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Solving Equations and Inequalities

Students will be divided into four groups and work on their assigned task to become an expert. They will match vocabulary terms with definitions and examples, use the “Pass the Pen” strategy to create and solve equations or inequalities, or write a real-world problem for an equation given. The experts will then teach these concepts to their peers.

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Perfectly Proportional Percents

Students will collaborate to explain verbally how to solve percent proportions and scaling while showing their thinking.

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Wrap It Up! Lateral Area and Surface Area of Prisms

Students will be given a net to calculate how much material it would take to cover the surface.

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Teacher2Teacher Math Video Series

This resource contain links to video resources that demonstrate strategies for teaching mathematics concepts.

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Drawing Conclusions about Three-Dimensional Figures from Nets

Given a net for a three-dimensional figure, the student will make conjectures and draw conclusions about the three-dimensional figure formed by the given net.

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Converting Between Measurement Systems

Given a real-world situation with measurements in either metric/SI or customary units, the student will solve a problem requiring them to convert from one system to the other.

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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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Exploring the Ratio of Circumference to Diameter

This activity provides an opportunity for students to explore the ratio of the circumference of its circle to the length of its diameter in order to generalize the ratio for pi.

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Area of Triangles, Parallelograms, and Trapezoids

These activities provide an opportunity for students to explore the area formulas for triangles, trapezoids, and parallelograms.

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Recognizing Misuses of Graphical or Numerical Information

Given a problem situation, the student will analyze data presented in graphical or tabular form by evaluating the predictions and conclusions based on the information given.

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Evaluating Methods of Sampling from a Set of Data

Given a problem situation, the student will evaluate a method of sampling to determine the validity of an inference made from the set of data.

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Using Multiplication by a Constant Factor

Given problems involving proportional relationships, the student will use multiplication by a constant factor to solve the problems.

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Predicting, Finding, and Justifying Data from a Table

Given data in table form, the student will use the data table to interpret solutions to problems.

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Predicting, Finding, and Justifying Data from Verbal Descriptions

Given data in a verbal description, the student will use equations and tables to solve and interpret solutions to problems.

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Equations: Vertical Alignment Discussion

Discussing the best way to help students understand the process of solving an equation.

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Comparing Box Plots and Dot Plots

This lesson is a 90-minute lesson that can be delivered in one block or split into two 45 minute lessons. The first part of the lesson engages students in a notice/wonder activity that is designed to help students begin to question how data is represented in box plots and dot plots. The second part of the lesson is designed for students to compare data in box plots and dot plots and identify truths and untruths about the representations.

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Exploring Probability with Independent Events

Given a problem situation, students will use experimental data or theoretical probability to make predictions and determine solutions to situations involving independent events.

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Making Inferences and Convincing Arguments about Samples and Populations

Given problem situations that include given or collected data, the student will analyze the data and make inferences and convincing arguments based on the data.