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.
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 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.
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.
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.
In this lesson students will cement understanding of order of operations while seeing how this often boring math subject can relate to the rules and order we have to follow in life to accomplish even the most basic tasks.