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1 | c | Grade Span | Topic | Type | Rating | French version | Notes | |||||||||||||||||||||

2 | Card Sort | 01-12 | NCTM PtA | PD | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Various grade level card sorts and NCTM Principles to Actions | ||||||||||||||||||||||

3 | Success, Challenges, Advice | 01-12 | Reflection in PD | PD | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | PD reflection for teachers | ||||||||||||||||||||||

4 | Shaded Rectangles | 01-12 | Fractions | Polygraph | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Practice academic language around visual fractions | ||||||||||||||||||||||

5 | Connect | 01-12 | Puzzle | Puzzle | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Puzzle Fawn Nguyen shared with me | ||||||||||||||||||||||

6 | Counting Dots | 01-12 | Active Listening | PD | ⭐⭐ | PD screens for active listening | ||||||||||||||||||||||

7 | 3x3 | 01-12 | Logic puzzle | Puzzle | ⭐⭐⭐ | Puzzle inspired by a toy | ||||||||||||||||||||||

8 | Low-Tech Polygraph: Fractions | 01-12 | Fractions | Polygraph | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Play Polygraph without devices! Directions found here | ||||||||||||||||||||||

9 | Estimation 180 Bins | 01-12 | Histogram Bins for E180 | Calculator | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Collect student estimates in bins. Directions here | ||||||||||||||||||||||

10 | Productive Struggle | 01-12 | Reflect on productive struggle | PD | ⭐⭐⭐ | Take actionable steps that support students with productive struggle. Blog post here. | ||||||||||||||||||||||

11 | 10 Minutes or Bust | 01-12 | tutorial: make a card sort | PD | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Learn how to make a card sort in 10 minutes or less. | ||||||||||||||||||||||

12 | Trees and Tents | 01-12 | Logic puzzle | Puzzle | ⭐⭐⭐ | Puzzle Kelly Quinn shared and can be found at Brain Bashers | ||||||||||||||||||||||

13 | Get Close to Me | 03-06 | Rounding decimals | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | Rounding decimals | ||||||||||||||||||||||

14 | Equivalent Fractions | 04-06 | Equivalent Fractions | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Compare, group, identify, and create equivalent fractions. | ||||||||||||||||||||||

15 | Battery - Percent, Decimals & Fractions | 04-07 | Percent, decimals, fractions | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Use battery charges to discuss equivalent percents, decimals and fractions. | ||||||||||||||||||||||

16 | Fractions Point Collector | 04-10 | Equivalent Fractions | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | Collect points by shading fractions, then compare equivalent fractions. | ||||||||||||||||||||||

17 | Wolves and Sheep | 04-12 | Logic puzzle | Puzzle | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Puzzle Fawn Nguyen shared with me | ||||||||||||||||||||||

18 | Adding & Subtracting Fractions | 05-10 | Add & Subtract fractions | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | Visually add & subtract fractions. Uses the Black Box 3-Act task for unlike denominators. | ||||||||||||||||||||||

19 | Combine Like Terms | 06-07 | Combine like terms | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | Practice combining like terms | ||||||||||||||||||||||

20 | Ordering Rationals | 06-07 | Order rational numbers | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | Ordering positive/negative fractions & decimals on a number line | ||||||||||||||||||||||

21 | Inequalities | 06-07 | Single variable inequalities | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Writing and graphing inequalities using one number line | ||||||||||||||||||||||

22 | Data Displays | 06-07 | Histogram, Line Plots | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Represent data using histograms and line plots | ||||||||||||||||||||||

23 | Box Plots - Pockets | 06-07 | Box plots | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | Gather data from your class and use it | ||||||||||||||||||||||

24 | Box Plots - Sports Teams | 06-07 | Box plots | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | Organize statistics from sports teams | ||||||||||||||||||||||

25 | Visual Ratios | 06-07 | Ratios | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | Explore some ideas about ratios using visuals | ||||||||||||||||||||||

26 | Ordering Integers | 06-07 | Order integers | Activity | ⭐⭐ | Use a number line to order integers and absolute value | ||||||||||||||||||||||

27 | Math 7 Integers | 06-07 | Practice - Assessment | Activity | ⭐⭐ | Practice integers (on a number line) | ||||||||||||||||||||||

28 | Super Bear (3-Act) | 06-07 | ratios, proportions, unit rate | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | Ratios, unit rate, proportional reasoning, constant of proportionality. Inspired by Dan Meyer. | ||||||||||||||||||||||

29 | Multiply Integers | 06-08 | Multiply Integers | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | yes | Visual representations of multiplying integers on a number line | |||||||||||||||||||||

30 | 5 In a Row: Integer Game | 06-08 | Add/Subtract Integers | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Integer game inspired by Geoff Dean | ||||||||||||||||||||||

31 | Integer Game | 06-08 | Add/Subtract Integers | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | Use an integer game board to practice adding/subtracting integers | ||||||||||||||||||||||

32 | Zombie Apocalypse ver. 3 | 06-08 | Vert/Horiz/Diagonal Distance | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | A game for practicing vertical, horizontal, and diagonal distances in a coordinate plane. Credit: David Griswold | ||||||||||||||||||||||

33 | Zombie Apocalypse ver.2 | 06-08 | Vert/Horiz Distance | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | A game for practicing vertical & horizontal distances in a coordinate plane. Credit: Nathan Kraft | ||||||||||||||||||||||

34 | Whole Numbers & Integers [clothesline] | 06-08 | whole numbers, integers, distance | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | Place and space whole numbers and integers; numerical relationships, distance, addition/subtraction. | ||||||||||||||||||||||

35 | Learn Desmos Activity Builder 6-8 | 06-08 | Learn Desmos AB 6-8 | PD | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Go behind the scenes to learn features of Desmos Activity Builder for grades 6-8 | ||||||||||||||||||||||

36 | Dividing Fractions | 06-10 | Divide fractions | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | Visually divide fractions, inspired by Fawn Nguyen's post | ||||||||||||||||||||||

37 | Distributive Property | 07-08 | Distributive Property | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Visual representations of the distributive property on a number line | ||||||||||||||||||||||

38 | Shady Lines | 07-09 | Linear Inequalities | Polygraph | ⭐⭐ | Discuss academic language around linear inequalities | ||||||||||||||||||||||

39 | Visual Patterns [snapshot] | 07-10 | Patterns collection [small] | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Linear & quadratic visual patterns | ||||||||||||||||||||||

40 | Visual Patterns Tribute | 07-12 | Patterns collection | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Plenty of visual patterns (see snapshot if this is overload) | ||||||||||||||||||||||

41 | Scientific Notation | 08-09 | Scientific Notation | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | Practice questions & card sort using scientific notation to represent contexts | ||||||||||||||||||||||

42 | Bivariate Data | 08-09 | Practice - Assessment | Activity | ⭐⭐ | Practice questions around bivariate data | ||||||||||||||||||||||

43 | Math 8 Equations | 08-09 | Practice - Assessment | Activity | ⭐⭐ | Formative assessment practice questions around equations | ||||||||||||||||||||||

44 | Math 8 Exponents | 08-09 | Practice - Assessment | Activity | ⭐⭐ | Formative assessment practice questions around exponents | ||||||||||||||||||||||

45 | Math 8 Functions | 08-09 | Practice - Assessment | Activity | ⭐⭐ | Formative assessment practice questions linear functions | ||||||||||||||||||||||

46 | Kung Fu Transversals | 08-10 | Transversals | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Logic activity with associating angle relationships with transversals | ||||||||||||||||||||||

47 | Distance | 08-10 | Distance in Coordinate plane | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Exploring the distance between two non-vertical/horizontal points in a coordinate plane | ||||||||||||||||||||||

48 | Square Dance - Square Roots | 08-10 | Square Roots | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | yes | Rational (perfect squares) and Irrational (non-perfect squares) numbers | |||||||||||||||||||||

49 | Des-moji | 08-10 | Recreate | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Practice linear functions and domain/range restrictions by creating an emoji | ||||||||||||||||||||||

50 | Translations | 08-10 | Translations | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Translate a figure in a coordinate plane | ||||||||||||||||||||||

51 | Dilations | 08-10 | Dilations | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | Dilate a figure in a coordinate plane | ||||||||||||||||||||||

52 | Rotations | 08-10 | Rotations | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | Rotate a figure in a coordinate plane | ||||||||||||||||||||||

53 | Linear Functions/Tables | 08-10 | Practice linear functions | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | Practice linear function relationships of tables, equations, and graphs | ||||||||||||||||||||||

54 | Estimation 180: Basketball | 08-10 | Graphing Stories | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | Graphing stories using an Estimation 180 task | ||||||||||||||||||||||

55 | Winking Boy | 08-10 | Recreate | Activity | ⭐⭐ | Recreate an image using linear functions with domain/range constraints | ||||||||||||||||||||||

56 | Slope-Intercept | 08-10 | Practice slope-intercept | Activity | ⭐⭐ | Practice identifying slope and y-intercept of a line | ||||||||||||||||||||||

57 | Ramps | 08-10 | Slope | Polygraph | ⭐ | Discuss academic language around slope | ||||||||||||||||||||||

58 | Math 8 Pythagorean | 08-10 | Practice - Assessment | Activity | ⭐⭐ | Formative assessment practice questions around pythagorean theorem | ||||||||||||||||||||||

59 | Styrofoam Cups (3-Act) | 08-10 | linear functions, discrete | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | Linear functions activity housed inside desmos. Inspired by this task. | ||||||||||||||||||||||

60 | Barbie Bungee | 08-10 | Slope-Intercept, Line of best fit | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Allow students to collect, organize, and interpret data when doing the Barbie Bungee activity. | ||||||||||||||||||||||

61 | Linear Hunch | 08-10 | Linear functions | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | Using numberless word problems to understand linear contexts | ||||||||||||||||||||||

62 | Lava Piecewise Functions | 08-11 | Piecewise functions | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | yes | Write & create piecewise functions to avoid getting killed by the hot lava. | |||||||||||||||||||||

63 | Linear Systems | 08-11 | Linear Systems practice | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Practice finding the intersection of linear systems | ||||||||||||||||||||||

64 | Three's A Crowd | 08-11 | Systems of Linear Inequalities | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Exploring the meaning of solutions of systems of linear inequalities | ||||||||||||||||||||||

65 | Low-Tech Polygraph: Lines | 08-11 | Lines | Polygraph | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Play Polygraph without devices! Directions found here | ||||||||||||||||||||||

66 | Knot that Rope | 08-11 | Linear Functions | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | Linear function activity inspired by Alex Overwijk. Blog post here. | ||||||||||||||||||||||

67 | Stacking Cups (3-Act) | 08-11 | linear functions, systems | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | Linear functions and systems. Inspired by this task. | ||||||||||||||||||||||

68 | Perpendicular Bisector | 09-10 | Perpendicular bisector | Activity | ⭐ | Explore some ideas around perpendicular bisectors in a coordinate plane | ||||||||||||||||||||||

69 | Similar Figures | 09-10 | Similar Figures | Activity | ⭐⭐ | Explore some ideas around ratios and similar figures ina coordinate plane | ||||||||||||||||||||||

70 | Circles | 09-11 | Circles | Polygraph | ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Dicsuss academic language around circles | ||||||||||||||||||||||

71 | Match My Circle | 09-11 | Equations of circles | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | Practice writing equations of circles in a coordinate plane through various challenges | ||||||||||||||||||||||

72 | Systems of Linear Inequalities | 09-11 | Systems of Linear Inequalities | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | Exploring the meaning of solutions of systems of linear inequalities | ||||||||||||||||||||||

73 | Quadratics Review | 09-11 | Review quadratics | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | Reviewing the meaning of solutions of quadratics | ||||||||||||||||||||||

74 | Circles | 09-11 | Circles review | Activity | ⭐⭐ | Practice identifying parts of circles and their relationships | ||||||||||||||||||||||

75 | Special Right Triangles | 09-11 | 30-60-90, 45-45-90 | Activity | ⭐⭐ | Explore the relationships of special right triangles | ||||||||||||||||||||||

76 | Multiply Coordinates | 09-11 | Dilations in Geometry | Activity | ⭐⭐ | Explore the relationship of multiplying coordinates of a figure in a coordinate plane: dilation, rotation, reflection | ||||||||||||||||||||||

77 | Low-Tech Polygraph: Parabolas | 09-11 | Parabolas | Polygraph | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Play Polygraph without devices! Directions found here | ||||||||||||||||||||||

78 | Low-Tech Polygraph: Circles | 09-11 | Circles | Polygraph | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Play Polygraph without devices! Directions found here | ||||||||||||||||||||||

79 | Absolute Value | 09-11 | Absolute value contexts | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | Use contexts to explore absolute value equations on a number line. | ||||||||||||||||||||||

80 | Dr. Evil (3-Act) | 09-11 | inflation, exponential growth | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | Exponential growth and inflation task from Robert Kaplinsky | ||||||||||||||||||||||

81 | Parallel & Perpendicular Lines & Slopes | 09-11 | Parallel, perpendicular slopes | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | Derive the slopes of parallel & perpendicular lines | ||||||||||||||||||||||

82 | Area: Multiply Polynomials | 09-11 | Multiply Polynomials | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | yes | Use the distributive property to multiply polynomials. | |||||||||||||||||||||

83 | Features Hunt | 09-12 | Learn calc features | PD | ⭐⭐⭐ | Learn graphing calculator features | ||||||||||||||||||||||

84 | Match My Construction | 09-12 | Geometry constructions | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | Teachers & students become familiar with the geometry tool. | ||||||||||||||||||||||

85 | Learn Desmos Activity Builder 9-12 | 09-12 | Learn Desmos AB 9-12 | PD | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Go behind the scenes to learn features of Desmos Activity Builder for grades 9-12 | ||||||||||||||||||||||

86 | Parabola Transform-ula | 09-12 | Vertex Form of Parabolas | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Introduce vertex form through transforming parabolas. | ||||||||||||||||||||||

87 | Geometry Transformations Tutorial | 09-12 | Transformations | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Explore the transformations using the Desmos Geometry Tool | ||||||||||||||||||||||

88 | Quadrilaterals | 10-11 | Quadrilateral properties | Activity | ⭐⭐ | Explore properties of special quadrilaterals | ||||||||||||||||||||||

89 | Transformations [math 11] | 10-12 | Transform various functions | Activity | ⭐⭐ | Transorm various functions: absolute value, quadratic, square root, inverse | ||||||||||||||||||||||

90 | Ferris Wheel | 10-12 | Trig functions | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | 3-Act task on trig functions. Inspired by Dan Meyer. | ||||||||||||||||||||||

91 | Polynomial Matching | 10-12 | Intervals, zeros, end behavior | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | Match cards based on intervals, zeros, and end behavior of polynomial functions. Inspired by Kristie Donovan. | ||||||||||||||||||||||

92 | Inverse Functions | 10-12 | Inverse functions | Activity | ⭐⭐ | Exlplore the relationship between linear functions and their inverse. | ||||||||||||||||||||||

93 | Captain Jack | 11-12 | Derivatives | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | A calculus activity | ||||||||||||||||||||||

94 | Totes | 11-12 | Asymptotes | Polygraph | ⭐⭐⭐ | Play Polygraph without devices! Directions found here | ||||||||||||||||||||||

95 | Intro to Integration | 11-12 | Integration | Activity | ⭐⭐ | An introduction to integrals | ||||||||||||||||||||||

96 | Big Box and Cupcake Holder | 11-12 | Calculus, optimization | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | Optimize volume of a box (rectangular prism) and cupcake holder (cylinder). Inspired by Fawn and Scott. | ||||||||||||||||||||||

97 | Coloring Estimates | 11-12 | related rates, trig, integrals | Activity | ⭐⭐⭐ | Explore integrals, related rates, and trig functions. Inspired by Estiamation 180 challenges. | ||||||||||||||||||||||

98 | Low-Tech Polygraph: Polar Graphs | 11-12 | Polar graphs | Polygraph | ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Play Polygraph without devices! Directions found here | ||||||||||||||||||||||

99 | Integrals Polygraph | 11-12 | Integrals | Polygraph | ⭐⭐⭐ | Discuss academic language around integrals. | ||||||||||||||||||||||

100 | Ketchup Containers | K-12 | Volume, unit rate | Estimation 180 | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Series: How many ketchup packets will fill various sized containers? |

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