Content Showcase: Media4Math Classroom Modules

M4M Modules

The Media4Math Classroom modules are instructional units that you can assign to students. Create a class roster and track student progress.

These modules are available as a-la-carte purchases, but our Media4Math Bundle Subscription allows you access to all modules and all Media4Math Library assets. Here is our current collection of modules, but keep checking back, as this collection continues to grow.

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  1. The Archer Fish, Geometry, and Physics

    The Archer Fish earns its name because it accurately sprays jets of water at insect prey, knocks them into the water, and has a quick meal. The ability to accurately do this has to overcome several geometric and physical challenges. In this module students explore these challenges in more detail.

    In fact there are three mathematical physics challenges that are explored:

    • Using they Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance the Archer Fish needs to spray its jet of water
    • Using the Tangent Ratios and their inverses to find the angle of the spray of water
    • Taking refraction into account by using Snell's Law

    Math Concepts

    • Problem Solving
    • Geometry
    • Equations
    • Algebra

    Learning Objectives

    • Use the Pythagorean Theorem to calculate the hypotenuse
    • Calculate tangent ratios and their inverses
    • Solve equations with trigonometric functions and their inverses

    Prerequisite Skills

    • Knows the basics of right triangles
    • Knows the basics of ratios
    • Understands what the inverse of a function is
    Common Core Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSG.SRT.C.6, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSG.SRT.C.8
    Lesson Duration 20 mins
    Grade Range 9th - 11th Grade

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  2. Pyrotechnics and Quadratic Functions

    In this module explore the paths of fireworks and learn about quadratic functions. Students explore parabolas graphed in Quadrant I, with roots at the origin and positive x. Students will learn about quadratic function in:

    • Standard form
    • Vertex form
    • Factored form

    In fact, students learn to use parabolas to model specific fireworks trajectories, and therefore solve for the specific parameters for those functions. Try this module for fun and engaging way to learn about quadratics.

    Math Concepts

    • Functions
    • Problem Solving
    • Equations
    • Algebra

    Learning Objectives

    • Define and graph quadratic functions in standard form
    • Define and graph quadratic functions in vertex form
    • Define and graph quadratic functions in factored form
    • Construct graphs of quadratic functions given coordinates
    • Solve real-world problems using quadratic functions and their graphs

    Prerequisite Skills

    • Basic understanding of functions and their graphs
    Common Core Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.IF.B.4, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.IF.C.7.A
    Lesson Duration 20 mins
    Grade Range 8th - 10th Grade

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  3. Why Is Listeria So Dangerous?

    Why do we refrigerate food? To keep bacteria from ruining the food. Refrigeration slows down bacterial growth, allowing us to keep food in our homes for a longer time. But what happens when bacteria continue to grow even in a refrigerator?

    This is one reason why the bacterium known as listeria is so dangerous: It continues to grow even when refrigerated. In this module, we study exponential growth models for bacteria. We look at piecewise functions that show bacterial growth before and after refrigeration. 

    Students will explore time-dependent bacterial growth functions. They will analyze data in tables and in graphs. They'll use the Desmos graphing calculator to explore the properties of exponential functions.

    Math Concepts

    • Functions
    • Problem Solving
    • Algebra

    Learning Objectives

    • Graphing exponential data
    • Graphing exponential functions
    • Developing and analyzing mathematical models

    Prerequisite Skills

    • Basic understanding of functions
    • Basic understanding of exponential expressions
    Common Core Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.BF.A.1, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.LE.A.1
    Lesson Duration 20 mins
    Grade Range 8th - 11th Grade

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  4. Why Do Rivers Meander?

    Rivers twist and turn as they make their way to the sea. Why does this happen and how can this be explained mathematically? In this module we look at the geometry of meandering rivers. In the process we'll discover some fascinating numerical relationships.

    Students will learn some basic concepts about the geophysics of how rivers form, but they will focus their analysis on what is called the sinuousity ratio. This is the ratio of the straight-line distance of the river and its meandering distance. This ratio reveals important characteristics of the river. Then, students will develop and examine geometric models involving circular arcs and segments to get a better understanding of the ratio. These models will first involve using a compass and straight edge to model a river. This is followed by an algebraic analysis.

    This module is an excellent way of tying real world concepts to geometry and algebra. The real-world application is easy to understand and yet it reveals a wealth of math concepts to be explored.

    Math Concepts

    • Ratios and Rates
    • Geometry
    • Geometric Constructions

    Learning Objectives

    • Define the sinuousity of a river
    • Calculate the ratio the defines the sinuousity of a river
    • Develop geometric models of rivers meandering using a compass and ruler
    • Analyzing geometric models algebraically

    Prerequisite Skills

    • Basic understanding of circles
    • Basic understanding of ratios
    • Some familiarity with the Pythagorean theorem
    Common Core Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.G.B.4, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.RP.A.1
    Lesson Duration 20 mins
    Grade Range 7th - 10th Grade

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  5. Accident Investigation

    When a driver slams the brakes on a car, skid marks are created on the road. Accident investigators can measure the length of the skid marks to estimate the speed of the car. This involves using a quadratic function.

    In this module, students use a quadratic model to predict the length of skid marks for various car speeds. The derivation of the quadratic model is shown algebraically and graphically. Students then use the model to solve a quadratic equation, given the total stopping distance.

    This module assumes that students are familiar with quadratic functions. Students will get a real understanding for how quadratic functions are used in the real world.

    Math Concepts

    • Functions
    • Problem Solving
    • Ratios and Rates
    • Equations

    Learning Objectives

    • Develop a quadratic model
    • Analyze graphs of quadratic functions
    • Solve quadratic equations graphically

    Prerequisite Skills

    • Understanding of functions and their graphs
    • Familiarity with quadratic functions and equations
    Common Core Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.F.B.5, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.IF.B.4, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.IF.C.7
    Lesson Duration 25 mins
    Grade Range 8th - 10th Grade

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  6. SAT Math Prep--Linear Equations and Functions

    Media4Math Classroom is developing a series of instructional modules for reviewing SAT math topics in detail. These modules review the key skills that are tested on the SAT with a two-pronged approach:

    1. Review the basics of the math skills required.
    2. Develop an understanding of the types of questions that are likely to occur on the SAT around these skills.

    In this module there is a thorough review of the topic of linear equations. This module covers four key areas:

    1. Slope-intercept form
    2. Point-slope form
    3. Equations for parallel and perpendicular lines
    4. Equations in standard form

    Students are given ample opportunities to review and test their understanding of the basics of these areas, before moving on to the more rigorous types of questions they can expect to see on the test.

    Make sure your students are familiar with these four topics. While there is plenty of opportunity for concept review, the key to succeeding on the SAT math section is to recognize that questions require a good grasp of the concepts.

     

    Math Concepts

    • Expressions
    • Functions
    • Equations
    • Algebra

    Learning Objectives

    • How to write and graph a linear function in slope-intercept form
    • How to write and graph a linear function in point-slope form
    • How to write and graph a linear function that are parallel or perpendicular to other linear functions
    • How to write and graph a linear function in standard form

    Prerequisite Skills

    • Understands how to solve equations in one variable
    • Understands how to graph coordinates
    • Understands the basics of linear equations and functions

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  7. SAT Math Prep--Functions

    Media4Math Classroom has developed a series of instructional modules for reviewing SAT math topics in detail. These modules review the key skills that are tested on the SAT with a two-pronged approach:

    1. Review the basics of the math skills required.
    2. Develop an understanding of the types of questions that are likely to occur on the SAT around these skills.

    In this module there is a thorough review of the topic of functions. This module covers five key areas:

    1. Definition of a function
    2. Evaluating a function
    3. The structure of linear functions
    4. The structure of quadratic functions
    5. Composite functions

    Students are given ample opportunities to review and test their understanding of the basics of these areas, before moving on to the more rigorous types of questions they can expect to see on the test.

    Make sure your students are familiar with these five topics. While there is plenty of opportunity for concept review, the key to succeeding on the SAT math section is to recognize that questions require a good grasp of the concepts.

    Math Concepts

    • Expressions
    • Functions
    • Equations
    • Algebra

    Learning Objectives

    • Define a function
    • Use function notation
    • Write linear functions in slope-intercept form
    • Write quadratic functions in standard form
    • Evaluate functions
    • Graph functions
    • Define composite functions
    Lesson Duration 120 mins
    Grade Range 9th - 11th Grade

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  8. SAT Math Prep--Systems of Equations

    This module reviews systems of equations. In particular, these topics are covered.

    1. Definition of a system of equations
    2. Substitution method
    3. Elimination method
    4. Non-linear systems

    Plan on spending at least 30 minutes per topic. This entire module can be completed over a two-hour period, which can be broken up into several sessions.

    For each topic students will review key concepts, look at numerous examples, and then look at sample SAT assessment items, with clear explanations to each assessment item.

    Math Concepts

    • Expressions
    • Equations
    • Algebra

    Learning Objectives

    • Define linear and non-linear systems
    • Use the Substitution Method to solve linear systems
    • Use the Elimination Method to solve linear systems
    • Use graphical methods to solve systems

    Prerequisite Skills

    • Knows how to graph linear equations
    • Knows how to solve equations for a given variable
    • Familiar with graphs of quadratic equations
    Lesson Duration 120 mins
    Grade Range 9th - 10th Grade

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  9. SAT Math Prep--Complex Numbers

    Media4Math Classroom's SAT Math Prep series provide a thorough review of key math topics covered on the SAT. These modules review the key skills that are tested on the SAT with a two-pronged approach:

    1. Review the basics of the math skills required.
    2. Develop an understanding of the types of questions that are likely to occur on the SAT around these skills.

    In this module there is a complete review of the topic of complex numbers. This module covers six key areas:

    1. Definition of an imaginary number
    2. Definition of a complex number
    3. Calculating the modulus of a complex number
    4. Adding and subtracting complex numbers
    5. Multiplying and dividing complex numbers
    6. Complex roots of quadratic equations

    Students are given ample opportunities to review and test their understanding of the basics of these areas, before moving on to the more rigorous types of questions they can expect to see on the SAT.

    Make sure your students are familiar with these six topics. While there is plenty of opportunity for concept review, the key to succeeding on the SAT math section is to recognize that questions require a good grasp of the concepts.

    Math Concepts

    • Expressions
    • Graphing Numbers
    • Number Concepts
    • Algebra

    Learning Objectives

    • Define complex numbers
    • Perform operations on complex numbers
    • Calculate the modulus of a complex numbers
    • Find the complex roots of quadratic equations

    Prerequisite Skills

    • Familiarity with coordinates and coordinate systems
    • Familiarity with the Distance Formula
    • Familiarity with quadratic equations and their solutions
    Lesson Duration 120 mins
    Grade Range 9th - 12th Grade

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  10. SAT Math Prep—Quadratic Functions and Equations

    Media4Math Classroom's SAT Math Prep series provide a thorough review of key math topics covered on the SAT. These modules review the key skills that are tested on the SAT with a two-pronged approach:

    1. Review the basics of the math skills required.
    2. Develop an understanding of the types of questions that are likely to occur on the SAT around these skills.

    In this module there is a complete review of the topic of quadratic functions and equations. This module covers four key areas:

    1. Definition of a quadratic function
    2. Definition of a quadratic equation
    3. Solving quadratic equations algebraically
    4. Solving quadratic functions graphically

    Students are given ample opportunities to review and test their understanding of the basics of these areas, before moving on to the more rigorous types of questions they can expect to see on the SAT.

    Make sure your students are familiar with these four topics. While there is plenty of opportunity for concept review, the key to succeeding on the SAT math section is to recognize that questions require a good grasp of the concepts.

    Math Concepts

    • Functions
    • Problem Solving
    • Algebra

    Learning Objectives

    • Define quadratic functions and equations
    • Solve quadratic equations by completing the square
    • Solve quadratic equations by factoring
    • Solve quadratic equations by using the quadratic formula
    • Solve quadratic equations by graphing

    Prerequisite Skills

    • Familiarity with functions
    • Solving equations
    • Identifying numerical factors
    • Graphing functions
    Common Core Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSA.REI.B.4, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.IF.C.7
    Lesson Duration 120 mins
    Grade Range 9th - 12th Grade

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  11. Instructional Module: Counting to 20

    In this Media4Math Classroom Module, your early elementary students will get experience in counting from 1 to 20. Using graphics, videos, and an engaging counting game, students are introduced to the skill of counting and how to use that skill to solve problems. 

    Four assessment items are included in this module, along with the standard features of allowing you to create a class roster to test student progress. The Media4Math Classroom Modules are flexible. They can be used for classroom demonstration purposes, or in a distance learning environment. They can also be assigned to individual students.

    Math Concepts

    • Number Concepts

    Learning Objectives

    • Count from 1 to 20
    • Solve problems involving counting

    Prerequisite Skills

    • Recognition of numbers 1 through 20
    • Can count from 1 to 10
    Common Core Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.A.1, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.4
    Lesson Duration 30 mins
    Grade Range Pre-K - 1st Grade

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  12. Instructional Module: Counting On

    In this Media4Math Classroom Module, your early elementary students will build on their counting skills by learning the skill of Counting On. Using graphics, videos, and games, students are introduced to the skill of Counting On and how it can help them improve the speed and accuracy of their counting. 

    Four assessment items are included in this module, along with the standard features of allowing you to create a class roster to test student progress. The Media4Math Classroom Modules are flexible. They can be used for classroom demonstration purposes, or in a distance learning environment. They can also be assigned to individual students.

    Math Concepts

    • Number Concepts

    Learning Objectives

    • Use the skill of Counting On
    • Solves problems involving counting

    Prerequisite Skills

    • Can count to 50
    Common Core Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.A.1, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.A.2
    Lesson Duration 30 mins
    Grade Range K - 2nd Grade

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  13. Instructional Module: Skip Counting

    In this Media4Math Classroom Module, your early elementary students will build on their counting skills by learning the skill of Skip Counting. Using graphics, videos, and games, students are introduced to the skill of Skip Counting and how it can help them improve the speed and accuracy of their counting. Specific examples include Skip Counting by 2's, 5,'s, and 10's.

    Four assessment items are included in this module, along with the standard features of allowing you to create a class roster to test student progress. The Media4Math Classroom Modules are flexible. They can be used for classroom demonstration purposes, or in a distance learning environment. They can also be assigned to individual students.

    Math Concepts

    • Number Concepts

    Learning Objectives

    • Skip count by 2's
    • Skip count by 5's
    • Skip count by 10's
    • Solve problems using counting skills

    Prerequisite Skills

    • Can count up to 100
    • Can count using number lines
    Common Core Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.NBT.A.2, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.OA.C.3
    Lesson Duration 30 mins
    Grade Range K - 2nd Grade

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  14. Instructional Module: Counting Strategies

    In this Media4Math Classroom Module, your early elementary students will build on their counting skills by combining Skip Counting and Counting On. Using graphics, videos, and games, students are introduced to more challenging counting scenarios that also pave the way for later developing their addition skills. Specifically, students are shown how to combine Skip Counting and Counting On to quickly and accurately count large numbers of items.

    Four assessment items are included in this module, along with the standard features of allowing you to create a class roster to test student progress. The Media4Math Classroom Modules are flexible. They can be used for classroom demonstration purposes, or in a distance learning environment. They can also be assigned to individual students.

    Math Concepts

    • Number Concepts

    Learning Objectives

    • Combine counting strategies
    • Solve problems involving counting

    Prerequisite Skills

    • Knows how to skip count
    • Can count from any number
    Common Core Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.OA.C.5, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.5, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.NBT.A.2, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.A.2
    Lesson Duration 30 mins
    Grade Range 1st - 2nd Grade

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  15. Instructional Module: Counting and Addition

    In this Media4Math Classroom Module, your early elementary students will build on their counting skills by using them to add numbers. Using graphics, videos, and games, students are introduced to addition using Counting On.

    Four assessment items are included in this module, along with the standard features of allowing you to create a class roster to test student progress. The Media4Math Classroom Modules are flexible. They can be used for classroom demonstration purposes, or in a distance learning environment. They can also be assigned to individual students.

    Math Concepts

    • Number Concepts

    Learning Objectives

    • Use Counting On to add numbers
    • Use the Commutative Property of Addition to add numbers
    • Solve addition problems

    Prerequisite Skills

    • Knows the technique of Counting On
    • Familiar with identifying numbers on a number line
    Common Core Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.OA.B.3, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.OA.C.5, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.OA.C.6, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.OA.B.2
    Lesson Duration 30 mins
    Grade Range K - 2nd Grade

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  16. Instructional Module: Counting and Subtraction

    In this Media4Math Classroom Module, your early elementary students will build on their counting skills by using them to subtract numbers. Using graphics, videos, and games, students are introduced to subtraction by counting down.

    Four assessment items are included in this module, along with the standard features of allowing you to create a class roster to test student progress. The Media4Math Classroom Modules are flexible. They can be used for classroom demonstration purposes, or in a distance learning environment. They can also be assigned to individual students.

    Math Concepts

    • Number Concepts

    Learning Objectives

    • Use Counting Down to subtract numbers
    • Solve subtraction problems

    Prerequisite Skills

    • Knows the technique of Counting On
    • Familiar with identifying numbers on a number line
    • Familiar with Skip Counting
    Common Core Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.OA.B.3, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.OA.C.5, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.OA.C.6, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.OA.B.2
    Lesson Duration 30 mins
    Grade Range K - 2nd Grade

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  17. Instructional Module: Place Value: Building and Breaking Numbers

    In this Media4Math Classroom Module, your early elementary students will develop their place value skills. Using graphics, videos, and games, students are introduced to place value to the hundreds place. Through place value students learn to build numbers and break them down.

    Four assessment items are included in this module, along with the standard features of allowing you to create a class roster to test student progress. The Media4Math Classroom Modules are flexible. They can be used for classroom demonstration purposes, or in a distance learning environment. They can also be assigned to individual students.

    Math Concepts

    • Number Concepts

    Learning Objectives

    • Identify place value to the hundreds place
    • Solve problems involving place value

    Prerequisite Skills

    • Can count to 100
    • Familiar with the plus sign for addition
    Common Core Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.NBT.A.1
    Lesson Duration 30 mins
    Grade Range K - 2nd Grade

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  18. Instructional Module: Place Value: Making Tens

    In this Media4Math Classroom Module, your early elementary students will use their place value skills to improve their addition by learning to make 10's. Using graphics, videos, and games, students are introduced to rewrite numbers to facilitate adding with 10's. This also becomes an excellent precursor to using the traditional addition algorithm.

    Four assessment items are included in this module, along with the standard features of allowing you to create a class roster to test student progress. The Media4Math Classroom Modules are flexible. They can be used for classroom demonstration purposes, or in a distance learning environment. They can also be assigned to individual students.

    Math Concepts

    • Number Concepts

    Learning Objectives

    • Make tens
    • Solve addition problems

    Prerequisite Skills

    • Can count to 50
    • Familiar with place value to the tens place
    • Familiar with commutative and associative properties of addition
    Common Core Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.OA.A.4
    Lesson Duration 30 mins
    Grade Range K - 2nd Grade

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  19. Instructional Module: Place Value: Counting by Tens

    In this Media4Math Classroom Module, your early elementary students will use their place value skills to learn to count by 10's. Using graphics, videos, and games, students are introduced to rewrite numbers to facilitate counting by 10's. This also becomes an excellent precursor addition and later multiplication.

    Four assessment items are included in this module, along with the standard features of allowing you to create a class roster to test student progress. The Media4Math Classroom Modules are flexible. They can be used for classroom demonstration purposes, or in a distance learning environment. They can also be assigned to individual students.

    Math Concepts

    • Number Concepts

    Learning Objectives

    • Count by tens
    • Solve problems involving counting by tens

    Prerequisite Skills

    • Familiar with 100s charts
    • Experience using number lines
    • Can count to 100
    • Understands place value to the tens place
    Common Core Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.NBT.B.2, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.NBT.A.2, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.NBT.B.8
    Lesson Duration 30 mins
    Grade Range K - 2nd Grade

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  20. Instructional Module: Place Value: Counting by Tenths

    In this Media4Math Classroom Module, your early elementary students will use their place value skills to learn to count by tenths. Using graphics, videos, and games, students are introduced to rewrite numbers to facilitate counting by tenths. This also becomes an excellent precursor to decimal addition.

    Four assessment items are included in this module, along with the standard features of allowing you to create a class roster to test student progress. The Media4Math Classroom Modules are flexible. They can be used for classroom demonstration purposes, or in a distance learning environment. They can also be assigned to individual students.

    Math Concepts

    • Number Concepts

    Learning Objectives

    • Count by tenths
    • Solve problems involving counting by tenths

    Prerequisite Skills

    • Familiar with place value to the hundreds
    • Basic understanding of fraction concepts
    • Can skip count by 10's and 100's
    Common Core Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NF.C.6, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NBT.B.7, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NF.C.7
    Lesson Duration 30 mins
    Grade Range 3rd - 5th Grade

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