6th - 8th Grade


“Leveling Up” In Your Favorite Video Game Math Modeling Activity

Virginia Parkman, Cameron Cook, Greg Wiggins, Suzanne Lenhart

Version: 1.0

Students write linear equations that represent their model for solving a problem about playing video games.
modeling, NIMBios, linear equations, middle grades (4-9), Middle School, Systems of Equations, Teaching material, 1 Hour
102
6
0
0
04.2021

3-D Printing Models of Cell Organelles and Flowers

Suzanne Lenhart, Kelly Sturner

Version: 1.0

This hands-on module features active learning using 3-D printing technology to teach middle school students about physical scientific models and cell organelles.
NIMBios, middle grades (4-9), 3D printing, Middle School, Cell Structure, cell organelles, flower components, Teaching material, 1 Hour
16
4
0
0
04.2021

What Moves You?

Tamiko Iansiti

Version: 1.0

Using various bone segments to create joints that will explain planar movement and then develop a mechanical model of different joint types that will allow certain movement in a robotic unit.
morphology, natural history collections, 3D models, 3D printing, Middle School, Vertebrate Morphology, robotics, digitized natural history collections, oVert, Teaching material, More than 1 hour
312
84
0
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09.2020

Evidence of Evolution Homologous Structures

Bridget Armstrong

Version: 1.0

Using CT (Computed Tomography) scans of vertebrate forelimbs, both as 3D models and as shapefiles, to enhance and illustrate the concepts of homologous structures, and the evolution of anatomical structures as a function of their use.
Evolution, idigbio, Zoology, 3D models, anatomy and physiology, Middle School, Vertebrate Morphology, CT scan, oVert, homologous structures, Lab, Teaching material, More than 1 hour
258
101
0
0
05.2020

State Apportionment Lesson Plans and Task

Jenifer Hummer

Version: 1.0

Three secondary teachers and a mathematics education researcher planned two lessons and revised them through lesson study. The teachers adapted the State Apportionment Task from the Mathematical Modeling Handbook (Sanfratello, 2012).
voting, proportional reasoning, Worksheet, Lesson Plan, Secondary, Primary, Post-secondary, Upper Primary, Grade 5, Middle School, Lower Division, Introduction to Modeling, Measurement, Algebra, Probability & Statistics, Possible Tasks, Accuracy, Compare, Estimate, Evaluate, Infer, Quantify
471
121
0
0
03.2019

Beanbag Toss (Grades 6-8)

Jody Britten, Marka Carson, Jacob Cordeiro, Misael Jiminez, Erika Villegas-Jiminez

Version: 1.0

The classroom lesson presents students with the task of developing a fair--yet challenging--beanbag toss game.
parameters, data collection, Mean, Median & Mode, Activity, Worksheet, Lesson Plan, Secondary, Middle School, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Introduction to Modeling, Probability, Measurement, Interpreting Data, Probability & Statistics, Possible Tasks, Good Practice in Statistics, Representing Data, Center & Distribution, Probability Models, Accuracy, Compare, Evaluate, Measure, Quantify
623
296
0
0
07.2018

Emergency Water Supply (Grades 6-8)

Laura Pahler, Marcy Santos, Ralph Olaiz, Elizabeth Soto, Vinn Kanchana

Version: 1.0

This classroom lesson presents students with the task of determining how much water their school would to store in case of an emergency disaster.
Activity, Worksheet, Lesson Plan, Secondary, Middle School, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Introduction to Modeling, Measurement, Ratios, Algebra, Units, Geometry, Possible Tasks, Equations & Expressions, Functions, Other Domains, Variables, Linear Functions, Properties of Shapes, Volume, Estimate, Evaluate, Measure, Quantify
482
181
0
0
07.2018

Design a Zoo (Grades 6-8)

Project IMMERSION

Version: 1.0

This classroom lesson presents students with the job of designing a zoo, which could include modeling tasks ranging from choosing and locating the exhibits to setting the right admission prices.
Activity, Worksheet, Lesson Plan, Secondary, Middle School, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Introduction to Modeling, Measurement, Algebra, Units, Interpreting Data, Probability & Statistics, Possible Tasks, Equations & Expressions, Functions, Systems of Equations, Graphing Functions, Linear Functions, Association & Data Fitting, Representing Data, Build, Evaluate, Infer, Quantify
500
132
0
0
07.2018