youcubed: Walking the Graph
youcubed (Stanford University)

Students often find the interpretation of graphs extremely difficult – this has been shown in research and from many stories of interviews with college students and with younger students.

youcubed: Sidewalk Line Dance (K-8)
youcubed (Stanford University)

This is a fun sidewalk chalk activity that gets everyone moving and having interesting conversations about numbers!

Real World Math: Measurement - Estimating Distance
Real World Math

Once students have found their home or school in Google Earth, a good activity for them would be plotting paths of standard distances.

Illuminations: How Many Steps?
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

In this lesson, students participate in activities to develop concepts of measurement and statistics.

Illuminations: Finding Our Top Speed
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

This lesson sets the stage for a discussion of travel in the solar system.

Illuminations: Off the Scale
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

Students use real-world examples to solve problems involving scale as they examine maps of their home states and calculate distances between cities.

Illuminations: Taking Its Toll
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

In this lesson, students will compare the price of a toll to the distance traveled.

NRICH: Baskets
NRICH (University of Cambridge)

This activity encourages children to practise their sharing and counting skills by putting small objects into some baskets.

NRICH: Mud Kitchen
NRICH (University of Cambridge)

When playing in this mud kitchen, children will be using the language of size and capacity to choose utensils for different tasks.

NRICH: Tubes and Tunnels
NRICH (University of Cambridge)

When investigating these tubes, children will have the opportunity to practise using everyday language to talk about length, size and position.

Siemens STEM Day: Wind-Up Winners
Siemens STEM Day

In this activity, students will investigate the motion of wind-up toys.

STEM Careers Coalition: Cosmic Commute
STEM Careers Coalition

How long would it take to drive to the moon from your hometown?