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…

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…

Central Tendency

Project Goal: Given a data set, this program should calculate the mean, median, and mode of the data.   Standard: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5.C Giving quantitative measures of center (median and/or mean) and variability (interquartile range and/or mean absolute deviation), as well as describing any overall pattern and any striking deviations from the overall pattern with reference to…

Two-Step Equation Solver

How can you spice up your solving equations unit, all while creating a deeper understanding of the mathematics? Want to add a project that will allow for computational thinking development and enhances understanding of solving equations at the same time? The Goal Try out our two-step equation solver lesson and allow students to experience math…