Description: Students will watch videos of roller coasters and attempt to hypothesize how long it would to take for two roller coasters to crash into each other if they were overlapping. Students will utilize the concepts of Linear Equations, Systems of Equations, Slope, and Y-Intercept to accomplish this.
A rich task where students will perform a task and count how many times it can be done in an allotted time. They will then use this to discover and practice how to find unit rates from complex fractions and even take it to the next level of feeding into understanding where slope comes from if desired.
The first Common Core Standard for Mathematical Practice calls for students to “Make Sense of Problems and Persevere In Solving Them.” It should go without saying that the benefits of having students persevere in solving a problem are very obvious. Ideally you want to challenge your students with multi-step problems that require planning and problem…
7.RP.1,2 Students will love to play the role of the detective in this lesson as they use their rates/slope/linear equations skills to solve the mystery of who the thief is.
A rich task to discover and practice how to find like terms and then simplify expressions.
A rich task to discover and practice how to add and subtract fractions through modeling with fraction strips.
American Football is a game of positive and negative yards. This game simulates this experience. It shows students where negatives exist in real life (America’s favorite sport) and helps them to practice and further realize the rule for adding integers of different signs.
This year I have made the pledge to make my classroom a student centered one – a classroom where the teacher is the not the focus of delivering content but rather a facilitator enabling the students to discover and make connections to the content. I have decided that I have been teaching for enough years…
You know at some point in the school year the question is going to come. It always does and at a very inopportune time. “When am I ever going to need this in my life” or “What’s the point of this?” or “Why do I need to know this?” This happens to me every year…
In this lesson students will see why math is important in helping us describe things like the speed of a car. Without math describing how fast a car is going is much more difficult. Students will watch a video, make observations, and discover math to help them describe what is happening.
In my opinion this is the absolute best activity to review problems or practice concepts. This is an engaging activity that can be played as a game or not depending on your preference.
In this lesson students will take a walk and discover where geometric figures are around them. Please read the lesson plan fully as there is a lot of depth and variety that this lesson can provide which is all spelled out in the lesson plan.