Elementary students will have a fun chance of reinforcing their understanding of the ones and tens places by grouping numbers of aliens in groups of 10 and writing down how many are left over. Students will better understand what whole numbers are and that they can be represented by written symbols and be represented in amounts of tens and ones.
Through this reinforcement math activity students will identify a 2d shape vs. a 3d shape. Shapes included circles, spheres, squares, cubes, rectangles, pyramids, cylinders and cones. Students will also practice determining larger shapes vs. smaller shapes. They will get some practice telling which shape has more vertices than another. Essential questions are What is a shape? How can shapes be identified? What is an attribute? How do we use attributes to draw and compare shapes?
Matific is a website that contains a plethora of excellent math content, activities, lesson plans, and worksheets. It is free for teachers and organized by specific state and common core standards. Students will be engage while reinforcing math concepts that you have been teaching. Here is a blog post that describes how to use and what Matific is all about.
In this demonstration, students will get a better understanding of what a geyser is and what makes it function the way it does. I was worried about trying this at the high school earth science level because it is a bit elementary, but the science is sound, and it works. Materials needed are:
This this educational resource students and teachers can demonstrate the correlation between fractions, percents, and decimals. By changing variables on the fraction model they can see how a particular fraction will equal a percent which is also equal to a decimal. It is very visual. This can be used as whole group instruction or if you have some computers students can work together.
In this activity students can be assessed or practice what they know and have learned about the addition property. This math worksheet can is created using a Thanksgiving theme. The final question has student creating their own drawing, to demonstrate their addition property skill.
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.