Do Objects Vary Very Much?
Students examine the concept of standard deviation, calculating mean, and collecting data. They measure the standard deviation in a bag of M&M candy, record the data, and calculate the mean.
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Lessons for Learning - for the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (6th Grade)
A very clear and concise unit to teaching sixth graders math concepts directly related to Common Core. Learners are exposed to six lessons involving recipe conversions, graphing data from ratio tables, evaluating exponents,...
6th Math CCSS: Designed
New Review Measuring Shadows Using an Ancient Method
How did ancient peoples determine the height of really tall objects? Young scientists and mathematicians explore the concept of using shadows to measure height in a hands-on experiment. Paired pupils measure shadows, then calculate the...
8th - 12th Math
Lightest and Heaviest—Sorting Algorithms
How do computers sort data lists? Using eight unknown weights and a balance scale, groups determine the order of the weights from lightest to heaviest. A second activity provides the groups with other methods to order the weights. The...
3rd - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
The Importance of Sharks: You Do The Math!
Elementary ecologists examine trophic relationships using a coral reef food pyramid as an example. They play a game applying math skills that ultimately demonstrate the important role of the ever-scary top predator, the shark. This is a...
3rd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable