## Beacon Lesson Plan Library

### Lesson Plans - Learner Level 3: Mathematics

- 101 Equals Five (Authored by Timothy Mark Dillehay.)
- 50:50 Chances (Authored by Suzan Smith.)
- A Bubble Full of Math (Authored by Rita Williams.)
- A Latin Square Deal (Authored by Cindy Beckham.)
- An American Spy with Money To Spend (Authored by Joyce Honeychurch.)
- Angle Aerobics (Authored by Amy Gunn.)
- Balanced Students (Authored by Albert Baggott.)
- Bargain Town, USA (Authored by Rita Williams.)
- Base It (Authored by Melanie Malone.)
- Bubbles Everywhere! (Authored by Annette Nixon.)
- C is for Cookie-A MEAN-ingful Graphing Activity (Authored by Michelle Gowan.)
- Cartesian Classroom (Authored by Annette Nixon.)
- Central Tendency (Authored by Carson Ealy, Jr..)
- Changing Twines: Exploring Area and Perimeter (Authored by Jessica McDonald.)
- Cherries are Positive, Lemons are Negative (Authored by Rita Williams.)
- Cherries are Positive, Lemons are Negative - Part 2 (Authored by Rita Williams.)
- Cherries Still Positive, Lemons Still Negative (Authored by Rita Williams.)
- Chips Ahoy A Thousand Chips In Every Bag (Authored by Amelia McCurdy.)
- Computing Costs (Authored by Robert Pauley.)
- Converting Metric Measurements (Authored by Dale Peterson.)
- Creating and Interpreting Graphs (Authored by Debra Davis.)
- Creating Tessellations (Authored by Diane Bates.)
- Cruising Cars (Authored by Stephanie Martinez.)
- Cut It Out (Authored by Tonja Fitzgerald.)
- Cutting Up in Class, Fractal Style (Authored by Richard Angelini Sr..)
- Cylinder Surface Discovery (Authored by Carol Spice.)
- Data Daze (Authored by Ann Campbell.)
- Dealing with Data (Authored by Ann Hanson.)
- Designing Detectives (Authored by Lisa Ove Gibson.)
- Diagonal Lengths (Authored by M Dennis.)
- Dice Games - How to WIN! (Authored by Wesley Underwood.)
- Divisibility Buzz (Authored by Cindy Beckham.)
- Double This (Authored by Mary Myers.)
- Dream House (Authored by Amy Gunn.)
- Dynamic Divisibility (Authored by Tina Davis.)
- Efficiency Means Getting More for Less (Authored by Richard Angelini Sr..)
- Environmental Mathematics (Authored by Kenneth Blackman.)
- Fantastic Fraction Fudge (Authored by Amelia McCurdy.)
- Flying With Mathematics! (Authored by Kenneth Blackman.)
- Follow the Pattern (Authored by Rita Williams.)
- Fraction Food Frenzy (Middle School) (Authored by Amy Gunn.)
- Geometry Geopardy (Authored by Annette Nixon.)
- Geometry in Nature (Authored by Kenneth Blackman.)
- Get the Picture? (Authored by Kim Auerbach.)
- Going Whole Hog (Authored by Cindy Beckham.)
- Gummy vs. Gum (Authored by Rita Williams.)
- Help Mary Find Her Way Home (Authored by Carol Harris.)
- How Big Is Your House? (Authored by Kenneth Blackman.)
- How Cool Is It ? (Authored by Kenneth Blackman.)
- How Cool Is Your Environment? (Authored by Kenneth Blackman.)
- How Do Your Students Measure Up? (Authored by Carol Spice.)
- How Fast Is Your Car? (Authored by Kenneth Blackman.)
- How Many Bears in the Forest? (Authored by Amelia McCurdy.)
- In Your Prime (Authored by Melanie Malone.)
- Interior Designer for a Day (Authored by Kim Auerbach.)
- Is Over Of (Authored by Annette Nixon.)
- Is the Probability Probable? (Authored by Rita Williams.)
- It's a Ball, It’s a Sphere…No, It’s a Dodecahedron (Authored by Cindy Beckham.)
- Jeopardy Changes It! (Authored by Debra Anderson.)
- Keeping An Inverse Relationship (Authored by Joanne Johnson.)
- Let the Light Shine Through! (Authored by Kim Auerbach.)
- Let's Go Shopping (Authored by Carol Spice.)
- Looking at Data (Authored by Timothy Mark Dillehay.)
- M & M Candy: I Want Green (Authored by Susan Cornwell.)
- M & M Math (Authored by Rochel Abrams.)
- Measure This! (Authored by Kim Auerbach.)
- Measurement Scavenger Hunt (Authored by Carol Spice.)
- Measures and Weights! (Authored by Kevin Daly.)
- Measures of Central Tendency (Middle School) (Authored by Diane Bates.)
- Measuring Up (Authored by Tabitha Kosmas.)
- Measuring with Mathematics (Authored by Kenneth Blackman.)
- Mechanically Inclined (Authored by Albert Baggott.)
- Metric M & M Fun (Authored by Laurel Withee.)
- Million Dollar Gift (Authored by Annette Nixon.)
- Multiplication & Division Word Problems Made Easy (Authored by Joe Crawley.)
- Number Chameleon (Authored by Amy Gunn.)
- Pair 'Em Up! (Authored by Suzan Smith.)
- Parts Are Parts - The English Measurement System (Authored by Dale Peterson.)
- Plot That Decimal (Authored by Cindy Beckham.)
- Popping Up Percents! (Authored by Annette Nixon.)
- Prime Factorization Mobile (Authored by Amelia McCurdy.)
- Prime Real Estate (Authored by Christine Austin.)
- Prime Time (Authored by Lisa Richardson.)
- Primed and Ready! (Authored by Cindy Beckham.)
- Projectile Motion (Authored by Carol Houck.)
- Pushy Kids in Physics (Authored by Gencie White.)
- Puzzling Percents (Authored by Kim Auerbach.)
- Puzzling Perimeters (Authored by Debra Mastro.)
- Range and Measures of Central Tendency (Authored by Wanda Martin.)
- Reaction Time (Authored by M Dennis.)
- Record 'THE' Results (Authored by Kim Auerbach.)
- Roll a Decimal (Authored by Cindy Beckham.)
- Sampling Snoops (Authored by Lisa Ove Gibson.)
- Saving Money Through Mathematics (Authored by Kenneth Blackman.)
- Search for the Missing Pi (Authored by Brenda York.)
- See What You Can Find (Authored by Kim Auerbach.)
- Shopping for Skills (Authored by Leslie Phillips.)
- Skittles™ Count (Authored by Carole Mason.)
- Smallest to Tallest - Where is the Middle? (Authored by T. Sundeen.)
- Smoking: The Real Cost (Authored by Carol Spice.)
- Solve Simple One-Step Linear Equation (Authored by Yunling Zhang.)
- Space: The Final Frontier (Authored by Cynthia Lott.)
- Square by Square (Authored by Kim Auerbach.)
- Square Circles (Authored by Carol Spice.)
- Statistical Specimens (Authored by Lisa Ove Gibson.)
- Subtraction and Addition Word Problems Made Easy (Authored by Joe Crawley.)
- Survey Says (Multi-day Activity) (Authored by Elinor Mount-Simmons.)
- Symmetry in Nature (Authored by Kenneth Blackman.)
- The 3 R's of Common Denominators (Math) (Authored by Mitch Maddox.)
- The Average Atom - Isotopes (Authored by Jeri Martin.)
- The Colors on My TV Screen (Authored by Jeri Martin.)
- The Cost of Life (Authored by Thomas Lucey.)
- The Guise of a Graph Gumshoe (Authored by Lisa Ove Gibson.)
- The Luxor Hotel Contract (Authored by Wanda Martin.)
- The Mathematical Fingerprint of Our Solar System (Authored by Richard Angelini Sr..)
- The Price Is Right (Language Arts) (Authored by Amelia McCurdy.)
- The Tale of Scale (Authored by Michelle Gowan.)
- Toothpicks, Gumdrops, and Polyhedrons (Authored by Amelia McCurdy.)
- Under the Weather (Authored by Kim Auerbach.)
- What Is Your Point? (Authored by Sue Garl.)
- Wheeling Around (Authored by April Jackson.)
- When Are We Ever Going to Use This? (Authored by Sara Tomlin.)
- Who Am I? (Primary Grades) (Authored by Timothy Mark Dillehay.)
- Who Wants To Carry a Million? (Authored by Annette Nixon.)
- Who Would Have Figured? (Authored by Melanie Malone.)
- Wrap it Right! (Authored by Delia Pogorzelski.)

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students enjoy this engaging activity (with a twist) on the binary system. The lesson begins with an intriguing roll playing to gain interest.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: This is the fifth lesson in the unit, Where We Come From. Students reinforce the probability of gender by using a coin toss, as they continue to search for the answers to genetics questions by using mathematical expectations of probability.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: This is a fun way for students to compare estimated lengths with actual lengths.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students use four squares of geometric design to create a pattern.

Subject(s): Mathematics, Social Studies (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Teachers can teach across the curriculum as students use imagination, math, reading, computer, geography, and social studies skills in this unique, innovative, and fun lesson where students pretend to be international spies!

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: This lesson introduces students to names of angles. It provides an action activity and then a follow up worksheet to assess.

Subject(s): Mathematics, Science (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students use a hands-on activity to investigate the relationships between weights and the distance of the weights from the fulcrum in a balanced 1st class lever.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Designed to follow your instructions about converting number forms, this lesson is a real-world application of the relationship between fractions, decimals, and percents.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: To expose students to number systems other than the decimal system and explain why we need to know these systems (binary: electronics and computers; octal and hexadecimal: flight test, computers)

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: The lesson is a fun way to practice measurement, and circle and sphere formulas. It can easily be adapted to fit any level of circle exploration.

Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students work in groups to dissect a variety of brands of chocolate chip cookies and calculate the mean for each brand. Students create their own bar graphs, pictographs, and line graphs to represent information

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: The classroom is turned into a human Cartesian coordinate plane, thereby introducing students to the characteristics of the coordinate system.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: This lesson provides students with activities to assist them in determining the mean, mode, and median of given data.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: In this fun, hands-on activity, students actively engage to determine the relationships between area and perimeter measurements! Students are challenged to discover, prove, and write mathematical conjectures.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students discover the rules for adding integers. This lesson should be conducted after students have been introduced to the definition of an integer.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Designed to follow Cherries are Positive, Lemons are Negative, this lesson has students discover the rules for subtracting integers.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Designed to follow the lesson -Cherries are Positive, Lemons are Negative,- this is an introductory lesson on solving simple addition equations with positive and negative integers.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Nabisco claims to sell 1000 chocolate chips in every 1 pound bag of Chips Ahoy! Students use their problem solving skills and data collection to determine if the claim is true.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students are expected to calculate the out-of-pocket money needed to purchase a discounted item taxed at a certain percentage of sales tax.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Converting metric measurements is an essential skill for science students. This lesson offers a formula for helping students learn the process.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students use data collected at the beginning of the lesson, such as their favorite brand of sneakers or favorite soft drinks, to create graphs and to interpret the results shown by each graph. Note: This lesson assesses only the creation and interpretation of two types of graphs.

Subject(s): Mathematics, Social Studies, Visual Arts (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Explore the history of tessellations; then use art and geometry to create an original tessellation.

Subject(s): Mathematics, Social Studies (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Middle school students love cars. They will have the opportunity to analyze, compare and contrast tables/charts, based on given car data. While working in groups students will generate a list of desired car features and create their own table/charts.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Using a graphic model, students are asked to derive an original formula for calculating the area of an irregular figure. This lesson requires that students use critical thinking, visual perception, and mathematical computation.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: A simple to make, hands-on manipulative, three dimensional, model of fractions, mirror images, tiling, fractals, tessellations, multiplying fractions, dividing fractions, and exponents; created from a single sheet of paper.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Help your students understand the surface area of a cylinder with this simple lesson where students create their own cylinders.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: This is a short introductory activity to teach students how to read and analyze data from bar graphs, pictographs, and stem-and-leaf plots.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students collect, organize, and display data using a bar graph, line graph, pie graph, or picture graph.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students explore the idea of formulating a hypothesis and designing an experiment to test the hypothesis. This is an introduction to the Unit Plan: Statistical Sleuths.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students collect, organize, and analyze data while studying the Pythagorean Theorem. They measure the length and width of several rectangular objects and compare the measured results to the calculated results

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: This activity is a fun way to teach Data Analysis and Numerical Occurrence. The student works with a partner to play a game. Each player gets twelve counters to be placed on the numbers on the game board. The players take turns rolling two dice. On each roll the sum of the two upturned numbers is determined. If the player has a counter on that number the student may remove the counter from the game board. Play continues until one of the players removes all twelve counters from the board.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students use the divisibility rule for three to compete in the game Divisibility Buzz. This lesson provides enjoyable reinforcement.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Does doubled mean to multiply? Does quotient mean subtraction or division? This activity will provide students practice in changing verbal expression to algebraic equations.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: This lesson should be used as a culmination to a unit on perimeter and area. . Students use scale drawings to solve real world problems problems involving perimeter and area.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students learn the rules of divisibility for the numbers 2,3,5,6,9 and 10. Students use these rules to check large numbers for their divisibility.

Subject(s): Mathematics, Science (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Here is a simple experiment. It costs little, the materials will last for 100 years, and it is safe. It is a study of efficiency in nature. Water is measured and predictions are made.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: The students will explore what food sources are needed to survive in the wild. Then the students will plot on a graph the best food sources for their environments and the survivability rate for each member of their group.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students sequence a recipe and convert the ingredients into various fractional portions

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students fly miniature airplanes to discover characteristics related to velocity and average speed. After measuring the time and distance, the students calculate the speed and average velocity.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students recognize patterns & relationships and use them predict outcomes in real-world situations. (This lesson should be conducted after students have been introduced to patterns.)

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: This lesson is an introductory lesson for adding fractions with like denominators. It allows for illustrations and simple problem solving.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: A fun way to practice and review geometry material.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: The students will explore how the circumference, diameter, and the relationship of Pi of a circle are related. The students will also determine the age of a tree by counting the summer growth rings.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students design a simple coordinate graph picture. Then reflect, translate and rotate the picture according to specific directions.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: To reinforce skills in comparing fractions, students play a game in which they compare fractions and represent the fractions on a graph.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students discover a number pattern and write an equation that describes it. This lesson should be conducted after students have worked with patterns and one- and two-step equations.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students are introduced to the coordinate plane by using the coordinates of points to direct a lost girl home. In their directions, students will identify the x and y axes in the coordinate plane and the coordinates of a given point in the first quadrant.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: The students will explore geometric formulas involving area by measuring and developing a scale drawing of their own homes. The students will find the area of each room as well as the total area of the house.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: The students will check the outside temperature at 5 different times of the day. The students will use both the Celsius and Fahrenheit scale. The students will then compare their temperatures using a bar graph.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: The students calculate heat energy and convert from one temperature scale to another. The students will be able to manipulate formulas need for conversions.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Have you ever been frustrated trying to show students how to measure accurately and what the little lines on a ruler represent? I was until I found this simple activity to show students how to properly measure with a standard ruler to 1/16th of an inch.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: In this lesson, students discover the relationship between speed, distance, and time. They calculate speed and represent their data graphically.

Subject(s): Mathematics, Science (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students model the tag and recapture of bears and use proportions to estimate the population of the bears in their forest. This is a statistical sampling method used by scientists and naturalist to determine population numbers.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: This activity allows students to find prime numbers on their own. They use a method developed a few thousand years ago to discover the primes that are less than 100.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students will organize a 20 x 17 room with a given set of furniture pieces. Arrangement is to be based on maximum comfort and practicality.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: This lesson discusses an often used, but rarely seen in books, method of teaching percents. Former students report this is one of the most useful algorithms learned in class.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: The students compare experimental results with mathematical expectations of probabilities. This lesson should be used after students have been introduced to probability and taught how to calculate the mathematical probability of an event's occurrence.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students construct a dodecahedron that displays facts about two and three- dimensional figures.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: This lesson is a culminating activity after teaching fraction, decimal, and percent conversions. Students enjoy playing Jeopardy as a review for expressing these conversions. The students will be able to express percents as fractions and decimals, fractions as decimals and percents and decimals as percents and fractions. This will show that students understand the relationship between fractions, decimals, and percents.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students learn how to identify the inverse relationship of positive and negative numbers using real-world examples.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students design a geometric stained glass window pattern which includes at least one line of symmetry.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Excite your students! Give them $500 to spend. Little will they know how much they are learning about fractions, decimals, and percents.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students use two days to create, collect, display and analyse data. Classroom activities and practice will build greater understanding to a variety of forms used to display data. Central tendencies become a major focus in the prompt questions during the project.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: This lesson is a fun way to compare mathematical expectations and experimental probability, and then explain any difference in the two numbers. Students use colored candy pieces (such as M & M’s) for their data collection, comparisons, and explanations.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Use M and M Math to entice your students into working on math. Rarely will students not be motivated by getting chocolate to eat. This lesson is designed to help teach students how to find the relationships among fractions, decimals, and percent.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students estimate in centimeters the measurement of ten items that are in a paper bag and record the results. Sudents then measure the items using a centimeter ruler and record the results next to the estimates.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Start your year with this scavenger hunt! Familiarize students with your classroom while reviewing and assessing basic understanding of estimation, measurement, and units in fraction and decimal form.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: This lesson only deals with the length and weight in centimeters and grams portion of the standard. Students increase their estimation and measurement skills in regard to the metric system (centimeters and grams). Students order their results in a table for an assessment. Students should have a prior knowledge of how to use both a ruler and a balance.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students compute the measures of central tendency (mean, median, and mode) and range and determine how outliers affect the measures.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students measure various amounts of liquid while exploring the different capacities of a cup, a pint, a quart and a gallon. Students measure the correct quantities of punch ingredients and make the punch.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students discover how the change in the dimensions of a shape will cause a change in the overall area of the shape, but the perimeter will stay the same.

Subject(s): Mathematics, Science (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students use hands-on or demonstration activity to investigate the mechanical advantage of an inclined plane.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: This is a fun activity that explores the relative sizes of common metric prefixes as they compare to the base unit.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: A homework project in which students use problem-solving skills and their knowledge of volume to create a box large enough to hold a million dollars. The project is fun to do near the winter holidays with inexpensive gifts included in the boxes.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: This lesson helps students determine when to multiply or divide when solving real-world problems. The student will explore why they multiply or divide.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: This lesson teaches students to express a quantity in a variety of ways; to understand whether relationships among fractions, decimals, and percents are equal; and to convert a number expressed in one form to another.

Subject(s): Mathematics, Science (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: In the fourth lesson plan of the unit, Where We Come From, students learn how to use and verify the validity of Punnett squares by using a Weblink for instruction. They will also simulate a real-world situation by drawing “chromosomes” from a paper bag. Data will be tracked, students will calculate percentages, and cross check their predictions and results by using a Punnett square.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: All scientific studies require accurate data collection. Knowledge of the English measurement system’s origins helps students understand the importance of standardization.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students work in groups to plot a set of number cards containing whole numbers and decimals on a number line.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Popcorn provides a tasty way to practice finding percents and unit price.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: During this review lesson, students demonstrate their knowledge of prime numbers, composite numbers, and prime factorization using exponents to create a factor tree mobile.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: This is a hands-on procedure that utilizes the “Sieve of Eratosthenes” to identify prime numbers from 1-100. Eliminating all the multiples of the first four prime numbers identifies primes. The 25 numbers that remain are all primes!

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: This activity is a fun way to practice determining the prime factorization of composite numbers. The students create Christmas factor trees for prime numbers greater than 100.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Primed and Ready is a project designed to use the Sieve of Eratosthenes to determine and display the prime and composite numbers from 1 to 100.

Subject(s): Mathematics, Science (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students observe projectile motion and calculate the speed of a projectile.

Subject(s): Mathematics, Science (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: This is an interesting way to introduce balanced forces, unbalanced forces, and resulting net forces. Students actively demonstrate these concepts and then study and complete the activity with actual calculations of these forces.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students use twenty equivalent fraction, decimal, and percent facts to create a puzzle.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students use estimation, fractions and decimals to determine the perimeter of objects in the classroom.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students are introduced to range and measures of central tendency with a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. After practice in calculating and analyzing data, students will create a table in Microsoft Excel.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: This lesson helps the student collect, organize and analyze data while studying reaction time. Students calculate measures of central tendency using a calculator and show data on graph.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students predict, then discover the number of times the word -the- appears on an average newspaper page. Results are posted on a back-to-back stem and leaf plot.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: By the roll of a die, students place digits in the place value chart to create a number having the greatest or least value possible.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students practice formulating a hypothesis and designing an experiment to test the hypothesis. Then they identify several sampling techniques they can use to test their hypotheses.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: The students compare the cost of energy use for a variety of sources of light. A variety of graphs will be used to make the comparison.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students actively investigate measuring circular objects, recording data accurately to derive the formula for the relationship known as [pi].

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students must locate and record examples of acute, right, obtuse and straight angles found within a classroom.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: The students will solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers and decimals using a grocery flyer from the newspaper. The students will select the appropriate operation to solve specific problems.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students will count Skittles™ then use the numbers to find the relationships among fractions, decimals, and percent.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Learners find the mean, median, and mode for the height of the students in their class. Students use the data to determine the most appropriate measure of central tendency for the class.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: This is a great lesson to use anytime but especially during Red Ribbon Week or on National Smoke Out Day. Students calculate the cost of smoking over a period of time and construct graphs to display the data.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students learn how to solve one unknown number by using hands-on manipulatives after being introduced to the history of abstract mathematics through literature.

Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students use electronic technology to find information on the solar system and then construct a graph to explain the information. They also demonstrate a solar or lunar eclipse by providing a written explanation with an illustration of the planet chosen.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students select a simple picture to enlarge, and transform.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Show your students how a circle can be measured in square units and how diameter, radius, and circumference are related.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students explore sampling techniques that are used to collect data. Students also practice finding mean, median, and mode of a set of data. Finally, students determine appropriate measures of central tendency for a situation.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: This lesson helps to lay a foundation for solving addition and subtraction word problems. It will be the basis for future lessons on addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The students will explore the reasons for adding or subtracting.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: This is a fun conclusion to unit on graphs. Learners brainstorm and create surveys to disseminate to all homerooms. From this input, learners work cooperatively to create line, bar and picture graphs.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: The students use a variety of observation and measurement techniques to identify lines of symmetry and also use graphing techniques to determine plots of ordered pairs.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students are shown an alternative method of determining the lowest common denominator of two or more unequal denominators.

Subject(s): Mathematics, Science (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: When looking at a periodic table, students notice that atomic masses are decimal numbers. These masses are an average of all the isotopes of that element. Students investigate a model of isotopes by completing the Isotopes Model activity.

Subject(s): Mathematics, Science (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Visible light contains all the colors of the rainbow. However, electronic screens (TV, computer) use only three of these colors to produce the colors that we see on them. Students investigate these colors by making and testing a color wheel.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: An adult needs to budget expenses. At some point, one must choose a career and determine the expenses one can manage. This lesson affords students an opportunity to discuss and discover the conditions and characteristics of different career choices.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students practice constructing bar, circle, and box-and-whisker graphs. Students also practice reading and interpreting data displays and explore how different displays of data can lead to different interpretations.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Given square feet of the base, volume, and the volume formula, students will determine slant height the Luxor Hotel so that they can find surface area. Then they will create a model to scale, including the mirrored glass, which is on each triangular face of the hotel. Your (students’) company has just been asked to submit a bid, accompanied with a scale model, for the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas. You have been asked to cover the exterior of the building with mirrored glass tile. In your excitement at being offered such a prestigious opportunity, you failed to gather all necessary information. Because you cannot reach the architect and you have a deadline to meet, you have to determine what you need to know from the information you have so you can complete your task.

Subject(s): Mathematics, Science (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: An integration of science and math in the study of the locations of all planets in our solar system. Students learn the beautiful mathematical model unique to our solar system. A minimal knowledge of mathmatics is necessary.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students use the unit price to compare which local grocery store has the best prices.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students produce three bar graphs using a range of data for various scales along the y-axis.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Using toothpicks and gumdrops, students make prisms and pyramids to discover the relationship between faces, vertices, and edges.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students use the Weather page in the local daily newspaper to review concepts of mean, median, mode, range and solve other weather related questions.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: In this game a student challenges a partner to recreate his quadrilateral or other shape on a geoboard by calling out the ordered pairs of the quadrilateral’s vertices.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: This activity is a fun way to use real-life examples to introduce circles. This lesson explores the characteristics of a circle and the formulas to find circumference. The student uses a bicycle wheel to determine the circumference around a wheel.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: This lesson is intended as a wrap-up following the teaching of relationships among fractions, decimals, and percents. It could be used following any lesson as a means to encourage the understanding of real-world applications of mathematics.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students complete a classroom game used to build understanding of two and three-dimensional shapes. Diagonals, sides, regularity, congruency, Angle measurements, parallels, perpendicular, faces, edges, and word pre-fixes are a few of the vocabulary reviewed.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students use cooperative learning, problem solving skills, and volume to find the dimensions of a box large enough to hold a million dollars.

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Students discover what happens when a coin is tossed a few times versus when a coin is tossed many times. They discover the answer to -What is the probability of heads, and does it change as you toss the coin more times?-

Subject(s): Mathematics (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

Description: Are you tired of miscalculating the length of ribbon needed for a gift? No more cutting & re-cutting for you. This lesson teaches how to eliminate this frustration. It’s a failsafe method, and it’s just in time for any gift-giving occasion!