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Life on the Campaign Trail

Systems of Equations

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 »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Life on the Campaign Trail

Systems of Equations

Course Course

  • Algebra 1

Subject Subject

  • Mathematics

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • A1.A.1.3
More 180 minutes
Time Frame 3-4 class period(s)
If Our Classroom Were the World

Proportions and Percents

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 6th - 7th

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

Lesson 5E Lesson
If Our Classroom Were the World

Proportions and Percents

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 6th - 7th

Subject Subject

  • Mathematics, Social Studies

Copied To Clipboard Standards

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

Literal Equations

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

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 »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Course Course

  • Algebra 1

Subject Subject

  • Mathematics

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

Copied To Clipboard Standards

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

Area, Perimeter, Spatial Reasoning, and Patterns

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 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 »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Hexomino Hullabaloo

Area, Perimeter, Spatial Reasoning, and Patterns

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 6th - 8th

Course Course

  • Middle School Mathematics

Subject Subject

  • Mathematics

Copied To Clipboard Standards

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

Absolute Value Equations

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

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 »

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

Absolute Value Equations

Course Course

  • Algebra 1

Subject Subject

  • Mathematics

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • A1.A.1.2
More 120 minutes
Time Frame 2-3 class periods

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

Tag Target Audience

  • Campus Visits

Tag Calendar Placement

  • Any time of year

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • College-Going Culture

Tag ICAP (Individual Career Academic Planning)

  • College & Career Interest

Tag College & Career Readiness Framework

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

Tag Related

  • Communication
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Time Frame
Probability in Sports

Probability 

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th Grade

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 »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Probability in Sports

Probability 

Subject Subject

  • Mathematics

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th Grade

Copied To Clipboard Standards

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

Perimeter and Area of Composite Figures

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th Grade

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 »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Composite Figures in Architecture

Perimeter and Area of Composite Figures

Tag Related

  • Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP)

Course Course

  • Middle School Mathematics

Subject Subject

  • Mathematics

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th Grade

Copied To Clipboard Standards

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

Exponent Rules: Digital Breakout

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th Grade

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 »

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

Exponent Rules: Digital Breakout

Course Course

  • Middle School Mathematics

Subject Subject

  • Mathematics

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th Grade

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • PA.N.1.1
More 90 minutes
Time Frame 2-3 class period(s)

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

Tag Target Audience

  • Campus Visits

User Group Group Size

  • Large Group (at least 30)

Tag College & Career Readiness Framework

  • College Admissions, College Admissions Procedures, College Visits, Extracurricular Activities, Finding a Good Fit, Required Courses, College Expenses, Books and Supplies, Effort Costs, Room, Board, and Travel, Tuition and Fees, Paying for College, Oklahoma's Promise
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Time Frame 30-45 minutes