Monthly Archives for May 2012

NBA Finals

Celebrate the NBA and NBA Finals by involving your students in interpreting what can be deduced from graphical representations.  In this activity students consider scatter plots, circle graphs, bar graphs, Venn Diagrams and the concept of mean. To start the … Continue reading

31. May 2012 by Oldmanmarks and Leslie

Legos

Act One: The world record for the tallest structure made of Legos was recently set in Seoul, South Korea.  Check out the pictures and video below: How much do you estimate that it costs for only the materials, to build this tower? … Continue reading

28. May 2012 by oldmanmarks
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Is college affordable?

Widener Library, Harvard University It’s that time of year again. Students are applying and hopefully getting accepted to college. Students are also graduating and moving on from 12th, 8th or 5th grade to new schools in the fall. Whether you … Continue reading

22. May 2012 by Oldmanmarks and Leslie
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Memorial Day 2012

Your students will learn about the meaning and history of Memorial Day as they look for patterns in the date and analyze casualty totals. Brian’s investigation will also help your students become aware of the intent of the Memorial Day … Continue reading

20. May 2012 by Leslie
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Triple Crown

I’ll Have Another I’ll Have Another won the Preakness !!!!  Belmont Stakes is next on June 9th. May 19th will be the running of the Preakness thoroughbred horse race. The Preakness is the second race of the Triple Crown. Hopefully we’ll … Continue reading

17. May 2012 by Leslie
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Fish tale, go figure

Whoa!  I have two fish in my aquarium.  Betty, my white goldfish always stays really close to the front wall as she swims towards her food.  However, Stripe, my striped goldfish swims diagonally across the tank to the back top … Continue reading

16. May 2012 by Leslie
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Longest overtime NHL games in history

Did you know that Stanley Cup Playoff matches can last a really long time? There are not a lot of goals scored in a hockey match and a playoff game can not be finished as a tie. This has resulted … Continue reading

13. May 2012 by oldmanmarks

Time to celebrate Mother’s Day?  Father’s Day?  Time to help students realize all that mom and dad went through in buying and changing diapers.  Students will compare the cost of buying disposable versus cloth diapers. They estimate how much they … Continue reading

08. May 2012 by oldmanmarks
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Mother’s Day 2012

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and this means big business for the greeting card and floral industries. Let your students practice averages, percents, and large numbers while they analyze the statistics on Mother’s Day spending.  You could even … Continue reading

06. May 2012 by Oldmanmarks and Leslie
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Seven Useful Common Core State Standards Resources

With state testing wrapping up and another school school year coming to a close, we move a year closer to the 2013-2014 school year when we will see states fully transition to the CCSS.  We thought we would share some … Continue reading

04. May 2012 by oldmanmarks
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Season 11 American Idol

Let your student study American Idol viewing figures over the last ten seasons. Students compare historical season premier and season finale audience size in several different ways to determine which event has had higher viewership. They consider outliers and judge … Continue reading

02. May 2012 by Oldmanmarks and Leslie
Categories: Data and Probability, Holidays and Annual Events, Math and Art, Number Sense | Tags: , , , , | 1 comment