Estimation and Pattern Discovery
Middle schoolers collect sunflower heads from their community garden. They estimate its seed count using different strategies. They graph their estimations on a graph and use calculators to find the actual total.
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The Decimal Expansion of Some Irrational Numbers
Develop a definition of irrational numbers through an exploration of square roots. The 11th lesson in this series of 25 asks scholars to estimate the value of a square root. Learners observe as the estimation extends further and further...
8th Math CCSS: Designed
Exploring Genetics Across the Middle School Science and Math Curricula
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...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Discovering Phi: The Golden Ratio
Fe, phi, fo, fum. This activity leads pairs to find the ratio of consecutive terms of the Fibonacci sequence. The pairs find that the Fibonacci sequence can be found in many places. A discussion with the class shows that the ratios found...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed