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Math 7/8 15 Week Pre-Algebra Review Part I

For Students 7th - 9th
Middle and high schoolers solve 20 short answer and multiple choice problems. They simplify exponential expressions, find the GCF of two integers, find the prime factorization of an integer, solve equations and inequalities, etc.
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Solar Kit Lesson # 12 - Calibration Curve for a Radiation Meter

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Scientists need to have mastered algebraic slope-intercept concepts in order for this lesson to be effective. They will measure and graph solar panel output as a function of the amount of radiation striking it, discovering that there is...
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Quadratic Formula

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
This worksheet is part of the TI-Nspire lesson on the quadratic formula. Pupils determine the solutions of a quadratic function by looking at a graph and the discriminant. They use the quadratic formula to solve quadratic functions on...
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Circumference and Areas of Circles

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Middle and high schoolers listen to a scenario about a puppy and use the scenario to develop formulas in order to find the area of a circle. In this circumference lesson, pupils understand how to find the radius, diameter, area of a...
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Modeling a Basketball Throw

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Play ball! High schoolers explore the concept of quadratic equations through modeling how shooting a basketball can be expressed as a quadratic function. They impose a coordinate grid on the path of a shooting basketball and determine...
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The Mathematics of Convection: Nature's Model for Energy Production

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers conduct a series of experiments to investigate density, buoyancy and climate. In this math lesson plan, pupils design and build a hot air balloon to demonstrate convection. They research and write a paper about solar...
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Regular Coke vs. Diet Coke: Which is Denser?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners define the terms "mass," "volume," and "density." The relationship between these three terms is established. They observe the differences between Regular and Diet Coke. They develop an hypotheses about why a can of Regular Coke...
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Mystery Liquids: Linear Function

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers determine the linear equations of the density of water and oil by collecting data on the mass of various volumes of each liquid. They construct scatter plots from the data and use these to write the linear equations for...
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Is There a Limit to Which Side You Can Take?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Calculus students find the limit of piecewise functions at a value. They find the limit of piecewise functions as x approaches a given value. They find the limit of linear, quadratic, exponential, and trigonometric piecewise functions.
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Discovering Pi/Welcome to Pi Day

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore pi. For this circle measurement lesson, students define and identify radius, diameter, circumference, and perimeter. Young scholars work in groups to measure several plastic lids and record their findings. Students...
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Data and Probability: Marshmallow Madness

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Upper grade and middle schoolers make predictions, collect data, and interpret the data as it relates to the concept of probability. They work with a partner tossing marshmallows and recording if they land on their side or on their...
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Dynamic Algebra

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore 5 classical problems of algebra.  They will solve problems involving Heron's formula, fractional equations, vector equations, apollonius' sphere, and transversals. The idea is to lead to new perceptions and visual thinking.
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Solving and Graphing Inequalities - Grade Seven

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Number lines, inequalities, graphing: sounds like fun in the making! Seventh grade math sleuths solve inequalities and represent the solutions on a number line. This is a complete and well-organized instructional activity that includes...
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Dance Challenge: Calculate and Compare Speed by Measuring a Series of Dance Movements

For Students 6th - 8th
Really neat! Kids choreograph a dance phrase and then measure the distance and speed of the phrase using a timer and a meter stick. They collect the data on a table which they use to determine an average. A series of observation and...
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Extra Credit: It’s No Fairy Tale

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers discuss their knowledge of payday loans and credit cards. In this Economics lesson plan, students complete a read an article and Q&A activity in groups, and play a vocabulary bingo game and a quiz game on payday loans....
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Youth Obesity: Schools Fight Back

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore nutrition and healthy eating habits with a study on youth obesity. Learners watch a PBS documentary on the obesity epidemic which discusses government programs aimed at healthier choices, as well as more localized efforts. Kids...