In this lesson, students will deduce the formula to find the area of a triangle, then use that to decompose more complex shapes.
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.
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.
How much would it cost to fill up a car with liquids other than gasoline?
Here's a math curiosity involving squares and odds that turns out to be true for every case.
Students will produce a multi-line graph, calculate averages, and calculate ranges using positive and negative temperatures.
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.
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.
The Koch Snowflake 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.
In this video, students investigate a strange image that asks which has more sugar: a donut or a health drink? What about a salad? Using math and language arts skills, they'll determine if this image shows a complete picture or is misleading.
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.
Students, now armed with data about five caffeinated beverages, will survey a set of peers and/or adults to uncover misconceptions about caffeine.
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.
Can all perfect squares be written as two primes added together? In this exploration, students will discover interesting relationships between these types of numbers.
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?
It seems like there's always at least one prime number between two perfects squares. But is this always the case?
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…