ThinkCERCA offers a wide variety of Pennsylvania Core Standards-aligned lessons that can easily integrate into your curriculum. These lessons include differentiated sets of applied writing lessons as well as direct instruction lessons to introduce or review key, subject-specific literacy concepts with your students. The following math sets and lessons are organized by domain for quick inclusion into units and address a key question for collaborative discussion and debate.

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### Domain: Algebra

*Differentiated lesson sets (CERCA Sets) and suggested direct instruction lesson pairings for teaching standards-aligned key skills and concepts*

**Businesses: **How do businesses make money? (Practice 3)

- Suggested Pairing: Writing Math Sentences (Practice 3)

**Cooking**: Why is math important to cooking? (Practice 3)

- Suggested Pairing: Analyzing Math Sentences (Practice 3)

**The Best Policy**: How can leaders use math to make the best decisions for their communities? (Practice 4)

- Suggested Pairing: Modeling with Math (Practice 4)

**The Changeability of Systems**: How does changing one element of a system change the whole system? (Practice 7)

- Suggested Pairing: Finding and Making Use of Structure (Practice 7)

**The Costs and Benefits of Post-High School Life**: How do the financial costs and benefits of different opportunities after high school compare? (Practice 3)

- Suggested Pairing: Writing Math Sentences (Practice 3)

### Domain: Geometry

*Differentiated lesson sets (CERCA Sets) and suggested direct instruction lesson pairings for teaching standards-aligned key skills and concepts*

**Architecture**: Why is geometry important in architecture? (Practice 4)

- Suggested Pairing: Modeling with Mathematics (Practice 4)

**Maps**: Why is geometry important in creating maps? (Practice 2)

- Suggested Pairing: Math Reasoning (Practice 2)

**Transformations**: What are the different ways to describe transformations for shapes? (Practice 2)

- Suggested Pairing: Math Reasoning (Practice 2)

### Domain: Statistics, Probability, and Data

*Differentiated lesson sets (CERCA Sets) and suggested direct instruction lesson pairings for teaching standards-aligned key skills and concepts*

**The Rules of the Game: **How do changes to sports rules affect the outcomes of games? (Practice 2)

- Suggested Pairing: Math Reasoning (Practice 2)

**Voting Statistics: **What can analyzing voting statistics tell us about the effects of voting practices in the United States? (Practice 4)

- Suggested Pairing: Modeling with Mathematics (Practice 4)

**Representations:** How do you translate written texts into visual texts? (Practice 3)

- Suggested Pairing: What Is a Math Argument? (Practice 1)

**Sea Level Change**: What actions should people in the United States take in response to sea level change? (Practice 3)

- Suggested Pairing: Analyzing Math Sentences (Practice 3)

### Domain: Functions

**Disease Networks**: How can health officials prevent diseases from becoming pandemics? (Practice 4)

- Suggested Pairing: Modeling with Mathematics (Practice 4)

**Ciphers**: How can people use math to encode and decode messages? (Practice 7)

- Suggested Pairing: Finding and Making Use of Structure (Practice 7)

### Domain: Numbers

**Integers**: How can people use repeated reasoning to predict what will happen in a mathematical situation? (Practice 8)

- Suggested Pairing: Repeated Reasoning (Practice 8)