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Reading to Calculate
Students explore uses of the calculator. They explore using reading strategies to solve problems. Students recognize when calculators are useful. They construct real life situations for calculator use.
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Next Generation Spacecraft—Orion
What is the cross-sectional area of the Orion spacecraft? Groups work together to estimate the area of a cross section of the Orion spacecraft by first counting the number of grids a scale drawing covers. Pupils also employ a method...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
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 United States of Obesity
Mississippi has both the highest obesity and poverty rate in the US. Does the rest of the data show a correlation between the poverty and obesity rate in a state? Learners tackle this question as they practice their skills of regression....
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Expressing Your Views to the Letter
Analyze the motivation, purpose, and value of letters to the editor by examining letters written in response to the violence at Columbine High School. For homework, middle and high schoolers write their own letters to the editor about an...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable