What Temperature Is It?
Students use the internet to research information on the average maximum and minimum temperature for a city in their state. They create spreadsheets and enter data to analyze the information, focusing on averages, maximums, minimums and range.
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Your Birthday is a Math Problem!
What better way to celebrate students' birthdays than by creating original math problems? In this open ended challenge, young mathematicians must make numerical expressions using parentheses, exponents, and three other operations that...
5th - 7th Math CCSS: Designed
Separate But Equal - Is It Black or White?
The story of Ruby Bridges and the case of Brown vs. The Board of Education are fantastic tools for discussing the concept of separate but equal. Kids tackle some big questions about what is fair, what is civil, and what rights or laws...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Find the Value of a Number Using its Distance and Direction from Zero
Show young mathematicians an animated way to look at positive and negative numbers. The video relates the real-world use of money and temperature on vertical and horizontal number lines. It is a great introduction to the coordinate plane...
3 mins 5th - 7th Math CCSS: Designed
Homophobia: What is It? What Can We Do About It?
A two-part lesson focuses on the sensitive issues of homophobia, discrimination, sexuality, and gender. Middle schoolers discuss individual and institutional discrimination, personal rights, homosexuality, and bullying.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable