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Exploring the Cosmos Challenge

NCTM's Baltimore Regional Conference and Exposition starts tomorrow!

The opening session is a talk given by Sten Odenwald (National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, VA) on How to Explore the Cosmos with Just a Little Math.


Illuminations has four(4) lesson plans and activities that are tied to this theme.


  1. Unit (collection of 2 lesson plans); 6-8: Travel in the Solar System
  2. Lesson plan; 6-8: Finding Our Top Speed
  3. Interactive Lesson plan; 9-12: Mars Orbit
  4. Classroom activity; 9-12: Paper Moon: Simulating a Total Solar Eclipse


Give us feedback on how you use the theme of space in your classroom, and you could receive a copy of Mission Mathematics!

This series of books, developed jointly by NASA and NCTM, contains a plethora of activities that focus on actively engaging students.


Want more cosmos related resources? Check out Thinkfinity's list of resources today!


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