handout
Nuffield Foundation

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Mathematicians can embark on a math challenge. Fourteen pages of exercises for young algebra learners on fractions, decimals, and percentages let your students put their skills to the test.  
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Unit Plan
EngageNY

Ratios and Unit Rates

For Teachers 6th Standards
This turn-key unit on ratios and unit rates walks through a 30-lesson unit on teaching proportional reasoning, with each lesson broken into detailed teaching notes and time allotments for all parts. An unbelievable resource when taken...
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Interactive3:08
Scholastic

Study Jams! Percents

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Sam's mom is a bowling woman and her birthday is around the corner. Can Sam afford the shirt in the store window for her? Mia helps him solve a multi-step percent problem to figure it out!
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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Get Connected with Ohm's Law

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Ideal for your electricity unit, especially with middle schoolers, this lesson plan gets engineers using multimeters in electrical circuits to explore the relationships among voltage, current, and resistance. Older learners may even plot...
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Printables
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Curated OER

“I Can” Common Core! 6th Grade Math

For Teachers 6th Standards
Help your sixth graders reach their Common Core math standards by providing them with a checklist of "I can" statements for each standard. As each concept is covered, kids can check it off, as long as they can do what it states. 
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Lesson Plan
National Research Center for Career and Technical Education

STEM: Lou-Vee Air Car

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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!...
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Lesson Plan
National Research Center for Career and Technical Education

Finance: Depreciation (Double Declining)

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Of particular interest to a group of business and finance pupils, this lesson explores depreciation of automobile values by comparing the double declining balance to the straight line method. Mostly this is done through a slide...
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Lesson Plan
National Research Center for Career and Technical Education

Information Technology: Photoshop Scale

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Lesson Plan
Illustrative Mathematics

Pennies to Heaven

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Even though pennies seem to be relatively thin, stack enough of them into a single stack, and you could have quite a high stack. Enough so, that the final result can be a surprise to you as well as your class. This activity centers...
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Worksheet
Yummy Math

Glowing Rectangles?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Middle school math masters use ratios to determine the missing dimensions of various HD television screens. They also compare different dimensions of screens and determine whether or not they fit the same ratio. They perform similar...
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PPT
Curated OER

Using Conversion

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Instruct youngsters how to convert from one unit of measurement to another. This basic skill is useful in science courses as well as in math courses. Learning check slides are included to help viewers practice solving these types of...
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Worksheet
Math Mammoth

Customary and Metric Measurement

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Through a series of worksheets, mathematicians practice with various concepts of measurement. Conveniently, the 6 pages are easily broken up for individual assignments, and seem to progress in difficulty. Math concepts include drawing...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Shaquille O'Neal Hand & Foot Span

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
If Shaquille O'Neal wears a size-20 shoe, how big are his hands? Learners will use the average ratios of foot length to hand span to calculate the hand span of Shaq, but first, they have to collect the data! They will measure their peers...
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Texas Instruments

Is It or Isn't It Proportional

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How can you tell if number relationships are proportional? Mathematicians investigate proportional relationships. They compare and contrast functions and graphs to determine the characteristics of proportional relationships, as well as...
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Lesson Plan
K20 LEARN

If Our Classroom Were The World: Proportions And Percents

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
It's a small world after all. Classmates consider world population, languages, and religions in a cross-curricular lesson. Applying percentages and proportions, they determine what the class make-up would be if the class represented the...