In this short video clip (3 min.), the instructor thoroughly describes the Cartesian coordinate plane and all four quadrants. Instruction on plotting points is also discussed.
In this lesson, students will create and estimate the cost of a tile floor design using geometric shapes, ratios, proportions, and percents. All cost estimates are based on the purchase of full boxes of tiles so students have to weigh cost against design considerations. Cost estimates also include labor and taxes for a more realistic estimate of what it costs for a great looking floor.
This lesson provides students an opportunity to assess their understanding of mathematical vocabulary as they relate to key concepts from the five content areas. Through the use of a familiar game format, Bingo, students will identify numbers 0‑75 that correspond to mathematical descriptions from math vocabulary clue cards.
In this lesson, students look at patterns in calendars to determine the day of the week for a particular date. Students also use division to explain why those patterns occur, and then relate them to modular arithmetic. The final assessment is for students to find the day of their birth.
This lesson invites students to investigate the patterns when a "plus sign" (a cross-shaped arrangement of five squares) is placed on the board in various locations. Students will conjecture about the pattern of the five displayed numbers, the sum of the five numbers, and any other patterns that they notice.
In this short activity, online patten blocks are used to show fractional relationships.
This WebQuest is for 4th - 9th graders and simulates a historian traveling the world in search of early evidence for the Fibonacci Sequence, the Golden Rectangle, and the Golden Spiral.
In this three lesson unit plan, Cuisenaire rods are used to build trains of different lengths and patterns are investigated.
Math problems, key operational clue words, and strategies are included in this blog site.
Students will construct charts to examine number patterns and use these patterns to generate a graph of the situation. …
This grades 6-8 activity focuses on interpreting and creating graphs that are functions of time. The first two activity sheets focus on graphs of time vs speed. The third and fourth activity sheets look at how many times an event occurred in a specific amount of time.