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Google+ Hangout for Students: All About Slope

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Whether flying a plane, figuring out the size of a tiered cake, or riding your bike, slope is important! Get excited about rise over run by viewing this math lesson that walks you through a few of the many resources available to help you understand the concept of slope from that are available from PBS LearningMedia. This lesson demonstrates interactives from the Math at the Core: Middle School collection and was hosted by PBS LearningMedia and Google's Connected Classrooms.

Real-Life Math | Zoo Keeper, Hoofstock

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In this video, zookeeper Michelle Hatwood of the Phoenix Zoo explains how she uses math in her work with hoofstock animals, which include antelope, deer, zebra, giraffe, and rhinoceros. In the accompanying classroom activity, students solve problems that involve calculating with and converting among metric and customary measurement units. To get the most from this lesson, students should be familiar with measurement units in the customary and metric systems and be able to use a calculator to multiply and divide decimal numbers.