Resources for Grades 6–8

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money-making moves

Worksheet

grades 4–6

Money-Making Movies

Use facts about these popular holiday movies to practice some math skills and graph your results.

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square challenge

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Video

grades 3–8

Square Challenge

Can you cut a square from the center of a piece of paper with just one straight cut? Try it and then watch the video for the answer.

Video

grades 7–12

The Infinite Life of Pi

Learn all about this important ratio. What is pi? When was it discovered? And how can we use it?

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experiments with mobius strips

Video

grades 3–8

Experiments with Mobius Strips

How do you create interlocking papers with a single strip? Watch this video and see if you can recreate these mathematical experiments.

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how much soda do you see

Worksheet

grades 3–7

How Much Soda Do You See?

Use your estimation skills to take your best, math-based guess about how many packs of soda make up the menorah.

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so many berries

Worksheet

grades 5–8

So Many Berries!

Find out a bit about how cranberries grow. Then, use math to estimate how many berries are actually in the bog.

Video

grades 6–12

What's Inside a Rubik's Cube?

Ever wonder how a Rubik's Cube works and functions? Take a look inside this tricky puzzle and see if you think you can solve it!

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bats

Worksheet

grades 6–12

Blood-Sucking Bats!

Use this downloadable worksheet to suck some math practice out of these fun facts about vampire bats.

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chart detective

Worksheet

grades 6–8

Chart Detective

Find the mistakes in this pie chart, and then create one that makes more sense.

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world's tallest building

Article/Ebook

grades 5–10

World's Tallest Building

Find out about the architecture, materials, and process used to create the world's tallest building. Then explore the math problems and social justice activities.

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transformations and symmetry

Lesson

grades 6–12

Transformations and Symmetry

Discover how symmetry can explain some of the most fundamental laws of nature.

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curse reverse

Interactive

grades 6–8

Curse Reverse

Lift a curse by returning stolen treasures in the least number of moves. Along the way you'll learn a bit of algebra.

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various strings on a plate

Activity

grades 5–7

Find Pi Everywhere

Discover the magical mathematical nature of pi. All you'll need is a circular object, some string, and scissors.

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two origami boxes

Activity

grades 3–8

Origami Boxes

Learn the Japanese art of paper folding and make your very own origami box. Decorate the paper before folding to add a personal touch!

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a man sneezing

Activity

grades 7–9

Sneeze Graphs

Find out how far a sneeze travels in this video. Then grab an eye dropper, spray bottle, or water balloon and conduct your own test.

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ages of art

Activity

grades 6–8

Ages of Art

Examine how artists in Ancient Egypt used proportional guidelines for their work. Can you identify all of the rules they used? Create a grid to start.

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Activity

grades 6–12

How Far Away is the Sun?

Use your hands and a mathematical ratio to estimate sizes and distances of far away objects. Start with objects close to you as a baseline.

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grades 7–12

How to Make a Hexaflexagon: The Definitive Guide

Follow along with this video (and use the printable linked in the description) to do a fun, quick craft activity perfect for fidgety types. It also has some secret math in it.

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daily math problem

Activity

Preschool–grade 10

Daily Math Problem

At any time of day, use the daily math problem, presented at a variety of levels, to practice math skills and problem-solving.

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world's tallest building

Article/Ebook

grades 5–10

World's Tallest Building

Find out about the architecture, materials, and process used to create the world's tallest building. Then explore the math problems and social justice activities.

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stone kites

Article/Ebook

grades 5–10

Stone Kites?

Learn about these mysterious stone structures in the western desert of Saudi Arabia. Then, try out some of the math questions.

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goats that climb

Article/Ebook

grades 5–10

Goats That Climb

Find out how and why goats climb, and then choose one or more of the math questions to try. Check out the extra resources, too.

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reindeer racing

Article/Ebook

grades 5–10

Reindeer Racing!

Read about the Sami people and how reindeer factor into their lives. Then choose some of the math problems, extensions, or worksheets to try.

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brew up some math

Article/Ebook

grades 5–10

Brew Up Some Math

Travel to Argentina to learn about the the cultural importance of yerba mate then do the math problems about this brewed beverage.

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child playing with toys

Article/Ebook

grades 6–8

Cool Math Games for Middle School

Promote problem-solving and logic skills through play, whether students are graphing on coordinate planes or solving multivariable equations.

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Teacher in classroom with students using laptops

Article/Ebook

grades 6–12

9 Top YouTube Channels for Classroom Lessons

Find great videos to bring the world and all of its wonder to your students.

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curse reverse

Interactive

grades 6–8

Curse Reverse

Lift a curse by returning stolen treasures in the least number of moves. Along the way you'll learn a bit of algebra.

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verify the variables

Interactive

grades 6–8

Verify the Variables

Use the blocks to figure out which numbers the variables represent. Plug them in and see if they fit!

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creature caverns

Interactive

grades 4–6

Coordinate Creatures

Plot points on a grid and see what creature they create. What's that in the cave? Change the x- and y-coordinates to find out!

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fogstone isle main page

Interactive

grades 3–6

FogStone Isle

Build deep understanding of fractions with this fun virtual world.

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sample math illustration

Interactive

grades 3–8

Alike Angles

Categorize angles into different groups in this interactive game. Congruent or parallel, complementary or supplementary, acute or obtuse: Can you sort them all?

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Sample graph of spending habits

Interactive

grades 8–12

What's Going On in This Graph?

Check back each week to dig into a new fascinating graph connected to current events. What do you notice about it? What do you wonder?

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Interactive

grades 6–7

Probability Predictions

Play games while learning about probability at the same time. Take your knowledge offline with dice or coins and see if you can beat the odds.

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a child using a laptop

Interactive

grades 3–12

PhET Interactive Simulations

Illustrate difficult-to-understand concepts with this huge collection of excellent (and free!) science and math simulations.

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Interactive

grades 3–12

Game Coder

Explore some of the tutorials in Microsoft's MakeCode Arcade. These step-by-step guides show how to modify and create simple games using drag-and-drop code blocks.

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Interactive

grades K–8

Hour of Code: Coding Puzzles

Solve coding puzzles! Whether you're just beginning or have some coding chops already, there's something for everyone.

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transformations and symmetry

Lesson

grades 6–12

Transformations and Symmetry

Discover how symmetry can explain some of the most fundamental laws of nature.

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everyday math

Lesson

grades 6–8

Every Day Math

Bookmark this slide deck and use the math problems each day to give yourself a challenge. Check your work with your teacher.

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sample algebra problem

Lesson

grades 6–12

All About Algebra

Work through these skills to learn about all things algebra.

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people walking on a crosswalk

Lesson

grades 6–7

Pedestrians and Populations

Create box plots to determine whether the number of people who walk to work depends on a city's population.

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picture of a highway

Lesson

grades 6–12

Graph Theory

Discover how we're surrounded by networks and connections, from roads to the internet. Learn about how graph properties can solve pratical problems in this interactive.

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a snails pace worksheet

Lesson

grades K–6

A Snail's Pace

Play this game and see which snail will win the race. Use mental addition, probability, and patterns to move your snail to the finish line!

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which one holds more

Lesson

grades 2–6

Which One Holds More?

Grab two sheets of paper and create two different-size cylinders. Predict which one will hold more Legos, beads, or other objects of your choice!

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timeline of mathematics

Lesson

grades 6–12

Math History

Discover the history of mathematics with this timeline. Read the stories behind the math and see how what we know today evolved over time.

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a vegetable

Lesson

grades 6–12

Beautiful and Bizarre Math

Find out about fascinating fractals in this interactive. They're all around you! Create your own by repeating a simple pattern at an increasingly smaller scale.

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various shapes that forms a person

Lesson

grades 3–8

Tangram Puzzle

Play this ancient game, where you create different shapes and figures, using just seven geometric tiles. There are 40 interactive puzzles to choose from.

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sample graph

Lesson

grades 6–12

Statistically Relevant Studies

Discover all the components of a valid study in this mini-course. Learn what makes a relevant sample, the difference between correlation and causality, and more.

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Lesson

grades 7–8

Census Changes

Predict how the racial makeup of the country will change in ten, and twenty, years by using the U.S. Census data from 2000 and 2010.

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square challenge

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Video

grades 3–8

Square Challenge

Can you cut a square from the center of a piece of paper with just one straight cut? Try it and then watch the video for the answer.

Video

grades 7–12

The Infinite Life of Pi

Learn all about this important ratio. What is pi? When was it discovered? And how can we use it?

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experiments with mobius strips

Video

grades 3–8

Experiments with Mobius Strips

How do you create interlocking papers with a single strip? Watch this video and see if you can recreate these mathematical experiments.

Video

grades 6–12

What's Inside a Rubik's Cube?

Ever wonder how a Rubik's Cube works and functions? Take a look inside this tricky puzzle and see if you think you can solve it!

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why can't you divide by zero

Video

grades 6–12

Why You Can't Divide By Zero

Learn how the simple combination of an everyday number and a basic operation can result in a mind-bending problem.

Video

grades 7–9

Transform Words into Numbers

Find out how to take a math problem that's in words and transform it into numbers called an expression.

Video

grades 6–12

Math Symbols + Explanation = Whoa!

Find out how symbols like the equal sign came to be and why we use so many unusual symbols in math equations.

Video

grades 8–12

What Is the Logistics Map?

Learn about the equation that connects a dripping faucet, a neuron firing, and the Mandelbrot set!

Video

grades 6–12

The Map of Computer Science

Take a journey through the history and development of computing in this brilliant visual mapping of the key concepts and fields within computer science.

Video

grades 6–12

Find the Fun and Beauty in Algebra

Whether you struggle with algebra or already love it, join mathematician James Tanton on this nontraditional exploration of the foundations of algebra.

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Women presenting / giving a speech

Video

grades 4–8

Women Solving Wonders

Watch this video to learn about the women who made space travel possible. What were the calculations that helped America advance in the space race?

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STEM career path

Website/App

grades 3–12

Discover a STEM Career Path

Browse this site's videos featuring inspiring women discussing their work. Which careers seem most interesting to you? How might you pursue them?

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math lessons

Website/App

grades 6–12

Lots of Math Lessons

Watch these video lessons to explore all sorts of math concepts and get some extra instruction around especially tricky concepts.

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social math battle

Website/App

grades 3–8

Social Math Battle

Use your math skills to battle your friends (or the computer) in this virtual card game. Choose your level, and defeat your opponent!

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funny studying

Website/App

grades 6–12

Studying Has Never Been Funnier

Check out the "free stuff" for math, English, and more. As you learn, enjoy the sometimes sarcastic commentary about studying.

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math in various languages

Website/App

grades 3–12

Math in Three Languages

Choose a language -- English, Spanish, or Portuguese -- then click on a math concept to get some information. Explore other topics, too!

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Boy working on problem - Knowledge on the Go

Website/App

Preschool–grade 12

Great Minds: Knowledge on the Go

Build knowledge with these high-quality, daily instructional video lessons for ELA (grades K–8), math (grades K–12), and science (grades 3–5).

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a man hiking

Website/App

grades 1–12

CK-12 (For Students)

Choose a subject and specific topic to practice or learn some math, science, or social studies.

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screenshot from website

Website/App

grades K–12

Freckle

Practice core subject skills with pretests, worksheets, inquiry-based lessons, and benchmark assessments.

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Student studying

Website/App

grades 6–9

ELLevation

Help your ELL students continue to develop language and learn academic content, no matter the learning environment.

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Website/App

grades 6–12

Practice Proving Proofs

Boost your confidence in solving geometric proofs with this interactive. Click the "get started" button, then the "start learning" buttons to practice five proofs at home.

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Website/App

grades 6–12

Math Visualized

Plug in an equation and watch it transform on a graph. Expand your skills with videos and challenges, or even complete a scavenger hunt.

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Website/App

Preschool–grade 12

Independent Math

Choose the grade level that's right to get started.

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money-making moves

Worksheet

grades 4–6

Money-Making Movies

Use facts about these popular holiday movies to practice some math skills and graph your results.

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how much soda do you see

Worksheet

grades 3–7

How Much Soda Do You See?

Use your estimation skills to take your best, math-based guess about how many packs of soda make up the menorah.

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so many berries

Worksheet

grades 5–8

So Many Berries!

Find out a bit about how cranberries grow. Then, use math to estimate how many berries are actually in the bog.

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bats

Worksheet

grades 6–12

Blood-Sucking Bats!

Use this downloadable worksheet to suck some math practice out of these fun facts about vampire bats.

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chart detective

Worksheet

grades 6–8

Chart Detective

Find the mistakes in this pie chart, and then create one that makes more sense.

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social distance dilemma

Worksheet

grades 6–12

Social-Distance Dilemma

Figure out how to hold a socially distanced patio party using math. Go back to the site to see whether you found the right answer.

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missing number pattern

Worksheet

grades 4–6

What's the Missing Number?

Look at the numbers, figure out the pattern, and then use that pattern to find the missing number. Check your work with the answer key.

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mystery numbers

Worksheet

grades 6–12

Mystery Numbers

Figure out the numbers each symbol represents by using the clues. Don't check the key until you've figured out your answers!

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toilet paper

Worksheet

grades 5–8

How Much Toilet Paper is Enough?

Find out how much TP you actually need. Also, see if there's a correlation between the number of sheets and the roll's diameter.