Mathematically proficient students try to communicate precisely to others. They try to use clear definitions in discussion with others and in their own reasoning. They state the meaning of the symbols they choose, including using the equal sign consistently and appropriately. They are careful about specifying units of measure, and labeling axes to clarify the correspondence with quantities in a problem. They calculate accurately and efficiently, express numerical answers with a degree of precision appropriate for the problem context. In the elementary grades, students give carefully formulated explanations to each other. By the time they reach high school they have learned to examine claims and make explicit use of definitions.

Computer Coding Lesson Plan: Creative Coding

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about topics related to computer coding. Then they’ll show what they know about the topic by completing one...

Digital Citizenship Creative Coding Lesson Plan

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Students show what they know by coding a project....

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.  ...

Syntax Lesson Plan — CodeCombat: Ogre Encounter

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, features the game CodeCombat: Ogre Encounter, in which players use computational thinking and computer programming to solve puzzles  framed as mazes. The...

Mathematical Thinking Lesson Plan: Wuzzit Trouble Game

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In this mathematical-thinking lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, students play Wuzzit Trouble, a game that playfully challenges students to solve fun puzzles, while seamlessly developing mathemati...

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...