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Middle Mathematics Activities (Grades 6-8)

Middle Mathematics Activities (Grades 6-8)
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NCTM/Geometry: Recognize and apply geometric ideas and relationships in areas outside the mathematical classroom, such as art, science, and everyday life.
NCTM/Measurement: Understand, select, and use units of appropriate size and type to measure angles, perimeter, area, surface area, and volume.
NCTM/Problem Solving: Build new mathematical knowledge through problem solving.
NCTM/Reasoning and Proof: Make and investigate mathematical conjectures.

Basic thinking tool: SCAMPER

Problems Plus

NCTM/Connections: Recognize and apply mathematics in contexts outside of mathematics.
NCTM/Problem Solving: Monitor and reflect on the process of mathematical problem solving.
NCTM/Representations: Create and use representations to organize, record, and communicate mathematical ideas.

Basic thinking tool: Force-Fitting

Poll Patrol

NCTM/Data Analysis and Probability: Formulate questions that can be addressed with data and collect, organize, and display data to answer them.
NCTM/Reasoning and Proof: Make and investigate mathematical conjectures.

Basic thinking tool: Brainstorming

Mix and Match

NCTM/Connections: Recognize and apply mathematics in contexts outside of mathematics.
NCTM/Communication: Organize and consolidate their mathematical thinking through communication.
NCTM/Communication: Communicate their mathematical thinking coherently and clearly to peers, teachers, and others.

Basic thinking tool: Morphological Matrix

Air Fare

NCTM/Connections: Recognize and apply mathematics in context outside of mathematics
NCTM/Problem Solving: Build new mathematical knowledge through problem solving; Apply and adapt a variety of appropriate strategies to solve problems.

Basic thinking tool: Attribute Listing

The Calculator Debate

NCTM/Numbers and Operations: Select appropriate methods and tools for computing with fractions and decimals from among mental computation, estimation, calculators or computers, and paper and pencil, depending on the situation, and apply the selected methods.
NCTM/Numbers and Operations: Develop an understanding of large numbers and recognize and appropriately use exponential, scientific, and calculator notation.

Basic thinking tool: ALoU

Polyo Puzzles

NCTM/Geometry: Describe sizes, positions, and orientations of shapes under informal transformations such as flips, turns, slides, and scaling.
NCTM/Geometry: Use visual tools such as networks to represent and solve problems.
NCTM/Geometry: Use two-dimensional representations of three-dimensional objects to visualize and solve problems such as those involving surface area and volume.

Basic thinking tool: Hits/Hot Spots

Data Displays

NCTM/Representation: Create and use representations to organize, record, and communicate mathematical ideas.
NCTM/Communication: Communicate their mathematical thinking coherently and clearly to peers, teachers, and others.
NCTM/Data Analysis and Probability: Select, create, and use appropriate graphical representations of data, including histograms, box plots, and scatterplots.

Basic thinking tool: Evaluation Matrix

Pick-a-Plan

NCTM/Problem Solving: Apply and adapt a variety of appropriate strategies to solve problems.
NCTM/Problem Solving: Solve problems that arise in mathematics and in other contexts.

Basic thinking tool: Paired Comparisons

MathWorks Sharing

NCTM/Problem Solving: Solve problems that arise in mathematics and in other contexts.
NCTM/Numbers and Operations: Work flexibly with fractions, decimals, and percents to solve problems.

Basic thinking tool: Sequencing SML

Middle Mathematics Activities (Grades 6-8) - 10-Pack

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