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BrainPOP's Math module includes a collection of videos and activities that are grouped into six content areas: algebra; data analysis; geometry & measurement; numbers & operations; probability; and ratio, proportion, & percent. Most videos cover middle school content, but some address content relevant in the upper-elementary grades. Other videos touch on some more advanced curriculum, as well. Overall, these resources are easy to incorporate into a lesson.
Show a video as part of your whole-class instruction, or have students view it in small groups. To address any questions, have students use the Q&A activity that comes with each video to help guide a class discussion. Afterwards, have students complete the pencil-and-paper activity and quiz on their own. You can also use the FYI section as a writing activity. For example, students can write a 3-2-1 summary about one of the topics: 3 things they learned, 2 things they found most interesting, and 1 thing they still have questions about. As another option, the games can work well as rewards for students who've completed other work.Continue reading Show less
Key Standards Supported
Expressions And Equations
Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions.
Classify two-dimensional figures based on the presence or absence of parallel or perpendicular lines, or the presence or absence of angles of a specified size. Recognize right triangles as a category, and identify right triangles.
Understand that attributes belonging to a category of two- dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category. For example, all rectangles have four right angles and squares are rectangles, so all squares have four right angles.
Know the formulas for the area and circumference of a circle and use them to solve problems; give an informal derivation of the relationship between the circumference and area of a circle.
The Number System
Interpret and compute quotients of fractions, and solve word problems involving division of fractions by fractions, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. For example, create a story context for (2/3) ÷ (3/4) and use a visual fraction model to show the quotient; use the relationship between multiplication and division to explain that (2/3) ÷ (3/4) = 8/9 because 3/4 of 8/9 is 2/3. (In general, (a/b) ÷ (c/d) = ad/bc.) How much chocolate will each person get if 3 people share 1/2 lb of chocolate equally? How many 3/4-cup servings are in 2/3 of a cup of yogurt? How wide is a rectangular strip of land with length 3/4 mi and area 1/2 square mi?