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##### Popcorn > Raisinets

Inequalities With Two Variables

This lesson is an extension of the Memes > GIFs lesson, adding a second variable to the equation. The goal is to understand and find possible solutions for two-variable inequalities. Students will translate real-life problems into linear inequalities and make the connection between the two. They will... Read more »

5E Lesson
##### Popcorn > Raisinets

Inequalities With Two Variables

Course

• Algebra 1

Subject

• Mathematics

Standards

• A1.A.2.1
2 class periods
80-90 minutes
##### Walking the Line: The Math Spectrum

A Mathematical Growth Mindset

• 6th - 12th

This lesson focuses on eliminating the emotional fear of mathematics by allowing students to evaluate where they are on the math spectrum and identify their goals moving forward. Students explore math concepts taught in past years and analyze their math knowledge to assess their relationship with mathematics.... Read more »

5E Lesson
##### Walking the Line: The Math Spectrum

A Mathematical Growth Mindset

• 6th - 12th

Course

• Algebra 2, Geometry, Middle School Mathematics, Precalculus

Subject

• Mathematics

Standards

• M.1, M.4, K.PS2
90 minutes
1-2 class period(s)
##### Two Worlds Collide, Part 3

Systems of Linear Equations: Applications

• 9th - 11th

This lesson focuses on the application of systems of equations. Using prior knowledge of substitution and elimination from the "Two Worlds Collide, Part 2" lesson, students will apply systems of equations to solve for the prices of individual items in different fast food combos. This is the final lesson... Read more »

5E Lesson
##### Two Worlds Collide, Part 3

Systems of Linear Equations: Applications

• 9th - 11th

Course

• Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Subject

• Mathematics

Standards

• A1.A.1.3, A2.A.1.7
2-3 class periods
90-120 minutes
##### Slice of Pi

Area and Circumference of a Circle

This lesson has students explore how the properties of a circle, including area and circumference, relate to one another and to the world around them. The goal is for students to analyze the dimensions of a circle and correlate these to familiar, real-world situations. Read more »

5E Lesson
##### Slice of Pi

Area and Circumference of a Circle

Course

• Geometry

Subject

• Mathematics

Standards

• G.C.1.1
##### Sharing Is Caring

Distributive Property

• 7th - 9th

This lesson focuses on the importance of understanding how to use the distributive property to correctly solve expressions. Students will use different foods that make up a meal to demonstrate use of the distributive property and in conjunction with order of operations, simplify expressions. Next, students... Read more »

5E Lesson
##### Sharing Is Caring

Distributive Property

Course

• Middle School Mathematics

Subject

• Mathematics

• 7th - 9th

Standards

• 7.A.4.1, PA.A.3.2
60 minutes
1-2 class period(s)
##### Shiver Me Functions!

Function Notation

• 8th - 9th

This lesson will break down the components of a function and the relationship it has to real-world contexts. Students will recall their knowledge of inputs and outputs with a function machine. Students will simplify functions and then evaluate the functions. Students will practice simplifying polynomials... Read more »

5E Lesson
##### Shiver Me Functions!

Function Notation

Course

• Algebra 1

Subject

• Mathematics

• 8th - 9th

Standards

• A1.A.3.2, A1.F.3.2
2-3 class periods
90-105 minutes
##### Journey of the Isolated Variable, Part 2

Solving Multi-Step Equations

• 8th - 9th

This lesson focuses on the properties of real numbers, properties of equality, and inverse operations to help students solve linear equations on a deeper level. The goal is for students to understand the fundamentals of isolating a variable and to apply that knowledge to more complex problems. Students... Read more »

5E Lesson
##### Journey of the Isolated Variable, Part 2

Solving Multi-Step Equations

Course

• Algebra 1, Pre-Algebra

Subject

• Mathematics

• 8th - 9th

Standards

• A1.A.3.1
3 class periods
135 minutes
##### The Great Domain

Domain and Range Notations

• 10th - 12th

This lesson focuses on the notation for writing domain and range of a function. Students will recall their knowledge of domain and range then formalize their understanding of algebraic, set, and interval notation. This lesson is designed to be taught at the beginning of an Algebra II course. There are... Read more »

5E Lesson
##### The Great Domain

Domain and Range Notations

• 10th - 12th

Course

• Algebra 2, Precalculus

Subject

• Mathematics

Standards

• A2.F.1.1
2 class periods
80-95 minutes
##### Looking Between the Lines

Parallel Lines, Transversal Lines, and Angles

This lesson focuses on an extension of parallel lines by exploring what happens when a transversal line passes through them. The goal is for students to understand the different angles that form due to the intersection and to apply that knowledge to real-world situations. Students will be able to identify... Read more »

5E Lesson
##### Looking Between the Lines

Parallel Lines, Transversal Lines, and Angles

Course

• Geometry

Subject

• Mathematics

Standards

• G.2D.1.1, G.2D.1.3
2 Periods
120 Minutes
##### Look Up: Discovering Lines

Parallel, Perpendicular, Vertical, and Horizontal Lines

• 8th - 9th

In this lesson, students will build on their knowledge of parallel lines by incorporating perpendicular, vertical, and horizontal lines. The goal is for students to understand the characteristics of different types of lines and then apply their knowledge to design a structure as an architect might.... Read more »

5E Lesson
##### Look Up: Discovering Lines

Parallel, Perpendicular, Vertical, and Horizontal Lines

Course

• Algebra 1

Subject

• Mathematics