This is a great rotational symmetry rich task that comes with manipulatives that you can print out and use to give your students a visual and tactile approach to help learn a concept that is very difficult for many students who are not visual.
If you are a teacher who gets the summer off then I hope you enjoy the break, but do not forget about what awaits you in 2-3 months time. School will start again. Every year when I return to school the week before it starts I am always surprised by how many of my teaching…
7.SP.5,6,7,8 In this lesson students will play a game with dice and examine the probability to discover a strategy that gives them the best chance of winning.
In this lesson students will ask questions and answer questions about stuff they care about and then summarize their data in a single or double bar graph.
7.G.4 In this lesson students will use personal objects to discover where the number Pi is actually derived from.
In this lesson students use line symmetry to mathematically determine how symmetrical a celebrity’s face is and possibly to see if math can help us define beauty.
7.RP.3 In this lesson students “shop” for items and discover why stores often only let you take an additional discount off the sale price and not the original price.
I’m in the middle of teaching proportions and all the types of problems you can solve using them and I think I am realizing that I need some more real-life based lessons on using proportions. I have the “how tall is that?” and the dream bedroom lessons currently – both deal with proportions in strong…
In this lesson students will analyze and create mathematical sequences and number patterns and then create visual representations of them. Students will learn that patterns that occur naturally in nature and ones that are manmade have a mathematical underlying to them.
In this lesson students will mathematically visualize their running by graphing it. The lesson focuses on comparing linear and nonlinear progressions (constant vs. variable rate of change) as well as simply reading graphs and interpreting what they are showing you and even some prediction.
7.NS.1,2,3 Students will fictitiously shop with a credit card and use integers to discover why credit cards can be dangerous.