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Bucky The Badger
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In this lesson, students explore arithmetic patterns to help solve a real-world problem involving addition operations. This lesson supports the 3rd grade standard of identifying arithmetic patterns and explaining them using properties of operations.

Subject:
Mathematics
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Learning Task
Lesson Plan
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Dan Meyer
Date Added:
12/28/2015
Circle-Square
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This resource could be used an a precurser for a lesson on comparing areas of circles and squares. There is guess and check involved, as well as digging deeper to find the correct answer. Students could do part of this on their own device, using GeoGebra to help with graphing the equations. If students do not have access to devices, then the teacher can use it as a class discussion.

This includes questions that can be posed to students, as well as visuals to make the entire task make sense to students. Answer is included.

Subject:
Mathematics
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Alternate Assessment
Interactive
Learning Task
Simulation
Provider:
Dan Meyer
Date Added:
04/18/2016
Popcorn Picker
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This is a three act lesson in which students investigate the volume of 2 different cylinders made from the same size of paper. Students determine which would container would hold the greater volume of popcorn, or if the volume would be the same.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Dan Meyer
Date Added:
06/16/2015
Toothpicks
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In this Dan Meyer Three Act, students are asked to determine how many levels of pyramids can be created by a container of toothpicks.  During the next "Acts," Dan asks the students how many levels can be created by 250 toothpicks, 500 toothpicks, and concludes by having the students write a function that relates the number of levels of the pyramid to the number of toothpicks.

Subject:
Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
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Learning Task
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Provider:
Dan Meyer
Date Added:
04/18/2016
Yellow Starburst Probability
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Math in Three Acts by Dan Meyers are three part math tasks that engage students through thought provoking videos. The main question students engage with is "What's the probability of getting a yellow starburst in a package of starburst?" Students will think about what they information they need to determine this in Act 2. Student then predict the experimental probability based on the theoretical probability in Act 3.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Learning Task
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Provider:
Dan Meyer
Date Added:
11/03/2015