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Card Sort1-12NCTM PtAPD⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Various grade level card sorts and NCTM Principles to Actions
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Success, Challenges, Advice1-12Reflection in PDPD⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐PD reflection for teachers
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Shaded Rectangles1-12FractionsPolygraph⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Practice academic language around visual fractions
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Connect1-12PuzzlePuzzle⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Puzzle Fawn Nguyen shared with me
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Counting Dots1-12Active ListeningPD⭐⭐PD screens for active listening
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3x31-12Logic puzzlePuzzle⭐⭐⭐Puzzle inspired by a toy
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Low-Tech Polygraph: Fractions1-12FractionsPolygraph⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Play Polygraph without devices! Directions found here
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Estimation 180 Bins1-12
Histogram Bins for E180
Calculator⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Collect student estimates in bins. Directions here
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Productive Struggle1-12
Reflect on productive struggle
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Take actionable steps that support students with productive struggle. Blog post here.
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10 Minutes of Bust1-12
tutorial: make a card sort
PD⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Learn how to make a card sort in 10 minutes or less.
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Get Close to Me3-6Rounding decimalsActivity⭐⭐⭐Rounding decimals
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Equivalent Fractions4-6Equivalent FractionsActivity⭐⭐⭐⭐Compare, group, identify, and create equivalent fractions.
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Fractions Point Collector4-10Equivalent FractionsActivity⭐⭐⭐
Collect points by shading fractions, then compare equivalent fractions.
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Wolves and Sheep4-12Logic puzzlePuzzle⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Puzzle Fawn Nguyen shared with me
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Combine Like Terms6-7Combine like termsActivity⭐⭐⭐Practice combining like terms
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Ordering Rationals6-7
Order rational numbers
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Ordering positive/negative fractions & decimals on a number line
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Inequalities6-7
Single variable inequalities
Activity⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Writing and graphing inequalities using one number line
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Data Displays6-7Histogram, Line PlotsActivity⭐⭐⭐⭐Represent data using histograms and line plots
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Box Plots - Pockets6-7Box plotsActivity⭐⭐⭐Gather data from your class and use it
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Box Plots - Sports Teams6-7Box plotsActivity⭐⭐⭐Organize statistics from sports teams
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Visual Ratios6-7RatiosActivity⭐⭐⭐Explore some ideas about ratios using visuals
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Ordering Integers6-7Order integersActivity⭐⭐Use a number line to order integers and absolute value
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Math 7 Integers6-7Practice - AssessmentActivity⭐⭐Practice integers (on a number line)
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Super Bear (3-Act)6-7
ratios, proportions, unit rate
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Ratios, unit rate, proportional reasoning, constant of proportionality. Inspired by Dan Meyer.
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Multiply Integers6-8Multiply IntegersActivity⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐yes
Visual representations of multiplying integers on a number line
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5 In a Row: Integer Game6-8Add/Subtract IntegersActivity⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Integer game inspired by Geoff Dean
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Integer Game6-8Add/Subtract IntegersActivity⭐⭐⭐
Use an integer game board to practice adding/subtracting integers
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Zombie Apocalypse6-8Vert/Horiz DistanceActivity⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
A game for practicing vertical & horizontal distances in a coordinate plane. Credit: Nathan Kraft
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Whole Numbers & Integers [clothesline]
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whole numbers, integers, distance
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Place and space whole numbers and integers; numerical relationships, distance, addition/subtraction.
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Learn Desmos Activity Builder 6-8
6-8Learn Desmos AB 6-8PD⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Go behind the scenes to learn features of Desmos Activity Builder for grades 6-8
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Distributive Property7-8Distributive PropertyActivity⭐⭐⭐⭐
Visual representations of the distributive property on a number line
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Shady Lines7-9Linear InequalitiesPolygraph⭐⭐Discuss academic language around linear inequalities
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Visual Patterns [snapshot]7-10
Patterns collection [small]
Activity⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Linear & quadratic visual patterns
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Visual Patterns Tribute7-12Patterns collectionActivity⭐⭐⭐⭐Plenty of visual patterns (see snapshot if this is overload)
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Scientific Notation8-9Scientific NotationActivity⭐⭐⭐
Practice questions & card sort using scientific notation to represent contexts
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Bivariate Data8-9Practice - AssessmentActivity⭐⭐Practice questions around bivariate data
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Math 8 Equations8-9Practice - AssessmentActivity⭐⭐
Formative assessment practice questions around equations
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Math 8 Exponents8-9Practice - AssessmentActivity⭐⭐
Formative assessment practice questions around exponents
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Math 8 Functions8-9Practice - AssessmentActivity⭐⭐Formative assessment practice questions linear functions
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Kung Fu Transversals8-10TransversalsActivity⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Logic activity with associating angle relationships with transversals
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Distance8-10
Distance in Coordinate plane
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Exploring the distance between two non-vertical/horizontal points in a coordinate plane
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Square Dance - Roots8-10Square RootsActivity⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐yes
Rational (perfect squares) and Irrational (non-perfect squares) numbers
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Des-moji8-10RecreateActivity⭐⭐⭐⭐
Practice linear functions and domain/range restrictions by creating an emoji
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Translations8-10TranslationsActivity⭐⭐⭐⭐Translate a figure in a coordinate plane
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Dilations8-10DilationsActivity⭐⭐⭐Dilate a figure in a coordinate plane
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Rotations8-10RotationsActivity⭐⭐⭐Rotate a figure in a coordinate plane
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Linear Functions/Tables8-10
Practice linear functions
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Practice linear function relationships of tables, equations, and graphs
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Estimation 180: Basketball8-10Graphing StoriesActivity⭐⭐⭐Graphing stories using an Estimation 180 task
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Winking Boy8-10RecreateActivity⭐⭐
Recreate an image using linear functions with domain/range constraints
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Slope-Intercept8-10
Practice slope-intercept
Activity⭐⭐Practice identifying slope and y-intercept of a line
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Ramps8-10SlopePolygraphDiscuss academic language around slope
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Math 8 Pythagorean8-10Practice - AssessmentActivity⭐⭐
Formative assessment practice questions around pythagorean theorem
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Styrofoam Cups (3-Act)8-10
linear functions, discrete
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Linear functions activity housed inside desmos. Inspired by this task.
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Linear Systems8-11
Linear Systems practice
Activity⭐⭐⭐⭐Practice finding the intersection of linear systems
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Three's A Crowd8-11
Systems of Linear Inequalities
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Exploring the meaning of solutions of systems of linear inequalities
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Low-Tech Polygraph: Lines8-11LinesPolygraph⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Play Polygraph without devices! Directions found here
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Knot that Rope8-11Linear FunctionsActivity⭐⭐⭐
Linear function activity inspired by Alex Overwijk. Blog post here.
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Stacking Cups (3-Act)8-11
linear functions, systems
Activity⭐⭐⭐Linear functions and systems. Inspired by this task.
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Perpendicular Bisector9-10Perpendicular bisectorActivity
Explore some ideas around perpendicular bisectors in a coordinate plane
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Similar Figures9-10Similar FiguresActivity⭐⭐
Explore some ideas around ratios and similar figures ina coordinate plane
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Circles9-11CirclesPolygraph⭐⭐⭐⭐Dicsuss academic language around circles
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Match My Circle9-11Equations of circlesActivity⭐⭐⭐
Practice writing equations of circles in a coordinate plane through various challenges
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Systems of Linear Inequalities9-11
Systems of Linear Inequalities
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Exploring the meaning of solutions of systems of linear inequalities
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Quadratics Review9-11Review quadraticsActivity⭐⭐⭐Reviewing the meaning of solutions of quadratics
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Circles9-11Circles reviewActivity⭐⭐Practice identifying parts of circles and their relationships
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Special Right Triangles9-1130-60-90, 45-45-90Activity⭐⭐Explore the relationships of special right triangles
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Multiply Coordinates9-11Dilations in GeometryActivity⭐⭐
Explore the relationship of multiplying coordinates of a figure in a coordinate plane: dilation, rotation, reflection
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Low-Tech Polygraph: Parabolas
9-11ParabolasPolygraph⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Play Polygraph without devices! Directions found here
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Low-Tech Polygraph: Circles9-11CirclesPolygraph⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Play Polygraph without devices! Directions found here
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Absolute Value9-11
Absolute value contexts
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Use contexts to explore absolute value equations on a number line.
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Dr. Evil (3-Act)9-11
inflation, exponential growth
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Exponential growth and inflation task from Robert Kaplinsky
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Parallel & Perpendicular Lines & Slopes
9-11
Parallel, perpendicular slopes
Activity⭐⭐⭐Derive the slopes of parallel & perpendicular lines
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Features Hunt9-12Learn calc featuresPD⭐⭐⭐Learn graphing calculator features
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Match My Construction9-12
Geometry constructions
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Teachers & students become familiar with the geometry tool.
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Learn Desmos Activity Builder 9-12
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Learn Desmos AB 9-12
PD⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Go behind the scenes to learn features of Desmos Activity Builder for grades 9-12
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Quadrilaterals10-11
Quadrilateral properties
Activity⭐⭐Explore properties of special quadrilaterals
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Transformations [math 11]10-12
Transform various functions
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Transorm various functions: absolute value, quadratic, square root, inverse
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Ferris Wheel10-12Trig functionsActivity⭐⭐⭐3-Act task on trig functions. Inspired by Dan Meyer.
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Polynomial Matching10-12
Intervals, zeros, end behavior
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Match cards based on intervals, zeros, and end behavior of polynomial functions. Inspired by Kristie Donovan.
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Inverse Functions10-12Inverse functionsActivity⭐⭐
Exlplore the relationship between linear functions and their inverse.
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Captain Jack11-12DerivativesActivity⭐⭐⭐A calculus activity
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Totes11-12AsymptotesPolygraph⭐⭐⭐Play Polygraph without devices! Directions found here
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Intro to Integration11-12IntegrationActivity⭐⭐An introduction to integrals
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Big Box and Cupcake Holder11-12Calculus, optimizationActivity⭐⭐⭐
Optimize volume of a box (rectangular prism) and cupcake holder (cylinder). Inspired by Fawn and Scott.
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Coloring Estimates11-12
related rates, trig, integrals
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Explore integrals, related rates, and trig functions. Inspired by Estiamation 180 challenges.
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Low-Tech Polygraph: Polar Graphs
11-12Polar graphsPolygraph⭐⭐⭐⭐Play Polygraph without devices! Directions found here
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Integrals Polygraph11-12IntegralsPolygraph⭐⭐Discuss academic language around integrals.
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