Lessons for Meaning in Mathematics


The following is a set of lessons that have been used in various classroom. These lessons conform to the NCTM Standards in that they are founded in understanding through reasoning and applications to life.

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Place Value - Carry & Borrow Activities

1 - 3

1- 2

Blocks for Division & Algebra

1 - 3

1 - 2

Fractions by Common Experiences

1 - 5

1 - 2

Binary Numbers

1 - 5

1 - 2

Binary Decision Trees & Logical Efficiency

1 - 6

1 - 2

Binary (Digital) Displays

2 - 7

1 - 2

Drawing Stars & Polygons

1 - 6

1 - 2

Dice Games with two Winners

3 - 8

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Vectors and Maps

3 - 8

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Division by Zero
6 - 8
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Visualizing Factors on a Base 12 Chart

4 - 6

6

Negative Numbers Motivated by Measurement

5 - 8

7

Negative Numbers Motivated by Patterns

5 - 8

7

Negative Numbers Motivated by Knowns

5 - 9

7

Negative Times Negative

5 - 8

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Temperature demonstrates negatives and variables

5 - 8

7

Metric and Scientific Notation

5 - 8

7

Logarithms discovered through technology

5 - 8

7

Numeracy

8 - 12

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Structured Questioning

6 - 10

11
Statistics of Income
9 - 12
11

Values & social conscience

9 - 12

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Try my current challenge problems for High School Math Classes - reasoning about social and environmental issues.


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