We tell students to "show not tell" in their writing, but this advice isn't effective until they experience the difference. In this video, we'll write two examples of a scene: one showing a character's trait, and one just telling.
Students will tackle Waring's curious conjecture from 1762: all odds are either primes, or can be written as the sum of three primes. After 250 years, we still don't know if it's true or not!
In this final part of the caffeine investigation, students will analyze advertisements, and then create a public service announcement.
This is the first of a three part interdisciplinary math project. Students will be investigating caffeinated beverages, dangers of caffeine, and how advertising affects our perceptions.
Have students tackle the classic "Seven Bridges of Konigsberg" problem - can you cross each bridge exactly once?
We'll explore money and test scores as we determine which is more useful: mean or median?
In this video, we'll discuss how students can mentally prepare themselves for the big day and then look back on their work.
Now students will turn their outline into a storyboard and (pending your approval) move on to building their actual slides!
After watching excellent speakers, students will outline their presentation.
Giving presentations is scary, difficult, and rarely taught. Help your students become better public speakers by first watching the greats and taking careful notes.
Prime numbers seem to appear randomly. How do we reliably find primes without dividing every number by every possible factor? The answer is thousands of years old…
Twin Primes are prime numbers that have a difference of two. Mathematicians think there are an infinite number, but aren't sure yet. Have your students look for patterns as they dig into the Twin Prime Conjecture.
Let's explore the content imperative "Paradox." This tool helps students focus on ideas that are both positive and negative.
From Prufrock’s Advanced Common Core series, we introduce the Triangle Sums exploration.
In this video, you'll learn about "Convergence," a content imperative tool for looking at how things come together.
Parallel is another tool to take students even deeper into any content area. Parallel asks students to consider other topics that are similar to their topic of study and combines perfectly with the tools of depth and complexity. .
Contribution is another tool to take students even deeper into any content area. It combines perfectly with the tools of depth and complexity.
Origins gives you a way to prompt students to consider the beginning of an idea, but it also combines beautifully with the depth and complexity prompts to push them even further.
Edgar Allen Poe's *The Raven* is a wonderfully complex poem with a rich tone. It's perfect for pushing students' understanding of poetry beyond the ABAB rhyme scheme.
Teach your students the persuasive tools of ethos, pathos, and logos by analyzing the packaging of healthy drinks.