For: Upper Elementary students to High School students.
Multiply/Divide by by Powers of 10
Powers of 10
Linear Functions: Slope
Linear Functions: y=mx
Linear Functions: y=mx + b
Quadratic Functions: y=ax^2
Quadratic Functions: y=ax^2 + c
Quadratic Functions: y=ax^2 + bx
Template to Create Your Own Math Labs
What: Self-guided discovery labs for a meaningful understanding of core mathematical concepts. Presented in the format of the well-known scientific method, the math labs ask students to independently or in groups complete an exercise with minimal teacher instruction. The teacher provides guiding questions as needed, students record their data, observations, conclusions and interpretations. The class later shares observations and solidifies the meaning and conclusions.
When: To introduce or to gain a deeper understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts.
Why: Because it’s meaningful and fun! Students figure out independently that math is consequential, useful, and practical, and that there’s a reason for why things work as they do. Most importantly, students are significantly more likely to understand and apply concepts they have discovered on their own.
Partial Answer Key Included
• Bundle of 2 Math Discover Labs ~ Powers of 10 & Multiply/Divide by by Powers of 10:
• Math Discovery Lab ~ Square Roots, Rational vs Irrational