This is an inquiry and technology-based lesson that allows students to discover the relationship between perimeter and area. Students apply problem-solving strategies to solve the real-life problem posed in this lesson. This lesson may easily be divided into sections and completed over several days if needed.
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Students will learn ways to add using the associative property of addition. Students will view a PowerPoint presentation to introduce associative property of addition.
In this lesson students will be given the opportunity to practice using mathematical vocabulary to describe a set of data. Following data collection students will also create a graph using the computer.
In this lesson, students will work collaboratively to solve subtraction word problems. Students will solve distance word problems to find the difference between any 3-digit number and 1,000.
Students will collect examples of various statistical instruments and form an electronic scrapbook. These materials will be gathered from electronic sources in addition to periodicals and other print resources.
In order to practice basic sewing skills, students must be able to read and use a ruler for a variety of tasks. In this hands-on lesson, students will work collaboratively to demonstrate their mastery of how to read "English" units of measurements (inches). Students will learn how to read both 1/8" and 1/16" measurements through the use of yardsticks, rulers, and flexible measuring tape. This lesson can be used as part of a unit or as a remediation for students who will be using a ruler on assignments and projects.
In this introductory lesson to money management for teens, students will use everyday math skills to comparison shop a variety of products. Students will learn several ways to save money, including using store discounts, coupons, and unit pricing to determine the better deal. This is Part I of a series on becoming a wise consumer.
In this lesson, students will learn how to become a wise consumer by creating a budget based on needs and wants. Students will create a weekly budget with a variable income using the interactive app MWB: My Weekly Budget available on iTunes. Other budgeting spreadsheets will be suggested.
During this lesson, students will investigate how to "clear up" the "Traffic Jam." They will be using large manipulatives (their bodies), small manipulatives (carpet squares), and technology (the Java applet) to find the relationship among numbers and patterns. The carpet square will be used as "car lengths", while the students use their bodies as "vehicles" to try to find the minimum number of moves required to clean up the "Traffic Jam"!
As a part of the online collaborative unit, Westward Ho!, students will work in cooperative groups of 4-5 students to decide what items they need to take on the Oregon Trail, determine the cost of the items, and complete a ledger to inventory (keep up with) items used on the trail. Information will then be used as part of a multimedia slideshow journal describing the journey.
During this lesson, students will learn why numbers are rational or irrational. Rational numbers are numbers that can be written in the form a/b. Irrational numbers cannot be expressed in the form a/b, where a and b are integers.
When you go to camp, you expect to have a great time and learn a lot. The Camp Add 'Em Up lesson series is designed to guide a first grade student through development of addition and subtraction strategies through patterning. This lesson has the unique element of offering the learning pages in Spanish for students who are bilingual or for the teacher who would like to integrate Spanish language elements into lessons. Creative learners and technical learners have options included within each lesson as extension activities.
At Camp Add ÔEm Up itŐs time to or Ň2Ó find patterns in the environment. Students will work in pairs as they build understanding of how to count by 2Ős. Students will use digital cameras to capture Ň2ŐsÓ in their classroom (2 shoes, 2 hands, 2 feet, 2 eyes, etc.). Students will create patterns of 2Ős using paper blocks and/or Unifix cubes. Students will demonstrate their understanding of 2Ős and their creativity by creating a PhotoStory of found or created pairs. Students will also use a 100Ős chart and look for visual patterns.
Camp Add 'Em Up is a series of lessons for first grade students. Students will use prior knowledge of friendly numbers (two number combinations that make a "10") and "adding on" as they master the ability to add three numbers. In this lesson, students will use manipulatives as they explore adding numbers to make sums up to 20. The Hundreds chart handout used in this lesson has English and Spanish number words which will accommodate students who wish to explore a second language or to aid Spanish ELL students.
Students will conduct guided research on the Navaho code talkers and briefly discuss their impact on WWII. Students will also be introduced to other forms of cryptology and use number pattern skills to crack their own code and create a numerical code for classmates to crack.
Students will calculate the diameter, circumference, and ratio of a real world object. Students will create an electronic slideshow to illustrate the process of determining the diameter, circumference, and ratio of these objects.
In this lesson students will visit different websites in order to decide the best mode of transportation from their home town to New York City. Students will graph the results and write a persuasive paper.
Through a mixture of online exploration, and teacher instruction, students will discover how the degenerate forms of the conic sections are formed and will be able to identify the degenerate case of each conic section.
Through a mixture of online exploration, and teacher instruction, students will discover how parabolas are formed and will be able to use the key components from a graph (vertex, focus and directrix,) to generate the equation of a graph.
Through a mixture of online exploration, and teacher instruction, students will discover how Hyberbolas are formed and will be able to use the key components (center, vertices and the asymptotes) to generate the equation of a graph.
Students will be involved in hands-on activities that will help them to learn to locate points on a grid. Students will also learn how to correctly read an ordered pair of numbers. Technology will be implemented through the use of a document camera and a PowerPoint presentation.
In this lesson, students will be introduced to polynomials. A polynomial is a made up of terms, which are algebraic expressions combined by addition or subtraction. In a polynomial, there is no expressions that involve dividing by the variable or taking any root of a variable.
Seventh grade students have had wide-ranging experiences with fractions and operations on fractions, but ratios and rates may be new concepts for them. This activity introduces students to the idea of rates via a familiar and tangible product: Kool-Aid. Students will add varying amounts of Kool-Aid powder to a set amount of water, thereby producing a sensory experience of rates. The Kool-Aid example also provides a base experience upon which other examples can build.
In this lesson students will create a class line plot using data collected from boxes of raisins. This activity will be used to collect, organize, represent, and describe data using the line plot.
Students will be introduced in this lesson to the numerals zero through five. Students will associate the numeral with the correct number of objects. Students will demonstrate their understanding of the quantities zero through five showing "How many?" by counting their fingers or using a closed fist for zero.
In this lesson students will calculate elapsed time using the storybook Click, Clack Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin. Students will identify the time pasted between two given times in a.m. and p.m.
Spreadsheet software allows you to calculate numbers arranged in rows and columns for specific financial tasks. This activity allows students to create an "Employee Work/Pay Schedule" spreadsheet to reinforce spreadsheet skills. Students will practice spreadsheet skills by entering data, creating formulas, and using formatting commands.
Working in groups of 4-5 students will take the information, pictures and 3-D model of the water tank they assembled in Part I of Creating a Water Tank and develop a web page and a video presentation. The web page will be a tool to advertise their water tank construction company and must include hyperlinks and digital pictures. The video presentation will be a "sales pitch" to a city council. The web page and video will be scored using a rubric. The web page and video must include the surface area, volume and cost of construction.
Students will explore the life cycle of a butterfly using a website and observations of caterpillar metamorphosis. This lesson will incorporate science, mathematics, language arts, and art.
Rationale: The sixth grade curriculum and state standards require the students to understand the coordinate grid, quadrants, etc. This lesson allows the students to apply their knowledge of the coordinate grid, coordinates, and plotting points all while developing technological skills. The lesson also permits the students to create a coordinate grid and plot points on the x and y axis using a map of a theme park.
In this lesson, students will work in collaborative/cooperative groups to understand subtracting decimals. Students will use decimal grids to represent the difference of decimals. Emphasis is on using place-value, lining up the decimals and bringing the decimal down. Students will understand how important estimation of decimals is in real-life situations
In this lesson, Carlos the Centipede must buy new baseball shoes. His dilemma will be how to multiply decimals (money) by multiples of 10. To add to the dilemma, Carlos' baseball team needs to buy shoes too! Students will multiply decimals by 100. Students will investigate what is happening to the decimal point each time a decimal is multiplied by a multiple of 10.
In this lesson, students will work in collaborative/cooperative groups to understand adding decimals. Students will use decimal grids to represent the sum of decimals. Emphasis is on using place-value, lining up the decimals and bringing the decimal down. Students will understand how important estimation of decimals is in real-life situations.
In Cooperative/Collaborative groups, this lesson will actively engage students to represent decimals in different forms. An "Essential Question" will be used to activate background knowledge and set the purpose for understanding how to represent decimals. Students will create a chart, use the Internet to play interactive games, and watch videos about representing.
As students begin memorizing the multiplication math facts, they will need many ways to visualize and practice the multiplication concepts. In this lesson they will begin practice with arrays, skip counting, and moving manipulatives for the 0,1,2,3,and 4 times tables.
This unit teaches students to plan a trip with an itinerary, remain within a budget, and work cooperatively. It is a technology-based project that combines a study of mathematics, economics, geography, and social studies.
Students will learn the process of finding where the square root of 2 is on the number line by truncating the square of a number between 1 and 2. They will also work with other square roots to learn how to order them on the number line. The process can be done with a calculator, or with the attached spreadsheet.