Published Lessons

Lessons in this area of the site have been vetted and approved as model lessons. These lessons have been subjected to intense review, editing, revision and discussion. If you have an idea on how to improve, expand, or adapt a Published Lesson, you can still join the lesson group to share your ideas.

Scatter Plots: You’re the Network

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Students will use data to create scatterplots, draw lines of best fit, and discuss trends found in television show ratings and viewership. Students will calculate range, mean, mode, and median from a given set of data. Students will also interpret data to discuss how decisions are made using statistics and how the inclusion or exclusion of outliers may affect the interpretation of data.

Oklahoma C3/CCSS Recommended Resources

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In this download you will find links to resources for information regarding OK C3 standards and CCSS. These resources include detailed information about CCSS as well as practical resources for Authentic Implementation of OK C3 standards and CCSS.

Chicken Truck

Chicken Truck

Chicken trucks are known to transport thousands of live chickens. Students will use mathematical reasoning to calculate the number of chickens in a truck of known dimensions, given a photograph, which was taken while travelling I-40 in Oklahoma. Students will extend their understanding by writing a mathematical expression to solve for the number of chickens for a transport vehicle of any size.

Cat Fishin’

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This lesson integrates math and science using varied approaches to research. The research centers around the Mekong River Delta giant catfish and its population decline. Students will analyze data mathematically as well as using visual and verbal representations.

Wingin’ It

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In this lesson, students will experiment with paper helicopters. Students will manipulate the helicopters by changing wing length and helicopter mass, to discover the optimal wing length for their flying apparatus. Students will measure the flying time for their helicopters.

Student will then analyze their data by creating a class scatter plot graph. Students will utilize a line of best fit to develop a Wing length to weight ratio to predict the optimum wing length for any given body weight. Students will then apply this concept to various bird species.

Are We Golden?

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In this lesson students explore the Fibonacci Number Sequence and the Golden Ratio and how they relate to the world around us. Students will discover how the Golden Ratio exists in the human body and how we have more in common than we think due to the proportions that exist in our body structure. This lesson is designed to pair with What is Beauty? as a Math/Science/Art Interdisciplinary Lesson.

Prime Time

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This lesson builds a conceptual understanding of prime and composite numbers through arrays, leading to a clearer understanding of Greatest Common Factors, Least Common Multiples and reduced fractions.

Cumbersome Cubes

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Students build a 5″ x 5″ x 5″ cube and explore its properties and reason their way through the development of two distinct cubes that represent “half” of the size of the original cube.

Caffeine Crush

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Students explore their pulse at 5 seconds, 15 seconds, and 60 seconds and attempts to answer the question of whether caffeine affects the heart rate. With freedom to represent their data, students produce a wide range of products.

Love is in the Air PSA

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This lesson is designed to be used as a school-wide thematic unit or by individual content areas. Students engage in a specific topic related to love and create a poster or other Public Service Announcement (PSA) to tell the story of love within that topic

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