ThinkCERCA offers a wide variety of standards-aligned lessons that can easily integrate into a Tennessee educator's curriculum and help students meet the high expectations Tennessee has of its graduates so that they are prepared for the rigorous literacy demands of college and career. 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)

- 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

*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)

- 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

*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)

- 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)