Classroom Examples: High 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 Inquiry into Trigonometric Functions Using Real-World Models

This teacher designed ten labs that highlighted the key concepts of trigonometry.... Continue Reading
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Expanding Cube

Grade 10 math students were given an interesting problem to solve.... Continue Reading
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Financial Makeover

After completing this project, students understood that financial planning and success is dependent on understanding the mathematics of finance.... Continue Reading
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Math by Design

On the very first day of this teacher’s class, students are engaged in problem solving on whiteboards in small groups.... 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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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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