Aldridge Sawmill - The Story in Numbers
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Seventh graders practice math skills while becoming familiar with Texas' "Boom & Bust" economy and the natural history of the east Texas Piney Woods. They utilize worksheets and websites imbedded in this plan.
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Intro to Adding/Subtracting Rational Numbers
Masterminds get creative by translating a story into a math problem. The story is about Joe and his summer job. Learners will practice applying operations to rational numbers in order to figure out his daily profit over two weeks.
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Positive and Negative Numbers
Contest winner? Use this story about winning tickets to an NFL football game to plot numbers on a number line. Identify positive and negative values in the story and use the worksheet provided to plot out temperature, altitude, and money...
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Subtracting Mixed Numbers (Unlike Denominators)
Young mathematicians demonstrate their ability to subtract mixed numbers by completing this collection of fraction word problems. From figuring out the weight of objects in a package, to finding the difference in height between two...
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Stories Then and Now: Gods, Heroes, and Avatars
Argh! Flash Gordon, Akira Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress, Joseph Campbell's Hero with a Thousand Faces, Valmiki's The Ramayana. Stories of heroes and villains fascinate. And although the tales are reinterpreted over time, and as they...
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Americans in Great Britain: 1942-1945
Watch the pivotal moments of America's presence in embattled Britain during World War II with an exceptional interactive tool. From personal stories about life on the front lines to a map that tracks every group and division throughout...
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The Real Story Behind Archimedes' Eureka!
Can a boat the size of a palace possibly float? Discover how a king and a famous Ancient Greek mathematician named Archimedes answered this question, and explore the history behind Archimedes' principle and how a law of physics that is...
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Divide a Fraction by a Whole Number
Visualize the problem by creating a story when dividing with fractions. The video interprets division problems into a story that allows learners to understand where the quotient comes from. There is great visual connection to dividing...
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