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Building Math: Amazon Mission, Common Core State Standards

Building Math: Amazon Mission, Common Core State Standards


Item # 502851
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Recommended Grade(s): 6-8
Web Price $38.95


This simulation is uniquely appropriate for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) initiatives. And it’s great fun! Students will use algebraic thinking, data analysis and the engineering design process to solve problems in real-world settings. In Amazon Mission, students help a native village surmount malaria, and confront the environmental hazards of gold-mining. 198 pages.

Students will conduct mathematics investigations including:
¦ calculating and interpreting the slope of a line
¦ graphing a compound inequality
¦ producing and analyzing a line graph that relates two variables
¦ distinguishing between independent and dependent variables
¦ drawing a three-dimensional object and its net
¦ finding the surface area of a three-dimensional object
¦ writing a compound inequality statement
¦ identifying and extending exponential patterns
¦ calculating compound probabilities

Science investigations include:
¦ conducting two controlled experiments
¦ collecting experimental data in a table
¦ graphing simulation data and describing trends
¦ using a computer model
• Building Math was developed through a partnership with the Boston Museum of Science and Tufts University, and successfully piloted in Boston-area schools.
• Each book includes a poster illustrating the engineering design process and a DVD with classroom implementation samples.
• Addresses Common Core State standards and ITEA standards for technological literacy


  • ISBN/UPC 9780825168789
  • Author: Museum of Science, Dr. Peter Y. Wong, & Dr. Barbara M. Brizuela


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