# 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.

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Fun trig challenge puzzle.

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#### Trigonometry Pile Up! | Great Maths Teaching Ideas <<--- whoever named this clearly must have been drunk. This is TORTURE.

#### Trigonometry Pile Up! | Great Maths Teaching Ideas Maybe change for Pythagorean Theorem

#### Trigonometry Pile Up! | Great Maths Teaching Ideas might just do this for fun...

#### for MamaPat to read 1st-Trigonometry Pile Up! | Great Maths Teaching Ideas

#### Clearly a math nerd because I really want to solve this...

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Math activities you can do with a handful of pennies.

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High school math teacher Chris Rime has done it again. Check out his November 2015 printable math calendars for Algebra 1 (in English or Spanish), Algebra 2, and Geometry students. Enjoy! Things to...

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Ms. Milleson's 7th Grade Blog: Capture/Recapture - Proportions Math Activity

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Pre-Algebra Road Trip Project to practice rates and proportions

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#### Fun idea! Have your students plan a road trip, lots of math skills integrated. Math = Love: Pre-Algebra Road Trip Project

#### Math proportion road trip project... awesome

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#### Road trip project using proportions

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great activity teaching rations and proportions plus useful link to Dan Meyer's Three Act Math Tasks which is a collection of creative real-world math problems supported by videos (math centre enrichment?) | math problem-solving

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#### 8th Grade Math Proportions. How much sugar is in each drink? I would use this ideas as a project. The students would pick four similar foods and compare their sugar content with graphs.

#### Proportion Activity using juice and soda - This is a math lesson about proportions so would be good for interdisciplinary instruction

#### Perfect for proportions! Math = Love: Sugar Packets and Proportions- This is as real as it gets for kids.

#### Middle School Math = Love: Sugar Packets and Proportions. Check out Dan Meyer's 3 act Math tasks....did a version of this and loved it!!

#### Middle School Math = Love: Sugar Packets and Proportions. Check out Dan Meyer's 3 act Math tasks

#### Math = Love: Sugar Packets and Proportions- This is as real as it gets for kids.

#### Great Math lesson for Middle school Math = Love: Sugar Packets and Proportions

#### Math = Love: Sugar Packets and Proportions 3 Act Lesson -- Dan Meyers

#### Proportion Activity using juice and soda - math ideas

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7 Trigonometry gifs. MIND = BLOWN.

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#### GIFs That Explain Mathematical Concepts: Visualizing sine (red) on the Y axis and cosine (blue) on the X axis. The relative position of the circle is shown in black:

#### Visualizing sine (red) on the Y axis and cosine (blue) on the X axis. The relative position of the circle is shown in black --- 21 GIFs That Explain Mathematical Concepts | IFLScience

#### 7 Animated GIFs That Will Help You Understand Trigonometry // businessinsider.com. SO COOL

#### 7 Animated GIFs That Will Make You Instantly Understand Trigonometry circle sin cosine gif

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#### 21 Math GIFs that explain hard-to-visualize concepts in the very best way <3 | IFLScience

#### 7 animated GIFs that explain Trigonometry. MIND = BLOWN.

#### helix and two sine waves

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A delightful little HTML5 puzzle game that takes a few seconds to take off and a few hours to beat. Playable right in the browser, including mobile,

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#### "A little HTML5 puzzle game that takes a few seconds to take off and a few hours to beat. Playable right in the browser, including mobile."

#### Puzzle extraordinaire.

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The Last Block game - with pattern blocks. Make your own game boards using triangle graph paper.

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#### Pattern block ideas: building hexagons, building triangles, ask how many triangles are in a hexagon/trapezoid/rhombus, take turns putting a block down and try to leave the other person unable to make another move, play with pattern block dice, fill in larger hectagons...

#### Excellent page for working with pattern blocks. All of these are on my list to do.

#### I have not checked the source out......................The Last Block game

#### The Last Block game - Variation: largest fraction of the board wins

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#### FREE templates for working with pattern blocks.

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Invent a new sequence. Give it a name. Iâ€™d love to hear how you explain it!

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#### Think about the different types of learners in your classroom and focus on lessons for teaching math fact fluency with activities that appeal to everyone.

#### @barbalona I don't know if this is the same article you read, but it says the same stuff about taking a break from learning every hour.

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#### How To Find Math Worksheets - And Make Them Fun! http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-use-math-worksheets?utm_source=social&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=pinterest

#### Est-ce que le stÃ©rÃ©otype : Â« Les garÃ§ons sont bons en maths et les filles en franÃ§ais Â» a un impact sur la rÃ©ussite scolaire et le choix de carriÃ¨re des jeunes? - http://rire.ctreq.qc.ca/2014/02/filles_garcons_maths/

#### Ohioâ€™s Common Core-based tests for math and English language arts could soon face their end.

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Building Linear Functions - Authentic Math Task Lesson Reflection good for algebra 1 or algebra 2

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#### HSF.BF.A.1 Building Linear Functions - Authentic Math Task Lesson Reflection Great blog post for a real world connection to linear functions. - this was amazing

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How can we divide it evenly, so we each get a fair share? How big is your piece?

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Math game and logic puzzle from Henry Dudeneyâ€™s classic book, The Canterbury Puzzles.

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#### 31-Game Math Concepts: addition to thirty-one, thinking ahead. Players: best for two. Equipment: one deck of math cards. How to Play Lay out the ace to six of each suit in a row, face up and not overlapping, one suit above another. You will have one column of four aces, a column of four twos, and so onâ€Œâ€”â€Œsix columns in all. The first player flips a card upside down and says its number value. Players alternate, each time turning down one card, mentally adding its value to the running total, and saying the new sum out loud. The player who exactly reaches thirty-one, or who forces the next player to go over that sum, wins the game.

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Real world problems. Great example...how many movies can you see in one day, justify answer with viable argument.

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#### middle or high school math lessons as real world problems. Great example...how many movies can you see in one day, justify answer with viable argument.

#### Secondary Math: I highly recommend spending a chunk of time looking through the lessons. They are amazing! All lessons use common core standards with real world problems. Great example...how many movies can you see in one day, justify answer with viable argument.

#### If you teach middle or high school math - All lessons use common core standards with real world problems. Great example...how many movies can you see in one day, justify answer with viable argument.

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April 2015 Math Calendar: Each date is a math puzzle.

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Memorizing area formulas is a rite of passage for adolescents. Itâ€™s fun and usefulâ€”you know, like acne...

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

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

#### This website is a blog with a few lesson ideas that use formative assessments. The lessons are about quadratics, inequalities, circles, etc. Perfect ideas for a math teacher. #formativeassessment #lesson #ideas #math

#### The Secondary Classroom can be fun too.....: Formative Assessment Lessons - They are more fun than they sound! This would be a great review activity for Math II

#### Click on the picture and takes you to several worksheets. The Secondary Classroom can be fun too.....: Formative Assessment Lessons - They are more fun than they sound!

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#### The Secondary Classroom can be fun too.....: Formative Assessment Lessons

#### This website has project ideas for all of secondary math.

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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...

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#### Math Manifesto - inspiring ideas to challenge those who are not afraid of math concepts, but curious and wanting to know more. I especially love : "I ask q's to clarify things I don't understand." If you hate math, but love Brenee Brown. This manifesto is for you.

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

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### 2015 Mathematics Game

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

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#### Hit Me! (A Math Game) One player (the dealer) shuffles the math cards and deals one card face down for each player, beginning with the player on his left and proc...

#### Math Game Instructions: Hit me. Practices addition, subtraction, negative numbers, mental math, absolute value

#### Hit Me! (A Math Game) like 21, each player gets one card face down, peeks at their card, then decides if they want to hit, or stay. black cards are added to your sum, red cards are subtracted. try to get the highest score in 4 hits or less.

#### Photo by paparutzi. Math concepts: addition, subtraction, negative numbers, mental math, absolute value Number of players: any number Equipment: math cards (two decks may be needed for a large grou...

#### Hit Me! (Not a game of cats hitting cats, but a card game which sneakily reinforces mental math.)

#### Hit Me! (A Math Game) similar to blackjack but you try to get as close to zero as possible

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

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

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#### Age 12 ~ Geometric Drawing ~ Six Division of Circle ~ Discovering Hexagon ~ main lesson book

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

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

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#### Ms. Milleson's 7th Grade Blog: Capture/Recapture - Proportions Math Activity

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...."