Pear Deck Models

Below are examples of Pear Deck lessons being used in different content areas and age groups. These are intended to be models for ways you can use Peardeck to engage your students in both remote and face-to-face learning.

Note: Some of these lessons were designed for face-to-face sessions where turn and talk is possible. To adapt these activities to the remote setting, we suggest using Flipgrid discussions between students.

Reason Using Benchmarks by Kris Armijo

Compare Two Fractions on the Number Line

Math | Elementary

This lesson addresses a 4th Grade Common Core Standard for comparing fractions (4.NF.A.2). Specifically, this lesson focuses on comparing fractions using benchmark fractions. This is an interactive deck that provides students with opportunities to demonstrate their understanding in a variety of ways. Students should have a solid understanding of equivalent fractions to be successful with this lesson.

Submitted by Kris Armijo

Narrative Slides by Darcy Grimes

Narrative Writing

ELA | Elementary

This Pear Deck is a narrative writing assignment that should be used with Peter Brown's popular book: The Wild Robot. In this deck, students will review Narrative Writing, go deeper with character traits and feelings, and will have an opportunity to write their own narrative writing story. The lesson is appropriate for grades 3-5

Submitted by Darcy Grimes

Grass & Patio Problem by Laura Wheeler

Grass and Patio Problem

Math | High school

This is a grade 9 Ontario math lesson/activity in "3 act math" style which looks at composite areas using polynomial algebraic expression. Students will work with area of rectangles, collecting like terms, adding & subtracting polynomials, distribution (a constant multiplied by a first-degree binomial), and solving a linear equation.

Submitted by Laura Wheeler

Let's Talk About Optimization (Calculus) by Stacey Roshan


Calculus | High school

This Pear Deck is meant for students in Calculus (Calculus, AP AB, or AP BC). After an introduction to optimization problems, this activity will help students talk through the process of solving several optimization problems - including a volume maximization problem (maximize the volume of an open box) and a cost minimization problem (minimize the material used in constructing a box). Embedded in these slides, students will be asked to use Flipgrid to record their strategy for approaching these problems before they solve. Through the prompts asked in Pear Deck, and by embedding reflection questions along the way, students are required to give their own meaning to each step.

Submitted by Stacey Roshan

Simple Machines Review Game By: Scott Hebert

Simple Machines 101

Physics | High school

A fun deck to introduce students to simple machines, including the lever, the wheel and axle, the inclined plane, the wedge, the pulley, and the screw.

Submitted by Scott Herbert

O Captain! My Captain! - Exploring Allegory and Tone - 7-9 Grade

Exploring Allegory and Tone

ELA | High school

A thoughtful exploration of allegory and tone in Walt Whitman's poem, O Captain! My Captain! Students can read the complete poem on The Poetry Foundation's website.

Submitted by Unknown