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I <3 Math: Unit Rates

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An introduction to the concept of unit rates. This I <3 Math episode defines unit rates and discusses their relationship to ratios.

MN Original | MacPhail Center for Music

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Watch how MacPhail Center for Music’s partnership with Ascension Catholic School in North Minneapolis brings classical musical education to children who might not otherwise have the opportunity.

This program, which began in 1989, serves as a model for more than 90 other community partnerships that bring musical education to many diverse communities throughout the state.

For more MN Original resources, click here.

Relationship of Division and Fractions

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Explore the connection between division and fractions while dividing up cookies. This video focuses on recognizing patterns when modeling dividing up cookies to share with people.

This video was submitted through the Innovation Math Challenge, a contest open to professional and nonprofessional producers and is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School collection.

Two Kinds of Division

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Learn about the two different types of division problems. This video focuses on partitive and quotative models of division and when they're each useful.

This video was submitted through the Innovation Math Challenge, a contest open to professional and nonprofessional producers and is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School collection.

A - Z Overview

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Watch and learn how to explore career options from A to Z with the Lab Squad kids as they meet and interview career professionals.

Making Cents: Financial Literacy Videos for Young Learners

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With this video series, teach teens and pre-teens how to manage their money and foster an entrepreneurial spirit. Visit KSPS Education for more additional learning resources.

What's a 360?

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, Harry is snowboarding and wants to do a move on his snowboard known as a "360." He is not sure what exactly a "360" is, but a snowboard instructor teaches him about angles and snowboard moves. Harry finally creates his own snowboard version of a "360."

Measuring Different Lanes on the Track | Cyberchase

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Bianca competes in her first track meet, but doubts the fairness of starting further back in the inside track lane for a 200 meter race, in this video segment from Cyberchase. She notices that the starting positions in the six lanes are located at different points along the track. She believes this is unfair and sets out to measure the distance between the starting point and the finish line in both the outside and the inside lanes.

Choosing the Most Orange Crystal | Cyberchase

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad looks at seven different crystals to determine which crystal displays the largest amount of orange color, and thus has the most power. They find that some crystals have more stripes of certain colors than others but not all the stripes are the same size. The CyberSquad solves the problem by thinking about the stripes as fractional parts of the crystals, and then comparing the fractions to determine the largest one. 

WNBA Supermom | Cyberchase

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In this video segment from TV411, WNBA basketball star, Olympia Scott Richardson, describes how she is able to keep track of all her activities and commitments by using a handheld electronic organizer. Richardson is a professional basketball player, mother, writer, and has started a music business, too. We follow her through a typical day to see how she uses some different techniques to manage her time effectively.

Attention to Scaling | Cyberchase

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad analyzes the bar graph data showing the number of bugs in each room in the Cybrary. After comparing their bar graph to the one created by Hacker, the CyberSquad realizes that the issue may be a difference in scale. This segment is the second of three segments. Check out “Inventing Bar Graphs” to see how the CyberSquad created their bar graph. Watch “The Power of the Whole Picture” to see how they explain the difference between the two graphs to Ms. Fileshare. 

Sharing Halloween Candy | Cyberchase

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, Buzz, Delete, and Harold are trying to share 18 pieces of candy equally among themselves. Jackie helps them by demonstrating how to divide the candies equally by distributing the candies in rounds.

An Unexpected Guest | Cyberchase

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, Harry is going on a date with Jenna. While getting ready he makes a budget detailing what he thinks the date will cost him. Then he makes sure he has the correct amount of money. When his cousin Harley unexpectedly shows up, Harry must pay for his meal, too. Harry finds he must calculate costs and adjust his budget throughout dinner.

Calculating Time Remaining | Cyberchase

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, Digit is competing against Hacker in a cooking contest. Digit has to finish cooking before a snowstorm hits but he is not sure how much time he has left. He does know what time it is and when the snowstorm is due. Matt uses subtraction to help him calculate how much time he has.

Lock Combinations | Cyberchase

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad must figure out the correct doorknob/key combination in order to open the door which stands between them and the Black Crystal. The CyberSquad has doorknobs in three different colors and keys in three different colors. After a few failed attempts, they decide to use a grid to help them keep track of the different combinations they have tried.

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