AzTech Games Powerpoints & PDFs


GrandmaThe PowerPoint presentations below were created to complement the “Statistics and Probability” and “Expressions and Equations” standards as covered in AzTech Games – and usually in sixth-grade math. We are aligned with Common Core but even if your school is not we are pretty sure you still teach concepts like mean and median, that you’re students still struggle with those pesky time-rate-distance problems. We’ve got you covered!

Topics are in alphabetical order. Mathematics standards are followed by Social Studies standards.

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 PDF

 POWERPOINT

Mathematics

   

Computing

 the Mean

Finding the average – short, simple explanation and an example Finding the average – short, simple explanation and an example

Distributions

 

Introducing Distributions Introducing Distributions

Expressions

 and equations

Grandma Goes To Honduras -An example of a time-rate-distance problem, also called a time-speed-distance problem by some people. Troubling to lots of students whatever you call it. Grandma Goes To Honduras
Grandpa Drives To Texas – A word problem computing distance using multiplication Grandpa Drives To Texas 

Fractions

An example of subtracting fraction with like denominators Subtraction fractions with like denominators
 Adding fractions with unlike denominators  Adding fractions with unlike denominators

Graphs

   

Reading a pictograph  

 Reading A Pictograph

Understanding Bar Graphs – How do you read a bar graph? An example using the problem from AzTech: Meet the Maya Understanding Bar Graphs – How do you read a bar graph?
Mayan hunting to teach bar graphs -Using bar graphs to solve problems Mayan Hunting To Teach Bar Graphs

 Median

 

Median – What’s a median and how do I find one? Median – What’s a median and how do I find one?

SOCIAL

STUDIES

 History

 Terms

What’s the word? – History terms explained – ancient, masters of, empire – with illustrations. What’s the word?

 Using

 Timelines *

 Timeline with BCE – Addition of negative values using timelines for clarification Timeline with BCE – Addition of negative values using timelines for clarification

* Timelines

If you’re a teacher, you probably know that timelines are actually a social studies standard, not math. However, that seems like splitting hairs to us. We’re all about teaching math in context and we know from experience that many students struggle with timelines that have dates before the year 0.