# How long will it take you to trick or treat?

…your students share their times, reasoning & trick or treating strategies. For homework or an extension have students use Google Earth to bring up a map of their own neighborhood. Have students plan their own trick or treating route. They should try to make their route as efficient as possible and estimate the time their route will require. Student handouts: How-long-will-it-take2014.pdf and if you would like a grid: How-long-will-it-take-with-grid2014.pdf CCSS: 3.NBT.2, 4.NBT.4, 4.NBT.5,… 0, 8

# Raising the bar

…ions. Recovered-ingots.doc Recovered-ingots-solution.pdf… 0, 6

# Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade, 2016

…activity or any of the different tasks in the activity with your class. Bob Olsen, a 5th/6th grade math teacher from Illinois, sent us this activity a few year ago. We’ve updated it again this year with the parade’s current facts and balloons. CCSS: 4.NBT.4 , 4.MD.1, 4.MD.2, 5.NBT.6, 5.MD.1, 5.MD.5b, 6.NS.3, 7.NS.3, 7.G.1, HSG.MG.1 Happy Thanksgiving! Student Handout: macys-day-parade2016.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. macys-day-parade2016.docx… 0, 6

# World Cup – How many ways?

…From then on each round is a knock-out round … if you lose then you are out. Let your students enjoy learning about what they are watching and question what and how much each team must do. There is so much math in the World Cup games. Enjoy! CCSS: 4.NBT.4, 7.G.1, 7.SP.8, MP.1 The activity: WorldCup-part-III.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. WorldCup-part-III.docx WorldCup-part-III-solution.pdf Also check out our two other World Cup math activities: World Cup teams… 0, 3

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# Black Friday, football, and giving

…calculate how long each band will be marching and at what time they will arrive at the finish. Students even approximate the volume of two parade balloons including the Skylander Eruptor balloon, and from three year’s ago, the Wizard of Oz balloon. 4.NBT.4, 4.MD.1, 4.MD.2, 5.NBT.6, 5.MD.1, 5.MD.5b, 6.NS.3, 7.NS.3, 7.G.1, HSG.MG.1 Delicious pumpkin pie – Students estimate, multiply fractions and use proportional reasoning as they calculate the ingredients necessary for my wonderful pie. 4.MD.1,… 0, 15

# Three great World Cup activities

…6.EE, 6.SP, 7.EE, 8.F, 8.SP, HSA World Cup draw – How did FIFA sort the 32 world’s strongest soccer teams and support each geographic region? Are the first round groupings fair? 7.SP, HSS.MD, MP.1, MP.3 World Cup – How many ways – Students examine the rules and order of play and calculate or count how many games will be played in each group play, by all teams, and by the winning teams. 4.NBT.4 , 7.G.1, 7.SP.8, MP.1… 0, 5