# Who had the greatest NBA season ever?

…many different ways might your students write the expression: Total Offensive Production = p + (2.1)a + (1.05)r + (1.05)b + (1.05)s + (-1.05)t This is also an excellent time to introduce formula use in Excel to 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 ,… 0, 9

# Longest NHL overtime games in history

…ins and Blackhawks game one of the Stanley Cup falls in this top ten list of longest hockey games ever played and if the ratio of game minutes to TV minutes holds up to our 1:2.5 estimate. Enjoy! Longest_NHL_Matches_Ever.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Longest_NHL_Matches_Ever.doc Longest_NHL_Matches_Ever-solutions.pdf CCSS: 3.MD.1, 4.MD.2, 5.MD.1, 6.RP.1, 6.RP.3, 6.EE.6, 6.EE.7, 6.SP.3, 7.RP.2, 7.RP.3… 0, 8

# Cost of light bulbs – updated!

…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 LightBulbs2016-solution.pdf Thanking… 0, 8

# Bits, bytes, and nibbles

…anding how large my device capacities are and how big the files that I want to download are in comparison. I decided to practice with the numbers a bit to try to get a better understanding. Perhaps you and your students need some practice with this as well? Try it out. Bits&Nibbles.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Bits&Nibbles.doc Bits&Nibbles-solutions.pdf CCSS: 5.NBT.2, 6.EE.1, 6.EE.2, 6.RP, 7.RP, 7.EE, 7.SP, 8.EE.1, HS.modeling, HSN.Q, HSS.CP.9… 0, 7

# Windchill

…wind chill numbers to estimate possible wind and temperature factors, and generally become familiar with this sort of interpolation and calculation. Also check out this windchill calculator, which you can use to quickly find the windchill for a given temperature and wind speed. The activity: WindChill.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. WindChill.docx WindChill-solution.pdf CCSS: 5.OA.3, 6.EE.1, 6.EE.2, 7.EE.3, 7.EE.4, 8.EE.7, HSA.REI.B.3, HSF.LE.A.1, HSF.LE.A.4, MP.4… 0, 7

# Do I have enough wrapping paper?

Clicking on this picture will show it larger in a new window. I have to wrap this box. In this problem based activity students first guess and then try to calculate whether they will have enough paper to wrap this present without taping pieces of wrapping paper together. Clicking on this image will show it larger in a new window. …with this wrapping paper …   Consider starting off the lesson showing the pictures of the box and of the wrapping paper. Ask kids if they think if one… 0, 3

# Deflategate

…The Mathematics Common Core Toolbox for the idea behind some of the elements of this activity. The activity: Deflategate.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. Deflated.docx Deflategate-solution.pdf CCSS:6.NS.5, 6.NS.6, 6.NS.7, 6.EE.5, 7.NS.1,HSA.CED.A.1, HSA.CED.A.3 Ss loved @yummymath deflated football assignment. I learned some things too! #talkingpoints #SuperBowlXLIX — Lori Barr (@LbarrBarr) January 31, 2015 Check out all current Yummymath lessons in one place… 0, 6

# Olympic Medal Table

…n lead your class through the discussion with this free movie. You will have to pause the movie between each slide until you are ready to continue the discussion. Or members can use our PowerPoint presentation below. OlympicStandings from YummyMath on Vimeo. For members we have a PowerPoint presentation of the above movie (The PowerPoint is easier to control) and solutions. OlympicStandings.pptx OlympicMedal-solutions.pdf The following CCSS can be addressed: 5.OA.1, 5.OA.2, 6.EE.2, 6.EE.6,… 0, 6

# Fantasy Football

…Youth Fantasy League: https://www.youthfantasyleague.com/ The activity: Fantasy_Football_2014.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and we’ve written solutions and some suggestions. Fantasy_Football_2014 FantasyFootball2014-solution.pdf CCSS: 6.EE.1, 6.EE.2, 7.NS.1, 7.NS.2, 7.EE.3, 7.EE.4, HSA.SSE.A.1, HSA.CED.A.4, HSA.CED.A.2, HSA.REI.B.3 If your class is unfamiliar with fantasy football you might consider showing this video that goes through the basics. Check out all current Yummymath… 0, 6

# NFL Math Activities

…ains and interceptions. They are then challenged to generalize an equation for that gives a player’s total fantasy points. Students solve equations as they try to find the number of passes, touchdowns, or interceptions that yield given point totals. 6.EE.1, 6.EE.2, 7.NS.1, 7.NS.2, 7.EE.3, 7.EE.4, HSA.SSE.A.1, HSA.CED.A.4, HSA.CED.A.2, HSA.REI.B.3 Deflate-gate The deflated ball controversy makes an interesting segue into negative number line understanding.6.NS.5, 6.NS.6, 6.NS.7, 6.EE.5,… 0, 35

# How much can my DVR record?

…f HD and SD recording time consider having students use this Two Variable Sum Chart to organize their thinking. The activity: DVR-capacity.pdf For members we have Word docs and solutions. DVR-capacity.docx DVR-sum-chart.xlsx DVR-capacity-solutions.pdf Actual Recording Time (Picture) Great opportunity for a discussion on why student answers might be different than the actual recording time! CCSS: 6.RP, 6.EE, 7.RP, 7.EE, 8.EE.7, 8.EE.8, HSA.CED.A.1, HSA.CED.A.2… 0, 6

# At least the days are getting longer

…erstand the variability in our year of daylight hours. The activity: Daylength2017.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx, solutions, and two Excel charts and graphs to show daylight change through just January and February and daylight changes throughout the year. Daylength2017.docx Daylength2017-solution.pdf daylength-Jan-Feb,2017.xlsx YearDaylength.xlsx CCSS: 4.MD, 5.MD, 6.RP, 6.EE, 6.SP, 7.RP, 7.EE, 7.SP… 0, 5

# Who’s going back to school?

…from these variations. Finally, they use their calculations to predict the number of enrolled students in their own state. A calculation of percent increase (or decrease) of earning power compared to education level is the final activity in this study. back-to-school2015.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. back-to-school2015.docx back-to-school2015-solutions.pdf CCSS: 6.EE, 6.RP.3, 6.SP, 7.EE, 7.RP.3, 7.SP… 0, 5

# World Cup rankings

…he 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, 5

# Who can play in this play area?

…and height restrictions for the play area. So who can play in this play area? What combinations of ages and heights are allowed? How can you clearly and concisely show or represent ages and heights that can can’t play in the play area. The activity: Who-can-play-here.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and teacher considerations with solutions. Who-can-play-here.docx Who-can-play-here-solution.pdf CCSS: 6.NS, 6.EE, 7.EE, 8.EE.8, HSA.REI.D.12, MP4, MP6 Click on image to see larger…. 0, 5