From (A)rea to (Z)ero: 18 Quick Math Tutorials


Starting a new lesson and need a quick overview of the upcoming concepts? Or are you starting a new lesson and want students to quickly review prerequisite skills? Well, these 4-6 minute tutorials are just what you need.

Why are some numbers rational and some irrational? That’s an important question for all students to understand. The tutorial, Real Number Hierarchy, guides students through a comparison of the two types of numbers using examples.

Many students are familiar with the Pythagorean Theorem, but do they understand why the theorem is true? The Pythagorean Theorem tutorial animates a proof of the theorem using squares, and then shows them how to use the theorem in a real-world situation.


Pythagorean Theorem - Quick Launch #1351

Starting a lesson on probability? Use the tutorial, Basic Probability, to engage students in conversation. After students listen to a thorough definition of probability, stop the tutorial at the 1:33 mark and allow them to discuss in groups whether or not the probability can ever be greater than 1. Once students have discussed an answer, continue the tutorial’s explanation.


Basic Probability - Quick Launch #1400

Have you discussed triangle congruency and are now ready to discuss that corresponding parts of congruent triangles are congruent? Use the CPCTPC tutorial to explain how to use the statement to complete proofs and solve problems involving congruent triangles.

Each tutorial concludes with a short online quiz to check student knowledge—perfect if you want to use these tools as part of a flipped lesson or to check prerequisite understanding.


Every Curriculum Pathways tutorial includes a short quiz.

Check out these other math tutorials.

Solving Absolute Value Equations
Midpoint Formula
Vertical and Horizontal Lines
Division by Zero
Simplified Radicals
Systems of Linear and Nonlinear Equations
Real-World Examples of Quadratic Functions
Evaluating Expressions
Area and Circumference of a Circle
Area of Triangles and Quadrilaterals
Surface Area of Prisms and Cylinders
Parallel and Perpendicular Slopes
Similarity and Proportions
Measures of Central Tendency


About Author

Staci Lyon

Staci Lyon is a mathematics curriculum specialist with Curriculum Pathways. She taught high school mathematics for 12 years in Wake County and Granville County. She also taught with North Carolina Virtual Public School. She received both a M.Ed. degree in Instructional Technology and a B. S. degree in Mathematics Education from North Carolina State University. Working alongside a team, she enjoys developing the award winning online math resources for Curriculum Pathways that allow teachers to integrate technology into their classrooms. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

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