# Going bananas

…hat you have gathered to determine which banana deal is the better deal. Clicking on these small images will show them larger in a new window. 3 bananas 6 bananas Student’s record keeping sheet, plus extension questions: Bananas.pdf For teachers we have an editable Word docx and some thoughts and solutions: Bananas.docx Banana-thoughts.pdf This activity can address CCSS: 5.NBT.3, 5.NBT.4, 5.NBT.5, 5.NBT.6, 5.NBT.7, 6.NS.3… 0, 11

# The Star Wars phenomena continues

…can analyze data, make a case or claim and explain and critique the reasoning of others. And, of course, use the Force! The activity: StarWarsProfitability2017.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx, our Excel calculation sheet, and solutions. StarWarsProfitability2017.docx StarWarsEarnings2.xlsx StarWarsProfitability2017-solution.pdf Depending on the grade level and the way students approach the problem many different CCSS can be addressed: CCSS: 4.NBT.5, 4.NBT.6, 4.OA.2, 4.OA.3,… 0, 8

# Soda Menorah

…ods 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 , 5.NBT.5 , 7.SP.5 , 7.SP.7a As an extension, here are… 0, 7

# Soda Santa

…nding 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 activity with her class. As an… 0, 7

# McDonalds moves towards antibiotic-free chicken

…in the food that we consume in order to decrease antibiotic-resistant diseases in humans. What will the effects be on costs at the restaurant, costs in the supermarket and the cost and changes required of farm production? Does this seem like a good move? Why? Do the math! The activity: Antibiotics-in-our-food.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. Antibiotics-in-our-food.docx Antibiotics-in-our-food-solution.pdf CCSS: 4.MD.3, 5.NBT.5, 5.NBT.7, 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3,… 0, 5

# Pick-a-brick wall at the Lego store

…g with each other, making guesses, and explaining their reasoning. Students try to determine the number of Lego bins on this giant wall. Students think about arrays and multiplication as they consider a reasonable quantity of Lego bins in this three-act task. We have a PowerPoint presentation for all to use: LegoWallActivity.pptx For members we have a teaching suggestion and solution document. legowall-teachers.pdf CCSS: 3.OA.3, 4.NBT.5, 4.MD.3, 5.NBT.5 Special thanks to math teacher Megan… 0, 5

# Does it pay to get educated?

…: does-it-pay-to-get-educated.pdf Ken Waldman of Newton Public Schools, modified our post to make it a little easier for his students. This is his modification: does-it-pay-to-get-educated-Waldman.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc, an Excel sheet of the data and chart, and solutions. does-it-pay-to-get-educated.doc income&ed-level.xlsx does-it-pay-to-get-educated-solutions.pdf CCSS: 4.OA.2, 5.NBT.5, 6.RP.3, 6.NS.3, 6.SP.3 6.SP.4, 6.SP.5, 7.SP.4, MP.1, MP.3… 0, 4

# Chili Con Queso

…an email from Moe’s PR department giving the cost & a solution. Activity sheet: [email protected] For members we have an editable Word docx, teaching tips, and solution methods. [email protected] [email protected] CCSS: 5.NBT.5, 5.MD.1, 6.RP And of course you and your students could research other questions, like what does 42 gallons of queso look like? How many servings? How much fat? How many calories? Check out all current Yummymath lessons in one place at our… 0, 4

# Mother’s Day

…u offer some useful pieces of information. Student activity: How_much_does_America_spend_for_Mother’s_Day.pdf Helpful information for teachers: Useful information about Mother’s Day Picture of Solutions: Solution to the 2012 picture, 2016 data CCSS: 5.NBT.5 , 6.RP, 7.RP, 7.SP, HSS.IC , MP.1 , MP.2 For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. How_much_does_America_spend_for_Mother’s_Day.doc Spend-forMother’sDay-solution2014.pdf Or you could use our previous activity which is more… 0, 3

# Legos

…rrow 605 piece set As you come to an estimate, make sure that you show your thinking and process so that it is clear to other. Teachers – you may consider having students create posters that show how they came to an estimate or consider showing different ideas through a document camera. Act Three: Possible Solutions Lego.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Lego.doc Lego-solutions.pdf CCSS: 4.OA.4, 5.NBT.5, 6.RP.3, 6.NS.2, 7.NS.3 Pictures from Amazon.com,… 0, 3

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# Pre-winter holiday activities!

…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 , 7.SP.5 , 7.SP.7a Consumer spending -… 0, 17

# Which TV is the Best Deal?

…TV. Technology: You might use this TV size calculator and comparison tool from TVCalculator.com to impress this on students. In this lesson students work with the ideas of area, similar figures and unit rate. The activity: Which-TV.pdf CCSS: 4.MD.3, 5.NBT.5, 5.NBT.7, 6.RP.3, 6.G.1 For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Which-TV.doc Which-TV-solutions.pdf Check out all current Yummymath lessons in one place at our Bird’s Eye View Page or try more HDTV math with Glowing… 0, 5

# Bank of America Debit Card Fees

…nment regulation, fees are now capped at 24 cents. It is estimated that the banking industry will lose billions. Some banks are now starting to charge their customers a monthly fee for card use. Bank of America just made the news by announcing a \$5 per month debit card fee. Customers are angry. In this activity we take a look at the math behind this fiasco. Will Bank of America come out ahead or lose money with the new debit card fee structure? CCSS: 5.NBT.5, 7,EE.3, MP.1, MP.2, MP.3, MP.6… 0, 4