Earth Day Math Activities for Middle School Students

Earth Day is a great way to interest students in how math can be used to understand the world around us. Today’s topic is how you can use ratios, unit rates, and data distributions for students to...Read more

Mean Absolute Deviation and the Concept of Variability in Middle School

Recently, I was working with some of my students on topics they had failed in last year’s state testing. The topic of the day was mean absolute deviation, and while they were able to perform the...Read more

Free Line Plot Worksheet; Using Fractions to Measure Crayon Lengths, Grades 4–6

In this post, I want to share a great line plot activity for late elementary or middle school students. I highly recommend this line plot worksheet because it brings together several topics in one...Read more

Two-Way Frequency Table Data Sets for Bivariate Categorical Data in Grade 8

Making two-way tables for bivariate categorical data is a standard in the Grade 8 Common Core State Standards math curriculum. I have had some great experiences with my Grade 8 social studies teacher...Read more

Welcome to the Progress in Math Blog

I am so glad that you found this math blog among all the possible sites you might have landed on through the Internet, and I hope you keep with me as I continue to develop the blog. What you will...Read more

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