144 Videos From Ian byrd

Calculators, Patterns, and Multiplying By Decimals

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Using calculators, students will gain familiarity with the patterns that occur when multiplying by decimals. They'll note these patterns and use them to make predictions before checking with their calculator.

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Student Introductions With Depth and Frames

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In this video, students introduce themselves using four of the elements of Depth and the Frame graphic organizer.

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Rounding Numbers (But Not To 10)

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In this video, students will investigate how to round to numbers other than multiples of ten. What if we want to round to the nearest 9, 12, 52, or 75?

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Paradox: Crocodile Dilemma

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Students will grapple with the crocodile dilemma, a paradox from Ancient Greece. Here's the setup:

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Paradox: The Liar’s Paradox

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Students puzzle through three variations on The Liar's Paradox.

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Math Curiosity: Four Squares

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In this math curiosity, students investigate this fascinating pattern: every positive integer can be written as the sum of four (or fewer) perfect squares.

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Math Curiosity: Magic Squares

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In this math curiosity, students fill in a square using a set of integers so that each row, column, and diagonal have the same sum.

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Math Curiosity: The Coloring Problem

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Students will investigate the curious question: How few colors do you need to color in *any* map?

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Game: Chomp

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Learn how to play the abstract, paper-and-pencil game Chomp!

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Game: Col

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Learn how to play the abstract, paper-and-pencil game Col!

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Game: Notakto

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Learn how to play the abstract, paper-and-pencil game Notakto!

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Game: Dots and Boxes

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Learn how to play the abstract, paper-and-pencil game Dots and Boxes.

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Game: Sprouts

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Learn how to play the abstract, paper-and-pencil game Sprouts.

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Unclear Pronouns: Too Many Antecedents

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Students encounter sentences with unclear pronouns -- those that point to two possible antecedents. They'll clear up the confusion, but also have some fun writing their own unclear sentences.

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Poetry vs Prose

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Students compare and contrast poetry and prose, examining how lines differ from sentences and stanzas differ from paragraphs. They go on to create a script in which Poetry and Prose meet each other and get into a conversation.

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Factoring and Calendars

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In this video, students will factor 365 in an attempt to create a better system of months and weeks.

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Paragraphs: Systems of Sentences

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Students learn how sentences work together as a system form a paragraph. They'll try to re-order mixed-up paragraphs and then try their hand and writing a mixed-up paragraph that their peers can untangle.

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Place Value (Beyond Base 10)

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To better understand place value, we venture beyond the decimal number system and explore a Base 9 system. Students will be exposed to ancient Babylon's Base 60 system and computers' Binary and Hexadecimal before creating their own number system!

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The Resiliency Tournament

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In this video, students will learn about resiliency through materials like rubber bands and then create a tournament of people and characters who have displayed resiliency.

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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