December 2nd, 2022

High School Resource: Fraction Matcher by PhET

High School Resource Fraction Matcher by PhET This simulation will allow students to match shapes and numbers to earn stars in this fractions game. Students can challenge themselves on any level they’d like. Try to collect lots of stars! Using the simulation, students will: Find matching fractions using numbers and pictures Make the same fractions […]

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November 30th, 2022

Middle School Resource: Classroom Idea: Exploring Fractions with Pattern Blocks

Middle School Resource Classroom Idea: Exploring Fractions with Pattern Blocks Activity: Using pattern blocks, students can discover the relationship between multiplication and division of common fractions by noting that 1/3 x 1/2 is equivalent to 1/3 ÷ 2. Using the commutative property, 1/3 x 1/2 = 1/2 x 1/3 or 1/2 of 1/3. If a […]

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November 28th, 2022

Elementary School Resource: Investigation – Comparing and Ordering Fractions

Elementary School Resource Investigation – Comparing and Ordering Fractions In this activity, students will use fraction strips to compare and order fractions. WHAT’S THE MATHEMATICS? identify various ways a figure can be divided order unit fractions and decimals find equivalent fractions recognize and order fractions with the denominators 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, […]

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November 25th, 2022

High School Resource: Glaciers by PhET

High School Resource Glaciers by PhET This simulation will allow students to adjust mountain snowfall and temperature to see the glacier grow and shrink. they will use scientific tools to measure thickness, velocity and glacial budget. Using the simulation, students will: Explain how environmental conditions (temperature and precipitation) impact glacial mass budget; identify where snow […]

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November 23rd, 2022

Middle School Resource: Snow Day- Get the Word Out!

Middle School Resource Snow Day- Get the Word Out! Objective: Students will construct a system, using basic mathematical computations that will notify students of a snow day. Activity: Teacher introduces the task of designing a system for informing all of the students in class of a snow day in a timely manner. Students are divided […]

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November 21st, 2022

Elementary School Resource: The Snowy Day by ReadWorks

Elementary School Resource The Snowy Day by ReadWorks In a pair of lessons, this unit analyzes the text “The Snowy Day” and integrates the non-fiction reading passage “Snow Science!” Related NY State Academic Standards: RL.K.1, RL.K.3, RL.K.4, and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, […]

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November 18th, 2022

High School Resource: Thanksgiving Day Parade by History.com

High School Resource Thanksgiving Day Parade by History.com This resource, from History.com’s archives, focuses on the Thanksgiving Day parade. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.8.4, SS.8.4.e, SS.E.1, and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher resources, multimedia, and more!

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November 16th, 2022

Middle School Resource: Thanksgiving Becomes a Holiday by History.com

Middle School Resource Thanksgiving Becomes a Holiday by History.com This three-minute video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on how Thanksgiving became an official national holiday and how some of the Thanksgiving traditions that we know today came to be. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.3.MOV.5.b.2, SS.SSP.3.3.3, SS.SSP.4.2.1, and more! Be sure to check out our Educational […]

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November 14th, 2022

Elementary School Resource: Paired Text Lesson: “The First Thanksgiving” and The Treasure by ReadWorks

Elementary School Resource Paired Text Lesson: “The First Thanksgiving” and The Treasure by ReadWorks In this activity, will integrate information from the non-fiction reading passage “The First Thanksgiving” and the book The Treasure to identify and compare ways of giving thanks. Related NY State Academic Standards: RI.1.1. RI.1.2, RI.1.3, and more! Be sure to check […]

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November 11th, 2022

High School Resource: The Price of Freedom: Americans at War

High School Resource The Price of Freedom: Americans at War Americans have gone to war to win their independence, expand their national boundaries, define their freedoms, and defend their interests around the globe. This website from Smithsonian National Museum of American History examines how wars have shaped the nation’s history and transformed American society. The […]

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