We have a number of great activities for this time of year.
Delicious pumpkin pie – Estimation, proportional reasoning, fraction multiplication, delicious pie
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade – Describe, measure, calculate marching time, volumes of the giant balloons
Not enough mashed potatoes – Change fractions to decimals, generate ingredient measures for different sized Thanksgiving dinners, explain reasoning
Black Friday Deals – Calculate savings in percents and dollars. Make a plan to save the most with limited time.
Consumer Spending – Analyze trends from graphs. Think, wonder, discuss.
How much should you spend on this sale? – Percents, step graphs, linear equations, linear programming
Thanksgiving means football…
Rush or Pass? – Comparing points scored through rushing and passing and looking for correlations.
Home field advantage – reading graphic and analyzing whether there really is a home team advantage
Watson saves – Students watch one of the greatest NFL saves of all time and use the Pythagorean theorem to analyze the distances actually run.