125 Videos From Ian byrd

Angles of a Triangle

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In this series, students will investigate the rules of the three angles in a triangle.

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Reflective Symmetry

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Students will investigate symmetry in the alphabet, forming words with reflective symmetry, and eventually creating full sentences.

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Grouping Quadrilaterals

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Students learn to group a set of quadrilaterals into flexible categories.

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Parallel and Perpendicular

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Students learn about parallel and perpendicular lines and then hunt for examples of both in pieces of art.

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All About Lines

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Students learn about lines, line segments, and rays with a focus on some fascinating aspects of infinity. In the end, they ponder what one type would think about another.

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Area of Triangles

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In this lesson, students will deduce the formula to find the area of a triangle, then use that to decompose more complex shapes.

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More Specific than “Smart”

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Students hear the word "smart" used frequently, but what does it even mean? In this video they'll brainstorm characters they consider "smart" and then create more specific compliments. Eventually, students will create a situation in which a group of "smart" characters must interact to solve a problem using their unique strengths.

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Upgrading Compare and Contrast Writing

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Students will use keywords to upgrade their compare and contrast writing from a mere list of facts to a deeper analysis.

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Analyzing Movies’ Success

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Students will investigate the box office returns and critical acclaim of a set of movies. After gathering their data, they'll graph it on a coordinate plane and look for trends and outliers, and then make a prediction. They'll also create line graphs and use this data to decide if another movie in the series should be made.

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Building Creative Analogies

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Students will take two seemingly unrelated pieces of content (say volcanoes and the human body) and then build analogies to connect the two ideas. In the end, they'll create a skit, comic, or story relating the two concepts.

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Finding The Volume of Laptops

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In this video, students will calculate the volume of laptops using the formula for the volume of a rectangular prism. First, they'll find five laptops from across history and calculate their volumes. Then, they'll draw them in 3D using some cool grid paper. Students will then explore equivalent volumes before finally building a scale model of a laptop.

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Identifying Author’s Voice

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Students will analyze selections from classic works of fiction to identify an author's voice, then write in the voice of one of those authors.

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Filling Up A Car With Other Liquids

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How much would it cost to fill up a car with liquids other than gasoline?

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Synonym Graphs

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Dig into "shades of meaning" by having students graph synonyms using two methods of ranking.

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Math Curiosity: Odds & Squares

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Here's a math curiosity involving squares and odds that turns out to be true for every case.

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Investigating Cost of Living

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Students will work with authentic data to investigate th

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Picking A Travel Destination Using Temperature

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Students will produce a multi-line graph, calculate averages, and calculate ranges using positive and negative temperatures.

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Doubling Dollars

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Students will double a single dollar once per day and discover how long it takes to reach $1 million. Along the way, they'll move from repeated multiplication to using exponents.

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Improving Unclear Sentences

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Rewriting passive sentences into active sentences makes them clearer, shorter, and more interesting. This video will help students to identify and improve these passive sentences.

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Fractals: Sierpinski’s Triangle

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Sierpinski's Triangle is an example of a self-repeating shape known as a fractal. Students will learn to create their own as well as extend this idea into other shapes, leading to interesting math-based art.

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