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How Do You Spend Your Time?
Students keep records and determine how much time they spend on certain activities. They insert the data into a spreadsheet. Students graphically display data in a bar graph and a circle graph.
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Time Zone Challenge: Applying Add/Subt. Integers to Time Zones
A short video can be shown to your class to explain time zones. (A free subscription to the teachers' website is required to access the video.) Pairs of workers use a time zone map to solve six scenarios on a worksheet.
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
Conversations with Inches and Centimeters
Measurements in customary units and measurements in metric units. How do you convert inches to centimeters? How do you convert centimeters to inches? Have your mathematicians find things in the classroom that are less than a rulers...
5th - 7th Math CCSS: Designed
Practical Problems Involving Decimals
After discussing decimals and "going shopping" in the classroom, young mathematicians are given four practical word problems that require them to estimate their answers, given specific information. The highlight of the activity is having...
5th - 7th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Student Opinion: Do You Spend Too Much Time on Smart Phones Playing 'Stupid Games'?
This versatile resource from The New York Times website provides a short opinion piece on smart phones and the amount of time we spend playing games on them as well as several possible writing prompts pupils could consider in response to...
7th - 12th English Language Arts