This collection contains selections of different type of middle school level math resources from the Curriki community.

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Rocketry Science Kit

by Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES Math Science Technology Dept

Model rockets provide the opportunity for students to study basic concepts in trigonometry, electricity, aerodynamics, physics, and weather. In addition, students will learn the importance of safety while dealing with rockets and launch systems. Skills emphasized are creating models, generalizing, formulating hypotheses, identifying variables, inferring, interpreting data, making decisions, manipulating, measuring, observing, recording data, replicating and using numbers. More About CABOCES Welcome to the Math, Science, and Technology Department (MST) of Cattaraugus Allegany Board of Cooperative Educational Services (CA BOCES). As a department of Instructional Support Services (ISS), we provide Math, Science, and Technology kits along with support services to meet the needs of the individual districts in our area. The BOCES Teaching and Learning Center at Allegany provides hands-on math, science, and technology kits to over twenty area school districts in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. Our department provides forty-three different varieties of kit topics. The kits cover topics in math, life science, physical science, chemistry, and earth science. Each kit contains a teacher's manual, student activity book, materials inventory list, instructional video, and materials needed to complete each learning experience. Each kit aligns with the New York State standards and prepares students for the New York State assessments. Contact Information BOCES Teaching & Learning Center @ Allegany Math, Science, Technology & Health Dept. 80 N Fourth St, Third Floor Allegany, NY 14706 Phone: (716)-376-8272; Fax: (716)-372-0621 http://www.caboces.org http://www.mstkits.org http://www.nyreal.org
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This is an example of how to use the Currikulum Builder to collaboratively create and edit a learning standards frameworks.
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Pre-Algebra

by Isaac Newton

Lesson Plans and Creative Lessons for Pre-Algebra Course.
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HELP Math is a supplemental mathematics intervention which engages students through interactive multimedia lessons that break down math terms and concepts, so that students can easily understand and retain the math content. HELP Math targets vocabulary development and embeds sheltered instruction techniques directly into standards-aligned content using technology. With its scaffolded instruction and focus on the intersection of math concept and skill development and English language acquisition, HELP Math is suitable for all students needing extra support, particularly the English language learner (ELL).
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These videos are designed to help students with dividing and multiplying decimals and fractions.
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Math Videos - Proportions

by NextVista for Learning

These videos are designed to help students with math concepts related to proportions.
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Grade 8 mathematics

by Patrick Tremblay

Lessons for grade 8 mathematics
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Buoyancy Science Kit

by Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES Math Science Technology Dept

This unit provides students with the opportunity to observe the phenomena of buoyancy. Students will engage in inquiry about why some things sink and some things float. Students will explore properties of materials. Students will plan and construct their own floating containers from clay and compare it to containers already constructed. Students will experiment with their boats and the concept of displacement. Students will also measure the buoyant force in water using fishing bobbers and a rubber band scale that they construct out of K’nex. The science skills emphasized in Buoyancy are collecting data, manipulating, observing, and predicting. This collection is available as downloadable PDFs, but portions of the content are found in wiki format (see WIKI Learning Experiences and Resources) which can be edited or built up with other materials on the same topic by members of the Curriki community. More About CABOCES Welcome to the Math, Science, and Technology Department (MST) of Cattaraugus Allegany Board of Cooperative Educational Services (CA BOCES). As a department of Instructional Support Services (ISS), we provide Math, Science, and Technology kits along with support services to meet the needs of the individual districts in our area. The BOCES Teaching and Learning Center at Allegany provides hands-on math, science, and technology kits to over twenty area school districts in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. Our department provides forty-three different varieties of kit topics. The kits cover topics in math, life science, physical science, chemistry, and earth science. Each kit contains a teacher's manual, student activity book, materials inventory list, instructional video, and materials needed to complete each learning experience. Each kit aligns with the New York State standards and prepares students for the New York State assessments. Contact Information BOCES Teaching & Learning Center @ Allegany Math, Science, Technology & Health Dept. 80 N Fourth St, Third Floor Allegany, NY 14706 Phone: (716)-376-8272; Fax: (716)-372-0621 http://www.caboces.org http://www.mstkits.org http://www.nyreal.org
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Numbers

by Bob and George

We love numbers. In this collection, we will put resources about numbers. Natural number, successor of a natural number, prime number, composite number, prime factorization, factors, proper factors, sum of factors, sum of proper factors, deficient number, perfect number, abundant number, square number, cubic number, triangular number, factorial number, Fibonacci number, palprime, emirp, atomic numbers of atoms (number of protons), et cetera, et cetera. As Gaia turns we will add alakazams about whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, real numbers, and other numbers.
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Metric Backpack

by Bob and George

I greatly prefer the elegant, simple, easy to learn and teach International System of Units (meter, kilogram, et cetera) to the klutzy, complicated, hard to learn and teach United States Common System of units (foot, slug, et cetera). – Laran Stardrake As our tiny contribution to metric enlightenment, we are writing Metric Backpack, tools & toys to help learners learn, and teachers teach, the International System of units, commonly called the metric system in the USA. We hope you find this information interesting, useful, et cetera. We will appreciate it greatly if you inform us of any mistakes.
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This is a lesson plan with an activity for students to find the theoretical and experimental probability. Then there is a follow up practice worksheet for students to complete. The lesson plan comes with a sheet for students to write down the results of their experiment.
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Mass and Volume

by Micki Halsey Randall

To familiarize students with basic lab skills, as well as integrate math into science, we begin this unit with two hands on laboratory activities. Students will learn the techniques of massing objects, measuring volume and displacement, and identifying the meniscus of a liquid. The difference between mass and weight is addressed, and demonstrated through the use of differences in gravity on other planets. Finally, students will design an experiment to determine the volume of a paperclip.
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