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123 reviewed resources for making conjectures and predictions

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Probability Predictions

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students study the concept of basic probability and draw tiles out of a bag in order to make predictions. In this predicting based on probability lesson, students develop experimental probability for the materials inside the bag and then...
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Triangle Inequality Theorem

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students identify properties of triangles. In this geometry lesson, students create triangles using three different segments. They make conjectures and predictions.
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It's Probably Probable

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners make predictions and draw conclusions from given information as they learn the meaning of probability in this vocabulary-rich, integrated activity that presents a variety of teaching strategies to motivate and reach all learning...
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Trashketball

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Take a shot using a lesson on volume! Young learners watch a video showing a trashcan filling with paper balls. The task is to calculate the number of paper balls that will fit in the can. Pupils use volume calculations to make a...
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Summer Olympics

For Students 5th Standards
Quickly get to the decimal point. The last assessment in a nine-part series requires scholars to work with decimals. Pupils compare the race times of several athletes and calculate how much they have improved over time. During the second...
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Probability using M & M's

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Using M & M's candies, young statisticians predict the color distribution in a packet of candies and test their predictions against their group and the larger class. A review of converting between fractions, decimals, and percents...
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"Power"ful Patterns

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Investigate exponent patterns with this instructional activity. Middle schoolers make conjectures about a base to an increasing power. They predict what happens when you change the base or the exponent. Additionally, they determine...
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Proportionality

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore ratios of rectangular sides to make predictions of the squareness of rectangles. In this proportionality lesson, students examine what the proportional relationships are in two similar three dimensional shapes. Students...
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Transformational Puppet

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High Schoolers create a puppet and make predictions using the TI Navigator. In this math lesson, they will discuss their results as they explore transformation. This assignment requires the TI navigator or a smartboard.
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Is It a Fair Game?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study basic probability by rolling dice. In this probability lesson plan, students make educated guesses and use different parameters to determine the fairness of the game. Students make predictions during the game and...
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Logarithmic Transformations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Using the TI calculator to visualize and make predictions, students perform transformation vertically and horizontally on logarithmic graphs in order to solve problems.
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Taking Its Toll

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Young scholars explore ratios.  In this rates lesson plan, students create a ratio to compare the price of a toll to the distance travelled.  They compute the average cost per mile, determine the slope between two ordered pairs, and make...
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Probability and Statistics

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students are taught to search the internet for statistics concepts on sports. In this probability lesson, students collect data and use the calculator to graph and analyze their data. They graph and make predictions about sports using...
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Data Analysis and Probability: Graphing Candy with Excel

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Collect and graph data using Microsoft Excel with your math class. They will make predictions about the number of each colored candy in a bag of M&M's, then sort, classify, count, and record the actual data before using Excel to...
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Challenge: Skills and Applications Lesson 2.4

For Students 9th - 10th
In this algebra learning exercise, students create arguments using conjectures. They identify the sequence and the pattern and formula. They solve products and prove sum of integers. There are 8 questions.
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Making Parallel Lines

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students differentiate between parallel and perpendicular lines. For this geometry lesson, students make conjectures and apply it to solve real life situations. They collect data and make predictions based on the data.
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Exponential Growth—U.S. Population and World Population

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Show how exponential growth can look linear. Pupils come to understand the importance of looking at the entire picture as they compare the US population to the world population. Initially, the populations look linear with the same rate...
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Ball Drop

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Drop everything and use the resource. Scholars conduct an experiment to find how long it takes a basketball to drop to the floor from various heights. After creating a graph and modeling the data with a function, they estimate the time...
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Scatter Diagram

For Teachers 8th Standards
It is positive that how one performs on the first test relates to their performance on the second test. The three-question assessment has class members read and analyze a scatter plot of test scores. They must determine whether...
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Rep Tiles

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
In addition to the catchy title, this lesson plan provides upper graders an opportunity to more closely scrutinize the attributes of plane figures. In particular, they focus on the similarity of different shapes. Both whole-class and...
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Company Logo

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Modern advertising takes a geometric turn with this unit. The final assessment activity leads pupils through the logical analysis of a fictional logo, including the development of a paragraph proof. The wealth of resources leading up to...
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Even and Odd Numbers

For Students 6th Standards
Even or not, here I come. Groups investigate the parity of products and sums of whole numbers in the 17th lesson in a series of 21. Using dots to represent numbers, they develop a pattern for the products of two even numbers; two odd...
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Evaluating the Products of Chords of a Circle

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Students investigate chords and make predictions. In this geometry lesson plan, students graph circles and calculate the measurement of each chord. They perform the calculations and make conjectures.
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Statistics and Shopping

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Explore how statistics are used in everyday life. Your soon-to-be savvy consumers use the Internet to find consumer-related statistical information and learn to make wise consumer decisions. Includes links to a practice sheet about data...