Use the open number line and our lists of temperature extremes to make signed number operations and absolute value sensible. Students compare record high and low temps (integers) and use absolute value in order to always find the positive difference. Subtraction of negatives becomes obvious in this lesson.
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Earth Day actions for our planet
We have 16 activities that you could use for Earth Day! Saturday, April 22nd is Earth Day. Help your students become activists for our planet? We have 16 activities that support recycling, conserving resources, awareness of climate change and protecting our planet.…
What is an atmospheric river (AR)?
Atmospheric Rivers! How are they ranked? Students become familiar with this weather phenomena and learn how they are measured. To more fully understand their power, students compare the strength of an AR to the momentum of a Mack truck using rate conversions.
Before the holidays (16 activities)
We have tons (well, 16) of activities to bring to your class in this last week before the holiday break. Movies, science, art, cooking, economics, weather and the logic of calendars. Enjoy!
Students use the National Weather Service’s chart to look for patterns, make predictions, decide how many ways the wind-chill could be -22 degrees F, and compare the formula’s outcome with their chart predications.
Indigenous Peoples or Columbus Day
Sts learn a little history, question what they have learned earlier, and calculate how far off Columbus was from East India and his understanding of the actual circumference of the Earth.
Steepness and fall hiking
Combine colorful and cool fall hiking with a little mathematics about percent grade change. What is a steep grade? Why is it in percent? How does grade change relate to slope?
8 cold and snowy activities
How much snow is that? – How many inches of snow produced that pile? How much snow in volume is on top of the car? How much could that snow weigh? Approximation, snow/water equivalent rates (SWE) 5.MD.C, 6.RP.A, 7.RP.A, 7.EE.B, 7.G, 7.EE.A Snowy…
How much water should you be drinking?
Student develop and use formulas for calculating their water needs.
May 27th launch from the U.S. again
NASA and SpaceX plan to launch humans from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, to the International Space Station for the first time since July 11, 2011. This is a more current events activity than mathematical.
Use the extreme cold weather to practice and understand integer subtraction.
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In the travel section of our newspaper this week, Wiltshire, England was a recommended destination to see Stonehendge and crop circles ……….. crop circles? Many of the crop circles in England appear mysteriously overnight. They are often huge but appear…
Free Resources for Authentic Mathematics
On Thursday evening Leslie and Brian spoke at Boston College as part of the ATMIM (Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Massachusetts) Winter Conference. Our presentation was on making mathematics meaningful to students. We shared, did and discussed math activities…