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GENERAL MATHEMATICS

I Dig Dinosaurs 08/22/00
[ Math, Science I Grades K-2 I Terri La Masa ]
Students learn how dinosaurs are named, participate in a group fossil dig, and create an image of a dinosaur.

Birds, Fractions and Percentages 07/31/00
[ Mathematics, Science, Vocational Ed. | Grades 6-8, 9-12 | Regina Marsters ]
Students learn fractions and percentages in real-life applications.

My Hero -- A Class Mural 06/09/2000
[Ed. & Technology, Mathematics, History | Grades 6-8 | Submitted by Linda Scudder ]
Students discuss heroism and make a collaborative black and white mural of a hero.

Pokemon Are Smart and Healthy 3/22/2000
[ Games, Math | Grades 3-5, 6-8 | Submitted by Janelle Schumacher ]
Students play a dodge-ball type game as they perform a number of mental and physical challenges.

Apple Adjectives 12/27/1999
[ Language Arts, Nutrition, Math, Ed. Technology | Grades 3-5 | Submitted by Monique W. Healy ]
Working in cooperative groups, students will use the Dole internet site to 1) identify and alphabetize apples, 2) make a table, 3) read a table, and 4) construct a bar graph and/or a pie chart.

Domino Math 12/27/1999
[ Math, Special Ed. | Grades 3-5 | Submitted by Gwen Hogue ]
By making dominoes with different combinations of addition and multiplication problems, students will use a familiar game to learn math skills. Students will build skills in math by matching the answers.

 

ALGEBRA

Deriving the Formula For the Area of a Circle 08/22/00
[ Algebra, Geometry, Process Skills I Grades 6-8 9-12 I J. Sayraf ]
Students work individually or in groups to derive the formula for the area of a circle.

 

APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Does The Type of Mulch Used Affect Plant Growth? 07/31/00
[ Language Arts, Applied Math, Science | Grades 3-5 | Nadine LaMonte ]
Does the type of mulch used affect plant growth? Use cypress mulch, cedar mulch, and pine bark. The control group is the type of plant used. The variable group is the type of mulch used. The experiment lasts for at least seven days.

My Life in Math Class 12/27/1999
[ Applied Math, Language Arts | Grades 6-8, 9-12 | Submitted by Brenda Dyck ]
At the beginning of the school year I assign "My Life In Math Class' to my Grade Six Math class. This is a writing assignment in which I require students to reflect on their Mathematical past.

 

ARITHMETIC

Writing Newsletters! 06/23/00
[ Language Arts, Current Events, Arithmetic | Grades 3-5 | Joanne Hughes ]
Students listen to the teacher read the book Deadline! by Gail Gibbons and learn about newspapers. The class brainstorms differences between newspapers and newsletters. The students are then asked to choose a favorite topic and create the front page of their own newsletter.

Decorate-a-Cookie 06/23/00
[ Arithmetic | Grades K-2, 3-5 | Wendy S. Rosenberg ]
Students will find this a delicious way to practice finding the sum of three single-digit numbers.

Who's Birthday Is It? 05/25/2000
[ Arithmetic | Grades 3-5 | Submitted by Lindy Hopkins ]
Students line up or form groups based on the month and day of their birthday.

Lima Bean Math 05/25/2000
[ Arithmetic, Probability | Grades K-2, 3-5 | Submitted by Lindy Hopkins ]
Students shake and pour lima beans to see how many combinations of beans add up to 10 and how many times certain combinations of beans occurs.

Swat Team  05/05/2000
[ Arithmetic | Grades 3-5 | Submitted by Lindy Hopkins]
Students use fly swatters and a shower curtain to learn and review multiplication facts.

Subtraction Action! 03/27/2000
[ Arithmetic | Grades K-2 | Submitted by Barbara Davis ]
In this subtraction game, the teacher says a number between 1 and 19 and teams of students think of subtraction problems with that number as the answer.

What Do You Use to Play the Blues? 03/27/2000
[ Arithmetic, Music | Grades 6-8, 9-12 | Submitted by Clyde Winters ]
As part of a study of the blues, students will work in groups to design and create a musical instrument and then write a report explaining how their design met the challenge of making music from "found" materials.

Introduction to Fractions 12/27/1999
[ Arithmetic, Special Ed | Grades 3-5, 6-8 | Submitted by Mimi Weitz ]
This is a lesson I use to introduce fractions to learning disabled students. It can also be used for younger grades.

 

GEOMETRY

Deriving the Formula For the Area of a Circle 08/22/00
[ Algebra, Geometry, Process Skills I Grades 6-8 9-12 I J. Sayraf ]
Students work individually or in groups to derive the formula for the area of a circle.

As Easy as pi! 03/27/2000
[ Geometry, Measurement | Grades 6-8 | Submitted by Brenda Lium ]
Students conduct a scavenger hunt to find circular objects at home, then use the objects to find the pattern of pi.

Lighting the Perimeter 03/27/2000
[ Geometry, Measurement | Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 | Submitted by Lisa Nash ]
Students will take a photograph of a house, use the photograph to determine the house's perimeter, and determine the number of lights needed to decorate the house.

 

MEASUREMENT

Big Foot 07/31/00
[ Math, Measurement | Grades K-2 | Kathy Ridder ]
In this lesson, students measure the length of their feet and shoes using nonstandard measurements.

As Easy as pi! 03/27/2000
[ Geometry, Measurement | Grades 6-8 | Submitted by Brenda Lium ]
Students conduct a scavenger hunt to find circular objects at home, then use the objects to find the pattern of pi.

Lighting the Perimeter 03/27/2000
[ Geometry, Measurement | Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 | Submitted by Lisa Nash ]
Students will take a photograph of a house, use the photograph to determine the house's perimeter, and determine the number of lights needed to decorate the house.

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