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• #### Equivalent Fractions

• Students will observe and record the methods they use to find equivalent fractions. Students will compare the illustrations in a set of equivalent fractions and record similarities and differences between the three illustrations. • Students will compare the numbers in each of the three fractions they found to be equivalent and describe any patterns they find. • Students will participate in a class discussion about the activity to better their understanding of equivalent fractions.
• #### Finding the Area of an Irregular Shape

Plot the given points. Connect line segments between the points to make an irregular shape (house). Break the irregular shape (house) into smaller shapes that have known area formulas (triangle and rectangle). Calculate the area by hand using known area formulas (triangle and rectangle) then check their work. Apply their knowledge of area and add together the areas of the smaller shapes (triangle and rectangle) to find the total area of the irregular shape (house). Describe in their own words the process of finding the area of an irregular shape and when this process might be used in everyday life.
• #### Investigation into Invasive Species: Zebra Mussels

Engage students in lessons through the integration of Science, Mathematics, Technology and Modeling Make students aware of real world applications of curriculum learned in class Create a visual model of the location and proliferation of an invasive species in GIS Create an ecosystem that models the behavior of different species using Agent Sheets Understand and manipulate variables in a model to arrive at a desired outcome (clogged pipe) in STELLA
• #### Money Saved Using Stella

Calculate/check calculations on the Money Saved worksheet. Identify the two variables that affect the amount of money they save. Identify how results vary when manipulating the different variables. Create their own problem related to saving money.
• #### Probability Lesson – Theoretical vs. Experimental

• Students will use the Prob Sim application to find the experimental probability of two different events with a set number of trials (flipping a coin and rolling a die). • Students will complete probability worksheet and find the experimental probability for each event. • Students will discuss the relationship between experimental and theoretical probability