Houston Area Real-Time Traffic Report
Students calculate the time needed to travel a certain distance given the rate of speed using "real time" traffic maps of the greater Houston area in this ongoing project.
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Using Trigonometry to Determine Area
What do you do when you don't think you have enough information? You look for another way to do the problem! Pupils combine what they know about finding the area of a triangle and trigonometry to determine triangle area when they don't...
9th - 10th Math CCSS: Designed
Calculating Arcs and Areas of Sectors of Circles
Going around in circles trying to find a resource on sectors of circles? Here is an activity where pupils first complete an assessment task to determine the areas and perimeters of sectors of circles. They then participate in an activity...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Arc Length and Area of a Sector
What do skateboarding and baked goods have in common with math? You can use them to connect half-pipe ramps and cakes to arcs and sectors. Pupils compare the lengths of three different ramp options of a skate park. They calculate the...
9th - 11th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Next Generation Spacecraft—Orion
What is the cross-sectional area of the Orion spacecraft? Groups work together to estimate the area of a cross section of the Orion spacecraft by first counting the number of grids a scale drawing covers. Pupils also employ a method...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Teach Surface Area and Volume in the Most Engaging Way!
Build a Zarcon-proof home as a math activity that will provide tremendous advantages for engagement, for differentiation, and for mastery of concepts. This activity focuses specifically on surface area and volume using mathematical...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable