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…

Central Tendency: Scratch

Emphasis: Number and Operation Creator: Brian Aspinall      Twitter: @mraspinall Given a data set, this program should calculate the mean, median, and mode of the data. View Lesson Here

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…

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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…