Prime Numbers: Eratosthenes' Sieve
By offering a step-by-step explanation of how to identify prime numbers, this presentation would be a terrific way to give learners a visual example of prime numbers. This is a simple, and easy way, for students to understand the "why"...
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Mayan Mathematics and Architecture
Take young scholars on a trip through history with this unit on the mathematics and architecture of the Mayan civilization. Starting with a introduction to their base twenty number system and the symbols they used, this eight-lesson unit...
Mathematical Treasure Hunt
The hunt is on! Young mathematicians follow clues and complete a series of ten math puzzles as they try to crack Dr. Integer's code and find the location of his hidden treasure.
When You Enter This Classroom... Door Decoration
Welcome your math or other class with a visually pleasing poster. The message, written with a variety of lovely fonts, is split up over four pages. While one page starts with mathematicians, that particular page could easily be removed...
Partition Into thousands, hundreds, tens and ones
An abacus may be old, but it's still a great visual tool. Young mathemeticians look at, study and analyze 8 abacus images. They look at each image to determine how many beads are in each place value. They work with thousands, hundreds,...
Learning Unit: The Pythagorean Theorem
Middle and high schoolers research the life of Pythagoras and the Pythagorean theorem. They write a short biography of Pythagoras and learn to apply the theorem in their study of right triangles.
States of Matter
Properties in measurement, pressure and viscosity of solids, liquids, and gases are the main topics covered in this slideshow. The explanations of Pascal's, Bernoulli's, and the Venturi effects are very clear. Easy to understand diagrams...
Domain: Operations and Algebraic Thinking
Practice basic operations for young mathematicians in fun ways! Using two decks of cards (Ace through 10 plus the joker), learners play "memory" by matching numbers that can be added to make 10 and writing number sentences. In another...
How to Use an Abacus
Explore the many mathematical uses of the Suan Pan or Chinese Abacus. Learners use the abacus to demonstrate the commutative, associative, and distributive properties. They also use it to demonstrate place value. A great way to mix math...
The class reads an explanation of the how the ancient calculation tool, the abacus, works. They examine four abacus images and record the number shown on each of them.
How to Make an Abacus
Create an abacus! Use problem solving as a way for learners to visualize the act of addition and subtraction. They design and construct an abacus to use as a visual representation of various mathematical procedures. Web links are included.
Flying with Pythagoras
A lengthy narrative about Pythagoras and his students precedes an activity in which your young mathematicians practice using the Pythagorean theorem to solve three problems about flight and distance. Answers are provided.
School in the Past
School was a lot different in the past. Let your class discover what life in school would be like if they lived in the 1800's. Starting with the ring of the school bell, this presentation shows how kids learned and how they were...
Getting It Right!
Young scholars construct right triangles, measuring the sides and recording the measurements in spreadsheets. They analyze their measurements for patterns and research the Internet for information on Pythagoras.
Pupils work with hundreds place value, create and manipulate three-digit addition problems, and add three-digit numbers.
Many Colored Maps
In this map learning exercise, 6th graders identify and complete 10 different problems that include various dimensional maps. First, they complete the table on the right by coloring the maps found on the bottom. Then, students determine...
Food Pyramid Abacus
Young scholars investigate the Food Pyramid by constructing a creative project known as a Food Pyramid Abacus. They correlate the color beads withe each food group and the number of recommended servings from each. The abacus is a...
Euler's Method Introduction
Young mathematicians define and use Euler's method to solve problems in this calculus lesson. Learners visualize graphs and solve differential equations. They create these visuals on the TI calculator.
Counting with Place Value, with the Abacus
Students study an abacus while counting marathon runners. In this place value lesson, students watch a video segment on how counters keep track of marathon runners to reinforce the idea of place value.
For this abacus worksheet, students use abacus pictures to determine 5-digit sums. In this fill in the blank worksheet, students write eight answers.
Decimals, Percent and Scientific Notation
For this decimals, percent and scientific notation worksheet, 9th graders solve various types of problems that range from shading an indicated part of a shape to calculating using scientific notation to express their answer. They express...
Newton's Law of Cooling
In this Newton's Law of Cooling activity, students complete an essay format write up of a convection model. They write the purpose and assumptions of their lab. Students complete three rate of change problems. They describe a model in...
Introduction to Mathematical Modeling
In this mathematical modeling learning exercise, students answer two essay questions. They describe Newton's Law of Cooling by describing and constructing a model and answering seven essay questions about the process.
In this calculus worksheet, learners answer 14 short-answer questions regarding Euler's Method, rate equations, initial conditions, and slope functions.