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#### Algebra: Aw Chute!

PBSAdd to list DetailsIn this math lesson, learners determine and compare the rate of descent of various learner-constructed parachutes. Learners construct parachutes that will have maximum hang times. Learners then...

#### Number Systems and Number Theory: Factor Game

PBSAdd to list DetailsIn this math lesson, learners play a game to identify the properties of prime, composite, abundant, deficient and perfect numbers. Learners use a game board comprised of the numbers from 1 to 30...

#### Measurement: How Many Noses Are in Your Arm?

PBSAdd to list DetailsIn this math lesson, learners apply the concepts of ratio and proportion to determine the length of the Statue of Liberty's torch-bearing arm. Learners use chart paper, string, and rulers to...

#### Statistics: Wet Heads

PBSAdd to list DetailsIn this math lesson, learners learn how to construct stem and leaf plots. Learners first estimate the number of drops of water that will fit on the head of a penny. Learners write their guesses on...

#### Computation and Estimation: Roll Out The Barrel

PBSAdd to list DetailsIn this math lesson, learners apply mathematical modeling to solve a real-world storage problem, in which a manufacturing company is given two options for storing oil barrels. These options include...

#### Geometry: Tiling the Plaza

PBSAdd to list DetailsIn this math lesson, learners arrange pattern blocks to create tessellations and to explore geometric patterns. Learners first explore making patterns with a variety of pattern blocks. They next...

#### Statistics: Whirlybirds

PBSAdd to list DetailsIn this math lesson, learners measure, predict and determine the frequency of an event as it relates to how close Whirlybirds land to a target. In this simulation of a parachute jump competition,...

#### Solving Linear Equations: The Yo-Yo Problem

PBSAdd to list DetailsIn this math lesson, learners explore linear patterns, write a pattern in symbolic form, and solve linear equations using algebra tiles, symbolic manipulation, and a graphing calculator. The lesson...

#### Polynomial and Rational Functions: Building Boxes

PBSAdd to list DetailsIn this math lesson, learners explore polynomial and rational function patterns. Learners investigate the relationships between the x-intercepts, factors, and roots of polynomial functions using a...

#### Quadratic Functions: Toothpicks and Transformations

PBSAdd to list DetailsIn this math lesson, learners explore transformations and quadratic functions through toothpick patterns. Learners examine the mathematical pattern that emerges as they build a geometric design...