Suzanne's Mathematics Lessons
Measurement
aligned to the NCTM Standards  Measurement: Grades 68
 Anybody Know The Time? (English version)  ¿Sabe alguien qué hora es? (Spanish version)
 In this activity from Frisbie Middle School's Multicultural Math Fair students are required to use information about direction and time zones to answer questions.
 Area and Perimeter
 Links to letters from the Ask Dr. Math archives providing information on area and perimeter. Students are encourage to follow the Cornell Notetaking method.
 Building A Pyramid (English version)  Construyendo Una Pirámide (Spanish version)
 In this activity from Frisbie Middle School's Multicultural Math Fair students work on a handson exercise: from net to geometric solid.
 Buying Tile
 Cooperative group activity designed to reinforce the concept of area. Two examples of student work are available.
 Can You Draw a Larger Dragon?
 Cooperative group activity using the idea of scale drawings and scale factor. This activity was used as part of an interdisciplinary activity.
 Leonardo da Vinci
 Question: Is the ratio of our arm span to our height really equal to 1? To gather the data to answer this question students must measure both height and arm span.
 Pirate Diamond Activity
 Students use problemsolving strategies and then justify their reasoning: they pour using containers (manipulatives) and also simulate pouring using the ESCOT Runner software (technology) to determine whether they can produce eight units using only a sixunit container and a tenunit container. After working through the first problem students are asked to respond to similar problems. Students explain one of those problems stepbystep in a paper/pencil activity.
 Srinivasa's Spheres (English version)  Esferas de Srinivasa (Spanish version)
 In this activity from Frisbie Middle School's Multicultural Math Fair students work through exercises with circles and Pi.
 What is Area?
 Collaborative group activity comparing area and perimeter using HandsOn Math software by Ventura Educational Systems but the ideas could be adapted to use with other software or a Java applet.
