How Many Blocks Would It Take to Build?
In this math worksheet, students examine 3 block structures with increasing number of layers. Students fill out a chart and figure out how many blocks it would take in all to build 8 structures, assuming the pattern continues.
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When is a Wind Farm a Good Investment?
When will a wind farm pay for itself? Individuals calculate the anticipated annual revenue for two proposed wind farms. By comparing the number of years it takes to pay back the initial investment, they determine which site makes the...
6th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
The Road to Proportional Reasoning
Just how big would it really be? Young mathematicians determine if different toys are proportional and if their scale is accurate. They solve problems relating scale along with volume and surface area using manipulatives. The last day of...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building
How tall is the Empire State Building? Lead your class through a collaborative estimation activity to determine the number of quarters it would take to reach the top and teach the following concepts: human capital, human resources,...
3rd - 5th Math CCSS: Designed
Create Equivalent Fractions by Modeling with Pattern Blocks
The familiarity young learners have with pattern blocks make them a great tool for exploring the concept of equivalent fractions. Using the hexagon as one whole, the first video in this series goes on to explain the fractions represented...
5 mins 2nd - 5th Math CCSS: Designed