In this lesson for grades 4-7 from Cyberchase – the program that shows kids that math is everywhere and everyone can be good at it! — students are introduced to concepts of fairness in games based on the probability, or odds, of winning and losing a game of chance. It includes media resources, assessment materials, and Common Core State Standards. (more…)
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PBS LearningMedia’s newest math collection, Math at the Core: Middle School, contain media-rich lessons designed to help middle school students visualize math concepts. The lessons align to Common Core standards for grades 5-8 and address critical concepts, such as ratios and proportions, adding negative integers, and probability and statistics. (more…)
- The Sweet Science of Chocolate | Grades 4-13+ | Video | Chocolate makers explain the elaborate engineering and chemistry behind this tasty treat
Proponents of blended learning are like the early settlers forging west — the path is full of unexpected obstacles. So states a report by staff writers in the January 27th issue of eSchool News. As school leaders consider adopting blended learning to provide more opportunities for their students, the article highlights five key considerations gleaned from the thousands of schools engaged in this approach. (more…)
Cyberchase is the Emmy award-winning animated math mystery show featuring a team of curious kids who use their math and problem solving skills to outwit and outsmart the villain Hacker in their quest to save Cyberspace. In addition to segments from the animated portion of the show, the PBS LearningMedia collection of Cyberspace resources includes live-action For Real segments, in which hosts Bianca and Harry explore the show’s math topics in everyday life. (more…)
Posted in Lesson Plans, Professional Development, Teaching Tools, tagged grades 6-8, grades 9-12, learning, lesson plan, math, pbs learningmedia, professional development, reading, teaching, video on January 3, 2014 |
This vast collection of resources, including lesson plans and professional development, is from Thirteen/WNET in New York. It’s designed to engage students in financial awareness, economic empowerment and personal responsibility. The 25 resources for grades 7-12 that comprise (more…)
The holiday season can be financially challenging as we purchase gifts and other creature comforts that may have come to be expected in traditional celebrations. Students, who may struggle with financial matters over the holidays as well as in their daily lives, can benefit from education on the subject of fiscal responsibility. (more…)
A new study has found that the acquisition of essential early math skills — counting, recognizing numerals, recognizing shapes, and patterning — increased significantly among four- and five-year-old children from economically disadvantaged communities who participated in a 10-week PBS KIDS Transmedia Math Supplement initiative.
Materials featured videos and interactive content from several PBS KIDS programs such as Sid the Science Kid, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, Curious George, and Dinosaur Train, as well as non-digital activities including books and foam shapes. (more…)
Posted in Uncategorized, tagged common core, grades 6-8, health and nutrition, history, lesson plan, literacy, math, National Standards, pbs learningmedia, reading in the content areas, writing in the content areas on December 2, 2013 |
Common Core State Standards set requirements not only for English language arts but also for literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects — making content-area reading more important than ever.
Because students usually need practice with content-area reading, PBS LearningMedia provides ways to boost literacy using the Middle School Literacy Initiative, which is funded by the Walmart Foundation and supported by other PBS LearningMedia resources. With these self-paced online lessons, perfect for blended learning environments, students can read, review vocabulary, and practice writing in the content areas.
You can visit any of the following individual lessons:
Science: On the continental drift, students learn how an idea that started with a man looking at a map of continent became a scientific theory.
Mathematics: On unit conversion, students figure out how much water various activities use and also learn about water conservation.
Health: Should I eat this? Students learn about nutrition values of different foods and meet two students with diabetes.
Social Studies: Students meet four teen immigrants and learn about the challenges they face as they adapt to American culture.
To use the lessons, students simply need to register for an account on PBS LearningMedia, or use their existing account.