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Dangle Angle | STEM Alive

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An inclinometer, for measuring unreachable heights and more! This easily made sighting device can measure the angles of lines of sight. Students will gain hands-on insight into understanding and measuring different angles.

Do an Hour of Code | Tynker

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Build the computer literacy and problem solving skills students need to become innovators of the future. 

Introduce students to computer programming, or take their coding skills to the next level as they engage in fun activities and projects that enhance STEM learning outcomes. With an Hour of Code with Tynker, teachers can easily introduce the basics of computer programming in a fun and intuitive way.  Start with any of the six adventure puzzles, then students can apply what they’ve learned to create fun projects to share with others – multi-level and multi-player games, math patterns, interactive comics and greeting cards. 

No programming experience is required.  Use the resources provided to quickly plan a successful Hour of Code for your class. Students can access Candy Quest and Dragon Dash puzzles from this site.  The rest of the activities, plus a teacher's guide and answer keys, can be found at hourofcode.tynker.com.

Number Sense and Computation: To Half or Half Not

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In this professional development video, teachers can focus on the topic of number sense and computation by creating equivalent fractions that represent one-half through the use of geoblocks. This video can be used in conjunction with the To Half or Half Not Lesson Plan.

Geometry: Tiling the Plaza

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In this professional development video, teachers focus on the topic of geometry by having students arrange pattern blocks to create tessellations and explore geometric patterns. This video can be used in conjunction with the Tiling the Plaza lesson plan.

Measurement: What's Your Angle?

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In this professional development video, teachers focus on the topic of measurement and have students apply inductive reasoning skills to devise procedures for using a protractor. This video can be used in conjunction with the What's Your Angle? lesson plan.