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Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Inequalities
Students will create a weighted balance, write an inequality, and use a spreadsheet to make an informed decision and communicate that decision to others..
2022-08-02

Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Music
Students will learn about inverse relationship between frequency and wavelength while learning how to construct a pan flute.
2022-05-05

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Discrete
Students will determine the best location for their ice cream stores. Be prepared to use the Pythagorean Theorem.
2021-04-12

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Puzzles and Games
Students will look for patterns and construct equations to solve a discrete mathematical problem.
2021-03-15

Grades: 7, 8

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Ratios
Students will engage in vocabulary-rich conversations about proportional and non-proportional relationships.
2021-03-08

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Functions
Students will use sinusoids (periodic functions) to model daylight data for two US cities (Fairbanks, AK and Miami, FL).
2021-01-11

Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Art
Students will interpret and visualize the rhythm, meter, and content of a poem using math.
2022-04-04

Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Modeling
Students will calculate physical characteristics and flow rate of one glacier and determine its hydrological downstream impacts.
2022-03-18

Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Architecture
Students will use math or OpenSCAD coding to create a concept design for an electrochemical battery.
2022-01-29

Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Statistics
Students will analyze flight and wing data for paper airplane test flights using distributions and scatterplots.
2022-01-17

Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Combinations and Permutations
Students will use discrete mathematics to determine the best possible route between four major world-wide cities.
2021-12-28

Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Functions
Students will use the vertex form of the quadratic equation to build Christmas tree lights.
2021-11-24

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Art
Students will design a logo (using 3 RGB colors) describing the colors and structure mathematically.
2021-11-01

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Physics
Students will measure the change in mass with various pulley systems and analyze classroom data.
2021-10-02

Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Art
Students will adjust circle equation values and points on a coordinate plane to create circle and dot art of their favorite fruit.
2021-09-15

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Statistics
Students will learn how to graph multiple sets of related data on one graph and use the data to justify a decision.
2021-09-08

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Physics
Students will learn how velocity can be determined for an accelerating object. They will discover the fundamentals of calculus.
2021-08-16

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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General
Students will understand that everyone can learn mathematics to the highest level.
2021-05-24

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Life Skills
Students will explore changing areas and patterns of numbers. Students can also explore the shapes formed by the fence panels and decompose those shapes into smaller shapes.
2021-05-17

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Life Skills
Students will learn how to develop a monthly budget using a spreadsheet.
2021-05-10

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Life Skills
Students will create learn about algorithms and create artistic mathematical patterns by baking, cooking, or arranging food.
2021-05-03

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Calculus
Students will calculate the volume of a lemon using various techniques: estimation, displacement, and Riemann sums.
2021-04-26

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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General
Students will learn develop a math infographic to inspire the learning of mathematics.
2021-04-19

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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General
Students will learn develop an interactive infographic to teach a math concept.
2021-04-12

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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General
Students will construct an infographic and mini-biography on a famous mathematician using the Desmos calculator.
2021-04-12

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Engineering
Students will learn about the engineering design process while building a tower out of paper.
2021-03-29

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Engineering
Students will learn about three major bridge types while working with ratios and percentages and learning about three common functions.
2021-03-22

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Engineering
Students will use a physical model to determine the value of pi algebraically.
2021-03-15

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Engineering
Students will use boolean functions in OpenSCAD to add and subtract shapes to design an architectural structure.
2021-03-08

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Engineering
Students will use boolean functions in OpenSCAD to add and subtract shapes to design a structure.
2021-03-08

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Engineering
Students will collaborate to produce a simple machine with moving parts.
2021-03-01

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Music
Students will collaborate together on a music project, focusing on the pentatonic scale.
2021-02-22

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Music
Student will learn how to build and tune a musical instrument to the pentatonic scale.
2021-02-08

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Music
Students will learn about the physics of waves and music theory while tuning a standing waves to a musical note on either end of an octave.
2021-02-01

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Nature
Students will compare orbital and rotational differences between the Sun, Earth, and Moon.
2021-01-25

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Nature
Students will learn the basics of spreadsheet coding and graphing by analyzing mammal data.
2021-01-18

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Nature
Students will learn how to model ocean processes using periodic functions, illustrations, or research.
2021-01-11

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Nature
Students will model snowflake formation using multiple media types.
2021-01-04

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Art
Students will develop a sense geometric pattens through the construction of Illuminated Letters with Celtic Knots.
2020-12-14

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Art
Students will develop a sense geometric pattens through the construction of Celtic Knots.
2020-12-07

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Puzzles and Games
Students will recognize that games contain rules and structure, which are very much like the rules and structure found in mathematics.
2020-11-21

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Art
Students can recognize recursive sequences and creatively apply Fibonacci squares or the Golden Mean in an art project.
2020-11-16

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Art
Students will learn to attend to precision and develop perseverance for solving complex algorithms.
2020-11-09

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Historical
Students will learn how to calculate using Egyptian and Mayan mathematics and switching bases. Students will develop their own number system and justify/provide rationale for its use.
2020-11-01

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Spreadsheets
Students will analyze United States birth data and discover social trends. Students will learn how to generate a pivot table in Excel and visualize data in different ways.
2020-10-26

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Nature
Students will analyze USGS seismology data in the classroom using spreadsheets and scatter plots to look for patterns and structure in the Earth’s crust.
2020-10-19

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Coding
Students will learn how to write basic code to generate objects with the OpenSCAD language.
2020-10-12

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Art
Students will study the process of illustrating word problems by producing a 3-fold booklet with 2^4 illustrations. They will not actually solve the problems.
2020-10-05

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Art
Students will learn how to create art from mathematical models.
2020-09-28

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Nature
Students will develop a method for estimating cat populations using spreadsheets, online graphs, or paper.
2020-09-21

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Sequences
Students are asked to think in squares by building and quantifying their results through developing custom combination equations.
2022-06-01

Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Geometry
Students will calculate the mechanical advantage of a hydraulic lift system using area, volume, and the pressure equation.
2022-06-01

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Music
Students will use counting patterns to create a repeating 25-second percussion rhythm.
2022-05-14

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Sets
Students will explore various sets and their relationships.
2022-05-05

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8

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Ratios
Students will determine unit rates for dragon fruit options at a market and convert at least one unit.
2022-04-19

Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Numbers
Students will generate ideas for a math poem, learn the common meter forms, and write a poem using math terms.
2022-04-04

Grades: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Modeling
Students will model reservoir levels, convert values, and measure using GIS tools.
2022-03-26

Grades: 7, 8, 9

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Ratios
Students will learn how to find rates with different base times
2022-03-25

Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Statistics
Students will analyze various datasets that relate to climate science.
2022-03-06

Grades: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Functions
Students will learn about using exponential functions and their inverses.
2022-02-25

Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Statistics
Students will analyze various data sets, work with charts, graphs and ratios to learn about energy sources and energy return on investment.
2022-02-18

Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Chemistry
Students will practice integer addition and subtraction using atoms and ions.
2022-02-01

Grades: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Numbers
Students will develop strategies for creating products from numbers.
2022-01-26

Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Ratios
Students will explore density (dots per inch) and apply it to mass/volume.
2022-01-09

Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Combinations and Permutations
Students will develop a sense of discrete mathematics and combinations.
2021-12-31

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Engineering
Students will use coordinate pairs to create an extrusion Christmas tree in OpenSCAD.
2021-12-17

Grades: 4, 5

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Numbers
Students will learn to add, subtract, and plot fractions on a number line.
2021-12-03

Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Statistics
Students will produce color preference data and create a method to analyze multidimensional data.
2021-11-07

Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Modeling
Students will learn the difference between faults and plate boundaries by building them using various tools.
2021-10-25

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Architecture
Students will learn how to multiply fractions using an area model.
2021-10-08

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Numbers
Students will explore working with base 20, place values, and exponents.
2021-10-08

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Expressions
Students will look for patterns and build expressions that describe the quantity of dots shown.
2021-09-24

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

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Functions
Students will create a function for astronomical data to determine how many years it takes for the mystery Planet X to orbit around the sun.
2021-09-21

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Expressions
Students will use the technique of factoring and canceling numerator and denominator factors that equal to one through the multiplicative identity property.
2021-09-10

Grades: 8, 9, 10

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Functions
Students will use functions and limit the domain to create functions for a Desmos Marbleslide.
2021-08-30

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Geometry
Students will persevere in solving a geometry problem.
2021-05-31

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Numbers
Students will construct rational fractions using a visual model.
2021-05-28

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Geometry
Students will tesselate regular polygons into interesting patterns.
2021-05-24

Grades: 9, 10

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Word Problems
Students will understand how to solve geometry word problems using quadratic equations.
2021-05-24

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Numbers
Students will explore how numbers are composed through analysis of multiples.
2021-05-24

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Ratios
Students will begin to see a set of data points as a single thing that can be analyzed, not just a bunch of disconnected points. Students learn that we can sometimes model the relationship between two variables with a line, and they continue to analyze the connections between the scatter plot and the line by comparing individual points.
2021-05-17

Grades: 9, 10

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Calculus
Students will learn how to solve for a derivative of a function using the derivative definition.
2021-05-17

Grades: 5, 6

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Ratios
Students will develop number sense while creating conversion ratios for various mystery coin currency.
2021-05-17

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Statistics
Students will summarize and describe earthquake magnitude distributions in a histogram.
2021-05-10

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Architecture
Students will communicate in vocabulary-rich conversations about fractions and part-to-whole relationships.
2021-05-10

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Ratios
Students will strengthen their understanding of multiple representations of ratios through the context of currency exchange.
2021-05-10

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Ratios
Students will use unit rates in various ways to compare the sugary-ness of five cereals.
2021-05-10

Grades: 9, 10

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Functions
Students will use their knowledge of various functions to create pathways on a coordinate plane.
2021-05-10

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Geometry
Students will describe the two-dimensional figures that result from slicing three-dimensional figures.
2021-05-03

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8

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Statistics
Students will learn to visualize data as bar charts and whisker and box charts.
2021-05-03

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Functions
Students will develop an informal understanding of rotational and reflective symmetry of functions.
2021-05-03

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Functions
Students will predict which pack of cookies contains more calories. Students then learn the number of calories in each pack and use this new information to calculate the number of calories in a new pack of cookies.
2021-04-26

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8

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Statistics
Students will construct boxplots and dotplots using roller coaster data.
2021-04-26

Grades: 7, 8, 9, 10

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Calculus
Students will use Riemann sums to estimate board length of a roller coaster.
2021-04-26

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Architecture
Students will persevere solving graphical tanagram puzzles.
2021-04-26

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Geometry
Students will solve angle puzzles to apply what they've learned about angle relationships and to informally learn the Triangle Sum theorem: the sum of all angle measures in any triangle is `180` degrees.
2021-04-19

Grades: 5, 6

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Inequalities
Students will learn how to recognize inequalities on a number line and compare to domain inequalities. Use the following academic language: greater than, less than, equal to, integer, negative, positive. See how few questions can be asked per session.
2021-04-19

Grades: 9, 10

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Trigonometry
Students will compare radians, degrees, and angles. Academic language used: greater or less than, radians, degrees, angles.
2021-04-19

Grades: 5, 6

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Measurement
Students will compare length, mass, and liquid volume.
2021-04-19

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Geometry
Students use angles to adjust lasers and mirrors as they seek to hit all three targets in a series of challenges.
2021-04-19