Mad About STEM

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By Mad About STEM
This Powerpoint presentation features four challenges for students that create real-world scenarios in which they practice finding common multiples and factors. As the youngest member of the party planning firm WE LIKE TO PARTY!, students need to
Subjects:
Applied Math, Numbers, Word Problems
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Math Centers
$4.00
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By Mad About STEM
This Powerpoint presentation features four challenges for students that create real-world scenarios in which they practice adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions. As an applicant to the catering company Feed Your Face, students
Subjects:
Applied Math, Basic Operations, Fractions
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Math Centers
$4.00
7 ratings
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By Mad About STEM
This short scenario guides fourth grade students through area and perimeter practice questions of the type they might encounter on upcoming Smarter Balanced assessments. Students take on the role of a Zoo Design Engineer and use measurement units,
Subjects:
Measurement, Math Test Prep, Word Problems
Grades:
4th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Test Prep
CCSS:
4.MD.A.1, 4.MD.A.2, 4.MD.A.3
$3.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Mad About STEM
The party planners at We Like to Party! are at it again! This time their challenge is to fulfill the wishes and dreams of the Halloween party-throwers that are their clients. Through the use of factors and multiples, student party planners will
Subjects:
Numbers, Word Problems, Halloween
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Math Centers, Task Cards
CCSS:
4.OA.B.4
$3.00
9 ratings
3.8
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By Mad About STEM
This January calendar has one third grade Smarter Balanced-type problem for each school day. The calendar could be used for math journal pages, homework, or an in-class warm-up problem. The January calendar focuses on multiplication and division,
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Math Test Prep, Word Problems
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Homework
CCSS:
3.OA.A.1, 3.OA.A.2, 3.OA.A.3, 3.OA.A.4
$2.50
2 ratings
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By Mad About STEM
This January calendar has one fourth grade Smarter Balanced-type problem for each school day. The calendar could be used for math journal pages, homework, or an in-class warm-up problem. The January calendar focuses on Measurement and Data, and
Subjects:
Measurement, Math Test Prep, Word Problems
Grades:
4th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Homework
CCSS:
4.MD.A.1, 4.MD.A.2, 4.MD.A.3, 4.MD.B.4
$2.50
4 ratings
3.9
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By Mad About STEM
This February calendar has one third grade Smarter Balanced-type problem for each school day. The calendar could be used for math journal pages, homework, or an in-class warm-up problem. The February calendar focuses on measurement and data, and the
Subjects:
Measurement, Math Test Prep, Word Problems
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Homework
CCSS:
3.MD.A.1, 3.MD.A.2, 3.MD.B.3, 3.MD.B.4
$2.50
1 rating
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By Mad About STEM
In the role of an unfortunate student who has broken his ankle before field day, students become the one empowered to declare the winner of 4 field day events. Each event includes times in decimals. Students need to order decimals, estimate with
Subjects:
Math Test Prep, Word Problems, Decimals
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Math Centers
CCSS:
5.NBT.A.3b, 5.NBT.A.4, 5.NBT.B.7
$3.00
6 ratings
3.9
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By Mad About STEM
This assessment is designed to measure all of the grade 6 common core standards under the ratio and proportion section. It could be used as a formative or summative assessment, or even just used as homework or practice.
Subjects:
Measurement, Other (Math), Word Problems
Grades:
6th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
CCSS:
6.RP.A.1, 6.RP.A.2, 6.RP.A.3, 6.RP.A.3a, 6.RP.A.3b, 6.RP.A.3c, 6.RP.A.3d
$1.25
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By Mad About STEM
The Next Generation Science standards have renewed our focus on providing rigorous STEM activities for K-2 students. Start your students' STEM learning off this year with a fun STEM journal. The journal features eight different activities that
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Other (Science), Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Science Centers
$2.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Mad About STEM
Those zany caterers from Feed Your Face catering are at it again! This time, students will help them solve Thanksgiving menu challenges while practicing fraction computation. Great for math centers, warm-up problems, or homework.
Subjects:
Fractions, Word Problems, Thanksgiving
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Homework, Math Centers, Simulations
CCSS:
5.NF.A.1, 5.NF.A.2, 5.NF.B.4a, 5.NF.B.6
$4.00
2 ratings
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By Mad About STEM
Keep your students thinking about science, technology, engineering, and math with this fun summer STEM journal. The journal features eight different activities that integrate science, technology, engineering, and math in fun ways that are
Subjects:
Other (Math), Other (Science), Summer
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Homework, Printables
$3.50
1 rating
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By Mad About STEM
Help students think like scientists, engineers, and mathematicians with this Winter STEM Journal. Perfect for a long-term homework assignment with families, the STEM journal has eight activities families can do together to promote STEM thinking and
Subjects:
Other (Math), General Science, Engineering
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Other, Activities, Homework
CCSS:
1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.A.2, 1.G.A.1
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By Mad About STEM
Your student has been invited to the Adventurers Club to give a talk on a recent hike of the Appalachian Trail. Using positive and negative numbers, the talk focuses on temperature and elevation changes at different points along the way. Students
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Numbers, Word Problems
Grades:
7th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Math Centers
CCSS:
7.NS.A.1
$3.00
1 rating
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By Mad About STEM
Using the book "How Many Snails?" by Paul Giganti, Jr., students will count objects and solve basic addition and subtraction word problems within 10 and within 20. The pictures are engaging and colorful, and the questions are designed to help
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Word Problems
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.CC.B.5, K.OA.A.2, 1.OA.A.1
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By Mad About STEM
This card game suitable for elementary school students in grade 2 and above is inspired by the book "How to Clean a Hippopotamus" by Robin Page and Steve Jenkins. The Memory game contains 7 animal partnerships from the book. After reading or
Subjects:
Biology, Environment, Other (ELA)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Games, Science Centers
$3.00
2 ratings
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By Mad About STEM
The caterers at Feed Your Face Catering are back to tackle a new math skill--elapsed time! They know that the trickiest part of cooking a Thanksgiving meal is making sure everything is hot and ready at the same time, and the caterers are here to
Subjects:
Measurement, Word Problems, Thanksgiving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Simulations
CCSS:
3.MD.A.1
$3.00
1 rating
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By Mad About STEM
Students work to get the best deals on a family ski vacation in order to earn a new pair of skis. In the process they work to develop and solve algebraic equations with one unknown as well as solve equations for different variables, all within the
Subjects:
Algebra, Word Problems
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Math Centers
CCSS:
HSA-CED.A.1, HSA-CED.A.4, HSA-REI.B.3
$3.50
1 rating
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The party-planning firm We Like to Party! is back. This time students are cooking a Thanksgiving feast in the country for some of their regular clients, but oops--their assistant didn't bring all the measuring instruments they need to complete the
Subjects:
Fractions, Word Problems, Thanksgiving
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Math Centers
CCSS:
4.NF.A.1, 4.NF.A.2, 5.NF.A.1
$3.50
2 ratings
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By Mad About STEM
This vocabulary packet is based on the popular book (and now movie) "Divergent" by Veronica Roth. Students engage with the words that designate the factions, think of antonyms for the words, and make distinctions between the nuances of certain
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study, Homework
CCSS:
L.6.4, L.6.5, L.7.4, L.7.5, L.8.4, L.8.5
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