# Soda Menorah

…level, your students might have many different methods for finding the number of 12 packs or cans in this display. Let kids have an opportunity to find the number of packs or cans on their own and communicate their reasoning to others. Depending on what you focus on, this task could work in 3rd through 7th grade classrooms. The activity: Soda-Menorah.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Soda-Menorah.docx Soda-Menorah-solution.pdf CCSS: 3.MD.5, 3.MD.6, 3.MD.7, 4.NBT.5 ,… 0, 11

# Pre-winter holiday activities!

…the logic of daylight hours. 7.G.3, HSG.C, HSG.GMD.4, HSG.MG.1 Soda Santa – First students guess too high and too low. Then they calculate with all different methods and explain their reasoning. Areas, arrays … so many ways to focus this activity. 3.MD.5, 3.MD.6, 3.MD.7, 4.NBT.5, 5.NBT.5, 7.SP.5, 7.SP.7a Soda Menorah – Guess without counting. Come up with a reasonable range for the number of twelve packs = guesses that are too high and too low. 3.MD.5, 3.MD.6, 3.MD.7, 4.NBT.5 , 5.NBT.5 ,… 0, 38

# Soda Santa

…te their reasoning to others. Depending on what you focus on, this task could work in 3rd through 7th grade classrooms. The activity: Soda-Santa.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Soda-Santa.doc Soda-Santa-solution.pdf CCSS: 3.MD.5, 3.MD.6, 3.MD.7, 4.NBT.5 , 5.NBT.5 , 7.SP.5 , 7.SP.7a Also check out this blogpost about the Soda Santa lesson for additional lesson ideas and developing intellectual need. Here is another math educator writing about using the soda santa… 0, 11

# Chocolates and area

…ch chocolate. No matter which solution method studnts use, consider having students report their thinking through a doc camera. Focus on student’s mathematical ideas and problem solving strategies. The concept of area as a measure of covering should be the theme of the sharing and class discussion. You may also consider using actual chocolates of different shapes and sizes as a class activity like two of my colleagues and friends did in their classrooms: CCSS: 3.MD.5 , 3.MD.6 , 6.G.1 , 7.G.4 ,… 0, 5

# Chocolates

…ch chocolate. No matter which solution method studnts use, consider having students report their thinking through a doc camera. Focus on student’s mathematical ideas and problem solving strategies. The concept of area as a measure of covering should be the theme of the sharing and class discussion. You may also consider using actual chocolates of different shapes and sizes as a class activity like two of my colleagues and friends did in their classrooms: CCSS: 3.MD.5 , 3.MD.6 , 6.G.1 , 7.G.4 ,… 0, 5