Classroom Examples: Middle School: Math

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Accessible Learning for All

The diversity in today’s classrooms is enormous. Students represent a wide array of prior experience and knowledge, with a wide ...Continue Reading
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An Accessible Math Classroom

Is it possible to design learning that engages the vast majority of students in mathematics?... Continue Reading
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Math: Communication, Collaboration and Conceptual Understandings

Grade 9 students at Crossing Park School were challenged to solve an ambiguous linear relations problem. ... Continue Reading
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Top Speed

In this grade 9 math class, students were posed the following question – what is your top speed?... Continue Reading

Open Investigation: Numbers


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Just Zeros and Ones

LEVEL: This investigation can be entered into by children as young as 6 (particularly as it is structured in the ...Continue Reading
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The Vitruvian Man

Students created their own version of the Vitruvian Man and related Vitruvius' theories of proportions to their model.... Continue Reading

Open Investigations: Shape & Space


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Area is a Square Deal

If we measure the area of rectangles by dividing them into squares, then what shape should we use to measure area for triangles?... Continue Reading
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Bean Pi

This investigation is best for Grades 5 and up. ... Continue Reading
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Coming To Answers in Different Ways

Students and teachers from 3 schools in the Foothills School Division posed problems for each other to solve.... Continue Reading
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Connect the Dots

A unicursal curve in the plane is a curve that you get when you put down your pencil, and draw until you get back to the starting point. ... Continue Reading
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Geometric Models Investigation

In the following investigation you will discover the rules that describe geometric situations.... Continue Reading
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Tiling

Determining what shapes tile a plane is not a simple matter. There are some polygons that will tile a plane and other polygons that will not tile a plane.... Continue Reading

Open Investigations: Statistics & Probability


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Markov Process

This investigation can be entered into by children as young as 6 and is engaging for people who like to think about mathematical probability and dynamical systems.... Continue Reading
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Provincial Showdown

Your team is charged with creating a presentation to persuade potential investors that a favourable business environment exists. What area of Canada would you represent?... Continue Reading

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