High School Math Lesson Plans

  • Drawing Nets of 3 Dimensional Objects - Students will be able to use concrete materials to help them understand the concept of nets. Being able to take an object and spread it out flat is much easier to see in concrete terms rather than in the abstract.
  • Finding Square Footage - The student will be able to calculate the square footage of a given area.
  • Math on a Map - Students will practice finding a variety of information using a satellite picture of their hometown. This would be a great activity to use for review or when there is a substitute.
  • Percentages - Students will be able to apply percentages to real life situations by figuring the amount of income tax that will be withheld from a salary.
  • Using Tangrams to Find Patterns - Students will create patterns using tangram pieces inside a shoe box lid. After they have placed the pieces in the lid, they will count how many shapes there are. So, if they use triangle shapes, they will count how many different triangles there are in the shoebox lid.
  1. Absolute Value - Absolute is the distance from the number to zero on the number line; it is always positive or zero.
  2. Add and Subtract Integers - Identify positive and negative integers on a number line.
  3. Adding Decimals - Students will be able to use computation skills to add decimals for the correct sum.
  4. Addition with Negative Numbers - To be able to add positive and negative numbers together.
  5. Anti-Differentiation -
  6. Calculating Hourly Wages - Students will learn the proper way to calculate hourly wages including taxes,and tips, etc.
  7. Coordinate Graphs with y-intercept - After graphing lines students will find ordered pairs which cross the y & x axis.
  8. Completing the Square - Quadratic functions and solving them using completing the square.
  9. Complex Numbers - Students learn about imaginary numbers, and more broadly, complex numbers.
  10. Congruent Triangles - Students will identify congruent triangles using SSS, SAS or ASA theorems.
  11. Counting Principles and Probability - Probability is the relative likelihood that an event will occur.
  12. Distance and Midpoint - Students wills be able to identify which formula to use, distance/midpoint formula, to solve each word problem.
  13. Dividing Rational Expressions - Students will gain confidence in preexisting skills (dividing fractions and factoring polynomials) as a result of combining prior knowledge to form a new skill (diving rational algebraic expressions).
  14. Exploring Parabolas - When students finish this lesson they will know what the values a,h, and k do in the formula y = a(x-h)+k.
  15. Extreme values of functions - Find the absolute maximum, minimum values of a function.
  16. Factoring by Grouping - Each student will understand that there are other ways to factor polynomials.
  17. FOIL Method - For students to successfully retain and use the foil method to expand two binomials.
  18. Function Operations - To show students how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide two different functions or a function to itself.
  19. Geometry Transformations - Students will understand the concepts of reflection and translation as transformations of points, lines and objects.
  20. Graphs of Rational Functions - Review and demonstrate the characteristics of the graphs of rational functions.
  21. How do you measure a circle? - Students will be able to identify and measure a circles circumference, diameter, radius, and area.
  22. Income Tax - Students should understand and identify different types of taxes.
  23. Intro to Slope - Given a line on a coordinate plane,students will identify the type of slope of the line.
  24. Introduction to Radicals - Students will be able to complete the KWL and List-Group-Label worksheets in a timely fashion.
  25. Introduction to Solving Equations - The goal of this lesson is for all students to be able to solve linear equations using addition and subtraction.
  26. Inverse Functions - Have students be able to describe the steps for finding the inverse of a relation.
  27. Factoring Polynomials - For students to learn how to factor successfully difference of two squares, perfect square trinomials, and difference of two cubes.
  28. Factoring Special Polynomials - Students will understand the fundamentals of factoring and apply them to special polynomials.
  29. Fractions & Line Graphs - Students will be able to understand, represent, and use numbers in a variety of equivalent forms.
  30. Frequency Tables/Histograms - Students will learn to organize data in the form of graphs and tables. Students will learn to interpret data from graphs.
  31. Graphing Equations - Students will identify linear equations and graph them using 2-3 coordinate points.
  32. Linear relationships that model real world situations - Students will review prior knowledge to recognize,graph and solve linear equations.
  33. Making Change As A Cashier - Calculating change given a specified purchase and given the amount of money handed to the cashier.
  34. Math - Moderate Program - The students will learn to enter data into the calculator with minimal assistance.
  35. Math: Multiplying Polynomials - To learn how to Multiply Polynomials big or small.
  36. Math Program of Studies K-12 - To teach non-major students about the Math curriculum in meaningful and fun way.
  37. Money Management - Students will be able to gain an understanding of Budgets, saving and life choices through basic math.
  38. Multiplying Binomials with F.O.I.L - To learn the basic concept of algebra and properties like associative, commutative and distributive in and algebraic expression.
  39. Multiplying and Dividing Radicals - To teach students how to multiply and divide radical expressions.
  40. Multiplying Polynomials - Students will learn how to multiply polynomials using Distributive Properties and the FOIL method.
  41. Multiplying Variables w/ Exponents - Students will learn that when variables are the same and being multiplied, the exponents should be added. ie x^2*x^5=x^7.
  42. Overview for Families of Graphs - The students will be a to identify the different types of parent graphs and different transformations.
  43. Natural Logarithms - To show students what natural logarithms are.
  44. Percentages in Money - How percentages are used in the various daily exchanges of money.
  45. Place Value Up To 6 Digits - Multiplying a number by ten shifts all the digits in a number to the left one digit and adds a zero onto the end of the number.
  46. Polynomial Functions - To introduce or reintroduce students to polynomial functions.
  47. Polynomials and Linear Factor - Students get practice at writing polynomials in standard form, i.e. moving from factored form to standard form.
  48. Probability Distributions - Student will learn how to make a frequency table and use it to find probabilities.
  49. Problem-solving Strategies and Group Building - Students should be able to do this several times using different thinking skill sets.
  50. Proving Triangle Congruency - Triangle congruency is proven through the use of one of five postulate and theorems available
  51. Rational Exponents - Show students what rational exponents are, and their relationship to radical expressions.
  52. Rational Expressions - To show students how to add and subtract rational expressions.
  53. Related Rates - Related rates are when you compute the rate of change of one quantity in terms of the rate of change of another quantity.
  54. Relations and Functions - To Determine whether a relation is a function.
  55. Roots of Polynomial Equations - Show students the rational root theorem and how and when to use it.
  56. Scientific Notation - Estimate, compute and solve problems involving scientific notation, square roots and numbers with integer exponents.
  57. Simplifying and Solving Equations - Extrapolate a requested data point for a given scatter plot, determine the equation of a line, given two points on the line or the slope of a line and point of a line.
  58. Solving Equations and Inequalities Using Different Methods - We look at a wide range of options.
  59. Solving Systems of Equations (Gr) - The learner will solve systems of equations by graphing linear equations.
  60. Solving Polynomial Equations - Teach students how to solve polynomial equations by graphing, using sum and difference of cubes, using the quadratic formula,using a quadratic form, and factoring.
  61. Solving Quadratic Equations - Students will understand what their answers mean and the different possible types of answers we can have.
  62. Solving Radical Equations - In the first day, the goal is to show students how to solve equations with rational exponents and/or radicals. T
  63. Solving Rational Equations - To teach students how to solve complex fractions and/or rational equations.
  64. Surface Area of Geometric Shapes - In this unit, students will apply their knowledge of area of common geometric figures to determine the surface area of a common space figure.
  65. Surfing Mathematics - The mathematical subject matter covered in this lesson is a review of chapters taught to this point.
  66. Trigonometric Functions - My students will know how to find the sine, cosine, and tangent of right triangles using the sides of the triangle.
  67. The Quadratic Formula - Students will understand that the quadratic formula is not some random formula.
  68. Variables on both Sides - Balancing equations, isolating a variable, combining like terms, and manipulating both sides of an equation algebraically.
  69. Working with Polygons - The students will be able to identify and describe Polygons using the Geoboard and manipulatives to a partner.
  70. Working the Word Problem - To read a problem and extract key information in order to answer a question. Solve word problems.
  71. Writing Algebraic Expressions - Vocabulary variables algebraic expression factors product power base exponent evaluate.

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