ThinkCERCA offers a wide variety of 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. Sign up for a ThinkCERCA account to view these lessons >>

**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? (CCSS.MP3; CCSS.CONTENT.HSN.Q.A.1)

- Suggested Pairing: Writing Math Sentences (CCSS.MP3)

Cooking: Why is math important to cooking? (CCSS.MP3; CCSS.CONTENT.HSA.CED.A.3)

- Suggested Pairing: Analyzing Math Sentences (CCSS.MP3)

The Best Policy: How can leaders use math to make the best decisions for their communities? (CCSS.MP4; CCSS.CONTENT.HSA.CED.A.4)

- Suggested Pairing: Modeling with Math (CCSS.MP4)

The Changeability of Systems: How does changing one element of a system change the whole system? (CCSS.MP7; CCSS.CONTENT.3.OA.A.2)

- Suggested Pairing: Finding and Making Use of Structure (CCSS.MP7)

The Costs and Benefits of Post-High School Life: How do the financial costs and benefits of different opportunities after high school compare? (CCSS.MP3;CCSS.4.NBT.A.2)

- Suggested Pairing: Writing Math Sentences (CCSS.MP3)

**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? (CCSS.MP4; CCSS.CONTENT.HSG.C.B.5)

- Suggested Pairing: Modeling with Mathematics (CCSS.MP4)

Maps: Why is geometry important in creating maps? (CCSS.MP2; CCSS.HSG.SRT.C.8)

- Suggested Pairing: Math Reasoning (CCSS.MP2)

Transformations: What are the different ways to describe transformations for shapes? (CCSS.MP2; CCSS.Math.Content.HSG.CO.A.3)

- Suggested Pairing: Math Reasoning (CCSS.MP2)

**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? (CCSS.MP2;CCSS.CONTENT.NF.A.3)

- Suggested Pairing: Math Reasoning (CCSS.MP2)

Voting Statistics: What can analyzing voting statistics tell us about the effects of voting practices in the United States? (CCSS.MP4; CCSC.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.ID.A.2)

- Suggested Pairing: Modeling with Mathematics (CCSS.MP4)

Representations: How do you translate written texts into visual texts? (CCSS.MP3; CCSS.CONTENT.MD.B.2C)

- Suggested Pairing: What Is a Math Argument? (CCSS.MP1)

Sea Level Change: What actions should people in the United States take in response to sea level change? (CCSS.MP3; CCSS.CONTENT.HSS.IC.B.3)

- Suggested Pairing: Analyzing Math Sentences (CCSS.MP3)

**Domain: Functions**

Disease Networks: How can health officials prevent diseases from becoming pandemics? (CCSS.MP4;CCSS.MATH.HSF.IF.A.2)

- Suggested Pairing: Modeling with Mathematics (CCSS.MP4)

Ciphers: How can people use math to encode and decode messages? (CCSS.MP7; CCSS.CONTENT.4.OA.C.5)

- Suggested Pairing: Finding and Making Use of Structure (CCSS.MP7)

**Domain: Numbers**

Integers: How can people use repeated reasoning to predict what will happen in a mathematical situation? (CCSS.MP8; **CCSS.MATH.HSN.Q.A.2**)

- Suggested Pairing: Repeated Reasoning (CCSS.MP8)

### Domain: Algebra

**Businesses: **How do businesses make money? (CCSS.MP3)

- Suggested Pairing: Writing Math Sentences (CCSS.MP3)

**Cooking**: Why is math important to cooking? (CCSS.MP3)

- Suggested Pairing: Analyzing Math Sentences (CCSS.MP3)

**The Best Policy**: How can leaders use math to make the best decisions for their communities? (CCSS.MP4)

- Suggested Pairing: Modeling with Math (CCSS.MP4)

**The Changeability of Systems**: How does changing one element of a system change the whole system? (CCSS.MP7)

- Suggested Pairing: Finding and Making Use of Structure (CCSS.MP7)

**The Costs and Benefits of Post-High School Life**: How do the financial costs and benefits of different opportunities after high school compare? (CCSS.MP3)

- Suggested Pairing: Writing Math Sentences (CCSS.MP3)

### Domain: Geometry

**Architecture**: Why is geometry important in architecture? (CCSS.MP4)

- Suggested Pairing: Modeling with Mathematics (CCSS.MP4)

**Maps**: Why is geometry important in creating maps? (CCSS.MP2)

- Suggested Pairing: Math Reasoning (CCSS.MP2)

**Transformations**: What are the different ways to describe transformations for shapes? (CCSS.MP2)

- Suggested Pairing: Math Reasoning (CCSS.MP2)

### Domain: Statistics, Probability, and Data

**The Rules of the Game: **How do changes to sports rules affect the outcomes of games? (CCSS.MP2)

- Suggested Pairing: Math Reasoning (CCSS.MP2)

**Voting Statistics: **What can analyzing voting statistics tell us about the effects of voting practices in the United States? (CCSS.MP4)

- Suggested Pairing: Modeling with Mathematics (CCSS.MP4)

**Representations:** How do you translate written texts into visual texts? (CCSS.MP3)

- Suggested Pairing: What Is a Math Argument? (CCSS.MP1)

**Sea Level Change**: What actions should people in the United States take in response to sea level change? (CCSS.MP3)

- Suggested Pairing: Analyzing Math Sentences (CCSS.MP3)

### Domain: Functions

**Disease Networks**: How can health officials prevent diseases from becoming pandemics? (CCSS.MP4)

- Suggested Pairing: Modeling with Mathematics (CCSS.MP4)

**Ciphers**: How can people use math to encode and decode messages? (CCSS.MP7)

- Suggested Pairing: Finding and Making Use of Structure (CCSS.MP7)

### Domain: Numbers

**Integers**: How can people use repeated reasoning to predict what will happen in a mathematical situation? (CCSS.MP8)

- Suggested Pairing: Repeated Reasoning (CCSS.MP8)