Required MaterialsBlank paper
any fair two-sided coin
Copies of blackline master
Cylindrical household items
A powder that is mixed with water to create a fruit-flavored or chocolate-flavored drink. Using a sugar-free drink mix is recommended, but not a mix that calls for adding a separate sweetener when mixing up the drink.
Empty toilet paper roll
Fruits or vegetables
For grade 6: tracing paper, graph paper, colored pencils, scissors, and an index card to use as a straightedge or to mark right angles.
For grades 7 and 8: everything in grade 6, plus a ruler and protractor. Clear protractors with no holes and with radial lines printed on them are recommended.
Notes: (1) "Tracing paper" is easiest to use when it's a smaller size. Commercially-available "patty paper" is 5 inches by 5 inches and ideal for this. If using larger sheets of tracing paper, consider cutting them down for student use. (2) When compasses are required in grades 6-8 they are listed as a separate Required Material.
Glue or glue sticks
Grocery store circulars
Grocery store advertisements from the newspaper or that are picked up at the store. If students have Internet access, you could substitute an online version of this.
Maps or satellite images of the school grounds
Materials assembled from the blackline master
Metal paper fasteners
Metric and customary unit conversion charts
cubes with sides numbered from 1 to 6
Pre-printed slips, cut from copies of the blackline master
Clear protractors with no holes and with radial lines printed on them are recommended.
Rulers marked with centimeters
Rulers marked with inches
Small disposable cups
A rigid edge that can be used for drawing line segments. Sometimes a ruler is okay to use as a straightedge, but sometimes it is preferable to use an unruled straightedge, like a blank index card.
Tools for creating a visual display
Any way for students to create work that can be easily displayed to the class. Examples: chart paper and markers, whiteboard space and markers, shared online drawing tool, access to a document camera.