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Measurement: How Many Noses Are in Your Arm?Add to list Details
In this math lesson, learners apply the concepts of ratio and proportion to determine the length of the Statue of Liberty's torch-bearing arm.
A Recipe for Air
Learners use M&Ms® (or any other multi-color, equally-sized small candy or pieces) to create a pie graph that expresses the composition of air.
Construction and Destruction
In this three/four-day lesson, learners calculate perimeters and areas and draw the castle plan to scale.
Proportionality: The X-Plane Generation
In this activity, learners build a 1:140 "scale model" of NASA's X-33 Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) Technology Demonstrator, and investigate how the model dimensions compare to the real vehicle.
Animals are Amazing!
In this activity, learners use measurement concepts to make models of what their body parts might look like if they were a snake or a chameleon.
Bianca's Body Math
In this Cyberchase activity, learners use math to explore how parts of the body are proportional.
Giant Museum: Create a Scale ModelAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners will predict the size of a giant scale model of a comb or other rectangular object, then make one. If you tripled the size of a dollar bill, could you sit on it?
Mystery Jars: Estimate ContentsAdd to list Details
This activity puts a mathematical twist on the familiar “guessing jar.” No guesses allowed, estimates only.
Clay Beams and Columns
In this activity, learners make or use pre-made clay beams to scale and proportion. Specifically, they discover that when you scale up proportionally (i.e.
Mapping the Classroom
In this activity, learners discover the importance of maps and scale as they work together to create a map of the classroom.
What Color is Your Air Today?
Learners develop awareness and understanding of the daily air quality using the Air Quality Index (AQI) listed in the newspaper or online.
Catch the BeatAdd to list Details
This is an activity about music, movement, and math. Learners will start a rhythm pattern with 2, 3, or 4 beats. For instance, tap your foot, jump, clap, repeat.
Double or MoreAdd to list Details
Choose a recipe to double (or triple, quadruple, or halve). Show everyone the recipe and engage them in figuring out: How much will we need to increase the recipe to feed everyone?
Three Bean Salads
This game teaches ratio and proportion by having learners make "salads" that combine three types of beans in different combinations.
Statistics: Something FishyAdd to list Details
In this math lesson, learners apply the concepts of ratio and proportion to the capture-recapture statistical procedure.
Read the Label: Nutrition and PercentageAdd to list Details
This activity combines learning about nutrition, math of measurement and proportion, and healthy eating. Start by distributing food packages with Nutrition Facts labeled.