Archives for Numbers & Operations

The Frankenstein Project – Metric Version

It's ALIVE!!! It's ALIVE!!! It's ALIVE!!!! If you build it, they will learn. Students will replace Dr. Frankenstein and use centimeter measurement, number sense, and proportional reasoning to build their own creature.

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The Quadfather

Comparisons among all the well-known polygon families lead to your students finding the perimeter, area, angles, and ends with the missing side finally found.

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Give Me A Break

Who knew sharing could be so educational? Students will use geometry and number sense to make sure each friend gets a fair share.

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Stop Talking Trash!

How much trash can one person produce? Students will use proportional reasoning and measurements to find out more about a lifetime of trash.

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Who Cut the Cheese?

Who knew cutting the cheese could be so difficult? What would happen if a gigantic cube of cheese fell into Central Park, New York? Students will use measurement and proportional reasoning to determine what to do with all of this cheese.

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Water World

I hope you can swim. Students will use ratios and proportions to look at our planet's water and where we can find it.

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Toilet Talk

You may want to wash your hands after you're done. Students will use unit rates and conversions to analyze the geometry behind the rolls of toilet paper.

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The More Money The More Problems

That is a ton of quarters!!! Literally. How long does it take to steal over 10,000 pounds of quarters? Students use measurement and proportions to determine how one person managed to do it.

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Monster

Monsters in the classroom. A look at one of the most profitable beverages on the market. Students will use unit conversion and rates to estimate profits.

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