Math Labs, Projects, and Interesting Ideas
What follows is my growing collection of sites that offer ideas for the math classroom (middle and high school).
Graphing Calculator Labs/Instructions
Easy-to-follow instructions mainly for statistics use.
A more complete how-to collection.
Activities for the TI
Some use CBLs, but many do not. Be sure to try these labs yourself first, as the instructions are not the best.
I've used the "Lotto or Life" plan with students for a probability unit - it was well-written and the kids enjoyed it.
Other units focus on algebra skills more.
How to do Escher-like pictures - excellent instructions; works well with a transformations unit.
Some good questions that can be used with the CAPT formula sheet.
Painting a Room
Area, scale factor, and percents in this one.
Good practice for basic skills.
A few questions that apply angle concepts.
How to Win
on "The Wheel of Fortune"
Good practice on using percents; can be extended into a probability lesson as well.
Unlike other candy labs, this one incorporates graphing with the statistics.
A Variety of Activities
Many use data from the internet, but there are several CAPT-like situations here.
Good activities for comparing linear models.