The Shadow Knows - Measuring Other Students
Eighth graders measure height and shadow length of other students on a sunny day and develop a ratio. They apply the ratio to other students and objects using shadows to determine height.
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New Review Measuring Shadows Using an Ancient Method
How did ancient peoples determine the height of really tall objects? Young scientists and mathematicians explore the concept of using shadows to measure height in a hands-on experiment. Paired pupils measure shadows, then calculate the...
8th - 12th Math
Home Runs, Statistics, and Probability
Baseball and statistics go hand-in-hand and knowing how to interpret, compare, and display this information is a key skill for any middle schooler. Using two sets of data, have young statisticians answer questions by constructing and...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
Relationships Between Formal Measurement Units: Measure and Record Mass in Kilograms and Grams
Teach the masses about the metric system with this hands-on measurement lesson. Given a fruit or vegetable, learners estimate, measure, and convert its mass using the metric units gram and kilogram.
3rd - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable