Movies: How did they do that?
Students study how coordinates in space are used to produce special effects in movies. They locate a point in space, and then use the distance and midpoint formulas to find points in space.
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Hair & Nails: How Fast Do They Grow?
Find here a complete lesson dealing with the equations and graphs of proportional relationships, as well as what each individual point on such a graph represents. It may appeal to girls in particular, as the data details the growth rates...
6th - 8th 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 lesson plan is...
5th - 7th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Expressions, Equations, and Functions
Here is an unexpected resource: chapter 1 of an Algebra textbook. You can use all or some of its contents to teach your Middle Schoolers all about algebraic expression, domain, function notation, linear equations, order of operations,...
8th - 10th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Lightest and Heaviest—Sorting Algorithms
How do computers sort data lists? Using eight unknown weights and a balance scale, groups determine the order of the weights from lightest to heaviest. A second worksheet provides the groups with other methods to order the weights. The...
3rd - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable