Mathematically proficient students make sense of quantities and their relationships in problem situations. They bring two complementary abilities to bear on problems involving quantitative relationships: the ability to decontextualize—to abstract a given situation and represent it symbolically and manipulate the representing symbols as if they have a life of their own, without necessarily attending to their referents—and the ability to contextualize, to pause as needed during the manipulation process in order to probe into the referents for the symbols involved. Quantitative reasoning entails habits of creating a coherent representation of the problem at hand; considering the units involved; attending to the meaning of quantities, not just how to compute them; and knowing and flexibly using different properties of operations and objects.

Newscast Lesson Plan

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Students use JavaScript to create a scrolling news headline to correspond with a video....

Meme Lesson Plan

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Students embellish a video with graphics and text.  ...

Locate an Earthquake’s Epicenter Lesson Plan: Earthquake Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students play the Earthquake Game, a simulation game that challenges them to find the epicenter of an earthquake and identify when and how powerfully it ...

How Far Can it Fly? Lesson Plan: Hot Air Balloon

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students play Hot Air Balloon, a simulation game that challenges students to use their knowledge of buoyancy and gravity to keep a hot air balloon flying...

Magnetism Lesson Plan: Magnet Hunt!

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students play Magnet Hunt, a game that invites students to use their knowledge of magnets and magnetic fields as well as a toolbox filled with compasses,...

Sequence of Events in Nitrogen Cycle Lesson Plan: Nitrogen Cycle Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students play the Nitrogen Cycle Game which challenges them to figure out the sequence or cycle in which nitrogen atoms move through the world--in soil, ...

Amplitude, Offset, Wavelength and Frequency Lesson Plan: Wave Combinator

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students play Wave Combinator, a simulation game that invites them to explore how waves interact. Through play, students explore and deepen their underst...

Fractions Lesson Plan: Satisfraction

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-5, students play Satisfraction, a game that challenges students to explore fractions by comparing fractional amounts. ...

Math Skills Lesson Plan: It’s All Fun and Games

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In this math skills lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students work collaboratively to research selected math skills. Students then create, play, and assess a math game that is designed...