# Going bananas

…termine 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, 12

# Triple Crown possibilities, 2015

…nd learning about the measures of “hands” and “furlongs”. A lot of CCSS are addressed in this task. This is a very “number operations” heavy lesson full of rational number operations and conversions, see CCSS below. triple-crown2015.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. triple-crown2015.docx triple-crown2015-solution.pdf CCSS: 4.NF.1, 4.NF.2, 5.MD.1, 5.NF.1, 5.NF.7, 5.NBT.7, 6.NS.3, 6.RP.3, 7.NS.3… 0, 8

# Who had the greatest NBA season ever?

…your classes. Enjoy! The Activity: best-NBA-season-ever2016.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc, an Excel file, and solutions. best-NBA-season-ever2016.docx greatest-season-ever2016.xls best-NBA-season-ever2016-solutions.pdf CCSS: 5.OA.1 , 5.NBT.7 , 6.NS.3 , 6.EE.2 , 6.EE.3 , 6.EE.6 , 7.EE.1 , 7.NS.3, HSA.SSE.A.1, HSA.SSE.A.2, MP.4 , MP.7 Special Thanks to John Tague, [ @jtague252 & http://lefthandededucator.blogspot.com/ ] for his help and feedback prior to the post of this… 0, 7

# How Many Pennies did Otha Save?

…cal thinking while practicing division and multiplication with decimals The number of pennies he saved: Actual original Article – nothing grayed out. For members we have teacher suggestions and teaching tips: Solutions-Teacher-Tips.pdf CCSS: 5.MD.3, 5.NBT.7, 6.NS.3, 7.NS.3, 7.EE.3 This activity could span a number of grade levels. Kids are estimating, reasoning and working with rational numbers. Finally, this is a great activity for high school students to engage in modeling and practice basic… 0, 7

# Free Pizza for a Whole Stadium?

…/Teacher Tips and word docs for members: Pizzas-for-stadium-of-fans.docx Pizza-to-feed-a-stadium-of-fans-solutions&tips.pdf This activity could span a number of grade levels. Kids are estimating, reasoning and working with rational numbers CCSS: 5.NBT.7, 6.NS.3, 7.NS.3, 7.EE.3. Could also address area of circles as students consider pizza sizes: 7.G.4. Finally, this is a great activity for high school students to engage in modeling and practice basic operations with rational numbers. It is… 0, 6

# Cost of light bulbs – updated!

…ble for students from 5th grade through high school. Students might also want to compare the costs of each bulb over time for various number of bulbs in their home using this interactive Desmos graphing application. LightBulbs2016.pdf CCSS: 5.NBT.3, 5.NBT.7, 6.NS.3, 6.RP.3, 6.EE.1, 6.EE.9, 8.EE.8, HSF.IF.C.7.B, HSA.REI.C.6, HSA.CED.A.2 For members we have a Word docx, and Excel sheet with loads of data, and solutions and teacher suggestions below. LightBulbs2016.docx Bulbs2016.xlsx… 0, 6

# McDonalds moves towards antibiotic-free chicken

…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, HSG.MG.A.2,… 0, 6

# Black Friday, football, and giving

…nts figure out how many servings 7½ pounds of potatoes would make. 5.NF.6 , 5.NF.6 , 6.RP.1 , 6.RP.2 , 6. RP.3 , 7.RP.1 How should I cook my turkey? – Students judge timing, cost, tastiness, and quantity necessary as they plan for the feast. 4.MD.1, 5.NBT.7, 4.MD.2, 6.RP.3, 6.NS.3, 7.NS.3 Great video on a deep frying fire with William Shatner. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade – Students study a map of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, describe, measure and hypothesize why this route was chosen…. 0, 32

# Cost of a gallon of gas

…ally gone up, stayed the same, or gone down. Add in some current event facts to the discussion to analyze why the nominal price of gasoline has changed through the years. Clicking on this image will show it larger in a new window. This activity is appropriate for students 5th grade or older. It can be used to address many different skills & standards. Some obvious CCSS: 5.G.1, 5.G.2, 5.NBT.7, 6.NS.3, MP3, MP4, MP5… 0, 5

# Cruising

…ruise requirements. There’s plenty of room here for some fun extentions using our sewage numbers. Let us know of your ideas (or the kids)! Cruising.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Cruising.doc Cruising-solutions.pdf CCSS: 5.NBT.7, 6.RP.3, 6.NS.3 , 7.RP.3 , 7.NS.3 , MP.6 It is easy to engage students in many of the CCSS math practices in our activities (especially MP.1 and MP.2). This activity is a great opportunity to have students engage in MP.6 “Attend to… 0, 5

# Another year of Never Ending Pasta

…ke to gather in order to analyze the money-making, money-saving, or money-losing potential of this Pasta Pass. Finally, students create their own all you can eat pass for their favorite restaurant. The activity: all-you-can-eat-pasta2016.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. all-you-can-eat-pasta2016.docx all-you-can-eat-pasta2016-solution.pdf CCSS: MP.3, MP.4, 4.OA.3, 5.NBT.7, 7.SP.A.2, 7.RP.A.1, HSS.IC.B.4… 0, 5

# How should I cook my turkey?

…ke up to begin preparations? How long will the cooking take? How much will it cost? How many can I feed? Will there be enough mashed potatoes? I feel panic coming on! The activity: TurkeyDinner.pdf For members we have solutions and a Word docx to amend or enhance our plan. Turkey-dinner.docx Turkey-dinner-solution.pdf CCSS: Depending on what grade level you’re teaching & what you’re focusing on different standards can be addressed: 4.MD.1, 5.NBT.7, 4.MD.2, 6.RP.3, 6.NS.3, 7.NS.3 You could… 0, 4

# Cheap-otle?

…will donate up to one million dollars to the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation. Teachers, give your students time to ponder and discuss these questions: How realistic is it for Chipolte to sell one million dollars worth of \$3 burritos in one night? What more information would you like to have to decide if this is even possible? Student activity handout: Boorito_2015.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Boorito_2015.docx Boorito2015-solution.pdf CCSS: 5.NBT.7, 6.NS.3, 7.EE.3… 0, 4

# Big Burger

…us know about the videos from the History Channel. Consider starting the activity with these videos. CCSS: 5.NF.6, 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 6.NS.1 The activity: BigBurger2014.pdf Three teachers in Georgia created a version of this post that they felt was suitable for their 5th grade students. Many thanks to Jenise Sexton, Michael Wiernicki, and Graham Fletcher for sharing their adaptation with all of us. largest-hamburger-ever-5th.pdf also CCSS: 5.NBT.7 For members we have an editable Word doc… 0, 4

# How high can a gymnastic score be?

…first ever perfect Olympic routine in the 1976 Olympics. But the scoring has changed dramatically. Let your students begin to understand the new scoring while they come to grips with what is required now, what a high score is, how to calculate it and what to look for in the 2016 Women’s competition. The activty: perfect-10-2016.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. perfect-10-2016.docx perfect-10-2016-solution.pdf CCSS: 5.NBT.7, 6.EE.2, 6.NS.3 See more of the present… 0, 4