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Konversion Kingdom Mania (British and Metric Conversions)

Visit an amusement park and try to solve six conversion problems as fast as you can.

La Gavia

Practice some of the vocabulary and grammar covered in the La Gavia episodes of Destinos.

The Largest Container

Observe as a sheet of letter-sized paper is cut and assembled to form a rectangular prism, a triangular prism and a cylinder. Which object would contain the greatest volume?

Laser Cooling

Slow a sample of fast-moving atoms with a laser to capture them in a trap by setting the temperature of the oven and adjusting the strength of the magnets. Once trapped they can be cooled and used in a variety of experiments.

Learning Temperature Units and Their Symbols

Did you know that there are other temperature scales besides Fahrenheit and Celsius? Read the descriptions of all the scales and then match the scale to the correct thermometer.

Legislatures and Democracy Recap: The Lawmakers

You are a congressperson trying to pass your education bill. Join in the extensive public debate, committee work, and parliamentary maneuvering necessary to achieve majority legislative support for your bill.

Length Symbols

Study the names and abbreviations of length units in both the metric and British systems. Then play a game to see how well you remember them.

Letters: Use Your Document Detective Skills

Read three letters, one at a time, about events of historical significance. Identify the region and era particular to each letter, and answer additional questions about the information it contains.

Life Span Development

Explore major developments that take place across the life span. Select specific stages (childhood, adolescence, etc.) to learn about biological, cognitive and psychosocial development at each stage.

Limerick Factory

A limerick is a very funny piece of nonsense verse with its own special pattern of rhyme and rhythm. Use this tool to choose phrases to create your own limerick that follows the pattern.

Line Plot Representations

Create line plots that have a mean of 5 but different deviations from the mean. Notice that the total deviation above the mean must equal the total deviation below the mean.

Locate the State

How many states can you identify?. There are 20 questions and you have 30 seconds to answer each one.

Location Graphs

Consider two graphs representing the number of people present at two different locations over the course of the day. Interpret the graphs to guess the locations.

Made from Dots

Notice how magazines print photos using dots made up of percentages of only three colors and black. Try your hand at using percentages of cyan, magenta and yellow to match the magazine color displayed.

Making a Line Plot

Practice creating a line plot. Use raisin counts for 17 boxes of raisins to graph the distribution of raisins per box.

Making a Stem and Leaf Plot

A line plot may not be a useful graph for investigating variation so we must come up with a new representation based on groups of data. Construct a stem and leaf plot from a set of 26 data values.

Making a Tree Diagram

A tree diagram is a helpful tool for determining theoretical or mathematical probabilities. Toss a coin and watch as branches represent a toss of either head or tails.

Making Connections in Your Teaching

Connect teaching goals with strategies that enhance learning. Select teaching goals, review the tips provided, then brainstorm and list strategies you would use to help students make connections. Compare your answers to other teachers' answers.

Mass Units and Their Symbols

Study the names and abbreviations of mass units in both the metric and British systems. Then play a game to see how well you remember them.

Measuring Ant Tunnels

Students have used three non-standard measuring tools to estimate the length of an ant tunnel. Think about the problem-solving aspect of this activity as you compare their estimates.

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