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Keep on Moving! It's About the Climb

Linear Proportionality and Representations

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th Grade

This lesson is intended to introduce and reinforce how proportional relationships are displayed in graphs and tables. Students will need a basic understanding of graphing and will apply that knowledge to calculating rates based on scenarios. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Keep on Moving! It's About the Climb

Linear Proportionality and Representations

Course Course

  • Middle School Mathematics

Subject Subject

  • Mathematics

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th Grade

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 7.A.2.1, 7.A.2.2
More 1-2 class period(s)
Time Frame 90 minutes

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Invest Systematically

Linear Systems of Equations

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 11th - 12th

In this lesson, students will investigate how to use systems of equations to solve real-world problems. This is a great lesson to wrap up a unit on systems of equations, after students have become familiar with solving systems using any method. This lesson will connect solving systems to real-world... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Invest Systematically

Linear Systems of Equations

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 11th - 12th

Course Course

  • Algebra 2, Precalculus

Subject Subject

  • Mathematics

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • A2.A.1.8, A2.A.1.9
More 2 class periods
Time Frame 100 minutes
Innocent at Birth?: Genetic Discrimination

Genetics and Ethics

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th - 12th

In this lesson, students will research the concepts of genetic discrimination and discuss the ethics involved. Then, students will use the information to make an informed decision about genetic science and its role in today’s society. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th - 12th

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • MS-LS4-5, HS-LS1-2, LS4, PH.PS4.5
More 2-3 class periods
Time Frame 150 minutes
Introduction to Arguing Effectively

Argument Writing

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 10th - 11th

This lesson serves as an introduction to writing effective arguments. Students will engage in a Four Corners Debate, differentiate between the various elements of argument writing, and understand how to effectively argue their own claims by using supporting evidence. Students will also create a multimodal... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 10th - 11th

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 10.3.R.6, 10.3.W.4, 10.3.W.5, 10.7.W.2
More 4-5 class periods
Time Frame 240 minutes
Airplanes and Airstrips, Part 1

Writing Linear Equations: Graphs

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

This lesson addresses writing linear equations when given two points or a graph. Students will use their knowledge of slope and y-intercept to analyze linear graphs and represent what they see graphically as an equation. This lesson also offers an opportunity to reiterate the meaning of slope and y-intercept,... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Airplanes and Airstrips, Part 1

Writing Linear Equations: Graphs

Course Course

  • Algebra 1

Subject Subject

  • Mathematics

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • A1.A.4.1, A1.A.4.3
More 2 class periods
Time Frame 70-90 minutes
Meet Me in the Middle

Discovering Midpoint Formula Through Estimations

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 10th

In this lesson, students will estimate population data leading them to discover the midpoint formula. They will then apply the formula they created to various other real-world applications. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Meet Me in the Middle

Discovering Midpoint Formula Through Estimations

Course Course

  • Geometry, Intermediate Algebra

Subject Subject

  • Mathematics

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 10th

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • G.2D.1.5
More 3 class periods
Time Frame 125 minutes
If at First You're Not the Same, Try Triangles! (Part 2)

Triangle Congruence Theorems

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 10th Grade

Students determine the triangle congruence theorems. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Course Course

  • Geometry

Subject Subject

  • Mathematics

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 10th Grade

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • G.2D.1.7
More 3-4 class periods
Time Frame 180 minutes
If at First You're Not the Same, Try Triangles! (Part 1)

Comparing Congruent and Similar Triangles

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 10th Grade

Students will develop definitions of congruent and similar figures and use the definitions to find the missing sides and/or angles of congruent triangles. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
If at First You're Not the Same, Try Triangles! (Part 1)

Comparing Congruent and Similar Triangles

Course Course

  • Geometry

Subject Subject

  • Mathematics

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 10th Grade

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • G.2D.1.7
More 2-3 class periods
Time Frame 120 minutes