Investigation - Design Your Own Spinner
Seventh graders use ideas of uncertainty to illustrate that mathematics involves more than exactness when dealing with every day situations. The main standard of this lesson plan is statistics and probability.
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Using a cut-out template of a whirligig, emerging engineers experiment with flight behavior. After you teach them the concepts of force, air resistance, and lift, they discuss what variables on the whirligigs might be changed in order to...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Designing, Creating and Testing Waterslides: A Bums-on Approach
Students work in groups to research, design, and create model water park using line segment theories coordinate. They produce individual design portfolios that include their ideas and opinions, design solutions, sketches and research...
7th - 10th Math
Using Symmetry to Create Corporate Logos
Young mathematicians investigate the use of symmetry in graphic design. After first learning about reflection, translational, and rotational symmetry, children use this new knowledge to identify symmetry in letters of the alphabet and...
4th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
The Last Banana: A Thought Experiment in Probability
Your learners will be surprised by the thought-provoking, counterintuitive puzzle presented in this short video that models a fun, fictional situation in which a game is played with two number cubes to decide which of two people wins a...
4 mins 7th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable