October 13th, 2021

Middle School Resource: Right Triangle Side Squares by The Shodor Foundation

Middle School Resource Right Triangle Side Squares by The Shodor Foundation This interactive web-based resource helps students to visualize the Pythagorean Theorem. Students change the length of a side of a right triangle and, by doing so, they change the area of the squares adjoining each of the triangle’s sides. Related NY State Academic Standards: […]

Read more...
September 8th, 2021

Middle School Resource: Pythagorean Theorem by ECSDM

Middle School Resource Pythagorean Theorem by ECSDM In this lesson, students will discover the Pythagorean Theorem. Students will also use the Pythagorean Theorem to solve real-life problems. Related NY State Academic Standards: 8.G.7, MST3.7.G.5, MST3.7.G.6, and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher […]

Read more...
May 19th, 2021

Middle School Resource: Fantasy Baseball and Math by St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES

Middle School Resource Fantasy Baseball and Math by St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES This learning experience involves two of my favorite things, fantasy baseball and math. Students participating in this learning experience will be creating a fantasy baseball team by purchasing Major League Baseball (MLB) players from a provided list. Students will compete by earning points based […]

Read more...
April 28th, 2021

Middle School Resource: Activity Survey

Middle School Resource Activity Survey In this activity, students will: Survey the interests of the students on their school’s instructional team. Analyze the data from the surveys and recommend clubs, activities, or other school programs to meet those interests. Begin to understand how they can impact the system in which they operate. Related NY State […]

Read more...
April 6th, 2021

Middle School Resource: Classroom Idea- Clarifying with Grouping Symbols

Middle School Resource Classroom Idea- Clarifying with Grouping Symbols Have students express the numbers 1 through 10 by combining 4’s with any mathematical operation. They must make sure they use the order of operations correctly and use parentheses when needed to show exceptions; for example, 5 = (4 x 4 + 4) / 4. Encourage […]

Read more...
June 5th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Summer Daze

Summer Daze by Illuminations Students begin by breaking down a typical summer day into a variety of activities and the amount of time they spend on each. They then translate their activity times into a simplified fraction, a decimal, and a percent. Students create a pie chart for this information that is unique to them. […]

Read more...