When Average Is the Way to Go
Students engage in experiences involving the mathematical concept of averages. After watching a video, students explore averaging through a variety of different methods.
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Use Google Maps to Teach Math
Capture the engagement of young mathematicians with this upper-elementary math instructional activity on measuring time and distance. Using Google Maps, students first measure and compare the distance and time it takes to travel between...
3rd - 6th 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
Which is the Best Deal on Candy?
Buying enough candy for trick-or-treaters without spending a lot of money can be the ultimate Halloween trick. Middle schoolers solve two holiday-themed word problems to determine which brand of candy is the better deal, based on cost...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
Represent Fractions in Different Ways
There's more than one way to make a fraction. The second video in this series explores the different ways shapes can be broken up into equal sized pieces. Visual models clearly demonstrate this concept with examples involving halves and...
3 mins 2nd - 4th Math CCSS: Designed
Choose a Strategy to Solve Ratio Problems
The series of videos introduces five ways to solve ratio problems, but how do you choose which one to use? In the video, show class members that they can pick any strategy to solve their problem to see how each option gives the same...
5 mins 5th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed