Middle School Activity Modules

Help your middle school students deepen their understanding of mathematics with Sketchpad's dynamic, visual approach to learning. In addition to addressing middle school content strands from the Common Core State Standards, these activities support students in modeling mathematics, making and testing conjectures, making sense of problems, seeing structure in expressions and equations, and formalizing repeated reasoning.


Ratio, Proportion, and Probability

Exploring Ratio, Proportion, and Probability in Grades 6–8 with The Geometer's Sketchpad
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This collection of Sketchpad activities allows students to explore concepts and develop skills related to:

  • scatter plots, function graphs, tables, and equations
  • rate and slope scale models
  • areas of similar shapes

Note: Software activity modules are now published by McGraw-Hill Education and available for purchase at mheducation.com. If you're a customer in a U.S. territory or outside the United States, find ordering information here.

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Expressions and Equations

Exploring Expressions and Equations in Grades 6–8 with The Geometer's Sketchpad
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This collection of Sketchpad activities gives students the opportunity to explore content from the domain of expressions and equations, as well as functions (Grade 8). Students explore concepts and develop skills related to:

  • equivalent expressions
  • positive and negative exponents
  • inputs, outputs, and linear and non-linear functions
  • time-distance graphs and time-speed graphs
  • quadratic functions

Note: Software activity modules are now published by McGraw-Hill Education and available for purchase at mheducation.com. If you're a customer in a U.S. territory or outside the United States, find ordering information here.

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Plane and Solid Geometry

Exploring Plane and Solid Geometry in Grades 6–8 with The Geometer's Sketchpad
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Through these Sketchpad activities, students explore content from the domain of geometry and develop skills related to:

  • isosceles and right triangles
  • the Pythagorean theorem
  • translations, rotations, and reflections
  • areas of parallelograms, triangles, trapezoids, circles, and regular polygons
  • spatial visualization and three-dimensional models

Note: Software activity modules are now published by McGraw-Hill Education and available for purchase at mheducation.com. If you're a customer in a U.S. territory or outside the United States, find ordering information here.

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Geometric Reasoning

Shape Makers: Developing Geometric Reasoning in Middle School with The Geometer’s Sketchpad
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This immersive series of explorations helps students develop dynamic mental models for thinking about geometric shapes and their properties, an important topic in the Common Core State Standards.

Note: Software activity modules are now published by McGraw-Hill Education and available for purchase at mheducation.com. If you're a customer in a U.S. territory or outside the United States, find ordering information here.

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