Middle School Mathematics Modules

** Math and science curriculum materials are currently still being developed. Requests for curriculum materials will be held and fulfilled when applicable curriculum materials are finalized.

Grade Level: 6
Module / Curricula Description Supported Georgia Standards Last Updated
6th Grade - Math - Data Visualization: "Data Saves the Whales!" - Whale Challenge 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. This module will feature the work of Dr. Ellery Ingall of Georgia Institute of Technology Earth & Atmospheric Sciences. ** Pending Release Request this Module
6th Grade - Math - Data-Driven Decision Making: "Sweet Machines" - Automated Packaging Challenge Students will examine automated manufacturing process models of packaging procedures to decide on the most consistent effective procedure to make the most packages. Students will decide if an automated process will help meet demand.  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, spread and interquartile range. This module will feature the work of Dr. Ellery Ingall of Georgia Institute of Technology Earth & Atmospheric Sciences. ** Pending Release Request this Module
6th Grade - Math - Experimental Design: "Some Assembly Required" - Packaging Challenge 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. This module will feature the work of Dr. Ellery Ingall of Georgia Institute of Technology Earth & Atmospheric Sciences. ** Pending Release Request this Module
Grade Level: 7
Module / Curricula Description Supported Georgia Standards Last Updated
7th Grade - Math - Data Visualization: "Crab Friend or Foe?" - Crab Aquarium Challenge 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. This module features the work of Dr. Marc Weissburg in the School of Biology on predator-prey and mating behavior mediated by chemical cues. ** Pending Release Request this Module
7th Grade - Math - Data-Driven Decision Making: "Perfecting Your Craft" - Manufacturing Quality Control Challenge Students’ will use the measures of center and variability to determine if a production line has exceeded the allowable error and is need of repair. During the unit students will investigate the way sample size influences the understanding of actual results.  The students will take a small sample size and then as they analyze they will make generalizations from the data.  They will then be grouped and compute the new numbers to see how a slightly larger sample provides better insight and finally see how a full reasonable random sample is best for making decisions.  They will then be provided results from the other production lines and determine the status of those lines and culminate with a report on the status of the production lines to determine if they should be shut down for repair. ** Pending Release Request this Module
7th Grade - Math - Experimental Design: - Board Game Piece Challenge 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. ** Pending Release Request this Module
Grade Level: 8
Module / Curricula Description Supported Georgia Standards Last Updated
8th Grade - Math - Data Visualization: "Extract the Hot Shots!" - Hot Shot Challenge 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. ** Pending Release Request this Module
8th Grade - Math - Data-Driven Decision Making: "Power Payoff" - Power Finance Challenge Students use an online simulation to collect data on the percentage of houses powered for different types and thicknesses of insulation for a solar thermal emergency power plant. Students’ reason quantitatively using the rate of change of the houses powered per insulation thickness in conjunction with a cost factor to decide on the most effective combination of insulation material and thickness for emergency backup power. The module covers basic GSE concepts in linear rate of change. This module will feature the work of Dr. Asegun Henry of Georgia Institute of Technology Mechanical Engineering. ** Pending Release Request this Module
8th Grade - Math - Experimental Design: "It's Electric!" - Clean Energy Challenge Students use an online simulation to collect data on the percentage of houses powered for different types and thicknesses of insulation for a solar thermal emergency power plant. Students’ reason quantitatively using the rate of change of the houses powered per insulation thickness in conjunction with a cost factor to decide on the most effective combination of insulation material and thickness for emergency backup power. The module covers basic GSE concepts in linear rate of change. This module will feature the work of Dr. Asegun Henry of Georgia Institute of Technology Mechanical Engineering. ** Pending Release Request this Module