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### Name Letters

3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Use this activity to practice solving systems of equations. Use this tool to check students' answers.### A Tale of Two Stories

3-5

The activities use *The Three Little Pigs *(Galdone 1970) and *Cinderella *(Grimm
and Grimm 1981) to motivate students to think and reason
mathematically.

### Exploration of a Balance

Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8

Focus
on patterns and relations
that can be developed from the exploration of balance, mass, length of
the mass arm, and the position of the fulcrum.### Mathematics and Environmental Concerns

3-5

Focus
on connections between mathematics and environmental concerns. ### Running Races

3-5

Plot points and graph linear functions while continually learning and reinforcing basic multiplication facts.

### Scuba Diving in Belize

3-5

Explore
various real-world applications of different forms of measurement, including
time and distance.### Understanding Distance, Speed, and Time Relationships

3-5

Control the speeds and starting points of the runners, watch the race, and examine a graph of the time-versus-distance relationship.

### Picture Books and Patterns in Numbers

3-5

This series of problems is based on the characters and
themes in “Black Dog,” by Pamela Allen. The picture book is not essential to
the teaching. However, it is used as an engagement tool that gives context for
the following story-based problems and mastering number, pattern, and algebraic
reasoning. ### Revealing the Story in Hydrographs from Hurricane Harvey

3-5, 6-8

This lesson is based on the *MTLT*article, “Making Meaning of Numbers from a Historic Storm" by Ming Tomayko. The lesson uses media coverage of a natural disaster to support students' development of quantitative literacy.