This translating words into math card sort activity would be perfect for any of my middle school math groups or even my Algebra class! I love how they have to sort the terms into the correct categories! There's even differentiated instruction!!!
Here's a page for use with the book THE GREEDY TRIANGLE by Marilyn Burns. As the triangle changes its shape, students build each shape with marshmallows and toothpicks and record information about sides, angles, and vertices.
Blog post outlines 5 fun & fabulous Thanksgiving-themed STEM challenges that can be modified for use with grades 2-8. Follow the journey of the Pilgrims as they sail to America (Mini Mayflower), create shelter (Protect-a-Pilgrim), gather food (Pumpkin Picker), cultivate the land (Corn Cultivator), and make time for fun (Turkey Transporter).