Formative Assessment Lessons (beta)
Read more about the purpose of the MAP Classroom Challenges… Mathematical goals This unit is designed to help students to: Confront and overcome common probability misconceptions.Count equally likely outcomes using diagrams.Discuss relationships between theoretical probabilities, observed outcomes and sample sizes.Calculate probabilities of independent events. Introduction This lesson unit is structured in the following way:

High School Math Lesson Plans
High School: Introduction to Geometry Proofs Goal Students will discuss knowledge and research about triangles and prove a theorem about triangles. Standard CCSS.Math.Content.HSG-SRT.B.4 Prove theorems about triangles. Objective Students will understand what a theorem is and how theorems are used in math.
Data Analysis & Probability Games
Featured Game: M & M Probability Game Data Analysis & Probability Games These activities support students as they conceptually develop a sense of how probability affects the outcome of games. Students will find that applying their knowledge of probability will help them win some of the games. See Data Analysis: One-Die Toss Activities for games that help students develop an understanding of the probability of the outcomes of tossing one die.

Exit Slip Formative Assessment Strategy
No matter what you call it, the exit slip is a super, quick, little assessment.I had to come up with a plan for how to administer and check the exit slips in my science classes.So, I designed a bulletin board to house the materials. I'm actually not finished. It seems that everything I do needs some revision. I always come up with a new idea and have to change things.

Welcome to the Mathematics Assessment Project
“And I’m calling on our nation’s governors and state education chiefs to develop standards and assessments that don’t simply measure whether students can fill in a bubble on a test, but whether they possess 21st Century skills like problem solving and critical thinking and entrepreneurship and creativity.” President Obama, 1 March 2009. New for 2013: Ten new 'Classroom Challenge' formative assessment lessons for Middle School are now available, including the first five lessons for Grade 6 .
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Decoding the Secret Language of Food Expiration Dates
Americans tend to harbor dark suspicions about that forgotten can of beans in the back of the pantry, far past its sell-by date. If you’re like most consumers, you probably just toss expired items on the better-safe-than-sorry principle (unless, perhaps, it’s a Twinkie). But there’s a good chance many aged food remains totally safe to eat, according to a new report (PDF) that blames the flawed food-dating system for tons of perfectly edible food getting wasted each year. While many consumers consider the dates printed on foods a hard deadline, they actually indicate maximum quality or freshness, not safety, explains David Fikes, vice president in charge of consumer affairs at the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), a food trade group. “Producers want people to have the best experience of product,” he says. There’s a window after the “expiration” date when a product is still edible—it just won’t look or taste quite as good.

Smokey Bear Takes Algebra
To begin the lesson, gather background knowledge from the students about wildfires. Where are Smokey Bear billboards located? Why are these signs important to park visitors? What is the difference between a high danger of forest fire and a very high danger? What are some of the extreme losses that occur during uncontrollable fires? To get students thinking about the factors that are considered when rating fire-danger, distribute copies of the Meet Smokey Bear activity sheet.