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Fractions with Multi-Step Problems

Students will be able to work collaboratively while baking to find the least common multiples of fractions with unlike denominators and create equivalent fractions, then add or subtract.

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Mission Possible—The Hierarchy of Polygons

The students participated in three missions that required them to independently classify two-dimensional quadrilaterals in a hierarchy of sets and subsets using a graphic organizer based on their attributes and properties.

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Courts of Measure

Students will use measurement tools to measure the dimensions of the basketball court and calculate the area of the court.

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Trip to the Theme Park

Students will work on a real-world based project in class involving multiplication of decimals requiring budgeting skills.

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Dividing Fractions

Students will model dividing unit fractions and whole numbers.

**Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Related to the Unit**

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Give a Hoot . . . Fraction Scoot

Students will add and subtract unlike denominators using pictorial models and manipulatives. During the lesson, they will use both group and independent work to build confidence as they use a variety of formative assessments to check for understanding. The final activity in the lesson has both application of the concepts being taught and a personal reflection of understanding.

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Finding Common Denominators

Students will work collaboratively to explore and sketch solutions to real-world addition problems involving fractions with unlike denominators. Students will be given the opportunity to use manipulatives and participate in group discussions to reflect on their learning.

**Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Vertical Alignment**

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Young Architects

Students will explore area by finding square footage of the “dream home” they designed. They will use any method with which they feel confident, using skills that have been previously taught.

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Analyzing Bar Graphs: Candy Machines

Working in groups, students will examine a bag of candy to determine if the machine that bags the candy is working properly. They will organize data on the colors of the candy in a frequency table and a bar graph. They will calculate the fraction of each color in the bag and compare the fractions to a quota set up by the factory to determine if the machine needs maintenance. Students will create a report about their findings, write a question that requires students to interpret data represented in a bar graph, and reflect in their journals.

**Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Vertical Alignment**

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Solving Rational Equations

Students will discuss and formulate an equation to solve an engaging real-world problem. They will use manipulatives to describe how to find the common denominator they need to solve the equation. They will break up into groups and solve for a more complicated problem.

**Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Vertical Alignment**

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Particular Polygons

Students will be able to classify 2D figures by analyzing their attributes.

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Interactive Math Glossary

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TXRCFP: Texas Response to Curriculum Focal Points for K-8 Mathematics Revised 2013

The Texas Response to Curriculum Focal Points Revised 2013 was created from the 2012 revision of the TEKS as a guide for implementation of effective mathematics instruction by identifying critical areas of content at each grade level.

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Vertical Alignment Charts for Revised Mathematics TEKS

This resource provides vertical alignment charts for the revised mathematics TEKS.

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Modeling the Volume of a Rectangular Prism

This activity provides an opportunity for students to model the volume of a rectangular prism and make connections to the formula, *V*=*l* ´ *w* ´* h*.

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Explain Your Thinking!

**Students will use numberless and numbered logic problems as well as a rubric to practice self-reflection and justify their thinking.**

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6.08 Bonus Video: Law of Sines—The Ambiguous Case

The Law of Sines can be used to solve for sides and angles of oblique triangles. However, in some cases more than one triangle may satisfy the given conditions. We refer to this as an ambiguous case.

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Mathematics TEKS: Supporting Information

This resource presents supporting information of the mathematics TEKS for Kindergarten through Grade 12.

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2.07 Lurking and Confounding Variables

In this video, students learn the difference between lurking and confounding variables and how they affect results.

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2.08 Generalizability of Results and Conclusions

In this video, students learn how to interpret results and draw conclusions based on them.