## Activities for your pre-Holiday week

We have several great timely activities to use in this last week of school before vacation;

Money making holiday movies  Let your students analyze actual holiday movie data. They will round, estimate, compare, calculate percent increase, consider the most appropriate graphical representation and graph the data … along with sharing what they have seen and enjoyed.

Holiday shopping  Students calculate savings in dollars and percents.

It’s getting awfully dark out  This activity has been recently updated. In this geometry/Earth science investigation, we’ve asked students to question the Earth’s latitudinal divisions, recognize its tilt, and appreciate the relationship of these measures and our present dark time of year … the winter solstice.

Wrapping gifts  Do we cripple students by feeding them the necessary measurements and expecting them to just plug the data into a formula?  Engage your class in real life problem solving.  Brian asks students to figure out what facts that they will need, deduce those facts from the given image, and make some good estimations.

How many feet of lights do I need?  Brian’s tree looks underlit.  Have students help  him
calculate how many feet of lights he needs.  What geometric shapes can we use to model the tree?  How can we put measurements to the tree?  How can you estimate these measurements?  How might you model the length of lights that need to stretch around the tree?

Soda Santa  Brian took a picture of this Soda Santa made up of 6-packs of soda and began to question how many and what percent. This is a great new estimation and holiday activity.

18. December 2012 by Oldmanmarks and Leslie
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