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Barbie Bungee Illuminations
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This resource is an example of modeling the line of best fit ...

This resource is an example of modeling the line of best fit by plotting the number of rubber bands that form a bungee cord and how far a Barbie doll can bungee jump with the length of cord. Students calculate the line of best fit by hand and using a graphing calculator. They interpret key parts of the line such as slope and y-intercept.

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Mathematics
Material Type:
Interactive
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Lesson Plan
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NCTM Illuminations
Date Added:
10/09/2017
The Celebrated Jumping Frog: A Lesson on Mean
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Students will simulate a jumping frog contest and collect data for frog ...

Students will simulate a jumping frog contest and collect data for frog distances jumped.  Students will measure three consecutive jumps along with the total distance jumped in centimeters.  Students will determine the range of classroom data jumps and find the mean and the median of jump data.

Subject:
Mathematics
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Learning Task
Lesson Plan
Simulation
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NCTM Illuminations
Date Added:
04/20/2016
In Your Shadow ~ Using Proportional Relationships to Solve Problems with Similarity
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Students extend their knowledge of proportions to solving problems dealing with similarity. ...

Students extend their knowledge of proportions to solving problems dealing with similarity. They measure the heights and shadows of familiar objects and use indirect measurement to find the heights of things that are much bigger in size, such as a flagpole, a school building, or a tree.

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Mathematics
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Learning Task
Lesson Plan
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NCTM Illuminations
Date Added:
11/17/2015
KenKen Puzzle for Young Learners
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Remix and Share
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In this lesson, students practice addition (subtraction optional) and deductive reasoning skills ...

In this lesson, students practice addition (subtraction optional) and deductive reasoning skills to solve KenKen puzzles, which is a break off of the Sudoku puzzle.  All of the directions of what a KenKen puzzle is and how to use them are included in the resource in detail.  The students investigate as a group what they think is happening in a completed puzzle.  In this way they are using the Math Practice Standards MP1 and MP7.  Once they understand the rules, they will work on solving problems using addition and possibly subtraction.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Formative Assessment
Game
Learning Task
Lesson Plan
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NCTM Illuminations
Date Added:
12/15/2016
Polygon Capture - card game
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In the game Polygon Capture, students select polygons based on specific attributes ...

In the game Polygon Capture, students select polygons based on specific attributes as associated with angles of the polygon and sides of the polygons.  During the activity, students will be presented with situations they may not always encounter in geomoetry.  For instance, instead of being asked to select "all polygons with right angles" and "all polygons with 4 equal sides" they may be asked to select "all polygons with at least one right angle" and with "no parallel sides."

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Formative Assessment
Game
Learning Task
Provider:
NCTM Illuminations
Date Added:
10/06/2015