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In this lesson, students will relate the distributive property to ordering a combo meal at a fast-food restaurant. Then they will apply this property to simplify algebraic expressions and explain their steps. Read more »

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Sharing Is Caring

Distributive Property

- Pre-Algebra

- Mathematics

- 8th Grade

- PA.A.3.2, A303

75–85 minutes

2 class periods

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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 »

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Popcorn > Raisinets

Inequalities With Two Variables

- Algebra 1

- Mathematics

- 9th Grade

- A1.A.2.1

2 class periods

80-90 minutes

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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 »

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Walking the Line: The Math Spectrum

A Mathematical Growth Mindset

- 6th - 12th

- Algebra 2, Geometry, Middle School Mathematics, Precalculus

- Mathematics

- M.1, M.4, K.PS2

90 minutes

1-2 class period(s)

5E Lesson

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 »

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Two Worlds Collide, Part 3

Systems of Linear Equations: Applications

- 9th - 11th

- Algebra 1, Algebra 2

- Mathematics

- A1.A.1.3, A2.A.1.7

2-3 class periods

90-120 minutes

5E Lesson

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 »

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Slice of Pi

Area and Circumference of a Circle

- Geometry

- Mathematics

- 10th Grade

- G.C.1.1

5E Lesson

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 »

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Shiver Me Functions!

Function Notation

- Algebra 1

- Mathematics

- 8th - 9th

- A1.A.3.2, A1.F.3.2, A303, A505, F501

2-3 class periods

90-105 minutes

5E Lesson

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 »

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Journey of the Isolated Variable, Part 2

Solving Multi-Step Equations

- Algebra 1, Pre-Algebra

- Mathematics

- 8th - 9th

- A1.A.3.1

3 class periods

135 minutes

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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 »

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The Great Domain

Domain and Range Notations

- 10th - 12th

- Algebra 2, Precalculus

- Mathematics

- A2.F.1.1

2 class periods

80-95 minutes

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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 »

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Looking Between the Lines

Parallel Lines, Transversal Lines, and Angles

- Geometry

- Mathematics

- 10th Grade

- G.2D.1.1, G.2D.1.3

2 Periods

120 Minutes

5E Lesson

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 »

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Look Up: Discovering Lines

Parallel, Perpendicular, Vertical, and Horizontal Lines

- Algebra 1

- Mathematics

- 8th - 9th

- A1.A.4.2

90 minutes

1-2 class period(s)