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Playful Math for Middle & High School

As our children (and their parents!) play around with mathematical ideas and the relationships between them, we develop deep understanding that is strong enough to support future learning.


Playful Math for Middle & High School

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Memorizing area formulas is a rite of passage for adolescents. It’s fun and useful—you know, like acne...

The Secret to All Areas

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The Secondary Classroom can be fun too.....: Formative Assessment Lessons - They are more fun than they sound!

Math Manifesto: From the very beginning of my education, I can do these things to some degree. And I am always learning to do them better...

The Math Student’s Manifesto

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Slip into your workout clothes and pump up those mental muscles with the Annual Mathematics Year Game Extravaganza!

2015 Mathematics Game

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Hit Me! (Integers Math Game) Build understanding of negative numbers with this family-favorite game.

Hit Me! (A Math Game)

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War: what is it good for? Printable cards for Trig and Logarithm War game from The Pai Intersect.

Age 12 ~ Geometric Drawing: These forms were created using a straight edge and compass and are based on different number patterns.

Complex Numbers and Story Time - John and Betty's Journey into Complex Numbers - Using "story time" in high school

Mrs. E Teaches Math: Complex Numbers and Story Time

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Capture/Recapture - Use proportions to show how math is used in real-life.

Algebra 2 Foldables Made By My Students: "Their assignment was to create 3 interactive notebook pages over 3 topics we studied this year. Please note that these were all produced by my students, and there are several small mistakes sprinkled throughout them. If I do this project again, I think I will have students submit a rough draft for me to review before they complete their final drafts...."

Math = Love: Algebra 2 Foldables Made By My Students

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ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS by zenpencils: Science All-Stars! Click through for details about each scientist.

152. ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS: The science all-stars poster

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Pondering Large Numbers: "Human intuition serves us well for the numbers we normally deal with from day to day, but it has a hard time with numbers outside our experi..."

Pondering Large Numbers

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Egyptian Geometry and Other Challenges: Would you like to study “the knowledge of all existing things and all obscure secrets”? That is how Scribe Ahmose (also translated Ahmes) de...

Egyptian Geometry and Other Challenges

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20 Mathematicians Who Changed The World: Unfortunately, mathematicians often get little recognition for their contributions to history. We're changing that right now...

20 Mathematicians Who Changed The World

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Graphing Polynomials Project: "Create your personal birthday polynomial. Use the digits of the month, day and 4 digit year of your birth – in order – as the coefficients of the polynomial..."

Mr Collins Mathematics Blog: Constructions resources using 'Comic Life' --- I love these guides to geometry constructions. So cool!

Angle Sum Theorem: It's not a rigorous proof, but it's a start. Helps students internalize the principle that the angles of a triangle = a straight line.

Teaching in Special Education: Angle Sum Theorem

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Interesting hands-on applied math problem.

Proofs without words: two algebraic identities about series. These are very beautiful with beads or other pretty counters. #MathWithoutWords

What a cool set of first-day activities! Designed for Algebra II, but could easily be adjusted for other classes.

Playing Uno - The combine like terms version - The fun thing - it actually worked! Here are the details, the cards I used ..

Game: Target Number (or 24). Shuffle the deck, and deal four cards face down to each player. (For larger target numbers, such as 48 or 100, deal five or six cards to eac...

Game: Target Number (or 24)

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An Ancient Typo: "This is probably the most famous image of Pascal’s Triangle in math history (Yang Hui’s triangle, from the 13th century). It was on the cove..."

The Linear Inequality Adventures of Ohio Jones: "So far, she’s enjoying it much more than the textbook lesson. It’s fascinating to me how the mere hint of fantasy adventure can change graph..."

The Linear Inequality Adventures of Ohio Jones

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A site that has EVERY 3D shape imaginable as a PDF so your kids can print, cut, fold and glue! Even lists the number of faces, edges, and vertices.

Pictures of Platonic Solids

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