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Biology I Embedded Mathematics Standards

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TN Biology I Standards - 2008-2009 Implementation


Embedded Mathematics


A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print


Biology I: Embedded Mathematics
Checks for Understanding
Math.1 | Math.2 | Math.3 | Math.4 | Math.5 | Math.6

Science Curriculum Standards
3210 - Biology I

Internet Resources
Choose and construct appropriate graphical representations for a data set.
Math.1
  1. Bar Graph - Enter data to create a bar graph, then manipulate the graph's maximum and minimum values
  2. Charts, Tables, and Graphs: Data Interpretation - some things to remember when doing problems based on data interpretation
  3. Circle Graph - Enter data categories and the value of each category to create a circle graph (similar to "Pie Chart" but the user can define the data set)
  4. Collecting and Analyzing Data - multiple-choice quiz [5 questions] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Data Interpretation Games - Numerous activities on using and interpreting data - Activities include bar, pie and line graphs, data collecting and much more
  6. Data Interpretation Practice Test - [25 questions] practice reading tables and a variety of charts; column, pie, and pictogram - answers at the end of the test An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  7. Data Picking - students collect data, enter tally marks or numbers and then select which graph is appropriate This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  8. Fun and Sun Rent-a-Car - students use tables, graphs, linear functions to solve a real-world problem
  9. Graphing Skills - What's the point? find the point on Quadrant I of a coordinate plane This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. Heads I Win - predict the likelihood of tossing heads or tails and graphs the results of coin tosses This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  11. The Hot Tub - This is a fun activity where students tell the story behind a graph and relate slope to rate of change.
  12. Interpreting Circle (Pie) Graphs - students practice by answering eight questions about the graph This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  13. Interpreting Column Graphs - students practice by answering ten questions about the graph This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  14. Interpreting Data - survey a small group by clicking on each of the children, turn the tally marks into two types of graphs and then go back and take a different survey This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data - Interpreting Data Quiz - after you finish the lesson above, take this quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  15. Interpreting Data - multiple-choice quiz from Gencoe math [5 questions] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  16. Interpreting Line Graphs - explore line graphs. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  17. Magic Bullets: Chemistry vs. Cancer - In this activity students will work with data about cancer deaths. The purpose of the activity is to give students some experience in reading and interpreting graphs. There is a worksheet associated with the data sets A lesson plan can be found at this site [these two expired pages are from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine]
  18. Piece Of Pie - display data using a circle graph This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  19. Push Ups - collect data to put on a line graph This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  20. Spy Guys Interactive - Understanding and Interpreting Graphs - Lesson 10 A video is available through this link
  21. Stem and Leaf Plots
    1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsLesson designed to introduce students to stem-and-leaf plots A lesson plan can be found at this site
    2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsLong Distance Airplanes - a stem-and-leaf plot lesson from Illuminations (rated 3rd-5th grade, but quite useful)
    3. Make a Stem-and-Leaf plot of the data you enter into the text area (ignore the warning about Internet Explorer, it works fine).
    4. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsOrganizing Data in a Stem and Leaf Plot - a lesson plan from Annenberg CPB A lesson plan can be found at this site
      1. Making a Stem and Leaf Plot - An excellent interactive assignment can be found at the bottom of this page.
      2. Ordering a Stem and Leaf Plot - An excellent interactive assignment can be found at the bottom of this page.
      3. Grouping by Fives - An excellent interactive assignment can be found at the bottom of this page.
    5. Overview of Mean, Median, and Mode - presented as a discussion between student and mentor
    6. Overview of stem-and-leaf plot - a display that organizes data to show its shape and distribution [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine]
    7. Stem-and-Leaf Plots - Their Construction and Use - an overview followed by several suggested assignments
    8. Stem and Leaf Plotter - an interactive applet that allow students to input data
    9. Stem-and-Leaf plots - from Purple Math
    10. Worksheet to accompany a "Stem-and-Leaf Plots" Lesson This link includes something for the teacher to print A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded
  22. Using Graphs to Understand Data - quiz from Glencoe math [5 multiple-choice questions] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  23. What Percentage of your Class is Right or Left Handed? - a data collection and analysis class experiment A lesson plan can be found at this site
Analyze graphs to interpret biological events.
Math.2
  1. Bar Graph - Enter data to create a bar graph, then manipulate the graph's maximum and minimum values
  2. Charts, Tables, and Graphs: Data Interpretation - some things to remember when doing problems based on data interpretation
  3. Circle Graph - Enter data categories and the value of each category to create a circle graph (similar to "Pie Chart" but the user can define the data set)
  4. Collecting and Analyzing Data - multiple-choice quiz [5 questions] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Data Interpretation Practice Test - [25 questions] practice reading tables and a variety of charts; column, pie, and pictogram - answers at the end of the test An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  6. Data Picking - students collect data, enter tally marks or numbers and then select which graph is appropriate This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Graphing Skills - What's the point? find the point on Quadrant I of a coordinate plane This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  8. Heads I Win - predict the likelihood of tossing heads or tails and graphs the results of coin tosses This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  9. The Hot Tub - This is a fun activity where students tell the story behind a graph and relate slope to rate of change.
  10. Interpreting Circle (Pie) Graphs - students practice by answering eight questions about the graph This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Interpreting Column Graphs - students practice by answering ten questions about the graph This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  12. Interpreting Data - survey a small group by clicking on each of the children, turn the tally marks into two types of graphs and then go back and take a different survey This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data - Interpreting Data Quiz - after you finish the lesson above, take this quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  13. Interpreting Data - multiple-choice quiz from Gencoe math [5 questions] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  14. Interpreting Line Graphs - explore line graphs. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  15. Piece Of Pie - display data using a circle graph This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  16. Push Ups - collect data to put on a line graph This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  17. Spy Guys Interactive - Understanding and Interpreting Graphs - Lesson 10 A video is available through this link
  18. Stem and Leaf Plots
    1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsOrganizing Data in a Stem and Leaf Plot - a lesson plan from Annenberg CPB A lesson plan can be found at this site
      1. Making a Stem and Leaf Plot - An excellent interactive assignment can be found at the bottom of this page.
      2. Ordering a Stem and Leaf Plot - An excellent interactive assignment can be found at the bottom of this page.
      3. Grouping by Fives - An excellent interactive assignment can be found at the bottom of this page.
    2. Stem and Leaf Plotter - an interactive applet that allow students to input data
    3. Worksheet to accompany a "Stem-and-Leaf Plots" Lesson This link includes something for the teacher to print A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded
  19. Using Graphs to Understand Data - quiz from Glencoe math [5 multiple-choice questions] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Make decisions about units, scales, and measurement tools that are appropriate for investigations involving measurement.
Math.3
  1. Converting Fahrenheit to Celsius - interactive problem from Annenberg This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Converting Length Measurements - use your knowledge of meters, centimeters and millimeters to answer questions to build a shed This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Finding the Mass of an Object - tutorial on using a triple-beam balance which includes questions to answer This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Finding the Volume of an Object - tutorial on using a graduated cylinder which includes questions to answer This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Platform Scales Addition - weigh several items and find the sum in hundredths of a gram This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data or This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
  6. Platform Scales Subtraction - weigh several items and find the difference in hundredths of a gram This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data or This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
  7. Teaching Measures - links to length, mass, or capacity activities and printables - good for using on an interactive whiteboard for a whole class activity
  8. Transparency Master - use this high quality picture of a block of metal on a triple beam balance as a review for your students An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  9. Using a Graduated Cylinder - [L and mL] a whole class activity for reading a scale, estimating and converting between units This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data or This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
  10. Using a Platform Scale - practice using scales like the one in a doctor's office, five Gregs will drop on the scale, waiting to be weighed, see how quickly you can weigh them This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data or This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
  11. Using a Ruler - a whole class activity for reading a ruler, estimating and converting between units This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data or This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
Select and apply an appropriate method to evaluate the reasonableness of results.
Math.4
  1. Adjustable Spinner - Students can create a game spinner with variable sized sectors to look at experimental and theoretical probabilities. Parameters: Sizes of sectors, number of sectors, number of trials. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Adjustable Spinner - Change the number of sectors and increase or decrease their size to create any type of spinner. Then, conduct a probability experiment by spinning the spinner many times. How does the experimental probability compare with the theoretical probability This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Analyzing game probabilities - five question multiple-choice quiz from Glencoe Math This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Basic Spinner - Students can create a game spinner with one to twelve sectors to look at experimental and theoretical probabilities. Parameters: Number of sectors, number of trials. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Fun and Sun Rent-a-Car - students use tables, graphs, linear functions to solve a real-world problem A lesson plan can be found at this site
  6. Graphing Skills - What's the point? Find the point on the grid This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Marbles - Students learn about sampling with and without replacement by modeling drawing marbles from a bag. Parameters: Number and color of marbles in the bag, replacement rule. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  8. Million Dollar Mission - a mathematics fantasy
  9. Probability - five question multiple-choice quiz from Glencoe Math This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Practice with Data - answer five questions pertaining to collecting and organizing data This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding [This expired page is brought to you by the Internet archive, the Wayback Machine.]
  11. Two Colors - Students choose between three boxes and choose one marble from the box to look at conditional probabilities. Parameters: Number of trials. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  12. Understanding Experimental Probability - Experiment with experimental probability using a fixed size section spinner, a variable section spinner, 2 regular 6-sided number cubes or design your own number cubes. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  13. Using Graphs to Understand Data - five question multiple-choice quiz from Glencoe Math This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Apply and interpret rates of change from graphical and numerical data.
Math.5
  1. Finding the X Intercept and Y Intercept to Graph Standard Form Equations - five practice problems to practice using what was learned in the lesson above, followed by an answer key
  2. Rate - work through the lesson, experiment with the interactive figure and then answer ten questions [caution: do not submit until you have selected answers to all of the questions] This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data and This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Rate of Change: Connecting Slope to Real Life - a lesson on using slope to find the rate of change accompanied by graphs and explanations
  4. Rate of Change Practice Problems - nine practice problems (including a graph to interpret) followed by an answer key
  5. Using the X and Y Intercept to Graph Linear Equations - This follow up to the lesson on rate of change deals with linear equations written in standard form rather than slope intercept form
Apply probabilistic reasoning to solve genetic problems.
Math.6
  1. Dragon Genetics - This activity explores the relationship between genotype and phenotype, using both sex-linked and autosomal dominant and recessive traits. By manipulating alleles (genotype), you create corresponding changes in the dragon's physical appearance (phenotype). This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Dragon Genetics - In this activity students study the patterns of inheritance of multiple genes in (imaginary) dragons. A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Teacher Preparation Notes for Dragon Genetics A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded
  3. Easter Egg Genetics - using plastic easter eggs to teach the Punnett square A lesson plan can be found at this site
  4. Genetics Practice Problems - large number of interactive questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Genetics Puppets - use simple mouse puppets to facilitate an understanding of how genes are transmitted from parent to offspring in a simulated genetics experiment A lesson plan can be found at this site An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  6. Mendel's Peas Web Lab - "The Princess and the Wrinkled Peas." Try to duplicate some of Mendel's work. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsModel For A Monohybrid Cross Exhibiting Simple Dominance
  8. Monohybrid Cross Problem Set - The following problems have multiple choice answers. Correct answers are reinforced with a brief explanation. Incorrect answers are linked to tutorials to help solve the problem. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    1. [advanced] Dihybrid Cross Problem Set - The following problems have multiple choice answers. Correct answers are reinforced with a brief explanation. Incorrect answers are linked to tutorials to help solve the problem. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. A PowerPoint show related to this standardPatterns of Inheritance - patterns which can be observed when traits are passed to the next generation [49 slides]
  10. Probability and Heredity - You will simulate Mendel's experiments by substituting coins for plant characteristics. You will then compare what you had expected with what actually happened. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  11. Punnett Square Diagram of a Monohybrid Cross - Refresh the page to see the animation repeat.
State Performance Indicators
SPI Math.1 | SPI Math.2
Interpret a graph that depicts a biological phenomenon.
SPI Math.1
  1. Magic Bullets: Chemistry vs. Cancer - In this activity students will work with data about cancer deaths. The purpose of the activity is to give students some experience in reading and interpreting graphs. There is a worksheet associated with the data sets A lesson plan can be found at this site [these two expired pages are from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine]
Predict the outcome of a cross between parents of known genotype.
SPI Math.2
  1. Dragon Genetics - This activity explores the relationship between genotype and phenotype, using both sex-linked and autosomal dominant and recessive traits. By manipulating alleles (genotype), you create corresponding changes in the dragon's physical appearance (phenotype). This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Dragon Genetics - In this activity students study the patterns of inheritance of multiple genes in (imaginary) dragons. A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Teacher Preparation Notes for Dragon Genetics A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded
  3. Easter Egg Genetics - using plastic easter eggs to teach the Punnett square A lesson plan can be found at this site
  4. Genetics Practice Problems - large number of interactive questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Genetics Puppets - use simple mouse puppets to facilitate an understanding of how genes are transmitted from parent to offspring in a simulated genetics experiment A lesson plan can be found at this site An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  6. Mendel's Peas Web Lab - "The Princess and the Wrinkled Peas." Try to duplicate some of Mendel's work. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsModel For A Monohybrid Cross Exhibiting Simple Dominance
  8. Monohybrid Cross Problem Set - The following problems have multiple choice answers. Correct answers are reinforced with a brief explanation. Incorrect answers are linked to tutorials to help solve the problem. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    1. [advanced] Dihybrid Cross Problem Set - The following problems have multiple choice answers. Correct answers are reinforced with a brief explanation. Incorrect answers are linked to tutorials to help solve the problem. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. A PowerPoint show related to this standardPatterns of Inheritance - patterns which can be observed when traits are passed to the next generation [49 slides]
  10. Probability and Heredity - You will simulate Mendel's experiments by substituting coins for plant characteristics. You will then compare what you had expected with what actually happened. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  11. Punnett Square Diagram of a Monohybrid Cross - Refresh the page to see the animation repeat.

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