# Middle School Lesson Plans

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The Ratio of Circumference to Diameter: Students measure the circumference and diameter of circular objects. They calculate the ratio of circumference to diameter for each object in an attempt to identify the value of pi and the circumference formula.

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Distributing and Factoring Using Area: In this lesson, expressions representing area of a rectangle are used to enhance understanding of the distributive property. The concept of area of a rectangle can provide a visual tool for students to factor monomials from expressions.

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#### Distributing and Factoring Using Area

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Classic Middle-Grades Problems for the Classroom: This lesson presents two classic problems (Mangoes Problem and Sailors and Coconuts) that can be represented and solved in several different ways. Middle-grades students work in groups on the problems to promote communication of mathematical ideas, and a variety of classroom solution attempts are described.

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#### Classic Middle-Grades Problems for the Classroom | Grades 6-8 | This lesson presents two classic problems (Mangoes Problem and Sailors and Coconuts) that can be represented and solved in several different ways.

#### Two classic problems (Mangoes Problem and Sailors and Coconuts) are represented and solved in several different ways. Middle-grades students can work in groups on the problems to promote communication of mathematical ideas, and a variety of classroom solution attempts are described. What strategies will your students use to solve these problems? Find out and let us know!

#### Mango Problem & soldiers and coconuts problem- Problem solving in groups

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Measuring Up: This 7-lesson unit explores the concepts of proportional reasoning, ratio, and indirect measurement. Students engage in a variety of activities that involve taking their own measurements, exploring different ratios, and examining similar figures. Students convert measurements into customary and metric units. These activities immerse students in problem solving, reasoning, and making connections to real-life situations.

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#### Capacity @JÃ² in Wonderland -- I just did the big G with the Qs, Ps, and Cs, inside :) (not the "gallon man" body). The kids learned to write it on the top of their tests/homework from memory and then refer to it as needed

#### Liquid Equivalents | Gallon man with visual activity sheet, and quiz sheet | for use with Classical Conversations | Week 13 Cycle 1, 2, 3

#### I love the story that goes with this gallon man... In the Kingdom of Gallon, there were 4 Queens. Each Queen had a Prince and a Princess. Each Prince had 2 cats and each Princess had 2 cats.

#### I use this in my classroom every year but I call it 'the big G' not the Gallon Man. It is less time consuming to construct and the kids really like it.

#### gallon kingdom (4 queens, each queen with two princes, each prince with 4 children); spin on the Gallon Man idea for capacity

#### Discovering Gallon Man: Students experiment with units of liquid measure used in the customary system of measurement. They practice making volume conversions in the customary system.

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Grid & Percent It: In this lesson, students use a 10 × 10 grid as a model for solving various types of percent problems. This model offers a means of representing the given information as well as suggesting different approaches for finding a solution.

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#### Grid Percent It: In this lesson, students use a 10 Ã— 10 grid as a model for solving various types of percent problems. This model offers a means of representing the given information as well as suggesting different approaches for finding a solution.

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Area Formulas: In this 4-lesson unit, students use the area formula for a rectangle to discover the area formulas for triangles, parallelograms, and trapezoids. Students also consider irregular figures whose areas can be determined by estimation or decomposition.

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#### area of triangles lesson sequences, ways to 'teach' and explain to students about the formula to work out area of a triangle, 1/2 base x height and why it is '1/2'.

#### Area Formulas: In this lesson, students develop the area formula for a triangle. Students find the area of rectangles and squares, and compare them to the areas of triangles derived from the original shape.

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### Discovering the Area Formula for Triangles

Math Vocabulary Bingo: This lesson provides students an opportunity to assess their understanding of mathematical vocabulary as they relate to key concepts from the five content areas. Through the use of a familiar game format, Bingo, students will identify numbers 0‑75 that correspond to mathematical descriptions from math vocabulary clue cards.

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Sorting Polygons: Students identify and classify polygons according to various attributes. They then sort the polygons in Venn Diagrams, according to these attributes. Extensions to fundamental ideas about probability and statistics are also included.

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#### Sorting Polygons Activity- For older students, sort by degrees

#### Sorting Polygons according to attributes using a venn diagram

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#### sorting polygons : )

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Barbie Bungee: The consideration of cord length is very important in a bungee jump—too short, and the jumper doesn’t get much of a thrill; too long, and ouch! In this lesson, students model a bungee jump using a Barbie® doll and rubber bands. The distance to which the doll will fall is directly proportional to the number of rubber bands, so this context is used to examine linear functions.

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#### Simplifying Radicals: Barbie Bungee Jumping.....not really sure what it has to do with simplifying radicals, but would make for a good/fun rounding lesson....

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#### Can associate bungee jumping with inequalities

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The Game of SKUNK: In this lesson, students practice decision-making skills leading to a better understanding of choice versus chance and building the foundation of mathematical probability.

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#### The Game of SKUNK. Best game ever. My students love this.

#### The Game of SKUNK. Love this game for my kids!

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Order of Operations Bingo: Instead of calling numbers to play Bingo, you call (and write) expressions to be evaluated for the numbers on the Bingo cards. The operations in this lesson are addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. None of the expressions contain exponents.

## Order of Operations Bingo