Diapers – thank your parents
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 cost their parents in diapers and consider how much they will spend on diapers when they have a baby. This is a great math activity for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or during the study of linear equations and introduction to systems of equations.
The original activity was written by and shared with us by Andy Fehlner, 8th grade algebra teacher in Newton, MA. Thanks for sharing this timely activity with us, Mr. Fehlner!
Want to see student work? The Blog: “Teaching Math Rocks” changed the title of the activity for High School students and they have provided student work samples.
For members we have an editable Word doc, an Excel sheet and graph, and solutions.
CCSS: 6.EE.9, 7.EE.4, 8.F.2, 8.F.4, 8.EE.8, HS.F-IF.8.B, HS.F-LE.2, HS.F-LE.5