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These Open Educational Resources are free to use and can be modified for use in your classroom. For more information about publishing on QUBES visit our OER page.

“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
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04.2021

Running the Same Pace During a Marathon

Cameron Cook, Greg Wiggins, Suzanne Lenhart

Version: 1.0

This activity uses Algebra concepts for simple models using long distance running as an example.
NIMBios, Algebra, plotting, Simple Equations, converting units, algebra 1, simple discrete equations, Teaching material, 1 Hour
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04.2021

Regression: Tree Rings and Measuring Things

Greg Wiggins, Suzanne Lenhart

Version: 1.0

Students develop scatter plots of growth rings by tree diameters and determine the equation of their best fit line.
NIMBios, regression, tree rings, line of best fit, Teaching material, 1 Hour
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04.2021

Modeling an Ironman Race

Cameron Cook, Greg Wiggins, Suzanne Lenhart

Version: 1.0

In this activity students create a model that represents an Ironman race.
NIMBios, graphs, Algebra, Simple Equations, algebra 1, simple models, simple discrete equations, Teaching material, 1 Hour
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04.2021

Fungus Among Us!

Kelly Sturner, Suzanne Lenhart, Courtney Patterson

Version: 1.0

This game introduces the idea of how fungi and plants can work together in a symbiotic relationship.
NIMBios, graphing, plants, family time, informal science learning, fungi, informal science education, simple data plots, Teaching material, 1 Hour
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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
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04.2021

All About Cod For Grades 3-5

Kelly Sturner, Suzanne Lenhart, Virginia Parkman

Version: 1.0

This activity uses background from The Cod's Tale by Mark Kurlansky and then uses a simple story to engage students in solving problems using several operations and algebraic thinking math standards.
fish, NIMBios, Algebra, Addition, Division, Multiplication, Subtraction, word problems, fractions, fish harvesting, grades 3-5, simple data plots, Teaching material, 1 Hour
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04.2021

All About Cod For Grade 2

Kelly Sturner, Suzanne Lenhart, Virginia Parkman

Version: 1.0

This activity uses data from The Cod's Tale by Mark Kurlansky to engage students in summarizing data in a table and bar graph.
fish, NIMBios, Bar Graphs, Grade 2, Addition, Subtraction, word problems, fish harvesting, simple data plots, Teaching material, 1 Hour
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04.2021