Middle School Math Curricula

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Grade Level: 6
Module / Curricula Description Supported Georgia Standards Last Updated
6th Grade - Math - Data Visualization: "Data Saves the Whales!" - Whale Challenge During this 5 day module, students’ model plankton and temperature data collected at different ocean depths in the Antarctic to discern whether a variable is independent or dependent in the relationship. They construct coordinate graphs of the data to identify whether the data is linear or non-linear and reason quantitatively about the data relationships. The module covers GSE concepts in identifying independent and dependent variable relationships. Module features the work of Dr. Ellery Ingall of Georgia Institute of Technology Earth & Atmospheric Sciences.
  • MGSE6.EE.2c
  • MGSE6.EE.6
  • MGSE6.EE.9
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6th Grade - Math - Experimental Design: "Some Assembly Required" - Packaging Challenge During this 5 day module, students model packaging procedures to decide on the most consistent effective procedure to make the most packages. Students’ reason quantitatively using measures of center and variability to decide on the most effective procedure. The module covers basic GSE concepts in measures of center and spread. Module features the work of Dr. Ellery Ingall of Georgia Institute of Technology Earth & Atmospheric Sciences.
  • MGSE6.SP.3
  • MGSE6.SP.4
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Grade Level: 7
Module / Curricula Description Supported Georgia Standards Last Updated
7th Grade - Math - Data Visualization: "Crab Friend or Foe?" - Crab Aquarium Challenge During this 5 day module, students model scientific investigation data of blue crab mating and predator events. Students graph the modeled data, analyze rate of change, and reason quantitatively to select the mix of predators that will balance the ecosystem of the aquarium display. The module covers basic GSE concepts in proportional relationships and rate of change. Module features the work of Dr. Marc Weissburg in the School of Biology on predator-prey and mating behavior mediated by chemical cues.
  • MGSE7.RP.1
  • MGSE7.RP.2b
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7th Grade - Math - Experimental Design: - Board Game Piece Challenge During this 6 day module, students’ use different measurement tools to find the dimensions of a set of 3-D printed geometric solids to find the piece that best fits a set of requirements.  Using the measurements, they will then be asked to calculate the basic geometric solid formulas for area, surface area, and volume to compare the piece in their group’s set of pieces.  They will present and/or write a letter that supports their decision on the piece that best fits from their set.  During the unit, they will investigate experimental design as they create a procedure to measure their pieces.
  • MGSE7.G.3
  • MGSE7.G.4
  • MGSE7.G.6
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Grade Level: 8
Module / Curricula Description Supported Georgia Standards Last Updated
8th Grade - Math - Data Visualization: "Extract the Hot Shots!" - Hot Shot Challenge During this 4 day module, students’ simulate a Hotshot firefighters planning team to define extraction logistics using slope. They construct a coordinate graph of different Hotshot team positions and determine each teams’ pacing so that all teams meet at the helicopter extraction point at the same time. The module introduces GSE concepts in slope.
  • MGSE8.EE.5
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