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Least common multiple (Math 5)+ 
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Finding a rule for the number of hits is only the first step in exploring the Paper Pool game. Students can gain a deeper understanding of the patterns by considering graphical representations of the ...
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Healthy Eating

Data collection (Math 5)+ 
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Students will collect data about the food knowledge of class members. They will create bar graphs, pose and answer questions about the data by looking at the graphs, and find the range and mode. The N...
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How Many Hits?

Least common multiple (Math 5)+ 
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Students will continue their investigation of the Paper Pool game by exploring more tables and organizing the results. Using the data that they collect, they will attempt to find a relationship betwee...
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Investigating Fraction Relatio...

Writing fractions (Math 5)+ 
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In this lesson, students use relationship rods to explore fraction relationships. This work with relationships lays the foundation for work with more challenging fraction concepts.
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Investigating Tessellations Us...

Symmetry (Math 5)+ 
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Students create tessellations using triangles, squares, trapezoids, hexagons, and parallelograms.
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Leonardo da Vinci Lesson Plan

Variables (Math 5)+ 
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Question: Is the ratio of our arm span to our height really equal to 1? If an emphasis is given to a/h = 1, this can be an engaging activity using variables. Use a spreadsheet to work with the data.
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Let's Compare

Data analysis (Math 5) 
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In this lesson, students will collect numerical data, generate graphs, and compare two data sets. They will also find the mean, mode, median, and range of the data sets. Communication and problem solv...
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Locker Problem

Patterns and sequences (Math 5)+ 
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A classroom activity (also called 1000 Lockers) to be explored through the use of manipulatives and a ClarisWorks spreadsheet. Students then look for patterns and write the answer algebraically.
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Looking Back and Moving Forwar...

Writing fractions (Math 5) 
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In this lesson, the students use a fraction applet to construct various fractions when given the fraction in standard form. This lesson promotes problem solving, reasoning, and multiple representation...
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Magic Squares

Operations with numbers (Math 5) 
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Designed primarily for middle school and older elementary school students, this Math Forum Web unit includes classroom activities for four different squares: Lo Shu, Sator, Durer, and Franklin, three ...
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Making and Investigating Fract...

Writing fractions (Math 5)+ 
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In this lesson, students will make and use a set of fraction strips to represent the length model, discover fraction relationships, and work with equivalent fractions.
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Mosaic Teacher Support

Adding fractions (Math 5) 
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Links to Standards, activities, lessons, Ask Dr. Math archives, vocabulary, other resources.
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Multiplying Decimals and Mixed...

Operations with numbers (Math 5) 
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This lesson is designed to reinforce skills associated with multiplying decimals and mixed numbers and allow students to visualize the effects of multiplying by a decimal or mixed number.
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Pascal's Triangle Lesson

Pascal's triangle (Math 5) 
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The following discussions and activities are designed to lead the students to explore the number patterns and fractal properties of Pascal's Triangle. Basic arithmetic operations of multiplication and...
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Pascal's Triangle Lessons

Pascal's triangle (Math 5) 
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A Web unit designed to support workshops given by the Math Forum for the Urban Systemic Initiative (Philadephia and San Diego). Read about the history of Pascal's triangle and learn to construct it; v...
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Patterns in Pascal's Triangle

Pascal's triangle (Math 5) 
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This lesson is designed to show students that patterns exist in the Pascal's Triangle, and to reinforce student's ability to identify patterns.
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Patterns, Relations, and Funct...

Patterns and sequences (Math 5)+ 
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These guided, interactive activities present sequences of geometric patterns and encourage students to generate rules and functions describing relationships between the pattern number and characterist...
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Perimeter and Area

Perimeter (Math 5)+ 
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Guided, interactive activities with geoboards help students understand the concepts of perimeter and area, with practice in calculating the areas of rectangles, triangles, and irregular polygons. Teac...
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Polyrhythm Teacher Support

Least common multiple (Math 5) 
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Links to NCTM Standards, related activities, lessons, Ask Dr. Math archives, vocabulary, and other resources.
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Practicing Arithmetic

Operations with numbers (Math 5) 
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Students practice arithmetic skills. Can be tailored for practice of all types of single operation arithmetic ranging from simple addition to operations with integers and decimals.
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Rational Number Project

Fractions (Math 5) 
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The Rational Number Project (RNP) is a cooperative research and
development project funded by the National Science Foundation. Project
personnel have been investigating children’s learning of fracti...
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Regular Tessellations

Symmetry (Math 5)+ 
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A middle school lesson to help students understand why equilateral triangles, squares, and regular hexagons tessellate regularly in the Euclidean plane. In addition to alignment to NCTM Standards and ...
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Scale 'n Pop Teacher Support

Fractions (Math 5) 
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Links to NCTM Standards, related activities, lessons, Ask Dr. Math archives, vocabulary, and other resources.
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Sets and the Venn Diagram

Venn diagrams (Math 5) 
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This lesson is designed to introduce students to the idea of a set and what it means to be contained in a set. Students will experiment with sets in conjunction with the Venn Diagram.
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Single Runner

Rates (Math 5) 
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While moving a runner along a line, changing the step size and starting position, the students will identify and describe situations with constant rates of change and compare them.
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