## Authentic Lessons for 21st Century Learning

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##### Make It Fit

Calculus Optimization

In this lesson, students will explore the calculus concepts of optimization and learn to increase their ability to identify, model, and set up functions to solve calculus word problems, focusing on the conceptual understanding over calculations. This is done through a mix of activities and by playing... Read more »

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##### Make It Fit

Calculus Optimization

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180 minutes
3-4 class period(s)
##### Making the Motion Matter

Connecting Position, Velocity, and Acceleration

In this lesson, students explore the connections between graphs that represent a particle's position, velocity, and acceleration. Students have an opportunity to write about their learning and put their conceptual understanding into practice. Read more »

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##### Making the Motion Matter

Connecting Position, Velocity, and Acceleration

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2-3 class periods
150 minutes
##### Manipulating Equations

Algebraic equations

Students will use manipulatives to solve algebraic equations. Read more »

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##### Manipulating Equations

Algebraic equations

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120 minutes
1-2 class period(s)
##### Matrix Operations

Matrices in Computer Graphics

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 »

5E Lesson
##### Matrix Operations

Matrices in Computer Graphics

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2-3 class periods
90-130 minutes
##### Measure It! Name It!

Students will use protractors to discover, identify, and define angles and lines. Using vocabulary developed through this activity, students will identify different types of quadrilaterals. Read more »

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##### Measure It! Name It!

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120 minutes
2-3 class period(s)
##### Measuring Borders

Convergent and Divergent Series

Students will explore what happens when one measures a "rough" object using different units of measure. This lesson is adapted from Benoit Mandelbrot's famous problem, "Measuring the Coastline of Britain." Students will learn about the concepts of convergent and divergent series and the paradoxical... Read more »

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##### Measuring Borders

Convergent and Divergent Series

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60 minutes
1-2 class period(s)
##### Meet Me in the Middle

Midpoint Formula and Estimations

Students construct a midpoint formula to estimate population data and apply the formula they created to various other real world applications. Read more »

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##### Meet Me in the Middle

Midpoint Formula and Estimations

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3-4 class periods
180 minutes
##### Memes > GIFs

Inequalities With One Variable

This lesson focuses on the relationship between a set of numbers and the constraints of the inequality. The goal is to find possible solutions for one-variable inequalities. Students will write, graph, and identify solutions of inequalities and connect them back to real-world scenarios when applicable.... Read more »

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##### Memes > GIFs

Inequalities With One Variable

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90 minutes
1-2 class period(s)
##### Money Counts!

Counting Money

This lesson engages students in the concept of money and counting money. Students participate in hands-on activities that allow them to visualize and master the skill. Read more »

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Counting Money

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3 sessions
35 min.
##### Money! It's Not all the Same!

Identifying and Counting Money

Students will be able to identify each coin, know its value, and add up the total value of coins. Read more »

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##### Money! It's Not all the Same!

Identifying and Counting Money

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5 periods
30 minutes
##### Multiplying Three Sisters

Multiplying

Students will use an example problem about the Three Sisters to complete a Strategy Harvest and develop a conceptual understanding of multiplying. Read more »

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##### Multiplying Three Sisters

Multiplying

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180 minutes
2-3 class period(s)
##### My Imaginary Friend, Part 1

Understanding and Simplifying Imaginary Numbers

In this lesson, students will be introduced to imaginary numbers and their history. Students will learn how to simplify the square root of a negative number and how to simplify i to a power. Before beginning this lesson, students need to (1) know how to simplify the square root of a whole number and... Read more »

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##### My Imaginary Friend, Part 1

Understanding and Simplifying Imaginary Numbers