# Author Profile

Amber Stokes

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K20 Center

### Recent Publications

##### Life on the Campaign Trail

Systems of Equations

• 8th - 9th

This lesson will teach students about solving systems of linear equations by focusing on variables that play a role in political campaign management. Students will experience the connection between algebra and careers through a virtual “Career Zoom” interview with a campaign manager, then create their... Read more »

5E Lesson
##### Life on the Campaign Trail

Systems of Equations

Course

• Algebra 1

Subject

• Mathematics

• 8th - 9th

Standards

• A1.A.1, A1.A.1.1, A1.A.1.2, A1.A.1.3
180 minutes
3-4 class period(s)
##### If Our Classroom Were the World

Proportions and Percents

• 6th - 7th

In this lesson, students will use proportions and percentages to discover what classrooms around the world are like. Read more »

5E Lesson
##### If Our Classroom Were the World

Proportions and Percents

• 6th - 7th

Subject

• Mathematics, Social Studies

Standards

• 7.N.1.3, 7.A.2, 7.A.2.1, 7.A.2.2, 7.A.2.3, 7.A.2.4
4-5 class periods
200 minutes
##### Journey of the Isolated Variable, Part 3

Literal Equations

This lesson is Part 3 of "Journey of the Isolated Variable," a four-part lesson series on solving different types of equations. In this lesson, students will build on the equation-solving knowledge they gained in Parts 1 and 2 in order to solve literal equations. Read more »

5E Lesson
##### Journey of the Isolated Variable, Part 3

Literal Equations

Course

• Algebra 1

Subject

• Mathematics

Standards

• A1.A.3.1
120 minutes
2-3 class period(s)
##### Hexomino Hullabaloo

Area, Perimeter, Spatial Reasoning, and Patterns

• 6th - 8th

In this lesson, students will engage in a hands-on learning activity centered around a geometric construct called a hexomino. Similar to the more familiar domino (with two squares fused together on a side), a hexomino consists of six squares fused together. Students will (1) use spatial reasoning skills... Read more »

5E Lesson
##### Hexomino Hullabaloo

Area, Perimeter, Spatial Reasoning, and Patterns

• 6th - 8th

Course

• Middle School Mathematics

Subject

• Mathematics

Standards

• 7.GM.1.1, 7.GM.1.2, 7.GM.2.2
2-3 class periods
90 minutes
##### Journey of the Isolated Variable, Part 4

Absolute Value Equations

In this lesson, students will build on their prior knowledge of solving equations to learn how to solve absolute value equations. Students will then compare and contrast the four types of equations: two-step, multi-step, literal, and absolute value equations. This is the fourth lesson of four in the... Read more »

5E Lesson
##### Journey of the Isolated Variable, Part 4

Absolute Value Equations

Course

• Algebra 1

Subject

• Mathematics

Standards

• A1.A.1.2
120 minutes
2-3 class periods
##### Campus Visit Scavenger Hunt: Be a Recruiter

Students reflect on their life after high school. In groups they are tasked with finding facts about various Post-Secondary Education options through a virtual scavenger hunt. Acting like a recruiter, students present their key information to the class. They reflect on which school matched best with... Read more »

Educator Resource
##### Campus Visit Scavenger Hunt: Be a Recruiter

Target Audience

• Campus Visits

Calendar Placement

• Any time of year

Intention Or Purpose

• College-Going Culture

• College & Career Interest

• Choosing a Career, College Admissions Procedures, College Expenses, Paying for College

Related

• Communication
##### Probability in Sports

Probability

In this lesson, students will play basketball in the classroom to gather data and calculate their statistical chances of making a successful shot. Next, students will step into the role of an NBA statistician and determine probability using real-world scores. Then, using probability analysis, students... Read more »

5E Lesson
##### Probability in Sports

Probability

Subject

• Mathematics

Standards

• PA.D.2.1, PA.D.2.2, PA.D.2.3
90 minutes
2-3 class period(s)
##### Composite Figures in Architecture

Perimeter and Area of Composite Figures

The lesson focuses on solving for perimeter and area of composite figures. Students will explore area and perimeter using pattern blocks to create unusual shapes, and then try to calculate the areas of these shapes. Next, students will learn about the real-life application of mathematics by watching... Read more »

5E Lesson
##### Composite Figures in Architecture

Perimeter and Area of Composite Figures

Related

• Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP)

Course

• Middle School Mathematics

Subject

• Mathematics

Standards

• 7.GM.2.1, 7.GM.2.2
120 minutes
2-3 class period(s)
##### Can You Save the World in Time?

Exponent Rules: Digital Breakout

This lesson addresses rules for exponents. Students will discover the rules for exponents through an exploration of numerical expressions and visual representations of exponents. Prerequisites for this lesson include an understanding of the components of an exponent. This lesson allows students to explore... Read more »

5E Lesson
##### Can You Save the World in Time?

Exponent Rules: Digital Breakout

Course

• Middle School Mathematics

Subject

• Mathematics

Standards

• PA.N.1.1
90 minutes
2-3 class period(s)
##### 10th-Grade Campus Visit: Climbing to Success

The 10th-grade campus visit focuses on acceptance to postsecondary institutions, cost of attending, and financial aid. Participants will create a list of postsecondary education (PSE) acceptance requirements, expenses related to PSE opportunities, and how to pay for those expenses. Read more »

Educator Resource
##### 10th-Grade Campus Visit: Climbing to Success

Target Audience

• Campus Visits

Group Size

• Large Group (at least 30)