Math at the Core: Middle School will gather more than 420 digital resources that focus on critical middle school math concepts. Funded by CPB, these resources are designed for middle school students of diverse learning styles and backgrounds and are aligned with CCSS in Mathematics for grades 5-8. Watch for this growing collection from WGBH, WNET, Kentucky Educational Television, KQED (San Francisco), Utah Education Network, Kansas City Public Television, Alabama Public Television, Maryland Public Television, Arizona Public Television (KAET-8), Center for Asian American Media, independent producers, student teams, and educators. This innovative and engaging media reflects a wide range of culturally responsive perspectives.
Congratulations to the 10 Winners of the Innovation Math Challenge!
Beasley Games; Boland; DeMillo Design; Flocabulary; The Puzzle School; Mathalicious; RA; School Yourself, Inc; SJRCS; Vertical Learning Labs
Click here to read descriptions and see poster images of the winning entries.
Build quadrilaterals using lengths of different sizes in this interactive from Learning Math.
Compare multiplicative and additive relationships in this interactive from Learning Math.
Learn how to classify triangles according to angle measurements and side lengths in this video from Kansas City Public Television.
Use the Pythagorean theorem to determine the distance between two points on a Cartesian grid in this interactive from Learning Math.
Calculate how many square inches of wrapping paper you need to cover a given box in this interactive from Teaching Math.
Determine which solid would contain the greatest volume if constructed from a single sheet of paper in this interactive from Teaching Math.
Compare volumes of cylinders, spheres, and cones with equal radius and height in this interactive from Learning Math.
Learn how to calculate the surface area of a rectangular prism in this video from the Innovation Math Challenge.
Learn how the Pythagorean theorem figures into the complex process of reproducing a 18th-century construction crane in this video from Learning Math.
Learn how a boatbuilder and a sailmaker use the areas of triangles and the volumes of irregular shapes in the art of boatbuilding in this video from Learning Math.
Examine strategies to identify the properties of quadrilaterals and how different types of parallelograms—squares, rectangles, and rhombuses—compare and contrast in this video from KCPT.
Learn to diagram two-dimensional representations using footage from a real-life equestrian event on an x–y graph and reflect and rotate that diagram in this video from CAAM.
Vary the angle and position of a slice through a cube and explore the resulting cross sections in this interactive from Learning Math.
Examine relationships to determine what side lengths can form triangles in this interactive from Learning Math.
Learn the meaning of the geometric term rotation and see several examples in this animated Math Shorts video from the Utah Education Network.
Determine the angle of rotation of various figures with rotation symmetry in this interactive from Learning Math.
Identify common properties of polygons sorted in a Venn diagram in this interactive from Learning Math.
Determine whether two shapes are congruent by rotating, translating, and reflecting them in this interactive from Teaching Math
Learn how computer design software runs three-dimensional printers by translating 3D shapes into triangles in this video from Learning Math.
Learn how to find the perimeter and area of a rectangle in this video from Cyberchase.