5E Lesson

In this lesson, students will discover how matrices are used in computer graphics. Students will learn how to perform the matrix operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and scalar multiplication. They will then learn how multiplying matrices relates to transformations and, in turn, animation... Read more »

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Matrix Operations

Matrices in Computer Graphics

- 10th - 11th

- Algebra 2

- Mathematics

- A2.N.2.1, A2.N.2.2

2-3 class periods

90-130 minutes

5E Lesson

In this lesson, students will discover how a given side, side, and angle could result in 0, 1, or 2 triangles. They will then learn the Law of Sines and use it to find missing side lengths and angle measures. This lesson is intended to be taught before the Law of Cosines lesson and after students learn... Read more »

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Law of Sines

AAS, ASA, SSA

- 11th - 12th

- Precalculus

- Mathematics

2 class periods

80-100 minutes

5E Lesson

In this lesson, students will use their existing knowledge to find the area and perimeter of triangles, rectangles, and trapezoids to discover how to find the area of a regular polygon and apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios. Read more »

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Designing Your Area

Area and Perimeter of Regular Polygons

- Geometry

- Mathematics

- 9th - 10th

- G.2D.1.7

2 periods

70-90 minutes

5E Lesson

Students use manipulatives to investigate triangle congruence and complete proofs using triangle congruence theorems in this game-show themed lesson. Read more »

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Countdown to Congruence

Investigating Triangle Congruence Theorems

- Geometry

- Mathematics

- 9th - 10th

- ACT Prep

- G.2D.1.9

120–135 minutes

3 class periods

5E Lesson
Multimodality

In this lesson, students will discover how to evaluate logarithms and use that knowledge to write equations in logarithmic and exponential forms. Students will learn how to solve exponential equations with and without using logarithms and then apply their knowledge to solve real-world problems involving... Read more »

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All About That Base, Part 1

Solving Exponential Equations

- 10th - 11th

- Algebra 2

- Mathematics

- ACT Prep

- A2.A.1.2, A2.F.2.4

2 class periods

90 minutes

Instructional Strategy

- 3rd - Secondary

This strategy is a role-playing model that has students discuss a topic using the lens or perspective represented by their “hat.” It can be used for brainstorming, decision-making, giving feedback, reading comprehension, or problem-solving. Thinking Hats supports active participation from all group... Read more »

Instructional Strategy

- Large Group (at least 30), Medium Group (at least 10), Whole Class

- Engage/Opening, Explore/Learning Activity, Extend/Additional Learning Activity, Evaluate/Assessment

- 10 - 20 Minutes, 20 - 30 Minutes

- Active Engagement, Analyze, Brainstorming, Collaborate, Critical Thinking, Cross-Curricular, Elaborate, Identify, Organize, Persuade, Problem Solving, Speak & Listen, Summarize, Synthesize

- 3rd - Secondary

5E Lesson

In this lesson, students will explore slope fields by visualizing a toy boat being moved by the current of a stream and a paper airplane moving through the air. Students will watch an interview of a meteorology researcher, then learn how to create and interpret slope fields given a differential equation.... Read more »

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Slope Fields

Meteorology and Wind Maps

- 12th Grade

- AP Calculus

- Mathematics

- FUN-7.C, FUN-7.C.1, FUN-7.C.2, FUN-7.C.3

1-2 class period(s)

60-75 minutes

Collection

- 9th - 12th

This collection is a five-part lesson series where students explore the arts and crafts of various tribes of Oklahoma as they learn about geometric transformations: translations, reflections, rotations, dilations, and compositions of transformations. This collection also contains an art lesson for cross-curricular... Read more »

Collection

- ACT Prep, Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP)

- 9th - 12th

- Geometry, Visual Arts

- Mathematics, Visual Arts

- CP, VA.CP.1 , II.VA.CP.1.1 , II.VA.CP.1.2 , II.VA.CP.1.3 , G.2D.1.11

Educator Resource

In this activity, students will apply formulas common in secondary and early college-level mathematics in the context of a descriptive scenario. They will apply what they learned during "Power Up: Math ACT Prep, Week 8" to solve story problems that require formulas that are not given. Students will... Read more »

Educator Resource

- Students

- 3rd Nine Weeks, 4th Nine-Weeks

- Whole Class

- Action Plans, Analyze, College-Going Culture, Critical Thinking, Self-assessment

- College Admissions Procedures, College Admissions, Paying for College, Grants, Scholarships and Loans

- ACT Prep

35 minutes

Educator Resource

In this activity, students will learn how to approach story problems to make them less intimidating. Students will then apply their learning to a set of ACT-style math problems. This is the eighth activity in a 10-week "Power Up" series for ACT prep. Read more »

Educator Resource

- Students

- 3rd Nine Weeks, 4th Nine-Weeks

- Whole Class

- Action Plans, Analyze, College-Going Culture, Critical Thinking, Self-assessment

- ACT Prep

35 minutes