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Title: Finding Pi  A Math Adventure
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In this lesson students will hear the story of Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi and participate in class activities to discover pi. Technology resources will be used to display results.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (6) 6: Fluently add, subtract, multiply, and divide multidigit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation. [6NS3]
Subject: Mathematics (6), or Technology Education (6  8)
Title: Finding Pi  A Math Adventure
Description: In this lesson students will hear the story of Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi and participate in class activities to discover pi. Technology resources will be used to display results.
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Title: We're Talking Baseball!
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During this lesson students use mathematical skills to determine baseball statistics. They can locate their favorite players' stats on the Internet and determine batting average and slugging percentage.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (6) 6: Fluently add, subtract, multiply, and divide multidigit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation. [6NS3]
Subject: Mathematics (6), or Technology Education (6  8)
Title: We're Talking Baseball!
Description: During this lesson students use mathematical skills to determine baseball statistics. They can locate their favorite players' stats on the Internet and determine batting average and slugging percentage.
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Title: Fractions and Recipes
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This is a lesson used to show how fractions are used in everyday life. Students will use the knowledge they have about fractions to change a recipe to accommodate different amounts of people. Students will enjoy navigating the Internet to locate a recipe. Students will also have the opportunity to make the recipe in class and share it with their friends.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (6) 6: Fluently add, subtract, multiply, and divide multidigit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation. [6NS3]
Subject: Mathematics (5  6)
Title: Fractions and Recipes
Description: This is a lesson used to show how fractions are used in everyday life. Students will use the knowledge they have about fractions to change a recipe to accommodate different amounts of people. Students will enjoy navigating the Internet to locate a recipe. Students will also have the opportunity to make the recipe in class and share it with their friends.
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Title: How Much Money Can I Make?
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This lesson is a technologybased activity in which students will research two careers they are possibly interested in pursuing. They will convert the average yearly salary of each career into an hourly wage and record their findings in a spreadsheet. They will calculate their weekly gross and net pay for each career choice.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (7) 6: Solve realworld and mathematical problems involving the four operations with rational numbers. (Computations with rational numbers extend the rules for manipulating fractions to complex fractions.) [7NS3]
Subject: Mathematics (6  7), or Technology Education (6  8)
Title: How Much Money Can I Make?
Description: This lesson is a technologybased activity in which students will research two careers they are possibly interested in pursuing. They will convert the average yearly salary of each career into an hourly wage and record their findings in a spreadsheet. They will calculate their weekly gross and net pay for each career choice.
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Title: Find a Pattern Using Children's Literature
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Students use the problem solving strategy of "find a pattern" to predict the number of grains of rice Rani (from the book, One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale by Demi) will receive after 30 days. Students use a spreadsheet to illustrate data from the story.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (6) 6: Fluently add, subtract, multiply, and divide multidigit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation. [6NS3]
Subject: Mathematics (6), or Technology Education (6  8)
Title: Find a Pattern Using Children's Literature
Description: Students use the problem solving strategy of "find a pattern" to predict the number of grains of rice Rani (from the book, One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale by Demi) will receive after 30 days. Students use a spreadsheet to illustrate data from the story.
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Title: Classifying Numbers
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In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students use Venn diagrams to organize information about numbers. Using the Product Game board, students look for relationships and characteristics of numbers to determine what numbers belong to a descriptor and what numbers belong to more than one descriptor.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (7) 7: Apply properties of operations as strategies to add, subtract, factor, and expand linear expressions with rational coefficients. [7EE1]
Subject: Mathematics Title: Classifying Numbers
Description: In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students use Venn diagrams to organize information about numbers. Using the Product Game board, students look for relationships and characteristics of numbers to determine what numbers belong to a descriptor and what numbers belong to more than one descriptor. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: 6,7,8
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Title: Playing the Product Game
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In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students learn the rules of and play the Product Game. In this game, players start with a set of given factors and then multiply to find the product. Students create their own game boards and develop strategies for winning the game.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (7) 7: Apply properties of operations as strategies to add, subtract, factor, and expand linear expressions with rational coefficients. [7EE1]
Subject: Mathematics Title: Playing the Product Game
Description: In this lesson, one of a multipart unit from Illuminations, students learn the rules of and play the Product Game. In this game, players start with a set of given factors and then multiply to find the product. Students create their own game boards and develop strategies for winning the game. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: 6,7,8
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Title: Technology in Math (Small Group/Centers)
Digital Tool:
Tenmarks Web Address URL:
http://www.tenmarks.com Standard(s):
[MA2013] (6) 29: Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context, such as by: [6SP5] Digital Tool Description: Tenmarks is a free web resource for math. In addition, educators can create accounts for students in which students can access the site 24/7. Tenmarks is design for students in grades second though tenth grades. Tenmarks provides a multiple choice styles of questions for students. Tenmarks allows teachers to personlize instruction for students whether they are below, on, or above grade level in math. In addition, tenmarks is great for small group instruction, centers, and intervention. It provides indivdualize data for students and is a good tool to measure mastery of standards for testing and content knowledge.
Title: Technology in Math (Small Group/Centers) Digital Tool: Tenmarks Digital Tool Description: Tenmarks is a free web resource for math. In addition, educators can create accounts for students in which students can access the site 24/7. Tenmarks is design for students in grades second though tenth grades. Tenmarks provides a multiple choice styles of questions for students. Tenmarks allows teachers to personlize instruction for students whether they are below, on, or above grade level in math. In addition, tenmarks is great for small group instruction, centers, and intervention. It provides indivdualize data for students and is a good tool to measure mastery of standards for testing and content knowledge.
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Title: Percents 5: Percents & Money
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This podcast is part of a series on operations with percents. Designed with the middle school student in mind, it is a refresher on the basics of solving word problems including money and percents. The lesson uses the bar method to solve the problems. The podcast can be used as a lesson or as a supplement to a lesson. A suggestion would be to stop the lesson as it goes along and allow the students to work problems out themselves. Standard(s):
[MA2013] (7) 9: Solve multistep reallife and mathematical problems posed with positive and negative rational numbers in any form (whole numbers, fractions, and decimals), using tools strategically. Apply properties of operations to calculate with numbers in any form, convert between forms as appropriate, and assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies. [7EE3]
Percents 5: Percents & Money Overview: This podcast is part of a series on operations with percents. Designed with the middle school student in mind, it is a refresher on the basics of solving word problems including money and percents. The lesson uses the bar method to solve the problems. The podcast can be used as a lesson or as a supplement to a lesson. A suggestion would be to stop the lesson as it goes along and allow the students to work problems out themselves.
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Title: What Is Pi?
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Apple pie, cherry pie, strawberry pie  you'll find these pies and many more brought to parties around the world today. Why? It's Pi Day, of course!, Fans of math around the world celebrate Pi Day on March 14. Wonder why?
Standard(s): [MA2013] (7) 14: Know the formulas for the area and circumference of a circle, and use them to solve problems; give an informal derivation of the relationship between the circumference and area of a circle. [7G4]
Subject: CrossDisciplinary  History , CrossDisciplinary  Informal Education , Language Arts  Vocabulary , Social Studies  Civics , Social Studies  Comparative Political Systems , Social Studies  Technology and Civilization , Social Studies  United States Constitution , Social Studies  United States Government , Social Studies  United States History , Informal Education  Academic Enrichment Title: What Is Pi?
Description: Apple pie, cherry pie, strawberry pie  you'll find these pies and many more brought to parties around the world today. Why? It's Pi Day, of course!, Fans of math around the world celebrate Pi Day on March 14. Wonder why? Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5
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Title: Ken Ken Puzzles
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Free online puzzles, cool math games, number games, educational games for kids. Try the mobile app on iPhone and iPad or the Kindle version. Regardless of why, how, or where you play, KenKen are the math puzzles that make you smarter!
Standard(s): [MA2013] (6) 5: Fluently divide multidigit numbers using the standard algorithm. [6NS2]
Ken Ken Puzzles
http://www.kenken.co...
Free online puzzles, cool math games, number games, educational games for kids. Try the mobile app on iPhone and iPad or the Kindle version. Regardless of why, how, or where you play, KenKen are the math puzzles that make you smarter!
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Title: Number Cop
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This game helps students with multiplication and multiples.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (6) 5: Fluently divide multidigit numbers using the standard algorithm. [6NS2]
Number Cop
http://hotmath.com/h...
This game helps students with multiplication and multiples.
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Title: Ken Ken Puzzles
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Free online puzzles, cool math games, number games, educational games for kids. Try the mobile app on iPhone and iPad or the Kindle version. Regardless of why, how, or where you play, KenKen are the math puzzles that make you smarter!
Standard(s): [MA2013] (6) 5: Fluently divide multidigit numbers using the standard algorithm. [6NS2]
Ken Ken Puzzles
http://www.kenken.co...
Free online puzzles, cool math games, number games, educational games for kids. Try the mobile app on iPhone and iPad or the Kindle version. Regardless of why, how, or where you play, KenKen are the math puzzles that make you smarter!
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Title: Factor Game
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This interactive game, from Illuminations, allows students to exercise their factoring ability. They can play against a friend or the computer as they take turns choosing a number and identifying all of its factors.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (7) 7: Apply properties of operations as strategies to add, subtract, factor, and expand linear expressions with rational coefficients. [7EE1]
Subject: Mathematics Title: Factor Game
Description: This interactive game, from Illuminations, allows students to exercise their factoring ability. They can play against a friend or the computer as they take turns choosing a number and identifying all of its factors. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: 3,4,5,6,7,8
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Title: Factorize
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This student interactive, from Illuminations, allows students to visually explore the concept of factors by creating rectangular arrays with an area equal to the product of the factors. They can choose whether or not to use the commutative property when identifying factors.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (6) 5: Fluently divide multidigit numbers using the standard algorithm. [6NS2]
Subject: Mathematics Title: Factorize
Description: This student interactive, from Illuminations, allows students to visually explore the concept of factors by creating rectangular arrays with an area equal to the product of the factors. They can choose whether or not to use the commutative property when identifying factors. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: 3,4,5,6,7,8
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Title: What Is Pi?
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Apple pie, cherry pie, strawberry pie  you'll find these pies and many more brought to parties around the world today. Why? It's Pi Day, of course!, Fans of math around the world celebrate Pi Day on March 14. Wonder why?
Standard(s): [MA2013] (7) 14: Know the formulas for the area and circumference of a circle, and use them to solve problems; give an informal derivation of the relationship between the circumference and area of a circle. [7G4]
Subject: CrossDisciplinary  History , CrossDisciplinary  Informal Education , Language Arts  Vocabulary , Social Studies  Civics , Social Studies  Comparative Political Systems , Social Studies  Technology and Civilization , Social Studies  United States Constitution , Social Studies  United States Government , Social Studies  United States History , Informal Education  Academic Enrichment Title: What Is Pi?
Description: Apple pie, cherry pie, strawberry pie  you'll find these pies and many more brought to parties around the world today. Why? It's Pi Day, of course!, Fans of math around the world celebrate Pi Day on March 14. Wonder why? Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5
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