### Subtracting Integers Race Game

In the middle school setting I have had the privilege of teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Over the years, I have noticed my students consistently struggling with integer operations, regardless of the age. When students are learning skills in their current math class, they continue to get  frustrated with the mistakes they make…

### Beetleblocks: A STEAM Coding and 3D Printing Lesson

This week’s vlog uses an amazing 3D environment called Beetleblocks!  It will give you an experience of coding in a geometry mindset to help your students better understand the structure of 3D solids.  An amazing STEAM lesson that you and your students will LOVE 🙂 Extensions: 1) Modify your Code to create an N-gon Prism! …

### Find My Area: Scratch

Emphasis: Geometry and Measurement Creator: Ashley Tewes     Twitter: @ashleyanntewes Students will create a program that will find the area of different polygons; such as square, rectangle, triangle, rhombus, and trapezoid. View Lesson Here

### Find My Area

This week’s primary lesson focuses calculating areas of different polygons. Students will create a program that will find the area of a square, rectangle, triangle, rhombus, and trapezoid. This lesson is easily adaptable to using only a few of the mentioned shapes or using many more. Want to learn how to create this program. Check…

### Grasping Gravity: Scratch

Emphasis: Algebra Creator: Mike Larson     Twitter: @boundsofoutmath To see the math behind gravity and be able to accurately model it using algebraic variables in Scratch.  Students should be able to explain the connection between quadratics and the rate of change in a falling object. View Lesson Here

### Grasping Gravity

I’m sure you’ve spent some time in your math classroom talking about ways to explore the math behind different real world phenomena.  We often just refer to it as “mathematical modeling”, and it really can help students make sense of the ideas they’re studying.  For example, I watched the Ted Talk from Pixar’s Tony DeRose back…

### Positive Exponent Calculator

This week’s primary and secondary lesson focuses on computing positive exponents when given a base and an exponent. This program can be used to strengthen understanding of exponents as well as learning to create a custom function in Scratch. Functions are used by computer programmers and math students all of the time! Want to learn…

### Positive Exponent Calculator: Scratch

Emphasis: Number and Operation Creator: Ashley Tewes     Twitter: @ashleyanntewes Calculate any positive exponent given the base and exponent. View Lesson Here

### Scrolling Through Summation: Scratch

Emphasis: Data Creator: Mike Larson     Twitter: @boundsofoutmath Students will use lists and indexes as a strategy for summation to be used in a variety of  settings including averaging, standard deviation and calculating z-scores in lessons related to statistics. View Lesson Here

### Scrolling Through Summation

This week’s high school lesson focuses on using lists and indexes in Scratch as a strategy to calculate summation in common statistics including average, standard deviation, z-scores, and more!  If you teach algebra, algebra II, or statistics this lesson will surely strengthen student understanding of these descriptive statistics while also glancing into a strategy commonly…