## MATHEMATICS ACTIVITIES & TEACHER NOTES BY TOPIC:
**Daily Log****Use a spreadsheet to calculate by percent how you spend your time, and to represent it in a pie graph.**- Investigation I: Keep a daily log
- Investigation II: Find percentage of time use
- Investigation III: Making a pie (or circle graph) chart
*CMP*- Bits and Pieces II- Go to Activity Contents with Teacher Notes
**Investigating Populations****Compare existing populations in different areas of the world and trends in the future world population growth.**- Investigation I: Visualizing world data
- Investigation II: Taking a closer look at world data
- Investigation III: Predicting future world population
*Investigations*- Name That Portion and Changes Over Time*Everyday Mathematics*- Rates- Go to Activity Contents with Teacher Notes
**Visualizing Fractions****Explore visual models of fractional parts of a whole.**- Investigation I: Using computer fraction strips
- Investigation II: Reducing fractions
- Investigation III: Displaying improper fractions and mixed numbers
*CMP*- Bits and Pieces II- Go to Activity Contents with Teacher Notes
**Matching Motion****Use a sonar ranger to match a given distance-time graph.**- Investigation I: Messing Around
- Investigation II: Matching constant motion graphs
- Investigation III: Matching changing motion graphs
*Investigations*- Changes Over Time*Everyday Mathematics*- Rates- Go to Activity Contents with Teacher Notes
**Temperature Highs and Lows****Observe a pattern of temperatures in your area over a 24-hour period of time.**- Investigation I: Preparation of test site
- Investigation II: Logging temperatures Day one
- Investigation III: Logging temperatures Day two
*Investigations*- Changes Over Time*Everyday Mathematics*- Rates- Go to Activity Contents with Teacher Notes
**Walking Off Distances****Personally experience change of distance over time with a sonar ranger.**- Investigation I: Messing around
- Investigation II: Predicting
- Investigation III: Testing your predictions
*Investigations*- Changes Over Time*Everyday Mathematics*- Rates- Go to Activity Contents with Teacher Notes
**Displaying Velocity****Personally experience changes of velocity over time with a sonar ranger.**- Investigation I: Moving at the same speed
- Investigation II: Are you coming or going?
- Investigation III: Speeding up!
*Investigations*- Patterns of Change*Everyday Mathematics*- Rates- Go to Activity Contents with Teacher Notes
**Tiling Shapes****Use a draw program to create tile patterns with different regular polygons.**- Investigation I: Tile parallelograms and hexagons
- Investigation II: Tile squares and triangles
- Investigation III: Tile trapezoids and parallelograms
*CMP*- Shapes and Designs- Go to Activity Contents with Teacher Notes
**Making Waves****Investigate the motion of different style of waves using a sonar ranger.**- Investigation I: Observing and making curved waves
- Investigation II: Observing and making square waves
- Investigation III: Observing and making triangular waves
*Investigations*- Measurement Benchmarks*Everyday Mathematics*- Coordinates, Area, & Circles- Go to Activity Contents with Teacher Notes
**Coin Tossing****Calculate the probabilities of a tossed coin using a spreadsheet.**- Investigation I: Collecting experimental data
- Investigation II: Collecting simulated data
*Investigations*- Between Never and Always*Everyday Mathematics*- Fractions & Their Uses; Chances and Probability- Go to Activity Contents with Teacher Notes
**Rolling Cubes****Use a spreadsheet to show the possible distribution for the sums of a roll of numbered cubes.**- Investigation I: Listing the possibilities
- Investigation II: Simulating random rolls
- Investigation III: Creating your own experimental data
*CMP*- How Likely Is It?; Analyzing Games of Chance- Go to Activity Contents with Teacher Notes
**Class Act Databases****Sort, organize and analyze information about your classmates on a database.**- Investigation I: Planning a survey
- Investigation II: Designing your database
- Investigation III: Collecting data
*Investigations*- The Shape of Data*Everyday Mathematics*- Using Numbers & Organizing Data- Go to Activity Contents with Teacher Notes
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