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Math Grade 8: Explore Transformations and Symmetry

For Teachers 8th Standards
Block letters can help with your understanding of geometry. Learners create three-letter words using letters that have either rotational or line symmetry. They write the words on a grid and apply rotations, reflections, and translations.
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Math Grade 7: Compare Data Sets and Make Inferences

For Teachers 7th Standards
Do boys or girls have longer first names? Pupils use data given in a bar graph to determine the mean and mean absolute deviation of letters in first names. These values provide a way to compare the data sets for boys and girls.
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Math Grade 7: Represent Relationships to Solve Problems

For Teachers 7th Standards
Family vacations are a great way to have fun with relatives ... and contemplate math. Scholars use tabular data to create a graph of  distance versus time for a road trip. This graph helps determine whether distance is proportional to time.
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Math Grade 7: Use Surface Area and Volume to Solve a Real-World Problem

For Teachers 7th Standards
There's nothing fishy about this resource. Individuals use unit cubes to build a model of an aquarium in the shape of a rectangular prism that meets given criteria. Consideration of both volume and surface is necessary. 
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Math Grade 8: Patterns and Linear Functions

For Teachers 8th Standards
Use produce to learn about math. Scholars compare the price of cucumbers and tomatoes by creating graphs and analyzing equations. They interpret the unit rate in terms of the context.
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Math Grade 8: Using Linear Functions

For Teachers 8th Standards
Exercise your right to use the resource. Young mathematicians write equations for the number of calories burned based on the number of minutes of exercise. They graph these equations to solve a system of equations.
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Algebra I: Critique Reasoning and Solve Problems Using Inequalities

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Don't throw this resource into the gutter. Individuals analyze given steps for solving an inequality in a bowling context. They provide justifications for correct steps and explanations for incorrect steps, and then find the correct...
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Algebra I: Extended Performance Task Designing Zoo Exhibits

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How fast are animals at the zoo, anyway? Scholars research running speeds of various animals and write equations using these speeds. The final product of this task is to create a zoo exhibit on running speeds and outline a presentation...
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Algebra I: Model Falling Objects

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Don't drop the ball on using a great resource. Scholars use provided data to graph the height of a dropped ball during one of its bounces. This graph and the data provide a means to create a quadratic equation for the relationship...
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Writing About Literature Shakespeare and Plutarch

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
The Oscar for the Best Adapted Screenplay acknowledges a writer's excellence in adapting material found in another source. What do your class members know about adapted resources? Find out with an assessment that asks readers to compare...
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Writing a Narrative: How Bear Lost His Tail

For Students 3rd Standards
After reading the first, second, and third parts of "How Bear Lost His Tail", third grade writers answer questions about the story by completing a series of options, including discussion points. Then, they begin to plan a new narrative...
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Writing About Informational Text The Berlin Wall

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
On June 26, 1963 President John F. Kennedy delivered his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech close to the Berlin Wall at the Rudolph Wilde Platz. On June 12, 1987 President Ronald Reagan Delivered his famous "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down...
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Math Grade 6: Solve Problems with Fractions

For Teachers 6th Standards
Don't run away from an informative resource. Scholars determine the number of water stations placed equally along a race. They need to represent the division using a number line and an equation.
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Algebra I: Interpret Data

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A data-intensive performance task provides information on the cost, area, year built, number of bedrooms, and number of bathrooms for 30 houses. Scholars create five scatter plots using the data and analyze lines of best fit.
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Algebra II: Extended Performance Task Designing the Perfect Package

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here's a package deal for a task creating equations for packages. An extended problem has learners creating a cubic function to represent the volume of a box. They consider constraints and interpret key features of their functions.
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Algebra II: Make Sense of Problems Using Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
You'll have more problems than solving an exponential equation if your town's population decreases to zero. Individuals create an equation to represent the population of a town given information verbally. Using logarithms, they solve for...
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Algebra II: Model Sound Waves

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Sounds like a good resource to use. Future mathematicians and musicians use trigonometric functions to investigate music-related themes. These include pitch, frequency, loudness, acoustic beats, and constructive/destructive interference.
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Geometry: Constructions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Sometimes a compass and straightedge are the correct tools for the job. Scholars use a given line segment to make geometric constructions. These include constructing a copy of the line segment, constructing an equilateral triangle, and...
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Geometry: Visualize Relationships Between 2-D and 3-D Shapes

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Slice and dice like a master mathematician. Scholars determine and draw three possible cross-sections of a cube. Given a solid shape removed from a three-dimensional figure, they describe two viable original figures.
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Geometry: Analyze a Map

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Map your path to success. Given a map and information about walking paths, scholars draw the paths at their correct locations. They apply trigonometry to find lengths, angles, and areas associated with the paths.
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Algebra II: Survey Results and Margin of Error

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Nothing's perfect—there's always room for error. Young data analysts use a random number generator to simulate 50 samples of 500 voters. Creating a histogram and calculating mean and standard deviation helps determine an appropriate...
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Writing About Literary Text: Pygmalion and Galatea

For Students 6th Standards
Is it crazy to fall in love with your own work, or is that the purest love of all? Compare two renditions of the classic Greek myth Pygmalion and Galatea with a literary analysis exercise. After students compare the similarities and...
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Writing an Argument: The Grand Coulee Dam

For Students 6th Standards
The benefits of building the Grand Coulee Dam were enormous—as were the drawbacks. Learners read different points of view on the construction of the dam, including the famous Woody Guthrie song and firsthand accounts from nearby...
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Writing About Literature: What Is Happiness?

For Students 8th Standards
Jack London's heart for adventure has come to define the spirit of America and its frontier. Selected passages from the foreword The Cruise of the Snark take eighth graders through London's construction and voyage of his ship before...

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