Archives for Expressions & Equations

Where’s Waldo?

Students write linear equations to model interstates and inequalities to model possible locations of the ever elusive Waldo.

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That’s A Bunch of Bowling

The computer is broken, but bowling balls are not stuck. Wii still want to bowl! Students use math to try and figure out how to score a game of bowling!

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Spotify vs. iTunes

Math, music, and an important decision to make. Students use systems of linear functions to describe a real-world situation, and use math to make an informed decision.

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Criss Cross Crash

This lesson is designed to bring on some exciting crashes. You never know when a crash is going to happen. Strap on your racing boots, along with your pencils and paper...it's time to race!
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Cup’O Marbles

This lesson is a great way to assess student understanding of multiple 8th grade standards including scientific notation and volume of spheres. Students are asked to reason about the very small and the very large as they convert from one to the other.

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I’ll Be There Shortly

Students will look into the future of transportation which will allow us to travel across country in a matter of minutes. They will analyze and compare the cost, speed, and efficiency to present day travel.

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Just Lever Me Alone

What does it take to balance a teeter totter? Join forces with our Ted Ed lesson to learn about the mathematics behind the lever. Students will use proportions to creatively solve and discuss the structure of equations in relation to the lever.

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Spelling Mathematically

May I have the (0,0) of the word, please. Students use desmos along with equations and their respective domains and ranges to graph their names in desmos.

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Square Are They?

How many squares are on a chessboard? Student use critical thinking and problem solving skills to come up with a surprising complex and very interesting answer.

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