Identify key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).
Grade: 06, 07, 08
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Grade: 09, 10
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.
Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems, e.g., by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations.
Compute unit rates associated with ratios of fractions, including ratios of lengths, areas and other quantities measured in like or different units. For example, if a person walks 1/2 mile in each 1/4 hour, compute the unit rate as the complex fraction 1/2/1/4 miles per hour, equivalently 2 miles per hour.
Recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities.
Identify the constant of proportionality (unit rate) in tables, graphs, equations, diagrams, and verbal descriptions of proportional relationships.
Apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide rational numbers.
Represent proportional relationships by equations. For example, if total cost t is proportional to the number n of items purchased at a constant price p, the relationship between the total cost and the number of items can be expressed as t = pn.
Use variables to represent quantities in a real-world or mathematical problem, and construct simple equations and inequalities to solve problems by reasoning about the quantities.
Grade: 09, 10, 11, 12
Create equations and inequalities in one variable and use them to solve problems. Include equations arising from linear and quadratic functions, and simple rational and exponential functions.
Grade: 09, 10, 11, 12
Explain each step in solving a simple equation as following from the equality of numbers asserted at the previous step, starting from the assumption that the original equation has a solution. Construct a viable argument to justify a solution method.
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In this lesson plan on using credit responsibly, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to identify the basic parts of a credit card and how personal information is encoded. Students will explain how credit systems work and the hidden costs of credit (including late fees and annual percentage rates). They’ll also evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using credit cards, propose strategies for using credit cards wisely, and formulate a personal philosophy toward buying things on credit. See more »
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 9-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the principles of balancing budgets, both personal and governmental. Students will attempt to balance the U.S. government budget through online game play, and formulate arguments for an approach to reducing the federal deficit and defend their position during a debate. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 4-8, students use BrainPOP resources to define and give examples of a ratio, proportion, and percent. Students then solve word problems and equations to find ratios, proportions and percents. See more »