September 14th, 2022

Middle School Resource: Classroom Idea: Newspapers in Math Education

Middle School Resource Classroom Idea: Newspapers in Math Education Activity: A leading newspaper stated that the majority of the information it contains is in the form of advertisements. To investigate this, distribute copies of the local newspaper to student groups. Have the students reach a consensus on their definition of “news” and on general headings […]

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May 4th, 2022

Middle School Resource: What’s Fun About Surface Area? by Teaching Channel

Middle School Resource What’s Fun About Surface Area? by Teaching Channel In this lesson idea video, students construct an understanding of surface area. Related NY State Academic Standards: 6.G.4! 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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January 19th, 2022

Middle School Resource: Interior Angles of a Triangle by Math Open Reference

Middle School Resource Interior Angles of a Triangle by Math Open Reference This interactive web page demonstrates the properties of the interior angles of a triangle. The page shows a triangle where the user can drag the vertices to reshape it. As it is being changed, the angles are continually updated, along with an expression […]

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December 8th, 2021

Middle School Resource: Where Does It Come From? Where Does It Go?

Middle School Resource Where Does It Come From? Where Does It Go? Objectives: In this activity, students will Gain an awareness of how work relates to providing for the needs and wants of a family. Be able to prepare a balanced monthly budget that provides for the needs and wants of the individual. Activity: Students […]

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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: […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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