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Dan Meyer is one of the great math teachers of the world who tries his best to bring real world situations into the math classroom.  Here is his take on how and why he teaches math in such a unique and needed way.

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Here is a comic to use when teaching about antimatter or dark matter, if that is ever really taught in school.

Astronomy Comic
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Here is a fun graphic you can show at your next Language Arts department meeting about parents want teachers to teach better, but don't quite have the skills themselves to teach grammar and language skills at home.

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Use this comic in your presentation about measuring moles.  

Two Moles Per Liter Comic
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This is a great introductory video about your unit on weathering and erosion.  The narrator voice is rather elementary, but the scenery and the science is great.

weathering and erosion video
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This is a comedy sketch done by SNL about staying out of debt.  I thought it would be cool to show in a class that discusses debt and becoming debt free.

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Rock Density Lab

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    1. Students will apply the knowledge they should have gained from the Phet Density Lab in order to calculate the density of individual rocks.

  1. Time: 55 minutes

  • Materials needed:

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Phet Density and Buoyancy Lab

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    1. In this computer model lab, students will discover how volume, density, mass, and displacement relate to each other.

  • Time:  55 minutes

  • Whole Class instruction:

    1. Students will partner up.

    2. I will pass out the Phet Density lab sheet.

    3. They will grab a computer and go to the Phet lab.

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Mr. Edmond sing a good song about the difference between Mass and Weight.  He actually has a nice voice.  He holds up signs so that you can karaoke along with him.  I think I am going to try and karaoke with a couple of students about the mass and weight.  Should be fun.

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This is a math worksheet generator that can create hundreds of different worksheets based on variable that you input.  The generator will then spit out a PDF version of your worksheet that can be printed and shared with students.

Math Worksheet Generator
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