# All posts by Chris Shore

Creator of Lessons Trainer of Teachers Teacher of Kids Lover of Math

# Lesson: The Luxor

### Studying the world record attributes of the famous Las Vegas hotel enriches the understanding of properties of all pyramids.

SUBJECT: Geometry
TOPICS: Pyramids: slant height, lateral edge, surface area and volume; right triangle trigonometry
PAGES: 2

# Lesson: The Gum Drop

### Trace those black spots on the grounds of your school campus to develop a general understanding of area and square units.

SUBJECT: Geometry
TOPICS: Area, Area of irregular figures (Pick’s Algorithm), Fundamental Theorem of Similarity
PAGES: 3

# Lesson: The Tortoise and The Hare

### Who wins this race depends on careful manipulation of data, algebraic equations and graphs.

SUBJECT: Algebra
TOPICS: Writing, graphing and solving systems of equations. Rate and unit conversion
PAGES: 3

# Lesson: Stixture Problems

### Multi-link cubes allow the students to SEE the solutions to mixtures problems.

SUBJECT: Algebra
TOPICS: Mixture problems; fractions and percentages; geometric and algebraic modeling
PAGES: 2

# Lesson: The Coin Fountain

### Study parabolic curves through the design or water arcs

TOPICS: Writing, graphing and solving quadratic equations; finding the roots, vertex, axis of symmetry, directrix, and focus; solving by factoring, completing the square, and the quadratic formula; systems of quadratics
PAGES: 3

# Lesson: Rising Water

### Show that words, data, equations and graphs ares different ways to represent the same thing.

SUBJECT: Algebra
TOPICS: Linear relationships, dependent and independent variables, linear equations and graphs, slope, x- and y-intercepts, slope-intercept form of a linear equation
PAGES: 4

# Lesson: Monster Cars

### Battery operated cars show the students the meaning of slope and y-intercept.

SUBJECT: Algebra
TOPICS: Rate; y-intercept; writing, solving and graphing equations of lines in slope-intercept form
PAGES: 5

# Lesson: Wallflowers

### Pair off couples at a high school dance to reveal the rules of integers.

SUBJECT: Pre-Algebra
TOPICS: Adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers
PAGES: 4

# Lesson: How Big is Barbie?

### Estimate the size of life-size dolls and action figures using ratios and scale factors.

SUBJECT: Pre-Algebra
TOPICS: Ratios, proportions, similarity, measurement, Fundamental Theory of Similarity
PAGES: 2