Triple Crown possibilities, 2015

…inute of horse racing, and 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

Someone ate my cake!

…models app from NCTM Illuminations can be a useful tech tool allowing kids to recreate the left over cake while the application gives students the corresponding fraction. The activity: Someone-ate-my-cake.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx document and solutions. Someone-ate-my-cake.docx Ate-my-cake-solution.pdf CCSS: 3.NF.1, 3.G.2, 4.NF.3, 4.NF.4, 4.MD.5, 4.MD.6, 5.NF.4… 0, 6

Delicious pumpkin pie

…consider this an opportunity to get into same system unit conversions, such as ounces to cups, or cups to pints, teaspoons to tablespoons, ect. Kids shouldn’t have to memorize formulas, but should know how to apply them. We have included unit conversions in the solutions. Student Activity Sheet: Yum-pie.pdf for members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Yum-pie.doc Yum-pie-solution.pdf CCSS: 4.MD.1, 4.NF.4, 5.MD.1, 5.NF.4, 5.NF.6, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3 Looking for more recipe math? Check… 0, 6

Father’s Day ideas

…ples of and fractions of a ¼ cup measuring cup (multiplication and division with unit fractions). fathers-day-muffins.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. fathers-day-muffins.doc fathers-day-muffins-solutions.pdf CCSS: 4.NF.4, 5.NF.7, 6.NS.1, 7.NS.2 Thank you Mother and Father for all of those diapers – Which is a better deal, cloth or disposable diapers? How much did you cost your parents in diapers? In the future how much could your kid’s diapers cost? Help students… 0, 4

What’s wrong with this picture?

…will show it larger in a new window. We’ve gotten used to believing what we read or see advertised. But sometimes the clerk doesn’t get the sales discount right or something seems a little off. Let students ponder this store menu and see if they can figure out what might just be a mistake. The activity: pizza.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. pizza.docx pizza-solution.pdf CCSS: 3.G, 4.NF.B, 5.NF, 5.NBT, 7.G Thanks to Steve Wyborney for the original idea for this… 0, 4

World Cup rankings

…ery-4-years World Cup. The team rankings are calculated in a pretty complex manner. How are the 32 teams selected? Students can explore the ranking formula and do their own calculations to rank teams. Does it all seem fair? The activity: Part-I-WorldCupRanking.pdf For members we have an editable docx and solutions. Part-I-WorldCupRanking.docx Part-I-WorldCupRanking-solution.pdf CCSS: 5.OA, 5.NBT, 5.NF.B, 6.NS.B, 6.EE, 6.SP, 7.EE, 8.F, 8.SP, HSA… 0, 4

Black Friday, football, and giving

…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, 4.NF.4, 5.MD.1, 5.NF.4, 5.NF.6, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3… 0, 19

Is 2017 prime?

…Every birthday I consider whether I’m in the prime of my life … like when I was 29 years old. Will this new year be a prime year? I hope so. Don’t use Google or Siri or whatever. Just see if you can figure this out and explain your reasoning. The activity: PrimeYear.pdf CCSS: 4.OA.B.4, 5.NF.B.5.a For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions with hints. PrimeYear.docx PrimeYear-solution.pdf… 0, 3

Flag Art

…tios for the official U.S. flag; decide how our artistic flags will be different from the official flag; make stars from regular pentagons, and finally create a flag design in honor of Memorial Day. The activity: Flags.pdf CCSS: 4.NBT, 4.NFB, 5.NBT, 5.NF.B, 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 7.RP.1, 7.RP.2, 7.G.1 Pentagon Cut-outs: SmallPentagons.pdf RegularPentagons.pdf VariousPentagons.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solution/teacher tips. Flags.docx Flags-solution-teacher-talk.pdf Or… 0, 3

Curiosity landed on Mars

…Keep your students up on what’s happening in space while analyzing Curiosity’s speed, the speed of a radio transmission from Mars, and the deceleration involved in a “sky crane” landing. Curiosity-lands-on-Mars.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Curiosity-lands-on-Mars.doc Curiosity-on-Mars-solutions.pdf CCSS: 5.MD, 5.NF, 6.RP.3, 6.NS.1, 7.RP… 0, 3

Father’s Day blueberry surprise

…Sunday is Father’s Day and there is still time to have a tiny fraction review in the guise of celebrating Father’s Day. This is a short activity that asks students to change the amounts in a blueberry muffin recipe to multiples of and fractions of a ¼ cup measuring cup (multiplication and division with unit fractions). fathers-day-muffins.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. fathers-day-muffins.doc fathers-day-muffins-solutions.pdf CCSS: 4.NF.4, 5.NF.7, 6.NS.1, 7.NS.2… 0, 3

Olympic schedule

…I found this graphic online that should help me figure out when to try to watch an Olympic event on any day. The chart seems a little confusing. Can your students help me figure it out? OlympicSchedule.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. OlympicSchedule.doc OlympicSchedule-solutions.pdf CCSS: 4.NF, 5.NF, 6.RP, 6.SP, 7.RP, 7.SP… 0, 3